Community News - Kirkby
Royal British Legion
Chairman, Brian Dykes led the Act of Homage at the October meeting held at Kirkby Catholic Club. The 2012 Poppy Appeal will be launched on Friday 26th October at the War Memorial at 2pm and on Saturday 27th October at the Acacia Centre, Annesley Woodhouse at 3pm – all are welcome. The Remembrance Day service will be held at St Thomas’ Church starting at 9.45am on 11th November. There will be a parade to the War Memorial for 11am. Refreshments will be served in the church hall following the parade.
Church of Christ
Polite Mukange led Sunday week’s morning meeting and also read from the Old Testament. Rex Foster was the New Testament reader. Guest speaker Mr Jason Hill was from the Loughborough Church. David Wilson led the evening service. Geoff Sheldon spoke.
Hazel Forrest welcomed members ‘Down Memory Lane’ at the Brownsea Centre on Monday week. Photos and artefacts were discussed. Alice Brown and Mary Colley served refreshments. Southwell Storytellers, a group from the Workhouse will be next week’s speakers.
Our Lady RC Church
Father F. Higgins celebrated mass on Sunday week. The reader was Marie Vanaman. The offertory procession was Caelin Riyadi, Megan, Ralph and Debbie Barratt and Delia McGibbon. Communion was served by Molly Beardsley, Jim Turton, Jerry Herrington, Herve Poveda and Colin Malatratt. John Fejfer and Rex Clarke took the collection. Maranatha played the music. Sue and Jerry Herrington with Molly Beardsley served coffee in aid of St Vincent de Paul charities.
Chairman Mrs E. Cooper reported on the September meeting when Kirkby had welcomed Federation Chairman Miss J. Hughes and guests from six sister Guilds to Kirkby’s Annual Guest evening. A special welcome was extended to Mrs Elaine Gorman and daughter Debbie. Mrs Cooper provided a supper of fresh fruit and homemade cakes. The entertainment was compered by Mr Les Matthews who spoke about the history of barber shop quartets before introducing vocal harmony quartet ‘After Eight’. At Tuesday week’s Harvest Festival meeting tickets for the Federation quiz to be held in November were distributed.
Forest Street Baptists
Marked the church 139th anniversary celebrations with a faith tea and in house entertainment on Saturday week. Rev Jill Willett of Coalville, Leicestershire led Sunday week’s morning service. Miss Claire Crowder read the lesson. Mr and Mrs Denis Gregory served morning coffee. In the evening Rev Ros Wilkes celebrated Holy Communion. Audrey Peake and Ray Forrest were servers. Margaret Homer was reader. Musicians for the day were Miss Doreen and Miss Margaret Homer. Hazel Forrest opened last Monday’s Ladies fellowship with devotions. The speaker was Mrs Margaret Johnson. Miss Margaret Homer played the piano. Mrs Terri Cole-Bowen served refreshments.
Len Fox entertained on the organ before lunches were served by Glenys Williams and Joyce Shepherd on Monday week. Bingo was played in the afternoon. Members played carpet bowls on Tuesday week. Walter Jones and Joan Peel provided the music for Thursday week’s line and sequence dances. At Friday week’s sequence dance Charles Ball and Alan Turner provided the buffet to celebrate their birthdays. Music was by Herbert Dixon.
Hill Methodist Church
Helene and Barrie Smith hosted the Bible study group on Monday week. The Genesis group met in the evening. The first meeting of the Compass Initiative, a group for those new to the faith, was held. Betty Grice also led a Fellowship at Five Gables Residential Home. Nancy Shipley played the keyboard. Following Wednesday week’s Mother and Toddler group Alan stone led the afternoon Fellowship. Yvonne Hague spoke. The organist was Betty Grice. The Prayer group met on Saturday week. Rev David Hayward led both of Sunday week’s Harvest Praise services. The Worship group led the morning singing. Don Franks and Ian Fox both read. A shared Harvest lunch was then taken. Brenda and Derek Cahill read at the afternoon service. The organist was Joy Franks. The collections were donated to Water Aid.
completed their current ‘Go for It ‘ projects on Monday week with the girls practising poise and posture. Games were also played. Reports were received about the ‘Big Gig ‘at Sheffield Arena attended by seventeen Kirkby Guides. Leaders were Claire Sharman and Elaine Britnell.
Friends of SA
joined with Mansfield Citadel for a trip to the Albert Hall, Nottingham on Saturday week to hear Salvation Army Commissioner, Linda Bond who spoke about moving the Christian view forward. Monday week’s Fellowship was followed by an evening prayer meeting.
The fourth team beat West Bridgford away 3 – 2. For Ashfield Stan Cranmer and Rick Dawson won, Keith Clarke and George Heath earned draws. The fifth team lost their home game 3 – 2 against West Notts. Ashfield’s only winner was Nigel Wright. Ray Sayer and Sally Mcintosh both drew.
held an informal re-opening on Sunday 7th October for members to view progress with refurbishment. Caroline Allsop and students gave Monday week’s demonstration of clairvoyance. Gary Price and Janet Julian then delivered healing.
President Hazel Forrest welcomed members to the AGM at CentrePoint on Wednesday week. The President and committee were all re-elected with Mrs Margaret Anstock welcomed on to the committee. Mrs Forrest thanked everyone for their support during the past year before all had a pie and pea supper. Carol Staples and Jackie Hayes served teas. Janet Law, Brenda Morrell, Deana Brooks and Carole Phelan received birthday greetings. Raffle winners were Brenda Morrell, Joyce Plumtree and Brenda Holman. Future events were discussed. New members are particularly welcome.
Capt Sarah Copeland-Davies led devotions on Tuesday week. Emily Henstock led games. Lt Claire Crowder and helper Kate Crowder organised crafts. Fund raising ideas were discussed.
hosted the Ashfield Pensioners’ group on Monday week. Churches Together held Early Prayers on Tuesday week. Surestart Messy Play also met. Jo Makins led a Fellowship at Loxley Lodge in the afternoon. Townswomen’s Guild met in the evening. Flower arrangers met on Wednesday week. The W.I. held their AGM in the evening. Thursday week’s Mother and Toddler group was followed by the Luncheon club and Open Hands who had a visit to Wisley Hall. Ashfield District Council held a Senior Sing session in the afternoon. In the evening Trinity Ladies had a talk from John Simpson about the Prison Service. Rev Barry Shipley led Sunday week’s Holy Communion assisted by Jo Makins. Margaret Hensby was church steward and also read. Carole Taylor was communion steward. Jean Whitehead was door steward. Gladys Bennett and Stuart Spyby took the collection. The organist was Nancy Shipley. Margaret Campbell and Hazel Forrest served coffee in aid of Kidney Research UK. Barbara Rowe donated church flowers.
St Thomas’ Church
The Mothers Union branch held their AGM on Monday week with all officials and committee re-elected. A Pudding Fest was then held. Rev Neil Popham celebrated Holy Communion in the Lady Chapel on Wednesday week. The Fellowship group then met with lunch taken in the church hall.
A drop-in session for carers and toddlers was held in the afternoon. In the evening Lucy Harper led the Youth group at the vicarage. Reader, Chris Manning led Sunday week’s family service. Pauline and Eric Russ read the lessons and led prayers. The pianist was Stuart Bradshaw. Alan and Barbara Dykes were church stewards. Joan Murray and Beryl Strange served refreshments in the church hall. Mr Manning led the evening ’Breathing Space with God’ event.
President Mike Lee chaired Tuesday week’s meeting, Rotn Eric Thompson brought fraternal greetings from sister club’s in Sutton, Bakewell and Sherwood Forest. Rotn’s Peter Battarbee and Gordon Sugg received birthday greetings. Rotn’s Richard Whitehouse and Ian Mackay won the monthly draw. The President was pleased to announce that Rotn Neil Lancashire had won the first prize at the recent District Conference for his display on club activities. Neil also noted that the ongoing ‘Guess the birthday of Barney Bear competition had so far raised £122 for Rotary Charities. He also reviewed plans for the Christmas concert and participation in the Kirkby carnival. It was agreed that proceeds from the Santa’s Grotto to be held at Moor Green would be donated to the Bluebell Wood children’s Hospice. Rotn John Peacock confirmed that the £185 made at the Kirkby Woodhouse School Fair would be donated to the school’s playing field extension fund.
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