WOULD you like to join Otford Lunch Club, for older residents, which takes place from 11.45 every Thursday in the village Memorial Hall, High Street? The Club is a welcoming place for local residents to go along and socialise with friends, old and news. It is run by a dedicated teams of volunteers and members enjoy a welcoming cup of coffee or tea followed by a hot nutritious two course meal each week, except August this year, and it may be possible to arrange transport. To find out more please contact Margaret Nicholson 01959 524147. RICHARD Worssam the Vicar of St Bartholomew’s Church’s Farewell Service takes place at 10am on Sunday August 25 and is an opportunity for parishioners to worship with him and his family before he takes up his next appointment. MEMBERS of St Bartholomew’s church will be participating in The Friends of Kent Churches Bike and Hike being held between 10am and 6pm on Saturday September 14 and potential sponsors will be most welcome. They are also looking to make up a rota of people to welcome visiting cyclists and walkers to sign them in. If you can spare an hour or two please contact the Church Office 01959 523185. The money raised is divided between Friends of Kent Churches and our parish. FRIENDS of the Earth, Sevenoaks Branch, meet on the borders of Otford and Kemsing at 8pm on the third Tuesday of each month. If you are interested in joining them contact John on 01959 524906 for more information. FOR any girls or volunteers interested in joining Girlguiding Otford there is a website to register your interest, log onto www.girlguiding.org.uk/interested or call 0800 1 69 59 01. They especially need female adult volunteers, over 18, who would be interested in helping at their Guide unit meetings. IF you would like to host our Hardelot Twins on the weekend of 27/29 September and/or join the coach trip to Hampton Court on Saturday September 28 please contact Jane Lawrey c/o the Parish Council office, 01959 524808, as soon as possible. OTFORD Evangelical Church offer coffee and chat between 2 and 4pm each Tuesday afternoon in August and invite all those who would welcome an opportunity to meet with other local people in a relaxed and friendly environment. If you need transport please call 07510 909035, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.otfordefc.orn.uk.