A Quiet Place For Parents Who Have Suffered The Loss Of A Child

On Saturday March 21st 2020, 2pm – 4:30pm, St. Mary’s Church Wilshaw will be opening its doors as a quiet place for bereaved parents, where a candle may be lit and a photo left (if you wish) in remembrance. You are welcome to arrive anytime between 2pm & 4:30pm and you may stay for just a few minutes or the full two and a half hours. Refreshment will be served in the Sunday School, allowing time to talk if appropriate to you.

Over the last 6 years services have been held for bereaved parents and there is an alter cloth with the names of all the children who have been remembered. These names will be presented on a large screen throughout the afternoon and you are warmly invited to add the name of your child to the alter cloth.

St. Marys Church was built by bereaved parents who wanted to bury their daughter nearby. Mary (pictured above) was the name of their 23 years old child who died during childbirth in 1963.

The afternoon has been arranged by Jacqueline who lost a child and felt there was a need to support parents who have suffered the worst kind of loss and has arranged the day near mothers day as this can be a difficult time for parents, in the hope of bringing some comfort with happy memories in a safe place.

Anyone who would like more information can contact Jacqueline on 01484 663867.

St. Mary’s Church, Wilshaw, Wilshaw Road, Wilshaw, HD9 4EA (between Meltham & Holmfirth)

Cotton Mill Express

The 29th of February was a special day for train enthusiasts like myself in Marsden, as the Cotton Mill Express came through the village twice giving a heart warming toot as she came through the station.

Colne Valley Pot Holes

With the terrible storms over the past few weeks the amount of water has been unprecedented in the area. Unfortunately many of the roads in the area have disintegrated leaving large pot holes. We were unlucky enough to hit one of these pot holes on the way to the crematorium with the tyre deflating thankfully just after we had arrived.

New Vicar For The Colne Valley

We were pleased to attend the service at St. James’ Church, Slaithwaite where the New Vicar Rev. Graeme Holdsworth also known as the cycling vicar took up his new post as Vicar of Slaithwaite and Marsden.

Ram Raid

Through the night on the 12th of January our garages were mis identified by criminals who thought they were full of motorbikes and quad bikes. Using stolen vehicles to ram raid the garage doors they managed to damage one of our hearses which was parked behind the doors. On finding out they had the wrong place they fled empty handed.

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