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MOUNT ROAD CHAPEL: This Sunday, December 18, the morning service at 10.30am will be a carol service led by A Jones, followed by a lunch. The Christmas Eve service will be held at 7.30pm and the 10am Christmas day service will be a joint service at St Peter’s Church Centre.

ST PETER’S CHURCH: This Sunday, December 18 at 4pm there will be special family carol service by candlelight at St Peter’s Church Centre. On Saturday, December 24 at 2pm there will be the hugely popular crib service for all ages, with carols, crafts and refreshments. Later on Christmas Eve, the midnight communion service will start at 11pm and the next day, the Christmas Day family service will start at 10am.

LOFTHOUSE CAROLS: This Sunday, December 18 from 6pm there will be a carols around the tree event organised by the Lofthouse Millenium Green Charitable Trust, at Millenium Green, Leeds Road, opposite the Methodist Church, accompanied by Lofthouse 2000 Brass Band, and refreshments served afterwards in the Methodist Church Hall. The event is free, but charity donations welcome.

ZION CHRISTIAN CENTRE: This Sunday, December 18, Zion Church on Aberford Road will hold a family Christmas service at 10.30am followed by a buffet. On Tuesday, December 20 there will be a carol service at 7pm, followed by mince pies and refreshments. On Sunday, December 25, the Christmas day family service will start at 11am.

GOOD COMPANIONS: Last Thursday, all the members enjoyed a buffet supper followed by party games. The bingo winners were D Highley, I Lane, J Dixon, B Robinson, I Morris, S Parkin and B Wilson. The members’ draw was won by M Reynolds, O Thackray and C Macfarlane, and the meat raffle was won by B Robinson and I Luford.

ART EXHIBITION: Frank Lindley, 1916-1998, used to live on Intake Lane and was a talented artist. Six of his oil paintings will be displayed in Wakefield Cathedral for one further week. The paintings are available for purchase; anyone interested should phone Gerry Booth on 01924 259731.

STANLEY UNITED: Stanley United U9s is looking for new players. Training is on Saturday mornings and matches are played on Sundays. For further information contact Tim on 01924 824140.