Barwick and Scholes

Ron Miller

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Barwick concert: there may be a few seats remaining for a concert at Barwick Methodist Church tomorrow, at 7.30pm.The popular singing group Serenade accepted an invitation from Barwick in Bloom to pay a return visit to the village to present a programme entitled The Good Old Days. Unless the House Full sign has already been dusted off, tickets costing £4 can be obtained by calling Geoff Yapp, on 281-2561 or John Tinker, on 281-2254.

Easter coffee morning: remaining with activities at Barwick Methodist Church, an Easter coffee morning will be held in the church schoolroom on Saturday, from 10am-noon. All proceeds will support the life-saving work of the Yorkshire Air Ambulance. Admission costing £1 will include light refreshments and a cake stall will tempt anyone counting the calories.

Art club meeting: professional artist Sue Ford will demonstrate the use of collage and mixed media at a meeting of Barwick Art Club next Wednesday, at 7pm at the Miners’ Institute, Chapel Lane, Barwick. All are welcome to attend; admission £3. New members, whether absolute beginners or those keen to improve their painting ability, are always welcomed at club meetings.

Palm Sunday: reflecting the close relationship between members of Barwick’s All Saints’ Church and of the Methodist Chapel, a joint Palm Sunday service will take place this weekend. It will begin in the chapel at 10.30am but during the service the congregation will process the short distance to All Saints, where worship will continue.

Easter services: the first of two services entitled Reflections on the Passover will take place at St Philip’s Church, Scholes, at 7pm on Monday; the second will be held at the same time on Tuesday. A Passover Meal will be shared at St Philip’s at 7pm on Wednesday. It will be Maundy Thursday the following day and Holy Communion, with symbolic foot washing, will be celebrated at All Saints’ Church, Barwick, at 7.30pm, while at the same time a service of Holy Communion will be held at Scholes Methodist Chapel. On Good Friday there will be an activity morning from 10-11am at St Philip’s, Scholes, while the Stations of the Cross will be observed at All Saints, Barwick, from 2pm. A Good Friday service will take place at St Philip’s at 7pm.

Sunrise services: the tradition of greeting Easter Day at dawn will be maintained in both Barwick and Scholes on Sunday. Members of St Philip’s, Scholes, will be the first worshippers to gather for a sunrise service, at 6am. In Barwick, at 7.30am, a sunrise service will be held on the village’s historic Hall Tower Hill, followed at 8am by a service of Holy Communion at All Saints’ Church. Easter morning services will be held at 10.30am at both Barwick and Scholes Methodist Chapels, while Easter Holy Communion will be celebrated at All Saints, Barwick, at 11am. Easter Sunday services will conclude with a service at St Philip’s, Scholes, at 5.30pm.

Cross of Witness: during the Easter period a year ago more than 150 people placed their signature on a Cross of Witness erected just inside the main gate to All Saints’ Church, Barwick, affirming their belief in the Resurrection of Jesus Christ. In view of its popularity, another Cross of Witness is to be erected in the same location before Palm Sunday. It will remain there throughout Easter and anyone wishing to add their signature will be welcome to do so.

Scholes coffee morning: the next monthly charity coffee morning hosted by Scholes Methodists will take place on Saturday, April 6 from 10am until noon, in the chapel schoolroom. All proceeds will be donated to charities being supported during her year of office by the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Coun Ann Castle.