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Sunday 19th September 2021

Welcome to Mirfield Team Parish

The Sixteenth Sunday after Trinity


Today’s Services

Sung Eucharist: 9.30am at St. Mary's Open Church 2pm - 4pm

11.15am at St John’s

Today’s hymns: 763, 151, 612, 717, 510


Please remember that singing is to be done gently rather than at full volume and that whilst singing

FACE MASKS ARE ALWAYS TO BE WORN except by the choir.


Weekday Said Eucharist Wednesdays 10am at St Mary's. Open Church 2pm - 4pm

Thursdays 10am at St John's.

To book a place at St John's for either Sunday or Thursday services please email [email protected]


The choir will once again be singing Compline, a short service (about 18 min) offering us a soothing way to end the day.

It will be held every Wednesday evening during term time in St Mary’s, at 8.15pm



The funeral of Margaret Scholefield will be in St Mary’s, on Thursday 16th September at 2pm.


The September issue of the Parish Magazine is now available in our churches.

Many thanks to everyone who contributed to our link Diocese over the past couple of weeks. We have contributed £300 to the work there and continue to hold them in our prayers through such difficult times. Hugh

St John’s will be open 10-12 noon on Saturday 18th September to decorate the church for Harvest, Please bring your donations which will be taken up to the Club and to be auctioned for charity.

Harvest Festival September 19th at 11.15am

Harvest Auction and Harvest Hail at the Club at 7 pm.

Community Event - Mirfield Makers & Businesses

25th September 2021, 10am-4pm

Front Door, St Paul’s Church

Refreshments available

FREE ENTRY


Lifting of Covid Restrictions

Following the Government's relaxation of the legal requirements for covid reduction measures on Monday 19th July we met to discuss how this change would be recognised here in our church buildings. As we met, we were mindful not only of the Government rulings and advice but also the further advice from the Diocese. Included with this mailing is a copy of a pastoral letter from our bishops (see below) which I recommend you read in full, but one sentence runs:


“Responsibility for decisions about local arrangements will fall on the incumbent and PCC. We urge you to move slowly, step by step, being careful to love your neighbour and seek to protect the vulnerable.”


As a Christian community we need to have central in our thoughts the needs of the vulnerable and these should, if necessary, override our own individual desires and wishes.

It is with all this in mind that the meeting made the following recommendations which will replace existing covid measures as from Sunday 2nd August.


We shall continue to keep alternate pews unused but will not seek to restrict how many sit in the available pews. This is on the understanding that it is now up to the individual to maintain sufficient distance (recommended 2 metres/ 1 metre +) to reduce infection. We recommend that people do keep this distance where possible whilst seated and moving around inside.


We still highly recommend the use of face masks in line with hospitals and many businesses.


Congregational singing is now allowed. You can sit or stand to sing as you prefer but we must insist that singing is to be done gently rather than at full volume and that whilst singing FACE MASKS ARE ALWAYS TO BE WORN except by the choir.


We shall aim for the greatest amount of ventilation.


The present safe practices for consecration and receiving of communion as bread only and for sharing the peace will remain unchanged for the time being.


These are the decisions that affect congregational worship, for the full list of measures including those for Weddings, Funerals and Baptisms please refer to the web site.


As before these measures are subject to change and will be reviewed regularly considering developments.


With every blessing,


Hugh and the PCC.


For Our Prayers

Prayer of Spiritual Communion Thanks be to you, Lord Jesus Christ, for all the benefits you have given me, for all the pains and insults you have borne for me. Since I cannot now receive you sacramentally, I ask you to come spiritually into my heart.O most merciful redeemer, friend and brother, may I know you more clearly, love you more dearly,and follow you more nearly, day by day. Amen.

We pray for those suffering in body, mind or spirit

Linda, Frankie, Jake, Naomi & Mia, Lynne, Michael, John, Barbara, Eryl, Donna, Carol, Stephen, Angela, Karen, Sheila, Stephen, Kevin, Martyn, Colin, Dennis & family, Alan & Ang, Syd, Louise, Andrew, Wendy, Sarah, Krystian, Margaret, Trevor, Nicholas, Brian, Andrew, Jimmy, Claire, Charles, Paul & Dorothy, Barbara, Judith, Dorothy.


We pray for those who have recently died and their families

Patrick Riley, Karin Brook, Joyce Clark, Harry Broadbent, Melvyn Bentham, Margaret Scholefield.


We pray for those being baptised in September

Alfred Edwards, Adaline Edwards,

Henry James Mowbray, Holly Jessica Mowbray, Rio Lee Bull.


We pray for those whose wedding is in September

Jake Sebastian Sutcliffe & Alexandra Freeland, Ryan Rigg & Jessica Leeming

From our Parish Prayer List


For our Bishops: Nick Baines the Leeds Diocesan Bishop and Jonathan Gibbs our Huddersfield Area Bishop.

Staff and Pupils at Mirfield Secondary Schools: Mirfield Free Grammar and Castle Hall.

For those who work in the Arts locally.

For the work of the Church Urban Fund.

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

Our Licensed Lay Pastoral Ministers

Barry Hambling 01924 493884 Val Walker 01924 493174 Kath Crossley 01924 515496

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


Please hold our Confirmation candidates in your prayers as they prepare to be Confirmed on Sunday 26th September at Wakefield Cathedral by the Right Rev'd Nick Bains the Bishop of Leeds:

Jess Tooby, Paul Blakeley, Peter Gordziejko, Jenny Hanson and Darren O'Sullivan.


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.

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.

Our Licensed Lay Pastoral Ministers

Barry Hambling 01924 493884 Val Walker 01924 493174 Kath Crossley 01924 515496


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