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Sunday 10th October 2021

Welcome to Mirfield Team Parish

The Nineteenth Sunday after Trinity

Today’s Services

Sung Eucharist: 9.30am at St. Mary’s

Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the Dedication of St Mary’s

Hymns: 291, 506, 294, 462, 828

Anthem: Notre Père - The Lord’s Prayer Duruflé

Baptism Service 1pm Open Church 2pm - 4pm

11.15am at St John’s

Hymns: 335, 787, 563, 806

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.

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

Coronavirus update:

There was a further meeting of the Coronavirus response group last week looking at anything we might need to change in our response to it. On the positive side it is now felt that we can dispense with the shutting of some pews at both St. Mary’s and St. John’s. It was also accepted that with the proper precautions in place we could now resume sick visiting and home communion albeit using just the bread as we are doing in church. The government and medical advice still recommends hygiene, social distancing and the wearing of masks as the most effective counter to the spread of the virus after vaccination and the group felt that the recommendations about wearing face masks whilst moving around in church and especially whilst singing should remain to protect the most vulnerable. New cases, hospitalisation and deaths are all presently still on an upward trend and It was felt that only when these numbers started to fall could we consider relaxing these restrictions. We would also still ask everyone to maintain social distancing wherever possible. I would like to thank you for the way that you have respected the restrictions in our churches at a time when many are ignoring the medical advice that has been given and have moved away from any protection of the vulnerable as if the Virus had now disappeared.


Sunday 10th October is the Sunday nearest to the 12th October which this year marks the 150th anniversary of St. Mary’s dedication. As we don’t feel we can celebrate this properly this year we are going to mark it with a calendar of different events each with the theme of 150 spread over the year and hopefully then end the year with a fitting celebration in 2022. We hope that as many people as possible will be involved in the events over the year.


York Marathon

On Sunday 17th October I will be running the York Marathon. This year I will be raising funds for the work of the church both in the Leeds Diocese and in the link Diocese of Rorya in Tanzania who we have been asked to support during a difficult time. Sponsorship can be made via the just giving page (details below) or in any way you are able.

https://www.justgiving.com/crowdfunding/hugh-baker-1

Thank you in advance for your support. Hugh.


Save the date

Christmas Lunch - Wednesday 24th November

12.00 for 12.30 at Dewsbury District Golf Club £15. Menu choices and booking forms available at St Mary’s and St John’s.


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

Ian, Marjorie & Eric, Jake, Naomi & Mia, Lynne, Michael, Barbara, Eryl, 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

Linda Owens, Patrick Riley, Karin Brook, Joyce Clark.


We pray for those whose wedding is in October

Vanessa Bowen and Oliver Haigh


We pray for those being baptised in October

Maeve Isabel Selway Declan Lee Harris Emily Willow Rounding Jennifer Rose Morgan Spencer Kenny Cairns


From our Parish Prayer List

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

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.


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]