Barnes, Pallion and Millfield - Down Your Way

Members of Tavistock and Broadway Grindon TGs enjoying afternoon tea at Crumb On In.
Members of Tavistock and Broadway Grindon TGs enjoying afternoon tea at Crumb On In.
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The ladies from Tavistock Townswomen’s Guild joined members from Broadway Townswomen’s Guild on a cold January day for afternoon tea at Crumb On In at Roker. Everyone had a lovely time. Broadway Townswomen’s Guild regular meeting is held on the second Tuesday of every month, at 7pm in Grindon Community Centre, Cortina Avenue, High Barnes.

Crime Awareness In Banking is the title of a talk to be given by Anthony Pickering, a Barclays Bank official, to members of Sunderland Men’s Probus Club at their first meeting of the new year in Ashbrooke Sports Pavilion tomorrow at 10.30am. Visitors are welcome, there is no charge.

Thorney Close Karate Club Students of Year 2015 Anna Barker and Olivia Hunter.

Thorney Close Karate Club Students of Year 2015 Anna Barker and Olivia Hunter.

Barnes, Pallion and Millfield Residents’ Association meeting will be held in St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street, on Tuesday, February 2, at 7pm.

Healthy Living and Slimming Classes are held in St Luke’s Neighbourhood Centre, Pallion, on Thursdays from noon to 2pm. Cost is free to people in receipt of benefits. The entrance is to the rear of St Luke’s Church

On the last Sunday of the month, Pallion Gospel Hall, Pallion Road, holds a family service at 4pm followed by tea.

On Saturday, February 6, at 3.30pm St Mary Magdalene’s Church will hold a Presentation Feast of Plainsong, followed by refreshments in the parish centre, Wilson Street.

Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club is going for its annual lunch on Thursday to The Sea Hotel. The coach will leave St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, at 11am.

St Marks CA’s, Millfield, new community gym is now open. Sessions run Tuesday to Friday from 10am to 3pm then 5.15pm to 7.15pm. For now membership is £5 and then £1 per session.

Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will meet tomorrow at 7.30pm. Guest speaker will be the Reverend Paul Cleever-Thorpe with a Devotional.

St Luke’s Church Coffee Morning will be held in The JBHall on Saturday, February 6, at 10am. There will be coffee and scones, raffle and bric-a-brac stall.

Friends and parishioners of St Mary Magdalene’s Church will be celebrating Burns Night tomorrow at 6.30pm in the parish centre. Tickets for this are £5. It promises to be a great night.

Ewesley Road WI will meet on Wednesday, February 3, at 2.15pm in The Enid Dagg Room of the church. Speaker will be Anne Chisholm on Tea and More – Ringtons. The stall will be cakes, and the competition, ornament.

St Nicholas Church, in partnership with Sunderland City Council via the East Area Committee, is now a Community Connector Hub for the east ward of Sunderland. Being a Community Connector Hub enables local projects, which are rooted in their community, to draw upon service providers with expertise in a specific field in order to address the targeted needs of a given community. This is coupled with the opportunity to attend monthly network meetings with the local ward councillor, council members, service providers and the five project teams. The project officially launches this month and is headed up as Open Arms, which St Nicholas Church has already been running for a few months. It aims to provide support for those who care for others, along with reducing social isolation. Open Arms coffee morning is held on the first Wednesday of every month in the Haver Hall at the church at 10.30am. The programme model will include various activities, opportunity to share stories, to simply listen and be listened to, as well as providing signposting information. Go along and be assured of a warm welcome if this could be of help or interest to you or someone you know.

A vintage and craft fair will be held in Sunderland Minster on Saturday, February 6, from 10am to 3pm. Browse the stalls selling handmade goods, jewellery, knitted items and hand-crafted greetings cards and gift carriers. Refreshments will be available. Everyone will be made most welcome.

Sunderland Cardiac Support Group holds exercise classes for you and your partner/carer at Bede Tower, Burdon Road, near the Civic Centre. They are held on Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 10am to 11am and 11.15am to 12.15pm. The classes are done in a relaxed atmosphere at your own pace.

Barnes Pallion and Millfield Residents’ Association will hold its first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, February 2 at 7pm in St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street.

Tea and bingo is held in St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street, on Saturday, February 13, at 1.30pm.

A pancake party will be held on Tuesday, February 9, at 7pm in St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street. Tickets for this are £3.50.

Thorney Close Karate Club Students of the Year 2015 Anna Barker and Olivia Hunter are very proud of their trophies from instructor Paula. Paula has run the club successfully for many years with great success, which will hopeful continue throughout the coming year. The club meets at Thorney Close Enterprise Centre on Fridays from 5pm to 6pm. Contact Paula on 07906441778.