Mr Trevor Jones led worship on Sunday morning at the Methodist Church. During the afternoon, a service was held at Lindley Methodist Church to welcome the Holmfirth circuit into the Huddersfield circuit.
Mattins on Wednesday at St David’s Church was led by Ian Gold.
In the afternoon, children’s activities were held. Crafts were organised by John Cullen, Judith Roberts, Les and Jean Chadwick and Kathryn Kingdom. Games were organised by Elizabeth Bounds and food was prepared by Margaret Cullen, Anne Macdonald, Peggy Whiteley and David Plumstead.
The Worship Together service on Sunday at St David’s Church was led by Roger Pullen. The lesson was read by Jean Chadwick and intercessions were led by Carolyn Burley. The music group was led by Eddie Purcell.
Holmfirth Methodist Church had a very successful Petticoat Lane Sale on Bank Holiday Monday, raising much-needed funds for the building work, which has now been wonderfully completed.
Sunday morning was an all-age family service with the theme of not exalting ourselves. Through a game of musical chairs, drama, brainstorming, music and prayers the congregation came to understand ways in which they make themselves look more important than others, whilst making them feel small and unimportant. Barbara Rochester and her team lead the service. Barbara also reminded us to avoid the mistakes made by Old Testament folk who even exalted themselves above God by thinking/behaving as though they didn’t need Him. The lesson ended with the message that we should humble ourselves and remember that we are all special to God.
On Sunday September 1 the Methodist congregation were welcomed by the door stewards Phillip and Barbara Horn and the organist was Carole Quarmby. Granville Dews led the service and the Bible readings were Exodus 32 verses 7-14 and Luke, 15 verses 1-10 from Andrew Cannon. Coffee was served after the service by Sylvia and John Parker and Rebecca Haigh.
The Tuesday morning prayer breakfast was held at the Dawsons’ home. Holy communion on Thursday at St John’s Church was led by Dean Henry Stapleton, who was also the celebrant. Lunch followed in the meeting room.
Early communion on Sunday at St John’s Church was conducted by the Rev Di Ellerton, who also led the all-age family service. Music was provided by the Drummond family and refreshments were served afterwards by Liz Stead.
The Methodist service on Sunday August 25 was led by Mrs Janet Blackshaw and readings were read by Mrs Elaine Hale and Mr Robert Bray. In her talk Janet spoke about having faith and how use use the faith we have.
On Sunday September 1 the service was led by Mr Roy Horn, who read from Mark. In his sermon he talked of the things that are going well with the church and said we should look to the positive that all though we are not always high in numbers the congregation we have is faithful and that is more important. Coffee followed the service to Celebrate a diamond wedding anniversary. The organist at both services was Peter Coldwell.