Ev­ery Tues­day in your Echo

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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.

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