Silksworth and Ryhope - Down Your Way

Ladies at the knitting group in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth.
Ladies at the knitting group in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth.
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A Partners and Communities Together (PACT) meeting for Silksworth area will be held at Silksworth Community Centre tonight at 6pm. All are welcome to attend and raise any concerns with officers who cover the area.

North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, is holding a Macmillan coffee morning with cake stall on Saturday, September 24, from 10am to noon. Their traditional Harvest Festival Service is on Sunday, September 25, at 10.30am. All welcome.

A Psychic Night is being held in Silksworth British Legion on Thursday, September 22, at 7pm. Tickets at £5 can be obtained from the club or Bob Newton on 07739 312168. All welcome.

The next meeting of the Church View Patients’ Group, Silksworth, will take place at Church View Medical Centre, on Wednesday, September 28, at 5.30pm.The speaker will be Henny Carmichael, practice manager. Refreshments will be served at the beginning of the meeting. All patients welcome.

A Macmillan coffee morning will be held at Redwood Grove Community Room, Silksworth, tomorrow from 10am to noon. Please try to support this worthy cause, your presence will be most welcome.

At the September meeting of Tunstall WI, members were welcomed back after the summer break. Six new members were presented with their leaves, which were hung on the WI tree. The Federation Choir gave a most enjoyable programme with choir master Richard and organist Chris. Some members will be visiting the Yarndale Festival at Skipton on Saturday, September 24. The coach will leave from Park Lane at 9.15am and Houghton Broadway at 9.30am. The next meeting will be Thursday, October 13, at North St Methodist Church, Silksworth, at 7pm when the speaker will be Chris O’ Neill. The competition is a decorative picture frame. Visitors always welcome.

A friendly Knitting for Giving group is held in North Street Methodist Church, Silksworth, on the second Saturday of every month. They knit scarves, hats, jumpers etc and send them to various charities working in many parts of the world, also angels for local people. The next meeting is Saturday, October 8, from 10am to noon. All Welcome.

Everyone is invited to a Strawberry Tea in Silksworth IMChurch on Saturday, October 1, from 11am to 1pm, in aid of Breast Cancer Care. Refreshments and stalls. Organised by Tracy Graham.

Silksworth IM Church hold many weekly activities, including Tuesday 3.30pm Stay ‘n’ Play@Church, Wednesday, 6pm, Detonate (Youth Group for Junior School Children).

Sunday Service 10.30am including Fun Club for children followed by tea, coffee and a natter. All Welcome. For more information please ask any member of the church or contact Alan Bickle 0191 523 8138,

St John’s Methodist Church, Ashbrooke, Sunderland, are organising a Charity Ball on Thursday, November 10, at the Roker Hotel, Sunderland. Taking place in the magnificent ballroom at the hotel, this event will feature a three-course dinner and then afterwards you can dance the night away to leading Frank Sinatra tribute, Anthony Stringer. Tickets cost £25 and proceeds from the event will be split between St Benedict’s Hospice, Ryhope, and St John’s Methodist Church. For more information or to book tickets contact Kathy Miller on 07956 327207, Vivienne Bray on 0191 528 5643 or the fundraising office on 0191 512 8436

St Benedict Hospice have opened a great quality used furniture store in Ryhope (next to Asda) where you can grab bargains for the entire home. There is a wide range of furnishings available along with bric a brac and other homewares. They welcome donations of good quality items and collection can be arranged if necessary. For more information call 0191 512 8436.

Pop into St Paul’s Church’s charity shop in Ryhope Street opposite Ryhope Community Centre and pick up a bargain.