Fletching

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin. Sunday, 10.30am (please note later time). Harvest Thanksgiving. The plough will be carried up as is traditional, and farmers will of course be participating in the service. Fletching Scouts will also be on parade, and all children are invited to bring gifts of Harvest produce (whether fresh or in packets, tins or jars etc). Produce will later be taken to the Uckfield Food Bank. The collection at the service will be sent to Farm Africa and the Prince of Wales Countryside Fund. 5.30pm Evening Prayer.

YOUTH CLUB: The Youth Club meets tonight, Friday, at 7pm.

GOAT CLUB: This club meets tomorrow, Saturday, at 2pm.

CHROMATICS CHOIR: The choir meets on Monday at 7.45pm.

FLETCHING SINGERS: Meet on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts meet every Thursday at 5pm.

HANDBELL RINGERS: Have you ever wanted to learn to ring handbells? Now’s your chance as Fletching Handbell Band are looking for new recruits. Anyone from the age of 10 years upwards is welcome. No musical experience necessary, only knowing your right hand from your left hand, and not colour blind. You must also be available for performances. We practice on Tuesday evening from 6.30pm until 7.30pm in the tower at the Parish Church. We start practice at the beginning of October. If you would like to come and see if it is for you, please contact Sonia Harriyott on 01825 761108.

YOUR BELFRY NEEDS YOU: We are looking to recruit a couple of people to join our band of bell ringers, here in Fletching, in order to keep the church bells ringing. Knowledge of music is not necessary, nor is strength. A sense of rhythm and a degree of commitment are all that are required. We will train you, whether you are young or not quite so young, although if you are very young and/or small, we might have to ask you to wait until you have grown a little. Training sessions will probably take place on Friday evenings. So why not come and have a go? If you are interested, please contact your tower captain, Tim Evans, on 01273 400835. Alternatively, please visit the tower on a Sunday morning, between 9.30am and 10am, to meet the band and see what goes on.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 8 October 1915. East Sussex County Council. Instruction in Agriculture. Free Expert Advice. The Agricultural Education Sub-Committee desire to direct the attention of Farmers, Horticulturalists, Poultry Keepers, Smallholders, and Allotment Holders to the provision made in respect of: 1, Live Stock Improvement; 2, Analysis of Soils, Manures; 3, Lectures; 4, Experiments; 5, Demonstrations; 6, Advice on all branches. In sections 3 to 6 all services are free of charge. For full particulars apply to the Agricultural Organiser, County Hall, Lewes.

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