Communiry news - Stanley

STANLEY METHODISTS: The preacher at the 10.30am service this Sunday, October 2 will be Rev A Jones. The next Coffee & Chat meeting will be next Wednesday October 5 from 1pm-4pm.

BEER & BIBLE: Every Tuesday evening at 7.30pm there is an informal meeting at the Vicarage in Stanley, 379 Aberford Road at 7.30pm, hosted by the vicar, Bill Henderson. Come along and ask any questions you might have about the Christian faith.

PUBLIC MEETING: On Tuesday, October 4 there will be a public meeting at the Memorial Hall, Victoria Street in Outwood, starting at 7.30pm, organised by the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children as part of its ‘Safe at School’ campaign. The meeting will discuss the government proposals to teach sex education to very young children in school, and the speaker will be Antonia Tully.

PRAYER 4 STANLEY: Next week, Stanley Methodist Church and St Peter’s Church Centre will be delivering prayer cards to and praying for Rogers Court and Priory Mews.

CUB SCOUTS: There are places for girls and boys aged from 7½-10 years old to join the 1st Yorkshire Baden Powell Cub Scout group which meets every Tuesday from 6pm-7.30pm at St Peter’s Church Centre on Lake Lock Road. The Cubs enjoy various indoor and outdoor activities whilst learning all about traditional scouting. Contact Mark Pringle on for more information.

LOFTHOUSE METHODISTS: The Lofthouse Methodists Women’s Fellowship will be holding a coffee morning in the church hall on Saturday, October 8 from 10am-noon, with various stalls and bacon butties. All are welcome.

COFFEE MORNING: St Peter’s Church monthly coffee morning will be held next Saturday, October 8, 10am-noon, at Stanley Community Centre with an excellent cake stall, tombola, raffle, greetings cards and refreshments. You can be assured of a very pleasant morning and a warm welcome.

HARVEST CEILIDH: On Saturday, October 8 at 7.30pm there will be a Harvest Ceilidh with a live band and pie & peas supper at Stanley St Peter’s School Hall on Lake Lock Road. Tickets are £8, concessions £4 and a family ticket £20. Please contact the church office on 01924 835746 for tickets or for more information.

FRIENDS OF STANLEY COMMUNITY CENTRE: Many heartfelt thanks to Joan and Emily who have retired after organising the Friday afternoon dancing for over 15 years. Their hard work and dedication has been much appreciated and they will be sorely missed. This means that the Friends are now looking for someone else to take over the running of the dance session. If you are interested, please have a word with the Library staff.

STANLEY HERITAGE: Norman Hazell tells me that last week he was asked if he knew what had happened to the fine board on which are recorded the names of every Chairman of the former Stanley District Council, from 1899 to 1974 when WMDC took over. Apparently Norman saw it on the floor in a cellar, hidden behind stacks of boards in Outwood Memorial Hall! He wonders how many residents think it should be put on display somewhere?