Mirfield district news, June 7-13


MIRFIELD ARMY CADET FORCE - Monday and Thursday: Parades, Crowther Road, 7pm-9pm.

BATTYEFORD SPORTING CLUB - Email: contact@battyeford.co.uk.

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 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.

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 Kim and Dave Valentine who entertained us with their songs and music.This was followed by the raffle and tea and biscuits.Today: A short film followed by a cornish cream tea.The club is accepting new members,contact 01924 250127.

PROBUS - 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.

SALVATION ARMY - On Sunday, Morning worship was led by Captain Sandy Davis, evening worship was led by Captain Ian Davis and took the form of a “Frontline Mission Course”. Today: Lunch club, 12pm; Activate Kids club (5-9 years) 5.45pm. Saturday: Family Beetle Drive, all welcome, admission £1, children under 5 free, 6pm. Sunday: Prayer Meeting, 9.30am, Morning Worship led by Captains Ian and Sandy Davis, 10am; Session 2 of Frontline Mission Course, 6.30pm. Monday: Lunch club, 12pm; 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 5-9years) 5.45pm.

ST ANDREW’S METHODIST - Street Prayers this week are for Kiln Avenue. Sunday: Morning Worship led by Mr. Douglas Bourne,10.30am; Evening Worship, “Desert Island Discs” style, 6.30pm. Monday: Wives’ Group, 7.30pm. Tuesday: 11th, 9.30am, Toddler group, 9.30am; Support Group for dementia sufferers and carers. Wednesday: Midweek Communion, 9.30am; Believers Group at the home of. Margaret Butterworth, 7.30pm. Friday: Coffee Morning, 10am. Friday Fun, “Best Friends Always” – stories, craft and fun for all primary school age children, accompanied by an adult, 6.30pm. Advance Notice: Saturday June 29: Summer Fayre. Proceeds to the LGI Kidney Patient Association and Forget-Me-Not Trust.

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 - Today: Coffee morning, 10am -11.30am. Sunday: Service led by Rev Alison Crookes, 10.30am. Monday: Gingerbread Friendship Support Group, 10.30am. Tuesday: Church Council, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Coffee and quiet reflection in the Church, 10-11.30am. Thursday: Housegroup, 7.30pm. Please telephone 496508 for more details. Street prayers this week are for Wilson Terrace.

WELLHOUSE MORAVIAN CHURCH - Sunday: Lovefeast and Holy Communion with the Rev Kenneth Evans, 3pm. Tuesday: Women’s fellowship, 1.45pm.

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Saturday: Coffee morning, all welcome, 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: Slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Friday: Over 50’s Group, 1.30pm to 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 - At Sunday’s service the organist was Garth Swift, intercessions were led by Steve Rochell and the choir anthem was Come Holy Ghost by Thomas Attwood. Sunday: The preacher will be The Revd. Dr Stephen Spencer, Tanzanian Link Officer, 10am. Monday-Friday: Morning Worship, 9am; Pre-school, 9am. Monday: Uniformed Organisation, 5pm; Chi Kung, 8pm. Tuesday: Luncheon Group, 12pm; Dance Club, 5-6.40pm; Yoga, 8pm. Wednesday: Holy Communion, 10am; Uniformed organisations, from 5pm. Thursday: Uniformed organisations, from 5pm; Choir Practice, 7.15pm. Friday: Caterpillars, 2pm; Kumon Maths, 4pm.

DIARY DATES - Celebration of 40 Years of Christ the King, there will be a festival weekend on September 19-22 Plans are well underway and will revolve around a Flower Festival. Beginning on the Thursday, different events will be happening throughout the four days culminating with a Service of Celebration on the Sunday at 11am with the Bishop of Wakefield. Please make a note of these dates in your diary and keep them free if at all possible as there will be lots to do and lots to participate in.


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.

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 - Every other Sunday starting January 20: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday’s service was led by John Wadsworth. Joyce Patterson was organist. Sunday: Service led by Jessa Robinson. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, chat and coffee, 10am-11.30am.

DEWSBURY and district

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - Last Sunday 10 members set off from Malham, taking in Victoria Cave and Malham Tarn, during a 13.5 mile walk. Stuart Gledhill was walk leader.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT THIRD AGE - Brochures are available at libraries or via www.dewsbury-district3age.co.uk.

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.

DEWSBURY NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM - Today: Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 2pm-3.30pm. Thursday: Greenwood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, 2pm-4pm; Tesco Express, Leeds Road, 5pm-7pm.

FRENCH CAFE - Monday: Cloggs Cafe, Tithe Barn Street, 4pm-5pm, for coffee and friendly informal conversation in French at all levels. Contact: Elsie King, 01924 461328.

KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 10170; second prize of £100 - 6112; third prize of £50 - 331; and five prizes of £20 - 9011, 9909, 9811, 10813, 1419. 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.

OPTIONS CENTRE - Monday: Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tuesday: Yoga, 10am; luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee. Thursday: Luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee; Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Contact: Lesley, 01924 438239.

RNLI - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has speakers available. Contact Colin Senior on 01924 376455 or colin_senior@hotmail.com for adult presentations, or Anne Garside on 01924 271214 or apgarside@talktalk.net for educational presentations.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF DEWSBURY - A pamper day held at Pontefract Racecourse took place on May 18. Thanks were extended to Julie Thompson, President S.I.Yorkshire who organised what everyone agreed was a very successful and enjoyable day. Next meeting: June 27. Speaker will be Ann Gore of the Healing Hands Network, which helps people suffering from the after-effects of war and disaster. For more information, contact 01924 273694/277261 or visit our website or find us on Facebook.

VOLUNTEERING KIRKLEES - Thursday: Drop-in session, Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 10am-1pm. Contact: 01484 518457.

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. Saturday July 1: Swing and Sing, a concert by the Wetherby Light Music Singers and Friends, 7.30pm. Tickets £5, proceeds to support the Ministry of the Team Parish and Care Dewsbury.