Grangetown and Ashbrooke - Down Your Way

Earlier this year, a party of students from St Aidan's Catholic Academy went to India to assist in an orphanage in Jangpura, a suburb of New Delhi, run by Saint Teresa of Kolkata (Calcutta)'s Missionaries Of Charity. Five of the students were successful in applying for assistance to the Catenian Bursary Fund to help with their expenses. They were presented with their Bursary cheques after a special Mass in the school chapel.

Tuesday, 27th September 2016, 10:13 am
Updated Tuesday, 4th October 2016, 1:12 pm
Pupils from St Aidan's School receiving their bursary cheques, from left to right, are Bro. Tony McCourt, Sunderland Circle Schools Liaison Officer, Mr. Gerry Nelson, the visit coordinator, Matthew Morrell, Thomas Buckley, Fr. Martin Wheaton of St. Marys Church, Sunderland, Aidan Fletcher and, Aidan Watson, school chaplain.

Members and family of the Rotary Club of Sunderland had an early evening meal at San Marino restaurant in Chester Road on Monday, September 19, followed by a trip to the Royalty Theatre to see the play Ghost Train. The cast was word perfect and the ghostly effects were realistic. A most enjoyable evening was had by all.

St John’s Karate Club re-opens on Thursday with a new instructor, Rebecca, who has been teaching the martial art for about four and half years, with 18 years’ experience. Rebecca has also opened a club, due to start October 2, in Sophie Doneathy Dance in Sunderland City Centre, on Sundays from 3pm to 4pm. For more information, contact Rebecca on 07979538992.

The Bible Society Coffee Morning is to be held tomorrow in St George’s United Reformed Church, Belvedere Road/Stockton Road, from 10.30am to noon. There will be a cake and a bring-and-buy stall and a raffle.

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St John’s Methodist Church, Ashbrooke, is hosting a concert by the Ravenswood Singers on Saturday, October 15, at 7 pm. Tickets are £8 including light refreshments. For tickets ring 0191 5226995.

St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, will hold a Messy Church event tomorrow after school, with tea for kids, lots of crafts, storytelling and a lot of mess. It will finish at 5.30pm, all for a donation for next time.

St Michael’s Residents’ Association will meet on Wednesday, October 5, at Auckland Homes, Hill View Road, at 6.30pm.

Ashmore Residents’ Association recently held its annual Sunday “Big Lunch” in the gardens of the Elizabeth Woodcock Maritime bungalows, Gorse Road. Chairwoman Liz Griffiths and treasurer John Tait, with some wonderful helpers ensured a good time was had by all residents and families. Even the morning rain soon turned into a sunny afternoon. St Michael’s Ward Councillors Michael Dixon and Peter Wood went along to support this now regular and very successful event on the association’s calendar.

Thornholme Residents’ Association will hold its next meeting on Monday, October 10, at Ashbrooke Sports Club, West Lawn, at 6pm.

The regular “PACT” meeting, organised by Northumbria Police, for St Michael’s ward residents takes place on Tuesday, October 11, at 6pm, in Auckland Homes Hill View.

The Friends of Backhouse Park and Barley Mow Park will meet on Tuesday, October 11, at the Back on the Map building (former Hendon Branch Library), at 6.30pm.

St Michael’s Councillors, Michael Dixon, Robert Oliver and Peter Wood will hold their next ward surgery on Wednesday, October 12, at St Timothy’s Lutheran Church, Queen Alexandra Road, from 10am to 11am.