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St Mary’s Community Centre

Monday           Afternoon Tea at 2.00pm

Tuesday           Flower Arranging Class 1.30 -3.30pm Beginners and experienced members welcome. First Tuesday in the month. Ring Ruth 492129 for more detail

Saturday          Café


St Mary’s Church

Wednesday     Brunch & Open Church 10.45am

Wednesday     Mirfield Junior Singers 5.30 - 6.15pm

Wednesday     Choir Practice 6.30pm - 7.30pm


St Paul’s Church

Wednesday     Mirfield Team Parish Tiny Tots 9.30am – 11.00am    


Croft House WF14 8HS

Wednesday     Drop in for tea and a chat 2.00 - 4.00pm.







Vicar of the Team Parish

Revd Hugh Baker 01924 505790


Team Parish Assistant Priest

Revd Helen Butler 07495181509


Church Wardens

Ruth Edwards         492129            Anne Richardson     492794          

Karen Batty              503547            Tim Grace            07775672662    


Publicity Officer

Our Publicity Officer is Chris Breare.  Please contact her with any information on 01924 492530 or 07802 567152 or e mail on      


Regular Service times in the Team Parish

St Mary’s             Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX

Sunday:                8.30am Said Communion    

               9.45am Sung Eucharist and Children’s Church

Wednesday:       10.00am Said Communion

St John’s              Upper Hopton WF14 8EL

Sunday:                11.15am Sung Eucharist and Sunday School

(4.30pm Evensong - Monthly service, first Sunday of each month, alternating between St Mary’s and St John’s)

St Paul's               Eastthorpe WF14 8DD

Thursday:            10.00am Said Communion.

St Mary’s Community Centre

To book the hall or meeting room at the Parish Centre contact Lauren 01924 523540

St Mary’s My Donate Page Link;


Parish Office Tel:  01924 490167or email: to ask about Baptisms, Weddings and to include items in the notice sheet please contact Pam Fearnley or call in the office at 38 Church Lane, Mirfield WF14 9HX on Tuesday 1730-1930 and Thursday 0800-1100.


Sunday 18th Februrary 2018 The First Sunday of Lent



We pray for those being baptized in February

At St Mary's: Beatrix Rose Sowden, Isla Louise Storey


We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit

Krystian Duval, Peter and Dhoe Craig-Wild, Jacob, Jean Hadfield, Andrew, Betty Smith, Betty Lennon, Jean Dearden, Tony Dadson, Nicholas Hodgson, Dorothy Proverbs, Thomas, Shirley Chambers, Sue Lee, Kathryn Trueman, Lyn Banks, Nancy Hey, Brian Charlton, Dr Matthew Conolly, John and Gillian Briggs, Diana Ryder, Norman Brown, Judith Harrowsmith, Barbara Walker, Anita Jaunet.

We pray for those who have recently died and their families

Bessie Jaggar, Clifford Ingham, Leanne White, Nancy Oldham, Avril Keating (nee Griffiths), Isobel Garthwaite, Robert Hepworth, Cynthia Shaw


From our Parish Prayer


•Archbishops Justin and John

•Our Afternoon Tea Groups and those receiving Communion at home

•Staff and pupils of all our Mirfield Primary Schools

•The work of the Church Urban Fund

If you would like anybody to be added or removed from the Prayer lists, please let Pam know. See Parish Office contact details on the back of this Newsletter. If you have an urgent need for prayers, then please contact our Prayer Chain Coordinators, Carol Wilkinson on 515894 or Hilda Longstaff on 493136

Team Parish Contact details



The Men's Group will be meeting again on Wednesday 21 February in the Old Colonial from 8pm onwards. Please invite and bring a friend, there will be plenty of banter, nothing to serious, and if they are good at quizzes then they will be especially welcome. Peter King.



We still require some ladies to be involved in the training that takes place on Saturday 12 May in Bradford. We have 3 men lined up, but it would be nice to have some ladies involved. CAP stands for Christians Against Poverty, and the Money Course is designed to help people handle money in a better way. This would be a good outreach for MTP to be involved in to show that we care for people not just spiritually, but practically as well. To do this we need to be trained to run the course and therefore the appeal for female volunteers. Further information can be had from Hugh or myself. Peter King.



New Peer Support Group for anyone facing depression or similar mental health concerns in Batley, every Wednesday afternoon, 1.30 - 3pm, at The Community Room, All Saints Church, Stocks Lane, Batley, WF17 5ED. Hosted by PeerTalk, a charity underpinned by the Methodist Church, it offers a friendly and confidential space to share and be heard. No need to book. Just come along. Starts on Wed 21 Feb and weekly thereafter. More info at Starts on Wed 21 Feb and weekly thereafter.



Monday 19th February - 1.30 to 4pm in the Community Centre. [Word Clue is "Lost and alone in a London Station" & the Picture Clue is "A Teddy Bear".]



On Sunday, February 25th from 2pm to 4pm we are holding a Children's workshop in the Small Hall in the Community Centre when our theme is 'Families'. We shall be thinking about how many families we belong to and completing craftwork and playing games. There is no charge for the workshop, but donations are welcome!



This event is to be held on Tuesday 27th February 1pm - 4pm at St Mary's Community Centre. Tickets 7.50. Contact Ruth on 07840395096



We are looking for volunteers to assist Pam in taking bookings for weddings and baptisms. If you are interested, please contact Hugh for further information.