THE CROSS Roads and Lees parish church is helping families buy and sell children’s clothes and school kit.

St James’s Church has organised a tabletop sale Saturday, July 27 as part of its St James’s Day celebrations, from 10am to 2pm.

The Rev Anthony Bennett, the church’s new assistant minister, said: “With the cost of buying uniform and school kit increasing every year, and families struggling to make ends meet, we wanted to create a space for families to sell any outgrown clothes or unwanted items.

“We’d really encourage anyone with anything to sell or exchange, and those wanting to buy uniform or school equipment at bargain prices, to come along on Saturday.”

Tables are available free of charge, but spaces may be limited so booking is essential. Call Felicity Richardson on 01535 646368 to secure a table.

The tabletop sale will run alongside an Arts and Crafts Exhibition in the church on Saturday (10am to 4pm) and Sunday (10.30am to 4pm).

Rev Bennett added: “The exhibition is for local people in Cross Roads and Lees to show off their creative talents.”

“Entry to the Arts and Crafts exhibition is free and if you’re interested in exhibiting, that’s free too!

“On the Sunday morning we’re having a special service of praise and thanksgiving for all ages at 9.30am - a fun focus for our St James’ Day celebrations. We would love to welcome any new faces along.”

Visit or the St James Church Cross Roads page on Facebook for further information.

Light refreshments will be available in the church hall each day, with any profits made going towards church running costs.

Rev Bennett was ordained in Wakefield at the end of June and is now on the staff of St Michael’s in Haworth and St Gabriel’s in Stanbury as well as St James’ Church.