ST MARY’S SUPPORTERS CLUB: Tonight, Friday, from 6pm there is an opportunity for non members both adults and children to come along and see what the club has to offer. Pop in for a chat and a drink. There will be our mini skittles alley, toads and table tennis available. Everyone welcome. Race Night tomorrow, Saturday. Fund-raiser for the Royal British Legion (Lewes Branch). We are hoping to raise enough to update and correct a couple of typos on, the Honours Board. Please come along and support us if you can, raffle donations gratefully received. Doors open 7.30pm, first race 8.15pm. Bingo next Friday, April 19, with cash prizes and raffle. Eyes down at 8.30pm. Everyone welcome. Why not take a look at our website, stmaryssupportersclub.co.uk to see what events are being held and how to make a booking or become a member.
ST ANNE’S CHURCH: Holy Week: Palm Sunday at 8am there is Holy Communion with distribution of Palm Crosses and at 10am Sung Eucharist with procession and distribution of Palm Crosses. Tuesday at 10.30am is Holy Communion. Wednesday at 12.15pm is Holy Communion. At 7.30pm on Maundy Thursday Holy Communion and on Good Friday from 1pm to 3pm Meditation and at 6pm there is a walk of Witness from St Pancras. Sunday, Easter Day at 8am there will be Holy Communion and at10am Sung Eucharist followed by an Easter Egg Hunt for the children. Ramped access to the church will be available in time for Easter from the Twitten. The next lunchtime recital will be Thursday April 25 at 1.10pm and will be George Fu, Piano.
ST MICHAEL’S CHURCH: Wednesday at 12.15pm is Holy Communion and Easter Eve, April 20, a Vigil Service.
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CHRIST CHURCH: Christ Church Tots are on their Easter holidays this week, but instead we have a Messy Church today, Friday, from 10.30am to 1pm including crafts, celebration worship and lunch on the theme of Holy Week, Christ’s entry into Jerusalem and the events leading up to his trial and crucifixion. This Sunday (Palm Sunday) our Sunday morning service will include Holy Communion and be led by Rev Andrew Mills. Immediately after the service we have a Congregational Meeting, which includes our AGM. This is Holy Week with several special services leading up to Easter. On Maundy Thursday we will be attending a service at our sister church, Cross Way, Clinton Place, Seaford at 7.30pm. There will be a service at Christ Church on Good Friday at 10am. Later in the day Churches Together in Lewes have a Walk of Witness at 6pm. It begins at 6pm on every Good Friday outside St Pancras Roman Catholic Church and proceeds in silence to the mount in Mountfield Road where it ends with a short service and blessing. Our Easter Sunday morning service is at 10.30am and will be led by Rev Dr Richard.
MY FAIR LADY: Once again another good production from the whole team of My Fair Lady held in the Town Hall last week. Everybody on stage was a star in their own right. The backstage team also made the whole production seamless.
SPRING SHOW: St Mary’s Gardening Club Spring Show Results. The St Mary’s Gardening Club held its Spring Show on Saturday April 6 at the St Mary’s Social Centre. Despite the vagaries of the weather our members had produced an amazing display of flowers: beautiful daffodils and tulips glowed in the pale spring sunshine. This year there were more entries from more competitors which was very pleasing. The winner of the Corporation Cup for the exhibitor with most points in the flower classes was Chris Gibson and Mary Newnham was the winner of the Ladies Spring Cup. The Russell Daffodil Cup, awarded to the winner of Class 18, six named daffodils, went to Chris Gibson. The Rosemary Cookery Cup was won by Anne Brown while Steve Hammond was awarded the Novice Cup. Children’s Spring Cup, age up to 7 years, awarded to the exhibitor with most points, went to Toby Corfield and the Children’s Spring Cup, age over 8 years, awarded to the exhibitor with most points was won by Holly Burton. The winner of the Best Exhibit Trophy, awarded to the best exhibit in the children’s section was Toby Corfield. RHS certificates were awarded to Chris Gibson, Best flower or vegetable, for three yellow trumpet daffodils, Rosemary Sells, Best domestic item, for one fruit Jam and Christine Gibson, Best flower arrangement, for Brexit.
Individual winners were:1 Daffodil, yellow trumpet, white perianth Chris Gibson; Daffodil, yellow trumpet, yellow perianth Chris Gibson; Daffodil, white trumpet, white perianth Chris Gibson; Daffodil, white trumpet, yellow perianth Pat Mitchell; Large Cup, any colour Cup, white perianth Chris Gibson; Large Cup, yellow Cup, yellow perianth Mary Newnham; Large Cup, any other colour Cup, yellow perianth Chris Gibson; Small Cup, yellow perianth Mary Newnham; Small Cup, white perianth Christine Gibson; Double daffodils: Annie Hobden; Double Daffodil, specimen Christine Gibson; Narcissus, multi headed Chris Gibson; Narcissus, single flowered species Chris Gibson; Split corona, any colour, flat crown Chris Gibson; Daffodil, any other type, three of a kind Malcolm French; Daffodil/Narcissus, three distinct kinds Chris Gibson; Daffodil, single specimen Mary Newnham; Russell Daffodil Cup Mary Newnham; Novice Cup Steve Hammond; Narcissus, single specimen grown from a Polmenor bulb Alison Soudain; Other spring bulbs Pat Mitchell; Hyacinth, single specimen Andy Brown; Tulips, three different varieties Andy Brown; Tulips, one colour Christine Gibson; Polyanthus Annie Hobden; Any other flower Brenda Greenaway; Flowering shrub Keith Brown; Flowering pot plant Annie Hobden; Cacti or succulent Brenda Greenaway; Rhubarb Margaret Geering; Leeks Cyril Bates; Any other vegetable Cyril Bates; Decorated egg, children, up to 7 years Toby Corfield; Selfie photo with my pet, children, up to 7years Toby Corfield; Selfie photo with my pet, children, 8 and over Holly Burton; Daffodil grown in a pot-The Cottage Pre-School Harry Hawandee; Spring Collage – The Rainbows Bo Slater; Mixed Fruit jam Rosemary Sells; One fruit jam Rosemary Sells; Marmalade Anne Brown; Lemon Curd Pat Mitchell; Mature chutney Alison Soudain; Two bacon and cheddar loaves Christine Gibson; Treacle Tart Anne Brown; Victoria Sandwich Kelly Grover; Easter Biscuits Christine Gibson; Shortbread Mary Newnham; Knitted item for a baby/child up to 3 years Mary Newnham; Item of handicraft Sheila Kay; Photograph A Walk in the Woods, Christine Gibson; Photograph ‘Roof tops’ Andy Brown; Miniature arrangement in a sea shell Mary Newnham; Brexit flower arrangement Christine Gibson; Easter Basket flower arrangement Christine Gibson; Vase of flowers and foliage picked from your garden Annie Hobden.
JUMBLE SALE: Nevill Juvenile Bonfire are holding a jumble sale tomorrow, Saturday, at Lewes Scout Hut Ham Lane. Doors open 2pm.