Community News - Mansfield

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Borough SJAB

Cadets undertook drill practice and discussed requirements for ceremonial events in preparation for their role in the Remembrance Parade on 11th November. Adults discussed future plans for the unit, and practiced CPR skills. Mansfield Borough St John Ambulance meet at their premises on Toothill Lane, Mansfield NG18, 1NJ. Cadets meet from 6 - 7.30pm and the adults from 7.30 - 9pm. Anyone interested in joining St John Ambulance is asked to go to

Bridge St Methodists

Sunday worship was led by Dawn Vickers on the theme of ‘restoring our broken relationship with God’, and asking the question, ‘what do we want Jesus to do for us?’ Readings were by Paul Webster and Sam Glasswell, and music played by Ian Coles and Jan Dawes. An additional Toddler Group is starting on Thursday 1st November. All carers and their toddlers are welcome on Monday and Thursday from 9.30-11am. More details at

St Mary’s Church

Morning Praise was led by Val Pearce. Lessons were read by Carole Partridge, Lynda Woodward and Val Pearce. Lynda Woodward gave the talk. Intercessions were led by Judith Mather, Lynda Woodward, Derek Large, and Kathleen Brown. Babs Valentine and Rita Babos were sidespersons. Meryl Chambers led worship. Jennifer Milnes and friends provided refreshment.

Old Meeting House

Morning Servicewas led by the Rev Tom McCready. The choir sang ‘Kum Ba Yah’. Organist was Bill Brown. Steward Paul Frost took the collection. The Rev McCready was thanked by congregational secretary Neil Fisher who gave the notices. Paul Frost announced that the soup recipe book put together by members of the congregation to raise money for Christian Aid would be launched on Saturday. Refreshments were served by Pat Cairns.

St Augustine’s Church

The Rev Michael Dobbs celebrated communion, preached and gave the blessing. Reader Nigel Patten led the service and the intercession. Leslie Marriott served, Ian Wilson gave the chalice and Roger Walton read the epistle. Sue Wilson read the gospel. Jane Carlin took the offertory. Refreshments were served by Angela Walton and Jane Carlin.

19th Rainbows

Rainbows resumed their meetings after half term on Monday week at Big Barn Lane Methodist Church. They took part in a fancy dress party and enjoyed hot dogs and party food. They played party games and sang action songs. They also welcomed Matipa and Anna. The group also welcomed Coun Steve Garner and his wife to their meeting. Coun Garner presented a cheque to the group leaders.