Meadow, New Road
On Monday week the meeting was opened by Mrs M. Brailsford. Mrs B. Creasey, Mrs M. Wood and Mrs J. Pitt served refreshments. Tickets were sold by Mrs J. Dodsworth and she called bingo. A quiz was organised and called by Mrs M. Cooper and the winners were Mrs J. Smith. Bingo winners were Mesdames P. Hutton, M. Wood, M. Brailsford, B. Creasey, E. Turton, T. Jukes, M. Cooper, and Messrs A. Musson and .L Creasey. Raffle winners were Mesdames E. Turton, M. Brailsford, M. Wood, R. Dodsworth, M. Gladwin, B. Poyser, and M. Cooper. Members celebrated the birthdays of Mrs D, Biggs and Mrs E. Turton.
Morning Prayer took place on Monday and Wednesday mornings with Holy Communion, On Wednesday Vestry hour was led as usual by Angela Penny. Tuesday bingo with Stephen took place on Tuesday afternoon and on Saturday the united Rainworth and Blidworth Benefice hosted a Harvest Festival supper in the evening. Over £200 was raised for the church funds.
St Mary’s Church
The Rev Clare Tyack led the service on Sunday morning and later gave a reading from the Gospel. Assisting her were Sharon Winders, (in training as a reader) and Marilyn Brown who gave the sermon. Vivienne Tansy read from the Old Testament and New Testament readings were from Mary Harris. There were intercessions from Robin Sharpe and music played by Gordon Foster.
A Prayer meeting was held on Wednesday evening led by Karen O’Hara and on Sunday morning a locally arranged service was led by Karen O’Hara and Barrie Richmond. There were readings from Ann Daines with Vanessa Crane playing the organ; Graham Jukes was the welcome steward.
Last Sunday’s autumn walk was from the Leisure Centre to Blidworth Bottoms via Haywood Oaks, a 5.5 mile walk enjoyed by 21 walkers. They were joined by a new walker, Peter from Rainworth. If you would like to join the free walks, leave your number for Linda on 07703631816.