Parish communion to mark a week of prayer for Christian community was celebrated at St George’s Church by the Rev David Barnes. Members of Brockholes Methodist Church joined the worshippers at St George's Church. The vicar spoke about the Kingdom of God and how important it is to share faith with others. Rosalind Watt read the lesson and the server was Roger Kenworthy. Verena Wood was the organist.
Members of the Camera Club enjoyed a lecture by Barry Payling on Wild Britain.
Midweek Holy Communion at St David’s Church was led by the Rev Nick Heaton when Ian Gold read the lesson. The service was followed by the Monkey Business group and the free lunch and over 60s club. The Tumble Tots met during the week. Friday evening prayers were led by Carolyn Burley.
Parish Eucharist at St David’s Church was conducted by the Rev Geoff Bamford when lessons were read by Peggy Whiteley and Judith Roberts. Ian Gold led intercessions and the chalice was administered by Dorothy Parker. Helen Milner and Judith Roberts led the crèche and junior church. The organist was Chris Cook.
The third Sunday of Epiphany was celebrated at Holy Trinity Church with Holy Communion at 8am according to the Book of Common Prayer. Val Clarke was the celebrant and the lesson was read by Anita Womersley. At 10.30 am the Rev Sean Robertshaw led the Eucharist. Chris Headley read the lesson from St Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, Noel Clarke was the organist,ŠRoger Pullen led the intercessions and Brian Shaw assisted with the chalice. Sidesmen were Keith and Barbara Jones and Alan and Vicky Winpenny served coffee after the service, when all sang Happy Birthday to Doreen Hinchliffe who celebrated her birthday yesterday, Friday.
Members of the Probus Club welcomed new member Leslie Hanson and congratulated Alan Hirst, who was providing coffee in celebration of his 80th birthday. Acting chairman Bill Sewell introduced speaker Judith Kaye, who gave an entertaining talk about strange laws around the world. She told how many of the unusual laws have been on statute books for many years, but have never been repealed. John Ambler proposed the vote of thanks.
Parish Eucharist at St Mary’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes. Jane Wardman read the lesson and Clive Waind led intercessions. The organist was Jean Chadwick.
On Sunday December 19 the preacher Neil Ward welcomed everyone to The Nativity presented by the Sunday School scholars, Amy Christa, Lorna, George, Harvey, Jamie, Annie, Oliver, Jake, Thea, Abby and Louis . Carol Quarmby accompanied the children on the piano. The service continued led by Neil and coffee and biscuits were served by Margaret Hill. In the evening Rev Tim Moore led the service of Carols by Candlelight poems and bible readings. Hazel Moore sang the solo Mary Have You Heard? and coffee and mince pies were served by the Ladies’ group. On Tuesday morning of December 21 the now very regular coffee morning involving the Year 6 children of Scholes J and I school was held . Coffee was served to a full house and the children entertained everyone to a rendering of While Shepherds Watched and to a dance routine.Another coffee morning was on January 18.
On Sunday (January 23) at the Methodist Church, the preacher Robert Booth looked at the theme of The Calling Of The First Disciple. June Snow read the Bible passagesŠ Šfrom Matthew, chapter 4 and Isaiah, chapter 9 relating to this. The congregation were welcomed at the door by Phillip Horn and Norman Kelly. The organist was Barbara Horn and coffee was served by Betty and Eric Chilvers and Michelle Booth.
On Friday eveningŠ JanuaryŠ21 as part of the Methodist Church’s 150th anniversary celebration a very successfulŠ Cracker Quiz event was held. The building was full to capacity with 15 teams taking part. Questions were set by Richard Green from Rothwell involving allŠ members of the village of Scholes.The Football team, British Legion, Scholes Junior and Infant school governors and teachers, village ladiesŠ and members of the church enjoyed a meat and tatty pie supper after nineŠrounds of questionsŠ. The winners, Gramps and Grans, were presented with a huge hamper of Yorkshire food. The booby prize was a box of Christmas crackers – not saying who won that. The next anniversary next event is a Ladies’ Pamper Evening on Friday February 25. Tickets, priced £5 can be obtained by telephoning 01484 684934 or 01484 682340.
The prayer breakfast on Tuesday was held at the home of the Hopkins family.
Family Eucharist at St John’s Church was conducted by the Rev Di Ellerton, who was also the celebrant. The readers were David Steele and Karen Beattie. Les Hopkins read the gospel and preached the sermon. Karen Beattie led prayers and Bill Brown assisted with the chalice. Adam Greenhalgh played the organ. Coffee and biscuits were served afterwards by Ruth Schorah.
Morning worship at the Methodist Church was led by the Rev Charlotte Lorimer, who preached on Christian unity. Sue Ogden was the organist.
The monthly women’s fellowship meeting took the form of a New Year’s party and games. Lynne Parker proposed the vote of thanks.