Mirfield district news: May 17-23

Around the districts


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 515619.

MIRFIELD LABOUR PARTY - The group’s last meeting was chaired by Kenneth Armitage at Old Bank Club. Members discussed the party’s proposal for regional investment banks, returning Royal Bank of Scotland and Lloyds to the private sector, an International Workers’ Memorial Day ceremony held in Dewsbury and the Scottish independence referendum. Michael Hutchinson reported on Dewsbury Constituency Labour Party and Kirklees Council matters.

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.

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.

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

WILD DRUG WALK - Tuesday: Discover the healing power of hedgerow plants with herbalist and author Sue Salmon, Mirfield Libary, Huddersfield Road, 10am-noon. To book, call 01924 326470 or email mirfield.lic@kirklees.gov.uk.

SALVATION ARMY - On Sunday, morning worship for Human Trafficking Awareness Day was led by Captain Sandy Davis and evening worship was led by Captain Ian Davis. Today: Lunch club, noon; Activate Kids Club, five to nine years, 5.45pm. Sunday: Prayer meeting, 9.30am; morning worship led by Captains Ian and Sandy Davis, 10am; Churches Together Pentecost Praise, Community of the Resurrection, 3pm. 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 May 24: 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 children’s liturgy and baptism of Jasper Jack Paul Hirsch, readers Liz Higgins and Maureen Disbrey, 9.30am; Ecumenical Pentecost Praise, Community of the Resurrection, 3pm. Wednesday: Mass, 10am, followed by Lectio Divina.

ST ANDREW’S METHODIST - Street Prayers this week are for Chestnut Meadows. Sunday: Morning worship led by Ray Trezise, 10.30am; Pentecost Praise, Community of the Resurrection, 3pm. Tuesday: Toddler group, 9.30am; support group for dementia sufferers and carers, afternoon; men’s fellowship social, 19 Meadow Drive, Roberttown, 7.30pm. Thursday: Tuesday Group afternoon tea in aid of LGI Kidney Patient Association and the Forget-Me-Not Children’s Hospice. Friday May 24: 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 this week are for East View and St Peter’s Close. Today: Coffee morning, church vestibule, 10am-11.30am. Sunday: Morning worship and communion service led by the Rev Alison Crookes, 10.30am. Monday: Gingerbread support group for single parents, church vestibule, 10.30am. Wednesday: Midweek communion, 9.30am; coffee and quiet reflection, 10am-11.30am; walking group leaves, 10.30am. Thursday: House Fellowship, the home of Roz and Peter Clack, 7.30pm.

WELLHOUSE MORAVIAN CHURCH - Tomorrow: Lunch in aid of Christian Aid, the home of the Rev Kenneth Evans, 11.45am-1pm. Sunday: Lunch church led by Neil Saville, noon. Tuesday: Women’s fellowship, 1.45pm.

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Sunday: Whitsunday 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, the Manse, 2 West Royd Drive, 2pm; slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Tuesday: Zion Ladies Group lunch, Willow Valley Golf Club, Brighouse, 1pm. Friday May 24: 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 CLUB - Sunday May 26: Kids Karnival at the Klub, noon.


With Margaret Mallaband

CHRIST THE KING - The Celebrant and Preacher at last Sunday’s service was the Rev Dr Chris Swift. Intercessions were done by Gerry Forman, Garth Swift was the organist and the choir anthem was ‘Holy, Holy, Holy’. Sunday: All Age Service, 10am, followed by a barbecue and kite flying. Monday-Friday: Pre-school and morning prayer, 9am. Tuesday: Luncheon club, noon; dance club, 5pm-6.40pm; yoga, 7pm; singing with Helen Mitchell, 7.15pm. Wednesday: Holy Communion, 10am; The Extra Mile, 11am; uniformed organisations, 5pm onwards. Thursday: Uniformed organisations, 5pm onwards, choir practice, 7.15pm. Friday May 14: Caterpillars, 2pm; Kumon Maths, 4pm.

FUNDRAISING - Tomorrow, Saturday May 18, there will be a collection for Christian Aid outside the Co-op in Huddersfield Road, Mirfield.

PENTECOST PRAISE - At 3pm on Sunday, Churches Together in Mirfield are having a service of Pentecost Praise at the Community of the Resurrection.

COFFEE EVENING - On May 22 the Guides are holding a coffee evening at Christ The King, with entertainment from 7.15pm-8.15pm. Tickets are 50p or you can pay on the door. The money raised will go to the Royal British Legion to provide laminated service sheets for the Remembrance Day Parade.


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 May 26: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday, the service was a joint service with Longcauseway United Reformed Church. Sunday: Service led by the Rev Mark Robinson, collection for Christian Aid, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, 10am-11.30am.


DEWSBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP - Last Monday was a practical night when members went around the Town Hall taking photographs of both the interior and exterior as part of a project. Next week is the judging of the Photo Journalism Competition entries. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 491306 or visit www.dewsburyphoto.com/home.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - On Saturday, nine walkers set off from Holme Village and did an 11 mile walk, taking in Ramsden reservoir and Upperthong, before passing Brownhill reservoir and heading back to the start of the walk. Margaret Mitchell was the leader.

Tomorrow: Wycoller, this is a B-walk, please meet at the Link Road, Dewsbury, 9.30am. Mollie High will lead.

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 - Meet officers to talk about issues in your area. 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 - 967; second prize of £100 - 463; third prize of £50 - 274; and five prizes of £20 - 9764, 793, 7889, 1129, 9038. 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.

PROBUS CLUB - At last Thursday’s meeting president Ken Wright reported the sad loss of one of the long serving members, Ken Duggleby, who died suddenly at his home in Bennett Lane. Mr Duggleby, who was 83, had been a member of Probus for 22 years. Members observed a minute silence. The speaker was Peter Wrigley who described life where water was scarce in Papua New Guinea,where he taught for a number of years. Past president, Douglas Hird gave a vote of thanks. Reports were given by treasurer Colin Spurr and registrar Tommy Lynn. Next meeting: May 23, AGM.

RNLI - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has speakers available, often at very short notice. 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 DEWSBURY - Sue Green, a fundraiser for British Heart Foundation ‘mending broken hearts appeal’, the chosen charity of the our new president Janet Town, spoke at the first meeting of the new year. Sue gave an insight into the various means of raising funds for this charity, which aims to raise £50m for research into every aspect of heart connected diseases. Anyone interested in finding out more about S.I. Dewsbury can visit: http://sigbi.org/dewsbury or call 01924 273694.

SPIRITUALIST CENTRE - Meets at 19 Wellington Road, Dewsbury. Tomorrow: Speaker, Jayne Young. Sunday: Speaker, Jenny Peacock. Monday: Healing, 7pm. Thursday: Open circle, 7.30pm.

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

MINSTER CHURCH - Tomorrow: Open air service in the Old Market Place, 11am. Pentecost Sunday: Holy Communion, 10.30am; Service of Confirmation and Holy Communion with the Bishop of Wakefield, 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.