District news, June 7-13


DEWSBURY AND DISTRICT RAMBLERS - Last Sunday 10 members set off from Malham, taking in Victoria Cave and Malham Tarn, during a 13.5 mile walk. Stuart Gledhill was walk leader.

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.

KIRKWOOD HOSPICE LOTTERY - The winners of the latest lottery are: first prize of £750 - 10170; second prize of £100 - 6112; third prize of £50 - 331; and five prizes of £20 - 9011, 9909, 9811, 10813, 1419. To join the lottery, contact: 01484 557913.

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.

SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF DEWSBURY - A pamper day held at Pontefract Racecourse took place on May 18. Thanks were extended to Julie Thompson, President S.I.Yorkshire who organised what everyone agreed was a very successful and enjoyable day. Next meeting: June 27. Speaker will be Ann Gore of the Healing Hands Network, which helps people suffering from the after-effects of war and disaster. Contact 01924 273694/277261 or visit our website or Facebook.

SPIRITUALIST CENTRE - Meets at 19 Wellington Road, Dewsbury. Tomorrow: Speaker, Pauline Silver. Sunday: Speaker, Liz Ashworth. Monday: Healing, 7pm. Tuesday: Speaker: Pamela Hayward, 7.30pm. Thursday: Open circle, 7.30pm.

BAPTIST CHURCH - Sunday’s services were led by the minister, the Rev Brian Goodall, on the 11th anniversary of his induction to the pastorate. Themes reflected on past, present and future. The Bible Study on Wednesday was about the Holy Trinity. Today: Youth group, 6.30pm-8.30 pm. Sunday, All-Age Worship theme: IF; sermon: Wages of sin or gift of God? 10.45am; evening service: Gifts and Graces, 6.30pm.

ELIM CHURCH - On Sunday the church welcomed back the Samuel’s team of nine youths who went on a missions trip to Cambodia, three church members were baptised and we welcomed visiting speaker Pastor Emmanuel Rucyaba from Life Ministries Christian Centre in Uganda. At the Sunday evening service elder Clair Oates presented Pastor Emmanuel with a gift raised by a sponsored 22-mile swim by church members for a defibrillator at the Life Ministries hospital in Uganda. Tonight: Veracious youth group (15-19), 8.30-10pm. Sunday: Services, 10.30am and 6pm. Wednesday: Prayer Station, 10am-noon; Kid’s Club (5-11), 6pm; Women4God, 7.30pm. Thursday: Caleb’s (60+), 10.30am; Men4God, 7.30pm.

GOSPEL CHURCH - On Sunday Pastor Bob Ward led the service. He spoke about how God has committed the good news of the gospel to His Church, and outlined how the Apostle Paul addressed this in 1 Timothy chapter 1, verse 11. On Sunday evening many members of the Church reported back on their experiences at the Grace and Faith Family Conference. Sunday: Services, 10am and 6.30pm. Contact: 01924 454750.

LONGCAUSEWAY URC AND METHODIST CHURCH - Friday: Mums and Toddlers, 10am; Sanctuary open, 10am-3pm. Saturday: Refreshments, 9.45am-11.45am; Sanctuary open, 10am-noon. Saturday: Action for Children fundraising event, 12.30pm. Sunday: Service conducted by the Pilots, 10.30am. Monday: Craft club, 10am. Wednesday: Sanctuary open, 10am-3.30pm; Refreshments, noon-3.30pm; Shoppers’ Service, 1pm; Pilots, 6.30pm. Thursday: Choir, 7.30pm.

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. Saturday July 1: Swing and Sing, a concert by the Wetherby Light Music Singers and Friends, 7.30pm. Tickets £5, proceeds to support the Ministry of the Team Parish and Care Dewsbury.


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, Keep fit, St Paulinus Hall, 12.45pm-3.15pm.

THURSDAY FRIENDS GROUP - 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, ring 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 - Sunday: Morning Worship. Music supplied by Hazel Crabb. Refreshments available after the service, 9.30am. Wednesday: Bible Study meeting, 7.30pm. Trinity Care is closed June 10 and 11 and will reopen on June 18.


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.

T&CO DEMENTIA CAFE - Tuesday: Men’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 19: 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.

THORNHILL UNITED FC - Saturday 15: Trials and training day, free football - no subs or joining fee, vacancies in most age groups for 13/14 season, players especially required for U13 and U15 age groups, 12pm, call Chris Kennedy on 07904586794.

WI - Wednesday 19: 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 - Tomorrow: Coffee morning, 10.30am. Sunday: Service will be led by Mr Andrew Santry from Cleckheaton, 10.45am. Monday: Fellowship meeting, Mrs Pat Alker will speak about ‘Ethiopia - The Historic Route’, 2pm.

PARISH CHURCH - Tomorrow: Churchyard maintenance with volunteers, 9.30am-noon; Children’s activities morning, 10am-noon; Wedding of Jonathan Davies and Terri Marshall. Sunday: Holy communion, 8am; Parish communion, 9.30am; Baptism of Alfie Kenyon, 1.30pm. Wednesday: Holy communion, 10am; Church open, 10.30am-2pm; Cafe open, 11.15am-1.15pm; Confidence building course, 7pm-8.30pm; Mother’s Union, 7.30pm-9.30pm; Bell ringing practice, 7.30pm-9.30pm.


COMMUNITY CENTRE - Monday: Numeracy course, 9am-11.45am; English, 1pm-3pm. Tuesday: Coffee plus, Murder and Mayhem in Yorkshire talk given by guest speaker Vivien Teasedale, 1.30pm; 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, eight-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. Trips: Keswick and Windermere, June 11; Morecambe, July 9; Chester, August 13. Members £11, non-members £14. Ring Jim on 01924 444231 after 6pm to book.

VILLAGE HALL AND SOCIAL CENTRE - 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. Trips: Southport, July 30; Blackpool or Cleveleys, August 7; Fleetwood Market and Blackpool illuminations, October 29. All trips £11, contact centre for details on 01924 439525 or 01924 430809.

HOLY INNOCENTS - No Wednesday or Sunday mass.


WORKING MEN’S CLUB - Today: Psychic night, £5, 7.30pm.


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


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


BIG LOCAL PARTNERSHIP - Dewsbury Moor Big Local Quick Wins Grant Funding is now closed. Next meeting: June 12, 6pm at the Rugby Club.

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.

SCHOOLCROFT TRA - Tuesday: Drop in to report repairs, order new bins or have a chat, 1pm-4pm; meet 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, places available, children aged two plus.

ST JOHN’S CHURCH - .Saturday: Gardening/cleaning morning. Sunday: Open air service, meet at Westborough, 10.30am; Team service at the Minster, 6.30pm. 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. Thursday: Bible study at Trinity Church Batley Carr. Friday June 21: ‘Spring with a Swing’ Concert by Kirklees Music School (part of the Dewsbury/Mirfield Music Centre) Senior Wind Band and Swing Band Admission £5. 7pm.


16TH DEWSBURY SCOUT GROUP - 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.


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 - Monday: Yoga, 1.15pm-2.30pm. Thursday: Exercise and toning session, 10am-11am. Sessions £1.50.

ST SAVIOUR’S CHURCH - Every other Sunday starting January 20: Parish service, 10am. There will be no midweek Mass until further notice.

UNITED REFORMED CHURCH - Last Sunday’s service was led by John Wadsworth. Joyce Patterson was organist. Sunday: Service led by Jessa Robinson. Monday: Music group, 7pm. Thursday: Muffins with the Minister, chat and coffee, 10am-11.30am.


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 - Names are being taken for a meal and social afternoon in Ossett next week. Call Jean to book your place. Next meeting: Thursday, Ossett Community Centre, 2pm-4pm.

BOWLING CLUB - Sunday: Charity fun day in aid of Yorkshire Air Ambulance, 1pm. Friday June 21: Benny Hirst Pairs, club competition open to all members, sign in by 1.15pm.

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 - Holy Communion was celebrated by the Rev Ann Pollard last Sunday. Sermon the Rev Tom Hiney, prayers V Kyle, readers V Kyle and R Pollard. There will be no coffee mornings or Bible study until the roof refurbishment is completed. Sunday: Morning worship, 11am.


EBENEZER METHODIST CHURCH - Tomorrow: Let’s Get Quizzical, fun night for all the family, schoolroom, 6.30pm. £5 for adults or £3 for children under 12, including hot supper, from 01924 466719. Sunday: All Age Worship service led by John Senior, 10.30am. Wednesday: Ladies’ Circle with speaker RB Ellis, 2pm.

ST PAUL’S - Sunday: Holy Communion, 10am. Monday: Monday club, 1.30pm. Thursday: Said Communion, 9.30am. Saturday 29: Summer fete, call Jean Glover 01924 464475 for more information, 11am-2pm.


MOUNT TABOR - Alec Collins was the speaker at last Sunday’s family service. Sunday: Preparation and prayer, 10am; family service including Communion, speaker John Winter, 11am. Tuesday: Going Bananas, three to 10 years, 6.30pm. Wednesday June 12: Free talk by evangelists Johan and Linda Schep on their work in Kenya, Israel and Amsterdam, 7.30pm. Thursday: Cave 1, 11-14 years, 6.45pm; Cave 2, 14 years and above, 8.15pm.