Community News - Mansfield

St Mary’s Church

Morning Praise was led by Val Pearce. Lessons were read by Shirley Dawe, Judith Mather and Mary Cockett. Lynda Woodward gave the talk. Intercessions were led by Lynda Woodward, Judith Mather, Kathleen Brown and Val Pearce. Carole Partridge and Jennifer Milnes were sidespersons. Lynn Kidd and Shirley Dawe provided refreshments after the service. Darrell Hynd led the worship on the organ and piano. During the previous week, children from schools were welcomed into church for workshops sharing the Christmas story with crafts, stories and dressing up for a Christmas photo.

Old Meeting House

The evening service at the Old Meeting House lwas ed by the Rev Patrick Timperley. The Minister gave a first reading from the poets RS Thomas and Robert Frost. The second reading was a passage entitled ‘The False Image Can Paralyse’ from Anam Cara by John O’Donohue Members of the congregation lit candles and spoke about their thoughts, hopes and intentions. Organist was Bill Brown. Steward was Neil Fisher, who also took the collection. Refreshments were served by Pat Cairns.

Arena Church

Last Tuesday week Phil Pye taught about marriage, divorce and being single. At Sunday week’s service at Mansfield FC speaker was Kristian Thorpe.

19th Rainbows

At their meeting at Big Barn Lane Methodist Church on Monday week, Rainbows made place mats and cards for Christmas and sang songs