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Ackworth July 2014

Issue No. 05


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Editor’s letter...

Carolyn, Julie & Michelle! Welcome to the July issue of The Ackworth Arrow. We have decided, due to distribution, to call this issue July so when you receive your magazine, which should be by the end of June, the date is relevant! The magazine will remain monthly but the date will make sense and the information should be date relevant too! If you have not received your Arrow by the end of the month, or you know someone who has not received it, please let me know so I can feedback to the delivery team. Every resident in Ackworth should receive a copy every month. Don’t forget, if you have any information you would like to share in the Ackworth Arrow, please send it to me by e-mail before the deadline below. The deadline for the August issue will be Wednesday 16th July and all magazines should be delivered by the end of July. Farewell for now, and I hope to hear from you soon.

Best Wishes Michelle Sidebottom

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News, News, News, News ... Ackworth Community Library Is situated on Bell Lane, behind the Parish Rooms.

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Ackworth Community Library has been an independent library now for just over twelve months and do not receive any funding from Wakefield MDC. They are always looking for new ways to raise funds to help keep the library open and attend various local events to raise awareness.

Held at All Saints Church, Wakefield Road, Ackworth on the first Thursday of each month between 2.00pm and 3.30pm. For more details, please contact Sue Tanswell on 01977 612913.

The library has received great support from members of the public in Ackworth and also Ackworth Parish Council.

Saturday 12th July, 9am till 12 noon. Tombola, bric a brac and books, plants, home made cakes, Phoenix cards and more

Opening hours are:Monday 9.00am - 1.00pm Tuesday 1.00pm - 6.00pm Thursday 1.00pm - 6.00pm Saturday 9.00am - 1.00pm

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All Saints’ Church Ackworth Celebration of the 125th Anniversary of All Saints' Church Ackworth.

Sunday 6th July at 10:15am There will be a Celebration Service led by The Right Rev'd Tony Robinson, Bishop of Wakefield. At 14:00 there will be a range of displays and activities accompanied by live music. At 15:00pm an afternoon picnic will be provided. The afternoon will close with a service of praise at 16:30pm.

Everyone is welcome to join us.


Summer Sale at All Saints Church, Ackworth.

St Cuthbert's and All Saints' Churches are holding a Strawberry Tea in the grounds of St Cuthbert's Church, High Ackworth (the Church on the Green) on Sunday July 13th 2014 from 3 pm to 5 pm. There will be live music from "Masters of Mellow", a Grand Summer Raffle, Stalls and an opportunity for a visit to the Church Tower. Tickets £5 Adults; £3 Children Tickets Available from Bill Branston (tel 610590) and others. In The Grand Summer Raffle the top prizes are; A choice of Afternoon Tea for two at Wentbridge House Hotel. A Sunday Carvery Meal for four at the Rustic Arms or .. A Luxury Summer Hamper with Several other prizes. Tickets are on sale now at 50p each.

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At Ackworth Howard we strive to create a happy, caring and supportive community, where our children can successfully develop and grow, based on the Christian values of Compassion, Forgiveness, Friendship and Trust. Children at Ackworth Howard School are very enthusiastic learners and we have every reason to be proud of them. The curriculum is rich, interesting and exciting, whilst always offering our pupils challenge. It is a pleasure to share their successes as they progress through the school. We provide an environment that supports their development into independent and responsible young people. Ours is a happy, exciting and inspiring learning environment. We are passionate about learning and fun and we want our children to enjoy every aspect of their school life. From September 2014 our admission limit is being raised so if anyone would like a place or to look around, please contact the school. Mrs Lisa Metcalfe Headteacher


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Science Mad Class 1!

Class 1’s Science work this half term is focused on growing. As part of this topic the children in class 1 have enjoyed plant spotting around school. They looked closely at the different plants that were growing around the school using magnifying glasses. As part of this work the children have created some stunning observational drawings. “We found lots of different plants growing in the school grounds” Jessica “My favourite was the Marigold plant” James “I enjoyed drawing the strawberry plant” Isabelle

Howard Ackworth School Ball will be held on 19th September at Kings Croft to raise funds for school, anyone who would like to attend to contact school or Kings Croft.


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Garden Seasonal Tidy up Decking & Garden furniture cleaned & re stored Patios, Paths & Block Paving cleaned & refreshed  Fence staining or painting 



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St Cuthberts & All Saints Saints, Saints, and All Saints We are surrounded by saints of all natures. Each of the four countries making up the United Kingdom has a patron saint, George, David, Andrew and Patrick. Most churches are called by a saints name, as St Cuthbert’s Church in Ackworth. Many professions have a patron saint, St Cecilia for musicians, St Catherine for Nurses. There are whole dictionaries full of saints’ names. The Catholic Church still makes Saints such as John Paul II. However, we must be clear, that saints are not there to be worshipped instead of God. Saints are examples of how to live a good life, a holy life, a Christian life. They are people who are looked up to, for many different reasons. For example, St Cuthbert was a man who followed the teachings of Christ, became a monk, and then a Bishop in Lindisfarne (the remains of the abbey can still be visited on Lindisfarne, Northumbria), but who spent a great deal of time preaching and teaching and looking after the poor of the North of England in the early centuries of the first millennium. At St Cuthbert’s Church in Ackworth, he is not worshipped, but he is remembered, by his appearance in the stained glass window in the chancel, and we celebrated his life this year in March at a special Celtic Service in March. The second Anglican Church in Ackworth is dedicated to All Saints. All saints literally means just that, all the saints that are in the dictionaries, and remembered all over the world. Some of which may be quite obscure, like St Zoilus, or St Dingad! But there is another way of looking at all the saints. When you read about all the saints in the Bible, you are reading about all the people who follow the way of Christ. So that really includes lots of people, probably including you and me.


If you live a good life, a holy life, and in particular a Christian life, lived by Christian values, then you are probably a saint. So when we celebrate All Saints’ day in November, at All Saints’ Church, we celebrate the lives of millions of people, both dead and living. On Sunday the 6th July 2014, All Saints’ Church Ackworth will be 125 years old. We are celebrating this event, with a special service led by The Bishop, and a party picnic in the afternoon, with activities. Come and join us as we celebrate all the saints past and present, and be a saint yourself! Rev Paul Fox,

Sunday Services 8:30am 10:15am 15:30pm

Communion All Saints Church Communion St Cuthbert's Church Afternoon Worship All Saints Church Monday-Thursday Morning Prayer St Cuthbert's Church Evening Prayer St Cuthbert's Church

9:00am 5:00pm 9:30am 10:00am 14:00pm

Wednesday Holy Communion All Saints Church Thursday Coffee Morning All Saints Church Self help drop-in All Saints Church

Rev Paul Hartley 01977 602751 Rev Paul Fox 01977 613834 Text 07752782678

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Ackworth Arrow July 2014  

The Ackworth Arrow, Local community magazine distributed monthly to residents in Ackworth.

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