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North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, is holding its monthly coffee morning on Saturday from 10am-noon, with cake and fairtrade stalls. The coffee morning is followed by Kids Club, which is open to three to 10-year-olds (must be accompanied by an adult) and has themed activities from noon-1.30pm. The church would like to thank everyone who supported its recent pie and peas supper, and especially The Columbus Players for their entertainment, which everyone enjoyed.

A new Slimming World group is being held on a Saturday at 9am in St Cuthbert’s Methodist Church, Ryhope. For more information, contact Lisa on 07838 914068, 0191 523 9306 or email

Come along to the Ryhope Community Forum in the community centre tomorrow at 11am. This is your opportunity to meet representatives from local area response services, community police, local councillors and Gentoo, and raise any issues or concerns you may have within the local area.

St Benedict’s Hospice has a fabulous Bistro Café and gift shop where you can enjoy a range of coffees and other refreshments along with a tasty snack. The cafe is open to the public so if you are passing please pop in. For more information, ring 512 8436.

Are you or somebody you know at a loose end? Why not pop along to the Men’s Den? This is a new friendship club for men only. It meets on a Thursday from 10am-noon in Ryhope Community Centre. There will be dominoes, cards, crosswords etc. Sessions are free and tea, coffee and biscuits are included. For more information, call 0191 5239371 and ask for Heather or Paula.

The next meeting of Church View Patient Group will take place at 5.30pm tomorrow at Church View Medical Centre. The practice manager will give a general update followed by group discussion. Tea or coffee and biscuits will be served at the start of the meeting. All patients are welcome.