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The Queens Jubilee celebrations were held in the Parish of Choppington on Saturday 4th June 2022 in conjunction with the Cheery Tree. The weather held off and people had a wonderful time. A band was provided by the Cherry Tree and various games for the children. Our Hall was used as a place for the adults to relax with tea and cakes, with a raffle and a book stall.

Raffle prize numbers:-

1st Sapphire Gin Green 197, 2nd Gordons Gin Green 223,

3rd, Baileys Green 113, 4th, Hardy’s Wine, White 167,

5th Beer and Cider, Green 142, 6th Cath Kitson, Yellow 106,

7th Pinot Grigio, Yellow 120 8th Beer and Cider, Green 155,

9th Barefoot Wine, White 152, 10th Bloom Gin, White 246,

11th Pinot Grigio, Yellow 26, 12th Dog Grooming Voucher, Yellow 62

13th Lovely Perfume, Yellow 01 14th Crabbies Ginger Wine, White 117,

15th Choc Raffaello, white 156, 16th Crabbies Ginger Wine, White 176,

17th Milk Tray, Green 188, 18th Mint Thins, Yellow 124

19th Match Makers, Green 218 20th Ringtons Ginger Snaps, Green 170

As part of our mission in 2018 we opened a Breakfast Club on a Saturday morning fortnightly.  This provided a free breakfast for the people of Stakeford from 09:30 until 11:30 in the morning at the Holy Family Church Stakeford.  The menu varied from month to month on so that  sometimes a continental breakfast would be available rather than a fry-up!!  This was supported by members of the Church who spent time over a hot stove as orders were received.  The mission event cumulated with a visit form senior clergy to the North East from the Northern Province.  The Church Warden and the Bishop Pete (The Bishop of Sheffield) can be seen aside enjoying a pint and a game of pool.  A service was held at Holy Family where the morning service was conducted by visiting Bishop Grahame (Former Bishop of Carlisle).

A very good evening was had by all who attended the Burns Night at Holy Family Stakeford in January 2018.  A local band gave a wonderful evening of entertainment – even for those who did not want to dance!!  Over 60 people attended and was so popular that it was decided to hold the event again next year.  

The food was prepared by a local Chef and many members of the Church provided support with the setting up and the dreaded clearing away.