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* Members of Crosland Moor Mothers'' Union from St Barnabas'' Church celebrated Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel. The celebrant was the Rev Julian Perkins and the lessons were read by Alwyn Hallas. Afterwards in the hall coffee was served and the business of forthcoming events was discussed. The meeting was chaired by branch leader Joyce Holdsworth and the hostesses were Margaret Morelli and Joyce Rawlinson.

* Thirteen members of Crosland Moor Mothers'' Union joined members of Linthwaite Mothers'' Union for their annual Easter lunch at Meltham Golf Club.

* Members of the Association of Christian Fellowship from St. Barnabas'' Church, met in the parish hall for their monthly meeting. The leader Susan Tattersley opened the meeting with a prayerful poem and after a short business session, she introduced the speaker Matthew Ambler, who showed slides of his many journeys abroad visiting Egypt, Jordan, Ethiopia, India, and many other countries. The theme of the slide show was places of worship and shrines, including the Taj Mahal, the Holy city of Petra, the Pyramids and the building allegedly housing the Arc of the Covenant, to name just a few. Matthew was thanked on behalf of the ladies by Jo Wilkes, refreshments were then served by the hostesses Alwyn Hallas and Pauline Martyn. The raffle was won by Janet Haigh.


* Sunday worship at Golcar Providence Church was led by John Blamires, a member of the Gideons. The organist was John Burt. Come and join us at Holmfirth Parish Church on Saturday, April 24, 10am-4pm. Food all day, cake stall, books, bric-a-brac and tombola.

*Betty Taylor welcomed the congregation at St Johns Church on Sunday morning and led the "Worship in Today's World" service. The topic for the service was Beyond the Hood with some practical illustrations by hoodies from the Sunday Club on the danger of making snap judgements of people and situations on the basis of appearance only. Betty Taylor underlined this in her talk by stressing the importance in looking beyond the initial image. Helen Walinski-Kiehl gave the reading and prayers were led by Marion Hall. Ann Norton was the pianist. At a welcome service in the afternoon, The Rev Brenda Mitchell baptised Isaac George Armitage, Ewan Peter Armitage, George Benjamin Lucas Bolton and Emma Rose.

* Sunday service at Golcar Baptist church was conducted by the Rev Chris Thompson, the organist was Calinda Stockhill, the pianist was Chris Woodhead, the saxophonist was Michelle Thompson and the reader was Michelle Thompson.


* Morning service at Christ Church was led by the Rev Julian Perkins who celebrated Holy Communion and gave a blessing. Lesson were read by David Hyde and Margaret McQuillan. Ian Blakley preached and prayed and the organist was Rhona Jepson. The Rev Julian Perkins led the evening service, read lessons and gave a blessing. Margaret McQuillan preached and prayed and the organist was Derek Horn.

* Mr Raymond Brook from Outlane led family worship at Linthwaite Methodist Church last Sunday. Raymond likened the world of Victor Meldrew - I don''t believe it to many instances to others of Christ''s life. He also used pictures to demonstrate the phrase. Joanna Ambler and Lesley Baxter were the readers and Maureen Stead operated the AV. Coffee was served after the service.


* Sunday morning worship at the United Church was led by Mrs Judith Robinson and Chris Cook was the organist. * At St Bartholomew''s Church a service of Holy Communion was led by David Corps and Geoffrey Holroyd, the reading was by Margaret O'Connor and prayers were offered by Diane Ellis. Samantha Crook gave the sermon and organists were Simon Crook and Dennis Brook. Sidesmen were Joan and John Bradbury, Sharon Turner and Alison Gibson. Coffee was served in the hall by Mary Horn, Mabel Smithies and Jean Pennington. On Saturday, April 17 there is a wedding fayre in church, 10am-4pm with fashion shows at noon and 3pm. On Saturday, April 24 it is Marsden Cuckoo Day and refreshments and lunches will be served in the hall, 10am-4pm.


* At the midweek Christadelphian Bible Class Mr P Siviter from Heckmondwike spoke on Anna the Prophetess, and on Sunday evening Mr A McEvoy from Halifax spoke on The Bible in Your Life.


* A pleasant Wednesday afternoon meeting was held at Parkwood Methodist Church. Guest speaker Mr David Harris on Generations from 1945 and their Prime Ministers. In the chair was Jean Johnson, pianist was Kenneth Rothery and refreshments were served by Betty Sykes and Nora Beaumont. Marion Lloyd welcomed the congregation on Sunday morning to Parkwood Methodist Church. Guest preacher was Christine Shaw, reader Ann Ivy, organist was Kenneth Rothery and coffee was served after the service by Pat and Albert Battey.


* St James' Parish Church Mother's Union met on Wednesday and had a meal at the Rose and Crown at Cop Hill as their Spring Lunch.

* Slaithwaite Good Companions met on Thursday when they had an excellent afternoon. Patricia Parkinson welcomed 12 members of Slaithwaite Methodist Choir who gave a varied, entertaining programme. Conducted by Wendy Redfearn who also had a fund of good jokes. The pianist was Margaret Stevenson, soloist Wilf Hansom, who amused and led the singing of the Holmfirth anthem Pratty Flower. Poetry by Marjory Crowther also choir member Maureen Weaving. A tribute was paid to Una Iredale who passed away at Easter, a past secretary of the club for over 34 years. She was a member of the club's member's choir and the Huddersfield Methodist Choir. Una will be sadly missed. There were birthdays to be celebrated - Jean Hargreaves, also Ethel Shaw's 90th birthday and a cake for her to cut. A stalwart of the club she was also a member of the helper's choir and a great entertainer with her poems and amusing tales of her life as a land girl during World War II. She was former chairperson of our club. Patricia gave a vote of thanks. It was an afternoon to remember.

* St James' Parish Church Holy Communion service was led by Rev Robin Townsend, assisted by Jeanette Seed, layreader, and Raymond Denton. The lesson was read by Chris Dunkison. The gospel and the address by Simon Parkinson, prayers were by Jeanette. The music group led the singing, the pianist was Hiroko Townsend, and the organist was Alvi Whitehead.

* Sunday worship at the Methodist Church was led by Mr Philip McSweeney of Longwood, who opened the service with verses from Psalm 151. There were readings by Carston Svensguard from Psalm 115 and from St Johns Gospel by Linda Hanson. The congregation assisted in prayer and the organist was Roger Mitchell.

* Ladies Fellowship enjoyed a craft afternoon when Laura Lindsay of Linthwaite came along to talk and demonstrate lace making. She brought along samples of her lace work as well as crochet and tatting. Anne Walker was in the chair, led prayers and a meditation Eddie Askew. Tea and cakes were provided by the tea rota ladies and included cattern cakes kindly contributed by Linda. Before leaving the ladies were able to see the welcome banner which has been placed in the entrance to the church, and in which several of the fellowship ladies had worked. The pianist was Maureen Weaving.
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Apr 17, 2010
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