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APOSTOLIC Church of Followship (ACF): invite you to our services on Sundays 10.30am-1pm and 6-8.30pm at The Priory, The Old Abbey School, Priorswell Road, Worksop. You can contact us on: 01909 472524 or email us at or visit our website at Everyone is welcome to join us in our lively gospel praise and worship sessions and Sunday study forum to learn more about the bible.

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

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 tel. 01909 487940.

PROBUS Club of Worksop: 21st December, Christmas lunch at Worksop Golf Club.

PRIORY Church: 21st December, 12noon Mass followed by Charity Soup Lunch. 23rd, 9.30am Parish Mass with Crèche & Sunday School, 6pm Evensong and Benediction. 24th, 6pm Children’s Christmass Service. 25th, 12midnight First Mass of Christmass, 9.30am Christmass Mass, 6pm Evensong and Benediction. 26th, St Stephen’s Mass followed by coffee and chat.

SALVATION Army, Newcastle Avenue: Monday 9.45-11.45am Parents and Toddlers, 12.30pm Prayer Meeting, 1.45pm Ladies Meeting, 5.30pm Rainbows, 6.15pm Brownies, 7.30pm Guides. Wednesday 10am Coffee Morning, 12noon Soup and Roll Lunch, 12.45pm Wednesday Fellowship all welcome. Thursday 7pm Bible Study. Friday 11am Bible Study, 6.30pm Youth Club. Saturday 10am Coffee Morning. Sunday 10am Morning Worship, 3.30pm Kids Alive (Sunday School), 5pm Evening Meeting.

ST ANNE’S Church: Newcastle Avenue: 23rd December, 4th Sunday of Advent, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 10am Family Communion - no Light Club - resumes 13th January, 6.30pm Service of Lessons and Carols. Christmas Eve, 11pm Midnight Communion. 25th Christmas Day, 8am Holy Communion BCP, 10am Morning Prayer.

START-RIGHT K9 Centre: Sunday 20th January 2013, showing of the film Ralli-O, the new dog sport from America which has been taken over by the Kennel Club, 1.30-3.30pm at Worksop Library, Memorial Avenue, Worksop. Admission free, refreshments available. Please telephone to book a place - 01909 591442.

ST JOHN’S Church: Sunday Morning Worship, 10am, followed by refreshments. All ages welcome. Wednesdays and Fridays during term time, Heart for Family Toddler Groups, 9.15-11.15am, £1 includes refreshments. Any enquiries to Ann Rutherford 01909 476051.

THE CROSSING Church and Centre: Church Services: Morning Worship, Sunday 23rd December, 10.15am Pyjama Service. Monday 24th, 6pm Late Night Holy Communion, 11.30pm Christmas Day Service. Tuesday 25th, 10.15am. Morning Prayers: 10.30am Monday 24th, Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Saturday 29th December. Blood Donors: Friday 28th December, 12.15-3pm and 4.30-7.15pm. Cafe Opening Hours: Monday 24th December, 9am-2pm. Thursday 27th-Saturday 29th December 10am-2pm. Ring 01909 473375 for more details. Website:

WORKSOP Christian Centre, Vicars Walk: Sunday, All Age Worship 11am-12noon. Thursdays 7.45-9pm Prayer and bible study, Chatterbox ever Monday 1.15-2.45pm and Fridays 9.30-11am, 50p donation. Energise, Thursdays 4.15-5.15pm, ages four to school year three inclusive. Activ8 Tuesdays, 6.30-7.30pm school years 4-7. The Arc, Tuesday 7.30-9pm, school years 8-13. Evergreen, Wednesdays 12.30-2pm, ages 60+, admission is minimum donation of £3 includes home cooked meal. Contact 01909 489521.


OASIS Community Church and Centre, Longfellow Drive: Sunday - 4pm Family Service. Tues - 7.30pm Bible Study. Mon and Fri - Dementia Project 10am. Tues - 10am Toddlers Toybox. Weds - 10am Polish Parents and Toddlers. Thurs - 10am-3pm Face2Face, for over 60’s, coffee, chat, lunch, Resource Group. Fri - 6pm Oasis Kids, children’s club for 5-11yrs. For details, a programme or bookings contact Steve on: 01777 706830/07882797104.


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, everyone welcome. Every Thursday (term time only) Girl’s Club (7 years +), 4.30–6pm, crafts, reading, drama and a variety of activities. Sequence Dancing at Manton Parish Hall will be held on the 2nd and 4th week of every month, 7pm onwards, refreshments available and raffle.


HARWORTH Methodist Church, Waterslack Road: Sunday Services, 10.30-11.30am, Sunday School 10-30-11.30am. Tuesday Club, every Tuesday during term time, 6-7pm. Call in and see what is happening at our church for children and young people.


CHURCH of St Giles: Church open daily. 30th December, 6pm Christmas Carols by candlelight. Enquires 472180,


ST MARY’S Chapel: Sundays, 11.30am Mass. Enquires 472180,


BARLBOROUGH Heritage Centre: Christmas Opening times: Saturday 22nd December 9am-1pm. We are then closed for Christmas, reopening on 29th December. Call in and pick up your walk leaflets and work off that Christmas Pudding. Making a New Year resolution to trace your family tree our Heritage manager will be back in Saturday 5th January 9am-1pm. The Barlborough Heroes Exhibition has been proving very popular so much so that we have decided to extend it and it will now run up until Christmas. Tel. 01246 810100.


POPLARS Church: Sundays, church meeting 10.30am, (first Sunday of month held at the Gospel Hall, Church Walk, Worksop). For more information contact: 01909 530171.


METHODIST Church, Waterslack Road: Sunday Services, 10.30-11.30am, Sunday School 10-30-11.30am. Tuesday Club, every Tuesday during term time, 6-7pm. Call in and see what is happening at our church.

ST PATRICK’S RC Church: Sunday services, 10.30am, Mass.


NOW Church (formerly Langold Christian Community Church): Sundays: Main Event, 10:30am-12noon; Youth Church, 10:30am-12noon (4-11yrs). Mondays: Coffee & Kids (term-time), 9.30-11am. Tuesdays: Drop-in Pastoral Surgery, 9am-12noon; The Vault (term-time), 6-7pm (5-11yrs); Xcelerate, 7.30pm- 9pm (12-16yrs). Wednesdays: Coffee Bar, 9.30am-12noon. Fridays: Food for Thought/ Silver Service OAP Meal (monthly), 12:30pm.


ST HELEN’S RC Church: Sunday services, Mass 9am and 6pm. For more information visit:

ST MARK’S Church: Sunday services, 10am, United Benefice Holy Communion.


METHODIST Church: Sunday services, 3pm.


ST LAWRENCE’S Church: Sung Eucharist every Sunday at 9.30am (except for the fifth Sunday in any month), Said Eucharist at 8am on the first Sunday of each month. Junior Church is at 9.30am on the second Sunday of the month. Said Eucharist at Steetley is on the second Sunday of the month at 3.15pm. A mid-week Said Eucharist service is held every Wednesday at 9.30am alternating each week between Whitwell and Creswell. Weddings and baptism bookings are taken on the first Friday of each month at Creswell and on the third Friday of each month at Whitwell between 6-7pm. These bookings are preceded by prayers for the Community at 5.15pm. There is a Bible Study Group every Monday from 2pm at the home of Norman and Dorothy Trott. All are welcome. 7th December, Christmas Lunch with Carols.

WHITWELL Community Centre: Saturday 22nd December, Coffee Morning in aid of Junior Players 9.30-11am and Excel School of Dance 11.30am-12:30pm.