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ARTISTS Of Worksop: Members of the society meet every Wednesday 9am-12noon for practical work and general help and discussion. If you would like to join us, contact John Turner: 01909 563297 or email A great way to meet people with a similar interest and a mutual passion.

ARMY Cadet Force: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7-9pm at Cadet Centre, Park Street. Open to anyone between the ages of 12-18.

BASSETLAW Amputee Group: Meets every second Tuesday of the month, 10am at The Crossing Church, Worksop. Provides free impartial advice and support to amputees, their carers, friends and family. 11th February, Valentine’s Disco to be held at the Masonic Hall, Worksop, 7-11pm. Tickets £5 adults, £3 children and can be purchased at The Crossing or by phoning Sharon Cook on 07858671198.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street, Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses available in March: 23rd, Experience for yourself Rhubarb Farm, 10am-12noon. 24th, First Steps in Social Enterprise, 10am-1pm, lunch included.

BLUEBELL Wood Children’s Hospice Any donations of clothes, shoes etc would be gratefully received at our charity shop at 76 Bridge Street, Worksop.

BOWLING Club, Newgate Street: Friday morning flat green bowls session open to non-members. Dominoes and whist drives, every second Monday. Call 01909 472250 and leave your name and telephone number.

CHRIST Church: Sunday services, 9.15am, 11am and 6.30pm. Monday 7.30-9pm MY Club - Youth Club. Wednesday Mums and Toddlers 10-11.30am, Frog Club 5.30-7pm (6-11 year olds). Friday Coffee Morning 9.30-11.15am, Luncheon Club 11.45am. For more details ring: 01909 530127 or visit

DIVORCED, Separated and Widowed Association, Stanley Street Social Club: Mondays (except bank holidays), 8-11pm. £1.40 for visitors and £1 for members. Tel. 01909 487222.

FLOWER Arranging Classes: Last Wednesday of the month at the Crossing, 7.30pm. If interested please ring 01909 730781.

MS Society, Worksop and District, St Anne’s Hall: Second and fourth Monday of every month, 7.30pm. We invite all MS sufferers and their families including newly diagnosed to come along and join us.

NEW Testament Church of God (Cheapside): Sunday 10am All Age Sunday School, 11am Morning Service also 11am Youth Church, 5pm Evening Service. Wednesday 7.30-9pm Prayer Request Service. For details or to leave a request for a prayer telephone 01909 487940.

PRIORY Church: Daily services and enquires 01909 472180, 18th March, 12noon Mass followed by charity soup lunch; 7pm Stations Of the Cross. 19th, Mass for St Cuthbert, 12noon. 20th, Sunday 8am Mass; 9.30am Mass with Creche and Sunday School; 6pm Evensong and Benediction; 6.45pm Youth Club in Church. 23rd, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat.

PROSPECT Pre-School, Kilton Forest Community Centre: Mon-Fri 9am-12noon. Free for 3-5 year olds under nursery education grant.

ROYAL British Legion, Worksop branch: Are on the look out for members old and new. We meet at the Worksop Bowling Club on the last Thursday in every month, 7.30pm. We also need people to help out on this year’s Poppy Appeal. Contact Brian Madden on either 01909 731160 or 0788 158 6198.

RYTON Chorale: Mozart Requiem and Haydn St Nicholas Mass Concert with English Pro Musica, conductor Anthony Morgan, 7.30pm, Saturday 2nd April at Worksop Priory Church, Priorswell Road, S80 2HX. Tickets £10, concessions £8, children’s tickets free of charge, available from: Telesales: 01777 818744, from choir members, or on the door. If you would enjoy singing in our friendly choir, come along any Monday evening at 7.30pm in term time to The Holy Family School, Worksop. For further information: Tel 01909 771222 or 01777 816226.

SOROPTOMISTS of the Bassetlaw area: For further information contact Ginny on: 01909 476192 or Denise on: 01909 731689 or email

ST ANNE’S Baby And Toddler Playgroup: Tuesdays 9.30-11.15am. Term time only.

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Services: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Communion; 1st Sunday in the month 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Service. Daily Prayer every weekday 9-9.30am in the Lady Chapel, entry via Vestry door. Luncheon Club Friday 1st April – bookings by Monday 21st March to Pauline Cooper 01909 475359. Thursday 17th, 7.30pm Annual Parochial Church Meeting in St Anne’s Church. Friday 25th, 8.30pm, St Anne’s Travellers proudly present Jazz Night at the Shireoaks Inn, Westgate, Worksop - The Nicola Farnon Quartet”, tickets £8 from 01777 869051 or 01909 487378. Saturday 26th, 10am-12.30pm, St Anne’s Church Spring Fair, stalls include cakes, books, cards, crafts, toys and games, raffle, tombola and lots of 10p games to play. First class refreshments to be served including bacon butties. Easter bonnet competition for both adults and children. Come along and support your local church. All welcome.

SHO-Shin-Budo Kwai, Valley School: Fridays under 10’s, 6.45-8pm, over 10 years to adult, 8-9.30pm. £3 per session.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Saturday 26th March, Concert - Warrington Male Voice, 7.30pm. Sundays weekly: Morning Service 10.15am: Apostolic Church of Fellowship Service 10.30am-1pm and 6-8pm, Quakers 10am (alternate Sundays). Mondays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am, Women’s Fellowship meeting 2.15-3.30pm, Cake Decorating class 6.30pm (please ring for details. This is not a beginners class). Tuesdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am, Over 60’s Luncheon Club 12noon (please ring before Monday 12noon to book place), Keep Fit class, 7.30pm. Wednesdays weekly Baby and Toddlers 9.30-11am, Knit and Natter Group 10.30am-12.30pm, Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am. Thursdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am, Weightwatchers 12.30pm, Yoga 7.15pm-8.45pm. Fridays weekly Baby and Toddlers 9.30-11am, Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am. Saturdays weekly Morning Prayers 10.30-10.45am.

THORNBERRY Animal Sanctuary: Are looking for volunteers (must be over 18). Call 01909 564399 (between 11am-3pm except Wednesdays) and ask for Sarah or Judy.

U3A University Of The Third Age: Open to all older people who are no longer in gainful full-time employment. If you are interested, come along to our meeting or ring the Chairman on: 01909 565944 for further details. The next meeting is on Thursday 17th March, 2pm at St Anne’s Church Hall. The speaker will be Maureen Jones and her subject Not Just a Little Old Lady.

WORKSOP Archaeological and Local History Society: 24th March, The Curiosities of the Duchess of Portland by Lily Anne Dawes.

WORKSOP Christian Centre, Vicars Walk: Sunday, All Age Worship 11am-12noon. Thursday 7.45-9pm Prayer and Bible study. Chatterbox every Monday 1.15- 2.45pm, 50p donation; Fridays 9.30-11am, 50p donation. Energise each Thursday 4.15-5.15pm, ages four to school year three inclusive, tuck shop available, admission 40p. Activ8 Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm, school years 4-7, free admission. The Arc Tuesday 7.30-9pm, school years 8-13, tuck shop, play pool, use the computers and much more. Evergreen Each Wednesday 12.30-2pm, ages 60+, admission is a minimum donation of £3 which includes a home cooked two-course meal. Tel. 01909 489521.

WORKSOP and District Stroke Club: Meets first and third Thursdays of each month 7pm at The Crossing. For further information contact Mrs Lyn Hancock on: 01909 720985.

WORKSOP Flower Club, St Anne’s Church Hall: If there are any new members the yearly membership is £26, visitors welcome £4. Any further information contact Anne on: 488036.

WORKSOP Miners Welfare Band: Rehearsals at the Miners Welfare, Gateford Road on Mondays for the training band 7-7.30pm, and Wednesdays for the main band 7.30-9pm.

We are always looking to make new players welcome and experience is not necessary as we provide free tuition and loan of instrument. We are particularly looking for trombone or bass players. For more details see our website or call the band secretary Richard Kay on 01909 472284.

WORKSOP Spiritualist Church, George Street: Weekly - Sundays Divine Service 6.30pm. Wednesdays Healing Service 7pm. Thursdays the church is open from 11am-2pm for healing, tea, coffee and companionship. Sittings £20 to avoid disappointment please book beforehand. Saturdays Service 7pm, Open Circle 8.30pm. For further information contact: 01909 531962.


ST PAUL’S Church: Sunday 9.30am Divine Liturgy. First Monday of the month (except Bank Holidays), Coffee Morning 10am-12noon, chat, bingo, games, etc., open to all ages. Every Monday bingo (term time only) doors open 7pm bingo starts at 7.30pm and finishes at 9pm, free entry, refreshments available for a small charge. Line Dancing every Tuesday from 7pm at Manton Parish Hall. Every Thursday (term time only) Girl’s Club (7 years +), 4.30-6pm. Sequence Dancing, Manton Parish Hall, 2nd and 4th week of every month, 7pm.

WORKSOP Town Lindrickaires Marching Band: Practices every Sunday, 3-4.30pm at Shrewsbury Road Community Centre. New members always welcome, no age limit required, just call in at the centre on Sunday to take part.


ST MARY’S Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays. Enquires 01909 472180,