Parish Pump events in Goring, Rustington and Lancing

BELOW are events taking place in Goring, Rustington and Lancing over the next week.


Members of the West Worthing Group of the Civil Service Retirement Fellowship welcome Helen Jones to speak on “Worthing Homes” at their meeting on Tuesday, April 16, starting at 10am in the hall of Goring United Reformed Church, Shaftesbury Avenue. Retired civil servants are invited to join the fellowship by attending the meeting or phoning the group secretary on 01903 245224.

The silent auction organised by the Goring Friends of St Barnabas was described as a “success” and the sum of £1,190.52p was donated to the hospice. The Goring friends thanks those who supported the function.

Jenny Bonner will deliver a talk entitled Reflections on Easter to the Tuesday Fellowship at Goring Methodist Church, Bury Drive, on Tuesday, April 16. All are welcome and the meeting starts at 2.45pm, with tea and biscuits.

Goring Residents’ Association meets next Thursday, April 18, for its annual meeting, followed by a photographic exhibition with Martin Hayes from Worthing Library, entitled 1897: How Worthing celebrated Queen Victoria’s Jubilee, at St Mary’s Church hall, Ilex Way, Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Phone 01903 240431 for more details.

On Sunday, April 14, the Worthing & District Society of Model Engineers has a variety of five-inch gauge live steam and diesel outline electric locomotives providing the motive power at the group’s Field Place headquarters, in The Boulevard, at the next steam running day. Rides start from 2pm to 5pm and fares are 50p each.

Goring Ilex Townswomen’s Guild held its annual meeting on Tuesday, March 19, when the chairman, Lynn Gates, welcomed 32 members and two visitors and both she, the other officers and all the committee members were re-elected for a further year. A vote of thanks from the floor was passed thanking them for their hard work throughout the previous year. Reports were read and adopted from the secretary, Jean Corlett, acting treasurer Rose Tickner, and the chairman. It was agreed the guild was flourishing and continuing to provide speakers, activities, and outings to suit all tastes, as well as a good stimulating social atmosphere at its monthly meetings. The April lunch will take place tomorrow, Friday, April 12. Further details are available from Do Goodchild on 01903 249855. The next guild meeting is on Tuesday, April 16, when the speaker is Billy Elliott from the Worthing and District Animal Rescue Service. New members are welcome. Phone Mrs Gates on 01903 240365 for further details.


The Worthing and district branch of Cats Protection holds its spring fayre on Saturday, April 13, at St Peter and St Paul’s Church, The Street, from 10am until 12.30pm.


The Lancing Flower Club annual meeting was held on March 18 and the club presented Moyna Burrows, a staunch committee member over the past 30 years, with a bird bath and plant to thank her for all she had done to enhance the club. Gill Davey showed how to create home-based ceramics from moulds along with the painting and glazing process which provided much discussion. To start this year’s Wednesday evening programme of demonstrations, Lancing Flower Club was pleased to welcome Lucinda Knapman for her second visit to the club. Lucinda took art as her starting point and did six imaginative arrangements inspired by different styles and periods of art and artists from the Dutch flower paintings to David Hockney. There were three entries in the club’s competition for a “take five” arrangement, using only five flowers, all completely different in their interpretation. The next club meeting, in the afternoon, on April 15 will be a demonstration by Gill Homer entitled Beyond Bognor, with a competition called On The Seashore. Further information is available from Helen Taylor on 01903 207255.