News from Haworth, Stanbury

Today, Maundy Thursday: Haworth Parish Church are hosting “Pray-as-you-go” at 9am during Holy week and an Agape meal at 7pm will be served today. Haworth’s West Lane Methodist Church will mark Maundy Thursday at 11 am and later by a Holy Communion service at 2.30pm. both led by the minister the Reverend Ruth Crompton. The morning event will begin at 10.30am with coffee. The congregation will be joined by the Friendship Circle day care for older people who meet on the premises each Thursday. Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, Ebor Lane, Mass of the Lord’s Supper at 7.30pm.

Tomorrow: Good Friday. “Pray-as-you-go” at 9 am. see above. A meditation on the first hour at the Cross at St. Michael and All Angels Church, Haworth at 10am. Joint service at West Lane Methodist Church with Lees Methodists, Reflections of Good Friday at 10.30am. A meditation on the last hour of the Cross at St James, Cross Roads Cum Lees at 2pm. Good Friday Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 3pm. “I remember a Man” at West Lane Baptist Church at 3pm. Stations of the Cross at Our Lady of Lourdes, Ebor Lane at 7pm. Good Friday Service followed by a pie & pea supper at FERN Fellowship at 7.30pm meeting at the Grimshaw Centre, West Lane. Haworth Craft Fair is from April 18 to 21 in the Old School room at Haworth Parish Church Hall, 10am to 4pm.

Saturday: Equestrian treasure hunt starts at 10.45 am from Penistone Hill Car Park. See Bridleways item below. Easter Vigil at Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church at 6.30 pm. Easter Vigil, the lighting of the Paschal Candle and the First Communion of Easter at St. James’ Cross Roads at 11.30 pm.

Sunday: Easter Day Church Services: Stanbury Church (Anglican), Easter Communion Service at 9.30 am and Haworth Parish Church (Anglican) Easter Communion Service at 10.45am. West Lane Baptist Church, ‘He is Risen, Alleluia’ at 10.30am. and Holy Communion at 6pm. both with Reverend Chris Upton. West Lane Methodist Church Holy Communion at 10.30am with Reverend Kenneth Beardsley. 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 those of pre-school and primary school age). Our Lady of Lourdes, Ebor Lane Easter Mass at 10am. Scar Top service is at 2.45pm. Easter Celebration Service at FERN Christian Fellowship meet in the Methodist Church Hall at 6.30pm.

Bank Holiday Monday: West Lane Methodist Church will host its first fundraiser of the year from 10.30am. All-day afternoon teas will be available at a mini-market.

Wednesday: Upper Worth Valley History Group last of six historic guided walks from Cowling at 10.45am to Haworth. The 663 bus at 9.40 am from Haworth to Keighley connects with the 25 bus from Keighley at 10.15 am which gets to Cowling Methodist Burial Ground, the starting point near junction of Gill Lane and Keighley Road. Haworth, Cross Roads and Stanbury Parish Council’s Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group hold their final Public Consultation Meeting at West Lane Methodist Church from 7pm to 9 pm. More information can be found on www.haworthcrossroadsstanburyndp. org.uk The Worth Valley Manorlanders Fundraising Support Group hosted the well known local historian and raconteur, Ian Dewhirst, on Friday, when he spoke to an audience of about 70 on Tales of Old Haworth at the Haworth Parish Church Hall. It raised £420 for Manorlands. The evening was arranged and hosted by Judy Newiss who gave the vote of thanks.

The new bandstand in Haworth’s Central Park is completed and is free to use. It is a multi purpose performance venue. Call (01535) 646999. The official opening is planned for Sunday, June 22.

Haworth Brass Band rehearse on Monday evenings at 7.45pm in the band room above the Fleece Inn in Main Street. Call Graham Richardson on 01535 604215.

The next meeting of Haworth and Oxenhope District Bridleways Group will be next Tuesday, April 22, at 8pm, preceded by a junior meeting at 6.45pm. The talk will be given by The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust. Membership subscriptions for 2014 are now due Meetings are held monthly, at the Old White Lion Hotel, Haworth at 8 pm, preceded by a junior meeting at 6.45 pm. The first organised ride of the year will be held on Saturday, on Penistone Hill, beginning at the top car park. This will be a treasure hunt with prizes, so non-riders will also be able to take part. Optional fancy dress for horses and riders. Call Gemma Jackson on 07940 246719.

Call (01535) 609278 for details of Keighley Community Transport’s community bus 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’ Haworth Tennis Club held its annual meeting on Saturday. Jens Hislop was re-elected as chairman and honorary secretary. The court locks have been changed so the new key is purple, which can be exchanged for last year’s red key on renewal of membership. A club social afternoon has been planned for Sunday, April 27. Hopefully this will take place on every last Sunday of the month during the summer.

Haworth In Bloom’s new website, donated by Graham Smith of Bronte Media, is now live and can be viewed at www.haworthinbloom.co.uk with a link to the village web site. The Spring judging was on Tuesday, April 8. A leaflet promoting the new group has been printed and is available for distribution. The Contact Point includes the leaflet in its next distribution of The Haworth News in April, to those residents along the route that the Judges too.

Churches Together in Haworth and Cross Roads are re-cycling unwanted goods including clothes (not underwear) curtains, bedding, bric-a-brac, books and small furniture to sell for Christian Aid on Main Street from May 11 to 17. Call Kathleen Milne on 01535 645990 for more details about this group.

The Worth Valley Young Farmer’s Club meeting this week was pig judging at Marsh Top Meats on Marsh Lane Oxenhope. Worth Valley members were able to brush up on their pig judging skills. Visit the group’s website at www.worthvalley.org.

Haworth Riding For the Disabled is asking for voluntary help for a couple of hours each week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings from 10am to noon or on Saturdays from 9.15am to 1.25 pm. Call (01535) 649448.

Haworth and Worth Valley Rotary Club meets at the Old Silent Inn Stanbury for a meal every Tuesday at 8pm (but not Tuesdays following a bank holiday). Usually they have a guest speaker. Recently the Rotarians have been running a ‘contact the elderly’. This is to invite the elderly to afternoon teas once a month on a Sunday afternoon. The organiser, Hilary Wharton, on (01535) 647531 is seeking volunteer drivers to help.

If you would like to join a friendly group of retired women who play badminton at Haworth Community Centre on Friday afternoons between 1.30pm and 4pm would be glad to see you. Call (01535) 681681.

Haworth Parish Church morning prayer is held in St James’ Church, Cross Roads Cum Lees at 9.30am on Mondays, and on Tuesdays and Thursdays at St Michael’s Church, Haworth, at 9.30am. Mid-week holy communion is held in St James’ Church on Wednesdays at 9.30am.

CarelinK befriending scheme can provide support and companionship to older people who live alone and do not have many visitors. CarelinK can arrange for one of its volunteer befrienders to visit each week for a cuppa and a chat, or perhaps to take a short walk together. Volunteers are police checked and vetted. To use this free service or to become a volunteer befriender to older people in this area, contact co-ordinator Maureen Basierak at CarelinK on 609506.

Haworth Parkside Social Club hosts sequence dancing at Parkside Social club, Butt Lane, Haworth, every Wednesday 8pm to 10.30 pm. The dancing is fun and newcomers are made very welcome. Some of the dances are easy to pick up while others are more challenging. Call (01535) 647675. A chess club meets on Thursdays for beginners to advanced. They are looking for people to join teams for snooker, dominoes (3s and 5s) and pool, including a new women’s team. Supper will be provided for players. Pool for beginners and improvers is from 5pm.

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