CHRIST CHURCH: This week’s programme begins with Christ Church Tots this morning (Friday) at 9.30am, with a session for pre-school children and their carers. On Sunday morning we have the first of our monthly Messy Church sessions for families. This begins at 9am with breakfast, followed by a craft activities and then a short act of worship, finishing around 10am. Come and try it, it’s a great way to start your Sunday. In the evening we will be taking part in the Churches Together in Lewes joint service at St Anne’s Church (6.30pm). The first Christ Church Think Tank meeting of 2017 will be on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Rob Parsons will make a presentation on The Search for Justice: Christian involvement in politics, followed by a discussion. All are welcome.
ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Bingo tonight cash prizes and raffle. Eyes down at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Table top sale at St Mary’s Supporters Club, Christie Road, on February 4, noon to 4pm. An ideal time to declutter. Call 07715023307 to book a table (£10). Quiz night on the evening of February 4, come and give it a go, starting at 8pm. £2 per person with teams of no more than four. Everyone welcome.
NEVILL RESIDENTS’: A meeting will be held on Monday in St Mary’s Church Hall, Highdown Rd at 8pm. Items on the Agenda: Flooding on the Green and Nevill Road; Tesco’s Grant for the Trim Trail on the Green; Virgin Media, work on Nevill; Lewes Neighbourhood Plan and Housing; Parking problems on Wallands and Nevill Road. The meeting is for all Nevill residents and its neighbours.
Nevill Residents Good Neighbour Scheme. A group of local residents are setting up a good neighbour scheme, based on similar schemes elsewhere, including Rodmell and Ringmer. Volunteers will offer day-to-day support for residents who may need help on an occasional or regular basis; for example practical tasks, such as driving or shopping, or befriending, such as sharing a cup of tea. Volunteers will not offer specialist care, or carry out skilled tasks that are appropriate for qualified tradespeople. We carried out a survey on the estate to assess likely demand for a list of activities, and to recruit volunteers. We had a tremendous response, and have a great team of volunteers ready to carry out tasks. Lifts to the doctors and shops seem to be the most popular needs, but all boxes were ticked, so there is clearly a demand for us. We are currently carrying out official safeguarding checks on new volunteers and other essential setting up tasks. When we are ready to start in earnest we will announce it in this column, together with details of how to contact us for help.
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