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Here is an extract from the news sheet for Sunday 26th January.  For the full news sheet please download the PDF.


Sunday 26th January

The Third Sunday of Epiphany

Today’s Services

 At St Mary's:   8.30am  &  9.45am           At St John’s:   11.15am   Sung Eucharist

4.30pm   Evensong, St. Mary's


The START COURSE will is now running. If you are wanting to find out more about the Christian Faith or simply want the opportunity to refresh, this is for you. It can also lead on to Confirmation for those who are ready for this step.


We are looking to get a date in the diary for the next Confirmation and begin our CONFIRMATION PREPARATION COURSES for children (aged 11 plus) and adults. If this is something you would be interested in then please let me know. Hugh


CHILDREN'S SOCIETY BOXES - Please leave your boxes at the back of church after either of the St Mary's morning services on Sunday 9th February.  Your boxes will be returned to the back of church once emptied.  Many thanks, Andrea




HEALTH WALK starts from St Paul’s next Saturday, 1st February at 10am. Registration from 9.40am. All walkers welcome.


WELCOME CENTRE, HUDDERSFIELD - Our shortages change weekly and we can't predict what donations will come in the following week: Breakfast cereals, Peanut butter, Jam, Pot Noodles, tinned meals (meat, vegetable, curry, chili con carne, Bolognese, stew) Sandwich paste, Long grain rice, Toiletries, Disposable razors, pans.


ORGAN RECITALS Dr Simon Lindley opens the 2020 season on 8th February, 3.00 - 3.50pm at St Mary’s. He will be followed by Scott, 14th March, Daniel Justin, 18th April, Toby Ward, 9th May and Dr Gordon Stewart, 13th June.


There is a job vacancy for a PROPERTY MANAGER WITHIN THE DIOCESE at the link below.


ST MARY’S’ OPEN CHURCH More helpers are needed for 2 to 4pm Saturday and Sunday.  This is a very worthwhile service we offer to the parish and much appreciated by many. Please contact Margery Uttley Talbot if you can help.  07765 253813 Just being available on one day per month will be a great help.


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.  


REMINDER THAT THERE IS A DEFIBRILLATOR on the Church House wall near to school gate

Everyone is asked to take care not to cover or block areas near FIRE EXTINGUISHERS, in particular the ones in St Mary’s close to the vestry door.


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 suffering in body, mind or spirit

Daniel,  Philippa,  Pat,  Bethany and baby Theo,  Beryl,  Donella,  Razia,  Ash and Alex,  Krystian,  Margaret,  Trevor,  Hilda,  Phyllis,  Margaret,  Nicholas,  Harry,  Brian,  Andrew,  Jimmy,  Claire,  Charles,  Doreen,  Paul & Dorothy,  Jacob,  Louise,  Jean,  Barbara,  Judith,  Diana,  Lyn,  Dorothy,  Jean,


We pray for those who have recently died and their families

Ralph Herbert Sutcliffe,   Margaret Jane Greaves

The funeral of the late Ralph Sutcliffe will be in St Mary’s on Monday 3rd February at 11:30


From our Parish Prayer List

For all who volunteer their time and talents within the life of our churches.

For the work with young people of Mirfield done by Matrix youth group.

For all who live in our local nursing homes and those who care for them.

For the work done through the Red Cross and other emergency relief organisations.


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