MORNING MARKET: Tomorrow, Saturday, Ringmer Flower Club look forward to seeing you at the Morning Market in the village hall from 10am to noon. There will be cakes, good-as-new clothes, plants, flower baskets, bring and buy, books, CDs and a superb raffle. Entrance 50p to include refreshments.

BOWLS CLUB: Last week’s results: Ringmer 57 v Colmans Hatch 64; Southwick Park 64 v Ringmer 67; Ringmer 69 v Burgess Hill 59; Herstmonceux 98 v Ringmer 45.

ST MARY’S: Thank you to everyone who bought plants at the vicarage last Saturday, we raised approx. £80 for church funds. This week we have been joining with churches across the UK in a week of prayer under the banner Thy Kingdom Come. This Sunday we celebrate Pentecost, the festival of the Holy Spirit and often symbolised by flames on the altar frontal and Revd Beth’s robes. In addition to the usual services at 8am and 10am, there will be a buffet lunch at 1pm in the village hall to which all are welcome (let Shirley know if you can come). The 6.30pm service takes a quiet and meditative format with Taize chants and musical accompaniment. On Tuesday the Mother’s Union meets at 7.30pm to hear about Emmaus Brighton. It’s a charity, it’s a community and so much more. Members and visitors welcome to find out more ahead of our trip in June.

BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday May 4, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Frank Hibbert and George Montgomery; 2, Barrie Smith and Alan Grindley; joint 3, Jenny Charman and Michael Slot, Deirdre Booth and Tony Wing. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact 814220.

COFFEE MORNING: Ringmer Disability Social Club Coffee Morning is on Saturday, May 21 between 10am and noon in the village hall. Apart from a good cup of coffee or tea and a biscuit, we will have some stalls including for cakes, tombola, treasure hunt and of course a raffle. All money raised will go towards the club. Please support us.

SPEED WATCH: The Community Speed Watch group of volunteers is looking for new members. Approved and regulated by Sussex Police and supported by the parish and district council, volunteers monitor vehicle speeds at various locations in the village. We need additional Ringmer residents who can spare a couple of hours per month. Can you help? Please contact Ray Eggleton on ray@2southdown.fsnet.co.uk or phone 01273812962.

QUIZ NIGHT FOR BRAIN TUMOUR CHARITY: Gus Payne is attempting to summit North Africa’s 3 highest peaks this coming August, in memory of his Mum and Dad, both of whom died from a brain tumour, and to raise money for The Brain Tumour Charity (Regd No 1150054) which is in the forefront of the fight to defeat brain tumours. To support this, there will be a Quiz at Ringmer Village Hall on Saturday May 28, commencing at 7pm. You are invited to form teams of up to eight people; for tickets (£5 per person) please contact John Payne (01273812501) or Jenny McCutchan (07976535650). Cheese and biscuits, wine, soft drinks, and tea and coffee will be served, for which a donation will be invited, and there will be an auction of a small number of items during the interval.

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