Members of the Crosland Moor Mothers’ Union celebrated Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel of St. Barnabas’ Church. The celebrant was the Rev Julian Perkins, assisted by the curate the Rev Jenni Honeyman. Readings were given by Andrea Rattigan and Rev Jenni. Afterwards in the parish hall the members held their monthly meeting chaired by the Branch Leader Joyce Holdsworth. The speaker was David Rothwell who showed slides of the early days of the church, including very early ones of the site only where the church was built and also the site of where David Brown Gears was built. Then more than 100 years ago, there were just fields with cows in. Margaret Sigsworth proposed the vote of thanks for a very interesting and fascinating slide show. Refreshments were served by the hostesses, Brenda Whitaker and Margaret Sigsworth.
Sunday morning worship at Golcar Providence Church included the Junior Church prizegiving and was led by Stuart Rudd. Ian Day read the lesson, Janice Swallow, the Junior Church secretary gave her report and Stuart presented the prizes, David Hollingworth was the organist.
Marion Hall gave a welcome to the congregation and led the “Worship in Today’s World” service at St John’s Church. The Rev Cannon Martyn Crompton gave a summary of the churches transformational plans which had been discussed last week and which would now be presented to the diocese of Wakefield. Sue Balder narrated the story of two knights acted by Sunday Club and Sunday Youth, dressed in full armour. Cannon Martyn gave the gospel reading and in his talk questioned what was the armour that we were wearing as we tried to follow Jesus. Sunday Youth and Club gave the prayers led by Chris Bamford. Sue Balder gave the testimony and Ann Norton was the pianist. In the evening the Rev Brenda Mitchell led a service of “Thanksgiving for departed loved ones”. The Rev Pam Ward gave the first reading from Romans Chapter 8 and the Gospel reading from John Chapter 20 was given by Rev Martyn who also led the prayers. Relatives and friends were then invited to light a candle in memory of a loved one. Refreshments were served in the community room afterwards.
An all age Eucharist service was held at Christ Church and was led by the Rev Julian Perkins. He also baptised Leofric Harold Hudson, Hannah Rose Hudson, Esme May Stratton, and Rebecca Stratton and gave a blessing. Rev Jenni Honeyman preached and celebrated Holy Communion and lessons were read by Joan Bedford and the pianist was Katherine Longbottom. The evening service was led by the Rev Jenni Honeyman who read lessons and gave a blessing. A lesson was read by Ann Leigh and Margaret McQuillan preached and prayed. The organist was Derek Horne.
Adrian Burton led the morning worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church and the organist was Rodney Pearson. Mr Burton spoke to the children about the sky and the stars and the wonder of creation before they left with their teachers, Joanna Ambler and Diane Loftus to go to Sunday School. The readings were from 2nd Book of Samuel chapter 12 v 1-14 (The story of David), and Luke 6 v 37-42 (Jesus addressing his Disciples on not judging other people). Adrian’s address to the congregation was based on ‘God’s unfailing and uncritical love for us.’ Peter Stead worked the audio-visual equipment.
Some members of the church, along with friends, spent the annual walking holiday in Newquay. It was organised by Chris and Fiona Woodhead of Golcar and nearly 50 people aged from three to 90+ enjoyed the warmer than seasonal normal weather. Walks were led by Linda Nuttall, Paul Nuttall, David Nuttall, Chris Woodhead and others.
Tonight, the Haydn Wood Prize winners concert will be held at Linthwaite Methodist Church at 7pm, entrance fee £2.50.
Morning worship at 10.30 tomorrow will be led by Rev Jo Archer-Siddall and will be a family service – all welcome.
Sung Eucharist, at St Mark’s Church, on All Saints Day, was conducted by guest celebrant Dean Henry Stapleton, The organist was Phil Turner and the server was Pat Jessop. The choir procession was led by acolytes Freya Gregory and Emily Jones. Bible readings were by Linda Barker and Mark Gregory from Revelations and Solomon. Following his reading of the Gospel Dean Henry delivered his Sermon based on the story of All Saints Day. Intercession Prayers were prepared and presented by Liz Malafronte and the young church, with their leaders, joined the service for The Peace. Following Communion the service was concluded with the final hymn and Dean Henry giving the Blessing.
On Sunday afternoon, church wardens Philip Turner and Linda Barker joined representatives from over 200 other churches in Wakefield Cathedral to present their Transformational Plans to Bishop Stephen Patten. The service included entertainment by the Grassroots Theatre Company, from Zimbabwe. Sunday morning service, at St Mark’s Church, next week, will be the monthly Family Service as well as Remembrance Day, and will be led by guest celebrant the Rev John Sausby.
Sunday morning worship at the United Church was led by the Rev Jo Archer Siddal and included the baptism of Emma Louise, daughter of John and Carla Cronie. The organist was Christine Gledhill.
A Christmas Fair will be held in the Parochial Hall on Saturday, November 28, opening by poet Simon Armitage at 11am. Lunches, grand raffle, lots of stalls. Come and join us. All welcome.
There will be a Remembrance Service at St Bartholomew’s Church on Sunday, November 8.
The family service at St Bartholomew’s Church on Sunday was led by Rev G Clay, the organist was Simon Crook. The reader was Samantha Crook and sidespeople were Graham Benn and David Fisher. Coffee was served after the service by Junior Church. Ruben Da Silva Chainho, son of Lorraine Holmes and Manuel Da Silva Chainho, and Jacob Carling, son of Michael and Emily Carling were baptised. The evening service was led by Rev G Clay, reading by G Hanson and organist S Crook. Prayers were said for the departed. Candles were lit for personal memories and also for soldiers who have given their all and for the injured and those caring for them, and all who are left bereft by war, as well as Help and hope for war to be over and peace for the world. The service ended with a blessing.
Marsden Royal British Legion will present The Avalanche Dodgers in Concert on Sunday, November 15, at 8pm. Tickets £3 inc supper from Duncan’s Barbers, Warehouse Hill, Marsden during shop hours only. Proceeds to Poppy Appeal.
A drop in lunch was held at Parkwood Methodist Church on Wednesday, organised by Linda Murray. The menu was cottage pie, cauliflower and broccoli, syrup sponge, apple crumble, lemon meringue, pear sponge, coffee or tea, assisted by ladies of the church. Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation to Parkwood Methodist Church on Sunday morning, when preacher David Harris was assisted by Freda Lloyd and Sandra McSweeney. Organist was Kenneth Rothery, visual aids by Joe Lloyd, coffee was served after the service by Nora Beaumont and Jean Johnson.
Slaithwaite Good Companions were led by Pauline Ayre and the speaker was the Rev Pam Ward who spoke off her life in the post office from childhood with her parents and much of her life. She told amusing and interesting tales. She was thanked by Pauline Ayre who was also the pianist.
Members of St James Church had a parish weekend at Parcevall Hall in the Yorkshire Dales led by the Rev Robin Townsend. This was a happy time of fellowship, friendship, good food and fun, spectacular scenery and good walks, time to relax and it was enjoyed by everyone.
St James Parish Church Family Service and holy baptism was led by the Rev Brenda Mitchell, the curate from Golcar, who later christened Hollie Grace, daughter of Mr and Mrs Micha Bagworth. The reading was by Jacqueline Haigh, the prayers by Sara Brown and the organist was Alvy Whitehead.
Mr Richard Hoyle of Salendine Nook conducted worship on Sunday morning at the Methodist Church. Hilton Crowther read from Paul's letter to the Corinthians and Richard the Gospel reading from Luke. The organist was Margaret Stephenson. £500 for church funds was raised at the coffee morning on Saturday which had been organised by Barbara Svengaard and Wendy Blackburn.
The Women’s Fellowship met on Tuesday afternoon. Betty Robshaw was in the chair and led prayers. She introduced the speaker Mr Tom Meer who gave an amusing reflection on his life. Tea and cakes were served by the rota ladies and Maureen Weaving was the pianist.