Mirfield district news

Apologies for these not appearing in the paper this week, we have had printing problems.


MEET YOUR REPORTER - Meet a journalist from the Mirfield Reporter for a chat or to pass on potential stories. Friday December 14: 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.

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.

CHORAL SOCIETY - Monday: Trinity Methodist Church, Huddersfield Road, 7.30pm. Contact: Duncan Smith, 01924 495395.

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.

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.

OVER 50S GROUP - On Friday the group met at the Zion Baptist Church and chairman Roy Parry welcomed In Accord. This was followed by tea and biscuits and a raffle. Today: Wayfarers Revival and Christmas bring-and-buy £1 stall, Zion Baptist Church, 2pm.

RAILWAY ENTHUSIASTS SOCIETY - Sunday December 16: Christmas dinner. Contact: Secretary Pete Whitworth, 01924 498451, or chairman Barry Laycock, 01924 521931.

ROTARY CLUB - Monday: Meets at Dewsbury District Golf Club, Sands Lane, 6.30pm.

SAFE ANCHOR TRUST OPEN WEEKENDS - Tomorrow and Sunday: Santa Special canal boat rides on the Calder and Hebble Navigation with the Safe Anchor Trust, Lidl, Station Road, Mirfield, 10am-3pm, £7.50 per child aged seven or under.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ ACTIVITY GROUP - Thursday: Chair-based exercises and games followed by tea and biscuits, Mirfield community centre, Water Royd Lane, 2pm. Last week the group welcomed a new member.

SALVATION ARMY - On Sunday, morning worship for the first Sunday in Advent was led by Captain Ian Davis on the theme Miracle Of The Moment. In the evening, the congregation joined other churches in Mirfield for an Advent service at Christ The King, Battyeford. Today: Luncheon club, noon; Messy Church Christmas special, 6pm. Sunday: Prayer meeting, 10am; morning worship on the theme Miracle Of The Message, 10.30am; carol service in aid of Kirkwood Hospice, 6.30pm. Monday: Luncheon club, noon; Home League, 1.15pm. Tuesday: Edward Bear Parent and Toddler Club, 10am and 1pm; 3-4-5 Club with playtime, story time, signing and crafts, children aged three to five years, 3.45pm. Wednesday: Edward Bear Parent and Toddler Club, 7.30pm. Friday December 14: Luncheon club, noon; Activated Kids Club, five to nine years, 5.45pm.

ST AIDAN’S CATHOLIC - Today: Mass, 10am. Tomorrow: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm. Sunday: Mass with readers Liz Higgins and Moira Thornton, bring toys for the Toy Sunday collection, 9.30am. Wednesday: Mass folllowed by Lectio Divina, 10am. Thursday: Reconciliation service, 7pm.

ST ANDREW’S METHODIST - Street Prayers this week are for Eastfield Road. Sunday: Prayer and praise meeting, 9.45am; annual all-age toy service led by the Rev Alison Crookes, take unwrapped toys as gifts for local children or toiletries and sweets for Daybreak’s appeal, 10.30am; evening worship led by the Rev Judith Satchell, 6pm. Monday: Wives’ group Christmas party, 7.30pm. Tuesday: Toddler group, 9.30am; support group for dementia sufferers and carers, afternoon. Wednesday: Midweek Communion, 9.30am. Friday December 14: Coffee morning, 10am; Friday Fun Christmas special on the theme Gifts and Giving, children up to school year six accompanied by an adult, children and adults take a small wrapped gift to give away, 6.30pm.

MIRFIELD TEAM PARISH - Tomorrow: Junior choir practice, 4pm; 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 vicar@mirfieldteamparish.org.uk; visit www.mirfieldteamparish.org.uk.

TRINITY METHODIST - Street prayers this week are for Park Drive West. Today and tomorrow: Christmas tree festival, 10am-4pm. Sunday: Morning worship led by Pauline Brookes, annual toy and gift service in aid of Daybreak’s appeal, Dewsbury Women’s Refuge and the Ravensthorpe Action For Children project, 10.30am; Christmas tree festival followed by closing ceremony and prize-giving by the Mayor of Mirfield Coun David Pinder, noon-3pm. Monday: Mirfield Choral Society, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Midweek Communion with the Rev Alison Crookes, 9.30am; coffeee and quiet reflection, 10am-11.30am. Thursday: House fellowship, the home of Roz and Peter Clack, 7.30pm, call 01924 496508.

WELLHOUSE MORAVIAN CHURCH - Sunday: Lunch church led by Neil Saville, noon. Wednesday: Members will attend the ordination of Dr Peter Gubi, Dukenfield, 7.30pm.

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Tomorrow: Christmas coffee morning, 10am-11.30am. Sunday: Service led by Jane Day, area minister for mission, 10.30am. Monday-Friday: Water Royd Pre-school, 9.30am-12.30pm. Monday: Slimming club, 5.15pm and 7pm. Tuesday: Ladies’ meeting Christmas lunch, Willow Valley Golf Club. Friday December 14: 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)