Wilsden Volunteer Car Scheme

The Volunteer Car Scheme offers lifts to people who do not have access to their own transport to places such as the Medical Centre, Hospital Outpatients and the Village Hall.  The scheme urgently needs more drivers as the demand from users is growing faster than can be met by the present number of drivers. Even if you only can spare a few hours a month this would be extremely helpful.  The users of the scheme refund the expenses of the drivers at 45p per mile.  While some of our volunteer drivers may do a number of trips a week some can only do an occasional trip a month and we can readily accommodate both.  If you can help or want to know more about what is involved please call either Margaret Harrison on 272305 or Peter Allison on 273403. Find below a couple of background documents about the scheme.

Wilsden Volunteer Car Scheme Driver welcome sheet
Wilsden Volunteer Car Scheme Operating Protocol


Bible Course Session Update

Thursdays at 7pm in St. John’s
11th October Session 4
18th October Session 5
Half term break
1st November Session 6
8th November Session 7
15th November Session 8

Saturdays at 10.00 in St. John’s
13th October Session 4 (no Suzy because of Diocesan synod)
20th October Session 5
Half term break
3rd November Session 6
10th November Session 7
17th November Session 8

There will be an Advent Course offered in Denholme for 4 weeks starting after the Bible Course finishes. We hope that many of you will join us for that, details to follow.


Pastoral Conversations Level 1

Monday 19th November – 7.15pm – 9pm @ St. James’, Kirklands Lane, Baildon, Shipley, BD17 6NN

The evening is aimed at helping people to feel more confident about pastoral visiting and will include; some basic theology around pastoral care, basic theory on conducting a good pastoral conversation, and some practical pointers around visiting and setting up a team.

Suzy will be happy to accompany anyone interested in exploring the possibility of training to be a pastoral visitor for the parish.

See the full poster here


Harden Wilsden Cullingworth and Denholme Men’s Group

The next meeting is on Wednesday 17th October at 7.30. It is a dominoes competition at the Ling Bob and some food afterwards. Please let Robert (07342267080) know if you are coming so he can confirm numbers.

The Christmas Meal will be at the Ling Bob also and this will be Wednesday December 12th at 7.30. Again we will need numbers nearer the time however if you already know you can make it then please let Robert (07342267080) know.