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 28 March 2007









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Church Street undergoing changes

The 14 new luxury apartments by WBH homes on the old St Paul's school site next to Fidling farm (the old Danny Oates ice cream yard) are well under construction

     The cemetery is also looking a lot better after the compulsory purchase and demolition of the old house to make room to extend it. The area has been cleared of rubbish and trees cut back and an entry gate off Church Street has also been added.

     Fidling Farm part of which can be seen to the right of the photograph on the left will also be demolished shortly to once again make way for new housing development and if BMBC have there way, the Brierley Hall site and works depot is also to be sold for housing development.

Photograph left shows the 14 new luxury apartments by WBH homes on the old St Paul's school site under construction and below left is the demolition of the old house on Church Street. On the right shows how it looks today after all the mess has been cleared and the trees cut back.

Pop In

The next Pop in club at the Methodist Church Hall will be held on Thursday 19 April 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.


Line Dancing

Line dancing will take place on Friday and on Monday in the Methodist Church Hall at 7pm.Entry is £2.50.


Womenís Fellowship

The Womenís Fellowship meeting takes place every Monday in the Methodist Church Hall at 2pm. Last week Mrs R Marsden was the guest speaker.


 Grange House

At the Grange House social evening on Thursday Mrs Gash won the raffle while John Hinks claimed Fridayís prize. Doreen Smith won on Monday.


St Paulís Church 

Friday mass will be taken at 3pm. On Saturday there will be mass and a Parish Conference at St Paul's led by Revd Michael Rawson, Chaplain to the Bishop of Wakefield starting at 10am till 1pm. There will be a United Mass for Palm Sunday at St Luke's at 10.00am and a Lenten Service at St Peter's, Barnsley at 6.00pm. Monday in Holy Week - Mass with address at 7.00pm. Tuesday - Mass with address at 7.00pm. Wednesday - Chrism Mass at Parsons Green, Sheffield at 12pm. Wednesday - Mass with address at 7.00pm.  Maundy Thursday - Solemn Mass at St Luke's 7.30pm. All marriage or Baptism enquires to be made to Father Peter at St Lukeís Church Grimethorpe on Friday between 6.30 and 7.15pm

Three Horse Shoes
There is a quiz night at the Three Horse Shoes on a Thursday at 9.30pm and on Sunday at 8pm there is a music, conundrum and general knowledge quiz. On Thursday Ged Lad won the general knowledge quiz with 16 out of 20 correct. Des O guessed the nearest too question and Cherylyn, Leanne & Charlie won a bottle of wine.


Boys Brigade

On Thursday the Boys will hold a quiz night and pea and pie supper in aid of the building fund. Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meetings take place 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.


Methodist Church

Mr E Hambleton will lead a family and parade service on Sunday morning at 10.15am while Mr B Woodfine will lead the evening service at 6pm. The welcoming steward for the morning service will be Jean and in the evening it will be Ida. Margaret and Mr E Rowley will provide this weeks flowers.


Ladies Recreation

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


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. Kelly Shepherd from Pontefract will take the Sunday evening service at 6 till 7.15pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards.


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