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From Brierley and the surrounding area

15 May 2009

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Spiritualist Church

There will be Healing in the church by approved healers tonight from 6 till 6.45pm followed at 7 with an Open circle. On Sunday at 6pm till 7.15 there will be a demonstration of mediumship taken by David Rawlings from Dinnington. Refreshments will be served after each service. The demonstrator for 31 May will be and David Williams from Derbyshire. The church will be closed on Sunday 24 May.


Brierley Cubs FC

All the teams will enjoy a presentation of after season trophies in Grimethorpe Working Mens club on Saturday afternoon from 12 till 4pm. The teams played in the Sunday Millennium league and finished in the following positions, under 12s third, under 11s fourth and league cup runners up and the under 9s finished third. On 6 June, all three teams will play in a tournament at Dale Juniors FCs ground.


Village club

There is a quiz night every Monday starting at 9pm. The winner last week was Malc Evans.


Three Horse Shoes

There is a quiz night at the Three Horse Shoes on a Thursday at 9.30pm and on Sunday at 8pm there is a music, conundrum and general knowledge quiz. The winners of the quiz on Sunday were Sharks Table while Andrea and Mark Cutts came second. S Talk won the conundrum. The Head to Head was not won and will be for £100 next week. On Thursday Maria won the quiz and Jimbo won the nearest too question. Michaela won a bottle of wine.


Grange House

The winner of the social evening raffle on Monday was Elsie Brazier while Joyce Howell won on Thursday. Sue Noble claimed Fridayís prize. There are still a few tickets left for the trip to Bakewell in the Peak District for Tuesday 2 June leaving Grange House at 10.45am, returning at 4pm and calling at the Wetherby Whaler in Durker for a fish and chip supper before leaving for home and arriving back at Grange House approx 8pm. This trip will be adults only. For further details telephone Linda on 01226 711221.


Womenís Institute

The next meeting of the WI will be on Wednesday 8 June in the Methodist Church Hall. The ladies will meet once a month but times and dates vary.


Pop In

The next meeting of the Pop in club that is held at the Methodist church Hall will be on Thursday 28 May from 9.15am till 11am. Everyone is invited to pop in for tea, coffee, biscuits and a chat. Proceeds will be towards Church funds.

Minersí lamp

A minerís lamp that was stolen from St Paulís church last year is to be replaced after a new one was purchased by David Nicoll from Pogmoor. The stolen lamp belonged to Davidís uncle Jim Kerr who was killed in an explosion at Brierley Colliery in December 1963 along with Matthew Lawton and Phillip Nash and the lamp was placed in the church shortly afterwards in their memory.  The replacement lamp will be suitably engraved and a brief service will be held on Sunday 31 May at 9.30am when the lamp will be blessed by Father Peter Needham and put in place. David looks forward to seeing any members of Phillip Nash and Matthew Lawtonís families.   


Boys Brigade

Both the Junior Boys and Company Section meetings will take place in the Methodist Church Hall on Wednesday. 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. On Wednesday the Boys Brigade will hold a quiz night and pie and pea supper with the proceeds going towards the new building fund.



In the Smithies Wednesday night pool league last week, the village club team played at home to the Bridge Inn from Monk Bretton and won 5-2. Winning players for Brierley were Chas Oldham, Darren Kearford, Andrew Bryan, Kenneth Clarke and Bernard Lucas senior. This Wednesday they played away to the same team and lost 6-1 with Bernard Lucas senior being the only winning player for Brierley. Next week they will play away to the Travellers.  


Methodist Church

There will be a general church meeting tonight at 7pm. On Saturday there will be a Church Dinner at 6.30pm. The Sunday morning service at 10.15am will be an own arrangement. The welcoming steward will be Jean while Charlie will provide the flowers. There is a karate club on Monday at 7pm and the majorettes meet on Thursday and Friday at 4.30pm. There will be a bible study in the medical centre on Church Street on Thursday at 7pm. Forthcoming events include Saturday 27 June, Talent showcase for young musicians, volunteers required. On Saturday 11 July the Church will hold its annual Garden party that will be opened by Mr and Mrs Wayne Ashton from Shafton.


Womenís Fellowship

The womenís fellowship meets in the Methodist Church every Monday at 2pm. Last week the speaker was Edwin Hambleton.


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