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St Nicholas Brownies enjoyed a talk by the RNLI.
St Nicholas Brownies enjoyed a talk by the RNLI.
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Sunderland Minster Vintage and Craft Fayre continues to cause a stir with a wonderful array of stalls to tempt the shoppers.

St Nicholas Wednesday Brownies recently had a talk from Ann, to find out more about the work of the RNLI. They had opportunity to try on some uniform, identify important water symbols, and talk about how to keep safe near and on the water. The girls had a great, informative night. If you would like to join in the fun and friendship and are aged between seven and 11, pop along and see them.

Lilian and Richard selling handmade wood items at the Minster Vintage and Craft Fayre.

Lilian and Richard selling handmade wood items at the Minster Vintage and Craft Fayre.

The ‘Sing’ group will not meet on November 16, but will resume on November 23 and will meet regularly at 5pm on Wednesdays until December 14. That will be the end of the pilot run. Members who are registered with them should watch libraries and Sunderland Echo for after Christmas plans. Apologies to the gentleman who rang June who could not ring back as no telephone number was left, also to the lady who asked if there was any upper age limit. There isn’t, so please go and join them. Ring June on 07546584196

A Christmas market will be held at City Life Church, Hylton Road, on Friday, December 2, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm. Refreshments will be available, along with home baking stall, Christmas stall, and sweets.

A soup lunch will be held at St Nicholas Church Haver Hall on Saturday, November 26, at 12.30pm. The cost is £3 per person and includes a choice of soup, bread, homemade cakes, tea and coffee. Money raised is going towards church funds.

Visit Sunderland Minster Christmas fair on Saturday, November 26, from 10.30am to 1pm. Entry is 20p for adults and children free. Children’s games, tombola, bottle stall, gifts, toys, homemade cakes, Christmas stall, bric-a-brac and much more.

A table-top sale will be held at St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street, on Saturday from 10am to 1pm. Tables are £5. Tea and coffee will be available.

Sunderland Aglow will meet tomorrow at 7pm in The Rosedene. Speaker will be David Forster. This meeting is open to men. Cost is £9, which includes meal and coffee. Bookings to Ardyn on 0191 5285953 or 07716956729.

A pre-Christmas coffee morning and sale will be held on Saturday from 10am to noon at The Salvation Army, Rutland Street, Millfield. There will also be a table-top sale to include, bric-a-brac, white elephant stall, cake stall, sweet stall, Christmas gifts, calendars, toy stall, and cards.

On Saturday, December 3, at 11am a Christmas fair will be held at St Mary Magdalene’s Parish Centre, Wilson Street, which will be followed by the regular tea and bingo session.

Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship will meet tomorrow at 7.30pm. The group’s own June Laird will present a Musical Recital. This is open to all. Tickets are £3, or pay at the door.

Visit Santa’s Grotto at Burn Park Methodist Church when a Christmas coffee morning will be held on Saturday, December 3, from 10am to noon. There will be stalls, refreshments and the magical grotto.

Tea and bingo will be held at The Church of The Good Shepherd, Forest Road, on Saturday at 1.30pm. All are welcome.

Sunderland Floral Art Club presents ‘Tis The Season’ at The Royalty Theatre tonight at 7.15pm. Demonstrator will be Pam Alexannder, from Morpeth. There will be an interval when you can have a pre-ordered coffee or drinks at the bar. Tickets are £5, available by ringing 5227832 or you can pay at the door.

Barbara Priestman Academy will hold its Christmas fair on Saturday, November 26, starting at 11am. There will be refreshments, cake stall, gifts, books, toys, cards, tombola, bric-a-brac, and an auction –one of the items will be a football signed by the Sunderland team.

An Advent fair will be held at St Nicholas Church on Saturday from 2pm. Entry for adults is £1, children 50p to include refreshments. Different charities will be selling Christmas cards, and other stalls include will be bric-a-brac, books, toys, cakes, tombola, bottle stall and a raffle. If you can donate any items for the above stalls, it would be greatly appreciated, and prizes for the raffle/tombola/bottle stalls are much needed. They can be taken to church the morning of the fair.

An Advent messy church will be held in St Nicholas Church at the Barnes on Sunday from 3pm to 5pm. There will be crafts, songs, games, stories and celebration as well as food. Everyone is welcome. On December 11 from 3pm to 5pm members will be holding their Christmas messy church.