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Probus Club THE December meeting of Chatteris and District Probus Club was opened by vice-chairman Reg Wenn in the absence of chairman Don Shipp. Speaker was Bill Morris, whose title was 'Spinning'. This centred on his collection of old single records dat

Probus ClubTHE December meeting of Chatteris and District Probus Club was opened by vice-chairman Reg Wenn in the absence of chairman Don Shipp. Speaker was Bill Morris, whose title was 'Spinning'. This centred on his collection of old single records dating back to the turn of the last century.The monthly draw was conducted by Ron Northcott. Winners were Cyril Norman, Les Crawford and Robert Hipkin.Social secretary Terence Shad reminded members of the quiz night including a sausage and mash supper on Tuesday January 24 (tickets £3 each, on sale at next meeting).Alzheimer's GroupTHE Alzheimer's Group Christmas celebrations at Salem Court were organised by Penny Duce, Tina Keirman and Mike Hild who served refreshments and wine, helped by several volunteers. There was a visit by Father Christmas (alias Janet Burbridge).In the afternoon members were entertained by pupils from Glebelands School.Come and Be HeardENTERTAINMENT at the Come and Be Heard group Christmas party was by Ray Boon, who played well-known tunes on his keyboard, with members singing along. Christmas refreshments were served, followed by a raffle. On leaving all members received Christmas presents.At the next meeting on January 27, the speaker will be Alan Palmer from March Wildlife Group.People with hearing difficulties, and their friends, are welcome to attend meetings at the Brinton Room, George Clare surgery (2-4pm). Transport is available, and will pick up from March and Chatteris. For further information ring 01354 692381.Senior CitizensTHE Working Men's Club played host to 120 of its senior citizen members at the club with a traditional Christmas dinner. Proceeds of the raffle, organised by Sylvia and Charles Constable, was shared between Chatteris St John Ambulance, and Chatteris Arthritis Research Club, each group receiving £70.After dinner members sang and danced to the sounds of musician/vocalist Nigel Ericson.Mother's UnionThe November meeting was opened by Joy Parker who welcomed members and guests. A service of prayer and hymns led by Joy began the meeting followed by business matters. Treasurer Joan Coe gave the financial report and Janet Young read the notices and announcements.There being no guest speaker this month, it was decided to present a video of some of the work carried out in Burundi, Malawi and the Sudan on behalf of the MU Literacy Programme among women in those areas showing how much the effort to educate them is appreciated.Refreshments were served, music was provided by Jeanne Lee and Joy Parker ran the bring and buy stall.After welcoming members and guests to the MU Christmas meeting Jeanne Lee, who led the meeting this month, presented a programme of readings, poems and Christmas carols that centred on the birth of Jesus.The afternoon's festivities included a selection of sandwiches, sausage rolls, mince pies, trifles, cakes, pies, tea and coffee. A bring and buy stall was tended by Joy Parker.Women's InstituteTHE WI's Christmas meeting at King Edward Centre opened with a carol accompanied on the organ by Jeanne Lee.After a short business meeting members enjoyed a buffet supper prepared by the committee. After supper musical entertainment was provided by the Wakeland Chorale.The Benson Salver for most points gained in competitions throughout the year was awarded to Freda Smith and the Handicraft Cup, for this year on the theme of Christmas, was awarded to Sylvia Carpenter.Raffle winners were S Salt, M Royce, J Valentine, F Smith, G Kightly, C Edmunds, S Constable, M Dordery, B Dobson, F Edwards, A Rignall, C Smy, J Tilley and P Melton.What NextMEMBERS and carers of the Chatteris 'What Next' support group held their annual Christmas Party at the Black Bull, Somersham. The group is for people with challenging illnesses and meet every second Tuesday of the month at Quaker Way. New members and carers are welcome. Contact 01354 692318.SUNDAY SERVICESMarchEvangelical Fellowship, 10.30am morning worship, 6.30pm evening worship with Pastor Dennis Jordan.Roman Catholic Church, Saturday Mass 6pm, Sunday Mass 11am.Powerhouse Church, 10am at Celebration House.Providence Church, 10.30am family service, 6pm evening worship.St Peter's, 8am holy communion, 10.45 sung eucharist, 4pm evensong.St Mary's, 9.15am parish communion.St John's, 10.15am parish communion.Centenary Baptist, 10.30am holy communion with the Rev Matthew Farrow, 6.30pm evening worship.Fenland Community Church, 10.30am, speaker Marilyn Kerr, Scout Hall behind Sainsbury's.Trinity Church, 10.30am morning worship, 4pm Christian unity service.St Wendreda's, 8am holy communion, 10.30am seeker service, 3pm holy communion.BenwickChristian Church, 9am covenant service, village hall.ChristchurchParish Church, 3.30pm evening prayer.ChatterisSalvation Army, 10.30am morning worship and coffee fellowship, 5pm evening meeting.Emmanuel Church, 10.30am morning worship, 6.30pm evening worship.Fenlife (Assemblies of God), 10.30am bible school, 6.30pm celebration worship, meet at King Edward Centre, Railway Lane.St Peter and St Paul's Church, 8am holy communion, 9am Catholic mass, 10.30am family worship.

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