Canon Martyn Crompton welcomed the congregation and led the Family Communion service at St John’s Church. Roger Hanson gave the reading from Matthew, chapter 13, on which Canon Martyn based his talk. During the service, Canon Martyn baptised Albert Judd Chaplin Newby. Anne Crosland led prayers and Ann Norton was the organist. Sunday Club took part in the service, but now have a summer break in activities until September 7.
Golcar Baptist Church Forum Garden Party and Gift Day on Tuesday July 23 proved a success, even though it had to be held indoors due to the weather. There was a bring-and-buy stall as well as quizzes and poetry readings, followed by afternoon teas, and £180 was raised.
Sunday morning service at Golcar Baptist Church was led by the Rev Chris Thompson and organist was Calinda Stockhill.
Golcar residents will be able to take the first steps to health with new regular monthly walks around Golcar, starting from Golcar Library. Walks will be held on the third Friday of each month and the first is on August 15 from 10.30am-11.30am.
The Golcar Providence Church House Group held the second of three meetings to discuss Sin and Forgiveness under the leadership of the Rev Pam Ward.
Sunday morning worship at Golcar Providence Church was led by the Rev Colin Vere. Lessons were read by Nancy Meadows and Norma Walker and Chris Pearson was the organist.
There will be Table Top Olympics at Golcar Library, Town End on Friday August 15 (10.30am). Various games – old and new – will be played. Ring 222138 for more details.
Golcar Band will perform in Marsden Park, Manchester Road on Sunday August 31 (1-4pm) as part of Kirklees’ Summer Brass 2008 season. Admission is free.
David James Hepworth and Anna Elizabeth Tweed were married at St John’s on Saturday lunchtime, the service conducted by the Rev Canon Martyn Crompton. Best man was Andrew Smith and bridesmaids Sarah Jackson – who gave a reading – Emma Sheehy, Rachael Needham and Jenna Heinz. Organist was Ann Norton and music, before and during the service, was played by young violinists Katrina Lee and Elizabeth Poole, who are students at Salendine Nook High School. A reception afterwards was held at Holdsworth House, Halifax.
Sunday morning service at Linthwaite Methodist Church was led by Alan Jones and readers were Hilary Baxter and Peggy MacKay. Organist was Linda Nuttall. Welcomers in the vestibule were Doreen and Jim Liversidge. Apologies to Dr Richard Vautrey, who has been elected vice-president designate of the national Methodist Conference – the highest achievable office in the Methodist hierarchy for a lay person. His name appeared incorrectly in this column last week. Tomorrow (Sunday’s) service at 10.30am will be an own arrangement, with various church members taking part.
Morning service at Christ Church was led by the Rev Julian Perkins, who celebrated Holy Communion and gave a blessing. Lessons were read by Sheila Bottomley and Margaret McQuillan. Prayers were offered by the Rev Jenni Honeyman and organist was Derek Horne.
Evening service was also led by the Rev Julian Perkins, who also gave a blessing. Lessons were read by Margaret McQuillan and the Rev Jenni Honeyman, who also preached and prayed. Organist was Rhona Jepson.
Morning worship at the United Church, Marsden was led by Stuart Rudd, welcomers were Mrs Joyce and Mr Joe Clapperton and flowers were the gift of Mrs M Horn. Christine Gledhill was the organist and Jean Broome was the reader.
United Church, Marsden Craft Fair will be held on Saturday September 13 from 10am to 3pm. There will be a range of craft stalls and the church is hoping volunteers will come forward to help. Morning coffee, cooked lunches and afternoon teas will be available and prizes are needed for a tombola. Church members are busy preparing items for the church cake stall and a produce stall which will feature jams, marmalade, pickles and other preserves. Prizes are also needed for a raffle, the first of which will be drawn at 11am and then every hour until 2pm.
Hannah Moorhouse cycled 100 miles on the weekend of July 5 and 6 in heavy rain, camped out and raised more than £240 for the United Church, Marsden Scout Group.
A banner, created by lay reader Joan Biggs and presented to Rev Sue Pegg at her last United Service, now has pride of place in the worship area of the United Church
A business meeting replaced Milnsbridge Christadelphians’ usual Midweek Bible Class. On Sunday evening, Mr P Bamford from Birmingham posed the question: Have We To Fear A Devil?
Brenda Richardson and Yvonne Armitage were callers for bingo at this week’s meeting of Milnsbridge Over 60s. Birthday greetings went to Joan Hoyle and raffle prizes were won by Peggy Atkinson, Hilda Gaunt and Barbara Smith.
A Garden Party with stalls and a raffle was held at the home of Joe and Freda Lloyd on Saturday. The event raised £200, to be shared between Parkwood Methodist Church and Huddersfield Royal Infirmary’s urology and cardiology departments.
Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to a Leaders’ Service on Sunday morning at Parkwood Methodist Church. Leaders were Sandra McSweeney and Freda Lloyd and organist was Kenneth Rothery. Coffee was servd after the service by Christine Johnson and Audrey Holdsworth.
At the Rev Sue Pegg’s last service at the Methodist Church, Slaithwaite, she received Mrs Bessie Whitwam and Mrs Ann Walker into membership. They were welcomed by Muriel Morrison and Gordon Ellis. The service included Holy Communion and was followed Faith Lunch. The organist was Margaret Stevenson.
Sunday worship this week was led by Mr Ieuan Jones of Mount. The service included readings by Dawn Dyson from 1 Kings and Jacqueline Mitchell from Matthew. Shirley Scott was the organist.
The Methodist Bible Study group met on Monday evening and continued discussions on ‘Sharing our faith and shaping our church’. For the fourth session, ‘Am I getting warmer?’ the text was taken from 1 Corinthians.
At St James’ Church, Slaithwaite, a communion service was led by the Rev Robin Townsend. He was assisted by Jeanette Seed, the lay reader. The lesson was read by Peter Gilbert and a talk was given by church member Simon Parkinson with a theme of promises. Prayers were by Dorothy Gledhill. The pianist was Hiroko Townend and the organist was Alvi Whitehead. Music was by the music group.
Slaithwaite Band will entertain in Greenhead Park, Huddersfield on Saturday August 16 between 1 and 4pm as part of the Kirklees Summer Brass 2008 series.
The second Valley Brewery Walk – a summer walk between the valley’s micro-breweries – will start at noon from Slaithwaite’s Empire Brewery on Saturday August 16. The walk, which costs £10 also includes a tour of the brewery at Golcar’s Rose and Crown and the price includes lunch.