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ANNUAL VILLAGE QUIZ: A most enjoyable evening saw last year’s winners, the Jacksons and friends, win again with 84 points. They were closely followed by the Tuesday Market, Liz Owen’s and Castle Rotary teams. The real winner, of course, was St Peter and St James Hospice for whom the 31 teams raised a magnificent £1077 which included £297 from the raffle. Many thanks to the usual team for organising this twelfth successful event.

FOOTBALL AND SOCIAL CLUB: Today, Friday, the second team have a home league fixture versus Storrington Reserves, kick-off is at 7.45pm. Tomorrow, Saturday, the firsts are at home to Lingfield, in a SCFL Div 1 fixture and kick-off time at the Caburn is 3pm. The next karaoke evening in the bar is Saturday April 1 and the regular monthly general knowledge quiz returns on Thursday April 6.

BAPTIST CHURCH: Regular Services in the village hall: Sundays at 10.30am and 6pm. Communion usually celebrated on second Sunday (morning) and fourth Sunday (evening) each month. Sunday and Youth Clubs available. This Sunday, in addition to our normal services, we are hosting our next Messy Church event at 2.30pm to 5pm. This is a fun time for all the family with games, crafts and songs. Tea and refreshments will be provided. If you’ve not come along to any yet, why don’t you give it a try? The Ringmer Food Bank, run by Ringmer Baptist Church, is open every Monday from 1.15pm to 2.15pm. Located in the village hall (Rogers Room) it is available to individuals and families referred to us by local welfare organisations. For further details email: ringmerfoodbank@btinternet.com or telephone: 07985-651792.

ST MARY’S: Services for Lent continue this Week with 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Eucharist and 6.30pm Evensong. Families with youngsters may especially enjoy our special Easter In One Sitting tea time Service at 4pm on Sunday (though we appreciate the clash with the Baptist Church’s Messy Church, something we all hope to avoid in the future). The Way of the Cross continues every Tuesday at 5pm and the shared Lent course takes place every Thursday evening over at Barcombe church. Details can be found on the church website. The MU meet again on Tuesday as we welcome Rev Peter Clark to give a Lent Talk. Members and visitors are very welcome. We start at 7.30pm in the church room.

COUNTRY MARKET: Don’t forget the Spring Special this Tuesday. Taste before you buy, samples available, in particular of this year’s marmalades. Find us at the village hall.

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday March 8, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Liz and Tim Owen; 2, Jenny Lodge and Johnnie Walker; 3, Carol Holloway and Hazel North. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall next Wednesday at 7pm. Contact 814220.

RDS SPRING PRODUCTION: We’ll Always Have Paris, a comedy by Jill Hyem, who wrote Tenko, will be running from Wednesday to Saturday (March 22 to 25). This is a popular play about three girlfriends with very different personalities, whose lives have taken different directions. Charming Frenchmen will be waiting to welcome you when you arrive at Ringmer Village Hall. Enjoy a little Parisian atmosphere to get you in the mood to enjoy this amusing, thoughtful and heart warming play; guaranteed to make you laugh and leave you with a song in your heart. If you haven’t already got your tickets, they are available at £8, online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ringmer dramaticsociety and from The Pet Shop in Ringmer.

COFFEE MORMING: Ringmer Bowls Club is holding a coffee morning on Saturday March 25 at 10am in the clubhouse on the village green. There will be all the usual stalls. Entry 50p to include coffee and biscuits. Everyone is very welcome to join us.

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