Hi friends. Here is our news about what’s planned for the next few weeks. Of course, it’s all very uncertain at the moment as we all keep a careful eye on this pandemic and as you will expect we may need to change our plans in light of the latest Government advice. Please keep well, follow the advice about hand-washing and ‘social distancing’ – and look out for your neighbours especially those you know are vulnerable and may be at particular risk.
St Margarets Church and Community Centre
Please check centre pages for details of church services during April, including our Easter services. We’ld love to welcome you there. No Easter eve vigil in Wicken this year, but a Holy Communion service at 9.30 am on Easter Day led by Rev Paddy Cable. Our Lent Course continues on Thursdays at 7.30 pm. Please ring Margaret Davis on 550703, Anna on 540610 or Richard on 541522 if you want more information or to ask any questions.
QUIZ – Sadly we have had to postpone our Quiz in light of the uncertainties about the pandemic and the associated risks.
100 Club – Marchwinners were Madeleine Radford and Jamie Alexander. Warmest congratulations to them.
Yoga – classes from 9.00 am – 10.00 am on Monday mornings. Occasional workshops following the routine sessions are now offered from time to time. Please call Jenny Allwork 07792 033 242 or email her firstname.lastname@example.org for more details. Check her web-site at www.jennywallwork.com.
Pilates – Tuesday and Wednesdayclasses have been cancelled for a few weeks but Vanessa hopes they will resume after Easter if the situation has become clearer by then. Please email Vanessa on email@example.com or ring on 07852 781566 to check sessions.
Garden Club - Viv McLennan writes‘The Garden Club are visiting Dragons at Boyton Cross on Thursday 2 April. This is a plantswoman’s garden planted to encourage wildlife. It will be a ‘car share’ outing and tea will be available in the garden. The May garden outing will be to Kathy Brown’s garden on
Art Group – Jill Turner writes ‘The Art Group will be meeting 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th. The Centre will be open earlier than normal from 9.30 am until the usual time of 12.30 pm. and members can come and go during that period to suit themselves. Ken Mark will be on hand on Wednesday 1st April to provide tuition, and informal sessions will take place on the 8th, 15th and 22nd. On 29th April we shall be very pleased to welcome Ania Shreeve again who is going to take an art class for those members who are interested. The Centre will be open as usual on 29th April for those who have not booked to take part in Ania’s class. Anyone wishing to find out more about the Wicken Bonhunt Art Group please contact Jill Turner on 01799 543680.’
Wicken Ladies – Jenny Burgess writes ‘The Wicken Ladies are due to meet on TUESDAY 31st March when the theme for the evening will be ‘CHOCOLATE’! A full diary is planned for the rest of the year with the following events lined up. Sunday 3rd May the annual Wicken Walk. Thursday 18th June The Wicken Ladies Bake Off. Saturday 11th July a Cocktail Evening. Thursday 17th September our Autumn evening. Film night in November and our Christmas meeting on 3rd December. Full details of these events will be circulated to all the Ladies nearer the time. If you would like to join us at any of our events or know of someone new to the village who may be interested, please contact Tanya or jenny on firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Carpet bowls – normal pattern - meet at 7.30 pm on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month (so on Tuesday 14 and 28 April). We’re a friendly group with a warm welcome. Come along and try it! (contact Joan Morgan on 542558).
Book Club – Normally meets at 7.30 pm on the last Thursday in the month. Next meeting will be Thursday 30 April. (Please note – venue to be confirmed). To check dates and for more information please contact Marion Tyrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Handbells (Belle-plates) Group – Weekly sessions 7.30 pm most Mondays. We’d love more members. No experience necessary – and it’s fun! Come along to have a go! Bring a friend!! If you’re interested or for more information, please ring Joan Morgan on 542558 or Richard Taylor on 541522.
APRIL 2020 DATES
(Wicken Ladies 7.30 pm Tuesday 31st March (contact Tanya Patience or Jenny Burgess)
Art Group 10.30 am Wed 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th (contact Jill Turner 543680)
Drop in for Coffee & Chat at Clavering Christian Centre 10 – 12 noon Thurs 2nd(contact Richard 541522 or Anna 540610 for a lift)
Lent Course 7.30 pm Thurs 2nd
Breakfast Club 10.00 am Sat 4th (contactRichard Taylor 541522)
Yoga 9.00 am Mon 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th(contact Jenny on 07792 033 242)
Belle-plates 7.30 pm Mon 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th(contact Joan Morgan 542558)