News from Haworth, Stanbury

Sunday church services: Stanbury Church, morning prayer at 9.30am and Haworth Parish Church, morning prayer at 10.45am. West Lane Baptist Church, morning service at 10.30am and evening holy communion service at 6pm both led by the Rev Chris Upton. West Lane Methodist Church, morning service led by Bernard Thompson at 10.30am. Hall Green Baptist Church, morning family service at 10.30am and at 6pm. The 10.30am includes a creche for under-threes and a Sunday Club for older children. Our Lady of Lourdes, Ebor Lane, holy mass at 10am. Scar Top Chapel service at 2.45pm. Fern Christian Fellowship meet in the Methodist Church hall at 6.30pm.

Our Lady of Lourdes Church in Haworth is organising a parish meal at Chaplin’s on Sunday, February 23 at 12.30pm. The cost is £14.50 for a three-course meal. Those interested are asked to add their names to the list at the back of the church.

Keighley Community Transport will be putting on a shoppers’ bus service aimed at elderly and disabled peopletel. This will serve the villages of Haworth, Stanbury, Oxenhope and Leeming to the Keighley supermarkets for a trial period. It will pick up and drop off by arrangement. The service for the trial period will be free. Contact Mary on (01535) 609278.

The Haworth, Oxenhope, Lees & Crossroads Gardeners & Allotment Associations 96th annual flower, vegetable and produce show will be held on Sunday, August 17, at Haworth Community Centre, Butt Lane. The subjects for the photography class are The Tour De France and anything else with a Wow factor. Anybody wishing to sponsor a class in the show, contact Geoff Wilkins on (01535) 642633.

The next meeting of the Haworth and Oxenhope District Bridleways Group will be on Tuesday at 8pm, preceded by a junior meeting at 6.45pm. The speaker will be Bex Matteo on Simple Systems (feeding). Members and non-members are always welcome. Membership subscriptions for 2014 are now due as follows: senior £8, junior £4, family £12. Meetings are held monthly, at the Old White Lion Hotel, Haworth. Full details of activities, pictures, adverts, etc can be found on hodbg.org. For further details, please contact Gill Burgess on (01535) 644347; 07799 614763 or e-mail gill.burgess4@virginmedia.com.

This week the Worth Valley Young Farmers’ Club went ice skating to Bradford. It was the first time on the ice for a few members and by the end of the night there were a few sore bums. For further information about the club, visit worthvalley.org.

There will be a six-mile guided circular walk to Catstones End. Meet David Anderson at 10.30am on Wednesday, February 19 at St James’s Church, Cross Roads. Packed lunch recommended, but no dogs please.

A Valentine’s Day Irish ceilidh will take place in aid of The Massabielle Group who take local people to Lourdes in May. This takes place at Branshaw Golf Club on Saturday from 8-11.30pm. Tickets cost £5.

The Haworth Cinema will have a special showing of the 2011 film Jane Eyre to celebrate St Valentine’s Day from 7.30-10pm on Friday at West Lane Baptist Church.

Haworth Craft Fairs will be held at The Old School Rooms at Haworth Parish Church Hall from 10am-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. There will be hand-made gifts, jewellery, toys, chocolates, fudge, truffles, soaps, cushions, throws and handbags.

Naishindokai Martial Arts sessions (children’s karate) are now being held upstairs at Parkside Social Club on Monday evenings from 6-7.30pm. Contact Stuart on (01535) 210249 or 07749 075305.

Haworth and Worth Valley Rotary Club meets at the Old Silent Inn, Stanbury, for a meal every Tuesday at 7.30pm for 8pm (but not Tuesdays following a bank holiday). Usually they have a guest speaker. Recently they have been running a “contact the elderly” project. This is to invite the elderly to afternoon teas once a month on a Sunday afternoon. The organiser, Hilary Wharton, (01535) 647531 is seeking some volunteer drivers to help. They would only be required three or four times a year to drive mainly in the Haworth area. For more information on Haworth Rotary Club, visit haworthrotary.org or phone Duncan and Pat Clark on (01535) 643792.

If you would like to join a friendly group of retired ladies who play badminton at Haworth Community Centre on Friday afternoons from 1.30-4pm, we would be glad to see you. It costs £1 for the afternoon session. No racquet needed initially. For more information, ring Margaret on (01535) 681681.

The Community Contact Point at 28 Changegate, Haworth, BD22 8DY, is normally open from noon-4pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays, with no Saturday, Sunday or Monday openings. Contact Margaret Smith, the co-ordinator on 644001 or e-mail to wvcontactpoint@yahoo.co.uk for more information.

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