The Church in the Village

The Church in the Village

Following the miners’ strike of 1984/5 and the closing of the mine in 1994, Grimethorpe was a devastated community.   The closure of the pit resulted in the loss of 1,500 jobs.  Homes were repossessed and several High Street shops were boarded up.  Two of the four...

October 2017

At the end of the month, we will be holding the final Kids’ Club of the year. The Bible has a lot to tell us about children and how much Jesus loves them. One time when mothers were bringing their children to him the disciples wanted to turn them away but Jesus...

September 2013

As we near the end of summer after enjoying the soft summer fruits from the garden, then fruit on the trees is beginning to ripen.  There are apples, pears and plums all ready for harvesting, to be eaten, used in baking or made into jam.  The poet T. S. Eliot calls...

August 2013

We are now in the middle of the holiday season, and some of us may have already been on holiday, while for others a holiday may now be just a distant memory.  Going on holiday and escaping the hustle and bustle of everyday life is proven to be beneficial to our health...

September 2017

September traditionally sees the time for harvest. Fruit and vegetables are ready for picking and in the fields, corn is ripening. In days gone by, before the introduction of expensive machines which now do most of the work, farmers all worked together, first doing...