ST MARY’S news: The Men’s Breakfast Group meets at 8.45am this Saturday, followed by Holy Dusters, so from 10am-noon, if you would like to help with some annual spring cleaning, you would be welcomed.

Pancake tossing is in the Parish Room on Sunday, March 2, from 3.30pm-5pm, so come along and try your luck.

The Ash Wednesday Eucharist will commence at 7.30pm on March 5, but there will be no morning service that day. Up-to-date information about services and other activities can always be found at

PARISH council: The next meeting is on Wednesday, from 7.30pm, in the Pavilion Committee Room.

FIRST Friday Coffee Morning: On March 7, from 10.30am-noon. Sheila Stone, on 350238, can tell you more about this welcoming group.

WOMEN’S World Day of Prayer: Will be held at Old Basing Methodist Church, in The Street. This interdenominational service commences at 10.30am on March 7, and focuses on Egypt, with the title Streams in the Desert, followed by refreshments.