Church: The Sunday service was taken by Lesley Sullivan who talked to the young people how we are part of God’s army.
She described the armour needed to fight against deceit, lies, unbelief, violence, wickedness and despair. The older congregation were told of endurance and perseverance – what we need to live our lives. The reading from James 5 v 7-11 ‘Patience in Suffering’. Life is hard but we should follow God’s plan for us, not nearly doing it but following it to our best ability. ‘Blessed are those who persevere.’ Next week’s service will be a Worship Service.
Village Hall: A Craft Fair will be held tomorrow (Sunday) from 10am – 5pm.
Hospice Support Group: A coffee morning is being held in the Village Hall today from 10.30am.
Parish Communion was celebrated at All Saint’s Church, Clayton West at the usual time of 9.15am. The theme of the morning was the Kingship of Christ. Rev Joy Cousans led the service, ably assisted by the readers, Jonathan Newcombe and Joy Lane reading from Psalm 16 and the Gospel of Mark, chapter 13 (vv1-8), respectively.Prayers for the wider world were prepared and delivered by Kath and Brendan McDaid. During communion, the choir led the worship in the singing of O Taste and See by R Vaughan Willams.After the service, coffee was served by Wynn Leake and Jane Stanley.During the service, parishioners presented their toy boxes for the Samaritan’s Purse appeal, entitled Christmas Child.
The morning service at the Methodist Church was led by Jean Heath, who spoke about Daniel and about Jesus reassuring the disciples about the future. The reading from Hebrews was given by Beryl Holt and from Mark by Joan Bond. The organist was Jane Hobson and stewards were Diana Hunt and Joan Bond. The gift of flowers for the communion table was from Mrs Ida Brooke. After the service Maxine Lodge served coffee and biscuits.
Last Tuesday members of the Ladies Fellowship enjoyed a visit to Pennine Garden Centre to see the Christmas decorations and gifts. They also sampled coffee and cakes in the restaurant.
Next Saturday the coffee morning will be held at 10.30 to noon. There will be Christmas gift, Traidcraft and cake stalls. Bacon sandwiches will be on sale.
A Christmas tree festival and advent labyrinth will be hosted by churches in Denby Dale from December 4 – 6. The tree festival at Holy Trinity Church will feature different Christmas trees designed and decorated by local schools and clubs. It runs from 10am to 6pm on Dec 4, 11am to 6pm on Dec 5 and 12pm to 4pm on Dec 6. The advent labyrinth at the methodist church will chart the journey to Christmas and runs from 10am to 7pm on Dec 4, 10am to 7pm on Dec 5 and 12pm to 4pm on Dec 6. Info: Mrs Hawkes on 01484 865763.
Worship for All Communion Service at St Michael’s was led and celebrated by the Rev Christine Bullimore on Sunday morning. Evelyn Barrow read the gospel and gave the talk based on Mark 13 which deals with the destruction of the temple, warning the disciples against spiritual dangers. Evelyn questioned whether today’s society believe and trust in God. She urged Christians to share their faith. Paul Renshaw played the organ and coffee was served. Later, Blake Luke Hepplestone, son of Sarah and James; and Jake Christian Firth, son of Rebecca and Shane were baptised. Evening Worship was held at 6pm.
Pastoral Minister Mr Malcolm Tibbott welcomed worshippers to the service of Sung Eucharist in All Hallows last Sunday. The service was led by the Ven Robert Freeman, Archdeacon of Halifax. Prayers of intercession were led by Mr Tibbott. Mrs Theresa Quarmby gave the readings St Paul’s letter to the Hebrews and the gospel according to St Mark. In his address Mr Freeman took for his theme: Let us ...Ken and Joyce Harris took up the chalice and paten, and curate, the Rev Robert Chambers, and reader, Janet Roberts, assisted Mr Freeman at the distribution. Shirley Lingwood and Pauline Pinder were sidesmen and organised the collection. Refreshments were served by Joanne Smith and Jean Sutcliffe. Doreen Barraclough was organist. In the evening worshippers attended a special multi-media presentation at the Hub What’s so Amazing about Grace based on the book by Philip Yancey. Led by Lorraine Lockwood and supported by Vicky Daniels, the evening used stories, music and pictures to explore and reflect on the extent of God’s Grace.
Members of the Burton Friendship Club met for their weekly meeting at The Hub on Tuesday and held a coffee afternoon to raise money for the Hub. There was a variety of things for sale including books, cakes, mystery parcels and bric-a-brac. The event raised £100 and thanks were expressed to everyone who had contributed to its success.
Shelley Over 60s held their weekly meeting in the village hall last Thursday.The bingo line was shared by Kathleen Stevenson, Sylvia Stevenson and Vera Wilkinson. The full house was won by Gordon Burgin. The first three numbers on one card was not won and the prize carried over to the next.meeting. The whist high of 90 was won by Kathleen Stevenson, and the low of 60 went to Audrey Taylor from seven tables. Some of our older members enjoyed an exercise class with Pcso Sharon which was greatly appreciated. Members wished a happy birthday” to Margaret Baker, Sam Priest and Joyce Booth and welcomed Elaine Shaw as a new member. Raffle prizes were won by Molly James, Joan Horne, Bessie Usher, Kathleen Proctor, Gordon Burgin Jean Eskrett, Dora Mettrick and Dora Sanders.
On Saturday an Autumn Fayre was held at Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church, Pilling Lane. The event was a great success with lots of people enjoying the refreshments and a variety of stalls. Many thanks to the people who provided cakes, refreshments and items for the stalls. Also thanks to those who helped and supported the event on the day.
On Sunday the Rev David Hall of Penistone conducted the service at Skelmanthorpe Methodist Church. The theme of the service was Listening.
On Monday, Skelmanthorpe Wives’ group met to read through the script of their annual pantomime, Dick Whittington, which is to be held in March 2010. The panto is written and will be produced and choreographed by Granville Stead. Granville is the chairman of Longwood Amateur Operatic Society and is also a member of Huddersfield Light Opera Company. Supper was provided by the hosts for the evening, Jean Leach, June Pearson and Eleanor Bond.
A service at Skelmanthorpe Wesleyan Reform Church was taken by Tony Hudson.Mr Hudson read a Bible passage from the book of psalms.
Stocksmoor Bridge Club results from Thursday November 5. North/South: 1 P Pogson and A Stephens, 2 T and M Hirst, 3 W Sharman and J Morris; East/West: 1 M Dey and R Makings, 2 M Russell and E Covell, 3 G Wimpenny and J McCartney. Thursday November 12. North/South: 1 W Sharman and J Morris, 2 W and A Dowlen, 3 M Dey and R Makings. East/West:1 Jand M McGee, 2 J Shaw and E Tullie, 3 A Barnett and M Cooper.