Cumberworth under 8s played on Saturday on Birdsedge First School field. A sunny, warm morning made the spectators hungry for bacon and sausage sandwiches. Next week is the turn of the Under 7s.
Film night tonight, Saturday in the village hall will feature a showing of the classic Singing In The Rain, starring Fred Astaire. Admission is free, with bar and food available throughout.
Halloween Quiz Night will be held on Friday October 28 and a family Halloween party will be held on Sunday October 30 from 6pm.
The church service was taken by James Greig of the Leprosy Mission. Stamps and collectables were handed over. The annual Autumn Fair raised £258 for further building improvements. The next service will be taken by Terry Frost.
The 10th anniversary event for the hospice group will be held at the village hall today, Saturday when lunches will be served and refreshments available, along with the sale of Christmas cards, cakes and preserves.
The service of Holy Communion at the Methodist Church was led by the Rev Graham McIntosh from Barnsley. He spoke of how the desire for money and possessions is becoming more important in our lives and how Jesus challenged and pointed out to the Pharisees that it is better to give to Caesar what is his, and to give to God what is his. We need to look after the poor and needy in this world, we are all God's creation, he said. Lessons were read by Peter Holt from Isaiah and Rosalyn Beevers from Matthew.The organ was played by Jane Hobson. Stewards were Joan Bond and Maxine Lodge and the flowers were a gift from Wendy Barber. After the service everyone enjoyed a light lunch and coffee to celebrate the 80th birthday of church member Les Barber.
On Saturday the coffee morning included a home-made cake stall and a stall displaying Traidcraft goods of Christmas cards and gifts. Bacon sandwiches were cooked and served by Lucie Froggatt. Proceeds were for church funds and Traidcraft items.
Zion Wesleyan Reform Chapel children’s club met on Friday evening.
On Sunday morning the members of the Sunday School made their final preparations for the Harvest Festival. Pastor Jonathan Youden from Mayfield Chapel was the visiting preacher on Sunday evening when he spoke about the beliefs of Wesleyan Reformers. Robert Nuttall was the pianist.
On Sunday the Harvest Festival will be celebrated with a Family Service at 2.30pm and a traditional Thanksgiving service at 6pm. A buffet tea will be served between the services. On Monday evening at 7pm there will an entertainment followed by an auction and a supper.
A Yorkshire Evening was held on Friday at St Michael’s Church to raise money for the church. A hearty Yorkshire supper of toad in the hole, jacket potatoes, rhubarb crumble and parkin was appreciated by all. Ernest Bedford, a previous chairman of the Yorkshire Dialect Society, gave a splendid account in broad Yorkshire of his own poetry. A quiz followed and a monologue by David Lightfoot ended with Yorkshire songs accompanied by Jamie, Hannah, Simon and Richard – a local brass group.
On Sunday morning Worship for All with Communion was celebrated by the Rev John Marsh. Jill Marsh led prayers and Malcolm Jessop played the organ. Sam Barrow read the bible and Evelyn gave the talk, accompanied by scenes from Toy Story to illustrate what God wants us to do for him. The children shared their art work showing God shines through. God wants us to care for others, to show his love to pray and let others know we are followers of Jesus, she said. Refreshments were served. Later Henry James Pearson, son of David and Sylvia, was baptised by the Rev Anne Young.
Mrs Carol Keighley welcomed the congregation to All Hallows Parish Church for a service of Sung Eucharist last Sunday, 17th after Trinity. The leaders were the Rev Robert Chambers and pastoral minister Mr Malcolm Tibbott. The preacher was reader Mrs Janet Roberts who took for her theme How Do I Worship. Mrs Hazel Ramsay led the Prayers of Intercession and Mrs Rachael Atkinson gave the readings the 18th Psalm and from the sixth chapter of the Gospel according to St Matthew. The chalice and paten were taken to the altar by Miss Megan Smith and Mrs Jean Sutcliffe. Mr Chambers was assisted at the distribution by Mr Tibbott and Mrs Roberts. Mr Denis Goring and Mrs Shirley Lingwood performed the duties of sidesmen and took up the collection. Music for the service was provided by Mrs Doreen Barraclough and Mrs Dot Greenwood and Mrs Liz Utasi served refreshments to the worshippers. After the service Mr Chambers baptised Ava Shaw and welcomed her into the fellowship of the Church. It was announced that on Sunday October 30 there will be a special “Cluster Service” in Holy Trinity Church, Denby Dale.
Lepton Townswomen's Guild held their monthly meeting in the Methodist Church. Mrs Peggy Selway presided. The speaker was Mr D Woolley,whose talk was entitled Flying For Life. It is a charity called Mission Aviation Fellowship which is run by Christians and Missionaries. It is not a very well-known charity but does lots of good work. They fly planes to disaster areas such as Haiti and lots of African countries transporting food and medicines and doctors and nurses. It was very interesting. Mrs Joan Peel proposed a vote of thanks and Mrs Margaret Newsome won the raffle.
Shelley Over 60s members met in the Village Hall last Thursday.The whist high of 89 was won by Dora Sanders and the low of 64 went to Edna Glover from eight tables. The bingo line was won by Harry Rose and the full house was won by Joyce Booth. No-one had the first three numbers on one card so the prize was carried forward to the next meeting. Members celebrated the birthdays of Susan Oldfield, Molly James, Eric Chilton, Marie Moorhouse and Wyn Ainley. Raffle prizes were won by Margaret Lee, Mary Hobson, Greta Hinchliffe, Molly James, Sylvia Deeley and Gerald Ibbotson. On Wednesday October 12 a party of 61 members enjoyed lunch and entertainment at the Mill Stones Restaurant near Harrogate.
Mrs Carol Senior was preacher at the Wesleyan Reformed Church on Sunday morning. Mrs Celia Pickles read from the Bible and the organist was Mr John Orton.
On Sunday at Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church, Choices was the theme for the morning worship which was led by Beryl Holt of Clayton West. Mrs Holt invited Callum Wadsworth to choose from several objects which could be divided into ‘those belonging to God’ or ‘belonging to us’. Some, it was decided, belonged across the divide. The address continued the theme as did the Bible lessons, which were read by Margaret Firth and Dorothy Waddington (who was also the steward). Frances Priestnall was the organist.
On Monday last the Skelmanthorpe Wives Group were entertained with an interesting cine film show of yesteryear from 1934-1962. Ian Baxter, film and slide show presenter, talked about the producer of the cine film, Miss Lucy Alice Fairbank, who was born in Golcar in 1890 into a Methodist church family. Miss Fairbank became an infant school teacher at Linthwaite Council School and Ian Baxter was a pupil of hers, as was his father before him. During school holidays Miss Fairbank was fortunate enough to be able to follow her hobby of travelling and making cine films of her journeys. She travelled all over Europe going to places like Holland, The Oberammergau Passion play in Germany, Innsbruck in Austria and Switzerland, to name but a few. She also sailed to the USA on the Queen Mary in 1936. It was so interesting to see the different places and also the different style of dress which people wore in those days. When she retired in 1952, Miss Fairbank continued to travel and to show her cine films to groups of people. When she could no longer do this she passed her films on to Ian Baxter who promised her he would continue to show them. She passed away in 1982 at the age of 92 years. A vote of thanks was proposed by the hosts, Anthea Smith, Alma Jefferson and Diana Hunt, who provided refreshments afterwards.