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BIRDSEDGE The prayer meeting at Birdsedge Church |on Tuesday will be held at Park Lane at 7.30pm. Everyone is welcome. Tony Hudson took the Sunday church service. The reading was from Acts 1 verses 1-11 - Jesus taken up into Heaven; it was Ascension Day on Thursday. He talked to the young people about 'going up is good.' .' Luke was the author of Acts, telling Theophilus what happened after Jesus went up into Heaven. He had already written, in his own gospel, about the life of Jesus. He writes in a plain simple way, easy to understand and follow.

|The President and General Secretary will be visiting next Sunday morning. A light lunch will be served afterwards. All welcome.

|The Management meeting at Birdsedge Village Hall will be held in the bar at 8pm tonight.

|The Lunch Club on Thursday June 12 will be serving gammon and pineapple with new potatoes and vegetables followed by fruit pie and custard.

The quiz was won by Alan, Caroline, |Marie and Jamie against a very hungry bunch of quizzers.

|The hall provided the venue and BBQ for the Junior Football Presentation, when the weather was kind.

|The hall is making a weekend of Le Grand Depart starting on Friday night with evening meals on sale from 5.30-9pm, Saturday breakfast from 7.30-10.30am, Lunches from 11am-1.30pm (packed lunches available), BBQ and evening meals with a live band from 5.30-11pm, Sunday breakfast from 7-10.30am (packed lunches and salad boxes to take away), Lunches from 11-1.30pm (take aways available) and evening meals again from 5.30-11pm. Everyone is welcome to eat.

|The Festival this year will be held on Saturday, July 12 from noon and the Beer Festival with performances from local bands from 7pm. As ever more helpers will be very welcome. The next Festival meeting will be on Tuesday, June 10 at 8pm. Applications for Festival stall spaces are now available and can be emailed; ring 604289. Watch out for other events by logging on to, facebook or ring 604289.

CAWTHORNE A summer plant fair at Cannon Hall |museum tomorrow will feature 15 specialist retailers. The fair, from 11am to 4pm, will have hundreds of plants, flowering trees and shrubs, herbs, alpines, orchids, roses, lilies, succulents and shade loving plants including a specialist collection of ferns. Entry PS3 plus parking. U15 free.

CLAYTON WEST Morning worship at the Methodist |Church was led by Stuart Merry of Skelmanthorpe, a local preacher in training. He accompanied several hymns on his guitar, and the pianist was Jane Hobson. Beryl Holt and Stuart gave a dramatic reading . Flowers for the communion table were a gift from Linda Flack. After the service Maxine Lodge served coffee and biscuits. Last week the mid-day service was led by the Rev Alan Wilthew and we were joined by friends from the United Reformed Church, who afterwards shared a salad lunch with everyone. Flowers were a gift from Margaret Firth. The previous weeks' service was a Songs of Praise and readings, chosen by members of the congregation and led by Beryl Holt. Gift of flowers was from Rosalyn Beevers. The afternoon Tuesday Fellowship was led by Deacon Con Taylor, who spoke of her life and calling to serve God in the service and work of the church, also in the community.

SHELLEY Shelley Over 60s met at the village hall |last Thursday. The whist high of 88 went to Eunice Ramsden and the low of 70 went to Elaine Shaw from six and a half tables. The bingo line was won by Bessie Usher and the full house by Joan Cope. Birthday greetings were sent to Margaret Haigh (90), John Cook, Janet Craven, Gerald Edinburgh, Keith Hartley, Margaret Taylor, Margaret Rutter, Patricia Miles and Pat Collins. Raffle prizes were won by Wendy Kettlewell, Joan Wray, Jo Morrison, Sheila Morris, Harry Rose and Bessie Usher.

SKELMANTHORPE On Monday, May 19 the Annual Gener-|al Meeting of Skelmanthorpe Wives' Group was held at the Methodist Church. The President, Ruth Firth, thanked members and the Committee for all their hard work during a very successful year. It was agreed to donate money raised during the year to various charities and the church. Refreshments were served by the hosts for the evening Geraldine Kirby, Annette Taylor and Maureen Taylor.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Jun 3, 2014
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