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From Brierley

28 November 2006









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Methodist Church: There will be a family and parade service on Sunday morning at 10.15am, which will be led by Mr J Foster. Mrs B Tewson will take the evening service at 6. The welcoming steward this week will be Joan in the morning and Richard in the evening. The Cleaning Stewards will be Ida and Mary while Charlie and Mary will provide the flowers. Gift boxes and donations for the NCH raised £96. The Christmas hamper has been prepared and tickets are available at £1. The winners will be notified on 13 December.

Last years web site figures smashed already: This web site has already received a total of 42, 614 visitors. That is 2,500 more than all of last year and there is still 4 months to go. See statistics

Boys Brigade: Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meet on a Wednesday night in the Methodist Church Hall. The 7 to 11 year olds meeting will take place from 6.30pm till 8pm and the older boys will meet from 7pm till 9. Edwin and Elizabeth Hambleton lead the boys.

British Legion: At a recent meeting of the Brierley Branch of the Royal British Legion, the following officials were all re elected, Jeff Ennis MP President, Gerry Talbot chairman, Alex Vodden secretary and Chris Sykes treasurer. In January the officials hope to arrange a meeting in Shafton to promote the Legionís services.

Spiritualist Church: There will be a healing in the sanctuary on Friday from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7pm till 8 by a demonstration of mediumship by Janet Hart and Kim Watkins from Brierley. Ann Sharpe and Joanne Pollard from Pontefract will take the Sunday evening service at 6pm till 7.15pm. Refreshments will be served afterwards. The Christmas Buffet and Clairvoyance evening with Julie Winfield on Wednesday is sold out.

St Paulís Church : The Sunday Mass will be at 9.30am. Daily Mass will be taken on Monday at 10am and Friday at 3pm. Father Peter Needham will conduct the services. Marriage or Baptism enquires to be made to Father Peter Needham at St Lukeís Church Grimethorpe on Friday between 6.30 and 7.15pm.

Line Dancing: Line dancing will take place in the Methodist Church Hall every Monday and Friday starting at 7.30pm.

Brierley Cubs FC: In a Millennium league home match on Sunday against Dearne Dragons, the under 9s put in a first class performance to win 10-0. Man of the match Ryan Haywood scored twice and the other Brierley scorers were, Ryan Smith (2), Kyle Dolton (2), Macauley Haigh and Jason Dench. On Sunday they will play away to Hoyland Town in the same league

Womenís Fellowship: The ladies meet every Monday at 2pm in the Methodist Church Hall. The Speaker last week was Mrs R Marsden

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Collection: A recent collection on the Grange Road estate raised £25 for Help The Aged who send their thanks.

Carol & Candle service: Everyone is invited to join Gail Davies for a carol and candle service at the Spiritualist Church on Friday 15 December at 7pm. Mince pies and sherry after the service.

Grange House: Winner of the social evening raffle on Monday was Audrey Marsh. Lou Bowering won on Thursday while Pam Fewster claimed Fridays prize. The warden Linda Milburn will take everyone to the Burntwood Court hotel on Tuesday where they will enjoy their Christmas dinner and entertainment. On the following Tuesday at 5pm the residents will enjoy their Christmas party. Bingo and a free raffle will be provided and the residents will receive a Christmas present.

Drop In: A stop smoking drop in on a one to one basis is available to all residents from Brierley Grimethorpe and Shafton at Grimethorpe clinic on Cemetery Road every Wednesday from 2.30 till 3.30.

Pop In: The next pop in club will be held on Thursday 7th December in the Methodist Church Hall from 9.15 to 11.15am where everyone is invited to pop in for a cup of coffee or tea and biscuits. Proceed for the Church funds.

Councillors Surgeries: There will be a council surgery at Grimethorpe Methodist Church on Saturday at 10am. Councillors Vodden, Whittaker and Higginbottom will be in attendance.

Childrenís Centre: Funding is still available for free sessions for two year olds at the Milefield Childrenís centre, which caters for children from nought to five. The centre welcomes children from the Brierley, Grimethorpe and Shafton areas and are looking at new intakes for the New Year. For further details contact Helen Cook on 01226 715127

Social club: A quiz night is held every Monday at 8.30pm in the Social club.

THS Quiz: There is a general knowledge quiz at the Three Horse Shoes every Thursday at 9.30pm and music quiz on Sunday starting at 8pm. Pete Booth won on Thursday with 17 out of 20 correct. C Stanley won the nearest too question and Del Boy won a bottle of wine.

Ladies Recreation: There is a ladies recreation evening every Tuesday in the Methodist Church Hall at 7.30pm.