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The Lions would like to thank all the spectators who turned up to support the dippers in The Boxing Day Dip, which went very well. The fancy dress prize winners included Donna Grieves, and her team, Melanie Meehan and Paul Grieves, and his team, and Neil Greenlay and his team. St Nicholas Wednesday Brownies celebrated Christmas with an end of term party. They thoroughly enjoyed creating crafts for their tree, pulling crackers, and having tea together. They also received an early gift from Santa. The uniformed organisations of St Nicholas Church attended the recent Christingle Service as part of the Christmas Celebrations and services at church. Ewesley Road Ladies’ Fellowship meetings return after the Christmas break on Wednesday, January 23, at 7.30pm when Barbara Plane will give a Devotional. Traidcraft is continuing to trade at St Gabriel’s Church, but with a reduced selection of goods. The stall at the back of the church is restocked regularly Donations of any unwanted Christmas presents would be welcome at Deptford and Millfield Community Association. Money raised from these will keep the centre running. St Nicholas Tots Group meets every Thursday between 1pm and 3pm during term-time. Everyone welcome. Tea, coffee, juice and biscuits are served. Sessions cost £1.50 per child or £2 for two children. For further information, contact 0191 5200915. Sunderland Minster Vintage and Craft Fayre takes place on Saturday, February 2, from 10am to 3pm. Visit this fabulous event, with plenty of stalls selling, knitted items, cakes, wood items, jewellery, hand crafted greetings cards, and much more. Entry is 50p for adults, children free. A soup lunch will be held at St Nicholas Church on Saturday, January 26, at 12.30pm in the Haver Hall of the church. Everyone is welcome. The cost is £3 and includes a choice of soup, bread, tea or coffee and homemade cake. Money raised goes towards church funds If you want to be cheered up this month, why not go along to Sunderland Floral Art Club’s meeting in St Cecilia’s Church hall, Ryhope Road, today at 2pm? Demonstrator Christine Ogle, from Morpeth, will be creating floral demonstrations on the theme of Do You Believe In Believe In Fairies. Visitors are very welcome, pay £4 at the door. On Thursday at 7.15pm at St Mary Magdales’s Church, Wilson Street, will be holding rosary, mass and Padre Pio Devotions with Ministries of Healing. All welcom. Youth Hub meets in St Gabriel’s Church every Wednesday from 4.30pm to 6pm in the Underchurch. Go and join them for fun and food. Open to young people in Years 9 to 13. On Sunday at St Nicholas Church there is Holy Communion at 8am and 10.30am followed at 3pm by Messy Church. Sunderland Ladies’ Probus Club will be going for a luncheon at The Sea Hotel on Thursday, January 24. The coach leaves St John’s Church, Ashbrooke, at 11am. Sunderland Floral Art Club will be holding flower arranging classes in St Cecilia’s Church hall, Ryhope Road. Dates for the classes are: Tuesday, February 26, Tuesday, March 5, 12 and 26, from 1.45pm to 3.30pm. Course tutor will be Mrs Karl Brunton. Booking is essential, as places are limited. Contact Pam on 0191 5227832. Messy Church takes place in Sunderland Minster on Saturday, January 26, from 11am to 1pm. Church but with a difference, with music, crafts, activities, prayers,fun and food. Go along and make some new friends. Everyone welcome. A coffee morning will be held in St Luke’s Church on Saturday, February 2, at 10am. There will be tea, coffee and scones. A Mindfulness course is running at St Luke’s
St Nicholas Wednesday Brownies, above and below. Bottom, uniformed organisations who attended the Christingle service at the church.