Providence Methodist Church’s harvest festival on Sunday was led by Raymond Brook, who was welcomed by Janice Swallow. Readings were by Gwen Iredale from Matthew Chapter 14, verses 14 - 21. Mr Brook's theme was Harvest - Olympic Flag. A sketch was performed by Ian Day and Mrs Swallow. Margaret Israel was the organist.


The Methodist Church Thursday Fellowship were encouraged to make their own Remembrance Day poppy, following a talk by Lee Griffiths about the work of the Poppy Factory in Richmond, Surrey. He was thanked by Chairlady Margaret Moriarty. Jenny Baxter played the piano and refreshments were provided by Molly Shepherd and Pat Morrison. The speaker in two weeks time will be the Rev Jo Archer-Siddall on The Madness of Ministry.

The secretary invited members to attend a Methodist Women in Britain Huddersfield Circuit Service at Dalton St Paul’s Methodist Church tomorrow (Wednesday) at 2pm to dedicate the money collected in ‘thank-you’ bags.

Rev Jo Archer-Siddall led worship at the Methodist Church which included Holy Communion. Her sermon was based on readings from Psalm 71:20, John 11:33, Acts 3:21 and from John 11:35 “Jesus Wept,” which was read by Ian Baxter. The church celebrates its Harvest at 9.30am when worship will be led by Steve Bagshaw. All welcome.


Wendy Blackburn of Slaithwaite led a service of thanksgiving at morning worship at the United Church on Sunday morning. There were bible readings by Kathleen Jackson and Rex Bamforth, Marjorie Boothroyd was the organist. Refreshments were served by Joyce Clapperton and Margaret Kenyon.

On Saturday in connection with Marsden Jazz Festival there will be a table top sale, 9.30am-1pm at the United Church. Refreshments will be served all day and in the afternoon there will be concerts by Calderdale Big Band. On Sunday morning at 10.30am the annual Jazz Service will feature Winston’s Pennine Jazz Band.


Milnsbridge Christadelphians Sister’s class met on Tuesday, led by Pat Charlesworth, with Debbie Lawrence from Doncaster guest speaker. Her subject was “ Be ye transformed” based on Romans, chapter 12.. The next class will be held on October 16 at 7.30pm. At Wednesday Bible class James Walker led discussions.

Sunday services were led by Kevin Waterhouse, with Devon Walker giving the exhortation. There was a church tea before the evening meeting, which consisted of a talk on “Antichrist- Christianity’s final deception” by Pete Barrett.

Meetings for the week are a talk by David McEvoy on Rejoicing in the Lord based on Philippians 4 at 7.30pm on Wednesday; a Sunday evening talk at 6pm – A laymans view of creation. There will also be a talk- Looking to Israel for the return of Christ at Huddersfield University (room HWG/03) on Saturday October 20 at 11am and 1pm.


A drop in lunch was held at the Methodist Church on Wednesday organised by Sheila Swain and Robin Whittam, assisted by ladies of the church. A line dance and supper was held on Saturday evening, organised by Sheila Armitage and friends which raised £123 for church funds.

Guest preacher on Sunday was Rev Deborah Hopkinson, bible reader Gareth Beaumont, also assisting with communion. Stewards Renee Wyatt and Audrey Holdsworth, organist Kenneth Rothery, coffee was served after the service by Margaret Noble and family.


St James Parish Church Mothers Union enjoyed a ploughman’s lunch before their meeting. The speaker was Rev Mildred Barraclough, and members decorated candle holders later lighting them during the short service. Memories of life long member May Cowgill were recalled .

The Good Companions held a bring and buy sale in aid of the Leprosy Mission and then a hilarious game of bingo was led by Maureen Weaving.

St James Parish Church Harvest was led by Rev Robin Townend, assisted by Hannah Parkinson. Harvest gifts were brought forward. A harvest quiz followed. The address by Rev Robin was about a spiritual harvest and he led the prayers. The harvest goods are for the Welcome Centre in Huddersfield. Organist was Granville Brook. After coffee a short service of holy communion was celebrated and members enjoyed lunch at the Wharf Side Hotel.

The Methodist Wesley Guild got off to a rousing start. Sandra Dalton was in the chair and led prayers. She introduced the Ramblers who sang folk, skittle and George Formby songs.

Harvest Festival was celebrated at the Methodist Church on Sunday morning and led by Mr Richard Hoyle of Salendine Nook who opened with verses from Psalm, 67, the Bible readings from John by Bessie Whitwam, from Galatians by Betty Robshaw and from Leviticus by Richard who sermon was based on thanksgiving and praise but that there must be order in all things. Gifts of food were taken to Huddersfield Mission and monetary gifts to CART. Coffee was served by the ladies after the service and the organist was Wendy Redfearn.