John May, Mill Lands

A small group of local dowsers have been exploring the area of St. George’s Church and next Saturday, February 23, there is an opportunity to learn something about dowsing. They will be there in the church from 2.00 pm to talk about what they have found. Their methods are simple and it’s not just about water! You are invited to go along and see and try for yourself. For more information please call 01424-882549 or 01424-882136.

The Quiz Evening organised by the Friends of St. George that should have taken place on January 19 but was cancelled due to the weather, will now be held on Saturday, March 16. Full details and reservations can be made through Marion Firman by calling 01424-751165.

Don’t forget that the Post Office services are available Friday mornings (11.00 to 1.00) at Broad Oak Stores and please patronise them as much as you can.

Brede Bellringers’ fund to raise money for the repair and overhaul of St. George’s Church clock (about £5,000 is needed for the work) is going quite well but there is still a way to go yet. If anyone would like to make a donation or have an event in aid of the fund please contact Andrew Burchett on 01424-882727 who will always be pleased to hear from you.

Rye and District Association of the National Trust is holding a ‘Meet and Greet’ event for members and friends and anybody who would like to learn more about the activities of the local group at Rye Town Hall from 12 noon to 2.00 pm on Saturday, February 23. For further details please contact Danny Rushbrooke on 01797-253521.

The Mobile Library calls again next week on Tuesday, February 19, from 3.00 to 3.40 pm in Oakhill Drive and 3.50 to 4.25 pm in Reedswood Road. It will also be at the Village Hall on Thursday, February 21, from 1.25 to 1.55 pm. Apart from reading books, the Library has a number of other facilities available.

Services at St. George’s Church during the coming week will be the Sung Eucharist at 9.30 am with Evening Prayer and Intercessions at 6.00 pm on Sunday, February 17. Holy Communion will be on Wednesday, February 20, at 10.00 am.

Trinity Methodist Church continues with the normal Service on Sunday, February 17, Broad Oak at 10.30 am. The service will be conducted by the Revd. Derek Brice.

Activities for the coming week at the Village Hall:

Monday, 18: Age UK (10.30 am), Whist Drive (7.30 pm); Tuesday, 19: Painting for Pleasure (9.30 am); Thursday, 21: Stretch and Tone (9.30 am); Friday, 22: Farmers’ Market (10.00 am), Short Mat Bowls (7.30 pm).

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