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St Helens Ladies Choir will be singing 100 hymns, non-stop at Freckleton Road United Reform Church in St Helens, starting at 12.30pm and ending at around 4pm, The choir is supporting the Progressive Supranuclear Palsy Association through sponsorship and donations. All are welcome to come and sing - staying for as long as you wish.

friday november 21

West Street Independent Methodist Church in Thatto Heath will be holding a rummage sale, starting at 6.30pm in the church hall. Admission costs 20p.

Saturday, November 22

Christ Church on Church Lane, Eccleston, holds its Christmas fair starting at 10.30am and closing at 3.30pm. Come and see the beautiful refurbishments to the Church and enjoy visiting a wide range of stalls. Popular cakes and home made jam on sale plus jewellery, cards and Christmas decorations. Rachel Lyon will be signing her new book entitled I Wish I’d Been Born A Unicorn- a fantastic gift for a child. Refreshmments. raffle, great value bric a brac and of course Father Christmas. Admission is free.

g A table top sale is being held between noon and 4pm at Ormskirk Street United Reformed Church.

g Friends of Sacred Heart will hold a Christmas fayre at Holy Cross Hall, starting at 1pm.

saturday, november 29

Prescot Parish Church holds its Christmas fair in the parish meeting room in Church Street, Prescot, between 11am and 2pm. There will be stalls and refreshments. Admission costs 50p for adults; children free.

g St Paul’s Church in Blackbrook will be holding a Christmas fair between 11.30am and 2pm.

wednesday, december 3

Come and celebrate the true meaning of Christmas with the Celebration Choir and the New Street Singers at New Street Methodist Church, New Street, Sutton, starting at 7pm. Admission costs £2.50 on the door. Enjoy music, singing and mince pies.

g St Austin’s Parish hall in Thatto Heath is holding a Christmas cash prize bingo, starting at 8pm.

friday december 5

The famous Warrington Male Voice Choir is performing its unique programme of Christmas music, starting at 7.30pm. Tickets cost only £8 and are now on sale. Tickets are on sale from 01744 24159 or 01942 727956.

saturday, december 6

Breakfast at Newton Aglow will take place from 9.15am in the Pied Bull Hotel, High Street, Newton-le-Willows. The guest speaker will be Julie Green. Admission costs £6. Contact 01925 227671 for more details.

Saturday, December 13

A Christmas plant sale is to be held between 10am and 3pm, in the church hall of Our Lady’s at Portico. On sale will be poinsettias, cyclamen, planted tubs and indoor baskets, plus crem pots and holly wreaths. Proceeds from the sale will go to charity.

every thursday

Nothing to do on a Thursday afternoon and would like company? Come along to West Street Independent Methodist’s hurch Hall at 2pm for two hours of social gathering. They enjoy quizzes – not too difficult, music and games such as dominoes and bingo and of course there is time for a friendly chat over a cuppa.

g All Saints Church, Ellamsbridge Road, Sutton, will be holding a Toddlers Messy Church every Thursday morning between 9am and 10am during term time for children aged 0 to three, ccompanied by a responsible adult. There will be fun and games, crafts, play, music, stories about Jesus, and refreshments, Admission is free.