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FOOTPATHS GROUP: Due to the very muddy condition of some of the bridleways at Pyecombe, the advertised stroll from there did not take place. Instead, Robert Cheesman led a stroll from the North Street car park in Lewes through Cabbage Walk to Landport Road and Farm. Then after climbing the hill to the Landport fork and reaching the crest of Nevill Road, along the path provided for schoolchildren from the Landport Estate attending Wallands School, the group entered the council owned land at Landport Bottom. A coffee break was taken by the seat erected by the group some time ago. It overlooks the chalk pit with views to Hamsey and across the Weald. The return into Lewes was made by going close to the racecourse buildings and then following the ridge, with its good views of Lewes, until we reached Spital Road and the town.

Our next walk will be on Wednesday. Meet at Lewes Bus Station to catch the 9.30am Bus 121 to Newick. The five mile walk is described as flat. Anyone is welcome to join us.

WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: International Women’s World Day of Prayer based on the Philippines. This Ecumenical Service will be held today, Friday, 11am at Trinity Southover, St John’s Church, with a ploughman’s lunch to follow. All are welcome.

TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. Tomorrow, Saturday, there is still room for last minute attendees for our free half day course to help carers wishing to empower, support and care for people with dementia. The course starts at 9.45am and runs to 1pm at Trinity Southover. The training is provided by the Pilgrim’s Friend Society. For more information and book on line www.hopeindementia.eventbrite.co.uk or join us tomorrow. If you have pre-school age children then you might like to join us at Lunch Bunch each on Thursday during term time from noon to 1.45pm in the church hall at Trinity Southover. A friendly meeting place for the 0 to 3s and their parents or carers, with high-quality sandwiches, play, craft and singing. Contact: neil@trinitylewes.org or the church office on 01273 470616.

Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal family service with contemporary worship band; 4.30pm sung evening prayer, a more traditional service with choir and organ. Services this Sunday at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am family service, with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal communion service with contemporary worship band. Please do come and join us.

LEWES HOUSE OF FRIENDSHIP: Our monthly coffee morning will be on Tuesday from 10am to 11.30am. Do call in for coffee or tea, cake and a chat, meet up with a friend or come in to see the place for the first time. All welcome, we are beside Flint Owl Bakery, and opposite Seasalt.

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