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Haworth and Stanbury
2:23pm Thursday 27th December 2012 in Keighley
Contact, Jens Hislop, 644444, email@example.com
Today: Weenyboppers at Haworth West Lane Baptist Church – classes at 9.30am, 10.30am and 11.30am. Contact Karen Davidson on 642848, booking essential.
Book exchange at the Community Centre, 9.30am-noon, plus Little Ladybirds baby and toddler group from 10-11.30 am. Contact Denise Gant on 645604.
The karate class at the Methodist Church is suspended this week, but resumes on Thursday, January 3. Contact Mo Ilyas on 600407. Likewise the The Friendship Group at the Methodist Church Hall in West Lane.
Slimming World at the Baptist Church at 5.15pm and 7pm. Contact Andrea Astin on 07979 505384. Andrea has taken this over from Michael Duke.
Scouts at the Community Centre, 7-9pm, term time only. Contact Sue and Tim Credland on 644745.
The Hall Green walking group set off from Hall Green Church at 10am every Thursday for a two-hour walk around Haworth. Further information from James on 07840 981761.
Tomorrow: Scar Top Chapel revival prayer meeting from 7-8pm.
Zumba Fitness at West Lane Methodist Church from 9.45-10.45am. Contact Melanie on 07962 341938.
Saturday: The big bell ringing event at Haworth Parish Church starts at 3pm. See bell ringing item below.
Sunday: Church Services: Stanbury Church (Anglican) – family worship at 9.30am. Haworth Parish Church, (Anglican) – family worship at 10.45am. West Lane Baptist Church – morning service led by Ann Thelwell and Ron Hoggarth at 10.30am. West Lane Methodist Church – no service, but the Methodist are uniting for morning service at Oxenhope Methodist Church at 10.30am. Hall Green Baptist Church – morning family service at 11am and evening meeting at 6pm. The 11am includes a crèche for under threes and a Sunday Club for those of pre-school and primary school age. Our Lady of Lourdes, Ebor Lane (RC) – holy mass at 10am. Scar Top Chapel service at 2.45pm.
FERN Christian Fellowship meet in the Methodist Church Hall at 6.30pm.
Monday: Haworth Parish Church bell ringing practice is suspended, but the Guild of Bell Ringers will ring in the New Year starting about 11.30pm.
Please check if any of the following activities run over the festive period: Haworth Brass Band rehearsal at 7.45pm in the band room above the Fleece Inn, Main Street.
K9 Capers dog training at West Lane Methodist Church Hall at 7pm for puppies and 7.30pm for older dogs. Contact Kathryn Smith on 635290.
A toddler and baby yoga class is up and running on Mondays at Thornfield, Station Road at 1-2pm for babies and 2-3pm for toddlers. Contact Nicola Resell on 07775 535006.
Fit friends running club, every Monday at 7pm from the Medical Centre car park.
The mobile library does not come to Haworth today. The next regular Monday visit will be on January 7.
Tuesday: FERN Christian Fellowship – New Year’s Day service at 7.45pm at the Methodist Church Hall, West Lane.
Wednesday: The Haworth Senior Citizens meetings are suspended until January 7 at West Lane Methodist Church Hall. Contact Doreen Robinson on 648928.
Weight Watchers at 9.30am has moved to West Lane Baptist Church. Contact Joanne on 07939 564773. Rainbows, Brownies, Guides, Beavers and Cubs are all suspended and resume on January 9.
Hall Green Church, prayer and Bible study meeting at 8pm.
Little Ladybirds baby and toddler group from 10 -11.30am at the Community Centre.
Next Thursday, January 3 Upper Worth Valley History Group will open its archive from 1-3pm.
West Lane Baptist Church staged two performances of a marvellous “Alternativity” entitled Bethlehem Fawlty based on the famous TV comedy series Fawlty Towers. All the recognisable characters were superbly played by church members. It was a full-scale production, obviously rehearsed and prepared over many weeks. The result was an extremely enjoyable evening of hilarity, superb acting, singing, dancing and innuendo, and yet the Christian message of the nativity did emerge. Special mention must be made of the Upton family who were all in it – Ella as Basil, Molly as Polly, Imogen in the cast, dad Chris in a comedy situation where he was not wanted in all the various roles he attempted, and mum Rachel, who scripted and directed. Rosa and Jess Sargeant were convincing and imaginative as Sybil and Manuel. Thank you all for a wonderful evening.
On Saturday the bell ringers at both churches are planning a special celebration to mark the 100th anniversary of Patrick Bronte’s marriage to Maria Branwell at Guiseley Church. Patrick went on to be the Rector of Haworth, where he installed six bells in 1845. The bell ringers will attempt a full peal, which consists of 5,040 changes and takes about three hours to ring. It requires great concentration on the part of the ringers as any mistake invalidates the performance. The peal is scheduled to start at 3pm. The ringing band will consist of four members from Haworth, one from Oxenhope and will be conducted by the president of The Yorkshire Association of Change Ringers. The guild will also ring in the New Year over midnight. The art of change ringing dates back to the 17th Century and is almost only practised in this country. The ringers at Haworth are always on the lookout for new members, so if you are interested, contact the ringing captain, Simon Burnett, on 07815 186074 or (01535) 643928. You do not need to be strong or musical and you would be joining a national ‘fellowship of ringers’ and most of all you would help keep the Bronte Bells ringing.
Bay Video Productions have produced a new video “Haworth Through The Lens Of History”. These are selling at £5 each. Proceeds to be donated to Haworth Parish Church. A sample and more information about this can be found on bayvideoproductions.co.uk or contact James and Jane Hutton on (01535) 647150.
The Worth Valley Young Farmers meet on Tuesday evenings. If anyone would like to find out more about the club, please contact club chairwoman Rachael Moore on 07887 530187 or visit worthvalley.org.
Haworth and Worth Valley Rotary Club meet at the Old Silent Inn Stanbury for a meal every Tuesday at 7.30pm for 8pm. Usually they have a guest speaker. For more information, visit haworthrotary.org or phone Duncan and Pat Clark on (01535) 643792.
Tai chi and chi gung classes are being held in Haworth by Doran Waclawiak on Tuesday afternoons and Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. This is about exercise, general health, clearness of mind and body and nutrition. For further information, ring Doran on 646049.
Haworth Community Centre welcomes new members. Annual membership is £4 for adults and £3 for pensioners and children. It is open everyday for toddler groups, weight loss groups, indoor bowls, badminton, dance classes and exercise. The hall is also available for hire for private parties, christenings and weddings for up to 200 people.
Haworth Parkside Social Club, regular event – Wednesdays: Sequence dancing social at 8.30 pm. Beginners welcome. Members £2, non-members £2.50. Phone 643470; Thursdays: chess club for beginners to advanced. We are looking for people to join teams for snooker, dominoes (3s and 5s) and pool, including a new ladies team. No need to be an expert; beginners are very welcome. Supper is provided for players. Also pool for beginners and improvers from 5pm onwards. Entrance free, phone 643470; also Keighley Amateur Radio Society at 8pm. For further information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org; also NOTHY (Not Over The Hill Yet), the over 50s ‘youth club’, from noon-4pm. Sundays: Sunday social, sequence dancing and bingo 8.30pm, members £2, non-members £2.50. Phone Geoff for details on 647675 or the club on 643470 in the evenings.
Worth Valley First Responders are local volunteers trained by the Yorkshire Ambulance Service, who respond to local emergency calls until they can pass responsibility to the professionals. More responders are needed. Please contact Michelle on 07786 060646, Mark on 07973 204595 or Tony Jones on 647284.
The Step by Step Dance School at Haworth Community Centre is taught by Estonian dance teacher and choreographer, Jevenia Pihel, who teaches the group fitness and dance for all ages and invites new members to come along. Mondays: ballet (children) – 4-5pm; fitness and dance (adults) – 5-6pm; ballet adults (beginners) – 6.15-7.15pm. Thursdays: ballet and dance (children) – 4-5pm; fitness and dance (adults) – 5-6pm. Ballet classes for children are from 4-4.45pm. For further information, ring Jevenia on 07882 104893.
Haworth Riding For the Disabled are asking for voluntary help for a couple of hours each week on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday mornings from 10am-noon or on Saturdays from 9.15am-1.25pm. Full training, insurance and unlimited tea and coffee will be given. Further information on (01535) 649448.
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. Their answer machine will give contact details for the police. The contact point are asking for volunteers to help distribute the bi-monthly parish council newsletter – copies are free and are available from the Contact Point or online at haworth-village.org.uk. The Contact Point has a range of personal alarms, safe cans, and a range of free road safety information activity books, comics and stickers. Free low-energy light bulbs are still available at the Contact Point. The Contact Point collect used computer printer ink cartridges, old mobile phones, and dead low-energy light bulbs, which can all be recycled for the benefit of Manorlands Hospice. The light bulbs apparently contain valuable mercury. Contact Margaret Smith, the coordinator on 644001 or e-mail to email@example.com for more information.
Yoga and free meditation classes are on Tuesdays in Haworth, at West Lane Baptist Church. Yoga classes are 11.15am-12.15pm (chargeable) and meditation classes are free at 12.30pm for about 40 minutes. They are taster sessions serving to introduce people to meditation with the intention that they might be become interested in learning more, in which case they will be instructed in primordial sound meditation. Contact Sheila Murray on 648761 or 07799 437174 or visit sheilamurray.co.uk.
Nicola’s weigh in and work out class has moved to Parkside Social Club, Butt Lane, on Thursdays from 6.45-8pm. Exercise to fun music for beginners and intermediate levels of all ages. First class only £3. Contact Nicola Szczur on 07914 418703 or visit nicolaworkout.piczo.com.
Aerobics classes at Haworth Primary School, with Damien Bisby, for legs, bums, tums from 7-8pm on Mondays, and circuit training from 7-8pm on Wednesdays. Cost is £3.50 per class. People of all ages and abilities are welcome. Contact Damien on 07919 350305.
Haworth Parish Church: morning prayer is held in St James’, Cross Roads Cum Lees, at 9.30am and on Mondays and on Tuesdays at St Mary’s, Oxenhope, at 9am. Mid-week holy communion is held in St James’, on Wednesdays at 9.30am. Baptism enquiries for the Cross Roads Cum Lees and Haworth parishes are held on the first Saturday of each month at 9.30am at St James’. Wedding enquiries for the Cross Roads Cum Lees and Haworth parishes are held on the second Monday of each month at St Michael & All Angels at 7pm. A DVD on the History of St Michael & All Angels is on sale at £2.99, in aid of church funds. The former church verger’s house at 12 Church Street, opposite the church, is available for holiday lets. Please contact Mrs Averil Kenyon on (01535) 642264. Other contact information: For baptisms, wedding enquiries contact the Rev Peter Mayo-Smith on (01535) 648464. For prayer requests and transport to church: Mrs Diane Wilson on (01535) 674972. For use of the church building or church hall: Miss Catherine Prince on (01535) 645045 or other matters the churchwardens: Mrs Diane Wilson or Mrs Marilyn Prince on (01535) 645045. For church archive enquiries: Mr Jens Hislop on (01535) 644444. The Rev Peter Mayo-Smith has responsibility for the Upper Worth Valley Church of England parishes; which comprise of Cross Roads Cum Lees, Haworth and Oxenhope. The resident priest of St Mary The Virgin is the Rev Nigel Wright on (01535) 642529.
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 coordinator Maureen Basierak at CarelinK on 609506 at the volunteer centre.