At last night’s service, we also took time to remember those affected by the M62 crash on Friday. A group of women from local villages South Elmsall, South Kirkby and Upton were involved in an accident on the motorway on the way to a hen party on Friday night. One of these (Bethany Jones) was killed and a number were badly injured, including the bride-to-be.

As several of our members live in that locality, we joined with the dozens of people who gathered in the centre of South Elmsall to remember Miss Jones and all those who were injured and lit a candle as we prayed for God to work in this desperately sad situation:

We pray God’s comfort, strength and healing on all involved in this accident and were pleased to support the fund-raising for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance which provides a life saving rapid response emergency service to 5 million people across Yorkshire and which were involved in helping those involved in this accident.