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From Brierley

17 January 2007









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£1,500 raised for Leukaemia

After the death of Brierley man Ian Walker, an estimated £1,500 has been raised for Leukaemia. Donations instead of flowers raised £1,000 and a collection after his funeral at St Luke's church raised a further £500. Ian's widow Ann would like to say a big thank you to everyone who donated.


Christmas lights

Mark and Sarah Braidley from Barnsley Road would like to thank everyone who made a donation in respect of their Christmas lights. A total of £197.47 was raised for the Barnsley Hospice.


Friends of St Paul’s

The inaugural meeting of the friends of St Paul’s will take place in the church on Wednesday 24th January at 7pm. For further details contact Father Peter Needham on 01226 717561


St Paul’s Church 

There will be a 3pm mass today on Friday and also a confirmation class at 7pm. The Sunday Mass with hymns will be at 9.30am. There will also be a mass on Monday at 10am. Father Peter Needham will conduct the services. On Thursday there will be a Feast of the Conversion of St Paul taken by Bishop Martyn of Beverley. Marriage or Baptism enquires to be made to Father Peter Needham at St Luke’s Church Grimethorpe on Friday between 6.30 and 7.15pm.


Methodist Church

Mrs E Peet will take the Sunday morning service at 10.15am while the Rev Terry Keen will take the evening service at 6. The welcoming stewards will be Pearl in the morning and Richard in the evening. Mrs Firth will provide flowers.


Boys Brigade

Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meetings will meet on 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.


Wood Carving course

A 10-week woodcarving course, which is open to everyone, has started in Brierley on a Tuesday evening from 7pm till 9. For further details contact John Nyland at the Grimethorpe Partnership on 01226 718283


Spiritualist Church

There will be a healing in the sanctuary on Friday from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7pm till 8 with an Open circle. Diana Gardner from Brierley will take the Sunday evening service at 6pm till 7.15pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


Women’s Fellowship

At last weeks Women’s Fellowship meeting the speaker was Mr Edwin Hambleton. They meet every Monday in the Methodist Church Hall at 2pm.



Church Spire unsound

St Paul's church which was built in 1869 is structurally unsafe say architects. The problem lies in the wrought iron that is holding the spire together. Rust has forced the metal to push against the stone work causing the spire to become 2" higher than it should be. The architects almost closed the church down but gave it a reprieve when applications were made for funding to restore the grade two listed building.  English heritage have agreed to consider an application for a grant of about £200,000 for the work. Engineers and architects surveyed the property last week and their report will decide if the church will be awarded the money. A decision is expected in March. Father Peter Needham has called a meeting to form a Friends of St Paul's group. The meeting will take place on Wednesday 24th January at 7pm and everyone is invited to join. See Friends of St Paul's.


Pop In club

The next Pop in club which takes place at the Methodist Church Hall will be held on Thursday January 25th from 9.15 till 11.15. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee and biscuits and a chat. Proceeds are towards church funds.


Brierley Cubs FC

On Sunday the under 7s continued their unbeaten run with a resounding 12-1 win against Mexborough Rangers at home in the Millennium league. Man of the match Aiden Smith scored 5 times with the other goals coming from Morgan Armit who also scored 5, Jesse Taylor and Lyndon Devoy. The under 10s were unlucky when after leading throughout their match against Ardsley, they gave away an own goal in the last minute which resulted in a 1-1 draw. Kai Hancock scored Brierley’s goal. They will play away to Athersly on Sunday

Line Dancing

Line dancing will take place tonight Friday and on Monday in the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30.


Grange House

At the social evening last Thursday Audrey Marsh won the raffle while Pam Fewster claimed Friday’s prize. Rita Sayers won on Monday.


Ladies Recreation

A ladies recreation evening takes place in the Methodist Church Hall on a Tuesday night at 7.30.


THS Quiz

The winner of the Thursday night quiz with 19 out of 20 correct was Des O. Elsa Hanson guessed the nearest too question and Eric Wright won a bottle of wine. The quiz takes place every week at 9.30pm. There is also a music quiz on Sunday starting at 8pm.


Drop In

A stop smoking drop in on a one to one basis is available to all residents from Brierley at Grimethorpe clinic on Cemetery Road every Wednesday from 2.30 till 3.30.



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