The Golcar Baptist Forum met last Tuesday when Jenny Crompton, wife of the vicar of Golcar, spoke about the high school and clinic at Issenyi in Tanzania, which is linked to the Wakefield Diocese. Leader was Olga Whitehead and tea hosteses were Margaret Whitwam and Eve Watkins.
Sunday morning service at Golcar Baptist Church was conducted by the Rev Chris Thompson and organist was Chris Woodhead.
Slimming World will be holding meetings every Wednesday at Golcar Baptist Church (5.30-7pm), when representatives will give details on how to eat sensibly. All welcome.
The first Sunday of Trinity Family Communion service at St John’s Church was led by Canon Martyn Crompton, who also have the gospel reading from Matthew chapter five and was the preacher. Prayers of intercession were led by Jeremy Cuss and Ann Norton was the organist.
Golcar Providence Church Friendship Group held an open evening when Mabel Littlewood of the National Coal Mining Museum spoke about the life of a 1949 miner’s wife. A 1940s tea was served, comprising ‘drip-bread, Spam sandwiches and parkin.
Sunday morning worship at Golcar Providence Church was led by David Brook. Readers were Nancy Meadows and David England and Margaret Israel was the organist.
Both morning and evening services at Christ Church, Linthwaite on Sunday were led by the Rev Julian Perkins, who preached, prayed, celebrated Holy Communion and gave blessings. Lessons in the morning were given by David Osborne and Margaret McQuillan and organist was Rhona Jepson. In the evening, preacher was Ann Leigh, who also offered prayers. Lessons were read by the Rev Julian Perkins and Margaret McQuillan and organist was Derek Horne.
Rodney Pearson will be presenting a piano concert in church on Saturday June 7 at 7.30pm. Included in the £6 admission will be cheese and wine. All are welcome to attend on the evening and the event will be for church funds.
A recent market stall in Huddersfield Open Market – manned by church members – raised £155 for Christ Church funds.
Linthwaite Methodist Church Sports Club is holding a car treasure hunt on Sunday, with a staggered start from Sunday School (between 2pm and 2.30pm) and finishing at the home of Roger and Gina Fielding. Each car can have up to four people and cost is £6 per car.
Sunday morning service at the Methodist Church was led by the Rev Rob Hilton from Lindley and organist was Linda Nuttall.
Sung Eucharist at St Mark’s church on the First Sunday after Trinity was led by Parish Priest Rev Jim Hunt, assisted by David Verlander as server. Bible readings were by Margaret Haigh and Carol Hunt. The organist was Philip Turner. For his sermon Jim chose to talk about the time more than 10 years ago when he left his job in a bank to take up a career in theology and how, when wearing the ‘fish’ badge – associated with Christian faith – he was called upon to explain the significance of it. Jim continued by referring to the readings where the laws of Moses were very similar to present day laws of the land. Intercession prayers were prepared and presented by Margaret Haigh.
Sunday morning service at the United Church, Marsden was led by Mr J Francis Horton of Honley. The readers were Jean Broome and Barrie Biltcliffe and organist was Christine Gledhill.
Holy Communion service at St Bartholomew’s Church on Sunday was led by the Rev Geoff Clay and organist was Ian Greenhalgh. Reader was Dennis Brook and prayers were offered by Joyce Pogson. Sidesmen were Kevin and Pat Persell and coffee was served afterwards by Joan Gee, Mary Horne and Joan Ladbrook.
Sunday June 8 will be the last time the Rev Sue Pegg will lead morning worship at the United Church, Marsden before she leaves the district to take up a post at Market Weighton. This will be a special service, during which a presentation will be made to the Rev Sue, who has been in the Colne Valley for five years. Refreshments will be served and there will be an opportunity to thank her – and husband Mel – personally for all her hard work.
Marsden WI will be assisting with catering at a Fashion Show to be held on Saturday June 7 at 2.30pm in the parochial hall. The show will be in aid of Home Start and The Forget-Me-Not Trust and clothes will be supplied by Cuckoo’s Nest. Entrance is £3.50.
The Visitor Centre at Tunnel End, is organising K9s on Canals – with The Blue Cross and Kirklees dog wardens – the centre’s ‘alternative’ dog show and sponsored dog walk tomorrow, Sunday (from 10.30am to 4pm). Registration for the dog classes is at 10.30am. Visitors are invited to go along and parade their pet in the Sunday fun event to celebrate everything canine! Kirklees dog wardens will be on hand to provide dog chipping and advice along with a host of stalls and features for your four legged friend. Entry to classes is £1.
Sponsored walk forms (one, three and seven mile options) along the Huddersfield Narrow Canal – are available from Standedge, Marsden Information Centre, or email: email@example.com.
The visitor centre staff are urging mums and children to give their dad a treat one Father’s Day (Sunday June 15) and take him on the boat trip into the Standedge Tunnel, Britain’s longest deepest and darkest.
On Sunday July 13 there will be a Roses & Castles Workshop at the Standedge centre where budding artists can learn to paint in a special one day workshop with professional, Phil Speight. The cost is £50 and pre-booking is required. Call Simon Henry on 0113-281-6822.
Mr P Rose of Milnsbridge spoke on Isaiah chapter 11 at Milnsbridge Christadelphians’ Midweek Bible Class. On Sunday evening, speaker was Mr M Smith from Birmingham, whose subject was God’s Plan For A Bright New Future.
Last Sunday’s service at Milnsbridge Baptist Church was taken by the Rev Mike Roberts. Communion was taken and the sermon was from Jeremiah chapter 29. The music was led by Heather Boulby. All the regular children’s activities will commence next week – Little Fishes for mothers and babies and Smarties for the older children. Next Sunday’s service will be a family service and all are welcome to attend, starting at 10.30am.
Brenda Richardson and Yvonne Armitage were callers for bingo at this week’s meeting of Milnsbridge Over Sixties. Raffle prizes were won by Joan Hirst, Margaret Dransfield and Dorothy Haley.
A Drop In Lunch was held at Parkwood Methodist Church on Wednesday when then menu was farmhouse pie and mixed vegetables, trifle, cherry pie, syrup sponge, cheese and biscuits, strawberry cheesecake and tea or coffee. It was organised by Freda Lloyd, assisted by ladies of the church. Proceeds were donated to Christian Aid.
Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning when preacher was Deacon Jill Atkinson-Heck. Reader was Joe Lloyd and organist Kenneth Rothery. Coffee was served afterwards by Enid Coulson and Muriel Ferrari.
A street envelope collection, organist was Parkwood Methodist Church for Christian Aid Week, raised a total of £160.
The Methodist Women’s Fellowship met on Tuesday with Betty Robshaw in the chair. A poem by Helen Steiner Rice was read by Pauline Gee. The speaker was the Rev Michael Smith from Marsden.You Are Never Too Old was the subject of his talk and he told of nine people in the bible who started their work at 80 years plus. Refreshments were served by the tea rota ladies.
The Methodist Ecumenical Service was held at Holy Family Church, Slaithwaite, led by Father Barry Farmer. Mary Castell gave two bible readings and members of the congregation assisted in the service by reading prayers on the Holy Spirit. Coffee and biscuits were served by the Catholic Ladies.
On Friday evening Methodist Church members and friends enjoyed a film evening when Mel Pegg showed St Trinians.
A coffee morning with plants, cakes and bric-a-brac stalls took place in the Methodist schoolroom on Saturday morning. The event attracted great interest and raised £425 for church repairs. The morning had been arranged by Barbara Svensgaard and Wendy Blackburn.
Sunday worship at the Methodist Church was led by the Rev Sue Pegg on John Wesley Day. Ruth and Brian Rutter were made members of the church and were welcomed by Gordon Ellis. A reading from Acts was given by Marjorie Crowther. The service included Holy Communion and the organist was Wendy Redfearn.
Parish Communion on Sunday at St James’ Church was led by the Rev Robin Townsend, assisted by lay reader Jeanette Seed and Raymond Denton, churchwarden. The lesson was read by Simon Parkinson and the address was given by the Rev Robin. Organist was Alvi Whitehead.
Members of Slaithwaite Mothers’ Union spent a weekend with others from the Wakefield Diocese at Parvevall Hall, near Appletreewick in the Yorkshire Dales. The theme was Time For Reflection and the leader was the Rev George Nairn-Briggs. This event is always well supported and is held in beautiful surroundings, with wonderful food and fellowship.