Community news - Stanley

ST PETER’S CHURCH: This Sunday, October 30 at 4pm at St Peter’s Church Centre on Lake Lock Road there will be a special memorial service for anyone who is suffering bereavement.

MOUNT ROAD CHAPEL: The speaker at the 10.30am service this Sunday, October 30 will be Dr B Hill. The next coffee and chat meeting will be this Wednesday, November 2 from 2pm. Come along for a coffee, cake and a friendly chat. On Saturday, November 12 from 11am to 3pm there will be a Christmas fair at the chapel, with light lunches, cakes, craft stall, tombola and more.

READING GROUPS: The next meeting of the monthly daytime reading group Unravel a Book will be at 11am on Monday, October 31. The next meeting of the evening reading group will be at 6.30pm on Thursday, November 10. Both reading groups meet at Stanley Library.

STANLEY LIBRARY: There is a regular family history support group on the first Tuesday of every month at 11am; the next meeting will be this Tuesday, November 1. No appointment is needed – just call in. Don’t forget that every Monday during term-time at 11.30am there is story time in the library for children under five.

BOTTOMBOAT PLAYGROUND: There is a meeting on Thursday, November 3 at 7.30pm at the Rising Sun in Bottomboat to plan the launch of the new Bottomboat playground. The launch event will take place on December 4. If you would like to get involved in planning or helping at the launch, please come along to next week’s meeting, or contact Catherine Pearson on 01924 871338.

ST PETER’S SCHOOL SHOPPING EVENT: This Thursday, November 3, at St Peter’s School, there will be fantastic opportunity to start your Christmas shopping early. There will be a Christmas shopping evening at the school from 6pm to 8.30pm, with many fantastic stalls including jewellery, handmade soft toys, adults’ and children’s clothing, handbags, pottery, photographs and much more. There will also be refreshments and a giant paper chain challenge.

PRAYER 4 STANLEY: Next week, Stanley Methodist Church and St Peter’s Church Centre will be delivering prayer cards to and praying for Moor Grove and Fenton Road.

GOOD COMPANIONS: All members enjoyed chocolate biscuits and muffins last Thursday night. The bingo winners were S Parkin, J Dixon, B Beckett, L Luford, M Robertshaw, K Watkins, C Macfarlane and J Farrar. The members’ draw was won by J Luford, D Needham and H Reynolds, and the meat raffle was won by M Robertshaw and I Morris.

HELP FOR HEROES: The recent charity auction at The Nook public house on Lingwell Gate Lane, Lofthouse, raised the wonderful sum of £1,403 which has been sent to Help for Heroes. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who donated goods for sale and to the people who attended on the night and spent so generously.