Hurstpierpoint news
Hurstpierpoint news

RELAX WITH COLOURING: at the library. Starting today, Thursday 2 March, and every Thursday afterwards from 2pm to 3pm. Colouring is not just for kids today. Adults have found that in a busy world, and one increasingly dominated by time spent in front of screens, the art of colouring is relaxing. Printed prepared sheets or books are intricately designed some specifically to help de-stress and focus the mind. No wonder this has become so popular. Just drop in, all the materials are provided and relax in a friendly atmosphere whilst you create with colour.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: on Friday 3 March at 10.30am at Holy Trinity Church. Each year women from a different country compile the service and this year it is the turn of the Philippines. They have chosen the title and theme of ‘Am I being unfair to you?’ All are welcome and coffee is served after the service.

LOOKING TO ADOPT A CAT?: Our local cat rehoming charity Paws & Claws situated at Sayers Common is having a homing session on Saturday 4 March from 2pm to 4pm. Look at the website, to see just some of the cats wanting new homes, then phone Val for more details and info on 01444 457758 before visiting.

MID SUSSEX RAMBLERS: have a walk for Sunday 5 March starting at 10.30am. This will be a Jack and Jill circular route lead by Phil, contact on 01273 835931. Starts at the windmills at Clayton, BN6 9PG, and has a moderate 6mile/9.7km trail via Lower Standean, North Bottom and Ditchling Beacon. On a fine day the views should be good. If you enjoy a walk to blow the cobwebs away then do check out their website as it has the details for all the walks arranged, and they vary as to length and venue. Plus there are some indoor events, like one coming up in Haywards Heath on Wednesday 8 March at 8pm Methodist Church Hall in Perrymount Road entitled Hearth and Home, a talk about the history of traditional Sussex housing.

MESSY CHURCH: Sunday 5 March at Hurstpierpoint Methodist Church, Cuckfield Road from 3.00 pm to 5.00 pm, every one is welcome. This is an informal time of ‘doing church differently’ with great fun singing songs, hearing Bible stories, doing messy activities and then enjoying food together. Children must be accompanied by a parent/carer or trusted adult.

PATIENTS PARTICIPATION GROUP: for Mid Sussex Health Care is having their AGM on Tuesday 7 March in the Club Suite of the Village Centre at 6.30pm. Once the business has been completed Mr Simon Chandler the Chairman of the Clinical Patient Reference Group and Locality Lead on the Clinical Commissioning Group will give a talk. This is entitled Changes to Local Health Care. Coffee or tea will be served and all are welcome.

HURST AFTERNOON CLUB: meets on Tuesday 7 March in the Village Centre at 2pm, when Belinda Sharpe will take them on a musical journey. Everyone welcome to join in and enjoy a chat and refreshments.

MOTHER”S UNION: meets on Wednesday 8 March from 2.30pm – 9pm, at Park Close, Hurstpierpoint, looking at ‘The story behind your Bible’. Bring along your own bible and share its history and why it is special to you. Home made cakes and tea included in £2 entrance for visitors. Open to all.

ST GEORGE’S MILLENIUM GARDEN TRUST: has its AGM at the Bowls Club Pavilion in South Avenue on Wednesday 8 March. It will be followed by an illustrated talk on The History & Restoration of Oldland Mill in Hassocks by Fred Maillardet, who has been very involved with the project to restore this 300 year old mill. If you have visited it on its open days or walked past it and are interested to learn more then do go along, every one is welcome.

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