HISTORY GROUP: Lewes History Group will meet on Monday, 7pm for 7.30pm at the King’s Church building, Brooks Road for a talk about Making Medieval Meals. Sussex Archaeological Society education officer, Joanna Wilkins regularly gives visitors advice on how to be a successful Tudor housewife. For this evening she will be taking us a little further back in time to the medieval period to explore the foods that were eaten in the Middle Ages. You’ll learn how they were prepared and the way they were served. And she reveals how some of our common expressions have their origins in medieval meal making. She also looks at the seamier side: the tricks bakers played to save flour and the dangers of fast food outlets. All welcome. Free refreshments. £2 members, £3 for non-members. www.leweshistory.org.uk

ORGAN RECITAL: Renowned local musician Nicholas Houghton gives an organ recital at St Michael’s Church, High Street (near the bottleneck) on Sunday at 3pm. The recital includes music by Bach, Bossi, Buxtehude, Fricker, Howells and Mulet together with music for the chamber organ. Admission is free with a retiring collection in aid of church repairs. Nicholas Houghton is well known as head of the East Sussex Academy of Music, as the music director of local choirs such as the Lewes Singers and as an organ continuo player.

FOOTPATHS GROUP: Wolfgang led our last walk in a very different area. It is always amazing that our leaders find walks that are quite new to most of us. We started from Jarvis Brook Station and the walk began by following a path that followed the railway line to Eridge. We passed through woodland with the railway line mostly out of sight and a stream on our right and after passing two old pillboxes we turned right into the vast Hornchurch Wood. We were soon walking on lovely Forestry tracks before emerging at Highgate Farm and then on to Rotherfield. After passing the church we soon found our way to Dewlands Manor golf course. The golf course can be quite busy on Sundays and signalling with golfers was essential to ensure safe passage. Leaving the golf course safely we soon had Jarvis Brook in sight and a walk down quiet roads led us back to our starting point and the Railway Tavern Pub. Eleven of us enjoyed this lovely walk.

The next walk is on Sunday Hassocks. Meet at top North Street car park for a 9.30am start. Our full walks programme is available at the Tourist Office.

SOUTHOVER CHURCH (one of the Trinity churches): Nearly 100 people attended our Rwanda Youth Group’s quiz night last Saturday, helping to raise over £400 towards projects which the group will work on when they visit in August. They also raised £450 at a water fun afternoon last Sunday and £195 washing cars recently. Diary date: on Friday 17 July at 7pm they are holding a fund-raising barbecue and auction of new, quality goods and services/promises. You are warmly invited to attend, with a chance to obtain a bargain! More details soon. A week tomorrow, on July 11 the Lewes Sings Gospel choir (gospel choir of the year) will be giving their biannual concerts in the church at 3pm and 7.30pm. Tickets cost £10/£5 from www.lsgsummer2015.eventbrite.co.uk. The Trinity churches’ Summer holiday club for 5 to 11 year olds ‘Robin Hood and The Outlaws of Tanglethorn Forest’ will include games, drama, craft, music and fun from July 28 to 31, 9.30am to 1.15pm in Southover Church. £12 per child or £30 for three or more children living at the same address. Book at outlaws2015.eventbrite.com. Do come in to the church if you need some peace and calm away from the hurly-burly of everyday life; it’s open during the week from 9am to 5pm as well as for services and our many other activities. You might also like to drop off some non-perishable food items for the Lewes food bank or some suitable clothing for refugees; we have collection boxes in the porch. Services this Sunday: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am family service, a blend of traditional and contemporary, with choir, organ and band; 11.15am informal family service (church hall); 3.30pm sung evening prayer; 6.30pm informal service, accompanied by singers and band. Please do join us.

LEWES PASSION PLAY: Join the group tomorrow, Saturday, in Southover Church Hall, St James’ Street, 10am to noon (or email us if you are unable to come) to discuss interim productions and activities for the next couple of years while we wait for the next full Passion Play in 2020. If you would like to order a DVD of the Lewes Passion Play performances in 2015 (£10/£5 concessions, post free) contact towardslewes2015@gmail.com or call 01273 475438.

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