shadow

Joint Parish Service – Sun 29th May – St Mary’s Wilshaw

As it’s the 5th Sunday of the month, the 4 churches in the #Meltham parish will come together for a special joint all age service at St Mary’s Wilshaw at 11:15am – Sun 29th May. There will be no services in the other churches.

It’s also the final day of the Wilshaw Flower Festival, so you can take the opportunity to have a look at the amazing flower displays whilst you’re there, and also have lunch too!

There are LOADS of beautiful flowers to see, plus a jubilee café serving afternoon tea, soup & LOADS of cake!! There’s also an amazing raffle with fantastic prizes.

ENTRY to the festival is FREE!!!!

Please join us to worship God, surrounded by flowers. How wonderful is that!

You can join us in church or online using Zoom from 11am:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89071406748?pwd=mHp7JeBXcWh7L6LcOSYiNn3SGphfXN.1

Meeting ID: 890 7140 6748

Passcode: 487793

We need YOUR help! – Gardening and tidying – Calmlands Grave Yard – Sat 14th May

We could really do with some help tackling grass on Saturday 14th May at Calmlands grave yard. In the last 3 weeks it’s become a hay field. This Saturday 09.30 to about 12.00 – bring your own coffee. Even if you can only spare an hour, it will make the job easier – the more the merrier 🙂 Thank you!

The following week we will be at Helme Church. Details of further dates will be communicated soon.

Please contact Mike on 07867 951512 if you need further info……….

Parish Magazine – May 2022

Welcome to the May edition of the #Meltham Parish Magazine, and what an Easter filled edition it is!
Easter was so lovely this year to be able to get out and show Christ’s ‘Real Love’ for us all. You can read about it on pages 8&9. Ever wanted to know what is involved in ringing the church bells? Well turn to pages 12 & 13 to find out!
Also a last minute article on some social history documents on St James’ Church that was shown to the vicarage is on the centre page.

Thank you to all who have contributed with this issue, especially all your little ’Thank you’s’ really do show the church community working together. It really wouldn’t be the magazine it is without your input.

All contributions are considered both big and small, so please do send them in.

The next deadline for the June magazine will be:
Monday 16th May 2022
Please send them via melthamparishmagazine@gmail.com or via the vicarage letterbox.
(150 Huddersfield Rd, HD9 4AL)

God Bless,
Fiona.

EASTER SUNDAY SERVICES – SUN 17 APRIL 2022

Come join us in #Meltham Parish on Easter Sunday to celebrate the Risen Christ.

6:00am Sunrise Service at the Cock Crowing Stone – Wessenden Head Rd – Arrive earlier to ensure you don’t miss it! Bacon butties will be served afterwards at the Parish Hall.

Holy Communion Services will take place as follows:

9:30am St Bartholomew’s – Meltham

9:30am St James’ – Meltham Mills

11:15am Christ Church – Helme

11:15am St Mary’s – Wilshaw

ALL WELCOME

Hallelujah! Christ is Risen.

HE IS RISEN INDEED – HALLELUJAH!

HOLY WEEK – SATURDAY – EASTER TRAIL – MELTHAM GREENWAY

EASTER TRAIL for all the family – Easter Saturday 16th April from 10am til 4pm – Meltham Greenway

Follow the Easter Trail from the Turning Circle on the Meltham Greenway to St James’ Church at Meltham Mills.

On completion, there’s a free Easter egg to the first 100 children to complete the trail plus free coffee and cakes for everyone at St James’ Church. Along the way, particpants young and old will be able to take a decorated egg which have been made by members of the Churches in Meltham – it’s a symbol of the Real Love story of Easter. Jesus loves us without limits and wants to gather us together. COVID has taught us the importance of community, supporting one another through difficult times.

We hope this will be a really enjoyable family event and hope you can come along – it’s easy to follow and suitable for all ages

HOLY WEEK – GOOD FRIDAY – STAINER’S CRUCIFIXION – 3PM – ST BARTHOLOMEW’S MELTHAM

Join us on Good Friday afternoon in St Bartholomew’s, Meltham at 3pm to hear a performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion with an augmented choir of over 30 voices! Our guest soloists will be Richard Cook (Tenor) and Raymond Ellis (Baritone). At the organ will be Simon Ball.

During the singing, images will be displayed portraying the scenes from the story.

All welcome, free admission, retiring collection.

Holy Week – MONDAY – Stations of the Cross – 7pm – Helme Church

Join us to start Holy Week with a quiet and prayerful service re-visiting selected events leading up to the Crucifixion of Jesus. Monday 11th April – 7pm at Christ Church, Helme. ALL WELCOME!

Our other events in Holy Week are as follows:

MON 11 – FRI 15 APRIL – 7:00am – DAILY DEVOTION – ST JAMES’, MELTHAM MILLS

MON 11 APRIL – 7:00pm – STATIONS OF THE CROSS – HELME CHURCH

TUE 12 APRIL – 7:00pm – TAIZE SERVICE – ST MARY’S, WILSHAW

THU 14 APRIL – 7:30pm – MAUNDY THURSDAY HOLY COMMUNION – ST JAMES’, MELTHAM MILLS

GOOD FRI 15 APRIL – 11:30am – OUTDOOR SERVICE OF WITNESS – ST BART’S, MELTHAM (followed by Soup lunch at Methodist Church)

GOOD FRI 15 APRIL – 3:00pm – STAINER’S CRUCIFIXION – ST BART’S, MELTHAM

SAT 16 APRIL –10:00am to 4:00pm – EASTER TRAIL – MELTHAM GREENWAY finishing at ST JAMES’, MELTHAM MILLS

All events can also be found on the parish and church facebook pages – if you are able, please share them with your friends to help us spread the word.

https://www.facebook.com/pg/MelthamParish/events

Easter Trail: We need YOUR help please!

SAT 16 APRIL – EASTER TRAIL – MELTHAM GREENWAY finishing at ST JAMES’, MELTHAM MILLS

Hello, please could we ask for some support with the Easter trail element of our Holy Week.

Below you can see an overview of the type of help we need and the duration of the event on Sat 16th April.

If you could find some time on the Saturday to help with one or more of these aspects, we would be delighted to see you! Please could you respond back to Mike or Debbie Still or Rev John and give an indication of how long you could spend with us and which element you could help with.

 11-12am12-1pm1-2pm2-3pm
Be a welcomer.  Talk with and help people    
Make and serve refreshments    
Give out easter eggs    

Make a cake or cookies for the day – would you be able to provide some baked goods for us to give out during the day? If you are unable to come along and help but could find some time to do some baking that would be just as valuable and appreciated by those who have been walking the Easter trail!

Many, many thanks.