Members of the Crosland Moor Mothers’ Union met in St Barnabas’ Church for Holy Communion presided over by the Rev Jenni Honeyman. Readings were by Sheila Jaworski and the Rev Jenni. Afterwards members had coffee in the parish hall, followed by a business meeting chaired by the branch leader, Joyce Holdsworth. Items discussed were ideas for next year’s speakers, and the annual day’s outing, also the church bazaar in December. A respectful silence was kept in memory of a member who had died recently Laura May Townsend. The hostesses were Alwyn Hallas and Margaret Morelli.
Morning worship at Golcar Providence Church was led by Gill Atkinson-Heck. Winifred Ellis offered the prayers, Peter Bishop read the lesson and Margaret Israel was the organist.
The Sunday service at Golcar Baptist Church was led by the Rev Chris Thompson, the organist and pianist was Chris Woodhead, and the readers were Michelle and Chris Thompson.
The Rev Cannon Martyn Crompton welcomed the congregation and led the parish communion service at St John’s Church. Readings were given by Anne Crosland and Betty Taylor. The Rev Brenda Mitchell gave the gospel reading and the address, speaking about the forthcoming “Back to Church” service on September 27. Rev Brenda spoke of her own experience going back to church after starting a family. A short film was shown and then we were all invited to bring a friend to share at service with us. Cannon Martyn led the intercession prayers and Ann Norton was the organist. Sunday Club and Sunday Youth meet again on September 6 after the summer break.
Morning service at Christ Church Linthwaite, was led by the Rev Jenni Honeyman, who celebrated Holy Communion and gave a blessing. Lessons were read by Sheila Bottomley and Margaret McQuillan, Ann Leigh preached and prayed. The organist was Rhona Jepson. The Rev Jenni Honeyman later baptised Daisy Antonia Dalton and also led the evening service, read a lesson and gave a blessing. Lesson was read by Ann Leigh and Margaret McQuillan preached and prayed. The organist was Derek Horne.
The service on Sunday At Linthwaite Methodist Church was led by Rev Pam Ward and Linda Nuttall was the organist. The theme of the Service was Love, and Rev Ward talked to the children about loving material things like chocolate and pets comparing that kind of love to the greater love of God. The children then left for Sunday School and the leaders were Sarah Nuttall and Claire Bell. Jan Widdup led the prayers and the Lord’s Prayer, and Doreen Liversidge led the prayers of intercession. The readers were Jan Widdup who read from Psalm 139 v 1-18 – a Psalm of David – and Maureen Stead read from Matthew 26 v 17-30 the story of the first Communion the theme of Rev Ward’s Sermon. Holy Communion was celebrated and the communion stewards were Margaret Moriarty, Doreen Liversidge and Jan Widdup. Peter Stead operated the audio visual equipment.
Members of the Methodist church attended Newsome Methodist Church to join in the welcoming service for the Rev Stephen Day, who is the new Superintendent Minister for the Huddersfield Pennine Circuit. The Rev Peter Whittaker the district chairman was the preacher.
Sung Eucharist, on the 12th Sunday morning after Trinity, at St Mark’s Church, began with a welcome from Church Warden Linda Barker who also introduced the guest celebrant Rev John Scarth and guest organist Chris Cook. The server was deputy church warden David Verlander. Singing was led by the choir. Bible readings from Deuteronomy and James were by Dilys Eastwood and Margaret Haigh. Following the Gospel reading the Rev John gave the address. Anecdotes from his life were the basis for his ideas that people should listen to others to understand their wishes. He also emphasised the importance to everyone to exercise their voting rights and discounted any ideas which led to believing that individual votes would not have any effect. He used the analogy that, in food, just a few grains of salt made all the difference to the flavour. Following The Creed Intercession Prayers were presented by deputy warden Judith Pearson. The young church, with leaders Joan Morton, Debbie Yates and Charles Ross, joined the service from Sunday School in time to share The peace which was followed by communion and the sharing of bread. Concluding the service the Rev John reminded everyone to read the notices on their news sheets, and then he gave the blessing.
Notices include the Monday Club trip to St Anne’s on September 21 and Longwood Festival Weekend on September 11 to 13 which includes an art exhibition, at the Mechanics Hall, St Mark’s Church open morning on Saturday 12th and culminating on Sunday afternoon with the 136th Longwood Sing at Nab End Tower with Golcar Band and guests from Crow Lane School. The Longwood Village Group is hosting a coffee morning in the Mechanics Hall today (Saturday). Next Wednesday September 9, at Parkwood Methodist Church the PWA will include a talk on music by Kenneth Rothery.
The service on Sunday morning at Marsden United Church was taken by David Carrins from the Gideon Society, and the reading was by Pamela Carrins. The organist was Christine Gledhill.
Holy Communion at St Bartholomew’s Church, Marsden was taken by Canon S Hendry and organist was J Harker. Prayers were by C Hansom, reader was A Gibson and notices were read by E Knight. Sidesmen were D and E Ackroyd and A Armitage. Coffee was served by M Smithies and J Bradbury.
A Family Ceilidh with Enoch’s Hammer will be held on Saturday September 19 in the parochial hall. There will be a bar and supper will be available.
James Harker and Friends will take part in a Battle Of The Organs concert in St Bartholomew’s at 7.30pm on Wednesday September 16.
At the Milnsbridge Christadelphians midweek bible class Mr D MacEvoy from Milnsbridge gave a talk on bible readings for the day, and on Sunday Mr B Baynhem, from Halifax, talked on “Scriptures that have influenced me”.
Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to a communion service on Sunday morning at Parkwood Methodist Church. Guest preacher was the Rev Alan Boyd, assisted by Jean Johnson, reader was Gill Ritchie, communion stewards Renee Wyatt and Audrey Holdsworth. The organist was Kenneth Rothery. A faith lunch was prepared after the service by ladies of the church.
At the Good Companions meeting, Margaret Cook introduced the speaker Elaine Hale who entertained us with humorous poems and monologues. She was thanked by Patricia Parkinson. The service at St James’ Parish Church was led by Raymond Denton, part of the church ministry team, the lesson was read by Patricia Parkinson, the address given by Heather Croft, using James Chapter 1 and the importance of actions along with faith in the practice of our Christian life. Raymond did the prayers and Alvy Whitehead was the organist.
Bessie Whitwam was in the chair for the Womens Fellowship meeting on Tuesday afternoon and offered prayers. A reading from Psalms was given by Pauline Gee. Bessie introduced the speaker Miss Joan Milnes, a retired veterinary surgeon who gave an emotive talk on things to look for when choosing a puppy, how to tame, feed and exercise etc. Bessie thanked her for an interesting afternoon. Arrangements were made for the churches together coffee morning which takes place in the Methodist Church on Wednesday September 9, 10am-12noon. Bring-and-buy and coffee stall. all welcome.
Sunday morning worship was led by the Rev Cyril D Blount on the theme The Mystery of God. With readings from Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians and the gospel reading from Matthew. The organist was Roger Mitchell.