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Thursday of this week is Ascension Day and there will be the usual services in the churches.

On Saturday, there is a coffee morning in Cleadon Methodist Church from 10am-noon in aid of church funds. There will be a cake stall and a raffle and plenty of tea or coffee with scones.

On Monday, New Cleadon WI meets in Cleadon Methodist Church hall at 7pm for its AGM, which will be overseen by Federation Chairman, Kathleen Laybourne. Last month members heard of some horrific and some amusing episodes in the life of Ingrid Kilner during her ‘Life behind the Veil’.

Cleadon WI meets in All Saints’ parish hall next Tuesday, May 10, at 6.30pm. At the meeting last month, Sheila Graber gave a talk and film on Animation, which everyone enjoyed. This month there will be a demonstration of scarf tying.

On Friday, May 13, the Cleadon-based close harmony singing group, Compass Acapella, will be entertaining audiences at Grindon Broadway Club in Sunderland. The concert begins at 7.15pm and is in aid of BLISS.

Christian Aid Week this year runs from May 15 to May 21. Volunteers will be delivering the red envelopes soon and during the collection week will return to collect the filled envelopes. If you can, please gift aid your contribution as this makes a huge difference to the charity, and if by chance you miss your collector, please consider returning your envelope to either of the two village churches, or if you ring 0191 536 3346, an arrangement can be made for collection. This is a very important fund raiser for Christian Aid, and the work it helps to initiate across the world for farming, fishing and clean water is wonderful.

On May 24, the Archdeacon’s visit to swear in newly elected church wardens will take place in St John’s Church in Hebburn at 7pm.

A Slimming World class takes place on Thursdays in All Saints’ parish hall with one group at 9.30am and a second group at 11.30am.