October 2013

The October draw took place on 6 October.  1st prize of £100 goes to Chloe Dawson (53), 2nd prize of £50 to June Hotson (22) and 3rd prize of £25 to Christine Mitton (20).  Christine is the second person whose number has come up for the second time in only 9 months.  There are currently 84 members and new members are welcome to join at any time during the year.   The annual Harvest Service took place this month, shortly followed by Civic Sunday.

September 2013

On 8 September, we were once again blessed with good weather for Rushbearing Sunday.  The jury is out on whether or not there were quite as many people milling round the church in the afternoon as usual but we had another successful afternoon’s fund-raising, with nearly £1100 being raised for general funds.                                   The new chairs and tables for the community centre, courtesy of another successful grant application, have finally arrived and are much admired.   The results of the 100 club draw in … Read more…

August 2013

We are now preparing to say farewell to our Vicar, Rev Chris Wray, whose last service will be a Benefice Service at 11.00 am on Sunday 25 August, followed by lunch in the community centre.   After Chris’ departure, we will move onto the next stage of seeking a new incumbent.  A lot of work has already taken place but we can’t advertise the vacancy until the present incumbent retires.    The interregnum will pose new challenges but is a time of opportunity as well. The 100 club winners this month were: 1st S Sotnyk (26), 2nd J Wood (8) and … Read more…

July 2013

The 100 Club draw on Sunday 7 July was a good result for one family who had two out of three winners!  The prizes awarded were: 1st – Trevor Simpson (52), 2nd – Dorothy Faller (72) and 3rd-  William Bloomfield (55).   We had fabulous weather for the Duck Race & Garden Party on Sunday.  The ducks were tipped into the Ryburn by the Vicar & Cllr Smith, Chair of the Parish Council, surrounded by crowds of people all keen to see how their duck fared.  The winners were 1st 137 – J Sneddon- Finn, 2nd 69 – C Short, … Read more…

Children at St Bartholomew’s

Little Fishes, our group for pre-school children and their carers, celebrated Easter at our April meeting. We heard the Holy Week and Easter story, after which the children decorated a garland with pictures of the main Easter events. Next month we will be having a ‘picnic’  as we will be looking at the feeding of the five thousand.

Easter Services 2013

24th March Palm Sunday 8.00am Holy Communion Joint with Stones. 9.30am at Stones, Service and Walk of Wwitness. 11.00am Service at Ripponden 6.30pm   Evening Prayer at Ripponden   Holy Week 26th March 7.30pm Holy Communion 29th March Good Friday 9.30 am Children’s Workshop and Service. 2.00pm Hours devotion 7.30pm Dramatic Readingof the Passion Gospel-the last hours in the life of Jesus   31st March Easter Day 8.00am Holy Communion 9.30am Sung Eucharist 6.30pm Sung Evensong

February 2013

The first draw of the 100 Club was drawn during coffee this morning, after the service.  The winners were: 1st prize £100 – Sue Spencer 2nd prize £50 – Ian Turner 3rd prize £25 – Wilf Jones We now have over 70 members, but it is not too late to join.  See Home page for more details.