BRAMPTON: Activities and events at Storrs Road Methodist Church



The TimeOut on Tuesday group met for it’s first meeting in March last week at Storrs Road Methodist Church Centre. Members of the group played cribbage, draughts and Scrabble. Others continued with the frustrating jigsaw which is now getting nearer to completion.

A quiz was organised based on facts about Chesterfield. This was won by June and Wynn.

New members are welcome to come along on the first and third Tuesday of the month. The next get together will be Tuesday, March 19,at 2pm. For further information please contact 01246 274021.


A coffee morning was held last Saturday at Storrs Road Methodist church to coincide with members of the church preparing flowers to be given out during the Mothering Sunday worship the following day. There was a stall with cakes preserve and hand-crafted cards. The event raised £75 towards church funds.


Brampton Ladies club who meet on a Wednesday evening at Storrs Road Methodist Church have had a variety of speakers during February. A representative from ‘Collective Legal Solutions’ gave a very interesting talk entitled ‘Tax, Care & Toy Boys’. The birthdays of Celia Scattergood and Mavis Clark were acknowledged in the usual way. Winner of the Lucky Draw was Joyce Cooper.

Refreshments were served by Jean Wilde and Pam Oldale.

The following week Celia Fergusson gave an insight into the preparation that takes place at the Albert Hall and the Cenotaph for the Remembrance weekend, with a talk entitles ‘The British Legion - Behind the Scenes’.

Winner of the Lucky Draw was Edna Roberts. Birthday greetings were sung to Mary Bradshaw and Lillian Moffatt. Refreshments were served by Mavis Clark and Jan Buck.

A favourite speaker at the club, Marjorie Dunne, came along to give lots of tips about researching Family History with a talk entitled ‘Grannies Old Tin Box’. Using information gather down the years by family members which give clues to how they lived and other long forgotten relatives. One of the club members, Christine Cory, had received an email from another group member who is having a 3 month stay in Australia and New Zealand, which was read out to the group telling them about her travels. Birthday wishes were given to Margaret Fray. Lucky Draw winner was Mavis Clark. Refreshments were served by Diana Drury and Eileen Batteson.

Anyone interested in joining the group are welcome to come along on a Wednesday evening during term time at 7.30pm, or for further information please contact Margaret Edwards on 01246 279368.


Albert Burton led the Mothering Sunday worship at Storrs Road Methodist Church where the St John Quadrilateral Division and 2nd Chesterfield Boys’ Brigade joined the congregation for a parade service. During the service four new St John Cadets were enrolled and two new Badgers were welcomed into the unit. Flags from both the St John unit and the Boys’ Brigade were paraded. The church’s Worship Group sang before the start of the service and afterwards.

Small posies of flowers were presented by the children to all the ladies in the congregation. Refreshments were served afterwards in the church centre.