ST MARY’S: This Sunday’s Services: Family Service at 10am will involve pancakes, hopefully edible, as we prepare for Lent. With families or not, everyone is welcome to join this simple service which typically lasts 30 mins. Bring a favourite topping and find out what Shrove Tuesday is all about. At 6.30pm we celebrate Celtic Eucharist, a new style of service for St Mary’s focusing on the wonder of God’s creation. Do come along to be inspired. Our 8am Holy Communion will be led by Revd Jane Sherwin this week, another opportunity to come near to God in a peaceful, thoughtful service. On Monday at 10.30am, the Bible for us today group meets in the church room. On Wednesday at 6.30pm a Eucharist for Ash Wednesday marks the start of Lent. This includes marking the sign of the cross on the forehead in ash and is a moving and significant service in the church year. Would you like to host a simple lunch of soup and bread and cheese during Lent? Talk to Shirley if you can spare a Friday lunchtime to arrange. Donations go to St Mary’s Disaster Fund which enables the church to respond quickly to worldwide emergencies such as earthquakes and floods.
WI: Our February meeting welcomed Ian Everest who talked to us about the Woman’s Land Army in Sussex. We next meet on Tuesday March 5 in the village hall at 7.30pm. Our speaker will be Raymond Hale, talking about Camouflage Trickery in the Animal Kingdom. We welcome visitors and new members. For further information contact Julie on 01273 982304.
BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday, February 20, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Frank Hibbert and Alan Disney; 2, Hazel North and Hugh Bailey; 3, Barrie Smith and Alan Grindley. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall next Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact 07821 379313 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: The recent horticultural themed talk and demonstration was well attended. Now our attention turns to the forthcoming spring show and coach outings. Members will find full details in their copy of the schedule. New members are always welcome. Please contact Chris Browning, club secretary, on 812672 for further details and a copy of the schedule.
DRAMATIC SOCIETY: Are excited to announce their preparations for the magical pantomime, Cinderella. Fancy joining in the fun on stage or backstage, then join us for the script read through on Wednesday March 27, open auditions Wednesday April 3. Venue: Rogers Room, Ringmer Village Hall at 7.30pm. The characters, which of course need little introduction, include Fairy Godmother, Cinderella, Prince Charming, Dandini, Buttons, Wicked Step Mother, The Ugly Sisters, Royal Pages, A Cat named Chablis and many many smaller roles. For a script or information on the roles and characters, contact Graham Stapley on 07732 224077 or 01273 812976 or email@example.com. To be performed at Ringmer Village Hall from Wednesday to Saturday, November 20 to 23.