A united service due to take place in the recreation ground was transferred to the Methodist Church because of the state of the field. The service was taken by the Rev Tim Moore, His wife Mrs Hazel Moore talked about the work of Hope UK which helps drug addicts. Offerings were given for Hope UK. Mr Noel Clark was the organist and refreshments were served afterwards.


The Rev Nick Heaton chaired a meeting of the parochial church council at St David’s Church. Midweek Holy Communion was conducted by the Rev Geoff Bamford. Lessons were read by Ian Gold. The Monkey Business group, the free lunch and the over 60s club were also held.

Members of St David’s Church attended the team annual meeting at Choppards, which was chaired by the Rev Sean Robertshaw. Friday evening prayers were led by Carolyn Burley.

Parish eucharist at St David’s Church was led by the Rev Geoff Bamford, Lessons were read by Peggy Whiteley and Ian Gold. Mr Gold also led intercessions. The chalice was administered by Dorothy Parker and the organist was Jean Chadwick.


John Whiteley was the speaker at a meeting of the Probus Club. Introduced by chairman Alec Wallace, Mr Whiteley gave an interesting and informed account of a visit to Tibet illustrated by some excellent slides. The journey to the capital Lhasa went via the Himalayas from Nepal and Mount Everest including some spectacular scenery. Bill Sewell proposed the vote of thanks.

Bowling co-ordinator Michael Wood reported to the Probus Club on a heavy defeat in the team’s annual visit to Wombwell Probus Club. The return leg will be played in August.

Members and wives from Probus enjoyed their annual outing to Port Sunlight, Despite the weather, the party had a conducted coach tour of the town and visits to the museum and art gallery. The trip was organised by social secretary Neil Tinker.

As part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations St Mary’s Church held a flower festival from Friday evening to Sunday with displays by Pennine Borders Flower Club, St Mary’s Flower Group and Gert’s Florist of Honley. On Friday evening an event with wine and canapés was accompanied by Honley Saxophone Group. On Sunday, a street market was held in Church Street while a jubilee concert by Honley Brass Band was held in the evening.

On Sunday, a celebration service was led by Dean Henry Stapleton, Guest Major Sui Cheung, deputy Lord Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, read a lesson and the Ven Dr Anne Dawtry, Archdeacon of Halifax preached the sermon. Cynthia Hepper also read a lesson and intercessions were led by Cliff Green. The organist was Vernon Briggs.


The early morning prayer breakfast on Tuesday was held at the Dawsons’ home. On Friday evening, members of St John’s Church attended the Upper Holme Valley team ministry annual meeting at Choppards. Holy communion on Thursday was led by the Rev Di Ellerton who was also the celebrant. Lunch was served in the meeting room afterwards.

On Sunday, the Rev Roger Pullen led the service of The Word Worship. Readers were Les Hopkins and Tim Cock. Val Shuttlewofrth led prayers and John Orton was the organist. Refreshments were served by Ruth Schorah.


Morning worship at the Methodist Church was led by Brian Williams. The organist was Sue Ogden and Refreshments were served afterwards.