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Women’s Institute

At the last meeting of 2015 new president Sharon Selman welcomed members. Business was dealt with and notices of forthcoming events for 2016 were read out.

A buffet was followed by entertainment from Linda Scoles, who kept members laughing with stories of her disastrous choice of Christmas presents and how they had been received! The president gave the vote of thanks.

Winners of annual competitions were announced. Maureen Royce won the Sulston Cup for handicraft, Susan Kightly the Benson Salver for most points through the year in monthly competitions and Brenda Church received a competition spoon for reaching 100 points in monthly competitions.

Jean Hodson and Patricia Ashmore received certificates for most ‘Coins for Friendship’ raised through the year.

The next meeting will be tomorrow (Thursday) at the King Edward Centre. Speaker will be Anthony Sigrist on acupuncture. The competition is ‘a sock’ and the ACWW letter is ‘K’. For further details contact Dorothy on 01354 695664.

Fenland

Fenland Stamp Club

The club meets tomorrow (Thursday) in the Upper Parlour of Trinity Methodist Church, Church Terrace, Wisbech PE13 1BL for a display of Nepal Stamps and Postal History up to 1950.

The meeting starts at 1.45pm and is likely to be a very interesting and colourful display. It is hoped there will be a good turn-out.

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All Saints’ Church

Vestry Hour is on Wednesday at 6.30pm in the church to arrange weddings, baptisms and banns, etc.

Services this week: 8am Holy Communion and 10.30am Morning Worship. All welcome.

The next coffee morning is on Friday, January 22, at 10am in the community room in the church. Everyone welcome.

Beavers meet in the village hall at 6pm on Thursday, term time only. Cubs meet at St Peter’s Junior School on Wednesdays at 6.30pm, term time only.

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Wisbech Model Railway Club

Over the Christmas break club member Richard Stowe worked on some of the trees on the club’s model railway.

He has reshaped them and added more foliage and spent the latest meeting fixing them back to the model railway.

Richard has also continued to work on detailing and repainting some of his own diesel locomotives and to date is working on three of them.

Daniel Cousins is building a 1:19 scale tram locomotive, similar to those that ran on the Wisbech and Upwell tramway and Toby tram from Thomas the Tank Engine.

Contact the club at wisbechmrc@gmail.com or call 01366 380224.

St Peter and St Paul’s Church

Services: Sunday 8am Holy Communion, except every fourth Sunday; 10am Sung Mass; Family service every fourth Sunday. Monday 8am Mass. Wednesday 11am Adoration; 12pm Mass. Thursday 9.15am Prayers for healing; 10am Healing Mass. Friday 8am Mass; 5pm Confessions. Saturday 9am Mass.

Vestry hour is now by appointment only to ensure more flexibility – at St Peter’s Lodge in Love Lane.

You can book weddings, baptisms and banns on 01945 585447.

The church office is open on Fridays 10am-noon and Thursdays 9.30am-11.30am.

The church hall is available for events. To book or enquire ring 01945 582508 on Fridays between 10am and noon to speak to Gay or, at any other time, leave a name and number and someone will get back to you.

Wisbech Arthritis Club

The Christmas lunch was held at Beales Restaurant on December 9. The chairperson thanked the management and the staff for making the afternoon a success.

The club met on December 16. Chairperson Mavis Shailes opened the meeting and gave a diary to everyone. Christmas cards were exchanged by members.

The refreshments were served by Brenda and Diane. The Christmas raffle was organised by Margaret and Janet, as Freda was not available. Lucky numbers were selected by members and all received a raffle prize.

The next meeting is the annual general meeting which will start at 1pm on January 20 at the Rosmini Centre and everyone is welcome.