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As we begin the month of February we are faced with the
celebration of Candlemas, or to give it its proper title, the
Feast of the Presentation of Christ in the Temple.
It’s the time when we hear the declaration by Simeon that
the baby Jesus is to be the “Light of the World” and that
he will enlighten the whole world.
The feast of Candlemas is one last look back at the events
of Christmas, when God became man in Jesus. Candlemas
is not just about looking back, it’s also about looking
forward to what is to come! The great feast of Easter.
As well as declaring Jesus to be the “Light of the World”,
Simeon also said, ”He will be destined for the falling and
rising of many and that he will be a sign that will be
rejected and opposed”.
Simeon also blesses Mary and tells her that a sword will
pierce her own soul too. Both these sayings pointing
forward to the trials that are to come for both Jesus and
Mary, culminating on the cross and in the resurrection on
The journey between Christmas and Easter is very much a
pilgrimage of discovery; experiencing along the way the
heartache and joy of our Lord as he makes his sacrificial
journey to Jerusalem and Calvary.
Our task as we journey from the crib
of Bethlehem to the cross at Calvary
is trying to discover what it means,
not just on a personal level, but also
what it means to us as the community
of faith here in this parish.
If we wish to enrich our faith and make Easter more
meaningful we need to take seriously our preparations for
this important event in our Christian calendar. No one
sets out on a journey without first of all making the
necessary preparations for the way ahead. Our journey
towards Easter should be no exception.
Somebody once said to me, when preparing for something
important in life, always remember the “5 P’s”,
So as we stand at the crossroads between Christmas and
Easter let us take time to prepare, so that our Easter
understanding may be a joyful celebration of the love of
Yours in Christ’s service David
Funerals St George’s November 27 Arthur Stockhill St George’s December 24 Barbara Lawrie St Mary’s January 4 Derek Wilkinson
In February we remember in our Year’s Mind
From the Parish Registers
Jack Tinker d. 4th February 1971
Hollis Amelia O’Brien d. 8th February 1985
Amy Lodge d. 9th February 1995
Eric Tinker d. 12th February 2004
Dorothy Quinn d. 13th February 2005
Michael Anthony Law d. 17th February 1984
Olive Christine Sykes d. 17th February 1989
Norma Joyce Lee d. 21st February 2001
Jean Davidson Bradley d. 23rd February 1995
Geoffrey Crowe d. 23rd February 2001
Christine Anderson d. 23rd February 1987
Hilda Turner Reast d. 24th February 1977
David James Wainwright d. 27th February 2004
Michael John Boothroyd d. 28th February 2006
Women’s World Day of Prayer
Friday 7th March 2008 at 2.00.pm.
The service this year will be held in St Mary’s Church. All welcome
ST. MARY'S CALENDAR
N.B. No service at 8.00 am on Sunday 24 February FEBRUARY Sunday 3 Candlemas 8.00 am Holy Communion 9.30 am Family Service 6.30 pm Parish Eucharist Monday 4 6.30 pm Slimming World Tuesday 5 7.30 pm Men’s Society Shrove Tuesday Social Wednesday 6 Ash Wednesday 9.30 am Holy Communion followed by Pastoral Care Prayer meeting 7.30 pm Mothers’ Union, Speaker Ian Sharp 7.30 pm Ash Wednesday Service at St George’s Thursday 7 10.00 am - 12 noon Coffee In Parish Room 11.30 am - 12.45 pm Lent Lunch in Parish Room 1.15 pm Baby and Toddler Group Friday 8 7.30 pm Hand Chimes Rehearsal Sunday 10 1st Sunday of Lent 8.00 am Holy Communion 9.30 am Parish Eucharist 6.30 pm Evening Prayer Monday 11 6.30 pm Slimming World Wednesday 13 9.30 am Holy Communion 7.30 pm Lent Course TBA Thursday 14 10.00 am - 12 noon Coffee in Parish Room 11.30 am - 12.45 pm Lent Lunch in Parish Room 7.30 pm Honley Civic Society Sunday 17 2nd Sunday of Lent 8.00 am Holy Communion 9.30 am Family Communion 3.00 pm Evensong and Holy Baptism Monday 18 6.30 pm Slimming World Tuesday 19 7.30 pm D C C Meeting, Parish Room Wednesday 20 9.30 am Holy Communion followed by Mothers’ Union Prayer Group 7.30 pm Lent Course TBA Thursday 21 10.00 am - 12 noon Coffee in Parish Room 11.30 am - 12.45 pm Lent Lunch in Parish Room 1.15 pm Baby and Toddler Group Friday 22 7.30 pm Hand Chimes Rehearsal
Type of Service
Intercessors Serving Coffee
Diana Griffiths Peter Wildman
Liz Cummings Janet Sykes
Heather and John Ambler
Jane and Graham Wardman
Jane and Graham Wardman
Jean Cheeseman Mary Briggs
Jean and Leslie Chadwick
Maureen Allen Pat Allsop
Anne and Godfrey Blount
TBC Diana and Huw Griffiths
Lee Hewitt Margaret Jenkinson
Margaret and Richard Hay
Anne and Godfrey Blount
Cynthia Hepper Elaine Shaw
Sunday 24 3rd Sunday of Lent 9.30 am Parish Eucharist 6.30 pm Taize Service Monday 25 6.30 pm Slimming World Wednesday 27 9.30 am Holy Communion 7.30 pm Lent Course TBA Thursday 28 10.00 am - 12 noon Coffee in Parish Room 11.30 am - 12.45 pm Lent Lunch in Parish Room 1.15 pm Baby and Toddler Group MARCH Sunday 2 Mothering Sunday 8.00 am Holy Communion 9.30 am Family Service 6.30 pm Parish Eucharist Monday 3 6.30 pm Slimming World Wednesday 5 9.30 am Holy Communion followed by Pastoral Care Prayer meeting 7.30 pm Lent Course TBA Mother’s Union to meet afterwards Friday 7 3.00 pm Women’s World Day of Prayer
The Link Coffee Wagon At our meeting on 8th January it was agreed to continue with the Coffee Wagon, but consider our options for finding a shelter, at least on the wet and windy nights! Jenny Lockwood has kindly offered to approach the Village Trust at their next meeting, with a view to perhaps using the foyer of the Village Hall. Otherwise maybe the Church Porch, or Parish Room? We were very pleased to welcome Jenny Lockwood, Pat Allsop and Maureen Allan to our team, as they are willing to brave the elements and take a turn on our rota. David Buckingham, a committee member for the Bishops Fund, joined our Wagon on Thursday evening, 10th January, to check if we were worth donating money to! He seemed favourably impressed with our efforts. We asked for £100 from the Bishop's Fund and they have given us £250!
Christingle Many thanks for the support you gave to the Christingle Service. Also thanks for the collection of £226 which was sent to the Children’s Society and for the gift aided envelopes which will increase the total received by the Children’s Society by approximately another £25.
Choir News The Choir have been taking a well-earned rest after their hectic schedule throughout November and December. Easter will be upon us before we know it. Twenty practices will resume in earnest in this coming month. I would like to say a big thank you to all choir members and our organists for their loyal support. Some of the services were quite challenging as well as memorable and enjoyable.
B Shirley Turner
Our January meeting was a combination of Prayer, Business and Celebration. After our short act of worship we held our Annual General Meeting with the usual reports from Treasurer, Secretary, Leader and the various groups within the branch. We are pleased that Janet Sykes has joined the group which delivers Anniversary of Baptism cards, replacing Stephanie Childs who we thank very much for her past service. We are also pleased to welcome Margaret Hay on to the Committee and thank Irma Jones for her past contribution. After business was over Jean and Donald Swann and Fred and Margaret Knutton were hosts to a delicious supper provided by them to celebrate their Diamond Weddings, which everyone really enjoyed. Our thanks to them and all who helped in any way. We also thank Dean Henry for his kind remarks regarding the Mother's Union at St. Mary's. Ian Sharp from Elim Church is to be our speaker at our meeting at 7.30pm on Wednesday February 6th.
New Year Lunch Many thanks to all who supported the New Year Lunch in spite of the terrible weather. The sum of £135 was raised for the West Yorkshire Forget-Me-Not Trust.
Lent Lunches These start on Thursday, 7th February and the proceeds will again be for Honley Aid in Sickness. If anyone can help in any way, will you please see me? We do hope that the lunches will be well supported.
FEBRUARY Sunday 3 Candlemas 11.00 am Family Communion (Coffee after Service) 6.00 pm Compline Wednesday 6 7.30 pm Ash Wednesday Holy Communion Sunday 10 1st Sunday of Lent 11.00 am Parish Communion 6.00 pm Sung Evensong Monday 11 7.00 pm Lent Service Sunday 17 2nd Sunday of Lent 11.00 am Parish Communion 6.00 pm Compline Monday 18 7.00 pm Lent Service Sunday 24 3rd Sunday of Lent 11.00 am Parish Communion 6.00 pm Compline Monday 25 7.00 pm Lent Service Tuesday 26 7.30 pm Deanery Synod - Venue TBA Friday 29 7.30 pm Slide Show “A Hebridean Journey” with Mr Melvyn Gibson, Refreshments MARCH Sunday 2 Mothering Sunday 11.00 am Family Communion (Coffee after Service) 6.00 pm Compline Monday 3 7.00 pm Lent Service
ST. GEORGE'S CALENDAR
Social Event A Slide Show entitled “A Hebridean Journey” will be presented in Church on Friday, 29th February at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served. Donations at the Door.