Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

Sylvia Hurst, of Silksworth Art Group, with members of Sainsbury's staff.  The store held an exhibition jof the group's work.
Sylvia Hurst, of Silksworth Art Group, with members of Sainsbury's staff. The store held an exhibition jof the group's work.
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Silksworth Independent Church, behind Blind Lane, is having an afternoon tea on Saturday, June 4, at 3pm, with musical entertainment from renowned organist Graham Brown and his friends.Tickets, £5, are available from Jean on 5213278. Proceeds are for the Nehemiah Global Ministries, Ghanaian School. All are welcome.

A six-week sewing course is starting for beginners and improvers in Ryhope Community Centre on Friday, June 10, from 9.45am-noon. Fee is £36 or free if in receipt of a means tested benefit. Contact Donna Utterson 07887821462, or online enrolment at

The Men’s Den meets in Ryhope Community Centre every Thursday from 10am-noon. You can play dominoes, cards, do crosswords and meet new friends. The sessions are free and refreshments are included.

North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, is having a coffee morning on Saturday from 10am-noon. There will be cake and Fair Traid stalls.

The next meeting of the Church View Patient Group, will take place at Church View Medical Centre, Silksworth, tomorrow at 5.30pm. The speaker will be Henny Carmichael, practice manager. Refreshments will be provided at the start of the meeting. All patients are welcome.

Sylvia Hurst would like to thank the management of Sainsburys and Beckwith Mews, for enabling members of Silksworth Art Group to exhibit their work. The community always show great interest and this greatly encourages the artists. For more details about the group, contact Sylvia 528 6470.

A new community garden has been created in the Tunstall allotment behind Silksworth Health Centre.Everyone is welcome to go along, learn about gardening or just to relax. For more information, telephone George 07701 050043

Every donation made to St Benedict’s Hospice, Ryhope, is gratefully received and makes a real difference to the experience it offers patients and their families. June is Hospice Sunflower Month, and you ae invited to celebrate happy memories by taking part. In return for a donation the hospice will write the name of someone special to you on a Sunflower Plaque which will then be displayed in the hospice gardens throughout June. You are then invited to go along on Saturday, June 25, between 1pm-4pm for a Sunflower Afternoon Tea. June is also Make a Will month, This gives you an opportunity to make a will free of charge in return for a donation to the hospice. For more information, ring the fundraising office on 0191 512 8436, or visit

Ryhope Community Centre has lots of weekly activities taking place including: Reminiscence session every Wednesday, 10am- noon, £2 per session, refreshments included; varied weekly entertainment from speakers to traditional crafts. Booking essential, ring 0191 523 9371. A community library, book swap takes place every Thursday from 9.30 am-noon. Swap a book or borrow one. Everyone is welcome.