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Here is an extract from the news sheet for Sunday 22nd September. for the full news sheet please download the PDF.


Our prayer list has been updated but if any name has been taken off that needs to remain please let us know.


HERITAGE OPEN DAY AT ST MARY’S. TODAY  11am to 4pm. Tower tours, heritage trail walk. Some old parish registers will be on display. Home grown produce and home baking on sale.  Gifts of baking and produce gratefully accepted.




THE MEN’S GROUP are meeting again on Wednesday this week after a well earned rest during the summer. We shall again be meeting in the Old Colonial on Wednesdays at 8pm, for in depth discussions and alcoholic beverages, followed by the Quiz, which we must win sometime, and a bit of food as consolation when we lose.


Your UNWANTED GLASSES are needed in Third World countries - more information from Kath Crossley or Phil Tolson.


The OCTOBER MAGAZINE is now available. Please get in touch with Janice to suggest someone whose BIRTHDAY OR SPECIAL ANNIVERSARY could be included (their permission needed) - dates and ages welcome but not essential.  


OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD. For those who would like to fill a shoebox there are leaflets available in Church. The shoeboxes may be handed in at the Salvation Army Hall in Mirfield Town Centre between 11th - 18th November. Also Kath Crossley helps out at the main collection and checking centre for the north of England for Operation Christmas Child at St James' Meltham. She is willing to take shoe boxes direct to Meltham if that helps anyone.  Also needed are individual items as we have a checklist of what has to be included in each shoebox. The items we seem to run short of each year are: small soft toys (clean but need not be new), other small toys and games (nothing war-related), bars of soap, flannels, toothbrushes, hats, gloves, scarves, and also any stationery items including plain paper. Monetary donations are welcomed as the cost of transportation rises each year. Thank you for your generosity, your gifts will make a child very happy.


TEAM PARISH SOCIAL LUNCH, Wednesday September 25th, 12.00 for 12.30pm at Dewsbury District Golf Club. Two courses for £11.50 which includes a tip. Two courses for £11.50 which includes a tip. Sign up sheets at the back of church or contact Val Walker 01924 493174.

Mains: choose from Chicken fricassee with rice (chicken in a creamy and white wine sauce); Feather blade of beef (like braising steak) served with creamy mash and vegetables; Salmon with watercress sauce served with new potatoes and vegetables; or Vegetable stack topped with goats’ cheese served with a tomato sauce.  Desserts: choose from Apple Crumble; Strawberry cheesecake; Berry and white chocolate roulade; or fresh fruit salad.


HOPTON HONEY - £5 per jar - is being sold at St John’s in aid of the painting restoration fund. Produced by Stephen and Helen Butler


THE WELCOME CENTRE . Current shortages (these change on a regular basis): cup-a-soup, tinned meat/fruit/vegetables/custard/rice pudding, chickpeas, instant mashed potato, meat/fish paste,  men’s and women’s toiletries, disposable razors, stock cubes,  long grain rice


POPPIES FOR ST JOHN’S; contact Janette,


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 September

Reggie Walton,  Aurora Bethany Fenton,  Amelia Grace Fenton,  Isaac Jay Bradbury,  Melissa Bradbury,  

Hollie Weston,  Josh Fuller,  Stanley Andrew Garton-Webster,  


We pray for those being married in September

Philip Mason & Ianell Andona,  Rebecca Scott & Rowan Evens,  Bethany Brierley & Michael Lowe


We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit

Harry,   Jean,   Donna,  Brian,  Andrew,  John & Caroline,  Jimmy,  Claire,  Charles,  Doreen,  Paul & Dorothy,  Jacob,  Louise,  Jean,  Barbara,  Judith,  Diana,  Lyn,  Kathryn,  Dorothy,  Betty,  Jean,  Peter


We pray for those who have recently died and their families

Archie Bruce,     Stuart Ian Wilkinson,     Pamela Stead,     Hazel Joyce.

Stuart Wilkinson’s funeral will be at Huddersfield Crematorium on Tuesday 24th September at 12.30pm


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.


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