Mirfield district news: May 3 - 10
MEET YOUR REPORTER - Meet a journalist from the Mirfield Reporter for a chat or to pass on potential stories. Friday May 10: Cafe Boo, Huddersfield Road, 10am-11am.
MIRFIELD ARMY CADET FORCE - Monday and Thursday: Parades, Crowther Road, 7pm-9pm.
BIRSTALL WOODTURNING CLUB - The club is based at Unit 46, Holme Bank Mills, Station Road. Opening hours: Monday, 9.30am-3pm; Tuesday, 9.30am-2.30pm; Wednesday, 7pm-9pm; Thursday, 9.30am-3.30pm; Saturday, 9am-1pm. Contact: Kaspar on 01924 274515 or visit www.birstall-woodturning-club.co.uk.
BOOK LAUNCH - Tomorrow: Chrissie - A Life Well Lived by Chris Ward, Mirfield Library, Huddersfield Road, 10am.
CASTLE HALL NEIGHBOURHOOD FORUM - Monday May 13: Meeting, Mirfield fire station, Huddersfield Road, 7pm.
CHILDREN’S CENTRE - Today: Baby massage, 1pm-2.30pm, booking essential; playgroup sessions, 9.30am-11am. Monday: Jolly babies singing session, 1.15pm-1.45pm; Musical Toddlers singing session, 2pm-2.30pm. Tuesday: Childminder support group, 9.30am-11.30am. Wednesday: One Stop Shop information session at St Andrew’s Methodist Church. Thursday: Stay and Play, 1pm-3pm. Contact: 01924 326622.
COMMUNITY CENTRE - Today: U3A art, 10am-noon; U3A quilting group, 10am-noon. Monday: U3A painting, 10am-noon; U3A needlecraft, 2pm-4pm; senior youth club, ages 13-19, 5.30pm-8pm; Indiability, young people’s charity fundraising group, 6pm-9pm; samurai martial arts training, over 14s, 7.30pm-9pm. Tuesday: Sketching class, 1.30pm-4pm; U3A table tennis, 2pm-4pm; Mirfield First Scouts, 6pm-9pm. Wednesday: U3A local history group, 10am-noon; yoga class, 1.30pm-3pm; junior youth club, ages 8-12, 5.30pm-8pm; Footprints, young people’s journalism project, 6pm-9pm. Thursday: Senior citizens’ activities, 2pm-4pm. Monday May 13: Mirfield Community Trust and Gilder Hall Youth Foundation, annual meeting, 7.15pm.
COMMUNITY TRUST / GILDER HALL YOUTH FOUNDATION - Monday May 13: Annual meeting, Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, 7.15pm.
HAPPY MEMORIES GROUP - A group for people with dementia-type illnesses and their carers. Tuesday: St Andrew’s Church, noon-3pm. Contact: Cath or Ronnie Knowles, 01924 515619.
LADIES’ LUNCHEON CLUB - Today: Meeting with speaker Dr Liz Higgins, formerly of Kirkwood Hospice, Pear Tree Inn, Huddersfield Road, 12.30pm.
DEWSBURY/MIRFIELD MUSIC CENTRE - Today: The Mirfield Free Grammar, Kitson Hill Road, 5pm-7.30pm. Contact: 01484 426426 or visit www.kirkleesmusicschool.org.uk.
NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM - Meet officers to talk about issues in your area. Tomorrow: Co-op, Huddersfield Road, 2pm-4pm.
NORTHORPE HALL - Wednesday May 15: Self-harm information session, 6pm-8pm.
OLD BANK ANGLING CLUB - Wednesday: Meeting, Old Bank WMC, 8.30pm. The group, which has access to stretches of the River Calder at Battyeford, the canal through Mirfield to Shepley Bridge and the Combs dam at Thornhill, is welcoming new members for this season. Contact: Derek Wattam, 01924 499151.
OVER 50S GROUP - On Friday, the group met at the Zion Baptist Church Hall and chairman Roy Parry welcomed singer Amie Rae. Roy Wilson started taking names for the group’s trip to Bowes Museum on June 7. This was followed by tea and biscuits and the raffle. Today: Trip to York’s Chocolate Story, leaves 12.30pm.
PACT MEETING - Monday May 13: Mirfield fire station, Huddersfield Road, 7pm.
ROTARY CLUB - Monday: Meets at Dewsbury District Golf Club, Sands Lane, 6.30pm.
ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - Tuesday: Old Bank Club, 7.45pm.
SAFE ANCHOR TRUST OPEN WEEKENDS - Saturday-Monday: Free 50-minute canal boat rides on the Calder and Hebble Navigation with the Safe Anchor Trust, Shepley Bridge Marina, 10.30am-4pm.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ ACTIVITY GROUP - Thursday: Chair-based exercises and games, Mirfield community centre, Water Royd Lane, 2pm.
EVANGELICAL CHURCH - Sunday: Sunday Club, 9.45am-10.30am; prayer meeting, 10.15am; morning service, 10.45am; evening service, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Time to Spare, 10.30am; Fish Club, four to seven years, 3.45pm-4.45 pm; Choozdi Chillout, school years three to six, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Wednesday: Jolly Tots, 9.45am-11.30am; Bible study and prayer meeting, 7.45pm. Thursday: Jolly Tots, 9.45am-11.30am; Regenerate, school years seven-10, 7.30pm-9pm. Visit: www.mirfield-church.org.uk.
SALVATION ARMY - On Sunday, Morning worship was led by Majors Alan and Marie Hickman. In the afternoon Messy Church featured the story of Joseph and his coat of many colours. Today: Lunch club, noon; Activate kids club, five to nine years. Tomorrow: Wedding of Tanya Green and Alex Pryor, noon. Sunday: Prayer meeting, 9.30am; morning worship, 10am. Tuesday: Edward Bear Parent and Toddler club, 10am and 1pm; 345 Club, 3.40pm. Wednesday: Edward Bear Parent and Toddler Club, 10am; Bible study, 7.30am. Friday May 10: Lunch club, noon; Activate kids club, five to nine years, 5.45pm.
ST AIDAN’S CATHOLIC - Today: Mass, 10am. Tomorrow: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm. Sunday: Mass with children’s liturgy, 9.30am. Wednesday: Mass, 10am, followed by Lectio Divina.
ST ANDREW’S METHODIST - Saturday May 11: Happy Memories Group spring fayre, 11am-2pm, admission 50p; games evening and supper, 7pm for 7.15pm start, tickets £6.
MIRFIELD TEAM PARISH - Tomorrow: Choir practice, 4.30pm. Sunday: Holy Communion, St Mary’s, Church Lane, 8.30am and 9.45am; Holy Communion, St John’s, Upper Hopton, 11.15am, Sunday school for children over two. Monday: Afternoon tea, St Mary’s Community Centre, Church Lane, 2pm-4pm. Wednesday: Holy Communion followed by brunch and open church, St Mary’s, Church Lane, 10am-3pm; afternoon tea, Croft House, Upper Hopton, 2pm-4pm. Thursday: Holy Communion followed by coffee, St Paul’s, Eastthorpe, 10am. To book weddings or baptisms see Kath at the parish office, Wednesdays at 6.30pm-7pm, Thursdays at 1pm-4pm or Fridays 9.30am-12.30pm, or call 01924490167. Contact: The Rev Hugh Baker, 01924 505790 or firstname.lastname@example.org; visit www.mirfieldteamparish.org.uk.
TRINITY METHODIST - Street prayers this week are for Lady Heton Drive. Today: Coffee morning, church vestibule, 10am-11.30am. Sunday: Morning worship led by Alistair Ferguson, 10.30am; circuit united service for Christian Aid, Morley, 6pm. Monday: Gingerbread friendship group for single parents, church vestibule, 10.30am, call 07811487472. Wednesday: Midweek communion led by the Rev Alison Crookes, 9.30am; coffee and quiet reflection, 10am-11.30am; walking group leaves, 10.30am. Thursday: House fellowship, the home of Philip Bailey, 7.30pm.
WELLHOUSE MORAVIAN CHURCH - Sunday: Service led by Alan Holdsworth, 3pm. Monday: Church committee meeting, 7pm. Tuesday: Women’s fellowship meeting, 1.45pm.
ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Tomorrow: Coffee morning, 10am. Sunday: Service led by the Rev Terry Pottle, 10.30am. Water Royd Pre-school: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am-2.45pm; Tuesday and Friday. 9.30am-12.30pm. Monday: Prayer and Bible study, 5 Heathfield, 2pm. Friday April 18: Over 50s, 1.30pm-4pm.
CROFT HOUSE - Art group: Today, 1.30pm-4pm, and Monday, 7pm-9pm. Contact: Gail, 01924 508848. Yoga: Tuesday, 1.30pm-3pm, and Wednesday, 7.45pm-9.15pm. Open house: Wednesday 2pm-4pm. Keep Fit: Thursday, 7pm-8pm. Playgroup (two to five years): Monday and Thursday, 9.30am-3pm; Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, 9.30am-noon; contact Sharon on 07989 212296.
HOPTON IN BLOOM - Wednesday: Volunteers meet at Croft House car park, 9.30am.
KIRKHEATON WOMEN’S INSTITUTE - Saturday May 11: Quiz night with pie and pea supper, Croft House, Jackroyd Lane, 7.30pm for 8pm, tickets £6. Call Sharon, 01484 304421, or Audrey, 01484 304329.
With Margaret Mallaband
CHRIST THE KING - Last Sunday’s service was well attended. The prayers were led by Ian Grange, the choir anthem was Amazing Grace, and music was played by Garth Swift, Steve Rochell and Nicola Bell. JAM had been talking about friendship and why they were good friends. The Annual Parochial Church Meeting was held after the service. Today: Morning prayer, 9am; Caterpillars, 2pm; Kumon Maths, 4pm. Sunday: Holy Communion, 8am; parish Eucharist, 10am. Monday-Friday: Pre-school, 9am. Monday: Kumon Maths, 4pm. Tuesday: Luncheon club, noon; dance club, 5pm-6.40pm; yoga, 7pm. Wednesday: Morning prayer, 9am; Holy Communion, 10am; The Extra Mile, 11am; uniformed organisations, 5pm onwards. Thursday: Uniformed organisations, 5pm onwards; choir practice, 7.15pm-8.30pm.
CRAFT BEE - Due to the bank holiday there will not be a Craft Bee on Monday. From the May 20, it will be held on the first and the third Mondays of the month.
ASCENSION DAY - The Deanery Ascension Day service takes place on Thursday at Trinity Church, South Ossett, at 7.30pm. The preacher will be the Rev Dr John Lawson.
PLANT SALE - Sunday May 12: Plant day sale with selling and swapping of plants, advice and refreshments, Community of the Resurrection, 1pm-5pm.
PENTECOST - Thursday May 16: Songs of Praise for Pentecost, followed by tea and cakes, Christ the King, 2pm. Sunday May 19: All age Pentecost worship followed by barbecue and and kite flying, Christ the King, 10am; Pentecost Priase!, Community of the Resurrection, 3pm.
COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday and Thursday: Youth group, eight-12 years, arts, crafts, drama and games, 6pm-7.15pm, 20p. Tuesday: The Dewsburyites youth theatre group for all ages, putting on plays and musical shows, 7pm-8.45pm, £2.
FRIENDLY CLUB - An over 50s group which meets for refreshments, chat, gentle chair exercises, quizzes, speakers and outings. Tuesday: Ravensthorpe Community Centre, Garden Street, 10am-noon.
WOMEN FIRST - A self-help group for women over 18 who suffer from depression, low confidence or anxiety or who simply want to get involved in new activities and meet new friends. Monday: Yoga, 1.15pm-2.30pm. Thursday: Exercise and toning session, 10am-11am. Sessions £1.50.
ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH - Sunday May 12: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday, the service was led by Isobelle Templeton and the organist was Rodney Green. Sunday: Communion service led by the Rev Alison Termie, 10am. Tuesday: Tuesday Clubm 7.30pm. Thursday: Community lunch, noon. Saturday May 11: Coffee morning, raffle, cakes, books and bric-a-brac for sale, 10am-11.30am.
DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT
DEWSBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP - Monday’s AGM saw the new president elect, Tony Pratt, and vice president, Paul Ketton announced. It was decided by vote that the new name will be Dewsbury Photographic Group. Next meeting: May 13, Digital Night.
DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - Last Sunday ten members set off from Hayfield for a 12 mile walk, which took in Kinder Scout and William Clough. Stuart Gledhill was the leader. A walk planned for Sunday May 5 has been cancelled.
DEWSBURY PROBUS CLUB - At the fortnightly meeting at Hanging Heaton Church Hall last Thursday, members observed a minute’s silence after president Ken Wright reported the death of one of their oldest members, Alan Taylor at the age of 90. Mr Taylor, a retired accountant, had been a member for 16 years and had been very active right up to his sudden death. The speaker was Len Gardner who gave an interesting presentation on ‘My Life in Textiles’. Reports were given by secretary John Jenkinson, treasurer Colin Spurr and registrar Tommy Lynn. At the next meeting on May 9, the speaker will be Stuart Archer with a talk entitled ‘Schools and the First World War’.
KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 100528; second prize of £100 - 5291; third prize of £50 - 9556; and five prizes of £20 - 10809, 3256, 5804, 6565, 9461. To join contact: 01484 557913.