Meadow, New Road
On Monday week the meeting was opened by Mrs M. Brailsford. Mrs B Creasey, Mrs M. Wood and Mrs J. Pitt served refreshments. Tickets were sold by Mrs J. Dodsworth and Mr H. Alcock called the bingo. A quiz was organised and called Mrs M. Cooper and the winner was Mrs J. Dodsworth. Bingo winners were Mesdames M. Wood, M. Richards, M. Brailsford, B. Creasey, V. Greaves, S. Layland, P. Hutton, K. White, and Messrs K. Cooper and E. Hunt. Raffle winners were Mesdames J. Pitt, J. Marklew, M. Cope, M. Cooper, M. Richards, and Messrs’ H. Alcock and A. Musson.
St Andrew’s Church
Morning Prayer took place on Monday and Wednesday mornings with Holy Communion, On Wednesday Vestry hour was led as usual by Angela Penny. Tuesday Bingo with Stephen took place on Tuesday afternoon. On Sunday the joint benefice of Rainworth and Blidworth held a Holy Communion service at St Andrews and this was followed by lunch. The service was led by the Rev Hazel Robinson and had a bonfire theme.
St Mary’s Church
Sunday’s morning service was led by the Rev Clare Tyack who gave readings from the Gospel and the Old Testament. Assisting her with the service were Stephanie Smart who later led prayers and Sharon Winders who gave the sermon. There were readings from the New Testament by Christine Deane. Gordon Foster played the music for the service.
On Wednesday evening Karen O’Hara led the prayer meeting. On Sunday morning the service was led by Helen Curzon. Vanessa Crane played the music and lessons were read by Irene Yapp and Tracey Long who also acted as the welcome steward. Flowers decorating the church were donated by Dot Hopson. In the evening the church hosted a united section service with other local Methodist churches attending.
Sunday’s free walk was to Kirklington Mill Ponds from Farnsfield. Blidworth were joined by two new walkers, William Lees and Peter Smith. If you would like a text to inform you of the next free walk, leave your phone number for Linda on 07703631816.