FOOTPATHS GROUP: Walk report, Lewes Circular March 11. Nineteen of us set off on a breezy but bright morning from North Street Car Park, past the Pells into Landport, from where we climbed up to the Offham Road, continuing our ascent along Hill Road and then up to the Racecourse. On the exposed stretches, we were subjected to extremely strong, bracing or exhilarating winds, depending on your point of view. Making progress in the face of this headwind and remaining vertical were something of a struggle, but we made it and paused for welcome refuge by a hedge. We next descended by the side of the race track and took our coffee break on a bank sheltered from the winds by a large tree. The contrast between the temperature in exposed and sheltered areas was remarkable. Suitably refreshed, we continued our descent, now with the wind behind us, almost being carried along and again trying to stay vertical! We emerged via Houndean Rise onto the Brighton Road, which we crossed at Hope-in-the-Valley, from where we had another ascent up to Juggs Road, and down again to Southover. We went behind Southover to Cockshut Lane. At this point, the wind had dropped but the heavens opened briefly, and we decided to omit the last mile or so of the planned walk and returned via the Priory and the station. The walk was led by Alan.
Our next walk around Stanmer is on Sunday. It is about 4 miles long and described as ‘undulating.’ We leave the North Street car park in Lewes promptly at 9.30am. Do join us.
TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. Since January 2007 members of Trinity Church have been visiting Rwanda at least once a year on a range of activities, including water projects for rainwater harvesting and filtration to produce safe drinking water, water tank construction and house building and training to support income generating activities and teaching English, to name just a few. On Sunday April 28 between 3pm and 6pm in the Chapter House at Trinity Southover, members of Trinity will be sharing their experiences so that we can understand more about what is being done to help the communities in Rwanda improve both health and standards of living. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal communion service with contemporary worship band. Services at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with choir, organ and band; 6.30pm informal service with contemporary worship band. Please do come and join us.
PASSION PLAY GROUP: We are holding an Easter Drama Workshop for ages 10 to 16yrs on Wednesday and Thursday, April 17 and 18, with a performance on Easter Saturday April 20. The workshops will be from 10am to 4pm each day in the Trinity centre at St at John sub Castro. Booking is essential. Please book by April 10. Voluntary donation £10. So if you enjoy acting, devising plays, having fun? Come and work with our team of experienced actors, directors, drama teachers and youth leaders and create a short fun play to perform in the town on Easter Saturday. Learn the craft of exploring a theme, structuring a play, improvising and performing in just two days. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 07971 398146 for further details and registration form.
CHURCHES TOGETHER IN LEWES: Have arranged a Lent event on Saturday March 30 at Christ Church, Prince Edwards Road from 10am to noon. Anna Glenton, Anglican chaplain at HMP Lewes, will facilitate a morning of reflection and discussion on Freedom for the Prisoners (Luke 4:18). All are welcome.
LEWES CHAMBER MUSIC: Friday, March 29, 7.45pm, The Nicholas Yonge Society will welcome the Notos Piano Quartet to play Mozart’s Piano Quartet K493 in E-flat; Divertissement by Jean Francaix and Schumann’s Piano quartet. Cliffe Building, East Sussex (Sussex Downs) College, Mountfield Road. Tickets, £15 on the door or www.nyslewes.ticketsource.co.uk, free for 8 to 25 year olds.