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  • Luncheon Club meets monthly on the third Wednesday at St.Nicholas Church for the benefit of the elderly-many of whom are housebound. Transport can be provided and the lunch is low cost.
    Contact   Cynthia Blades 527705.
  • Open All Hours (Church watch scheme) St Mary’s Church is open from 9.00 to 5.00 Monday to Saturday.
  • Outreach is a group which identifies ways of raising funds for charitable organisations.  Although the PCC donates about 5% of the church income to outward giving, this group works independently of the PCC, planning events and creating opportunities for fund-raising for charities such as Christian Aid, Water Aid, Farm Africa, the homeless and abused and a Ugandan orphan.  Ideas and new members welcome.
    Contact the Rector
  • Prayer Group. The Early Bird Prayer Group meets every Monday morning at 7.30 am in St Nicholas’ to pray for the needs of the Parish and wider community.
    Contact  Cynthia Blades 527705
  • St.Nic’s Lunch House takes place on the second Wednesday of each month from 12 noon – 1.30 pm at St Nicholas’ Church. The Lunch House started in 2003 and provides a varied low cost lunch for all villagers and Church members. About 30-35 people attend regularly and it is an excellent means of socialising and meeting new people. For more information
    Contact  Cynthia Blades 527705
  • St.Nic’s Tea and Chat (Open House) meets monthly on the fourth Wednesday at St.Nicholas’ from 2.30 –3.30pm mainly for villagers. Again it is a social occasion, offering tea and cakes for which a donation only is requested.
  • Contact  Tina Saunders 826444
  • Toddler Group takes place in St Nicholas’ Church every Tuesday morning in term time from 9-11 am at St.Nicholas Church. The group has been running for about 9 years. There are about 20 families on the register and usually about 8 – 10 children at each session. The age range is from a few weeks to 4 years. There are always 2 adults in charge although the children are the responsibility of their carers. A charge of 50p per family per session is made towards the cost of coffee and biscuits. 
    A  wide selection of toys is available. It is a good opportunity for parents and young children to meet and socialise together. Most families come from Lavant but some from neighbouring areas and villages.
    Contact  Barbara Treverton
  • Brass Cleaning is carried out weekly at St Mary’s on a rota basis. More volunteers are always needed.
  • Contact  Jenny Wiseman 527902
  • Church Choir  leads the worship for Eucharist at St Mary’s at 10.am on the 2nd 4th and 5th Sundays of the month and the adult members also attend the Eucharist at St Nicholas on the 3rd Sunday of the month. Choir Practice is held on Thursday evenings from 7.15pm (7.30 for adults) during term time. More members always sought particularly men’s voices.
    Contact  Luke Hayden
  • Church Cleaning St Mary’s.  Both churches are spring cleaned thoroughly once a year. A small team meets on the first Monday morning of the month to clean St Mary’s. It usually takes about an hour or two. More volunteers are always needed
    Contact Sandrea Mann 527963
  • Flowers are arranged in both churches by a rota of flower arrangers. Flowers are often paid for by couples getting married but there are funds available. Volunteer flower arrangers are always welcome
    Contact Elizabeth Woodford (for St Mary’s) 527489
  • Good Neighbours is a developing scheme to offer support to anyone in need.  By drawing up a list of people willing and able to give their time on a casual basis, we hope to be able to set up a telephone contact scheme through which requests for help can be managed.  As this develops and the needs become clearer we hope to be able to offer help to the sick, the lonely, those with mobility issues, perhaps young mums feeling alone with a new baby. 
    Contact Cynthia Blades 527705
  • Grave Concern (Churchyard maintenance) Grave Concern keeps on top of the basic job of vegetation control and attended to other aspects of maintaining the environs of St Mary’s. The Group meets on Monday evenings during the spring and summer months. More volunteers are always sought. For all on the maintenance team of the churchyard it is a great pleasure and privilege and the team is aware of the enjoyment and contentment this beautiful place provides for others.
    Contact  Richard Boyce 527273
  • Home Groups study materials on various themes throughout the year. The groups are hosted by church members and are held at different times during the day to fit into people’s lives.
  • Junior Church is the Sunday School for children up to the age of 11.Children begin and end the 10.00am Service in church with their parents to help them realise they are part of the whole Church. On the 2nd 4th and 5th Sundays in term time they meet in the Lavant Room at St Mary’s. On the 3rd Sunday when the 10.00am service is at St.Nicholas the group meets in Lavant Primary School. Teaching at these sessions link to the Common Worship theme on each Sunday and is undertaken by a dedicated, enthusiastic and talented adult team. The 1st Sunday is the Let’s Celebrate Service at St Nicholas, ideal for families together.
    Contact  Elizabeth Woodford 527489 
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