Dewsbury District News - July 12-19


DEWSBURY PHOTOGRAPHIC GROUP - An exhibition of work by members is on display at Oakwell Hall, Birstall. The new season begins on Monday September 23. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 491306 or visit for more details.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - On Sunday July 6, 15 members set off from Mytholmroyd walking along the greenway to Brearley, the moor top and Cragg Vale. Brenda Ayres led the eight mile walk. On Sunday July 7, David Lodge led members on a walk from Hebden Bridge, taking in Blackshaw Head and Heptonstall. Wednesday: Walk and strawberry tea. Walkers meet at Mount Tabor Community Church, Chidswell Lane, 10.30am; non walkers meet at 2.30pm. Names to Joyce Bradshaw.

DROP IN SERVICE - Monday: Rosewood Centre, Dewsbury and District Hospital, 10am-4pm. Contact: senior sister Julie Pagan or sister Carol Parker, 01924 512039.

DEWSBURY NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICING TEAM - Today: Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 2pm-3.30pm. Thursday: Greenwood Centre, Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, 2pm-4pm; Tesco Express, Leeds Road, 5pm-7pm.

FRENCH CAFE - Monday: Cloggs Cafe, Tithe Barn Street, 4pm-5pm,. Contact: Elsie King, 01924 461328.

KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 10130; second prize of £100 - 623; third prize of £50 - 1676; and five prizes of £20 - 7173, 10163, 10316, 100826, 100131. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.

THE NERVE CENTRE KIRKLEES - Wednesday: Stronger Together, The Options Centre, 10.30am-2pm. Contact: Stella or Richard, 01484 469853, Wednesdays or Fridays.

OPTIONS CENTRE - Monday: Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tuesday: Yoga, 10am; luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee. Thursday: Luncheon club, noon, £3.50, main course, dessert and tea or coffee; Phab Club, 6.30pm-8.30pm. Contact: Lesley, 01924 438239.

PROBUS CLUB - An intriguing story of a sculptor’s life was given by Stephen Hines last Thursday, whose latest sculpture has recently been unveiled at Dewsbury and District Hospital. Mr Hines was introduced by president Robin Chilvers and a vote of thanks was given by past president Bob Hunter. Reports were given by secretary John Jenkinson , treasurer Colin Spurr and acting registrar Les Goodall. Next meeting: Thursday July 18, John Lyte and Stuart Hartley will give an illustrated presentation entitled “Briestfield Exposed”.

SPIRITUALIST CENTRE - Meets at 19 Wellington Road, Dewsbury. Tomorrow: Speaker, Julienne Olsen. Sunday: Speaker, Emma Treadwell. Monday: Healing, 7pm. Thursday: Open circle, 7.30pm.

WESTBOROUGH HIGH SCHOOL - July 3: The Marketplace, event for adults, Stockhill Street campus, 5pm-6pm. Chat to Kirklees College, parents support services, health organisations and more, plus enjoy reflexology, massage and other activities, and free refreshments.

BAPTIST CHURCH - Sunday morning worship was led by Rev John Jenkinson who spoke about God’s love for his people. In the evening Liz Exley spoke about the parable ‘The Prodigal Son’. Yesterday a group visited Kirkwood Hospice for a tour of the new accommodation and grounds. Sunday: Rev Mike Smith, 10.45am; Adam Momcilovic, 6.30pm.

ELIM CHURCH - On Sunday morning Lionel Currie spoke about the invisible but sovereign control of God through the biblical character of Esther. In the evening service Reverend Sue Nicholls continued the summer series on Dream:Believe:Achieve and spoke about dreaming big God-given dreams. Tonight: Verocious youth group (11-19), 6.30pm-10pm. Saturday: Church work party, 8.30am-3.30pm. Sunday: Services, 10.30am with guest speaker Lionel Currie and 6pm; Student Alpha, 1pm; All ladies welcome to join St John’s Church for Friendship First and craft afternoon 12.30 -2.45pm. Wednesday: Church Prayer Meeting, 6.30-7.30am; Prayer Station, 10am-noon; Church Prayer Meeting, 7.30-9pm. Housegroups are meeting this week. Detailed information about church events can be found at:

GOSPEL CHURCH - Last Saturday The Branch Christian School held a Summer Garden Party in the grounds of the Dewsbury Revival Centre. On Sunday morning Pastor Bob Ward led the Bible School. On Sunday evening, David Holt, a member of the church, and also a past student of The Branch Christian School gave a report on his recent ‘missions trip’ to BETEL, in Madrid, Spain. See Sunday: Service, 10am.

LONGCAUSEWAY URC & METHODIST CHURCH - Friday: Mums and Toddlers, 10am; Sanctuary open, 10am-3pm. Saturday: Refreshments, 9.45am-11.45am; Sanctuary open, 10am-12noon. Sunday: Service conducted by Rev Alison Termie, 10.30am. Monday: Craft club, 10am. Wednesday: Sanctuary open, 10am-3.30pm; Refreshments, 12noon-3.30pm; Shoppers’ Service, 1pm; Pilots, 6.30pm.

MINSTER CHURCH - Sunday: Morning worship, 10.30am; Team Holy Communion, 6.30pm. Every weekday morning: Prayer in the Paulinus Chapel, 9am. Wednesday: Holy Communion, noon; Bible Study, 7.30pm. Thursday: Bible study, 1.30pm. The Minster Church is open Monday to Saturday, 9am-3pm. The Refectory is open 9.30am-2.30pm.


ASHWORTH TRA - Monday: Luncheon club, noon-1pm, £1.50. Tuesday: SureStart, 9.30am-11.30am. Wednesday: Coffee morning, 11am-noon, 50p plus raffle. Ashworth TRA Centre, Moorlands Road.


DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT ART CLUB - Monday: St Paulinus Church Hall, Westtown, 6.45pm-8.45pm.

OVER 55S - Next meeting: Wednesday, Kim and Dave, St Paulinus Hall, 12.45pm-3.15pm.

THURSDAY FRIENDS GROUP - A group for people with dementia-type illnesses and their carers. Thursday: St Paulinus hall, noon-3pm. Contact: Cath or Ronnie Knowles, 01924 737068.

ST PAULINUS - Tomorrow: Vigil Mass, 6.30pm. Sunday: Mass, 9am and 11am. An access bus is available to take people to the 11am service, ring 0113 3481902.


TRINITY CENTRE - Today: Aspirations and achievements group, ladies aerobics, 5.15pm-6.15pm. Monday: KFA Ladies keep fit for mature movers, wear something comfortable, 7.15pm-8.15pm. Tuesday: Luncheon club for over 60s, two course roast lunch for £3.50, noon, phone 01924 437331; Yorkshire Supreme Majorettes, three years and up, 6pm-8.30pm. Wednesday: Art and craft group, 1pm-3pm; social dancing, ballroom and sequence, 2pm-4pm, £2.50 including tea, coffee and biscuits. Thursday: Learn to dance, 1pm-8pm.

TRINITY CHURCH - Saturday: St John’s Summer Fair. Sunday: Morning Worship, music supplied by Hazel Crabb. Refreshments are available after the service, 9.30am. Monday: New Women’s Friendship Group at St John’s – a time to make new friends and learn new things, 2pm.


TALEEM TRAINING AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday-Friday: Privilege Home Care, Old Building Office, 9am-5pm. For full listings, phone 01924 325147.

T&CO DEMENTIA CAFE - Thursday 25: Women’s group, Taleem Centre, Orchard Street, 1.30pm-3.30pm.


SENIOR CITIZENS - Tuesday: Lunch club, noon. Thursday: Coffee morning and fresh fruit and vegetables, SureStart Centre in Edge Lane, 10am-11.30am.

SiDZ CAFE - Wednesday: Tea, coffee, biscuits, sandwiches and cakes, Thornhill Parish Church, 11.15am–1pm.

Social CLUB - Tomorrow and Tuesday: Modern sequence dancing, 7.30pm-10pm. Monday: Yoga, 7pm, contact Dawn on 01924 848008. Wednesday: Art class, 7.30pm.

SPORTS AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday-Thursday: Cafe open, 10.30am-3pm. Monday: Yoga, 1.30pm-3pm; senior youth club, 6.30pm-8.30pm; under-12s training, 6pm-7.30pm. Tuesday: Under-eights training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-15s training, 6pm-7pm; under-16s, 6.30pm-7.30pm; under-17s rugby training, 6.30pm; open age training, 7pm-8pm; Zumba, 8.30pm-9.30pm. Wednesday: Under-10s training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-12s, 6pm-7.30pm; slimming club, 5.30pm and 7.30pm. Thursday: Junior youth club, 4.30pm-6pm; under-8s, 9s and 10s training, 6.15pm-7.30pm; under-15s training, 6pm-7pm; under-16s training, 6.30pm-7.30pm; under-17s rugby training, 6.30pm; open age training, 7pm-8pm; slimming club, 6.30pm-8pm. Contact: 01924 468147.

TENNIS CLUB - Social tennis: Tomorrow afternoon, Sunday morning and Tuesday afternoon. Junior coaching: Tomorrow morning, The Combs, Thornhill. Contact: Chairman Wade Hyde, 01924 462888.

WI - Wednesday: Meeting, Methodist Church, Chapel Lane. Contact Sheila on 01924 463037.

WOMEN’S TWINNING PROJECT - Tuesday: Exercise, sport and fitness activities, Thornhill Community Science College, Valley Drive, 1.30pm.

METHODIST CHURCH - Thanks to all who helped and attended the Strawberry Tea last Saturday and made it such a success. Tomorrow: Monthly coffee morning, 10.30am. Sunday: The service will be led by Judith Santry from Cleckheaton, 10.45 am.

PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: Summer fair, 11am-3pm. Sunday: Holy communion, 8am; Parish communion, 9.30am; Church open, 11.30am-4pm; Baptism of Layla Hudson, 1.30pm. Tuesday: Buggy praise, 1.30pm. Wednesday: Holy communion, 10am; Church open, 10.30am-2pm; Cafe open, 11.15am-1.15pm; Confidence-building course, 7pm-8.30pm; Bell ringing practice, 7.30pm-9.30pm.


COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday: Numeracy course, 9am-11.45am; English, 1pm-3pm. Tuesday: Art class, 1pm-3pm; slimming club, 7pm-9pm; senior youth club, 13-19 years, 6pm-8pm. Wednesday: Baby Bistro, 10.30am-noon; English, 12.30pm-3pm; baby weigh clinic with health visitor, 1pm-3pm; karate, 6pm-8pm; junior youth club, 8-12 years, 6pm-8pm. Thursday: Kiddies’ Korner, 1pm-3pm; ESOL, 1pm-3.30pm.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT PENSIONERS ASSOCIATION - Meeting, Dewsbury town hall, speaker Terry Goodall, 1.30pm, refreshment from 1pm.

OVER 50S - Monday and Wednesday: Bingo, Village Hall and Social Centre, Lees Hall Road, 1.30pm-3.45pm. Trips: Chester, August 13. Members £11, non-members £14. Ring Jim on 01924 444231 after 6pm to book..

VILLAGE HALL AND SOCIAL CENTRE - Tuesday: Tea with John Darren, guitar and vocals, 2pm; Wednesday: Fifth Dewsbury Brownies, 6.30pm. Thursday: Sing along with hoot harmony singing, no experience needed, 10.30am-12.30pm; bingo, 2.30pm. Trips: Southport, July 30; Blackpool or Cleveleys, August 7; Fleetwood Market and Blackpool illuminations, October 29. Southport £10, all other trips £11, contact centre for details on 01924 439525 or 01924 430809. Pick up points at Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury and Batley.

HOLY INNOCENTS - Sunday: Mass, 10am.


PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: Church open, 10am-4pm. Sunday: Parish communion, 11.15am. Thursday: Pebble prayers, 10am; Church open, 10am-4pm.


COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday and Thursday: Youth group, eight-12 years, arts, crafts, drama and games, 6pm-7.15pm, 20p. Tuesday: The Dewsburyites youth theatre group, 7pm-8.45pm, £2.

FRIENDLY CLUB - Tuesday: Ravensthorpe Community Centre, Garden Street, 10am-noon.

WOMEN FIRST - Monday: Yoga, 1.15pm-2.30pm. Thursday: Exercise and toning session, 10am-11am. Sessions £1.50. Contact Sughara, 0794 339 9488, or call in to the Addas Centre, 652 Huddersfield Road.

ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH - Every other Sunday, next July 21: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - On Sunday the service was led by Rev Alan Evans and the organist was Joyce Patterson. On Monday a service celebrated the life of Phylis Shaw. Sunday: Service led by Timothy Pearson and Puppets for Jesus, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, 10am.


BIG LOCAL PARTNERSHIP - The Dewsbury Moor Big Local Quick Wins Grant Funding is now closed. Next meeting: Tuesday July 23 at Dewsbury Moor Children’s Centre.

OVER 50S CLUB - The group meets on Tuesdays for light exercise, line dancing, bingo and trips, membership 50p per week, Dewsbury Moor RLFC Heckmondwike Road, 2pm-4pm. Contact: Florence Smith, 01924 501457.

SCHOOLCROFT TRA - Tuesday: Drop in to report repairs, order new bins or have a chat, 1pm-4pm; meet the estate manager, 2pm-3pm.

ST JOHN’S PRE-SCHOOL - Meets at the old library, 125 Heckmondwike Road. Monday-Friday: 9am-noon, 12.30pm-3.30pm, all day places available, children aged 2+. Contact: Lorraine, 07952049307 or 01924 407987

ST JOHN’S CHURCH - Saturday: Summer Fair, 11am-2pm. Sunday: Service of Holy Communion, 10.30am; Team Service of Holy Communion at Dewsbury Minster, 6.30pm. Monday: Friendship First Women’s Group meet new people, learn new things, explore new interests, 2.30pm–2.45pm. Tuesday: Butterflies, coffee morning for adults and children under five, activities, crafts, singing and stories, 9.30am-11.30am. Wednesday: Holy Communion, Dewsbury Minster, noon. Thursday: Bible Study at Trinity Church Batley Carr.


16TH DEWSBURY SCOUT GROUP - All Scout sections meet in the schoolroom in Westborough Methodist Church, Green Lane. Tuesday: Beavers, 6.30pm-7.30pm. Wednesday: Cubs, 6.30pm-8pm; Scouts, 7.30pm-9pm. .

METHODIST CHURCH - Today: Brownies and Rainbows, 6pm; Guides, 7.15pm. Sunday: Service, 10.30am. Monday: Kids club, 6.30pm. Tuesday: Fellowship, 2pm; Beavers, 6.15pm; hobbies and crafts, 7.30pm. Wednesday: Cubs, 6.30pm; Scouts, 7.30pm. Thursday: Purls of Wisdom, craft, coffee and chat, 1.30pm-3.30pm. Contact: 01924 463308.


COMMUNITY CENTRE - Today: ALIENS youth club (11-18 years), 7pm-9pm. Monday: Step by Step Work Club, CV writing, covering letters and job applications, 10am-noon; Kirklees College, English, Maths and IT courses, 11.30am-2pm; after school cricket club, 3.30pm-5pm; senior youth club (13-18 years), 6.30pm-8.30pm. Tuesday: Young People’s Services junior youth club (8-13), 3.45pm-5.45pm; majorettes (five-open age), 5.30pm-9pm. Wednesday: Gardening club, 11am-3pm; after school gardening club (3.45pm-5.45pm); Majorettes (five-open age), 5.30pm-7.30pm. Thursday: Over 50s luncheon club, 11.45am-1pm; bingo club, 1pm-4pm; senior youth club (13-18 years), 6.30pm-8.30pm; fishing club, 6.30pm-8pm. Monday-Thursday: cafe open, 9.30am-1pm.


AGE CONCERN 50 PLUS - The group met last Thursday for games, a raffle and refreshments. The committee was delighted to accept a donation of £300 from Patbro in Earlsheaton on Tuesday. It thanked everyone at the store for their generous support. Next meeting: Thursday, social afternoon, Ossett Community Centre, 2pm-4pm.

BOWLING CLUB - Friday July 19: Dick Hartley Pairs competition, sign in by 1.15pm, start 1.30pm.

MONDAY CLUB - Next meeting: Monday, Earlsheaton CWMC, Commercial Street, 1.30pm.

OVER 60s - Next meeting: Tuesday, refreshments, bingo and raffle prizes, sea cadets hall, New Street, 2pm-4pm.

SEA CADETS - Meets at cadets building, New Street. Tonight: Senior cadets, 12-18 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm. Tuesday: Junior cadets, 10-12 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm; senior cadets, 12-18 years, 6.45pm-9.10pm.

ST PETER’S - Last Sunday, the Rev Ann Pollard celebrated Holy Communion. The service included the baptism of Olivia Rose Marie Gibson. Readers J Braime and G Johnson. Today: Coffee morning, 10am-11.30am. Tomorrow: St John’s Church summer fair. Sunday: Morning worship, including the baptism of Leila Amelia Rose White, 11am. Saturday July 20: Mothers’ Union stall outside Dewsbury Minster, 10am-1pm.


ST PAUL’S - Sunday: Holy Communion, 10am. Monday: Monday club, 1.30pm. Wednesday: Mothers’ Union outing. Thursday: Said Communion, 9.30am; Hanging Heaton school leavers, 2.30pm.


MOUNT TABOR - Last Sunday’s guest preacher was Jason Westmoreland otherwise known as Jason the Amazing or Chuckles the Clown. Sunday: Preparation and prayer, 10am; family service including Communion, guest preacher Uncle Michael, 11am. Tuesday: Going Bananas, three to 10 years, theme is Following the Leader, 6.30pm. Thursday: Cave 1, 11-14 years, 6.30pm; Cave 2, 14 years and above, 8.15pm.