Crosland Moor Mothers’ Union celebrated Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel of St. Barnabas’ Church when celebrant was the Rev Canon Stephen Henry, assisted by server Andrea Rattigan and Bible readings were by Margaret Sigsworth. The monthly meeting was held in the parish hall, chaired by the Branch leader Valerie Donoghue. Long service certificates were presented to Barbara France (50 years) and Brenda Whittaker (40 years). Members were entertained by member Andrea Rattigan, who spoke about her stamp collection. Thanks were proposed by Brenda Whittaker and hostesses were Margaret Morelli and Dorothy Nixon. Caroline Hodgson, correspondent for the Wakefield Diocese’s Awake took photos to accompany her article on the 'Teddies for Tragedies'.


A coffee morning on Friday at St John’s raised £200 for the Children’s Society.

The Rev Canon Martyn Crompton was celebrant for Parish Communion at St John’s . The theme was “Being a Disciple” on which Rev Harry Gwynnett based his address. A reading was given by Anne Crossland and Ann Norton was organist. A taize service was led by Kathryn Sykes and Ann Norton was pianist.

Mrs J Swallow welcomed the congregation to Providence Methodist Church and Mr P McSweeney led worship on "The voice, I am the vine". Mrs Swallow and Mr I Day read lessons and Mrs M Israel was organist. Sunday School Anniversary is on Sunday at 10.30am.


Rev Jo Archer-Siddall led morning worship and celebrated Holy Communion at the Methodist Church. Rev Jo, in the first of a three services based on ‘Kingdom principles,’ took her text from Matthew – “A Warning Against Hypocrisy”– which was read by Lesley Baxter. Organist was Margaret Moriarty and Mairi MacKay operated the AV equipment. Ed Archer-Siddall led closing prayers and benediction. Sunday’s service at 9.30am will be the 199th Sunday School Anniversary. Scholars will tell the story of ‘Jonah the Moaner.’ Brunch will be served..


Worship at the United Church was led by the Rev Tom Bradley, whose theme was baptism. This followed the baptism of his granddaughter, Gabriella, daughter of Rachel and Robert Lukoczki. Marjorie Boothroyd was the organist and refreshments were served by Joyce Clapperton and Edward Sheldrake.


At Milnsbridge Christadelphians the Sister’s class on Tuesday evening was led by Sandra Moulson and organist was Susan Hackett. Women Of Diversity was the subject presented by Karen Pickles from Bradford. The bible introductory reading was from Corinthians and the study looked at Lydia the seller of purple, and the widow who gave two mites. At the Bible class Andrew Brown from Halifax Salterhebble gave a talk on Waiting. David McEvoy led the services and Sunday services. Speaker was Peter Egginton from Redcar who gave a presentation on “The signs of the times.” There was also a church tea. Next Sunday , the subject for the evening lecture at 6pm is “ Bible teaching on the Holy spirit.”


A drop-in lunch held at the Methodist Church was organised by Sheila Swain and Robin Whitham. An away day was held on Saturday at Newsome South Methodist Church, organised by Rev Pamela Ward and Naomi Sharp.

Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation on Sunday morning. Preacher was Rev Pamela Ward, Bible reader Ann Ivy, pianist Kenneth Rothery, stewards Reene Wyatt and Audrey Holdsworth. Coffee was served by Freda Lloyd.


The WI and husbands went ten pin bowling on Wednesday evening followed by supper – organised by Sheila Dyson.

Rev Jo Archer-Siddall led Sunday morning worship at the Methodist Church. Gordon Ellis read from Matthew – The Seven Woes – and Rev Jo’s sermon was based on What Really Matters. The service included Holy Communion and organist was Roger Mitchell.

St James’ MU held a service led by branch leader Patricia Parkinson. Speaker was Granville Brook on his life in music.

Margaret Edgar spoke about a trip to South Africa at the Good Companions. She was introduced by Patricia Parkinson., Tribute was paid to Irene Fleming, an honorary member who died a few days ago.