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Bryony Taylor, curate at St Michael and All Angels’ Parish Church, who has recently had a published success with her book about the Ministry, More TV, Vicar?, will be the guest speaker at Houghton Older People’s Enterprise in the Methodists Church hall at 1pm on Thursday.

Gilpin Women’s Institute will be staging a fashion show, by Bon Marche in St Michael’s Kepier Hall at 1.30pm on Thursday, March 3. Visitors are most welcome to go along.

The next scheduled walks by the Sunderland Group of the Ramblers’ Association aren: Sunday, Hawthorn Dene, meeting at Noses Point car park at 10.30am with leader Joy Bolton. Phone 5673097 or 07721 186800 for details. Wednesday, March 2, Kibblesworth, meeting at 10.30am on the street, parking near the Pit Wheel, with leader Dennis Borley, phone 4920029 for details.

Speaker at Houghton Methodist Women’s Fellowship was Maureen Simpson, from Murton, about40 days in the desert and the temptation arising for the participants of the period.

At the Rotary Club ,vice-president Iain Anderson gave a talk to his colleagues about his recent visit to Vietnam illustrated with excellent photographs of the historic buildings and cultures and the modern development since the strife of the war in the late 1970s.

Sunniside Methodist Women’s and Men’s Fellowships held a joint meeting, with discussion led by Jean Shotton about the Safeguarding project looking after vulnerable people, young and old, and the possibility of appointing a Safeguarding Officer for their group to support the project.

Circuit Superintendent Minister the Reverend Alf Waite spoke to Houghton Methodist Tuesday Fellowship about the Crucifixion and the significance to the history of the Christian religion.

Become a member and meet community minded people to discuss how to make Sunderland an Age Friendly City at the Coalfields 50+ Forum meeting to be held in Metcalfe Centre, Hetton, on Thursday from 10am-noon. Contact Lindsey on 0191 5659045 or email 50forums@ageuksunderland.org.uk for more information.