Community news - Ossett

AUTUMN FAIR: St John’s Church, South Parade, Ossett, holds an autumn fair tomorrow from 2pm to 4pm with gifts, Traidcraft, craft stall, chocolate fountain and cafe. Admission free.

ART EXHIBITION: Tomorrow and Sunday between 10am and 4pm at Scout HQ, 86 Manor Road, Ossett. The work is from students of art classes run by local artist Keith Oldroyd. All are now retired, but very talented and keen to learn so the  exhibition is always of a high standard. Since 2003 all profits have been donated to charity, in the past to Macmillan nurses and local scouts, and for the last two years to Yorkshire Air Ambulance and IXth Wakefield Scout Group. There will be painting demonstration, refreshments, cake stall, and a painting by Keith Oldroyd to raffle.

KARATE CLUB: Eagle Rose School of Karate is held at Fairfield Hall, Station Road, on Tuesday evenings from 7pm to 9pm. Eagle Rose is a member of a Wakefield-based association covering West Yorkshire called WYSOK. Karate is a great way for children, teens and adults to get fit, get confident, learn self-defence, learn discipline and respect for themselves and others. Students are accepted from the age of seven and there is no joining fee or direct debit to set up. Students can start in a tracksuit and get free insurance for first four weeks. Places are available now. Contact Matthew Barlow on 07860 726311 for more information and to secure your place.

TRINITY CHURCH: Sunday, October 16, 10am communion with kids’ club (age four-12) and creche (age up to four).  Saturday, October 29 at 6pm  8th annual organ recital by Matthew Atherton of Barnard Castle School and graduate of Durham University.  tickets are £5 in advance from the church office or at the door.

UNCLAIMED RAFFLE PRIZES: Wakefield Hospice Ossett fundraising group extends its thanks to everyone who supported and helped to make the concert last Saturday a great success. Once again Skelmanthorpe Male Voice Choir and West Yorkshire Police Band gave a wonderful evening’s entertainment. There were two raffle prizes unclaimed on the night. These were 1st prize for a car valet, a white ticket number 313 and  2nd prize for a food hamper, a green ticket number 315. If you have either of these tickets please see the volunteer helpers at the Tuesday or Friday morning coffee shop in the town hall.

THE KINGS WAY CHURCH: The Operation Shoebox appeal is underway and donations for the boxes may be given to church members.  The church will host the Study Day for the Woman’s’ World Day of Prayer on Thursday, November 10. The WWDP will take place at Trinity Church, Ossett on March 2. The King’s Way Singers concert for the George Oldroyd World Challenge raised £342.55. Preparations are underway for the autumn fair to be held on Saturday, October 29. Services on Sunday, October 16 will be conducted at 10.30am by Rev Mike Jones and 6pm by Mrs Linda Knapper of Normanton.

ELIZABETHANS: Tickets are now on sale at Cakes and Favours, Town End, Ossett, for This Thing Called Love, which is to be presented at Ossett Town Hall by The Elizabethans on Friday, October 15 and Saturday, October 15 at 7.15pm each evening. 

CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: The Elizabethans are holding their very successful annual fair at Ossett Town Hall on Saturday, October 29 from 10 am to 1.30pm.  There are still a few table left and they can be booked by  emailing  for details.