DATES FOR YOUR DIARY
Craft and Conversation
New Group to be started Monday 13th February 2pm at St Mary’s Church, for Ladies.to get together, to knit crotchet, cross stitch and other crafting, to enjoy refreshments and conversation. We aim to meet on the second and fourth Monday of the month to begin with to see how it takes off.
Dates for your Diary
February 13th & 27th, March 13th & 27th April 10th & 24th May 8th & 22nd, June 12th & 19th
We will not be meeting Bank Holiday Mondays.
Do come along bring your craft work if you don’t craft just come for a chat and refreshments everybody welcome.
Many thanks Pat
Saturday 19th November 10 am to 12 noon in Church.
|Raffle prizes, cakes, fancy goods, tombola, children’s tombola, books and toys.
Tickets on sale today £1.50 inc. tea/coffee and biscuits. Free entry for Children.
CHILDRENS ACTIVITY DAY
Our next Children’s activity day is on Saturday 26th November at 10am till 12 noon. Particularly suitable for children age 5-10 but all children and their parents and carers welcome to come along
Free craft fun for all the family.
October Refugee Bake Off Appeal
Saturday 15th 2 pm to 4 pm in Church.
|Cake competition. Brenda will be in Church from 1pm; please say whether your cake is for the competition or just for the cake stall. Thank you.
will be coming to entertain us on Friday 21st October, 8 pm to 10 pm in Church.and it is free.
Bring your own beer/wine and listen to their music.
|Biblical Scarecrow Festival
To all members and friends of St. Mary’s church
Biblical Scarecrow Festival – Review
This second Biblical scarecrow festival went down very well. The Churches Together group, as soon as they heard about it, decided to make a scarecrow each. What a great start! Both primary schools in Gomersal got really involved and even the local Co-op prepared a scarecrow.
We had a lovely colourful display. Over the two days of 1 and 2 October we attracted 180 people of all ages, representing 19 different churches. The youngest was 5 months, the eldest 103! Children who had been making scarecrows at school brought their parents and siblings, proud to show off their best efforts.
However, it was not always immediately clear who the scarecrow character was portraying, neither was there a sign saying ‘this is Moses with the 10 commandments’. But a clue was given in the form of book, chapter and verse in the Bible. So for Moses it would say ‘Exodus 32: 15-19’. Helpers were available for those who had difficulty finding their way round the Bible. There were groups of people trying to find the right passage and then filling the answer in for the competition. Heads were bowed over books, turning the pages. Fascinated by what they were reading they carried on reading, stories forgotten in the mist of time resurfaced and were reinforced.
Refreshments were served in the church room and on leaving the church children could choose a small bible colouring or reading book. The adults were presented with a book of ‘The servant queen’, a book about queen Elizabeth and her faith throughout her 90 years.
43 competition sheets were handed in. The first drawn out with all the answers correct was Isaac Elliott, who won the sheepskin rug donated by Haighs Farm Shop.
A big thank you to all and everyone who made the scarecrows, those setting up, those who did registration, helping with handling the Bible, serving refreshments and tidying up afterwards. There was a big commitment from a number of people and it is much appreciated.
Thank you also to everyone who came to see the scarecrows and made it so worthwhile.
Sunday 2nd October
All welcome to come along to St Mary’s for our 9.30 Eucharist as we Celebrate Harvest and give thanks for creation and the good things we enjoy.
Donations gratefully received for local Food Bank, Cleckheaton Refugee Appeal and Women’s Refuge.
At St Mary’s we are also thinking carefully about how to support Fair Trade to ensure people receive a fair price for the goods they produce.