Lewes

SOUTHOVER CHURCH: (One of the Trinity churches). A big thank you to everyone who helped to make this year’s summer holiday club such a success. 100 children came to join in the fun as outlaws of Tanglethorn Forest. A number of our young people are making final preparations for their two week trip to Rwanda to work on social projects. We are grateful to everyone who has helped with the fundraising for this challenging and exciting trip. On Saturday September 12 the Sussex Historic Churches’ Trust will hold its annual ride and stride between churches, including Southover. Volunteers take part to raise money for the Trust. On the same day the Gundrada Chapel will be open from 2pm to 6pm under the national Heritage Open Days scheme. The chapel houses the lead burial caskets of William de Warenne and his wife Gundrada, founders of St Pancras Priory, together with Gundrada’s carved grave slab. Services this Sunday: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with choir, organ and band; 11.15am informal communion service in the church hall; 6.30pm informal service with singers and band. Please do join us.

PASSION PLAY GROUP: Please let us know if you would like to join us on Saturday August 15 on our outing to Havant’s Passion Play. The performance is free, starting at 2pm in Havant Park. We intend to meet in Havant at about midday in order to picnic beforehand. You would need to bring your own picnic and make your own travel arrangements. If you are coming please email towardslewes2015@gmail.com so we can arrange to meet up.

COFFEE MORNING: South Street Bonfire Society are holding a coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, at Cliffe Church Hall 10am to noon. Cakes, tombola etc.

FOOTPATHS GROUP: On Tuesday July 28, 14 footpath members set off for Ore Station for a walk round Hastings. We saw the homes of Lucien Pissarro, Lizzie Siddal, the Duke of Wellington, Whistlers Mother, Grey Owl and other famous people we had never heard of. We saw where Dante Gabriel Rossetti did his courting and where Catherine Cookson got married. Some of us rode on the Hastings East Cliffe Lift and the Hastings Miniature Railway. Oh, and we did a walk with far more hills than you would normally expect in four miles. On Saturday we set off up the Ouse in brilliant weather and looked at the remains of the Offham cliff lift. We then visited the open access land at Offham Coombe and took refreshments on the site of the conservation Battle of Offham Coombe before returning to Lewes via the racecourse. Why not join the group on our future walks. Details are available on the Lewes Footpath web site lewesfootpathsgroup.org.uk

Our next walk on Wednesday will be an evening walk with supper at Fulking. Meet at 5pm at top North Street car park.

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