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Our Lady RC Church

Father F. Higgins led mass on Sunday week. The reader was Hannah Turton. The children’s offertory procession was Xander and Mia Terry, Megan McPherson, Ralph Barratt, Molly Tucker, Harriet and George Wake and Bella Steggles. Rita Kells, Helen Bevan, Jim Turton, David Shipley and Andrew O’Mara-Winson served communion. Rex Clarke and John Fejfer took the collection. Maranatha played the music. Audrey Moore and Jerry Herrington served coffee for parish council funds.

1st Guides

Nenbers continued with their Peace, Fitness and Looking at Me ‘Go for It’s’ and played the positive/negative game. Final arrangements were made to attend The Big Gig in Sheffield. ‘We Can’ badges marking the plight of homeless young people were distributed. Leaders were Elaine Britnell and Claire Sharman.

Church of Christ

Tom King presided at the morning service on Sunday week. Denis Faulks read from the Old Testament. The New Testament reader was Geoff Ellis. Rex Foster served communion. Geoff Sheldon gave the address. David Wilson led the evening meeting introducing guest speaker Ken Mullan from the Ilkeston church.

Ashfield Evergreens

Members played cards on Monday week before lunches were served by Glenys Williams and Joyce Shepherd. Len Fox entertained on the organ. Members played bingo in the afternoon. There was a carpet bowls session on Tuesday week. Music for Thursday week’s and Friday week’s dance sessions was provided by Walter Jones and Joan Peel. Saturday week’s coffee morning in aid of MacMillan Cancer Support made £450. The committee would like to thank all who contributed, including Joyce Sharpe, Joyce Harvey, Brenda Kirk, Joan Peel and Walter Jones.

St Wilfrid’s Church

The vicar the Rev Wendy Patchell celebrated Holy Communion on Sunday week. The chalice was administered by David and Marilyn Ball. Malcolm Bowen and Peter Stafford both read. Prayers were by Ann and Simon Hilton. The sidesmen were Pam Huffen, Barbara Andrews, Sandra Smith and Susan Smailes who also served coffee with Anne Allcock. The vicar led a service of evening prayer. The readers were Simon Hilton and Janet Baldwin. Mrs Baldwin also read prayers.

Friends of the SA

continued with their discussion on local and national news topics led by Mrs Gladys Newall at the Ashwood Centre on Monday week. They also discussed progress towards another parcel of knitted woollens for the Amaes Orphanage near Alicante, Spain.

Spiritualist Church

The church will resume with a divine service on Sunday 14th October. Stuart Hamilton will give a demonstration of clairvoyance on Monday 15th October followed by healing given by local church members. Awareness classes will resume on Tuesday 16th October.

50 Plus

President Hazel Forrest welcomed members and guest Josie Stones to Monday week’s meeting at the Brownsea Centre. Iris Birkhamshaw, Janet Moakes and Amy butler served refreshments. Members had exercise to music led by Josie Stones.

Forest Street Baptists

The Art and Keep Fit groups met on Tuesday week. Mr Colin Peat- Bailey of Hucknall led Sunday week’s morning service and also read the lesson. Rev John and Mrs Maureen Comins served morning coffee. Mrs Sally Wyatt of Hucknall led the evening service and gave the address. Miss Doreen Homer played the organ. The pianist was Miss Margaret Homer. Last Monday the Crafty Dabblers craft group held their bi-weekly meeting. Ladies Fellowship was opened with devotions by Mrs Terri Cole-Bowen. The speaker was Mrs Audrey Peake. Mrs Lynn Ramsden served refreshments. The pianist was Miss Margaret Homer.

Ashfield Chess Club

The second team beat Nottingham Central 4 ½ to ½ , for Ashfield Glen Halfpenny, Geoff Gibson and Phil Morgan won. Bob Taylor and Steve burke earned draws. Ashfield’s 4th and 5th teams met in a league game, with the 5th team winning 3-2. Andy Flint, and Malcolm Jackson won their games for the 5th team, Ray Sayer and Nathan Cragg both drew. The 4th teams only winner was Stan Cranmer, Richard Dyce and Rick Dawson contributed draws.

Hill Methodist Church

The Genesis youth group met on Monday week. On Wednesday week the Mother and Toddler group held a charity cake stall. The Afternoon fellowship was led by Margaret Hensby. The speaker was Gladys Dear. Betty Grice played the organ. The DIY group worked on church premises in the evening. The Dance group rehearsed on Thursday week. The Prayer group met on Saturday week. Mr Tim Gough took the morning service on Sunday week. Prayers were by Sharon Wharmsby. Joy Franks played the organ. Rev Mick Dilley led the evening Holy Communion. The readers were Betty Grice and Alan Stone. Stuart Bradshaw played the organ.

Trinity CentrePoint

For all courses, advice sessions and interest groups details can be obtained from the CentrePoint contact number 01623 751269. The coffee bar was open from Monday to Friday week inclusive. Job advice was available Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday week. General and Family advice was on offer Tuesday, Thursday and Friday week. Beginners and Intermediate computer courses were held on Tuesday and Wednesday week. Kirkby Churches Together held early prayers on Tuesday week. Barbara Rowe led the Tuesday Fellowship. Surestart Messy Play also met. Thursday week’s Mother and Toddler session was followed by the Luncheon Club and Open Hands. Open Hands were entertained by vocalist and comedian Ron Hayes. Trinity Singers rehearsed on Friday week. Rev Lesley Taylor conducted Sunday week’s Harvest service, during which Aquabox contributions for the Rotary Disaster Relief system were received. The service also celebrated Back to Church Sunday. Jo Makins was church steward and also led Family Time. Margaret Hensby was door steward and assisted Barbara Smith with the collection. Lyn Fairbrother and Barbara Smith both read. The organist was Fay Shackleton. Trinity Singers performed the ‘Hymn of Creation’. Maureen Shilling with Emma and Sarah Hool (correct) served morning coffee for Methodist Relief Disaster Funds for Mali.

3rd Brownies

Led by Wendy Osborne assisted by Natalie Carr and Abbi Grundy continued with their healthy heart worksheets, played games and sang. The meeting ended with Brownie Bells.

St Thomas Church

The Rev Neil Popham led holy Communion on Wednesday wee. The fellowship group then met followed by a shared lunch in the church hall. The weekly drop in session for carers and toddlers was hled in the afternoon.. St Wilfrid’s youth worker Lucy Harper led a youth session at the vicarage in the evening. Sunday week’s Family Communion celebrated ‘Back to church Sunday’. Rev Popham gave an illustrated address taking ‘The Lost sheep’ as his theme. Reader Chris Manning assisted. Barbara and Alan Dykes gave readings and read prayers. Sarah Clarke led the children’s activities. Adam and Gaynor Bright presented the communion elements. Alan Dykes and Gaynor Bright administered the chalice. Katherine Blasdale was church steward. Pauline Russ and Pat Cook served refreshments. The vicar led a memorial service in the evening. Rick Colley and Irene Swainson read lessons and the lessons. Prayers were by John Walker. Graham Bell played the organ. Chris Manning assisted the vicar.