NEWS



Christmas Band Concert


On Friday 17th December we were delighted to welcome Carlton Main Frickley Colliery Band for a festive celebration at St Mary's, getting us all in the mood for Christmas.


The retiring collection raised a fantastic

£633 for Church Funds.


A big thank you to the Band, A.N. Abraham

Funeral Directors and everyone who attended

to make this such a special event




New Reader at St Mary's


Jo Byrne has been licensed as a Reader in the Diocese of Leeds and will be serving with us here at St Mary's. Following the licensing during Parish Mass on Sunday 3rd December, Jo preached for the first time at St Mary's. After the service, members of the congregation enjoyed sharing a celebratory glass of fizz. Here are a few photographs of the occassion













Remembrance Sunday 2017


Revd Margaret & members of St Mary's joined this year's act of commemoration at the war memorial followed by a service in church on Sunday 12th November. Photographs courtesy of Ian Oxley, South Elmsall British Legion.














Harvest Weekend 2017


St Marys celebrated harvest over the weekend of 22nd – 24th September this year.


We began with a Ceilidh Dance with the Huntsman’s Chorus  on the Friday evening, and enjoying a pie and pea  supper.


On Saturday afternoon Messy Church had their Harvest Festival, listening to the story of the Hungry Caterpillar, making fruit to hang on a tree, and thinking about how God gave human beings the responsibility to care for His creation. We ended by enjoying a piece of fruit from a local tree.


On Sunday morning, harvest was celebrated at the Parish Mass with the added blessing of a Baptism. The celebrations concluded on Sunday afternoon with Songs of Praise and Harvest of Talents in which we were able give thanks for our many and varied gifts.


Throughout the weekend gifts  of non perishable foods were offered for the use of the Westfield Foodbank.


The Big Lunch


On Saturday June 10th around 60 people gathered at St Mary’s for the Big Lunch.


This has become an annual event at St Marys and was held this year to coincide with “Jo Cox, the Great Get Together”. A sunny afternoon meant that we were able to enjoy a BBQ in the Vicarage gardens where children enjoyed playing on the garden toys. In the halls a craft table allowed them to be creative and we were entertained with a dance display from Sugarkane School of Dance. A good time was had by all.


We hope that this social event will continue to feature on our calendar giving the community a chance to get together.