WHAT'S ON: Anston

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SOUTH ANSTON METHODIST CHURCH: Mondays – adult exercise classes £3 per session 10-10.45am and 11-11.45am (contact 01909 565461), Beavers 6.15-7.30pm, Scouts 7.30-9pm. Tuesdays – Brownies 6-7.30pm, Guides 7.30-9pm. Wednesdays – coffee morning 9.30-11.15am. Thursdays – Anston Parish Friendship Club 2-4pm, Cubs 6.30-8pm. Fridays – sequence dance £2 7.30-9.30pm. Men’s Breakfast Club 8.30-10.30am second Saturday of each month (contact 01909 565398). Contact 01909 560233.


NORTH ANSTON METHODIST CHURCH: Girls’ Brigade (four years old and upwards) meet every Monday 6-8.30pm (except school holidays) at The Wells, North Anston. The Drop-In meets every Tuesday 10am-noon. Messy Place 2-4pm tomorrow (on second Saturday of every month), contact 01909 564774.


ST JAMES’ PARISH CHURCH: Sunday services 10am – 1st family service for all ages with Communion, 2nd morning service with thanksgiving and baptisms, 3rd traditional Communion service with choir, 4th liquid worship informal creative service with music group, 5th informal Communion with music. Last Sunday of month 8am – BCP Holy Communion. Sunday services 6pm – 1st church open until 7pm for quiet space and interactive prayer, 2nd Communion service with music group or piano, 3rd  Taize, Celtic or meditation service, 4th said Communion no music, 5th no service. Weekday services third Wednesday in month – said Communion noon followed by fellowship lunch cost £1; morning prayer Thursdays 9am in choir stalls. Parish surgery on first Thursday of month 6.45-8pm, contact Rev M Caunt 01909 563447 or stjamesanston.co.uk. Just Sing children’s choirs 5-7pm every Monday and bell ringing practise 7-8pm every Thursday, both in church. In the church hall every Thursday  8.30am-noon Buzz and Refresh Cafés, contact 01909 564536; 9.30am-noon Sewing and Craft Group, contact 01909 568982; 3.30-5pm Messy Church, contact 01909 773369.


SK58 BIRDERS: The hide at NAPT, entrance off Cramfit Road shared with Bluebell Wood Hospice, is open  8-11am every Saturday until June 6. Sunday 7am field trip to Spurn, led by Andy Hirst, meet at The Loyal Trooper car park, Sheffield Road, South Anston, contact 01909 569575 or view www.sk58birders.com. On April 24, 11 members went on the field trip to Budby and Sherwood Forest – amongst 43 species recorded were three cuckoo, green woodpecker, woodlark, tree pipit, house martins nesting, three redstart, whinchat, nuthatch, treecreeper, two raven, siskin and lesser redpoll. May 23 – 10am walk to Carlton, Broom Farm and Langold Lake, meet behind the church at Carlton-in-Lindrick, contact 01909 563108. May 25 – 7.30pm in The Loyal Trooper pub in South Anston, talk by Matthew Capper on Old Moor – The Past, Present and Future.


JIMMY’S BABY AND TODDLER GROUP: Every Monday during school term time 1.15-2.45pm at St James’ Church Hall, Ryton Road, North Anston, free entry/donation. Newborn to pre-school. Contact Julie 01909 809288 or 07754 765129.


AGE UK ROTHERHAM COFFEE AFTERNOON: At Todwick Church Hall, Lindleys Croft S26 1HN on Fridays 2-4pm. £2.50 a session. Contact Kathryn Wild 01709 910699, [email protected], www.ageuk.org.uk/rotherham.


FRIENDS OF ANSTON BURIAL GROUND: Meet in Anston Parish Hall 11am on second Thursday of month. Contact 01909 567338 or 566133.


ANSTON PARISH FRIENDSHIP CLUB: Thursdays 2-4pm in South Anston Methodist Church Hall. Contact 01909 560233.


INDEPENDENT BOTANICAL ILLUSTRATION SOCIETY (IBIS): Meet every Wednesday 12.30-3.30pm in Anston Parish Hall. Contact 01909 564891.


ANSTON MALE VOICE CHOIR: Practice at Anston Parish Hall most Thursdays 7-9pm. No audition necessary. Contact Mike West 01909 566919, http://www.anstonmvc.co.uk/


ANSTON LADIES VOICE CHOIR: Practice at Anston Parish Hall most Tuesdays 7.30-9.30pm. No audition necessary. Choir available to sing at functions or charitable events, contact secretary 01909 568216.


ANSTON CRICKET CLUB: Players of all abilities welcome. Contact secretary Jan Reynolds, Ryton Road, North Anston S25 4DL 07727 676826.


ANSTON WI: May 23 7.30pm resolutions meeting at Anston Parish Hall.


CLLR CLIVE JEPSON’S SURGERIES: Anston Parish Hall, first or second Wednesday of month 6.30-7pm preceding parish council finance meeting. South Anston Methodist Church (Oak Room), first Wednesday of month 10-11am. Woodsetts Village Hall, third Saturday of month 9.30-10.30am. No appointment necessary. If unable to attend a surgery or for home visits, contact 01909 564647.


CLLR JO BURTON AND CLLR ROBERT TAYLOR SURGERIES: Woodland Drive Community Centre, first Thursday of month 9.30-10.30am. St James’ Church Hall, second Thursday of month 10-11am. South Anston Methodist Church (The Oak Room), third Wednesday of month 5.30-6.30pm. Woodsetts Pavilion, last Wednesday of month 6.30-7pm. No appointment necessary. Contact Cllr Burton 01909 562698, [email protected], Cllr Robert Taylor 01709 255718 [email protected].