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FOOTBALL CLUB: Firstly our condolences go to Worthing United FC who tragically lost three of their players in the Shoreham air disaster. Ringmer reserves are due to play their reserve team this evening (Friday) at Worthing but this fixture, understandably, may have changed since going to press. Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team are at home to AFC Uckfield in the Peter Bentley Cup with a 3pm kick off at the Caburn. On Bank Holiday Monday the firsts travel to Little Common for a SCFL Div 1 league match with an 11am kick off time. Meanwhile on Sunday afternoon the Caburn hosts the Leigh Aldridge Memorial match between Baldy’s boys and Baldy’s Golden Oldies with kick off being at 2pm.

ST MARY’S CHURCH: Welcome to our Sunday services: 8am Holy Communion, 9.45am Family Eucharist, 6.30pm Evensong. Mostly Mums meets again on Tuesday from 9.30am to 11am. Parents and cares of all preschoolers are welcome to pop in to church for coffee whilst the children play. There are usually a story and songs during the morning too. On Friday September 4, the Parish is to be prayed for during the 5.30pm service at Chichester Cathedral. There is the opportunity of a minibus trip, tea and tour if you are interested, speak to Shirley Squires. It is hoped that the new statue of our lady will be officially unveiled at the Patronal Festival on Sunday September 13 at 9.45am. There will also be a Festival lunch on the Sunday and an art exhibition during the course of the weekend.

COUNTRY MARKET: If you enjoy eating locally grown seasonal produce, please go along to the Country Market and see what is on offer. We are open from 10am to 11am in the village hall each Tuesday except September 1. The usual array of sweet and savoury goods will be available as well as preserves, eggs, cheese and craft items There is also an opportunity to sit and enjoy a cup of tea or coffee.

WI: The first WI in Britain was formed on September 16, 1915 at the village of Llanfair PG in Anglesey so at the next meeting, on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the village hall, Ringmer WI is having a special celebration to mark this centenary. There will be suitable refreshments of sandwiches and cakes, an exhibition of photographs and some copies of the WI’s magazine going back to 1919. A musical entertainment will help in the celebration as will the array of hats that the members will wear - Ascot will have nothing on this.

FLOWER CLUB: The next meeting is on Wednesday at 2 pm in the village hall with a demonstration by Jean Plaskett entitled Floral Imaging. Visitors are very welcome, £4 to include refreshments. The competition title for members is Twice as Nice.

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday August 19, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Lesley Durrant and David Warner; 2, Jenny Charman and Michael Slot; 3, Liz and Tim Owen. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact 814220.

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