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Women’s Institute

President Elaine Pinnick welcomed members to the October meeting at Samworth Church Academy. Arrangements were made for forthcoming events including bar lunches, walks, quizzes and a day trip to Beverly. Carol Weston, gave a report on the Council meeting at Newark. Members were entertained by Trevor Lee who gave an illustrated talk about the music and era of the 1950s and 60s. A surprise item was the display of an original dress worn by the singer Alma Cogan. Betty Pinnick thanked the speaker. The competition was a vinyl record sleeve and winners were Jean Howkins, Hazel Plumbe and Sue Horner. The next meeting will be on Wednesday 21st November, 7pm. New members welcome.

St Alban’s Church

Sunday communion was led by the Rev Philip Stead. Sidepersons were Sue Waldram and Sue Crooks. Emma Holmes presented the prayer tree. Bible readings were by Erika Stead and Jean Dallison. Sarah Holmes led prayers of intercession. The offertory was presented by Kathy Smith, Pat Chapman and Gillian Whatmore. Rhona Wallhead administered the chalice. Denise Levy played the organ. Alan Wallhead operated the computer and Teresa Pearson the sound system. Refreshments were served by Janet Talor, Ann Kimberly and Derek Naylor. The quiz night raised £165.

Methodist Church

On Wednesday afternoon the Women’s Own meeting was led by Mrs S. Fryer. Pianist was Mrs E. Levick. The ladies later help prepare for the Autumn Fayre. On Wednesday evening the prayer meeting was held at the church. Ms L. Copper gave the word. On Saturday Mr Shlomo Dowen opened for the Autumn Fayre. He was welcomed by the Rev Ann Anderson. The afternoon event raised £600 for church funds. Sunday preacher was Mrs W. Ince. Choruses were led by Mrs J. Staley and Mrs R. Scott. Readings were by Mrs T. Pearson and Mrs K. Dixon. Organist was Mr D. Walters. Teas were served by Mrs J. Staley.