A COFFEE morning will be held at Christ Church, Seaside, from 9.30am today (Wednesday), when there will be a few stalls and a small raffle. Free computer training for senior citizens is also available. A short Mass in the Memorial Chapel follows the coffee morning at 11.30am.
A WHIST Drive for everyone in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church tomorrow (Thursday) starting 2pm. The cost is £2.50 per person. For details call Gladys on 720885.
THE Friendship Club for senior citizens, which meets in the lounge of Duke Bernard Court on Thursdays, is taking a summer break and restarts on Thursday September 8. Details about the club from Hazel or Dick on 722450.
ESK Gardening Club meets tomorrow (Thursday) when experts will speak about their favourite plants, and will also invite club members to talk about theirs. The Gardening Club is free and meets every Thursday in the summer months, usually 5.30pm-8pm, with a variety of talks, demonstrations and workshops. Experts are on hand to answer gardening queries. Members also receive a 10% discount on plants. To join, call 722922, visit www.eskplants.co.uk for an online application form, or speak to a member of the team at the ESK garden centre in Courtlands Road.
KEYBOARD player and singer Paul Turner will entertain at a Father’s Day Lunch at the Langham Hotel on Sunday, June 17. To book, call 731451.
AN Epistle of Straw? is the title of the next Bible Reading Fellowship meeting, when the Epistle of James will be discussed on Monday, June 18, at 7.15pm for 7.30pm in the vestry of Christ Church. Tea and coffee available on arrival. If you would like to attend, call Fr Neville on 479359.
ARTHRITIS Care meets at the Blind Centre in Longstone Road on Tuesday, June 19, at 10.30am. There is a full programme of speakers and entertainment throughout the year. Find out from Ruth on 483420.
BROADCASTER and newsreader Nicholas Owen will be guest speaker at a Literary Lunch on Tuesday, June 19, to mark the publication of his autobiography Days Like This. The lunch will be at the Langham Hotel, Royal Parade, noon for 12.30pm. There are a few places left, which can be booked on 731451.
TICKETS are available for a Diamond Jubilee Quiz Night in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church on Saturday, June 30, starting 7.30pm. There will be rounds about the Queen and the Royal Family, plus events and prominent people throughout Her Majesty’s reign. Tickets are £8 adults and £4 children, which will include a supper of pizza and salad, followed by ice cream. To book, call Meg on 487229 as soon as possible.
CHRIST Church’s new Parish Priest has just been announced. He will be Fr David Charles, currently vicar at Waldron in East Sussex and formerly curate at Willingdon. Fr David will be licensed by the Bishop of Lewes during a service at Christ Church on Monday, August 13, at 7.30pm, and officially begins his duties on September 1. He looks forward to becoming part of the local community.