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CHRIST CHURCH: As it is now the Easter school holidays, there is no Tots this week. We resume Tots on Friday April 28. Instead today, Friday, we have a Messy Church event from 10.30am to 1pm featuring craft activities, worship and lunch for families. All are welcome. This Sunday is Palm Sunday and we will be holding a special service at 10.30am led by Rev John Gordon, which will focus on Christ’s triumphant entry into Jerusalem and the start of Holy Week. The service will be followed by a church walk beginning at 12.30pm.

ST ANNE’S CHURCH: Palm Sunday, 8am Holy Communion with the distribution of Palm Crosses and at 10am sung Eucharist with distribution of Palm Crosses and Dramatic Gospel. Then at 6.30pm Monday a Lenten Meditation of D Buxtehude Membra Jesu Nostri Tudor Anthems by Byrd and Farrant. Tickets £12 and £10 from 07759 878562, the Tourist Information or online fwww.bremf.org.uk/esbc. On Monday at 7am Holy Communion at St Thomas. On Tuesday at 10.30am Holy Communion followed by Lent Study Group and lunch. Wednesday, 12.15pm Holy Communion at St Michael’s. Maundy Thursday at 7 30pm, Sung Eucharist with hymns and sermon. Good Friday 1.30pm to 3pm Devotional Service with hymns and at 6pm a Walk of Witness (meet at St Pancras). Saturday April 15 at 8pm Vigil Service at St Michael’s. Easter Sunday at 8am, Holy Communion and at 10am Sung Eucharist with Easter Egg Hunt.

ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: SThe April diary is as follows: Tonight, Friday, is Bingo with cash prizes and raffle. Eyes down 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Tomorrow, Saturday, is Race Night starting at 8pm. April 22 is an evening of traditional Nevill Folk Music starting at 8pm. Website: st.maryssupportersclub.co.uk

WALLANDS SCHOOL: Our school was involved in National Demo Week in Science lessons. We enjoyed lots of experiments including erupting volcano’s, seed explorations, dissolving skittles and more. We have had 11 children all successfully complete their Bikeability training so far this year, we are sure they will heed their lessons whilst out on the roads over the holiday. After winning our Lewes District Netball tournament our A and B team were amalgamated and eight of the children made a new team and competed in the Area Tournament held in Gildredge House School in Eastbourne, last week. This was a round robin tournament with everyone playing five games. Winning the tournament was a very close event, three schools all won four matches and lost one so it all came down to goal difference, Wallands were beaten by one point by Ringmer who will now go through to represent the area. Thank you to the parental support we’ve had throughout the season and well done to all the children. We took 21 children over to Tanbridge House in Horsham this week to compete in the area finals of the Indoor Athletics. Nine schools were representing their areas, in what was a rather noisy, exciting, busy event. The children all competed in their various events with great sportsmanship and willingness. Thank you to the parents who transported and supported the children. Dance Your Socks Off, an international dance night for all the family with professionals teaching Greek sirtaki, flamenco and bhangra with International food and drink on sale at St Mary’s Centre, Christie Road on April 22, 7pm to 11.30pm. Tickets £8 for adults, £5 for kids, from Wallands Patina cafe, King’s Framers and Si’s Sounds. This is a fundraiser for Moving On 2017 so please give your support.

ST MARY’S GARDEN CLUB: There were beautiful daffodils and tulips scenting the hall, looking fantastic at the Gardening Club Spring Show on April 1 at St Mary’s Social Centre.Visitors enjoyed displays of flowers, cookery, arrangements not to mention the entries of the children of the Cottage Preschool and the Rainbows. There was an excellent raffle and tombola and the cake, jam and book stalls did brisk business. Gorgeous home made cakes and tea were enjoyed at tables laid with cloths and decorated with spring flowers provided by our show secretary, Christine Gibson. Many thanks to Jo Langston for organising and serving the teas and to all the members who contributed by taking part and helping to make this event so successful and enjoyable. The number of entries was up considerably and the quality of the blooms was very good according to the judge, Doris Smallwood who is a daffodil expert. The joint winners of the Corporation Cup were Annie Hobden and Chris Gibson while the Ladies Cup went to Christine Gibson who also won the Russell Daffodil Cup. The Children’s Spring Cup Under 8 went to Freddie Hazelden and the Children’s Spring Cup Over 8 was won by Ellie Jupp who was also the winner of the Children’s Best Exhibit Trophy. Rosemary Sells and Christine Gibson were joint winners of the Rosemary Cup for cookery while Charlotte Soudain’s sumptuous Hot Cross Buns received the award for Best Domestic Item. Certificates were awarded to Christine Gibson for Best Flower, a daffodil in her entry for the Russell Daffodil Cup and Best Arrangement, A Woodland Walk.

Individual winners in the classes were: Daffodil, yellow trumpet, white perianth, Annie Hobden; daffodil, yellow trumpet, white perianth Christine Gibson; daffodil, white trumpet, white perianth (2) Malcolm French; any colour cup, white perianth Christine Gibson; yellow cup, yellow perianth Malcolm French; any other colour cup, yellow perianth Chris Gibson; white Perianth (2) Pat Mitchell; double daffodils Annie Hobden; double daffodil, specimen Malcolm French; dwarf narcissus bunch flowered Annie Hobden; dwarf narcissus Chris Gibson; dwarf narcissus Brenda Greenaway; daffodil or narcissus, distinct Malcolm French; daffodil, single specimen Anne Brown; daffodil, any other type Rosemary Sells; other spring bulbs Christine Gibson; hyacinth, single specimen Annie Hobden; tulips, three different varieties Jo Allen; tulips, one colour Christine Gibson; Polyanthus, three stems Ellie Jupp; any other flower, three of a kind Annie Hobden; flowering shrub, one piece, up to 2ft Pat Mitchell; pot/bowl up to 12” containing two different varieties/species of bulb in flower Anne Brown; flowering pot plant Brenda Greenaway; cacti or succulent Brenda Greenaway; narcissus, single specimen grown from June Allyson bulb Pat Mitchell.

Four sticks of rhubarb Chris Gibson; (2) two leeks Anne Brown; any other vegetable Mary Newnham.

Children’s classes age up to 7 years. Easter picture Toby Corfield; two biscuits decorated for Easter Freddie Hazelden; bunch of flowers in a jam jar Freddie Hazelden. Children’s classes age 8 years and over. Decorated chicken’s egg Ellie Jupp; rice crispies cake Ellie Jupp; a bunch of flowers arranged in a jam jar Holly Burton; (Rainbows) Butterflies Elsa Hodgesmith.

Mixed fruit jam Alison Soudain; one fruit jam Mary Newnham; marmalade, any variety Sheila Kay; lemon curd Pat Mitchell; mature chutney Alison Soudain; hot cross buns Charlotte Soudain; individual fruit crumble Mary Newnham; parsnip, walnut and orange cake Pat Mitchell; fruit scones Charlotte Soudain; Simnel muffins Christine Gibson; hand made knitted item for a baby/child up to 3 years Joy Vincent.

Photograph, My Favourite Place, Pat Mitchell; photograph, Out and About in Lewes, Rosemary Sells; an item of handicraft Kelly Grover; arrangement in a cup and saucer Pat Elliott; arrangement for Easter Rosemary Sells; A Woodland Walk, Christine Gibson; arrangement of daffodils and/or narcissus in vase or bowl, men only John Geall; vase of flowers and foliage picked from your own garden Anne Brown.

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