The Methodist Women In Britain Rainbow Sale at Burn Park Church, in aid of Breast Cancer raised £400.
An after church supper was held at the Church of The Nazarene, Westbury Street, Millfield, after the harvest weekend. Members would like to thank their Pastor’s brother, Wesley, for coming from Scotland to take part in the services as well as the pastor’s two daughters who came down from Edinburgh to join them. They all had an enjoyable weekend.
Sunderland Arthritis Care group met on October 5. Annie Compton, Arthritis Co-ordinator, gave a talk on the role a co-ordinator takes. Phil Curtis, pictured, gave a talk on the 1970s. Everyone enjoyed seeing Abba and different aspects of Sunderland at that time. La Strada nightclub among others was pictured. Arthritis Care will meeting again on Wednesday, November 2, from 6pm to 8pm in The Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital. Dr Coady, consultant rheumatologist, will be the speaker. There will be no meeting in December, but members will be going to The Barnes for a Christmas meal.
A Christmas coffee morning will be held at The Salvation Army, Rutland Street, on Saturday, November 19, from 10am to noon. Stalls will include cakes, toys, sweets, bric-a-brac, hand crafted cards and refreshments.
Football, a game never far away from Wearside’s newspaper headlines, is the subject of Malcolm Bramley’s talk to a meeting of Bishopwearmouth and Sunderland Men’s Probus Clubs, in Ashbrooke Sports Pavilion on November 8, at 10.30am.
Barnes, Pallion and Millfield Residents’ Association meet on Tuesday, November 1, at 7pm in St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street.
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. Older people will be encouraged to improve their singing and benefit their physical and mental health. The team leader also welcomes teenagers to explore ideas for the future. Sessions costs £1.50 and start at 5pm. Ring June on 07546584196 to find out more.
West Karate Club meets in West Community Centre, Chester Road, every Sunday and Monday from 5pm to 6pm. All ages and abilities welcome. Pop along or ring 07413630303 to find out more.
St Luke’s Church winter fair takes place on Saturday, November 5 at 2pm in the large hall.
Snowdogs Fun Days will take place at Sunderland Minster, with activities and crafts for children up to 10 years, from Monday to Thursday. Sessions cost £1,50 per child, two or more children £3. Coffee and homemade cake will be on sale, children’s snacks are included in the price. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Ring 0191 5654066 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for details.
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 Thanksgiving for those who have lost a loved one.
Ewesley Road WI will meet on Wednesday, November 2, at 2.15pm in The Enid Dagg Room. Speaker will be Kathleen Laybourne and the stall Christmas Items.
Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will enjoy afternoon tea at 2.30pm tomorrow. This is members usual day to meet.
Call into Sunderland Minster Vintage and Craft Fayre on Saturday, November 5, from 10am to 3pm. Entry is 50p for adults, and children are free.
Barbara Priestman Academy will hold its Christmas fair on Saturday from 11am. Refreshments will be available, along with gifts, books, toys, tombola, cards, bric-a-brac, raffles, and cakes. There will also be an auction, one of the items auctioned will be a football signed by the Sunderland team.
Sunderland Floral Art Club present Tis The Season, a flower demonstration by Pam Alexander, from Morpeth. The venue is The Royalty Theatre. There will be an interval when you can have a pre-ordered coffee or drink at the bar. Tickets are £5, available by ringing 5227832 or pay at the door.