COFFEE MORNING: John and Jenny Payne’s Coffee Morning this year, at Sunrise, Laughton Road, will be tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am ‘til noon. Admission £1 to include coffee and biscuits (accompanied children free, and very welcome). There will be the usual raffle and bring-and-buy, and proceeds will go to The Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance. If you require transport, please phone us on 01273 8 12501.

OPEN GARDENS: This is the second weekend of Open Gardens in aid of St Peter and James Hospice. Tomorrow, Saturday, you will find gardens open in the centre of the village and on Sunday they will be open in the east of the village. Admission, which includes a map showing which gardens are open, is £5 which covers all four days that the gardens will be open. Tickets available from the Wednesday Coffee Break in the village hall and from Tracy in the Toning Lounge.

ST MARY’S CHURCH: Services this Sunday: 8am Holy Communion, 9.45am Family Service, 6.30pm Evensong. On Monday the Induction and Installation of the new Vicar of Ringmer, The Revd Beth Woodgate takes place at St Mary’s at 6.30pm. The service will be led by Martin, Bishop of Chichester and the new Archdeacon for Brighton and Lewes, Martin Lloyd Williams. All are welcome to this special service.

CIRCUS MESSY CHURCH: Come and join the fun at Ringmer Baptist Church’s Circus Messy Church on Sunday, 2.30pm to 5pm (tea is provided) in the village hall. A church for adults and children to enjoy together. It’s all age, it’s fun. It’s a creative time to explore a Christian Circus theme, through getting messy; a celebration time which might involve a story, song, games and a meal together. For more info ring Sharon on 07985 800011.

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday June 3, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Deirdre Booth and Simon Webster; 2, Roy Skan and John Weston; joint 3, Barrie Smith and Alan Grindley, Frank Hibbert and George Montgomery. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact 814220.

BOWLS CLUB: Last week’s results: Peacehaven v Ringmer 66-74, Newick v Ringmer 63-64, Ringmer v Haywards Heath 97-54, Maresfield v Ringmer 56-68.

COUNTRY MARKET: Do come and see what is on offer at the Country Market on Tuesdays from 10am to 11am in the village hall. There is now a selection of garden produce and plants as well as homemade sweet and savoury items, preserves, local honey, eggs and bread. On the craft tables are a range of home made goods and greetings cards for all occasions. There is also an interesting selection of local cheeses. Tea and coffee are always available.

COACH TRIP TO KEW: Ringmer U3A have organised a coach trip to Kew on Wednesday August 5. The coach will depart from Ringmer at 8am and return about 6pm. Tickets for a seat on the coach are only £11 each. Entry to The National Archives at Kew is free, but those wishing to visit Kew Gardens will need to pay a further £12 (£13 if not a concession). You do not have to be a member of U3A to join this trip. For further details and a Booking Form see Ringmer U3A Web pages (http://www.ringmer.info/u3a/family-history/visits.html ) or contact Deirdre (01273 812516) or Ian (01273 813010). This is a popular trip so book soon if you wish to go.

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