The Rev Laura Hardy led worship at the Methodist Church when the readers were Paul and Janet Grant. Mrs Eileen Littlewood was the pianist.

Parish communion at St George’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes, who spoke of the Kingdom of God as a triumph of good over evil. During the service, he baptised Marianne Nasey. Sue Clay read the lesson and Elizabeth Mosley was the server. Verena Wood was the organist.


On Saturday morning, ladies from Hepworth Church ran a stall outside Holmfirth Parish Church, selling cakes and bric-a-brac to raise money for church funds. In the afternoon, at Hepworth Church, the Rev Val Clarke officiated at the wedding of Penelope Cavendish-Kilby and Richard Hallam.

Parish Eucharist at Hepworth Church on Sunday morning was celebrated by the Rev Nick Heaton. The reader was Lorraine Pollitt, prayers were led by Cheryl Roberts and the guest organist was Noel Clarke. During the reading of the notices, the congregation were reminded that this coming Sunday (July 31) with only an 8am Communion Service at Hepworth Church, they are invited to attend the service at New Mill Church beginning at 10am.

The Mothers Union held their monthly meeting on Tuesday when the guest speaker was Mrs Monica Dodds, the Diocesan MU President.


Midweek Holy Communion at St David’s Church was led by the Rev Nick Heaton. It was followed by the free lunch and over 60s club. Tumble Tots also met. Friday evening prayers were led by Carolyn Burley.

The Sunday morning service at St David’s Church was conducted by Roger Pullen. Lessons were read by Sally Darley and Barrie Swift. The crèche and junior church were led by Joyce Smith, Judith Roberts, Ben and Helen Cooper, Matthew Norton and Glynnis Askew. The organist was Chris Cooke.


The fifth Sunday after Trinity was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church with Holy Communion at 10.30am, led by Rev Val Clarke, who alsoŠ baptised Gray Bower during the service. The organist was Noel Clarke,ŠRichard Sheard read the Gospel and Brian Shaw led the intercessions. Alan and Vicki Winpenny were the sidesmen, Carlton Tinsdeall assisted with the chalice and after the service, Richard and Elizabeth Sheard served coffee in the Gallery Room.


Chairman Maurice Harper introduced Ivor Davies as speaker at a meeting of the Probus Club in the community centre. A former employee of Firth Carpets in Brighouse, Mr Davies was responsible for rescuing the board of remembrance listing those employees who died in World War One when the firm closed. His talk gave details of five individuals who had volunteered for service and later died at various times between 1914 and 1918. Roy Hobson proposed the vote of thanks.

Parish Eucharist at St Mary’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes. Pauline Adams read the lesson and Jean and Leslie Chadwick led intercessions. The organist was Jean Chadwick.


The Scholes Methodist Church congregation were welcomed at the door by Geraldine Hartley and Christine Haigh last Sunday.The service was conducted by the Rev Charlotte Lorimer and was assisted by the steward Jane Cannon in the communion . The organist was Julia Noble and readings from the bible were from Matthew chapter 13Šand Romans 28. Coffee and biscuits were served provided by Francis Shaw and Jane Trumbell. In the afternoon the church Sunday School summer picnic was held at Cannon Hall, Cawthorne, when there was an excellent turn out of adults and children ensured we had an afternoon of games and fun.


The prayer breakfast on Tuesday was held at the home of the Hopkins family. Midweek communion at St John’s Church was led by the Rev John Capstick, who was also the celebrant. Lunch followed in the meeting room.

Holy Communion on Sunday at St John’s Church was conducted by the Rev Di Ellerton, who read the gospel, preached the sermon and was the celebrant. The readers were Hilary Broadbent and Les Hopkins. Prayers were led by Les Hopkins. Philip Broadbent assisted with the chalice. Adam Greenhalgh was the organist. Refreshments were served afterwards by Carol Brown.


A service of Holy Communion was celebrated at St Mary’s Church, Wilshaw, on Sunday July 10 led by the Rev Judy Kenworthy who preached on the parable of the Sower. Liz Pearson read the lesson and accompanied the hymns and Margaret Trayte assisted at the altar. On Sunday July 17 Grace Eve Matthews was welcomed to the church family when at her baptism. Her family chose the hymns for the service and Hilary Livingstone, Grace’s grandma read the lesson. Godparents are Laura Brook, Esther Burrows and Marcus Gooch. Liz Pearson was the organist.

The Rev Judy Kenworthy celebrated holy communion at the church last Sunday when she took as her theme the parables of the mustard seed, treasure and the pearl of the great price. Liz Pearson was organist and Margaret Trayte and Louise Brook read the lessons.

There will be no service at St Mary’s Church tomorrow (Sunday). Instead the church members will be joining with other congregations from the Parish of Christ the King, for a united communion service at Christ Church, Helme at 11.15am. The parish also includes the churches of St Bartholomew’s, Meltham and St James’, Meltham Mills.


Members of the Wooldale Methodist Church joined worshippers at Lane Bottom for the Sunday service.