Community news - Alverthorpe

LINDALE METHODISTS: At last Sunday morning’s service Matthew Jackson, son of Paul and Kerry Jackson, was baptised by the Rev Tony Jones. After the service Rev Tony was congratulated on reaching 40 years as a minister and refreshments were served. The service on Sunday morning will be led by Thelma Crossley and will take the form of all-age worship. Rev Henry Dubois of Kippax will lead the evening service at 6pm. A series of study groups will begin next Wednesday in church at 7.30pm and on Thursday the Rock Club will meet at 3.45pm followed by Kirkhamgate Family Church at 5pm.

MUSIC FROM THE 60S: Cawthorne Choral Society will present a concert of 60s music at Lindale Methodist Church tomorrow at 7.30pm. Special guests will be Sophie Williams and Joseph Wiles, and Elizabeth and Jim Ball. Tickets £3 each, available on the door. Proceeds will go to Tommy’s, a charity funding research into miscarriage and still birth.

KIRKHAMGATE WI: The next meeting of the Kirkhamgate Women’s Institute will take place at Lindale Methodist Church on Tuesday at 7.30pm.

FLANSHAW URC: This weekend the Flanshaw United Reformed Church will celebrate its 145th anniversary, and a harvest festival will also be held. There will be a coffee morning tomorrow at 10.30am. On Sunday Robert Butterworth, great, great-nephew of William Oakes who built the church, will be visiting and worship will be led by John Wadsworth, the church’s interim moderator. At 10.45am there is a service with disabled access and at noon a short service of thanksgiving and rededication will take place, followed by a buffet lunch. The harvest goods will be taken to CAP. The Wednesday group will meet between 10.30am and noon.

PHOENIX CENTRE: There will be a table top sale at the Phoenix Centre tomorrow between 2pm and 5pm. Tables are £8 each and can be booked by contacting 01924 372108. Refreshments will be available. The youth club will hold a Halloween party on October 31 between 6pm and 8pm for eight to 12-year olds, fancy dress is optional.

ST PAUL’S CHURCH: This Sunday the service will start at 11am and will be led by the Rev Meuryn Walker. His wife, Marjorie, will be preaching. Thanks to everyone who took part in last week’s harvest service, especially St Paul’s School choir. Also thanks to everyone who contributed gifts for the harvest display. These were distributed to the local CAP cause and St George’s Crypt. Thanks also to everyone who contributed baking and bought the wonderful produce which raised £58 towards the church’s roof and east room appeals.