Morning worship at Brockholes Methodist Church was led by Mr David Carrins, of Gideon's Society. Mrs Pamela Carrins was the reader and the organist was Mr Noel Clark.

Parish communion for Bible Sunday at Brockholes St George's Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes. Roger Kenworthy read the lesson and was the server. Verena Wood was the organist.


An anniversary service at Hade Edge Methodist Chapel on November 8 is set to feature a rare piece of history. The service at 2.30pm led by the chairman of the West Yorkshire District, Peter Whitaker, will also see church member Maurice Garlick show a recently discovered Victorian ticket. The ticket is an invitation to the Holmfirth Wesleyan Sunday School Jubilee in 1862, thought to be Queen Victoria’s Silver Jubilee. The name on the ticket is Rachel Aspinall. For more information contact Mr Garlick on 01484 683818.


Holmfirth Camera Club held a themed print competition which was won by Geoff France with Edmund Spavin in second place and Gill Newbold and Gill Sharpe join third.

The Rev Geoff Bamford led the midweek service at St David's Church, Holmbridge. The parents and toddlers group met in the morning. Lunch was served before the Over 60s Club met during the afternoon.

Six confirmation candidates from St David's Church met Alisa Brooke to consider the shape of the Eucharist and to practice the reception of communion prior to their confirmation at Wakefield Cathedral in November.

Parish Eucharist for Bible Sunday at St David's Church was led by the Rev Geoff Barnes, who also preached the sermon. Lessons were read by Susan Barber and Thelma Nelson, who also led intercessions. The junior church and crèche were led by Judith Roberts and Anne Littlewood. The organist was Eddie Purcell.


The Last Sunday after Trinity was celebrated at Holmfirth Holy Trinity with 8am Holy Communion and 10.30 am. At the early service Maureen Smelt was the reader and John Capstick was the celebrant. At the later service the Rev Keith Griffin was the celebrant and Carlton Tinsdeall was the reader. Sue Winter led the Intercessions and assisted with the chalice. Keith spoke about mission being at the heart of who we are and what we do. Mission begins with God it is about loving our neighbour and it is good news worth sharing. Vicky and Alan Winpenny served coffee after the service.


Michael Early was the speaker at a meeting of Honley Probus Club in the community centre. His talk, entitled What's In A Name, entertained his audience, who were captivated by his off-beat style. The vote of thanks was proposed by Les Hobson.

Parish Eucharist at St Mary's Church was celebrated by the Rev David Barnes. Shirley Turner read the lesson and intercessions were led by Clive Waind. The organist was Jean Cheeseman.

On Sunday evening, members of Trinity, Elim and St Mary's churches met at Trinity Church for a harvest service led by the Rev Ian Sharp and members of Elim Church.

Forty members and friends of St Mary's Church enjoyed a French-style dinner in church prepared and served by Pauline and John Adams and their helpers.


The Remembrance Service at All Saints’ Church on Sunday November 8, begins at the war memorial at 10.50am


The weekly prayer breakfast was held at the home of Sue and Graham Dawson.

Midweek communion at St John's Church Upperthong was conducted by the Rev Geoff Banks, who was also the celebrant.

On Saturday, an all-day event was held at the home of the Rev Di Ellerton, which raised about £1,000 for Mara and the Candlelighters.

Family Eucharist 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 Angela Cole and Bill Brown, who also assisted with the chalice. Sue Dawson led prayers and the organist was Adam Greenhalgh.


Trevor Jones was the preacher at morning worship at Wooldale Methodist Church. The organist was Nigel Morris.