FOOTBALL AND SOCIAL CLUB: Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team travel to Oakwood for a SCFL Div 1 league fixture with a 3pm kick-off time. Meanwhile the second team are at home to Arundel Reserves in a league fixture, also with a 3pm kick-off time at the Caburn. On the social side, Saturday April Fools’ Day is karaoke night in the Caburn Pavilion bar from 7.30pm and Thursday April 6 sees the return of the regular monthly general knowledge quiz also in the Caburn Pavilion bar.
ST MARY’S: Today, Friday, at noon there will be a simple Lent Lunch in the Church Room. No charge, donations will go to the famine appeal crisis in East Africa. If unable to attend but willing to make a contribution please drop some money into an envelope and pop it into church. On Sunday we celebrate Mothering Sunday and present all mothers with posies during the 10am service. We will also be holding the 8am Communion Service and 6.30pm Evensong. On Monday the Circle of Quiet meets at 10am in church. A short silent meditation and contemplating God’s presence to which new members are welcome. At 5pm on Tuesday the Way of the Cross is open to all as the journey through Lent and towards Easter continues. On Thursday the Lent course continues at Barcombe from 7.30pm. Next Friday another simple Lent lunch runs at 57 Harvard Road from noon.
RDS SPRING PRODUCTION: If haven’t already seen it, this is your last chance to see We’ll Always Have Paris, a comedy by Jill Hyem. This is a popular play about three girlfriends with very different personalities, whose lives have taken different directions. Charming Frenchmen will be waiting to welcome you when you arrive at Ringmer Village Hall. Enjoy a little Parisian atmosphere to get you in the mood to enjoy this amusing, thoughtful and heart warming play; guaranteed to make you laugh and leave you with a song in your heart. If you haven’t already got your tickets, they are available for Friday and Saturday nights at £8 online at www.ticketsource.co.uk/ringmer dramaticsociety and from The Pet Shop in Ringmer.
HISTORY STUDY GROUP: Following last year’s well received talks about the men who held the office of Vicar of Ringmer between 1900 and 1939, at our next meeting today (Friday) we shall be completing the 20th century, with short accounts of the lives and careers of the men who held this office from the start of World War II until the end of the century. We have six vicars to cover, and the meeting will again be held in the church where they worshipped The meeting will start at 8pm. The choir will be rehearsing until 8pm, but you are welcome to enter quietly and listen to them before the meeting. There will be a retiring collection in support of the Friends of St Mary’s Church.
COFFEE MORMING: Ringmer Bowls Club is holding a coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, at 10am. in the clubhouse on the village green. There will be all the usual stalls. Entry 50p to include coffee and biscuits. Everyone is very welcome to join us.
BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday March 15, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Jenny Charman and Michael Slot; joint 2, Liz and Tim Owen, Joan Evett and Sandra Dudley-Williams, Barrie Smith and Alan Grindley. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall next Wednesday at 7pm. Contact 814220.
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