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Linda and Jan at their knitted and felt goods stall at Sunderland Minsters Vintage and Craft Fayre.

Linda and Jan at their knitted and felt goods stall at Sunderland Minsters Vintage and Craft Fayre.

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Burn Park Methodist Church was the venue for a Macmillan coffee morning. The morning was a great success.

Linda and Jan had a stall, knitted and felt goods, at Sunderland Minster’s Vintage and Craft Fayre. This is a very popular event with lots of people attending. The Snowdogs were also on display in the Minster, which added to the fun. The next fair will take place on Saturday, November 5, from 10am to 3pm. Stalls include jewellery, handbags, hand crafted cards and gift bags and lots more.

Visitors enjoying the Macmillan Coffee Morning held in Burn Park Methodist Church.

Visitors enjoying the Macmillan Coffee Morning held in Burn Park Methodist Church.

Sing is a new group, starting on Wednesday, November 2. at Ewesley Road Methodist Church. It aims to build a chorus of children, young people and adults forming the backbone from which to develop music theatre skills. They will begin with songs that children aged seven to 12 are likely to know. However, older people will be encouraged to improve their singing skills and benefit their physical and mental health.The team leader also welcomes teenagers to explore ideas for the future. Works from The National Youth Music Theatre and Captivate Theatre, from Edinburgh Fringe, are particularly appropriate to them.The former also has summer schools in its programme. Captivate performs new works as well as classic and contemporary musicals. A visit to see young people perform at The Fringe next August would be well worth it for those seriously interested in music theatre. So go along to a side room at Ewesley Road Methodist Church on November 2 at 5pm. Each session costs £1.50. Alternatively ring June on 07546584196 to find out more.

West Karate Club meets at West Community Centre, Chester Road, every Sunday from 5pm to 6pm and also every Monday from 5pm to 6pm. All ages and abilities are welcome. Pop along or ring 07413630303 for details.

Sunderland Floral Art Club will meet today at 2pm in The Royalty Theatre. Twigs And Twine is the title of the demonstration to be given by Nicola Davies-Murray, from York.

On Thursday, November 3, Ewesley Road Methodist Church will be holding a Service of Remembering at 7pm. The service will be led by The Reverend Paul Cleever-Thorpe and will be a Service of Thanksgiving for those who have lost a loved one. As part of the service there will be the opportunity to light a candle at the front of the church to remember a loved one.

Barbara Priestman Academy’s Christmas fair will take place on Saturday, November 26, at 11am. Santa will be there, along with lots of stalls, books, toys, gifts, cards, tombola, bric-a-brac and an auction will be held. One of the items in the auction will be a football signed by the Sunderland team

Tomorrow at 7.30pm, Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will meet. Maureen Simpson will talk about The Leprosy Mission.

Ewesley Road WI will meet in The Enid Dagg Room of the Church on Wednesday, November 2, at 2.15pm. Speaker will be Kathleen Laybourne. Stall will be Christmas items, competition.

Arthritis Care Sunderland Branch will meet in The Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital, on Wednesday, November 2, from 6pm to 8pm. Dr D Coady, Consultant Rheumatologist, will be the speaker. All are welcome.

Ann Scott will visit Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club when they meet in St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, on Thursday, October 27. The title of Ann’s talk is The Language Of Signs. Coffee will be served at 10am and the meeting begins at 10.30am.

The Salvation Army, Rutland Street, Millfield, will be holding a free Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, November 5, from 10am to 1pm. For more information, ring 0191 5287766

St Nicholas Church will be holding a soup lunch on Saturday at 12.30pm. The cost is £3 and includes a choice of soup, bread and homemade cake and tea or coffee. Money raised is for Church funds.

Aglow International will meet at 7pm tomorrow at The Rosedene. Cost is £9, which includes a meal and coffee. Bookings to Ardyn on 07716956729.

Sunderland Floral Art Club presents Tis The Season, a demonstration by Pam Alexander, from Morpeth at the The Royalty Theatre. There will be an interval when you can have pre-ordered coffee or drinks at the bar. Tickets are £5, ring 5227832 or you can pay at the door.