Parish communion at St George's Church was celebrated by the Rev Jenny Barnes, who gave a ‘Horrible Histories’ version of the death of John the Baptist. Rosalind Watt read the lesson and Roger Kenworthy was the server. The organist was Verena Wood.

Mrs Kath Beetlestone led worship at the Methodist Church. The reader was Mr Granville Dews and organist Mr Michael Brown.

Brockholes Women’s Institute met last Thursday at 7.30pm in the Methodist Church parlour, when the speaker was David McDonald, who talked about Service on the Royal Yacht Britannia, illustrated with slides. Royal yachtsman David a Huddersfield man, was a Radio Operator on the Britannia in the sixties and spoke of all the wonderful voyages around the world, visiting lots of countries and people when Her Majesty the Queen was on tour. He covered the history and special customs on board the Britannia, the uniform and behaviour of the crew, also how the Britannia was an ambassador for British business promoting trade and industry around the globe, and that he is still associated with the vessel and its former crew. Edith Johnston thanked the speaker and said how much everyone had enjoyed his talk and the unusual, interesting and amusing things about life on board Britannia. Zita Crossley won this month’s competition for a royal souvenir.


A service of thanksgiving, celebrating the life of Ian ‘Wardy’ Ward was held in Holy Trinity Church on Saturday afternoon. The service was conducted by the Rev Keith Griffin and family and friends gave their own special memories of Ian who died unexpectedly at the age of 50. A Proms-type Concert with Hepworth Band was held in the Recreation Ground on Saturday evening. The programme of music to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee was conducted by guest musical director Russell Gray, culminating with Pomp and Circumstance March No 1. Promenaders got into the mood of the evening with flag waving and singing. The Rev Keith Griffin celebrated parish Eucharist at Holy Trinity Church on Sunday morning. The reader was the Rev Canon Chris Bullimore and prayers were led by church warden, John Bullimore. The organist was Jane Robertson. There was the last session of Sunday School until September and the vicar wished all the children happy holidays. Refreshments were served after the service by Stella and Richard Southam.


The Rev Nick Heaton led midweek Holy Communion at St David’s Church. Meetings of the Monkey Business, free lunch and Over 60s Club were also held. Friday evening prayers were led by the Rev Geoff Bamford.

Early communion at St David's Church was led by the Rev Geoff Bamford. The Rev Nick Heaton conducted parish Eucharist when lessons were read by Sandy Wise and Judi Bamford. Intercessions were led by Carolyn Burley and the chalice was administered by Ian Gold. The organist was Eddie Purcell.


Family communion at St Mary's Church, Honley, was led by the Rev Jenny Barnes. Margaret Wainwright read the lesson and intercessions were led by Angeline Baker. The organist was Jean Cheeseman.


All Age Sunday morning worship at Scholes Methodist Church on July 15 was led by Rev Tim Moore and included the baptism of Stanley David Hall. Amy Booth presented a candle to the parents of the baptised baby. Worshippers were welcomed by Barbara and Phillip Horn and Julia Noble played the organ. Margaret Thompson read from John 10 v 11 -15. The children worked on some activities to illustrate the ‘I am’ sayings. Refreshments were served by John and Sylvia Parker and Rebecca Haigh.


The Tuesday morning prayer breakfast was held at the home of the Dawsons. Holy Communion on Thursday at St John's Church, Upperthong, was conducted by the Rev Nick Heaton. A faith lunch followed in the meeting room.

Last Friday evening, members of St John’s Church presented the play Talking Heads by Alan Bennett at Upperthong village hall. A light supper was served at the event, which raised more than £600 for church funds.

Family communion on Sunday at St John's Church was led by the Rev Di Ellerton, who preached the sermon and was celebrant. The readers were Hilary Broadbent and Graham Dawson. Ray Thompson gave prayers and assisted with the chalice. The organist was Peter Travis. Refreshments were served afterwards by Carol Brown.


Morning worship at Wooldale Methodist Church was led by the Rev Richard Thompson. Worshippers were joined by members of Lane Bottom. The organist was Sue Ogden and refreshments were served.