Barnes, Pallion and Millfield - Down Your Way

Santa prove very popular at Barbara Priestman Academy's Christmas fair.
Santa prove very popular at Barbara Priestman Academy's Christmas fair.
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Barbara Priestman Academy’s Christmas fair prove a huge success. Elizabeth Sheers was on the home made cake stall andDeb Simmons was selling bears with hand knitted costumes. Santa also proved very popular.

Ewesley Road Methodist Church invite you to it’s Christmas Messy Church on Saturday from 10am to noon in the church hall. Go and join in the fun, all ages are welcome. Make reindeer dust, build christingles, create Christmas cards and enjoy some delicious hot food. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Winnie Muckles with members of her family on her 90th birthday.

Winnie Muckles with members of her family on her 90th birthday.

On Saturday, St Nicholas Church will hold a carol service with Durham Constabulary Band. Then on Christmas Eve, Blessing of the Crib at 4pm, followed by Christmas Mass at 6pm. On Christmas Day there will be Holy Communion at 9.30am.

St Luke’s Church, Pallion is the venue for a Community Carol Service on Wednesday 16th December at 7p.m. Followed on Thursday 24th December at 3p.m with a Christmas Eve Crib Service for children of all ages. All are encouraged to dress up as a character from the Nativity. The Nativity Story will be told and children’s carols sung. All are welcome to join in and bring a friend.

Burn Park Methodist Church will hold its carol service on Sunday at 10.30am. On Christmas Eve there will be a Communion Service at 5.30pm and on Christmas Day there will be a service at 11am.

Pallion Gospel Hall, Pallion Road, is holding a carol service on Sunday at 4pm, followed by Christmas tea. Everybody is welcome.

Santa and Rudolph will be touring the streets of Sunderland once again this year with a little help from The Lions Club of Sunderland. Tonightat 5.30pm they will be visiting Cleveland Road, Mount Road and High Barnes; Tomorrow at 5.30pm Glenesk Road, Greetlands Road, Stannington Grove, Larkfield and Bainbridge Holme Road; Thursday at 3pm Asda Grangetown; Friday at 3pm Morrisons, Seaburn, followed at 5,45pm on that dayHipsburn Drive, Highside, Seaforth Road. Then on Saturday at 3p.m Sainsburys, Silksworth Lane.

Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club will hold its Christmas party in St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, on Thursday at 10am for 10.30am. Members are reminded to bring a gift.

St Mark’s Church, Millfield, will hold a Christingle service on Sunday at 4pm. Please note change of date, this is not on the usual Christmas Eve. On Christmas Day at 10am at St Mark’s Church there will be a combined service with St Luke’s, Holy Communion for all, songs and family friendly messages.

Go and celebrate with the people of Elim Pentecostal Church, South Hill Crescent, New Durham Road, at their special Christmas events for all the family. Christmas Around The World on Sunday at 10.30am, followed by various foods. Followed with Christmas nativity pantomime on Sunday at 6pm followed by mince pies and cake. Then Christmas Eve family carol service will take place on Thursday, December 24, at 6.30pm.

Burn Park Methodist Church has taken a delivery of a selection of books from Sunderland City Library Service. Books can be borrowed and returned at your convenience and the selection will be changed every three months.

Ewesley Road Ladies ‘Fellowshipwill meet tomorrow at 7.30pm for a carol service.

Today at 10.45am and 2.45pm, Millfield Nursery will be going to St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Wilson Street, to see the crib and celebrate.

Tea and bingo will be held in The Church of The Good Shepherd, Forest Road. All are welcome.

Park Productions, which meets in Burn Park Methodist Church, is organising a group of people to go out carol singing. Members will be singing at Highcliffe Care Home on Tuesday, December 22, at 2.30pm, followed by Dovecote Meadows at 3.30pm, both indoors. Then on Wednesday, December 23, starting at approximately 6pm, meeting at the church, then travelling around in cars, hopefully to be finished by 9.30pm, returning to someone’s house for a warming drink.

Sunderland resident Winnie Muckles celebrated her 90th birthday in style with a day of beauty and tea party for all her friends and family at Barnes Court Care Home, High Barnes, where she now lives. Winnie’s grandson Brian wanted to do something special so activities coordinator Julie Haram arranged for a hairdresser and beautician to visit and get her ready for her big day. Winnie was joined by family, friends and residents for a tea party featuring music from singer Ernie Haynes.