Down Your Way: Willingdon, Wannock and Jevington - April 4

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MORE than 20 people took part in the Sport’s Relief Mile at Huggett’s Lane Recreation Ground on March 25.

The run had been organised by Doreen Giller who took part with her dog Thai. Chairman of Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council John Pritchett started the run at 2pm and also completed the mile. First to finish was Callum Camille, second Brendan Field and third Robbie Callingham - all Year 10 students at Willingdon Community School and members of Willingdon Warriors Football Team. Refreshments were kindly provided by members of Willingdon WI.

SING-A-LONG: Tickets are selling fast for the ABBA experience hosted by Concentus Chorale at Willingdon Community School in Broad Road on Saturday, April 14. The main characters are on stage, led by musical director Adrian White, and the chorus is the whole audience seated round tables ready to sing from songsheets. A buffet and soft drinks will be provided but you can take something stronger if you wish. The performance starts at 7.30pm. Tickets, £10 each, and there is a raffle for the JPK Project. Check on availability of tickets with Evelyn Smith on 643358.

THE 3Ms (Ms Miss and Mrs) Ladies’ group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm for 8pm from September through to June at St Mary’s Church Hall Church Street Willingdon. The ladies are looking forward to ‘A Mad Hatter’s Tea Party’ which will be a small ‘in house’ social combined with the AGM on April 11. For further information ring 504832.

ST MARY’S: On Maudy Thursday April 5 at 8pm the Eucharist of the last Supper with foot washing is at 8pm with watch of prayer until midnight. On Friday April 6 (Good Friday) children’s worship is at 10am followed by hot cross buns. Later that day, devotional hour with Canon Martin Onions is from 1pm to 2pm leading to the Liturgy of the Cross and Holy Communion. On Saturday April 7 (Holy Saturday) at 8pm, the Easter Vigil will be held.

TRINITY Church: On Thursday April 5 there is a Maudy Thursday Service at 3pm. On Good Friday there is a 10.30am service and on Easter Sunday the service is also at 10.30am.

ST ANDREW’S Church, Jevington will have a quiet meditative Hour at the Cross at 11am on Good Friday. On Easter Day the service is at 11.15am.

LUNCH: Members of Willingdon Probus Club meet for lunch at the Red Lion in Willingdon Village at 12.30pm for 1pm on Thursday, April 5.

STRAY DOGS will entertain customers at the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon Village from 8.30pm on Saturday, April 7.

THE Binnie Sisters Exhibition is being held in the Stable opposite the Wheatsheaf from 12 noon to 5pm on the weekends and bank holidays from April 7 to April 29. Christine Binnie is mainly a potter while her sister Jennifer will be displaying her paintings. To find out more you could Google The Binnie Sisters Exhibition at the Wheatsheaf in Willingdon. It says ‘ The Binnie sisters will offer a fascinating insight into the rural, folkloric idyll from which they draw inspiration. The exhibition will be officially opened by Andrew Wilson curator of modern and contemporary art at Tate Britain.’

EASTER EGG HUNT: Staff at the Eight Bells in Jevington are organising an Easter Egg hunt on Easter day,, Sunday, April 8.

POLEGATE Windmill officially opens for the season from 2pm to 5pm on Sunday, April 8. It will also be open on the Bank Holiday Monday during the same hours.

ON Easter Monday April 9, church members will take part in the annual Easter walk to raise funds for Knowles Tooth Children’s Centre at Hurstpierpoint, run by the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Social Work. The circular walk will start and finish at the Tye at Alfriston, with a refreshment stop at Wilmington. The distance is approximately seven miles. It starts between 9.30am and 10am. If you would like to take part ring Sue on 423410.

THERE is a cemetery committee meeting at 7.30pm on Monday, April 10 at Willingdon and Jevington Parish Council office in Gorringe Valley Road.

JEVINGTON Church has a Flower Festival from June 22 to June 24. Helpers are needed to make cakes, serve teas and act as stewards. If you can spare a few hours contact Jackie Harris on 484284 or Jenny Wootton on 487237.

JAN GUTHRIE

Tel: 01323 501315