Mirfield District News: July 12-18


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.

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 on Thursday July 4, President Margaret Carson welcomed 53 members. The next meeting will be a Members Own Meeting, at 2pm on Thursday July 18, at the Salvation Army Community Centre, Huddersfield Road, Mirfield. Visitors are welcome. 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 - On Friday chairman Roy Parry welcomed back Amie Rae who sang some beautiful songs and entertained us for an hour. Tea and biscuits were served and there was the raffle.Today we will be visiting the Lakeside Restaurant, Ponderosa, for lunch. 1.30 for 2pm. The club is now able to welcome new members and we meet every Friday at 2pm. Contact Roy Wilson 01924 250127.

PROBUS - The president welcomed 41 members to an excellent talk by Malcolm Haigh on a Journalists Life. A vote of thanks was given by Ray Marshall. Next meeting: Thursday July 18 will be a talk by Sue Charlesworth on Life in the Probation Service. New members always welcome.First and third Thursday: 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. [anything extra is emailed in]

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. Wednesday: Bible Study and Prayer Meeting, 7.45pm. Visit: www.mirfield-church.org.uk

SALVATION ARMY - On Sunday family worship included the dedication of Christofer (the child of a Hungarian family who have recently joined the fellowship) and was led by Captains Ian and Sandy Davis and followed by a Faith Lunch including Hungarian goulasch prepared by the family. Today: Lunch club, 12pm; Activate Kids club (5-9 years), 5.45pm. Sunday: Prayer Meeting, 9.30am; Morning worship led by Captains Ian and Sandy Davis, 10am; Evening worship will be the fifth session of the Frontline Mission course, 6pm. Monday: Lunch club, 12 pm; 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: Lunch club, 12pm; Activate Kids club (ages 5-9 years) 5.45pm.

ST AIDAN’S CATHOLIC - Today: Mass, 10am. Saturday: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm. Sunday: Mass with readers Moira Thornton and Maureen Disbrey and children’s liturgy, 9.30am; Parish BBQ in the afternoon.

ST ANDREW’S METHODIST - Street prayers this week are for Foxroyd Drive. Sunday: Morning worship led by John Wilson, 10.30am; Circuit United Service at Trinity, theme: Action for Children, 6pm. Tuesday: Toddler group, 9.30am; Support group for dementia sufferers and carers, in the afternoon; Men’s Fellowship AGM, 7.45pm. Wednesday: Midweek Communion at Trinity Methodist, 9.30am; Seeker’s group, 7.30pm. Friday: Coffee morning, 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 are for New Tan House. Today: Coffee morning in the

Church vestibule, 10am - 11.30am. Sunday: Morning worship led by Anthony Crowther, 10.30am, Circuit United Service for Action for Children at St. Andrews, 6pm. Monday: Gingerbread Friendship Group, support for single parents 10.30am - phone 0781 148 7372 for more details. Wednesday: Midweek communion, 9.30am; Church open for coffee and quiet reflection, 10-11.30am; Walking group leaves the Church at 10.30am. Thursday: No House Fellowship this week.

WELLHOUSE MORAVIAN CHURCH - Sunday: Service of Lovefeast and Holy Communion will be led by the Rev Kenneth Evans, 3pm.

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Saturday: Coffee morning, 10am. Sunday: Service led by the Rev Terry Pottle, 10.30am. Friday: Over 50s group, 1.30pm-4pm. Water Royd Pre-school: Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 9.30am-2.45pm; Tuesday and Friday. 9.30am-12.30pm.


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.

HOPTON MILLS CRICKET CLUB - Sunday: Brass in the Wood with Meltham Brass Band from 4pm. Adults £10, concessions available. Bar open until late, picnics available.


With Margaret Mallaband

CHRIST THE KING - The celebrant and preacher at last Sunday’s service was the Rev Dr Chris Swift, the organist was Garth Swift. Intercessions were led by Gerry Foreman and the choir anthem was Be still for the presence of the Lord. The Bishop of Wakefield will give every church £100 to help kick start a community initiative to mark his tenth anniversary as diocesan Bishop and to celebrate the Christian Churches year of mission, HOPE 2014. Our Rural Dean Paul Maybury will be leaving in the autumn to take up a new appointment as Spirituality Co-ordinator and Bishop’s Missioner in the South East Cyprus Chaplaincy (Diocese of Cyprus and the Gulf; Province of the Episcopal Church in Jerusalem and the Middle East.

WHAT’S ON - Today: Butterflies, 2pm. Monday- Friday:Morning Prayer, Pre-school, 9am. Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: Uniformed organisations, 5pm. Monday: Craft Bee, 1pm; Chi Kung, 7.45pm. Tuesday: Luncheon Group, 12pm; Dance Club, 5-6.40pm; Yoga, 7pm . Wednesday: Holy Communion, 10am; The Extra Mile; 11am. Thursday: Choir Practice, 7.15pm. Friday: Caterpillars, 2pm; Kumon Maths, 4pm. Sunday July 14: All Age Worship JAM are doing Jonah.


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, 7pm-8.45pm, £2.

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

WOMEN FIRST - 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 - Every other Sunday, next July 21: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - On Sunday the service was led by Rev Alan Evans and the organist was Joyce Patterson. On Monday a service celebrated the life of Phylis Shaw. Sunday: Service led by Timothy Pearson and Puppets for Jesus, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, 10am.

DEWSBURY and district

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.

DROP IN SERVICE - 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 - 10130; second prize of £100 - 623; third prize of £50 - 1676; and five prizes of £20 - 7173, 10163, 10316, 100826, 100131. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.

THE NERVE CENTRE KIRKLEES - Wednesday: Stronger Together, The Options Centre, 10.30am-2pm. Contact: Stella or Richard, 01484 469853, Wednesdays or Fridays.

PROBUS CLUB - An intriguing story of a sculptor’s life was given by Stephen Hines last Thursday, whose latest sculpture has recently been unveiled at Dewsbury and District Hospital. Mr Hines was introduced by president Robin Chilvers and a vote of thanks was given by past president Bob Hunter. Reports were given by secretary John Jenkinson , treasurer Colin Spurr and acting registrar Les Goodall. Next meeting: Thursday July 18, John Lyte and Stuart Hartley will give an illustrated presentation entitled “Briestfield Exposed”.

MINSTER CHURCH - Sunday: Morning worship, 10.30am; Team Holy Communion, 6.30pm. Every weekday morning: Prayer in the Paulinus Chapel, 9am. Wednesday: Holy Communion, noon; Bible Study, 7.30pm. Thursday: Bible study, 1.30pm. The Minster Church is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm. The Refectory is open 9.30am-2.30pm.