Family communion at St George’s Church was celebrated by Dean Henry Stapleton, who spoke about New Beginnings. Beth Dove read the lesson and Roger Kenworthy was the server. The music group accompanied the hymns. Verena Wood was the organist.
Midweek communion at St David’s Church was conducted by the Rev Geoff Bamforth. Ian Gold read the lesson. Mr Gold also led Friday evening prayers.
Parish Eucharist for Epiphany was led by the Rev Nick Heaton and lessons were read by Marian Gill and Ian Gold. Carolyn Burley led intercessions and the chalice was administered by Ian Gold. The crèche and junior church were led by Sandy and Alison Wise. The organist was Jean Chadwick.
The second Sunday of Christmas was celebrated at Holy Trinity with 10.30 Parish Eucharist. The celebrant was the Rev Val Clarke and Linda Smithers assisted with the chalice. Anita Womersley read from Ephesians 1 v3-14 and Linda Whitaker led the intercessions. Alan and Vicky Winpenny were sidesmen and Alison Kitch and Kay Booth served coffee after the service. Noel Clarke played the organ.
The family service at St Mary’s Church was led by Dr Graham Wardman. Rebecca Noble read the lesson and Jane Wardman led intercessions. The singing was led by the music group. Members also presented a dramatised reading in place of the address.
Dean Henry Stapleton conducted Sunday evening parish Eucharist when Shirley Turner read the lesson and the pianist was Jean Chadwick.
Meltham WI met on Tuesday January 4, with President Ann Dick in the chair. The tea ladies for the evening were Josie Beevers and Ruth Hutson. Speaker David Calverley’s talk was entitled Mothballed Monologues – a very humorous and entertaining presentation, as he talked through monologues in a Yorkshire dialect. The vote of thanks was proposed by Jean Howard and the raffle, organised by Margaret Booth, was won by Jill Douglas.
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 Dec 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 to a dance as well.The next coffee morning will be on January 18.
Early communion on Sunday at St John’s Church was led by the Rev Di Ellerton. The reader was Les Hopkins and refreshments were served afterwards by Carol Brown.
The Rev Judy Kenworthy led a service of morning prayer at St Mary’s Church on Sunday January 2 and lessons were led by Louise Brook. The congregation heard about the visit of the Wise Men and how we should follow their example by searching for Jesus, worshipping him and giving to him our gifts of love and service. The New Year was also a good time to rise and shine and to take the light of Christ out into the world.
The Rev Tim Moore led the family service at the Methodist Church when the organist was Nigel Morris. Coffee and biscuits were served afterwards.