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Here is an extract from the news sheet for Sunday 14th July 2019.  For the full news sheet please download the PDF


Scott invites you all to have a good look through the NEW HYMN BOOKS and let him know what hymns you’d like to be included in our services.


COFFEE MORNING AT ST JOHNS on 20th July from 10 till 12 in church. Donations of cakes welcome. Contact .Janette and Anne.


HEALTH WALKS We start at 10am with registration from 9:40. The next walk is from St John’s on Saturday 20th July. Well behaved dogs are welcomed. Please contact Chris Conway on 01924480261 for further details.


INVITATION TO CHRISTIANS WORKING IN SCIENCE, MEDICINE OR TECHNOLOGY: We'd really value hearing your voice. Will you please complete a short survey, likely to take no more than five minutes, in order for the wider church to be able to draw upon your wisdom as we all seek to engage well with issues of technology? This national work has grown out of the local 'Faith, Technology and Tomorrow' project which we ran in St Mary's Church, Longfleet in Poole and the survey is available via that church website and the link below:


We are planning to run our next ENQUIRERS COURSE "START" in early September.  This is open to anyone wanting to explore the Christian Faith for the first time, maybe as a step towards Confirmation or simply for those wanting to refresh their faith.  The course is in 6 weekly parts. Please let Hugh know if you would like to join Start or if there is someone you would like invite to find out more about the faith we love.


Today is the last session of CHILDREN'S CHURCH at St Mary's, before the summer holidays. Children's Church will restart on September 1st.

SUNDAY SCHOOL AT ST JOHN'S will continue as normal over the summer.


New date for the AGM for THE FRIENDS OF UPPER HOPTON PARISH CHURCH on Thursday 19 September 2019 at 7.30 pm in St John’s Church - unable to have the planned meeting as we were not quorate.


Refreshment and Reflection at St John’s

“The 5-stringed harp of the senses” - Saturday 10th August

Everyone is welcome to join us at St John’s for a quiet day guided through the five senses, a day to relish and enjoy, with plenty of choice and freedom-time outside, reflective activities for each sense, music, poetry and optional readings, and space to connect with yourself. Lunch will be at 1pm, so you can come for the whole day (10-4), or morning and lunch (10-2), or lunch and the afternoon (1-4). Please email Chris Breare:  if you’re coming so we can cater for you. Suggested donation of £4.


We are once again looking at the NAME BADGES. If you would like a name badge (or replacement badge) then please fill in the form at the back of church.


DAILY PRAYER FROM HOME: You can now access Daily Prayer from home via the internet in clear print, video, audio and Makaton on this website: If anyone requires help accessing the information they can contact Layla on to make an appointment.


THE WELCOME CENTRE . Current shortages (these change on a regular basis): pot noodles,  cup-a-soup, tinned meat/fruit/vegetables/custard,  chickpeas,  cat food,  instant mashed potato, long life semi-skimmed milk,  meat/fish paste,  jam,  single & double duvets. Kath Crossley


We pray for those being baptised in July

Jessica Mar Watts,  Roscoe Gray Lees,  Stanley Bear Smithson,  James Thomas Anderson,  Mollie Rose Parkin


We pray for those being married in July

Charlene Clark & Sam Kellett,  Charles Owen & Stephanie Smith,  

Charlotte Burgess & Daniel Bleezard,  Rosie Thompson & Alexander Gill


We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit

Andrew,  Pauline,  John & Caroline,  Deborah,  Carole,  Jimmy,  Claire,  Charles,  Charlie,  Doreen,  Harry,  Paul & Dorothy,  Barbara,  Jacob,  Christopher,  Louise,  Ruth,  Jean,  Margaret,  Barbara,  Judith,  Diana,  Thomas,  Lyn,  Kathryn,  Dorothy,  Betty,  Jean,  Peter


We pray for those who have recently died and their families

Andrew Woodings,  David Riley,  Dhoe Craig-Wild.

David’s funeral will be at St Mary’s on Friday 19th July at 11am

From our Parish Prayer List


Our Clergy Team, Hugh and Helen and their families.

Staff and Pupils at Mirfield Primary Schools.

For all shops and businesses in Mirfield.

For the work of Christian Aid.


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