Brockholes WI’s monthly meeting took place at the Methodist church parlour at 7.30 pm. Thursday 2th November 12. A report on the autumn council meeting at Pudsey was given by the president Zita Crossley, and Sheila Hirst gave a short report on the talk given by Ian Clayton. This month’s speaker was Keith Dyson. His talk was on metal detecting, Keith gave a short history of himself and how he started metal detecting. He entertained with funny tales of what can be found and things that can happen. Keith was thanked by Christyne Hazel. The competition for a small metal object was won by Nora Fenwick's with her metal taper holder.
Michael Tolson led worship at the Methodist Church. The reader was John Gaukroger and the pianist was Kath Gaukroger.
Parish communion at St George's Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes. Rosalind Watt read the lesson and the server was Roger Kenworthy. Verena Wood played the organ.
The young people of the AD group met and made models of angels in preparation for a coffee morning in December. The leaders were Kate Drake, Sue Clay and Verena Wood.
It was Film Night in the village hall last Friday when cinema-goers enjoyed the film Vicki Christina Barcelona, . and the hall was busy again on Saturday when the Community Association held a Chilli Evening when diners tasted a selection of different chilli dishes cooked by would-be chefs from the village. Prizes were awarded for the best chilli.
parish Eucharist was celebrated at Hepworth Church on Sunday morning by the Rev Roger Nelson. The reader was Jim Selkirk, prayers were led by Jane Selkirk and the guest organist was Noel Clark.
Tuesday night was one of the busiest nights of the week in Hepworth! The Ladies Group met at the home of Judith Brook for a Book Evening. The Badminton Club held their weekly get-together in the village hall; the Tuesday Trekkers went for their weekly evening walk and the regular Quiz Night was held in Hepworth Sports and Social Club.
Chris Carpenter chaired the annual meeting of the Holmbridge Women's Institute. The meeting was followed by a seasonal auction.
The Camera Club staged a portrait competition which was won by Gill Sharp with Victor Harris the runner-up.
Midweek communion at St David’s Church was led by the Rev Geoff Bamford. Ian Gold read the lesson. The week’s activities included a free lunch for the over 60s club and meetings of the Monkey Business and Tumble Tots groups. The house group met at the home of John and Becky Burdon. Friday prayers were led by Carolyn Burley.
The Rev Di Ellerton conducted early communion on Sunday. Parish Eucharist was celebrated by the Rev Geoff Bamford when the lessons were read by Margaret Tupling and Susan Barber. Ian Gold assisted with the chalice and intercessions were led by Carolyn Burley. The crèche and junior church were led by Sandy and Alison Wise. The organist was Lynne Blackburn.
Family communion at St Mary’s Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes. Andrew Gosslin read the lesson and intercessions were led by Jean and Leslie Chadwick. During the afternoon, the Rev David Barnes baptised Natasha Emma Colley, the daughter of Gina and Peter. Pat Green read the lesson and the organist for the day was Vernon Briggs.
St. Bartholomew’s Church Meltham held their annual Autumn Market on Saturday November 7 in the Church Hall. Coffee was served from 9.30am to 11.45, followed by lunch of meat and potato pie and peas, or soup and a choice of sweet. Stalls were selling cakes, greetings and the Meltham Christmas cards, a bottle stall, jewellery and floral arrangements, book stall and tombola. The church choir have recently produced their third CD of hymns of faith, hope and love. This was on sale for the first time and attracted good sales. Both the Meltham Christmas card and the choir CD are available from church members. The event was well attended and raised £730 for church funds.
The weekly prayer breakfast was held at the home of Sue and Graham Dawson. The Rev John Marsh conducted midweek communion at St John’s Church. A faith lunch followed the service.
Family communion at St John’s Church was led by the Rev Di Ellerton, who read the gospel, preached the sermon and was celebrant. The readers were David Steele and Karen Beattie. Sue Dawson led prayers and members of the congregation were invited to light candles at the altar. Sue Dawson also assisted with the chalice. The organist was June Asquith. Coffee and biscuits were served after the service by Hilary Roberts.
A warm village hall welcome was given to members of the Wilshaw Village Institute at their November meeting. Mrs Faulds was in the chair and final arrangements were made for the Christmas Lunch at Meltham Golf Club. Mrs Faulds welcomed Anne Allan, who gave a delightful demonstration of Chinese brush painting. Members were able to see the specialist paints, brushes and rice paper and how they were employed to produce a wonderfully fresh painting of a peony. Mrs Shaw thanked her for an inspiring demonstration. The meeting closed and tea and biscuits were served.
Morning worship at the Methodist Church was led by Trevor Jones. The organist was Nigel Morris. The monthly social was entitled Photographic Memories when members spoke about their favourite things. The vote of thanks was proposed by Lorna Macdonald.