Midhurst and Petworth parish round-up

USED inkjet printer cartridges are being collected to raise funds for MIDHURST’s St Mary Magdelene and St Denys parish church.

So far two consignments have been sent off, but the congregation are keen to keep up the good work.

They are however no longer collecting Epson and Kodak cartridges which they have been told are not recyclable.

Anyone who has any used cartridges should place them in the box at the back of the church which is labelled ‘Recyle 4 Charity’.

At STEDHAM, Guy Steffal-Flint has agreed to take over the role of choir leader and trainer at St James’ Church.

Although still in his teens, he is an experienced musician and is studying music at Guildford.

New choir members would be welcomed.

Still in STEDHAM, villagers are reminded the mobile library still be stopping in Common View from 2.20pm to 2.50pm on Friday, January 27. The message to them is ‘remember to use it – or risk losing it!’

After some 6,000 lunch servings over the past ten years at LODSWORTH village hall, Anne Strachan and Vera Baker have decided to hang up their chef’s hats.

They have catered for an average of 45 diners every month, sometimes coping with more than 120 guests at one sitting, and village hall chairman Martin Lester paid tribute to ‘these two wonderful cooks’ in the latest parish magazine.

“Our sincere thanks go to these two lovely people and thanks to all those helpers who have laid the tables, served the food, poured the drinks, cleared the dishes and even done the washing up.”

The lunch club will now be hosted by The Hollist Arms.