Women’s World Day of Prayer: A reminder that this annual service will be this afternoon at 4th March at St Laurence Church at 2.30pm. This year the service is prepared by the Christian Women of Cuba and is entitled ‘Receive Children. Receive me.’ All are invited to stay for tea and refreshments after the service.

Village Hall: The AGM of the Village Hall will be held at the hall on Wednesday 9th March at 7.30pm, so do come along and hear how things are faring for this most important community centre of village social life. Drinks and nibbles will be served afterwards.

Spring Concert: There will be a fundraising concert held in St Laurence Church at 7.30pm next Friday 11th March. These concerts are always popular and will include the singers of St Laurence Church Choir, other performers will include a trumpet player and a flautist, children singing and a Chopin solo by Bob Andrew, organist and choirmaster. Tickets are available now from the Village Store priced £6 each to include a light supper, or can be bought on the door.

Advance notice of other forthcoming events include a Coffee Morning on 21st May in the Village Hall and a Boot Sale on Saturday 4th June at the Playing Field, so do please make a note in your diary of these dates. All proceeds in aid of St Laurence Church.

Craft Fair: There will be an Easter Craft Fair on Saturday 19 March in Catsfield Village Hall from 10 am to 2.30 pm. This time we will be raising money for Multiple Sclerosis. We are very grateful for all the support we have received from everyone at our previous craft fairs which have benefited several different charities. There will be a variety of interesting and unusual crafts, created by local makers, for sale on the day and tasty refreshments and drinks will be available. Car parking and entry is free and we hope that people will once again support us and enjoy this friendly fair.

The Lent Lunch: Held last Saturday in the Village Hall, this proved to be a popular event and raised £191 for St Laurence Church funds.

Talent show: I have been asked to include this in our Village Voice by the Sedlescombe contributor, Judy Torrence.

Talent Competition - A new date has been arranged for this event – Friday May 20th in the Sedlescombe village hall, at 7pm . We expect to see singers, dancers, jugglers , musicians , in fact all types of entertainment are welcome to join in from the local and surrounding area. Places will be limited to allow for a fair opportunity for all taking part. There is no fee to enter and there will be a £100 awarded to the winner and runner up prizes too. Professional sound system and engineer will be available. If you would like to take part then please contact Jean Dann on 01424 882438 for further details, timings and to book your place. So come on all you talented people in Catsfield, put your name down and show them what you can do!

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