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Here is an extract from the news sheet for Sunday 17th November.  For the full news sheet please download the PDF.

Today’s Services

At St. Mary's:   8.30am  Said Eucharist     09.45am  Family Service

(please note the 9.45 am service is non-Eucharistic, to take communion you are very welcome to either of the other services shown which are Eucharistic.          

At St John’s:   10:45  Sung Eucharist


TODAY, 2pm - 4pm in the Community Centre Small Hall.

Workshops are suitable for children up to age 11; children younger than 4 years need to bring a grown-up with them.

There is no charge for the workshops but donations are willingly accepted!


FOR THOSE WHO WANT TO HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE RECENT FLOODING.  South Yorkshire Community Foundation have launched an emergency appeal in response to the widespread flooding that has affected much of South Yorkshire. This appeal will support families and local people who have been displaced from their homes and had their properties damaged by the flood waters.  To contribute to this appeal go to:


PARISH LUNCH Reminder that the Team Parish Lunch is on Wednesday this week at Dewsbury District Golf Club,  12.00 for 12.30pm  2 courses, £12.50 (includes tip)

Mains: Traditional Turkey Dinner, Slow Roast Feather Blade of Beef, Salmon in Watercress sauce or Nut roast

Desserts: Christmas Pudding with brandy sauce, Strawberry cheesecake with cream or meringue nest with fresh fruit salad and cream


REMINDER THAT THERE IS A DEFIBRILLATOR on the church house wall near to school gate. 


SAFEGUARDING TRAINING should be completed by Lay Pastoral Ministers, choir members, PCC members including Churchwardens, those who offer to drive parishioners to church, Servers, Sidespeople, all those who work with children, those who help with Open Church and those who help with office work.  

Last year Safeguarding training was offered. Leeds Diocese has now made Safeguarding training available online. The link for the training is If the link doesn’t work search for Leeds Diocese safeguarding training which will take you to the same page. Look for Online training courses and ‘Click this link’ to access the training and on the page that comes up you can complete your details to register.  You need to complete C0 and C1.  You will probably need to allow at least an hour for C0 and a couple of hours for C1. Once you have completed each course you have the option of printing out a letter and a certificate.  A copy of the letter or certificate should then be emailed to the Team Parish Safeguarding Officer, Karen Batty  If you are unclear whether you need to complete the training please ask Karen Batty at St John’s, Kath Crossley at St Mary’s or one of the clergy.


THE MEN’S GROUP meets again on Wednesday this week, 20th November, in the Old Colonial at 8pm


300,000 HOUSES are to be built every year, including thousands in this diocese. How should local churches respond to new housing developments in their neighbourhood?  The Diocese of Leeds is jointly organising a conference which addresses this question. ‘EMBRACING NEW OPPORTUNITIES’ will take place in Leeds for churches in the North of England. Sessions will be led by experienced practitioners, both clergy and lay, from across the country. Diocesan planning team members are encouraging their PCC members and other lay people to sign up. Would you be interested in attending?

Saturday 30th November 2019, 9:30am - 4:30pm Moortown Baptist Church, Leeds, LS17 6AA Cost £20 if booked before the end of October/or £25 from 1st November   Tickets include lunch.


THE WELCOME CENTRE Current shortages (these change on a regular basis): tinned meat/fruit/vegetables/custard/rice pudding, chickpeas, meat/fish paste,  men’s and women’s toiletries, disposable razors, long grain rice, pasta sauces, towels. Also, looking towards Christmas, gravy granules, tinned desserts, boxes of chocolates, tins of biscuits, mince pies


One of the ministries we offer is our prayer team who are willing to offer prayers on your behalf in a crisis situation. If you have an urgent need for prayers then please contact our Prayer Chain Coordinators, Carol on 515894 or Barry on 493884.  


We pray for those being baptised in November

Thomas Barraclough


We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit

Krystian,  Margaret,  Trevor,  Hilda,  Susan,  Phyllis,  Margaret,  Nicholas,  Harry,  Jean,  Donna,  Brian,  Andrew,  John & Caroline,  Jimmy,  Claire,  Charles,  Doreen,  Paul & Dorothy,  Jacob,  Louise,  Jean,  Barbara,  Judith,  Diana,  Lyn,  Dorothy,  Jean,  Peter


We pray for those who have recently died and their families

Marjorie Westin,  Paul Andrew Dixon,  Kathryn Trueman,  Betty Lennon


From our Parish Prayer List

Churches Together in Mirfield and all the denominations represented there.

Students studying at the College of the Resurrection, University and College.

For those who work in Agriculture and land management.

For our link with the Parish of N’Gope in the Diocese of Rorya, Tanzania.

If you would like anyone to be added or removed from our prayer lists please contact Janice Barker  01924 503530


PRAYER LIST  Weekly in the news sheet we are invited to pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit. Please let us know if you would like us to pray for you or someone you know, or to remove someone from the list. In an effort to keep the list up to date prayers will be offered for a period of four weeks before names are removed unless a request is made to keep the person on the list for a further month. Names may be put forward for prayer by a family member of the person and by others who have the person’s permission to add the name.  Contact: Janice Barker 01924 503530