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25 October 2006






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Church break in: £2,000 worth of damage was caused when thieves broke into St Paul's Church recently. The thieves went through all the cupboards looking for valuables and even attempted to smash open the Blessed Sacrament on the wall. The Diocese of Wakefield flag, a small amount of silver and a cd that is used for weddings and funerals were the items stolen. Police are appealing for information on 0800 55511 or 01226 736349

Garden and Allotment awards: At the Town council awards which were held recently in the Three Horse Shoes, the following Brierley residents received awards from Town Mayor Glen Gascoigne. Brierley house gardens: 1, Mrs Donaldson, 2, Mr Dennis Gell, 3, Miss S Swift. Brierley allotment holders, 1, Mr Barry White, 2, Mr J Alcorn, 3, Mr Gillespie. Fred Molics was the overall winner..

THS Quiz: There is a general knowledge quiz at the Three Horse Shoes every Thursday at 9.30pm and music quiz on Sunday starting at 8pm. Last Thursday, Us and them won the Thursday night quiz with 17 out of 20 correct. Ged won the nearest too question and a few beers while Dan won the bottle of wine.

Halloween Garden Party : A tombola stall, spin the wheel, raffle, selling pie and peas, burgers, hot dogs etc will be available at 1 Hillside Crescent the home of Karina Hare, on Tuesday (Halloween night) starting at 3.30pm. There will also be childrenís fancy dress competition and all children who enter the fancy dress will receive a prize. Councillor Alex Vodden will judge the fancy dress competition at 6.30pm and he will also donate the prizes. The event is in aid of Breast cancer. Everyone is welcome to attend.

Audience with the Fox sisters: There will be an audience with the Fox sisters at the Spiritualist Church on Wednesday 29th November starting at 7.30pm till 9.30pm. The event will include a talk on the start of modern spiritualism, clairvoyance, trance, healing demonstration and lots more. Tickets, which are £3, are available from the church.

Annual Enrolment : Members of the Boys Brigade are asked to attend the next Parade service on Sunday 5 November at 10.05 where the annual enrolment service will also take place. All Brigade members will receive their membership cards and a number of boys will receive certificates and badges.

Methodist Church : Miss E Haigh will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am while Mr W Platts will take the evening service at 6. This weeks cleaning Stewards are Margaret & Jean while the welcoming stewards will be Pearl in the morning and Brian in the evening. This weeks flowers will be provided by Richard & Margaret

Ladies Recreation: There will be ladies recreation evening on Tuesday in the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm.

Christmas Trip: Linda Milburn the warden at Grange Hose is arranging a Christmas visit to Barden Mills, which is near Burnley for the 4 December. Christmas dinner can also be booked but she needs names as soon as possible. The trip will leave at 10.30am and return at 5pm. Tickets will be £6 but no children are allowed.

Sports competition : On Saturday 18 November, members of the Brierley Boys Brigade will visit Batley Sports centre for a sports competition. The junior section (under 11s) will play team games in the morning and compete in five a side football in the afternoon. Both the Company (11 to 15 year olds) and Senior section (15 to 18 years) will compete in five a side football in the morning and play team games in the afternoon. The swimming pool will also be open to all Boy Brigade members. If any parent would be willing to help with transport and supervision please contact Edwin Hambleton.

Harvest Festival: Children from St Paul's Primary (VC) school held their Harvest Festival service at St Paul's church recently. They then visited the elderly in the village with Harvest goodies.

Spiritualist Church : There will be a healing in the sanctuary on Friday from 6 till 6.45pm followed by an open circle at 7 till 8 pm. Sid and Joyce Pickersgill from Wakefield will take the Sunday evening service at 6pm till 7.15pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.

Line Dancing :Line dancing will take place in the Methodist Church Hall on Monday and Friday starting at 7.30pm.

Boys Brigade : Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meet on a Wednesday night in the Methodist Church Hall. The 7 to 11 year olds meeting will take place from 6.30pm till 8pm and the older boys will meet from 7pm till 9. Edwin and Elizabeth Hambleton lead the boys.

St Paulís Church: The Sunday Mass will be at 9.30am. Daily Mass will be taken on Monday at 10am and Friday at 3pm. Father Peter Needham will conduct the services. 

Pop In: The next pop in club will be held on Thursday 2 November in the Methodist Church Hall from 9.15 to 11.15am where everyone is invited to pop in for a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits. Proceed for the Church fund

Womenís Fellowship: The ladies meet every Monday at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall. The speaker last week was the Reverend Terry Keen.

Clairvoyance evening: Tickets are now on sale price £3.50 for a Christmas Buffet and Clairvoyance evening with Julie Winfield at the Spiritualist Church on Wednesday 6 December starting at 7pm.

Brierley Cubs FC: In a close fought match against Dearne Dragons away from home, the under 10s were unlucky to lose 3-2 with Marty Farrar and Kai Hancock scoring for Brierley. On Sunday they will play away to Dorothy Hymanís kicking off 11am. The under 9s and 7s didnít play this week.  On Sunday the under 9s will play away to Worsborough Town while the under 7s will play away to Oxspring with the kick off times to be arranged. All the matches will be in the Millennium league.

Remembrance Sunday Parade: On 12 November after a short Remembrance service in the Methodist Church taken by Edwin Hambleton, members of the Boys Brigade will parade to St Paulís church to join the British Legions Remembrance Sunday service at approximately 10.50am. The two minutes silence will be at 11am.

Auction : On Friday 3 November starting at 8.30pm, there will be an auction in the Three Horse Shoes in aid of Asda stores Barnsley ďTickled PinkĒ campaign which is in aid of research into womenís breast cancer. The proceeds from the event will be presented to Sue Hall from Asda stores Barnsley on the night. There will also be a prize for the best-dressed person in a pink outfit on this night.

Social club: Davina Mc Cloud won this weeks quiz, which is held every Monday starting at 8.30pm.  

Bonfire : This years Town council Bonfire display will take place in the Dell on the 4 November. The new Town council clerk will be Jan Cooper who can be contacted on 01226 716700.

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