District news: April 26- May 2

This week’s district news:


DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIETY - Last meeting was a practical with two male models used for portraiture , still life set-up and a CS photoshop demonstration. Next week: AGM. Contact: 01924 464165, 01924 491306 or visit www.dewsburyphoto.com/home.

DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - On Wednesday 17, 31 members walked from Bickerton to Hunsingore via Cawthorpe. This was a circular walk of five-and-a-half miles featuring pastures, woodland and riverside and interesting churches. Amy Lynch and Tessa Thompson led. On Saturday 20, 15 walkers set off from Thorner near Leeds and did a seven-and-half-mile walk. The walk went through field paths and woodland to the beautiful village of Bardsey where the walkers stopped for sandwiches before continuing back to Thorner. Maureen and Norman Dewhirst led. On Sunday 21, 11 members walked 11 miles starting off at Downham, taking in Pendle Hill and Barley village. David Lodge was the leader. Sunday: Hayfield and Kinder. This is a B-walk. Please meet at Wellington Road car park, Dewsbury at 8.30am. Stuart Gledhill is the leader. Wednesday: Harewood round. This is a C-walk. Please park off the A61 before Harewood. Maureen and Norman Dewhirst will lead.

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 - Meet officers to talk about issues in your area. 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, for coffee and friendly informal conversation in French at all levels. Contact: Elsie King, 01924 461328.

KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 2643; second prize of £100 - 10454; third prize of £50 - 8342; and five prizes of £20 - 3773, 2189, 377, 527, 6863. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.

THE NERVE CENTRE KIRKLEES - Wednesday: Stronger Together, The Options Centre, 10.30am-2pm. Sessions include activities, therapies, support, advice and information about the management of the condition. Contact: Stella or Richard, 01484 469853, Wednesdays or Fridays.

NORTH KIRKLEES AUTISM SUPPORT GROUP AND FRIENDS - The group organises regular activities for autistic and special-needs children, including siblings. Contact: Kath on 0777 253 4625 or Maggie on 0773 821 8784.

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.

RNLI - The Royal National Lifeboat Institution has speakers available, often at very short notice. Contact Colin Senior on 01924 376455 or colin_senior@hotmail.com for adult presentations, or Anne Garside on 01924 271214 or apgarside@talktalk.net for educational presentations.

SPIRITUALIST CENTRE - Meets at 19 Wellington Road, Dewsbury. Tomorrow: Speaker, Joanna Woods. Sunday: Speaker, Michelle Walters. Monday: Healing, 7pm. Thursday: Open circle, 7.30pm.

VOLUNTEERING KIRKLEES - Thursday: Drop-in session, Dewsbury Library, Railway Street, 10am-1pm. Contact: 01484 518457.

BAPTIST CHURCH - ‘I am not ashamed of the gospel’ was the theme at Sunday morning’s service and, in the evening, Mike Wadjner of the Soldiers and Airmen’s Scripture Readers Association spoke about its work. Tomorrow: Refreshments and stalls in support of Daybreak and CARE Dewsbury, 9.45 am to 3.30pm at Longcauseway Church Hall. Sunday: Worship and activities, 10.45am; Informal evening service, 6.30pm. Wednesday: Bible Study - ‘All about Ascension’, 7.30pm.

ELIM CHURCH - On Sunday Pastor Paul Hudson spoke about the relationship between Christ and the Church. In the evening he explained that the answer to fulfillment in life is to come to Jesus and believe in him.T onight: Fuse youth group (11-14), 6.30pm-8pm; Veracious youth group, meets outside church, 8.30pm-10pm. Tomorrow: Samuels group, 6.30pm-9pm. Sunday: Services, 10.30am and 6pm. Monday: House groups, 10.30am and 5pm. Tuesday: Prayer meeting, 10.30am; House groups, 1pm, 7.30pm and 8pm, followed by youth dance. Wednesday: Prayer Station, 10am-noon; Calebs Meeting, 10.30am; Kid’s Club, 6pm. Thursday: House groups, 7.30pm.

GOSPEL CHURCH - On Sunday, Pastor Ward taught from 1 Thessalonians chapter 1 v5, where the Apostle Paul reminds the local church about the full gospel. Pastor Ward noted that today the church needs to get back to the power that was in the original church. On Sunday members of shared testimonies of how they became Christians, and what Jesus has done for them. Sunday: Services, 10am and 6.30pm. Contact 01924 454750.

THE CHURHC OF JESUS CHRIST OF LATTER DAY SAINTS - Saturday May 4: Open house for 160th anniversary including an exhibition of past times and the Church’s role in Society today, free family history and job interview training, 10am-6pm.

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 Sylvia Hemingway, 10.30am. Monday: Craft club, 10am. Tuesday: Lunch club, 12.30pm. Wednesday: Sanctuary open, 10am-3.30pm; Refreshments, 12noon-3.30pm; Shoppers’ Service, 1pm; Pilots, 6.30pm. Saturday, April 27: Ladies Fellowship fundraising day, 9.45am-3.30pm.

MINSTER CHURCH - Tomorrow: Friends of Dewsbury Minster present Paul Rosoman, organist in concert, 7.30pm, Tickets £5, under 16’s free. Sunday: Morning worship and baptism, 10.30am; Memorial service, 3pm; 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, games afternoon, 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 515619.

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: Spring fair, 10am-3m Spring Fayre; Sunday: Morning worship, 9.30am; Monday:Team Parish APCM at the Minster, 7.30pm; Wednesday: Bible Study Meeting, 7.30pm.


TALEEM TRAINING AND COMMUNITY CENTRE - A programme of activities and classes is available for the community. Sessions include ESOL English for beginners, Bismillah Carers’ Group and Taleem Youth Club. Monday-Friday: Privilege Home Care, Old Building Office, 9am-5pm. For full listings, phone 01924 325147.


PSYCHIC CLUB - Today: The psychic will be Adrian Clark, Thornhill Social Club, 7.30pm-9pm.

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.

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

PARISH CHURCH - Sunday: Holy communion, 8am; Benefice service to celebrate the ministry of the Rev Norma Webb, 10.30am. Wednesday: Holy communion, 10am; Church open, 10.30am-2pm; Cafe open, 11.15am-1.15pm; Bell ringing, 7.30pm-9pm.


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.

OVER 50S - Monday and Wednesday: Bingo, Village Hall and Social Centre, Lees Hall Road, 1.30pm-3.45pm.

VILLAGE HALL AND SOCIAL CENTRE - Tuesday: Scouts and Cubs, 6.30pm. Wednesday: Fifth Dewsbury Brownies, 6.30pm. Thursday: Sing along with hoot harmony singing, no experience needed, 10.30am-12.30pm; bingo, 2.30pm. Day trips to the coast during the year, contact centre for details on 01924 439525 or 01924 430809. Pick up points at Thornhill Lees, Dewsbury and Batley.

HOLY INNOCENTS - No services.


COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION - Tuesday May 7: AGM, community centre, 7.30pm.

PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: Church open, 10am-4pm. Sunday: Benefice service at Thornhill Parish Church, 10.30am. Thursday: Pebble prayers, 10am; Church open, 10am-4pm.


HISTORY GROUP - The group is appealing for old photos, documents and stories about the village. Contact John Lyte on 01924 848893.


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 for all ages, putting on plays and musical shows, 7pm-8.45pm, £2.

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

WOMEN FIRST - A self-help group for women over 18 who suffer from depression, low confidence or anxiety or who simply want to get involved in new activities and meet new friends. 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 - Sunday: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday, the service was led by Mary Broomhead and the organist was Joyce Patterson. Sunday: Service led by Isobel Templeton, 10am. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, 10am-11.30am.


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. Contact: Kath, 07768 896870.

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 - Sunday: Holy Communion, 10.30am; memorial service, Dewsbury Minster, 3pm; team service of Holy Communion, 6.30pm; annual parochial church meeting, Dewsbury Minster, 7.30pm. 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. For details of regular activities including Rainbows and Brownies, contact: The Rev Kathy Robertson, 01924 438302 or kathy@drobertson99.wanadoo.co.uk.


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. Any adults interested in helping, contact: D Firth, 01924 411421.

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.


AGE CONCERN 50 PLUS - Members enjoyed an afternoon of games, a raffle and refreshments. Next meeting: Thursday, sea cadets hall, New Street, 2pm-4pm.

BOWLING CLUB - Friday May 3: Club competition for members, Don Jagger Pairs, competitors to sign in by 1.15pm. Sunday May 12: Charity fun day, 1pm.

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. More adult volunteers are needed. Contact: Commanding officer Chris Linley, 01924 469586, or Christine Kane, 01924 462796.


ST PAUL’S - Today: Mother and toddler group resumes, 9am-11am, open to babies and children under three. Sunday: Holy Communion, 10am. Monday: Monday club, 1.30pm. This year’s summer fair is on June 8, 11am-2pm.

EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH - Sunday: Service led by Brain Scarth, 10.30am. Wednesday: Ladies’ Circle, speaker John Schofield, 2pm. May 15-17: Prescription for Murder by Norman Robbins, 7.30pm. Adults £6, children £4.50, phone 01924 473538.


MOUNT TABOR - Sunday: Preparation and prayer, 10am; family service, 11am. Tuesday: Going Bananas, three to 10 years, 6.30pm. Thursday: The Cave, 11-16 years, 6.45pm.