Public meeting about the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome

Due to falling congregation numbers and the need for significant repairs to the building, the future of St. John’s Church in Newsome village is being considered by church authorities.

The church has been central to community life in Newsome for many years. The building itself, which opened in 1872, is also an important part of the character of the village. Church authorities are now welcoming new ideas about how the building could be used in the future.

St John's Church Newsome
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There will be a public meeting on Thursday 2nd April 2020 from 7pm at St. John’s Church, Jackroyd Lane, Newsome. The church would like as many people as possible to attend and share their views and ideas.

New sources of funding will be needed if we are to keep the church at the centre of Newsome. There have been lots of ideas shared already, but we also need people and organisations who can help implement some of these ideas and secure funding.

Please come along if you can help, or if you’d like to find out more.

You can also contact the Reverend Julie Anderson on 07540 613068 or email stjohnnewsome@outlook.com 

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Wild and Wonderful: Hall Bower Art Exhibition 2020

An array of pictures and painting done by Hall Bower Art Club members, plus other craft stalls. The usual refreshment room will be open, offering a range of lovely home made cakes and sandwiches, including our delicious Hot Beef (and Onion) rolls.

Open days Friday 16th October and Saturday 17th October 2020 from 11am till 4pm at Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RL, with the official opening on Friday 16th October at 11.30am.

Sunday 18th October Art Service at 3pm.

Wild Art

Join us for a week filled with creativity, with a new art workshop every day, you can learn how to make your own clay animals, leaf crowns, pebble painting, bark etchings, natural art outdoors, water painting, wild jewellery and more! With something different each day this is a great way to be learn the many ways in which nature has so much to offer. Fun for all the family. Standard price £4 / £6 per person. Light refreshments will be available.

Monday 25th to Thursday 28th May 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

The next open meeting of Newsome Ward Community Forum is on Thursday 12th March 2020 from 6pm in the community room at Newsome High School on Castle Avenue, Newsome HD4 6JN. Buffet from 5.45pm. This is also our Annual General Meeting. All welcome.

Easter Egg-travaganza at Stirley Farm – cancelled

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.

Come along and egg-splore out egg-celent gardens! We’ll have an Easter themed trail with lots of family craft activities themed on new life! Standard price £4 / £6 per child. Fun for all the family, ages 3+ Light refreshments will be available.

Good Friday 10th April to Easter Monday 13th April 2020 from 10.30am to12.30pm at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Stirley Wild Walk – cancelled

The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.

Put a spring in your step with a guided walk around our grass lands and up to the iconic Castle Hill. Being outdoors is not only great for your health and wellbeing, but it’s the best way to see nature close up, bring your walking boots, take in the view, aaaaand relax! The walk will be about 1.5 to 2 hours in total, approximately 4km. Medium to hard difficulty (with potential for boggy areas, steep inclines and uneven terrain). Light refreshments will be available after the walk. Suitable for familes and adults (age 8+). Price: £4 member, and £6 non-member per attendee – includes hot drinks.

Sunday 29th March 2020 from 10.30am to 12.30pm, meet at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Coffee mornings at Hall Bower Chapel 2020

Our coffee morning is the first Wednesday of every month, with an excellent choice of homemade cakes available. A piece of cake together with a mug of coffee costs just £2… coffee refills are free. Also available is a copy of our popular “Diabolical Quiz”. The quiz sheet costs £1 and is to take away, study and return within a month.

4th March 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

1st April 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

6th May 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

3rd June 2020 from 10am to 11.30am

Venue: Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Newsome

Hall Bower Art Club 2020

Fortnightly art club on a Tuesday morning for new and experienced artists – all welcome.

Tuesdays 10th March, 24th March, 7th April, 21st April, 5th May, 19th May, 2nd June and 16th June 2020 from 10am at Hall Bower Sunday School, High Lane, Huddersfield HD4 6RL.

16th June is the last of the season. Re-starting after summer, on 8th September 2020.

 

Spring Nature Tots

Please note: The Yorkshire Wildlife Trust have cancelled all events at Stirley Farm until the end of April 2020, due to the coronovirus outbreak.

Come and join us for fun activities in and around Stirley Farm for pre-schoolers and their parents (suitable for 5s and under). Nature Tots take place the last Friday of every month, we encourage creative play and weather permitting, will do many of our pre-school activities outside. We aim to incorporate nature and wildlife elements into toddler play, it’s also a great opportunity to meet new parents and have a good catch-up with a cup of tea or coffee. Light refreshments available. Standard price £4 / £6 per child – adults free.

Friday 27th March 2020, Friday 24th April 2020 and Friday 29th May 2020 from 10.30am to 12 noon at Stirley Community Farm, Hall Bower Lane, HD4 6FA.

Organised by Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.

Spring Nature Tots

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