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FOOTBALL AND SOCIAL CLUB: Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team are away to Langney Wanderers in a SCFL Div 1 fixture with a 3pm kick off time. Meanwhile the seconds are at home to Storrington in a league fixture, also with a 3pm kick off at the Caburn. The thirds are playing Ashurst Wood in a league home fixture with a 2pm kick off time at the Convent Fields in Lewes. On Sunday morning the under 18’s are at home to Hailsham with an 11am kick off and in the afternoon the Veterans play Balcombe vets at the Caburn with a 2pm kick off time in the Fred Pretty Cup competition. On Saturday afternoon in the bar the Six Nations rugby will be shown on the big screen TV with Scotland versus Ireland at 2.25pm followed by England versus France at 4.50pm.

ST MARY’S: This Sunday, we celebrate Candlemas and the Presentation of Christ in the Temple. The morning service will be led by Revd Lucy Hollingsworth and is especially welcoming for families. Come and learn more about this important moment in Jesus’ life. We are particularly lucky to welcome the Archdeacon of Brighton and Lewes, the Ven. Martin Lloyd Williams this Sunday to celebrate Holy Communion at 8am and lead the Eucharist service at 6.30pm. Members of the congregation are busy gathering sponsorship for good causes. Abigail joins friends from Ringmer Primary and Nursery School for a Welly Walk on Sunday, raising money for Patina and the Year 6 Moving on Parade. Marisa is in the middle of a pedometer challenge and walking 795 miles in four weeks (she has help form her team at East Sussex Highways). Emily is preparing for the Brighton Half Marathon, running in aid of the Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice. We wish them all well, please let them know if you would like to sponsor them. We continue to pray for Revd Beth as she prepares to recommence duties soon. Rather than inundate Beth with emails and phone calls, we ask that you contact Shirley Squires or the church wardens in the first instance and they will pass your requests and messages on. All contact details are in the parish magazine or on the church website www.ringmerchurch.org.uk

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday January 25, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Liz and Tim Owen; 2, Barrie Smith and Alan Grindley; 3, Frank Hibbert and George Montgomery. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall next Wednesday at 7pm. Contact 814220.

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