Here is the March Newsletter for Sessay

At a glance

Zen BreatheTuesday March 5th
Lent LunchWednesday March  13th
Cherry TonesSaturday April 6th
Scarecrow FestivalSunday May 19th
Regular Events 
Cricket Club News 

Zen Breathe

Tuesday March 5th between 2 and 4 pm

A new one off event for Sessay is Zen Breathe. Kiyomi Sanderson, who lives in the village, brings Yuki Shiina as a guest.

Zen Kokyu,or Zen breathing,encourages us to be more mindful of our breathing, and can be used as a tool to improve our health and wellbeing. It is based on a breathing method
written by Zen master Hakuin Ekaku in the 18th century, which is said to improve concentration, blood flow, and relaxation levels in its users.

Contact Kiyaomi on 01845-501505

Lent Lunch

Wednesday March 13th 12:00 – 1:30

soup and bread

A tradition in the Village is a Lent Lunch to mark the beginning of Lent. The simple meal of Soup Cheese and biscuits is to raise funds Alzheimer’s Society.

The Cherry Tones

Saturday 6th April 2024 at 7.30pm

The Cherry Tones, Retro Harmony Singers will be performing in Sessay Village Hall on Saturday 6th April 2024 at 7.30pm (Bar open from 7pm). Pre booked tickets £10 (including nibbles) or £12 on the door. Tickets available from the 19th March from Heather Dale  07467549302 or by email, or Lisa Cornell 07894 750155 or by email.

We are looking for donations for the raffle for this event. If you have anything you are able to donate, please contact Heather or Lisa, pass on to a committee member or bring along to the Community Cafe. Thanks.

The Cheery Tones logo

Scarecrow Festival 17th May

The Bi-annual Sessay Scarecrow festival is being held on May 19th. This is advanced notice so that you can start planing your scarecrow. More details to follow.

Any other business

Sessay Events Committee

The next meeting is planned for early April. Anyone is welcome to join and share skills, ideas and a little of their time to help with fundraising efforts and to offer a range of social events for the village. If you are interested in joining the Sessay Village Events Committee or can help out at a specific event come along to the meeting or email Heather Dale here.

Sessay Community Trust

Sessay Community Trust has its AGM on 8th April at 7.30pm. Minutes of previous meetings can be found here. The next Open Meeting of Sessay Community Trust is 2nd September.

Village Hall Refurbishment

Progress has mostly been internal recently as the builders wait for roofing components. The kitchen is still in action. We have cold running water to the tap and hot water from the wall mounted boiler, which can be used for washing up with care. Please would you inform your members/ users of the change and to be careful when using the boiler. The hot water supply to the toilets is unaffected.
A new door to the main hall has been built and progress made with access to the new storage area which will be completed one things are watertight. The roof should go on this week. The new main entrance should be started soon. The new kitchen is in place and will be fitted out with a donated second hand kitchen. This may not happen until May. There are plans in place to upgrade insulation and the heating system but these are grant dependent, although there are contingencies.
Again please take care! Whilst we are doing what we can to minimise disruption to the hall’s activities and keep the areas clean, inevitably there is dust about.

Cricket Club News

Friday 22nd March– Registration evening for junior and senior players from 6.30pm. Bar will be open.

Saturday 23rd March– Get Set Day. Getting the ground ready for the new season- any help welcome!

Planned Events at the Village Hall

June 4th brings Jonathan Moseley for a floral art demonstration (he’s off the telly!) and a Family Quiz Night is being talked about.

Sessay Village Bar

Every Friday 7:30pm

From Friday 22nd the Village Bar will once again be run by the Cricket Club for the season. Friday night is Juniors night and the bar opens at 6 and will close when were done! A nice social evening and full stop to the week. Keep up with gossip. Occasional quizzes and other events such as dominoes or bingo. Just for fun! Keep up to date for last minute changes via Sessay Village Bar Facebook page.

Regular Events at the Village Hall

Sessay Indoor Bowls Club

Carpet Bowls continues until the end of March. Tuesdays 7:15. All are welcome. Sessay have two mats and there will always be one mat open for visitors and practice on Tuesday nights in the Village Hall, except for maybe a couple of nights later in the season. 7:15pm for a 7:30 start. The club has two teams playing in local leagues again this year.

March 4th

Hearts And Crafts Class 10:00. Classes vary each week. £2 entry. The class is currently heavily subscribed. Resources and Artists time is limited. If you’ve been before please keep coming. If you would like to start coming, then please contact Carole Trow by Email, and ask to go on a waiting list.

Hearts And Crafts Class classes here.

March 5th & 19th

Sessay Stitchers – Village Bar at 2:00pm – 4:00 pm
Whether you are an expert, a complete beginner or anything in between, if you’d like friendly, informal company when making anything fibre based – join us.

March 6th

Sessay WI 2:00 pm Annual Lunch somewhere!

Find the full WI Programme here

March 10th

St Cuthbert’s Church – 10.30 Morning Prayer for the Sunday before Lent. Coffee

March 12th

Tuesday Club – 2:00 pm. The Russian Job – Mrs Bird

Find the full Tuesday Club programme here.

March 18th

Hearts And Crafts Class 10:00. Classes vary each week. £2 entry. The class is currently over subscribed. Resources and Artists time is limited. If you’ve been before please keep coming. If you would like to start coming, then please contact Carole Trow by Email, , and ask to go on a waiting list.

March 24th

St Cuthbert’s Church – 10.30 Holy Communion for Lent 2 with Rev Pauline and coffee afterwards.

March 25th

Sessay Bowls Club General Meeting 7:30pm Village Hall

March 29th

St Cuthbert’s Church – 6pm Hour at the Cross, a reflective service with Rev Pauline.

March 30th

Community Café – Come and Join us for Tea, Coffee, Cake and a natter. Bring a neighbour.

March 31st

St Cuthbert’s Church – 10.30 Holy Communion with Rev Pauline and coffee


If you want your event in the newsletter, or can think of something I’ve missed, please let me know by the last week of each month. Thank you.

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