You are invited to our special memorial service on Sunday 5th November – 4pm at St Bartholomew’s Church, Meltham. This service offers an opportunity for anyone who would like some time and space to remember someone special to them who has passed away either recently or at any time in the past and to give thanks for their life and the memories they shared together. There will be an opportunity during this service for anyone who wishes to do so, to light a candle in remembrance of those people.
As many of you will know, Meltham Mustard Seed began its work in 1997 helping to support orphans in the village of Kyema in Uganda. Over the years this charity has supported many young people enabling them to grow up, importantly, in kindred foster families and be educated. Indeed, several have degree level qualifications and exciting careers ahead of them due to your support.
In 2019, we worked with the local committee in Kyema to put together a self-sustainability plan. After 4 years of hard work, the local Mustard Seed team in Kyema are now in a position to continue to provide support to orphans without the financial support of Meltham Mustard Seed. This is a fantastic achievement.
This means that we can now formally close down the Meltham Mustard Seed charity, as our work is complete. There are a number of practical steps that we need to take to do this, including dialogue with the Charity Commission, our bank and our supporters.
We have asked supporters, who donate by standing order, to cancel these as we will make a final payment with any more final donations to Kyema in December this year.
We, the Mustard Seed committee, want to thank you for the support over many years that has enabled us to support many children, who otherwise would have had a very uncertain future.
Additionally, you have helped us create a lasting legacy, which was always the vision that John Bakanoba had when Mustard Seed first began.
It’s a five Sunday month again, so as is tradition here in the Parish of #Meltham, we shall be having a joint parish communion service so we can all come together and worship as one. This time, it will take place up at Christ Church, Helme. Sunday 29th October at 10:30am.
DON’T FORGET! – the clocks go back this weekend!
Please note that there won’t be any other services at the other churches in the parish on this Sunday – the idea is that everyone comes along to this one.
Join us for our Harvest Festivals across the Parish either this Sunday (1st October) or next Sunday (8th October)
Sunday 1st October: 09.30am St James’ – MELTHAM MILLS 11.15am Christ Church – HELME
Sunday 8th October: 09.30am St Bartholomew’s – MELTHAM 11.15am St Mary’s – WILSHAW
It’s also the Season of Invitation so join us and invite all the family, neighbours and friends too!
We shall be collecting items for the Meltham Crossroads Food Bank – any gifts given will be gratefully received. Items can be brought to any of the churches or the Crossroads centre.
They especially need the following items currently: Semi Skimmed or Whole long life milk, Canned meat meals, Tuna, Eggs, Breakfast Cereal, Jam. Other helpful items include; Coffee, Sugar, washing up liquid, Toiletries e.g shampoo, shaving cream, shower gel, toothpaste, soap and feminine hygiene products.
Fresh and frozen veg welcome but these must be delivered to the centre only. Financial donations are also welcome. Please post through the centre door, labelled clearly ‘Food Bank’.
Welcome Back! To those of you (like us) who have been away for their holidays, welcome back and I hope you have had a great time. Apologies for the delay to the September issue as I have been on holidays and ‘back to school’ to organise. However I must say a great BIG THANK YOU to Alison Whiteley for helping me out and getting this issue started, – Thank you!
This month’s has lots of interesting articles and updates from many people including Helme Ladies (pg 12) and Chris Sinclair (pg 24). Not forgetting a fantastic time at Keswick (pg31) which I would encourage you to think about joining us next year.
They do say Summer is the time for weddings, it sure was, have a look on page 19 as we send our congratulations.
The deadline of the October magazine will be Monday 20th September 2023. Please send them via firstname.lastname@example.org or via the vicarage letterbox. (150 Huddersfield Rd, HD9 4AL)