Afternoon Fellowship


St. Thomas’ Church -Afternoon Fellowship

We are a group who meet on the second Wednesday in the month at 2.30pm in the Church lounge. We start with a prayer then we usually have a speaker.
We enjoy our time of Fellowship and Friendship. We are around 20 in number who find pleasure in each other’s company, and have listened to some stimulating speakers. We have covered a large range of subjects, learned something new each time, and have our questions answered. There is then time for a chat over refreshments.
Our year always begins with a Communion service in church/. Speakers last year have included a Storyteller; a talk about Hong Kong; 30 years
in the police force; slides and a talk about the Holy Land; a fundraiser
who climbed Maccu Piccu for the Forget Me Not Trust and the History
of Bradley.

We also went on our annual canal boat trip from Shepley Marina in Mirfield and filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child as usual. The annual Christmas dinner, enjoyed by 31 people, was in December. If you would like to know more about our meetings or would like to pop down one week, please telephone 01484 423663 and Jean will get in touch with you.

 

ST. THOMAS’ AFTERNOON FELLOWSHIP
2nd WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH at 2.30pm

PROGRAMME FOR 2017

 

JANUARY 11th              Holy Communion with Rev Terry Swinhoe followed by the annual meeting with reports

and presentation of accounts for 2016.

 

FEBRUARY 8th             Elaine Swinhoe is going to talk about the Mothers Union and the role she plays in it

 

MARCH 8th                    Our old friend Mike Warren – the extraordinary storyteller, comes once again to open up

the Bible in an exciting way

 

APRIL 12th                     Diane Hughes is going to tell us all about the work of Street Angels in Huddersfield and

what  these  volunteers do

 

MAY 10th                       Nicola Barber comes from Kirkwood Hospice to talk about the care and support they give

to our community                                

 

JUNE 14th                    John and Lynn Seabridge are coming back to tell us about their time in Tanzania

(with a  slideshow)

 

JULY 12th                      A speaker from the Kirklees Dementia Awareness Alliance will tell us about what it is like to                                              live with dementia and  increase our awareness of the small changes that can make a huge                                                  difference to individuals living with dementia

 

AUGUST                                           no meeting

 

SEPTEMBER 13th        Our annual canal boat trip from the Mirfield Marina with Safe Anchor Trust

 

OCTOBER 11th             A return visit from Malcolm Haigh (of Fox’s biscuits fame) and his subject is A Good Day Out.

 

 

NOVEMBER 8th            Charlotte Edwards is returning to tell us about another

of her adventures to raise money for the Forget Me Not Trust

 

DECEMBER 13th          THE CHRISTMAS LUNCH