St Andrew’s Church in Monkseaton is getting quite a reputation for its very popular Indoor Bowls club, formed some 6 years ago when Trinity United Reformed Church in Whitley Bay closed and some members came up to St Andrew’s and brought the indoor bowling equipment with them.
Chairman, David King, who took over from Albert Greenwood, together with Secretary Mary Christopher, have built a healthy membership and the Club meets on a Thursday afternoon from 2 – 4pm at the Church Hall in Eastfield Avenue.
The Club creates fellowship and understanding of the sport, and bowling times and competitions are organised. Members pay a weekly subscription to cover running costs for the church. There are now two good bowling carpets, allowing 16 people to play at the same time. Refreshments are also part of this enjoyable afternoon.
If there are organisations in the area who would value St Andrew’s expertise in running a club, the St Andrew’s Bowling Club committee would be pleased to advise, or if you are interested in becoming a member of the Club, then please contact Mary Christopher on 0191 253 1664.
The club starts up again on Thursday 8th September 2016 and new members are welcome – please come along or contact Mary.
by Heather Carr