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ARTISTS Of Worksop: Will be holding an exhibition of work by local artists at the HUB, the new library in Worksop on Memorial Ave. It will run until 15th June open normal library hours. Everyone is welcome, admission is free and there are excellent parking facilities. 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 Mrs Angela Kilroe on 01909 481220 or email A great way to meet people with a similar interest and a mutual passion.

BCVS: Dukeries Centre, Park Street, Tel. 01909 476118, email or visit The following courses are available in June, 7th, The Coalfields Regeneration Trust Funding Workshop, 10am-12noon. 8th and 9th, Paediatric First Aid, 9.30am-3pm.

BLUEBELL Wood Children’s Hospice urgently require stock and would welcome donations of clothes, shoes and bric-a-brac etc. In addition to good quality stock we can also utilise items classed as rags as we able to sell them on. Any donations would be gratefully received at our charity shop at 76 Bridge Street, Worksop.

BOWLING Club, Newgate Street: Crown and flat green bowling at a convenient venue and with parking. Friday morning flat green bowls session open to non-members. Dominoes and whist drives are held every second Monday. Call 01909 472250 and leave your name and telephone number.

BRIDGE Club, Worksop Cricket Club: Results for May are:- 9th: 1st L. Jamieson and M. Simpson, 2nd T. Ward and P. Halfpenny, 3rd J. Denston and A. Rowland. 16th: 1st D. Marsh and J. Wilson, 2nd G. Bailey and P. Revill, 3rd S. Cook and R. Orme. 23rd: 1st J. Denston and A. Rowland, 2nd L. Jamieson and J. Hale, 3rd M. Pepper and J. Hutton. There was no bridge on the 2nd or 30th because of the Bank Holidays. Mondays (except bank holidays unless stated otherwise), 7-10.30pm. Bar available. £5 membership fee followed by £1 per week. Contact the secretary Monica Pepper on: 01909 472777.

CRESWELL Crags: Headhunter takes place until 5th June, admission free. Tel. 01909 720378 for prices and times.

FAMILY History Group (Self-Help), Worksop Library, (local studies area - first floor), Memorial Avenue: Free guidance on how to trace your family tree using the new library facilities (computer and parish records). Second and last Thursday of the month, 5-7pm. Admission free.

ODDFELLOWS, Cricket Club: First Tuesday of every month 7.30pm, free admission. New members welcome.

PARKINSON’S UK: Meets every first Tuesday of the month, 2pm at Worksop Cricket Club, Central Avenue. The branch continues to grow and new members are always welcome. We aim to offer friendship and support to everyone with Parkinson’s, their carers, family and friends.

PENISTONE Line Partnership: Saturday 4th June, 10 mile walk, starts 9.05am - Wombwell Station, finishes Barnsley Station. 7.52am train from Worksop, change to 8.36 am train from Sheffield to Wombwell. Contact: 07811 686087

PILATES: Tuesdays 6.15-7.30pm at Valley Drama Studio, Valley School. Thursdays 10.30am-12noon, MS Coffee and Seated Pilates at Eastgate Centre. All levels, with a free trial class to start. Tel. Charlotte on: 01909 477159.

PRIORY Church: Daily services and enquires : 01909 472180, 2nd June, 10-10.20am Service for pre-school children. 3rd June, 12noon Mass and charity soup lunch. 5th June, Ascension Sunday 8am Mass, 9.30am Parish Mass with Creche and Sunday School, 6pm Evening Prayer and Benediction led by the Youth Club. 8th June, 9.30am Mass followed by coffee and chat.

PROBUS Club of Worksop, Worksop Cricket Club: The bowls section continues to meet for friendly competitions on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at North Notts Community Centre.

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, so if you think you are able to help even for a few hours, contact Brian Madden on either 01909 731160 or 0788 158 6198.

RYTON Chorale: and English Pro Musica, Anthony Morgan Conductor presents Last Night of the Proms. Benjamin Frith piano Tchaikowsky’s Piano Concerto No 1 in Bb minor on Saturday 2nd July 7.30pm at North Notts Community Arena, Worksop S80 1QS. Make a block booking for family and/or friends and have a lively evening enjoying some rousing, traditional music! Ring Telesales: 01777 818744 for tickets or further information. Tickets £12, concessions £10, children’s tickets free of charge. Available from North Notts Community Arena, Eastgate, Worksop, Tourist Information, Memorial Avenue, Worksop, Bookworm, Spa Lane, Retford or from choir members. If you would enjoy singing in our friendly choir, do come along any Monday evening at 7.30pm in term time to The Holy Family School, Worksop, where you would receive a warm welcome. For further information: Tel 01909 771222 or 01777 816226.

SOROPTOMISTS of the Bassetlaw area: If you are interested in finding out about a local group of women who socialise and enjoy each others’ company, challenging women’s issues and doing a lot of good work for the local and wider community, then our club may be for you. For further information contact Ginny on: 01909 476192 or Denise on: 01909 731689 or email

ST ANNE’S Church, Newcastle Avenue: Services: 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Communion; 1st Sunday in the month 8am Holy Communion; 10am Family Service. 2nd Sunday in the month 6.30pm Informal Worship. Daily Prayer every weekday 9-9.30am in the Lady Chapel, entry via Vestry door. Friday 3rd June, Coffee morning 8am-12noon, with hot bacon rolls, everyone welcome! Please note there is no Breakfast Club, due to half term. Luncheon Club Friday 1st July – bookings by Monday 20th June to Pauline Cooper 01909 475359.

STEP2IT Dukeries, Kilton Forest Golf Club: Health/Leisure walks every Thursday, commencing at 10am. Walks are one mile (beginners), three miles, five miles and occasionally seven miles. Mondays 6.30pm one mile for beginners and three miles. All walks are free and no special equipment is needed. Evening walks have now restarted. For further details ring: 01909 488704 or 07599 340551.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Saturday 11th June, Circuit Choristers Concert, 7.30pm. Saturday 18th, Four Hands, One Piano Concert, 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 60s 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) to help with dog walking, sorting jumble and help with fund raising days. 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. There are many groups within the association offering a diverse range of activities - theatre, swing band, steel band, gardening, walking, art appreciation, French, poetry, Tai Chi, crafts, computers, photography, etc. If you are interested, do come along to our meeting or ring the Chairman on: 01909 565944 for further details. We look forward to welcoming new members so do come along and find out what U3A is all about.

WORKSOP and District Pensioner’s Association: Meets on the second Wednesday of each month in a private room at The Crossing Church and Centre, 2-4pm. Includes talks and demonstrations on a variety of subjects, social events, bingo, coach outings, holidays, Christmas Lunch and much more. Membership £3 per year and £1.50 per visit including tea and biscuits and a raffle ticket. Contact Pat Barran on: 07923018196 or Des Bishell on: 01909 481687.

WORKSOP Flower Club: Open Evening at St Anne’s Church Hall, Newcastle Avenue, on Monday 6th June. Demonstration by Jean Eggleston entitled Seasons’ Delights. Free entry to visitors, with tombola, sales table, plants, books and refreshments will be served after the demonstration. Ample parking at the rear of the hall, all welcome. We look forward to welcoming all visitors and members. If there are any new members the yearly membership is £26. Contact Anne on: 01909 488036.


NEW Life Church (AOG), Plantation Hill: Sunday 4pm Family Service. Thursday 7.30pm Prayer Meeting. Friday 6.30pm Treasure Kids.


ST Giles Church: 11.30am Mass 2nd & 4th Sundays; June 11th, 3pm fundraising tea party at Carburton Manor. Enquires 01909 472180 or visit


ST Mary’s Chapel: 11.30am Mass 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays; Enquires: 01909 472180,