Community News - Warsop

MENS Probus: Met on Wednesday week at the Parish Centre when President Hugh Ashton welcomed 23 members to the first luncheon meeting of the autumn session. A minute’s silence was held for in memory of former member Mr Eric Simpson. A talk was given on the subject of D. N. A. by fellow member Professor Peter Birchenall who had lectured on this subject at University and explained the basic laws of heredity which were first formed in Victorian times by Austrian botanist monk Gregor Mendel through to modern discoveries.

CUBS: Met at the Methodist Church on Thursday week for bring a friend night. During the evening they completed various challenges including building a free standing newspaper tower and a mental test. A sixer badge was presented to Ethan Grieve and a seconder badge to Lewis Fowler. Akela Mr A. Melless and Mr I. Taylor assisted.

ORGAN Society: Members met on Thursday week at the Tudor Barn when Mrs M. Pike introduced Mr Dirkjan Ranzijn from Holland who gave a concert. A raffle was organised by Mrs J. Davies who together with Mrs M. Pike were hostesses for the evening.

BELLRINGERS: On Saturday week the Warsop tower hosted the Mansfield District meeting of the Southwell and Nottingham Diocesan Guild of Bellringers, when various ringing methods were rung. On Sunday week ringers met in the ringing chamber and rang for an afternoon wedding.

SATURDAY Night Dance Club: The MC at Saturday week’s meeting at Woodside Hall was Mr D. Salt and finance was organised by Mrs H. Linell and Mrs J. Mallett. Refreshments were served by Mrs J. Woodcock, Mrs H. Pearson, Mr and Mrs D. Niblett and Messer’s R. Hill, D. Freeman, S. Hallett and K. Wake.

PARISH Church: On Sunday week the celebrant and preacher at Sunday weeks early Holy Communion was the Rector Reverend Angela Fletcher. Mrs Ann Brookes assisted with the chalice. At the later service the Rector was celebrant and preacher and Mrs Pam Radford and Peter Birchenall assisted with the chalice. The reading and prayers were given by members of the Barker family. Prayer Ministry was led by Mrs Jenny Briggs and Paul Skidmore. Yesterday week volunteers staffed the Crosskeys Charity Shop and Café at the Parish Centre.

BEAVERS: Met on Thursday week at the Methodist Church and completed their imagination badge by making puppets and telling a story using the puppets. Miss K. Howard assisted.

LIBRARY: Hosted a start on your family tree sessions when guidance was given on how to research ancestry. In conjunction with Surestart there was the weekly Rhyme Time session.

METHODIST Church: Sunday week’s Harvest Festival service was conducted by Reverend Clare Burl who also preached. On Monday week the Harvest Supper was held at the church with a Ploughman’s Lunch and sale of Harvest produce and was attended by members of both the Meden Vale and Warsop Churches.

MEDEN Academy: On Thursday week there was an open evening for parents of prospective pupils currently in years 5 and 6 at Primary School.

SCOUTS: Met on Wednesday week at the Methodist church and prepared kit lists for the weekend camp, as well as looking at requirements needed for the global conservation badge. Mr C. Porteous and Mr A. Grieve assisted. From Friday to Sunday week scouts took part in a conservation working weekend in the Peak District national park, staying at Brunts Barn in Grindleford. They helped clear out ponds near the snake pass and also completed a hike. Mr C. Porteous, Mr A. Grieve and Mr L. Smith accompanied them.

SHERWOOD Street Junior School: Pupils recently attended their Harvest Festival service at the Parish Church.

TUESDAY Club: Hostesses at yesterday weeks meeting at Woodside Hall were Medammes B. Rudd, K. Betts. L. Bown, M. Siven and E, Murtagh. Table games were organised by Mrs M. Siven. Sweep winners were Mrs K. Betts and Mrs B. Rudd. Whist was organised by Mrs P. Lea and the winners were Mr J. Allan and Mr D. Mytom.

CAMERA Club: Members met recently at Longden Terrace Welfare for the first meeting of the 2012/13 session. A discussion and demonstration took place on how to mount prints.

AGE Concern: Members met yesterday week at Friendship House on High Street for luncheon and a game of bingo.

OVER 50s: Met on Friday week at Meden Sports Centre for table tennis activities followed by refreshments.

WARSOP Big Lottery: The final plan was revealed and launched at Saturday weeks Open Day, soft drink and nibbles were served. The group are looking for feedback from the community by late October. For further information visit

MARKET Warsop Players: Rehearsals are under way for this year’s pantomime production in December of Sleeping Beauty at Londgen Terrace Welfare.

POLICE: The beat team held a surgery at the Library for members of the public to discuss issues of concern with them.

ST Teresa’s RC Church: Sunday weeks Morning Mass was conducted by Father Keith Frisby who also preached. The lesson was read by D. McCann and Eucharistic ministers were F. Barrett, A. M. Pearson and D. Pearson. Flowers were arranged by A. Stevenson. Children met in the church hall for activities before joining the main service at the offertory. On Wednesday week the prayer group met. The recent jumble sale raised £200 and the barbecue raised £300.00 for Parish funds.