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• And still the wind continues to blow from the north east. Not quite so strongly, and we have at least been reminded that a sun does exist.! • • The Treasure Hunt was great fun. The questions were tricky, challenging, but not impossible, although there was one which nobody got right. The route was through different countryside to the west of Rye, and usually at this time of year there would have been much new green growth in fields and hedges. Not this year, but there were many lambs, probably very cold little lambs. But we had the best day of the week weather - wise and those who came really enjoyed it. The winners were Judith and James from Winchelsea. I’ll let you know if we do another one.

• The next event which the Friends are planning is the lovely weekend Exhibition of Arts and Crafts. This is not until 11/12 May but invitations to exhibitors are already being sent out. If anyone would like to be included whom we have not contacted, please talk to Viv on 224 606.

*There is also a Musical celebration with a concert in church on the Saturday at 7 pm, given by very well-known local musician Ken Roberts. You may remember his superb evening of Jazz a few years ago.

• Next Tuesday, 16th April, there is an important meeting for all members of Playden Church who are on the Electoral Roll. It is the Annual Parish Church Meeting, affectionately known as the APCM. The Parishioners’ Meeting to elect Church Wardens is at 7 pm, and members of the PCC are elected at the APCM at 7.15pm. You really should be there to cast your vote. It will be held in church. Anyone interested in standing for election for either Churchwarden or as a PCC member will find information and nomination forms in the church.

• Playden Floral Group will be meeting on Monday April 22 at 2.15pm in Playden W. I. Hall. This month there is to be a demonstration by Joyce Pannell.

• A spring fair is to be held on Saturday 27th April in Playden Church from 11 am to 1 pm. There will be refreshments, home cooking - cakes and preserves, plants, books, toys, crafts, gifts and a raffle.

• A collection is ongoing for any size Actimel, Activia yoghurt pots and old in cartridges. There is a box in the porch of the church. Each pot is worth 2p and will be recycled to raise money for the church.

• The Mobile Library might be at Poppyfield on Monday from 11.30 to 11.50 am, but I understand that it has had a breakdown.

• The mid-week services resume at 9.30 am for Morning Prayer and 3.30pm for Evening Prayer on Tuesday.

• The 11am service for the second Sunday of Easter will be Parish Communion led by the Vicar.

Marion Lovell, Abingworth, New England Lane