The Rev Charlotte Mortimer led worship at the Methodist Church and also administered the sacrament. Lessons were read by Mrs Granville Dews and Mrs Eileen Littlewood. The organist was Mr Michael Brown.

Parish communion at St George’s Church was celebrated by the Ven Anne Dawtry, the newly appointed archdeacon of Halifax. Rosalind Watt read the lesson and Elizabeth Mosley was the server. Dean Henry Stapleton was the preacher and spoke about each individual calling. The organist was Verena Wood.

The young people of AD took part in a sports evening in the village hall organised by Val Tupling and Colin Drake.


At Holy Trinity Church on Sunday morning, the Rev Keith Griffin celebrated parish Eucharist. The reader was church treasurer Graham Latham, prayers were led by Louise Vigor and the organist was Jane Robertson. Sunday School was led by Chris Fletcher. Refreshments were served after the service by Mary Kenworthy and Joan Warrender.

On Tuesday evening, members of Hepworth Ladies’ Group met in the church meeting room for a Burns Supper, which was followed by their annual meeting.


Holmbridge Women’s Institute met in the parish hall.

Holy communion on Wednesday at St David’s Church was led by the Rev Geoff Bamford. Lessons were read by Ian Gold. The service was followed by the meetings of the Monkey Business group and the free lunch and over 60s club. The Rev Geoff Bamforth led Friday evening prayers.

Early communion on Sunday was conducted by the Rev Nick Heaton, who also led parish Eucharist. The lesson was read by Susan Barber and intercessions were led by Carolyn Burley. Ian Gold administered the chalice and the organist was Jean Chadwick.


Holy Communion was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church at 10.30am by the Rev Keith Griffin on the second Sunday of Epiphany. Carlton Tinsdeall read the lesson from the Revelation of St John and also assisted with the chalice. Roger Pullen led the intercessions and the sidesmen were Mike and Linda Smithers. The organist was Noel Clarke. After the service, coffee was served by Joyce Knight and Sue Styring. There is still time to get your ticket for the Sound of Music singalong in church on Saturday January 28, £4 for adults £2 for children under 16. Come along in costume – a prize for the best one – and enjoy a fun afternoon.


The Ven Anne Dawtry, the new archdeacon of Halifax, celebrated family communion at St Mary’s Church. Diana Kaye read the lesson and Clive Waind led intercessions. The organist was Vernon Briggs.


The congregation were welcomed to last Sunday’s service at Scholes Methodist Church by the two door stewards Margaret Hill and June Trott. Christine Lockwood played the organ and the notices were read by Jane Cannon . Marina Woodhead led worship and her theme for the sermon was centred around the readings of 1st Samuel chapter 3 verses 1-10 and John chapter 1 verses 43-50, read by Wilf Battye. Coffee and biscuits were served by Margaret Hill, June Trott and Cynthia Osborne. Last Tuesday the Community Coffee morning was held in the church with the Year 6 pupils from Scholes Junior and Infant School serving coffee and the superstars choir entertaining with songs.


The Tuesday morning prayer breakfast was held at the home of the Dawsons.

Midweek communion at St John’s Church was led by the Rev John Barnes, who was also celebrant. Lunch followed in the meeting room.

Family communion at St John’s Church was conducted by the Rev Di Ellerton, who preached the sermon and was celebrant. The readers were Karen Beattie and David Steele. Les Walton led prayers and Sue Dawson assisted with the chalice. Adam Greenhalgh was the organist. Refreshments were served afterwards by Carol Brown.


Last Sunday Layreader Hester Deacon led a service of morning worship at St Mary’s. She spoke about God’s call to Samuel and Jesus’s call to Philip and Nathaniel. Clive Pearson played the organ and Hilary Livingstone read the lessons.

At Wilshaw Village Institute in December members enjoyed a lunch at Meltham Golf Club and in January the AGM was held at Wilshaw Village Hall. This was our last meeting as it was decided to close the Institute due to falling numbers. However as one door closes another opens and it was decided to form a luncheon Club. We are now the Ladies Who Lunch and are looking forward to our first meal together.


Morning worship at the Methodist Church was led by Michael Tolson when the organist was Nigel Morris. Refreshment followed the service.