Flowers were presented to women in the congregation at Alfreton Wesley Church at morning and evening services on Mothering Sunday. The services were conducted by Mrs Jenny Hughes of Mansfield and Mrs Jenny Kilgour of Derby. Organist was Valerie Cogar and a reading was given by Arthur Stinton. The morning service was followed by tea, coffee and cakes.
Mr Peter Turner of South Normanton was the speaker at a meeting on Tuesday of the Ladies’ Fellowship of Alfreton Wesley Church. Valerie Cogar was organist.
The family comedy drama “We Bought a Zoo” was screened on Saturday, when the film club of Alfreton Wesley Church began a new season. The film, based on a true story, starred Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson and told of a writer who rescued a failing zoo while coming to terms with life as a widower and single father. The movie was introduced by Caroline Dellow and refreshments were served by June Dellow and helpers.
The club had taken a break during redevelopment work at the church to create a new kitchen and meeting room.
Rehearsals are taking place for a new Easter play to be presented at Alfreton Wesley Church on Wednesday and Thursday, March 27 and 28. “Creation”, a three-act drama with a cast of 14, is set in 1860, as Victorian society is reeling over the publication of Charles Darwin’s controversial work “Origin of the Species”. For one schoolteacher, it could lead to a choice between her religious beliefs and her chosen career.
There will also be seasonal music and the evening will culminate in an act of Holy Communion.