This week’s district news, April 19-25.
MEET YOUR REPORTER - Meet a journalist from the Mirfield Reporter for a chat or to pass on potential stories. Friday April 26: 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: St. Andrews Methodist Church, Old Bank Road, 7.30pm. Four week tasters available, no audition required. 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.
GEARSTONES LODGE - Tuesday: Annual meeting, Old Colonial, Dunbottle Lane, 7.30pm.
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.
DEWSBURY/MIRFIELD MUSIC CENTRE - Today: The Mirfield Free Grammar, Kitson Hill Road, 5pm-7.30pm. Contact: 01484 426426 or visit www.kirkleesmusicschool.org.uk.
PACT MEETING - Thursday: Police and Communities Together meeting, Old Bank School, Taylor Hall lane, 6.30pm.
ROTARY CLUB - Monday: Meets at Dewsbury District Golf Club, Sands Lane, 6.30pm.
SENIOR CITIZENS’ ACTIVITY GROUP - Thursday: Chair-based exercises and games, Mirfield community centre, Water Royd Lane, 2pm.
SPORTS COUNCIL - Today: Sports Awards, Mirfield Cricket Club, Huddersfield Road, 8pm.
EVANGELICAL CHURCH - Sunday: Sunday Club, 9.45am-10.30am; prayer meeting, 10.15am; morning service, 10.45am; evening service, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Fish Club, four to seven years, 3.45pm-4.45pm; 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 Captains Ian and Sandy Davis This was followed by a faith lunch and a praise meeting. Today: Lunch club, noon. Sunday: Prayer meeting, 9.30am; morning worship led by Captains Tony and Mavis Goodwin, retired Officers from Bradford,10am. Monday: Lunch club, noon; Home League, 1.15pm. Tuesday: Edward Bear Parent and Toddler Club,10am and 1pm; 345 Club, 3.45pm. Wednesday: Edward Bear Parent and Toddler club, 10am; Bible Study, 7.30pm. Friday April 26: 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 readers Kathryn Cook and Moira Thornton, children’s liturgy, 9.30am. Tuesday: First Communion preparation, 5pm; Mass 7pm. Wednesday: Mass, 10am, followed by Lectio Divina; Christian Care meeting, 5pm.
ST ANDREW’S METHODIST - Street Prayers this week are for Northway Gardens. Sunday: Morning worship led by the Rev Alison Crookes, 10.30am; evening worship led by the Rev David Hulme, 6pm. Monday: Wives Group, 7.30pm. Tuesday: Toddler group, 9.30am; Tuesday Group, beetle drive, 2pm; support group for dementia sufferers and carers, afternoon. Friday April 26: Coffee morning.
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 Woodsome Avenue. Today: Coffee morning, church vestibule, 10am-11.30am. Sunday: Early communion and breakfast wit the Rev Alison Crookes, 8.45am; morning worship led by Judith Santry, 10.30am. Monday: Gingerbread single parents friendship group, 10.30am, call 07811487372. Wednesday: Midweek communion led by the Rev Alison Crookes, 9.30am; walking group leaves, 10.30am; coffee and quiet reflection, 10am-11.30am. Thursday: House fellowship, the home of Pauline Brooks, 7.30pm.
WELLHOUSE MORAVIAN CHURCH - Sunday: Church anniversary service led by the Rev G Kent, 3pm. Tuesday: Women’s fellowship, 1.45pm.
ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - 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, Manse, 2 West Royd Drive, 2pm; Slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tuesday: Ladies Group, trip to Ilkley and lunch at the Wetherby Whaler. Friday April 26: 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.
UPPER HOPTON COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - Tomorrow: Spring fair, arts and crafts stalls, light lunches available, Croft House, 3pm, entry 50p.
KIRKHEATON WI - Tuesday: Open evening for new and existing members, Croft House, 7.30pm.
With Margaret Mallaband
CHRIST THE KING - The Preacher at last Sunday’s service was the Rev John Wilkinson, a previous incumbent at Christ The King. He started his sermon with a school song, which tells of life and how it changes us. Forty years featured quite often which was quite apt as he was preaching as one of the 40 preachers we hope to invite during this, our 40th anniversary year. The song, he informed us, was the school song of Harrow School and of Royds Hall School which he attended some years previously. His sermon was about the fact that God cannot be contained, that he is everywhere at all times and can and will surprise us with his presence where and when we least expect it. The service was accompanied by the music group (Steve Rochell, Nicola and Nathan Bell) and the choir anthem was Down By The Riverside. Intercessions were created and presented by Steve Rochell. Last Tuesday at the Rev Sue Brooks lead a group in an evening of hand massage and spoke about touch and essential oils. The Extra Mile study group restarted last Wednesday. The focus of the discussion was Rembrant’s painting, The Prodigal Son.
NEW FLOOR - During the week beginning April 7, the floor in the Narthex at Christ The King was recovered with carpet tiles and it looks really good.
THANKSGIVING - This Sunday April 21, the thanksgiving service for 25 years of the Mara-Wakefield link (which actually started at Christ The King) will be held in Wakefield Cathedral at 4pm. The preacher will be Bishop Hilkiah.
MEETING - The annual parochial church meeting will take place in church at 11.30am on Sunday April 28.
THIS WEEK - Today: Morning prayer, 9am; Caterpillars, for mums, babies and toddlers, 2pm; Kumon maths, 4pm. Sunday: Holy communion, 8am; parish eucharist with Baptism of Willow, 10am. Monday-Friday: Pre-school, 9am. Monday: Kumon maths, 5pm; uniformed organisations, 6pm onwards. Tuesday: Luncheon group, 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. Visit www.Christ-the-King.co.uk or email email@example.com.
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. Contact Sughara, 0794 339 9488, or call in to the Addas Centre, 652 Huddersfield Road.
ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH - Sunday April 28: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.
UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday, the service was led by the Rev Mark Robinson and the organist was Rodney Green. Tomorrow: Coffee and scones, cakes, bric-a-brac and book stalls, Longcauseway United Reformed Church, 12.30pm-3.30pm. Sunday: Service led by Mary Broomhead, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, 10am-11.30am.
DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT
DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Last Monday’s annual auction might raised £125. Next week: Practical portraits. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 491306 or visit www.dewsburyphoto.com/home.
DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - On Sunday nine members walked 13 miles, setting off from the Hole of Horcrum and taking in Bridestones and Blakey Topping. Cynthia O’Driscoll led the walk. Tomorrow: ‘Thorner and Bardsey’. This is a B walk. Please meet at the Link Road, Dewsbury, 9.30am. Maureen and Norman Dewhirst are the leaders. Sunday: ‘Pendle Hill’. This is a B-plus walk. Please meet at Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury, 8.30am. David Lodge is the leader.
DROP IN SERVICE - Aromatherapy, specialist nursing advice, creative therapies, physiotherapy and more for people with a life limiting illness and their carers. Monday: Rosewood Centre, Dewsbury and District Hospital, 10am-4pm. Contact: senior sister Julie Pagan or sister Carol Parker, 01924 512039.
KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 9311; second prize of £100 - 1994; third prize of £50 - 9666; and five prizes of £20 - 3484, 1748, 100116, 9416, 8525. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.
THE NERVE CENTRE KIRKLEES - Supports people with neurological conditions and those who care for them. Wednesday: Stronger Together, The Options Centre, 10.30am-2pm. Sessions include activities, therapies, support, advice and information about the management of the condition. Contact: Stella or Richard, 01484 469853, Wednesdays or Fridays.
NORTH KIRKLEES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP AND FRIENDS - The group organises regular activities for autistic and special-needs children, including siblings. Contact: Kath on 0777 253 4625 or Maggie on 0773 821 8784.