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BINGO NIGHT: On Monday evening Hellingly bowls club invite you along to their bingo night at Hellingly village hall. Doors open 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. Entry is free. Refreshments available. All welcome.

ST PETER AND ST PAUL: Vicar of Hellingly and Upper Dicker: The Rev David Farey Tel: 01323 440450; Mob 07512 370221 vicar.hellingly@gmail.com. People are welcome to attend any of the Lent and Easter events. Through Lent Christianity Explored, a video based faith course is being run. For information contact the Administrator on 01323 847848 or Email: csa.hellingly@gmail.com. Special services through this period are: March 13, 6.30pm Service of Compline. March 20, Palm Sunday 8am Holy Communion, 10.45am Holy Communion, 5pm Informal worship. March 24, Maundy Thursday 7pm Simple supper with Communion, numbers are limited, please ring 01323 847848. March 25, Good Friday 2pm An Hour Before the Cross. March 26, Easter Eve 10am Making the Easter Garden. Children and adults welcome. 7.30pm Vivaldi’s Gloria. March 27, Easter Day 7.30am Holy Communion (a continental breakfast will be served after the service), 10.45am Holy Communion Hellingly (Small Easter eggs given at Easter Day services).

COFFEE MORNINGS: And book exchange at Dicker Hall, 10.40am to noon Thursday Mornings. Book exchange/purchase 20p.

HOLY TRINITY CHURCH: Upper Dicker. Sunday Service 9.15am.

GARDENING WORKSHOPS: These are in Arlington with two professional gardeners, Catherine Yeoman and Dominique Stenning. Telephone Catherine on 01323 870385 to book or for more information. Tuesday, 10am to 3.30pm. Garden design: Planning a pretty and productive garden. Venue is the Bluebell Farm Shop, Bates Green, Arlington. £75 Includes notes, a delicious homemade lunch and refreshments. March 22 from 10am to 3.30pm. The cutting garden: Colour, scents and sensibilities at the Bluebell Farm Shop, Bates Green, Arlington. £75 includes notes, a delicious homemade lunch and refreshments, plus free seeds to get you started.

HOLY TRINITY: Special services through Lent and Easter are: March 20, Palm Sunday 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker. March 25, Good Friday 9am Morning Prayer Upper Dicker. March 27, Easter Day 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker.

MICHELHAM PRIORY: On Saturday March 19 there is a Spring Buds and Blossoms 90 minute garden tour exploring the seven acres of historic gardens as they burst into spring, with the head gardener, James Neil. Price includes entrance to the house and grounds, tour and soup and fresh bread roll in the café. Tour starts at 11am. £16 for non-members, £11 for Sussex Archaeological Society Members and Friends of Michelham Priory. Numbers are limited so please book in advance on 01323 844224 or email adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk. Group reductions available. From March 25 to 28 there are Easter events at Michelham Priory with seasonal activities for all ages, children’s Easter trail and floral displays. For full details see the website at http://sussexpast.co.uk/events.

MYSTERY BOOKS: Don’t judge a book by its cover, support your local charity and pop in for a mystery book for 50p. Community Corner Charity Shop on North Street, Hailsham is celebrating World Book Day with a two week long event. They have decided that this national event should be for book loving adults as well as children and are encouraging customers not to judge a book by its cover. Instead we are asking people to pop in, pick a genre and to take away a mystery book, all wrapped up so they don’t know what they are getting. The event will run until Thursday and all of the disguised books will be 50p. Community Corner Charity Shop raises money for Sussex Community Development Association (SCDA), enabling the charity to support local neighbours and community projects. The volunteer run shop is open 9.30am to 3.30pm Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.

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