The Rev Tim Moore led worship at the Methodist Church when he also baptised Eleanor Mae Patterson. The reader was Mr Paul Grant and the organist was Mr Keith Garside.

Family communion at St George’s Church was celebrated by Dean Henry Stapleton, who spoke about the significance of the Royal Wedding. Joan Oldfield read the lesson and Rosalind Watt was the server. Verena Wood played the organ. Some of the hymns were accompanied by the music group.


At Holy Trinity Church on Sunday morning, parish Eucharist was celebrated by the Rev Di Ellerton. Prayers were led by Cheryl Roberts, the reader was Jane Selkirk and the organist was Jane Robertson. Tomorrow there is no service at Hepworth as there is a joint Team Service at Holmfirth Parish Church beginning at 10am (see Holmfirth news below).


Midweek communion at St David’s Church was led by the Rev Geoff Bamford. Lessons were read by Ian Gold. The free lunch and over 60s club was held during the week and Friday evening prayers were led by Ian Gold.

Parish Eucharist on Sunday at St David’s Church was conducted by the Rev Geoff Bamford when lessons were read by Judith Roberts and Judi Bamford. Intercessions were led by Ian Gold and the chalice was administered by Ian Macdonald. The crèche and junior church were led by Helen and Dale Woods. The organist was Jean Chadwick. Evensong was led by Ian Gold when the pianist was Audrey Brooke.


The Rev Val Clarke celebrated Holy Communion at Holy Trinity atŠ10.30am on Low Sunday, in the absence of the vicar the Rev Keith Griffin who is on sabbatical leave until August. Richard Sheard read the lesson, Sue WinterŠled the intercessions and the sidesmen were Richard and Elizabeth Sheard. After the service Joyce Knight and Sue Styring served coffee in the Gallery Room. Tomorrow’s serviceŠ will be a special team celebration of the Festival of Folk. Outcry Worship Group will lead the music, Mons Meg Dancers will perform in the churchyard before the service and the Sheffield Giants will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome to attend this special celebration which will start half -an-hour earlier than usualŠ– at 10 am


Meltham WI held their meeting on Tuesday May 3 which was chaired by the President Barbara Sheard. The tea ladies for the evening were Zena Firth and Chris Reeves. Ann Dick gave a report on the Annual Spring Council Meeting. The speaker for the evening was Derek Harker and his subject – Sweet and Sour – was about liquorice and rhubarb. He talked about the history of these and how long they have existed. He also read some poems out which were very funny. It was a most interesting talk enjoyed by all the members. The vote of thanks was proposed by Anne Kaye. The raffle, organised by Anne Kaye, was won by Ros Wimpenny.


Scholes Methodist Church held a service led by Trevor Jones who reflected on the readings from John 20 v19-31 givingŠThe Message Acts 2 v2-14 and 22-32. The third reading was from Peter 1 v3-9Šentitled New Life. Julia Noble was the organist and the congregation were welcomed by Freda and Sandra Hollingworth. The church was then open for the rest of the day so people could see the flower festival.


The Tuesday morning prayer breakfast was held at the home of Sue and Graham Dawson.

Thursday early communion at St John’s Church was conducted by Dean Henry Stapleton , who was also celebrant. A faith lunch followed in the meeting room.

Early communion on Sunday at St John’s Church was led by the Rev Di Ellerton, who also led the family service, which included two baptisms. The reader was Karen Beattie and the organist was Adam Greenhalgh. Refreshments were served afterwards.


Morning worship at the Methodist Church was led by Paul Joseph. The organist was Nigel Morris. Refreshments were served afterwards.

The women’s fellowship held its monthly meeting, which included a talk by Lisa Newsome on the occupation of Denmark during the Second World War.