Over 50s Club
Mr R. Lewis welcomed 109 members. Mr C. Dodsworth was MC for dancing and spot waltz winners were Mrs D. Biggs and Mrs M. Cooper. Serving refreshments were Mrs M. Wood and Mrs E. Baxter. Mr D. Starr called bingo and ticket sellers were Mrs L. Parkin and Mrs A. Plastow. MC for dominoes was Mr J. Saunders and winners were Mrs M. Kesteven and Mrs M. Tomlinson. The competition winner was Mrs D. Straw and the weekly raffle prizes were donated by the club (3), and Mesdames Parkin, Cope, Blackwell, Cooper, Lewis, Maggio, Jones, C Evans, Adams, Simpson, Prior, Deboar, Baxter, Creasey, Wood, Clayton, Kesteven, Critchelow, Coleman, and Messrs R Purdey, and D Starr.
Bella from Guides, as part of her Guide badge work, came to show Rainbows how to make music shakers using re cycled plastic containers and decorate them. Rainbows received their Fairy challenge badges.
St George’s RC Church
Andrew Storey, Andrew Frettingham and Peter Frettingham assisted Father Benedict Bullem Abuo at the Altar during Mass on Sunday morning. There were readings from Janet Clayton, Cyril Murphy and Andrew Frettingham and offertory bearers were Malachi Fagan, Caitlin Tideswell, Kesia Tideswell, John Scanlon, Cyril Murphy, Mark Frettingham and Jackie Massey. Eucharistic Ministers were Marion Musgrove, John Scanlon and Andrew Storey.
Harvest supper was served on Monday night followed by a quiz and sing song. On Thursday Judith and Mick Daykin hosted Bible study and fellowship. Sunday morning service was led by Irene Shawcroft. Readers were Barbara Sutton and John Bretton. Sunday school was led by Vanessa Lewis and Alan Mosley. Flowers decorating the church were donated by Mr and Mrs Mawston. Welcome steward was Christine Daniel and Myrna Bretton. In the evening the service was taken by Philip Holmes and Myrna Bretton was welcome steward.
St Simon and Jude’s
Holy Communion on Sunday morning was led by the Rev Hazel Robinson. A sermon was given by Marilyn Brown and there were readings from Margaret Rutherford, Caroline Rafferty and Leila Southcott who read from the Gospel. Joan Foster led prayers and Gordon Foster played the music. Members were advised that the amount raised for Farm Africa over the Benefice at the Harvest festival was over £300 - enough to provide a community with an irrigation system for their crops. There was a lunchtime baptism service for Connor Mark Weir, Kai Marcus Redmond and Kayden James Henry led by the Rev Clare Tyack.