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DAY OF PRAYER: Women’s World Day of Prayer today, Friday, 11am at St Pancras Catholic church, Irelands Lane. This international, ecumenical service has been written by the women of Cuba with the theme: Receive children, receive me. The speaker is Rev Sue Wilkinson of St Anne’s Church. It will be followed by a ploughman’s lunch. All are welcome.

BRIDGE CLUB: Tuesday February 16, Tuesday Championship Pairs: 1, James and Sally Bugden; =2, Peter Waters and Nancy Wiginton, Mike Keeping and Richard Burnett. Thursday February 18, Thursday Championship Pairs: 1st N/S, Peter Gannon and Mike Keeping; 1st E/W, Margaret Buddery and Peter Waters. Tuesday February 23, Tuesday Championship Pairs: 1, Janet Cattermole and Di Johnstone; 2, Jerry Emery and Martin Hall; 3, Robin Parris and Peter Kennedy. Thursday February 25, Thursday Championship Pairs: 1st N/S, Peter Gannon and Mike Keeping; 1st E/W, Janet Goodall and David Sharpe. Visitors welcome, phone 01273 476757.

JUMBLE SALE: Wallands School Annual Jumble Sale, Saturday March 19. Lots of bargains to be had at jumble prices clothes, toys, books, bric-a-brac and more. 50p entrance, free parking, cafe with homemade cakes. Donations gratefully accepted from Monday March 7 at reception between 9.30am and 2.30pm during the week.

HARD OF HEARING GROUP: The next meeting of the Lewes Hard of Hearing Support Group will be held on Monday March 21, from 10.30am to noon at Lewes House of Friendship, 208 High Street. This is an excellent opportunity to meet other hard of hearing people and to make new friends in a relaxed and welcoming environment and to learn from their personal experience of living with hearing loss. It’s also an ideal opportunity to learn some useful communication skills that will help to reduce the feeling of isolation. Free refreshments and raffle. All welcome so put a note in your diary. For more information please contact East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre on 01323 722505.

TRINITY AT SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. There are still places available for our day walking through the New Testament on Saturday March 12, 9.30am to 5pm at Southover. BYO lunch. Tea and coffee provided. The cost is £14, which includes the booklet which accompanies the course; booking can be done on line at: http://www.bible.org.uk/adult_events_book_online.php. Do you enjoy singing? You are welcome to join the choir for our Good Friday and Easter services in Southover. Only one rehearsal in Southover 7.30pm to 8.30pm Friday March 18. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal family service for mothering Sunday at which all mums will be given a posy of flowers; 4.30pm songs of praise, with hymns the congregation have chosen and accompanied by the choir and organ. Services this Sunday at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am family service for mothering Sunday at which all mums will be given a posy of flowers, with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal communion service with singers and band. Please do come and join us.

CONCERT: Nicholas Yonge Society, Brodsky Quartet playing Borodin, Shostakovich and Beethoven at Sussex Downs College, Mountfield Road on Friday March 18 at 7.45pm. Tickets £15 on the door (8 to 25yrs free) or at www.ticketsource.com.

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