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DEADLINE: Please email or phone me by a deadline of Sunday 6pm this week, for next week’s submission.

OUTWOOD PARISH CHURCH: Today, eucharist noon. Tomorrow, eucharist 8am, second Sunday of epiphany, morning prayer and eucharist 8am, parish mass 10am, children’s group in the vestry, tea and coffee afterwards, evening prayer 6.30pm. Tuesday, eucharist 9.30am. Wednesday, eucharist 9.30am. Thursday, eucharist 7pm.

CHRISTMAS TREE FESTIVAL: Many thanks to all who provided the decorated trees for the festival.  The raffle raised £205, unclaimed tickets: 281 (white), 91 (green), 150 (green), 411 (green). A collection towards the cost of the organ repairs raised £145.

WAKEFIELD HOSPICE: The sale of 2012 calendars in Outwood Church raised £60 for the hospice.   

CHRISTMAS EVE AND DAY CHARITY THANKS: A total of £315 was donated for the work of UNICEF at the special collections during midnight mass and at the crib on Christmas morning at Outwood Church. 

CHRISTMAS PRESENTS THANKS: Wakefield Homestart group has written to Outwood Church to say thank you for all the gifts provided for children with whom they are in contact. 

MOTHERS’ UNION: The Mothers’ Union will be meeting at Mrs Gannon’s on Wednesday at 2pm. For the address contact Jean Wade on 01924 825524.

PARKSIDE METHODIST CHURCH:  The annual covenant service on Sunday at 10.30am will be led by Rev Naomi Kaiga, who will also lead at 6pm.

WAKEFIELD HOSPICE: Outwood Fundraising Group for the hospice holds a coffee morning tomorrow at the Memorial Hall from 10am to 11.30am.  Stalls will include cakes, jewellery, bric-a-brac and greeting cards.

ARTHRITIS CARE: Please note there will not be a meeting on Thursday January 19.

ZUMBA CLASSES: Zumba classes every Saturday 2pm-3pm and every Monday from January 9, 6pm-7pm at Newton Hill Primary School. No need to sign up just turn up on the day, or for further information contact Kirstie on 07791 466694.

FOOTBALL: Rooks Nest FC U10s are currently looking for players. Training is on Tuesday evening and matches are played on a Sunday morning. Contact Simon on 07528 333590.

PLAYTIME: Playtime have now reopened after the holiday break. Mondays at 9.15am in Outwood Memorial Hall. All children up to five welcome, accompanied by an adult. For further inquiries phone Nancy 07528 282376.