Friends and family of Eva Draper will meet in Grange House on
Wednesday afternoon to celebrate her 100th birthday. In
1934 Eva and her late husband Arthur were founder members of the
Methodist Church at Brierley where she is now the
oldest member of the congregation. She is also the longest serving
member of the Women's Fellowship. She was born at Hilda Terrace
Carlton and moved to Brierley in 1933 after her marriage to Arthur
which was the first ever wedding to take place at Carlton Methodist
Eva’s four children John, Margaret, Mary and Jean will attend the
celebrations along with the Mayor of Barnsley Mr Ken Sanderson.
(Photograph shows Eva with her son John at the
recent Methodist Church Autumn Fayre)
The Sunday service at 10.15am will be a Family
and Parade service and will be taken by Mr D Sisson. The welcoming
steward will be Pearl. Margaret and Richard will provide the flowers.
The Rev D Hinchliffe will lead a
Sacrament service in the evening at 6pm.
There will be a karate class on Monday
at 7pm and on Thursday and Friday the majorettes will meet at
4.30pm. There will be a church dinner tomorrow at 6.30pm.
Women’s Institute (WI)
There will be a meeting on Wednesday at 2pm in the Methodist Church
to see if there is enough interest to form a WI in Brierley. If
successful the WI will be involved in listening to entertaining
speakers, watch demonstrations on interesting subjects including
arts and craft, making new friends and also be involved with social
activities including outings and lunches. Meetings will be held
monthly and ladies young and old are welcome to attend.
The next meeting of the Pop in club that is
held at the Methodist church Hall will be on Thursday 12 February
from 9.15am till 11am. Everyone
is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Proceeds
will be towards Church funds.
The Women’s Fellowship meets at the Methodist Church on Mondays at
2pm. The speaker last week was Jean.
At the Monday social
evening Audrey Marsh won the raffle while Rita Ford won on Thursday.
Elsie Brazier claimed Friday’s prize.