Cleadon - Down Your Way

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By the time you read this, Ian Hudson will have reached his destination, Seville, having cycled approximately 1,700 miles. On the last stage of the journey, he set off from Burgos. Ian is extremely grateful to all who have donated towards Macmillan Cancer Support through

The Mothers’ Union of All Saints’ Church meets on Thursday at 2pm in the Chapter House, beside the church in Cleadon Lane. Last month the speaker was the Rev Vernon Cuthbert who gave a presentation on The Open Book, which members found very worthwhile. The group welcomes new members and visitors.

The Thursday Club also meets on Thursday at 1.30pm in the Old Schoolroom, next to the parish hall. This group of retired people meet on the second Thursday each month to listen to a speaker or watch demonstrations. They also enjoy outings and theatre visits. This month the speaker will be Peter Weighill who will regale the members with Tales from the Coalface. Everyone is welcome to come along and join in.

There will be a coffee morning on Saturday from 10.30am until noon in All Saints’ parish hall in aid of church funds. You can get tea or coffee with scones and biscuits for £2 and there will be a raffle and a bring and buy stall. This is a great opportunity to catch up with friends and enjoy a chat. Come along. Everyone is welcome.

Cleadon Village Methodist Church is holding an Autumn Messy Church in the church hall on Saturday from 3pm until 6pm. There will be crafts and activities suitable for all ages and everyone is welcome. Bring some food to add to the shared buffet tea.

Sunday is Harvest Thanksgiving in both our village churches. All Saints’ Church will be donating goods to Hospitality and Hope, a South Shields charity to help the homeless, and to the Tearfund Refugee Crisis Fund, which is in partnership with church groups in Europe and the Middle East to offer care and support to the refugees. Cleadon Village Methodist Church is donating food bank goods to the Key Project, a Churches Together Charity which supports young people.

New Cleadon WI meets in Cleadon Methodist Church hall on Monday at 7pm when the group celebrates its birthday. Last month the speaker was Hilary Holden who spoke about the variety of products derived from the plant Aloa Vera and how they can be used to promote health and well-being. This month the speaker will be Zoe Oberton with a demonstration of Christmas table decorations. New members and visitors are always welcome to come along.

The next meeting for Cleadon WI is next Tuesday, October 13th in All Saints’ parish hall at 6.30pm. On Monday October 19th, the group has planned a visit to Boundary Mills followed by fish and chips at the Waterford Arms in Seaton Sluice.

Cleadon Village Drama Club’s production of We’ll Always Have Paris by Jill Hyem will run from Monday October 19th until Saturday October 24th at the Little Theatre in Boldon Lane at 7.30pm each evening. This feel-good play invokes laughter and tears. Tickets are £6 available from 447 0493.