SOUTH MALLING SCHOOL: Says: Key stage 2 pupils took part in an Easter Service at South Maling Church this week. They sang a selection of songs and used their learning in RE lessons to create a range of responses to the Easter Story. Well done to the Year 4 children who put on an amazing production of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, complete with a painted wardrobe, songs and excellent acting. Year 5 have enjoyed taking part in Bikeability, this week, learning the skills necessary to ride their bikes safely on the roads. Congratulations to our first ever girls football team who did a great job at the recent Lewes cluster tournament. We would like to wish everybody a very happy and safe Easter holidays. School starts again on Tuesday April 18.
SOUTH MALLING CHURCH: (Trinity at South Malling). This coming Sunday, there will be a Communion Service at 9.30am with the Associate Vicar, Revd Jeremy Bamber, who will be speaking on the parable of the Prodigal Son. Last week’s Mothering Sunday marked the halfway point in Lent. Well done to those who have kept their resolutions so far. This coming Sunday changes the mood as Christians begin to focus on Palm Sunday, Good Friday and Easter, all none too far away. Meanwhile, the Loaves and Fish installation, which was set up in Advent, just before Christmas, is still there, hanging from the church roof, and has been entered into the Diocesan School’s Art Competition, which opens at the end of this month. Working with local craftsman, Bobby Morley, children from Malling School and the Pells, together with the Malling Sunday Club and those who have attended various craft mornings over the past six months, devised the installation panels, which are constantly an experience of wonder and delight for Sunday worshippers. Sunday’s Service begins at 9.30am and all are welcome.
RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION: Malling Residents Association have reported that the meeting with local councillors, organised by the police for April 13, has been cancelled because of the council elections in May. The meeting was to discuss parking plans, and is viewed by the association as a really important one, so the cancellation is bad news. Also, it is not good news that the company which collects food from local supermarkets for the Malling Food Bank (and others in Lewes and the surrounding area) has increased its collection/delivery charge from £600 to £1000 per year. This has been rather sprung on Foodbank organisers, who had very little time to respond. This is a problem for food banks who very much rely on this supply of food each week.
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