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Over 50s Club

Mr R. Holmes welcomed members and friends Tuesday week at Rainworth Miners Welfare. Mr C. Dodsworth was MC for dancing and spot waltz winners were Mr S. Faulkner and Mrs M. Maggio. Serving refreshments were Mrs B. Murphy and Mrs R. Dodsworth. Mr R. Holmes called the bingo and ticket sellers were Mrs L. Parkin and Mrs A. Plastow. MC for dominoes was Mr J. Saunders and the winners were Mrs M. Richards and Mrs J. Dodsworth. The competition winner was Mrs C. Evans and the weekly raffle was held with the prizes donated by the club (3), and Mesdames Plastow, Cooper, Holmes, Biggs, Dodsworth, Murphy, Newberry, Maggio, Brown, Woods, Clipston, Harrison, Straw, Creasey, Simpson, White, Prior, Deboar, Jarvis, Tiplady, Purdey, Millward, Jackson, and Smart.

4th Rainbows

At their meeting at SS Simon and Jude’s on Friday week Rainbows made Christmas bookmarks and also made and coloured robins for their Christmas tree. Following Children in Need Rainbows donated £20 from their subs to the appeal. They also talked about the Christingle service at Rainworth Methodist Church on 7th December.

3rd, 4th Brownies

On Friday week at the Methodist Church, Brownies began to practise their acts for ‘Guiding’s Got Talent’ on 14th December. Some Brownies designed tickets and programmes others made cakes to sell on the night.

St George’s RC Church

Sunday morning Mass saw Andrew Frettingham, Peter Frettingham and Andrew Storey assist Father Benedict Bullem Abuo at the altar. There were readings from Isabelle Thompson and Mark Frettingham and offertory bearers were Kesia Tideswell, Jackie Massey, Colin Massey, Cyril Murphy, John Storey, and John Scanlon. Eucharistic Ministers were Margaret Bonsall, Angela Storey and Cyril Murphy.

Methodist Church

On Saturday morning the coffee shop was open and extra busy due to the Christmas Fayre. Various stalls sold jam, cakes and gifts. Sunday morning’s service was led by the David Witham with readings from Judith and Mick Daykin. Sunday school was led by Vanessa Lewin and Alan Mosley with Christine Daniel welcome steward and Margaret Toon playing the music. Flowers decorating the church were donated by Peter Walpole. The evening service was a section service with other Methodist churches attending. It was led by the Rev Bob Jones with Barbara Sutton and Alan Mosley giving readings and Margaret Toon playing the organ.

St Simon and Jude’s

Morning Prayer services were held on Tuesday and Thursday and on Thursday morning the Citizens Advice Bureau attended and the Ladybird toddler group met with the Rev Hazel Robinson joining the group for songs and prayers. The Healthy Living group got together in the afternoon and later Vestry hour was in evening led by the Rev Robinson and Stephanie Smart. On Sunday the Rev Robinson led Holy Communion and gave a sermon. Readers were Margaret Rutherford, Leila Southcott and Caroline Rafferty. Prayers were led by Sharon Winders. Evening Café church was led by the Rev Robinson assisted by Marilyn Brown.

Village Hall

The Christmas Market was a success with 28 stall holders displaying homemade and hand-crafted goods. The concert by Carlton Male Voice Choir in the evening was also successful. The performance was attended by the new Police Crime Commissioner, Paddy Tipping.