Over the weekend of 4 – 6 May, the Parish Council held a spectacular flower festival in church with a concert by Calderdale Big Band on the Sunday afternoon. Proceeds will be divided between Yorkshire Air Ambulance and the Restoration & Redevelopment Fund. On 7 May, church held its usual stall at Ripponden Gala on a very cold and damp day, taking less than usual for church funds, £164. New this year was the human fruit machine, aka the Moffat children (featured in the Halifax Courier on 9 May). Our thanks go to them and everyone who supported all the events over the weekend. The next event will be at Ryburn Valley High School on 3 July (change of date from 20 June). More details soon.