FOLLOWING the success of a quiz held last autumn, Powick Playing Field Association arranged another quiz for last Friday evening. In spite of numbers being disappointing, £100 was raised for the playing field. The winning team consisted of Roger Gurney, Mary Stafford and Mary Ward and won vouchers. The question master was Nick Sandy and the raffle was run by Hazel Peters. Prizes were won by Jenny Taylor, Bob Fleming, Jim Allsopp and Isabel from Malvern.

The Playing Field Association is also planning a Valentine's dinner and disco on Saturday, February 14, at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15 per person and should be reserved by ringing Sue on 01905 831273. Entry to the disco only, after 9pm, will cost £5.

The week of prayer for Christian unity is marked from Sunday, January 18, to Sunday, January 25. On Sunday, Rev Richard Rosoman from Holy Trinity, Malvern, will preach at the 11am service at St Peter's, Powick. At St James's, Callow End, the preacher at 9.30am will be Rev Trevor Rowe from the Methodist church. There are a number of activities during the week including a visit to Stanbrook Abbey to meet the nuns, partake of refreshments and finally join compline (evening prayers) on Tuesday, January 20, at 7.15pm. Contact Rev David Nichol for details.

The annual games evening between members of all the different churches in the Malvern Link area takes place on Wednesday, January 22, at Somers Park Avenue Methodist Church Hall at 7.15pm. Representatives from Powick, Callow End and the benefice including Guarlford and Madresfield will be competing in table tennis, Ludo and dominoes. The clergy will compete in snooker. This is a chance to meet fellow Christians in a relaxed atmosphere with many other board games available, followed by refreshments.

To conclude the week on Sunday, January 25, there will be a united service held at St Mary's Church, Sherrards Green, at 6.30pm to which all are invited.