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HEFFLE WI: Meet on the second Tuesday of the month at the Union Church, Station Road Heathfield 7.30pm to 9.30pm. We are celebrating the Queen’s birthday at our meeting on Tuesday June 14 and we would love to welcome any ladies interested in becoming a member for further details call Sue 01435 866546. We also have a face book page with information of our meetings and how to become involved.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH: Old Heathfield. 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 11am Holy Communion with prayers for healing. All welcome for coffee after this service. St George’s Broad Oak, 9.30am Third Dimension Service. Website allsaintsoldheathfield.org

VOTE LEAVE GROUP: The Heathfield and area Vote Leave group have organised a public meeting at Mayfield Memorial Hall, Court Meadow on May 13 at 7pm to discuss the EU Referendum. Although there will be speakers giving the arguments for leaving there will also be the opportunity for members of the public to ask questions and give their views on either of the two options. Raymond Cade 01435 864453.

OPEN GARDEN: Amanda Hamblin of Heatherden, Cross in Hand is kindly opening her garden to the public on May 21 between 10am and 1pm to raise funds for the Cross in Hand Village Day. Parking is limited at the garden but is also at The Firs Surgery and St Bartholomew’s Church. A shuttle service will be available. The Village Day is on August 6.

Cross in Hand C of E school will be the main recipients of profit from the Village Day.

CONCERT: Heathfield Choral Society’s next concert will take place on Saturday May 21 at the State Hall, Station Road starting at 7.30pm. The programme features two works by modern British composers: Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, and Howard Goodall’s Every Purpose Under the Heaven. Conducted by Brian Newman, the concert will also feature the Camerata of London, the soprano Claire Lees and the tenor Gary Marriott. Described by Karl Jenkins as A Mass for Peace, the Armed Man is a poignant and moving mix of classical and contemporary choral music which was commissioned by the Royal Armouries Museum for the Millennium celebrations and dedicated to the victims of the Kosovo Crisis. The work chronicles the horror and destruction of modern warfare before ending on a note of hope, and takes its text from a variety of sources including the Catholic Mass, the Bible, works of Tennyson, Kipling, Dryden, Swift, the Mahabharata, and a traditional French 15th Century song, L’homme Armé, from which it takes its title. In contrast, Goodall’s Every Purpose under the Heaven was commissioned to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the King James Bible, and uses ten of the most evocative biblical texts including those from Genesis, the Psalms and Revelations. First performed in 2011, this Oratorio combines soaring harmonies with exciting and challenging rhythms. This is a marvellous opportunity to hear a performance of this new and highly acclaimed work.

Tickets cost £14 from members of the choir or £18 at the door, or can be purchased from www.wegottickets.com/event/354319 or telephone: 01435 863414 www.heathfieldchoral.org

ST RICHARD’S CHURCH: Sunday, Pentecost - 9.45am Parish Eucharist with activities for children. 6pm All Saints Waldron for Churches Together in Heathfield and District, Choral Evensong. Tuesday, 1.30pm St Richard’s Art and Craft group in the church hall. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion.

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