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New president of Sunderland Lions club.
New president of Sunderland Lions club.
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Scott Coleman, who is on placement for a month at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Wilson Street, from St Stephens House, Oxford, popped along to the table-top sale.

He is pictured with Father Skelton surveying one of the stalls. The event usually takes place on the second Saturday of the month, with a variety of items on sale and is quite a social occasion, as you can get a cuppa and a biscuit while browsing the stalls.

St Mary Magdalene Church table top sale.

St Mary Magdalene Church table top sale.

The Lions Club of Sunderland has a new president. Outgoing President Lion Peter Fielding handed over the chain of office to Lion Pam Oliver. Lion Peter said it had been a successful year with the club donating more than £14,000 to various worthy causes both locally and internationally. The year had ended on a sad note with the death of secretary Lion Mike Taylor, who will be sadly missed. He wished Lion Pam a successful and enjoyable year. He also informed the club that work has now started on the Boxing Day Dip 2016.

After the summer break, an illustrated presentation by Linda King, of Victorian Customs In Old Sunderland, will be held in Ashbrooke Sports Pavilion on Wednesday, August 26, at 10.30am will begin Sunderland Men’s Probus Club autumn session. Refreshments will be available from 10am. New members are welcome.

Millfield Residents’ Association will hold a meeting in St Mark’s Church, Hylton Road, from 7pm tomorrow to discuss area and city concerns. All are welcome.

Saturday, September 12, is English Heritage Day. The Church of The Good Shepherd will be open from 10am-4pm with a display of vestments and points of architectural interest.

Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will meet on Wednesday, September 2, at 7.30pm. The speaker on this occasion will be James Grieg and he will give a talk on The Leprosy Mission.

Sunderland Arthritis Care Group will hold its next meeting on Wednesday, September 2, from 6pm-8pm in The Education Centre, Sunderland Royal Hospital. Specialist rheumatology nurse Louise West will be guest speaker. Cecilia Coulson, Community Champions Project co-ordinator in the North East, will also give a talk at the meeting. For more information, contact Doreen on 0191 5201557

The next meeting of Eden Vale Residents’ Association (EVRA) will be held on Tuesday, September 8, from 6.30pm-8pm in Richard Avenue Primary School. Discussions will take place on local area concerns.

Tea and bingo will take place in St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street, on Saturday, August 29, starting at 1.30pm. Everyone is welcome.

Ewesley Road WI will meet in The Enid Dagg Room of the Church on Wednesday, September 2, at 2.15pm. Maeve Nattress is the speaker, the stall is harvest and competition, mug

Saint Nicholas Church is once again taking part in The Heritage Open Days weekend when it is hoped that people will visit the church, especially to view the magnificent stained glass windows. The church will be open Friday, September 11, from 2pm-4pm and Saturday, September 12, from 10am-3pm.

Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club will meet in St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, on Thursday, August 27, with coffee being served at 10am and the meeting starting at 10.20am. Geoff Hughes will be the speaker and the title of his talk is Cragside – Upstairs Downstairs.

On Friday from 2pm-3pm go along to Kayll Road Library to make a Biplane Model and see how far your biplane fly. Entry is free. This will be followed on Friday, August 28, from 2pm-3pm, with a session for you to create an animal mask, again at Kayll Road Library. Entry is free.