Mirfield district news: August 9-16


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. Contact: Duncan Smith, 01924 495395, or find the group on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

EVENING TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD - Next meeting: Thursday September 19, Church House, Church Lane, Mirfield, 7.30pm. The speaker will be Kirstie Dawson on the life of a PCSO.

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 737068.

LADIES’ PROBUS - At the meeting held on August 1, President Margaret Carson, welcomed 47 members. Next meeting: Thursday August 15, 2pm, at the Salvation Army Community Centre, Huddersfield Road, when Eric Scaife will speak on ‘Yorkshire Dialect and Humour.’ Visitors are welcome at our meetings. Further details from Joan 01924 505326

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.

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 - The group had an outing to the Wetherby Whaler at Wakefield on Friday for lunch. It was a very good meal and everyone had a good time.Today we have one of the clubs favourite singing duo, Kim and Dave Valentine.The club is now able to welcome new members and we meet every Friday at 2pm. Contact Roy Wilson on 01924 250127.

PROBUS - The vice president welcomed 43 members to listen to Mills,Mayhem and Murder, a talk given by David Pinder. A vote of thanks was given by Roger Swithenbank. Thursday: Speaker Jeffrey Turner on John Philip Sousa, Salvation Army, Huddersfield Road, 10am.

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

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION - First Wednesday: Junior section, Old Colonial, Dunbottle Lane. Every second Tuesday of month: Old Bank Club, 7.45pm.

SAFE ANCHOR TRUST OPEN WEEKENDS - Free 50-minute canal boat rides on the Calder and Hebble Navigation with the Safe Anchor Trust, Shepley Bridge Marina, 10.30am-4pm. June 1-2, August 24-26, September 28-29.

SENIOR CITIZENS’ ACTIVITY GROUP - Thursday: Chair-based exercises and games, Mirfield community centre, Water Royd Lane, 2pm.

SPEN VALLEY-BERGKAMEN EXCHANGE GROUP - First Wednesday: Social evening, Mirfield Social And Constitutional Club, St Paul’s Road, 8pm. The group runs events throughout the year and exchanges visits to Germany in alternate years. Contact: Eric, 01924 404443.

EVANGELICAL CHURCH - Sunday: Prayer Meeting, 10.15am; Morning Service, 10.45am; Evening Service, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Time to Spare (first Tuesday in month) – 10.30am;. Wednesday: Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7.45pm. Visit: www.mirfield-church.org.uk

SALVATION ARMY - On Sunday, morning worship was led by Brenda and Brian Jubb. Today: Lunch club 12pm. Sunday: Prayer Meeting, 9.30am; Morning Worship led by Captains Ian and Sandy Davis 10am. Monday: Lunch club, 12pm; Home League 1.15pm. Wednesday: Bible Study 7.30pm. Friday: Lunch club 12pm.

ST AIDAN’S CATHOLIC - Saturday: Vigil mass 6.30pm. Sunday: Mass 9.30am. Thursday: Feast of the Assumption, Mass 11.30am and 6.30pm.

ST ANDREW’S - Street Prayers this week are for Sunny Bank Grove. Sunday: Morning worship, 10.30am; evening worship led by Rev. Dr. Roger Walton (Chair of West Yorkshire District), 6pm. Many of our groups are enjoying a summer break. Events this week include: Tuesday: Support Group for dementia sufferers and carers, pm. Friday: Coffee Morning, open to all for warm drinks and friendship, 10am.

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 vicar@mirfieldteamparish.org.uk; visit www.mirfieldteamparish.org.uk.

TRINITY METHODIST - Street prayers this week are for the residents of Kenworthy Close. Today: Coffee morning in the Church vestibule, 10-11.30am. Sunday: Morning worship will be led by Ralph Hemingway, 10.30am. Wednesday: No walking group this week. Church open for coffee and quiet reflection, 10-11.30am. Thursday: House Fellowship at the home of Pauline Brooks 7.30 pm.

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Saturday: Coffee morning, 10am. Sunday: Service led by the Rev Terry Pottle, 10.30am. Monday: Bible study and prayer meeting at The Manse, 2pm; Slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Friday: Over 50s, 1.30-4pm.


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.



With Margaret Mallaband

CHRIST THE KING - Last Sunday’s service was a slight departure from the norm as we had no organist, the choir stepped into the breach and all was well. What’s on at CtK through the week: During the holidays the Craft Bee will be operating as normal August 5 and 19, 1pm. Monday to Friday: Morning Prayer, 9am. Monday: Kumon, 4pm. Tuesday: Luncheon Group, 12pm. Wednesday: Holy Communion, 10am. Friday: Kumon, 10.45am

DATES FOR YOUR DIARY - August 18: Mirfield Show. September 1: Memorial Service for Father Dominic at Christ the King, 3pm. Saturday, October 5: Matrix Sponsored Walk 12.2 mile walk around the boundary of Mirfield. Tuesday September 3: Just Sing, 7.15pm. Like singing but don’t think you are any good at it then join us for this new venture! Minimum donation £2 - a cuppa and biscuit included. For more information contact Helen Mitchell 07841 419087 helenjanemitchell@gmail.com. Tuesday September 10: Windows into God. A reflective evening using art as a window with which to see God. Tuesday September 17: Flower Festival Preparations. Please see Linda Saltmarshe if you are able to help. Tuesday September 24: Film Night Quartet. At a home for retired musicians, the annual concert to celebrate Verdi’s birthday is disrupted by the arrival of Jean, an eternal diva and the former wife of one of the residents.

BOOK CLUB - The first book we will be reading is Miss Garnet’s Angel By Salley Vickers, this will be discussed in a light hearted and informal way, on Tuesday 22nd October, so there is plenty time to read it.

CtK FLOWER FESTIVAL - September 19 - 22. During the weekend at specific times the following will take place. Thursday: Flower Festival Champagne Reception, 7.30pm. Friday: Songs of Praise followed by afternoon tea, 1.30pm. Saturday: Jazz Band, 7.30pm. Sunday: Festival Eucharist followed by BBQ, 11am.


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 - Tuesday: Ravensthorpe Community Centre, Garden Street, 10am-noon.

RESIDENTS’ ACTION GROUP - The group meets every six weeks at the community centre in Garden Street to talk about concerns and how to make Ravensthorpe a better place to live. The group is looking to recruit new members and increase awareness of its work.

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 August 18: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday’s service was led by Mavis and Robert. The organist was Joyce Patterson. Sunday: Service led by Rev Mark Robinson, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, 10am-11am.


DEWSBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP - An exhibition of work by members is on display at Oakwell Hall, Birstall. The new season begins on Monday September 23. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 491306 or visit www.dewsburyphoto.com/home for more details.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - Twenty seven walkers set off along the canal on Wednesday July 31 to complete the eight mile Selby Horseshoe route. Wolfgang Shoneberg was the leader. Last Saturday, 27 people set off on a 7.5 mile walk from Lower Cumberworth via Birdsedge, Denby Dale, Withen Wood and the Kirklees Way. Barbara Addy was the leader. The following day, 13 members set off from Scarcroft with walk leader Malcolm Waterworth. The nine mile walk took in Bardsey, Wyke and Shadwell. Wednesday: Evening walk with fish and chip supper, meet Wetherby Whaler, Wakefield, 6pm, names to Norman Dewhirst.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT THIRD AGE - Course prospectus for 2013/14 is now available in local libraries, with four new classes: Sing and play guitar for fun, Wednesdays, 4.30-6.30pm, at Croft House, Upper Hopton, Mirfield; Hatha Yoga, Wednesdays 10-11.30am at Longcauseway Church, Dewsbury. Both start on October 9. Starting Monday October 14, 2-4pm, five-week gardening class, provisionally booked at Mirfield community centre. Beginning, Friday October 18, 10am-12pm, Your Family Tree, Dewsbury library. For more information check www.dewsbury-district3age.co.uk, telephone 07842284778 or 07842296419 or email at thirdage@dewsbury-district3age.co.uk.

KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 6004; second prize of £100 - 100405; third prize of £50 - 10515; and five prizes of £20 - 10101, 4523, 11159, 1494, 100065. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.

THE NERVE CENTRE KIRKLEES - 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 - Contact: Kath on 0777 253 4625 or Maggie on 0773 821 8784.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL - Terry Ann Scholes a hypnotherapist and hypnotist, was our speaker on July 25. After suffering depression for many years she decided to attend hypnosis classes and now practices herself. She demonstrated her skills and introduced us to her best therapy – the great belly laugh. For more details please ring 01924 273694/471177 or visit us on Fb or http://sigbi.org/dewsbury