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Last updated 8th May 2017                                                                               
                      

ST MARY'S ORGANISATIONS

CHOIR
SERVERS
YOUTH GROUP
MOTHERS’ UNION
BROWNIES
SOCIAL CLUB
INDOOR BOWLS CLUB
WEDNESDAY WORK FORCE


CHOIR



CHOIR PRACTICE
takes place every Thursday evening 6.30pm in Church.                            




                              
We are currently seeking new members, especially Sopranos.

For more information contact Geoff Hill (Choirmaster) (01642 825353)

If you are already a member of a church choir, but do not have Evensong at your church, maybe you would be willing to join us for Evensong only...  We already have 6 members who attend their own churches for morning services, but come to St Mary's to sing Evensong

Over the years....




Sometime in the 1980's

Place unknown




    


   Date and place unknown





The girls' choir
approximately late 1980's

Unfortunately, all flown the nest now...



   A few years ago....




   More recently....

St Mary's has a 4 part adult choir which sings at the 9.00am Sung Eucharist and 6.30pm Evensong (BCP) each Sunday.  Most months there is usually one full Choral Evensong.  Practices take place each Thursday evening from 6.30pm - 7.30pm in Church.  New members (Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass) are always welcome.     

SERVERS





Margaret - Mike - Tony - Victoria.

Servers at the 9.00am Eucharist.


If you would like to be trained as a Server at any of the services, please contact the Vicar..


WEDNESDAY WORK FORCE

The Wednesday Workforce comes together on the second Wednesday in the month (excluding August)10am - 11.30am to serve Coffee/Tea and biscuits in the Church Hall.  There is always a Cakes and Preserves stall, and a Raffle.  Everyone is welcome to come along.  It is a very informal social occasion. 

Also - During Lent and Advent, the same Workforce serves Homemade Soups, bread and cheese, tea/coffee each Wednesday between 12 noon and 1.15pm.  Again, there is a Cakes and Preserves stall, a £1 Gift stall, and handmade cards on sale, as well as a Raffle.

Proceeds from the Lent and Advent lunches are divided between the church, and two local charities.



Indoor Bowls - Thursday afternoons






There are three carpets enabling three matches to take place at the same time.





Malcolm Brownlee, founder member of the club, with Alan Reeves and Myra Hirst, first Men's and Ladies Champions 15 years ago.






THE COMMITTEE !!
 







Trophies won over the last 15 years

A BOWLER'S PRAYER

Dear Lord, I have but one request and shall not ask for more.  That I before I'm laid to rest might bowl a perfect score!!


SOCIAL CLUB   Tuesday evenings

The Social Club was founded just after the war (around 1947) by the Incumbent at the time, Revd Kelly.  Intended for the over 21's as a place where they could meet up, enjoy music, dance, play whist etc. it soon became very popular and gained a membership of over 100.

Over the years the club took on the St Mary's name, and today still has a membership of 50+, a few of which are long standing members.

The club still carries on the tradition of evenings of entertainment, including dancing, with the addition of Quiz nights, visiting speakers, and local choirs.  They also have Pie n Peas suppers, games evenings etc. as well as Pub Lunch dates, and outings to the theatre and local places of interest.

They meet each Tuesday evening in the church hall - 7.15pm for 7.30pm start.  Admission is £1 for members and includes tea and biscuits.

Non members are very welcome at any meeting other than Quiz or Games evenings, at a cost of £2.  Just come along, you will be made very welcome.  They are a very friendly bunch, and would love to increase their membership even further!!


THEN......







Christmas Party

      1953





Christmas Party


 Date unknown




  Another Christmas party


          1983

NOW .......    



No its not the Billingham Oratorio Choir...

Its

THE COMMITTEE









Cup of tea and a chat?? 
 
Don't mind if I do !








You a member?  

That'll be just £1 please...








Any excuse for a party....

Well it is the Queen's Jubilee...

What better way of celebrating??









Of course, some just exude royalty !!







Actually, this is the retiring Chair- man, woman, person??

Take your pick.... 









A visiting choir being plied with tea and homemade scones !!

   
 
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