Parish Communion at All Saints’ Church was celebrated at 9.15am on Sunday. Readings were prepared by Wyn Leake and Kathryn Hullah from Amos 7 (vv 7-end) and the Gospel of Luke 10 (vv 25-37) respectively. The Rev Joy based her talk on compassion for others – being able to foresee some of the difficulties others face, being able to suggest alternatives, being able to respect the situations that others find themselves in and giving time for others. Prayers for the wider world were written and delivered by Kath and Brendan McDaid. During the distribution of communion, the choir sang The Father’s Love by Lole, accompanied by Jonathan Newcombe. Trish Bond and Edward Toulson prepared and served refreshments to all, after the service.
On Wednesday July 7 Clayton West WI enjoyed a mystery tour which took members on the scenic route to Thurgoland, where there was a stop for refreshments. Members returned on a different route. It was a lovely, relaxing evening with plenty of time to chat. The next meeting will be on Wednesday August 11 at the United Reformed Church and will be a 'hands-on' flower arranging demonstration.
See ‘Home-made for Horbury’ picture story, left.
On Saturday afternoon John Mason and Trudy Bennett were married by Rev Dr John Marsh at Emley Parish Church.
On Sunday morning Rev Christine Bullimore led and celebrated a service of Holy Communion. Michael Hull and Graham Russell read the bible, Sallie Dickins led prayers and Malcolm Jessop played the organ. Chris based her sermon on the gospel of Amos in which he urged the people to turn back to God and not get caught up in materialism. We need to proclaim God’s love for all, to speak out to society by following Jesus example. Explorers had a party and presented Sophie Ryder and Sarah Lodge with gifts and thanks for helping Explorers as they are both leaving to go to university. Refreshments were served.
Shelley Over 60s held their usual weekly meeting in the Village Hall last Thursday. The bingo line was won by Elaine Shaw and the full house by Audrey Taylor. Kathleen Code had the first three numbers on one card and received £3. The whist high of 88 was won by Jo Morrisey and the low of 62 went to Wally Usher from seven tables. Members celebrated the birthdays of Jenny Taylor, Eunice Cull (Voluntary Driver) and Jo Morrisey. Raffle prizes were won by Molly James, Kathleen Code, Audrey Taylor, Jean Eskrett, Vera Wilkinson and Fred Huddle. On Tuesday July 6 a party enjoyed a day trip to Lytham St Annes and Cleveleys.
Barry Parker of Sprotborough was the preacher at the Wesleyan Reform Chapel on Sunday morning. Bible readings were by his wife Janet and his sister-in-law Celia. Organist was John Orton.
On Sunday at Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church, the service of All Age Worship was conducted jointly by the Rev Ann Sharratt and Rev Ann Buckroyd. The theme of the service was Journeying and Milestones and each spoke about special events in their lives. Chris Gaunt spoke about the Meet and Eat Group and how important it was for people, who don’t get out, being able to attend and meet up with other people. Vanessa Marsden spoke about the new Youth Club which has just been opened and discussed some of the events around how it started and how it is now. The percussion band included the children who accompanied Stuart Merry and Christine Senior. Coffee was served by Barbara Casson and Anthea Smith. Christine Senior played the piano.
Stocksmoor Bridge Club results from Thursday July 1: North/South –1 M Sandell and S Hancock, 2 J Morris and W Sharman, 3 D Cliff and C Bolland; East/West – 1 J Shaw and ETullie, 2 M Cooper and C Kaye, 3 C and A Barnet.
Thursday July 8: North/South –1 M Hicks and J Pearson, 2 M Sandell and S Hancock, 3 M Bailey and A Mitchell; East/West – J Shaw and E Tullie, 2 P Turner and M Kenworthy, 3 M and L Cooper.