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The charity Murder Mystery night held in the Chesters, Sunderland, was a huge success.
The charity Murder Mystery night held in the Chesters, Sunderland, was a huge success.
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Saint Mary Magdalene’s table-top sale is a regular event held on the second Saturday of the month. It is an opportunity to buy books, clothing, hand-crafted greetings cards and jewellery, while meeting friends for a cuppa while you shop.

The Chesters Halloween Murder Mystery Night raised £140 for Macmillan Cancer Support. A great time was had by all and the cast was supplied by Theatre Space North East.

Pam enjoys browsing the book stall at St Mary Magdalaene's table-top sale.

Pam enjoys browsing the book stall at St Mary Magdalaene's table-top sale.

Sunderland Men’s Probus Club meet on Wednesday, November 25, in Ashbrooke Sports Pavilion. The speaker will be Eric Waugh who will give an illustrated talk on The Settle Railway. Coffee is served at 10am and the meeting starts at 10.30am. Visitors very welcome.

Coles Cranes Reunion (the last supper) will be held on Thursday from 7.30pm onwards in Steels Social Club. All personnel who worked there are welcome.

Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will meet tomorrow at 7.30pm. This will be a members’ evening and there will also be a sales table.

Barbara Priestman Academy will hold a Christmas fair on Saturday, December 5, from 11am. Santa Claus will be dropping in and stalls will include bric-a-brac, toys, gifts, hand-crafted greetings cards, Christmas plants and refreshments.

A fish and chips supper will be held at St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street, on Saturday at 6.30pm.

On Sunday, November 29, at 10.30am Advent Holy Communion will be held at St Gabriel’s Church with the Venerable Stuart Bain. It will be followed at 4pm by a Christingle service. This will be a visual family service celebrating the Christ-light in aid of The Children’s Society.

On November 28, from 10am to 6pm a Day of Prayer, before The Blessed Sacrament, will take place at St Mary Magdalene’s Church, Wilson Street.

It’s panto time at The Royalty Theatre. Rapunzel will be staged from December 10 to 20 at 7.15pm. There will be matinees on December 12, 13, 19 and 20 at 2.15pm. There will be no performance on Monday, December 14. Children under two years old who do not require a seat, go free. Buy tickets online or ring 0944 8700 887.

Outlook, a relaxed, midweek service, will be held in St Gabriel’s Church on Monday, November 23, from 2pm to 3pm. It is usually held on the second and fourth Monday of the month. The service is followed by refreshments.

Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club meets on Thursday, November 26, in St John’s Church, Ashbrooke. Eve Gamblin will be guest speaker on Christmas In Germany. Coffee is available from 10am and the meeting begins at 10.30am.

The next soup lunch at St Nicholas Church will be on Saturday, November 28 at 12,30pm. The cost is £3 to include a choice of soup, bread, tea or coffee and homemade cake. Everyone is welcome.

Sunderland Floral Art Club invite you to a Christmas Flower demonstration in The Royalty Theatre tonight at 7.15pm. Demonstration will be by John Thexton entitled All I Want For Christmas. Tickets are £7, available from Pam on 5227832 or pay at the door. John comes from Armatwaite in Cumbria and this is his first visit to Sunderland Floral Art Club.

Sunderland Minster Playgroup is held on Tuesdays from 9.30-11.30a.m. For babies and toddlers and whichever adult they choose to take with them. £1.50 per session per child. Refreshments available. For more details ring Sunderland Minster on 5654066

Saint Nicholas Church Advent fair takes place on Saturday from 2pm. All proceeds are for church funds. Charities will be selling Christmas cards and other stalls will include bric-a-brac, books, toys, cakes, tombola, bottle stall and raffle. There will also be Christmas floral arrangements to buy, and a children’s lucky dip with prizes. If you can donate anything for the above stalls it would be greatly appreciated as well as prizes for the raffle, bottle, tombola stalls are needed. Items can be brought to the church during Sunday services or the morning of the fair.