On June 3 The Feast of The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus was kept as usual as The Patronal Festival for The Church of The Good Shepherd, Forest Road. Voices Together led the singing and the anthems during the Solemn Mass, Procession and Benediction. Father David Raine SSC preached the homily. The worship was followed by refreshments in the parish room. They also welcomed priests and people from other parishes across the diocese, as well as from the Wearmouth Deanery. Many thanks to all who were involved in the planning and preparation of the festival.
St Nicholas Wednesday Brownies have been cooking up some tasty treats with the help of Carolyn, from The Canny Kitchen. Over several weeks the girls have learned how to prepare and make a not too hot and spicy vegetable curry, a stir fry and a refreshing smoothie.
Sunderland Karate Academy held it’s first grading of the year at Lambton Street Youth Centre. After a long and demanding grading, there were a lot of very happy students. Well done everyone. Sunderland Karate Academy is offering a free beginners’ course in Shotokan Karate to anyone at Lambton Street Youth Centre on Mondays and Fridays from 6.30pm to 8pm. For more information, contact Lambton Street Youth Centre on 0191 5675227.
Sunderland Men’s Probus Club will be going to Whitby tomorrow. The coach starts at Washington to pick some members up at 9.30am, then it will pick up at The Barnes Hotel area at 10am. On route to Whity members will stop for refreshments at Strikes Garden Centre, Stokesley.
Sunderland Aglow will hold an open meeting tomorrow at 7pm in The Rosedene. Speakers are Paul and Linda Fenwick. Price £9 for meal and coffee. Bookings and orders to Ardyn on 0191 5285953 or 07716956729
Ewesley Road Methodist Church will hold its Annual garden party with strawberries and cream, sales table, home baking, tombola, as well as tea and coffee on Saturday at 1pm. Entertainment will be by The Pantastic Band. Entrance fee is £4.
Barbara Priestman summer fair will be held on Saturday, July 2, from 11am. Stalls will include tombola, toys, bric-a-brac, books, raffles, refreshments, cakes and a Sunderland AFC ball will be auctioned , among other items at midday.
Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club is going will be visiting Bowes Museum on Thursday, June 23. The coach leaves St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, at 10am.
Outlook, a relaxed midweek service, meets at St Gabriel’s Church on the second and fourth Mondays of the month. The next meeting is Monday, June 27, from 2pm to 3pm. This is a short informal service, followed by refreshments and a chat.
A summer buffet to celebrate The Queen’s 90th Birthday will be held on Wednesday, June 22, from 2.30pm to 5pm at Bethany Church, Bede Tower, for members of The Sunderland Cardiac Support Group who are attending.
Barry Mead will be the speaker at Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship tomorrow at 7.30pm. The title of his talk is There’s More to a Needle Than Meets The Eye. There will also be a sales table.
A free family fun day is will be held in Barnes Park on Saturday, July 2, from 10am to 5pm. This is Sunderland City Council, West Area Committee Councillor’s Funded Project. The Road To Rio event will hav e a carnival atmosphere and fun activities, including sport, craft, archery, tennis, Dr Who Police Tardis, climbing wall, penalty shoot out, stilt walkers and much more. Listen to music at the bandstand, enjoy the storytellers, try foods from around the world. Bring a picnic. It is advisable to use public transport, where possible as there will be no car parking available at the park.
Afternoon teas are a new venture for the summer season at St Nicholas Church. The next one will be on Saturday, July 2, from 3.30pm-5pm. Sandwiches, scones, cakes and tea or coffee will be served in The Haver Hall of the church. Cost will be £3.
A summer fair will be held at Sunderland Minster on Saturday, June 25, from 11am to 2pm.
As part of The Sunderland Millfield Salvation Army’s Young People’s Anniversary Celebrations in Rutland Street, a community fun day will take place on Saturday, June 25, from 10am to 2pm. This event is free to all and includes hot dogs, burgers, drinks, inflatables, magician, Punch and Judy, crafts,junior musicians, Indian Community dancers, balloon modelling, police car, plus much more. On the Sunday, worship services will be at 11am and 6pm. Leading them for the day will be former Commanding Officers Majors Steve and Hilary Naylor, who now live and work in Bristol.
The Pitmen Painters is the next production at The Royalty Theatre and will be staged from June 20 to 25. To book, ring 03336663366. An additional charge of £1.50 per transaction is levied.
Barnes Junior School will be holding a summer fair on Saturday from 1pm to 4pm. If you are a seller and would like a table, £15 or £25 for tw, contact tracyramage@:btinternet.com or ring 07709 345253.
Deptford and Millfield Community Association is holding atable-top sale on Saturday, June 25, starting at 2.30pm. There will be a tombola stall, bottle stall, CDs, cakes, jumble, household goods, then at 4pm there will be bingo. The proceeds are to help buy new curtains for the hall, and lino for the kitchen. If anyone would like to donate anything, drop it off at the centre, 270 Hylton Road, on Monday to Friday, from 6pm to 8pm. Ring 07944884114 for more information.