Catsfield village voice

Easter services at St Laurence Church begin on Good Friday with the Watch of the Passion kept between 12 noon and 3 pm. Those who would like to join this time of quiet prayer and observation slip in and out of the church quietly, or stay for as long as they choose.

On Saturday, Morning Prayer will be read at 9 am. The church will be decorated for Easter during the morning, when gifts of flowers and foliage will be gratefully received or, if you prefer, there is a box for donations to the flower fund at the back of the church.

On Easter Sunday the Family Communion is at the usual time, 9.15 am, followed by the children`s Easter Egg hunt in the churchyard. Details of all the services are in the Parish Magazine which if full of thought provoking articles about what their faith means, by our Rector and by our friends who attend our Parish Church.

The Spring Show is on Saturday the 14th, schedules can be obtained from Maureen at the sausage shop, the Village Stores or David at Southam, don`t forget your entries have to be in by the previous Wednesday.

On Saturday the 21st there is a church Jumble Sale and Toy Sale in the Village Hall from 10 am - 12 noon. Items for the event may be brought to the hall after 8.30 am on the Saturday, or left in the tower room of the church. Organisers of The Big read were delighted to report that the event raised £220 from sponsorship money. Thank you to everyone who took part.

Do you remember the time when there were reports of a big cat being seen in the woods to the south of the village? There is a note on the village notice boards from bigcatsinSussex .co.uk, asking anyone who sights a big cat to give them a ring on 07722274033. Watch this space!

Patricia Speedy, Longstone, Powdermill Lane