Community news - Crigglestone

St James’ School: Held a special service for the homeless as part of its harvest theme this year. The whole school took part in the service and it was joined by the Huddersfield Town legend, Andy Booth. At the service Ernest and Elisabeth Hibbert from the Community Awareness Programme described their work and Canon Ian Gaskell shared his experiences as the chairman of the national charity, The Church Housing Trust. Vast qualities of homemade soup had been prepared and this was sold to the school community with all proceeds and gifts were given to the Community Awareness Programme. It was another inspiring day at St James’ School for pupils, staff and parents alike.

CRIGGLESTONE CALENDARS: Fantastic calendars of Crigglestone Memories have been produced by St James’, Chapelthorpe. Both the wall calendars and desk calendars are proving popular and are selling fast. They make an ideal gift for those who live in the parish but also for those who live away. For more details contact 01924 240036.   REMEMBRANCE SUNDAY: St James’ Church, Chapelthorpe is looking forward to welcoming the parish council, uniformed organisations, community groups as well as individuals to the Remembrance Sunday service at 10.30am on Sunday, November 13. After the the service there will be a procession to the memorial in Crigglestone Cemetery.

CHURCH IN WEST BRETTON: Last Sunday Canon Stephen Kelly was celebrant and preacher for communion. Lessons were read by Diana Franklin and Anna Bowman. Sidesperson was Diana Franklin and Leonard Bartle was steward. Peter Bowers was organist. Church flowers were arranged by Jennifer McKinlay. This Sunday at 10.30am preacher for morning worship will be Brian Morris from St Andrew’s Church in Wakefield.

OVER 50S CLUB: Last Wednesday the weather was kind again as members of Bretton Over 50s Club had an outing to Hull. Raffle prize winners were Joan Batty and Laura Mitchell. Next week the Club will hold its November social afternoon in the village hall at 2pm. Deposits for the visit to Burton Agnes will be paid.

AGM: The Church in West Bretton annual meeting was held in church last Monday night. Reports were received from all the church organisations. The treasurer reported another surplus but warned to be wary of complacency. Elections for church officials were held and Leonard Bartle and Diana Franklin were elected as Anglican and Methodist stewards respectively. Jennifer McKinlay and Hilary Sharp agreed to continue as Sunday stewards. Leonard Bartle was elected as church secretary and Judith Brearton as treasurer. The ordinary meeting of the church council followed. Plans for fundraising events were made and the safeguarding policy were agreed.

SCHOOL: The Friends of Bretton School held a Halloween disco and party in the village hall last Friday, on the last day before half-term.

CONCERT: The Terry Webster cabaret and dance in the Village Hall tonight is fully booked.

MOTIVATION WORKSHOP: Transformational Tuesday workshop – motivation and inspiration with Liz Green on Tuesday, November 1 at Bagden Hall, Wakefield Road, Scissett, Denby Dale, from 7pm to 9pm Call 07834 363897, e-mail or visit