Lewes

CAMERA CLUB: Lewes Camera Club is now on its summer holiday until Monday September 14. In the meantime, our members have some set subjects to photograph for competitions in the coming season. These are Wheels, Architecture, Space and Abstract. So get photographing and we look forward to meeting members new and old when we next meet at St Mary’s Supporters Club in Lewes.

FOOTPATHS GROUP: On one of the days when the weather was sunny but not too hot for walking the footpaths group had a walk from Battle for its members. Travelling by train to Battle the party had soon left the town by taking the footpath beside Telham Court and through Malthouse Wood to Telham Lane. After a walk along this road they then made their way to Peppering Eye Farm, where the oasthouse was admired, and Millers Farm n before reaching Powdermill Wood where they ate their picnic lunch. The walk then continued along the 1066 Country Trail, around the perimeter of the Battle Abbey estate back into town where most members enjoyed tea before returning to the railway station to go back to Lewes.

The next walk is on Tuesday, Kingston, a five mile hilly walk. Meet at top North Street car park at 9.30am.

PHILATELIC SOCIETY: At the May meeting, Dave Hilton told the Lewes Stamp club the history of his Family at War. Dave started with the six members of one family (Dave’s father and five uncles) who served in the First World War. All six survived the war, although Dave’s father had only joined in the final year as he was too young when the other five brothers signed up. The story was illustrated by letters and their covers from the six brothers to home and also by newspaper cuttings of the time. The story continued through the second World War, in which Dave saw service himself, and moved on to the story of Dave’s son Robert who was serving with the Paras when Argentina invaded the Falklands. This part of the story was illustrated by postcards and stamps depicting the Falkland Islands and ships which took part in the conflict. The display concluded with mini sheets of stamps issued by the Falkland Islands in 2007 to mark the 25th anniversary of the war. The two sheets contain 16 stamps which list the names of all 255 British Servicemen killed in the war.

The next meeting of the Lewes Philatelic Society is tonight (Friday). Kevin Dillistone will illustrate 100 Years of Aviation with a display of stamps and other philatelic items. The meeting starts at 7.30pm (doors open from 7pm) in the upstairs meeting room of Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road. Non-members are welcome to come along. For further information about the meeting or membership of the society please contact the secretary Norman Sansom on 01273 472470.

COFFEE MORNING: South Street Bonfire Society are holding a coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, at Cliffe Church Hall from 10am till noon. Cakes, teas, tombola, merchandise and bonfire photos. Entrance is free.

SOUTHOVER CHURCH: On Sunday, from 9.30am to 12.30pm our Rwanda youth team will be washing cars in the Southover School car park (opposite Southover Grange) at a cost of only £5 per car, to raise funds for their visit to Africa this summer to build a house for a genocide survivor and to assist with projects at children’s feeding clinics and schools. The team’s cake sale last Sunday raised the splendid sum of £210. Book now to join Trinity churches’ summer holiday club adventure for 5 to 11 year olds with Robin Hood and The Outlaws of Tanglethorn Forest. Book at outlaws2015.eventbrite.com or for more information email trinityholidayclub@hotmail.com.

Services this Sunday: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service, a blend of traditional and contemporary, with choir, organ and band; 11.15am informal service with communion (church hall); 6.30pm informal evening service, accompanied by singers and band. Please do join us.

LEWES PASSION PLAY: The group forum meeting is on Sunday, next steps for the passion play, 3pm to 5pm Eastgate Baptist Church. This will be an opportunity to give feedback; discuss practicalities and legalities; and plan the way forward. All are very welcome. If you are not able to attend but have comments you would like to put forward, please let us know by email: towardslewes2015@gmail.com.

CHURCHES TOGETHER: Churches Together in Lewes have arranged an Open Meeting on Saturday June 20 at Cliffe Church Hall titled Celebrating Our Diversity. Christians from the wide range of local churches represented will be talking about why they do certain things which other churches don’t do (eg use of rosary, ikons, open prayer, use of silence, etc). These small differences can sometimes be reasons for division but Churches Together believe that, for many of them, if their religious purpose is properly understood, they can enrich Christians and non-Christians alike in their worship and thinking about faith. The meeting is from 10am to noon.

There is no cost and all are welcome.

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