Mirfield District News: May 24-31

Around the districts: May 24-31


MEET YOUR REPORTER - Meet a journalist from the Mirfield Reporter for a chat or to pass on potential stories. Friday May 24: Cafe Boo, Huddersfield Road, 10am-11am.

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.

EVENING TOWNSWOMEN’S GUILD - At the last meeting, Dorothy Needler welcomed members and introduced Caritas, who entertained with music, song and dance. They were thanked by Janet Eggington. June 20: The speaker will be Dan Ferguson, ‘Four Dans in Amazonas’, Church Hall, Church Lane, 7.30pm.

ST ANDREW’S METHODIST CHURCH - Street prayers this week are for Redlands Close.Sunday: 10.30am, morning worship led by the Rev Alison Crookes, 6pm, evening worship led by the Rev Barbara Fairburn. There is no toddler group this week as it is half term. Events include: Tuesday afternoon, support group for dementia sufferers and carers, Wednesday, 7.30pm, Believers’ fellowship group at the home of Margaret Butterworth, Friday June 1, 10am, coffee morning, open to all for warm drinks and friendship.

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.

PROBUS - 60 members were present as vice-president Roy Gosney introduced the speaker, Mr Phillip Tordoff. His subject was buses of yesteryear. He gave a comprehensive illustrated talk about the trams, buses and trolleybuses operating locally over the last century.

RAILWAY ENTHUSIASTS SOCIETY - Meets first Wednesday of the month at the Navigation Tavern, Station Road, 7.30pm, £2 for non-members, £5 annual membership. Contact: Secretary Pete Whitworth, 01924 498451, or chairman Barry Laycock, 01924 521931.

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 followed by tea and biscuits, 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.

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 York Grove and York Road. Today: Coffee morning in the church vestibule, 10am. Sunday: Morning worship led by Richard Hayes, 10.30am. Wednesday: Midweek Communion at St. Andrew’s, 9.30am; Church open for coffee and quiet reflection, 10.am-11.30am. Thursday: House fellowship at the home of Jean and John Woods, 7.30pm.

ZION BAPTIST CHURCH - Saturday: Coffee morning, 10am. Sunday: Service led by the Rev Terry Pottle, 10.30am. Monday: Slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Friday: Over 50s Club, 1.30pm.


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.


DEWSBURY CEMETERY ACTION GROUP - Thursday: Annual meeting, topics for discussion will include the chapels and damage to monuments, Asda Dewsbury, 6.30pm.

DEWSBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP - Monday was the judging of the monthly competition finals and the photo-journalism competition. Monthly finals: Mono 1Paul Ketton, 2 John Ketton. Colour 1 Tony Pratt, 2 Frank Lodge. Projected images 1and 2 Neil Blackall. Photo Journalism competition 1Paul Ketton, 2 Neil Blackall. Next meeting: September 23. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 495757 or visit www.dewsburyphoto.com/home.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - On May 16, 12 walkers did a circular walk starting at Ledsham, walking to Ledston then on to Fairburn Ings. They then went through woodland and field paths back to the start of the walk. Barbara Harrison and Mollie Jackson led. On May 18 the planned walk was cancelled due to bad weather. Eight walkers did a local replacement walk starting at Red House, Gomersal, walking towards Hartshead on to the Greenway. Tomorrow: A Calderdale Caper, this is a B walk. Please meet at the Link Road, Dewsbury for 9.30am. Jeane Balmforth will lead. Sunday: Harcliff Hill – this is a change to the syllabus. This is a B-plus-walk. Please meet at the Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury for 9am. Margaret Mitchell is the leader.

DEWSBURY AND BATLEY INSTITUTE OF ADVANCED MOTORISTS - Next meeting: June 3, 8.30pm, Mirfield Constitutional Club. Speaker, IAM examiner Peter Doyle, a police sergeant from the motorway section. .

DEWSBURY ROTARY CAR BOOT - Monday: Dewsbury and District Hospital staff car park. Cars £8, Vans £10, charity stalls are free but must be booked in advance and will be reserved until 8am. Ring Ian Leask on 01924 508642. Please note it is advisable to get there early, the last sale was full by 7am

DROP IN SERVICE - 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 – 10285; second prize of £100 – 6342; third prize of £50 – 1663; and five prizes of £20 – 3892, 7173, 4847, 9642, 10079. 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.

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.

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

BAPTIST CHURCH - Services on Sunday were led by the Minister. On Wednesday there was a prayer evening. Today: Barbecue and Garden Centre at 8 and 10 Smithy Brook Lane, Thornhill, 6.30pm. Sunday: All Age Worship and Junior Church; Sermon: “Father, Son and Holy Spirit” 10.45am; United Service at Dewsbury Elim Church, 6.30pm. Monday: Church Fun Day at Knaresborough (car park beside the river).

ELIM CHURCH - On Sunday Pastor Paul spoke about Pentacost, from Acts 2, and told us to never give up on God, as there can still be ‘suddenlies’ in your life! Tonight: Fuse youth group (11-14), 6.30pm-8pm; No Veracious youth group. Tomorrow: Churches Together breakfast, 8.30am. Sunday: Worship and Communion, 10.30am; Baptismal class, 4.30pm; Membership class, 5.30pm. Tuesday: Prayer meeting, 10.30am; Youth dance, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Prayer Station, 10am-noon; Kids’ Club, 6pm; Women4God, 7.30pm. Thursday: Men4God, 7.30pm.

GOSPEL CHURCH - On Sunday Pastor Bob Ward outlined the importance of the Gospel as highlighted in 2 Sunday: Services will meet as normal, 10am and 6.30pm. A number of the congregation will be attending the Andrew Wommack Ministries Grace and Faith Family camp, in Shropshire. See www.graceandfaith.uk.net. Meetings will be streamed live and can be viewed on the website.

LONGCAUSEWAY URC AND METHODIST CHURCH - Friday: Mums and Toddlers, 10am; Sanctuary open, 10am-3pm. Saturday: Refreshments, 9.45am-11.45am; Sanctuary open, 10am-12noon. Sunday: Service conducted by the Rev Alison Termie, 10.30am. Monday: Craft club, 10am. Wednesday: Sanctuary open, 10am-3.30pm; Refreshments, noon-3.30pm; Shoppers’ Service, 1pm; Pilots, 6.30pm.

MINSTER CHURCH - Sunday: Holy Communion and baptism, 10.30am, Churches Togethr service at Elim Church, 6.30pm. No evening service at the Minster. 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.