Hellingly & Horsebridge

HELLINGLY CHURCH: 8am Holy Communion Hellingly, 10.45am Holy Communion. All welcome. Every Thursday 9.30am BCP Holy Communion at Hellingly. Hellingly Harvest Supper is on Saturday September 26 at Hellingly Village Hall, 7pm for 7.30pm and on Sunday September 27 at 10.45am is Hellingly Harvest Festival.

HARVEST: Rev David Farey says: We live in a wonderful part of God’s creation blessed with abundant harvests. It is a time for us as Christians to think of others less fortunate. There are a number of harvest celebrations our churches are involved in with schools and children’s groups. Offerings of produce, tins and packets and the like, will be donated to the Hailsham Food Bank, but we are also supporting the Diocesan Harvest Appeal which is seeking to help our link dioceses in West Africa which have been so badly hit and struggling to recover from the ebola outbreak. The Bishop of Horsham writes, ‘For our brothers and sisters in West Africa, … they need us to support them in their Christian faith, so they are enabled to improve lifestyles and provide healthcare education in relation to the Ebola virus.’ Cash collections will be taken or go online at www.chichester.anglican.org/appeal where you’ll find a range of giving options. Alternatively, simply call the appeals team on 01273 421021 and they’ll be able to help you (during office hours).

QUICKEN UPDATE: Quicken Trust is a Sussex-based charity which is transforming the lives of people living in poverty in the Ugandan village of Kabubbu, which lies 20 miles north of Uganda’s capital, Kampala. In its first decade in Kabubbu, Quicken Trust has helped tackle the destitution, disease and despair endured by villagers who once described themselves as “the Forgotten People”. Next year twelve children aged 13 to 17 years, some from among the Hellingly Scouts, are going and would like to raise money for the trip and the work there. All monies raised go directly to helping the community with building/family/school projects etc (the cost of the flights and jabs is being met by the families of the young people who are volunteering). At some point we hope to invite some of them and representatives of the locally based Quicken Trust to come and speak to the church, but meanwhile if you are interested and would like to offer support then please contact David, our Vicar.

MACMILLAN: Come along to the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning for Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday from 10.30am to 3pm at The Kings Head Pub, Upper Horsebridge Road. Stalls include amazing cakes for sale, preserves, fantastic raffle prizes, tombola, second-hand books, plants, cards, jewellery, crafts and much more. Donations of cakes, preserves, books, raffle and tombola prizes, gratefully received on the day. Or arrange via Gill Monico for collection on 01323 487291, 07752 674360. Email howell.jones@hotmail.co.uk.

PARISH COUNCIL: At the Hellingly PC September meeting 4 members of the public were present. A resident of Roebuck Park expressed concern about the state of the paths. It was noted that Persimmon was in the process of completing the paths and that a final snagging visit would take place before handover. In addition it was commented that the grassland had not been cut for a number of weeks. The Residents Association was asked to speak with HML Andertons concerning a small area at the entrance to Goldring Avenue that had not been maintained since July 6. It was pointed out that this was a Residents Association matter and that Councillors would only be able to approach HML Andertons in that capacity. A member of the public informed those present that he would be recording items on Roebuck Park and the Country Park.

COUNTRY AND ROEBUCK PARKS: At the recent parish council meeting the report on the recent Active Play sessions. The cancelled sessions should be credited to the October Half Term holiday. Concerning the letting of the contract for the construction of the Cricket Pavilion. Persimmon would provide the funding and would also cover the cost of the Project Manager. A questionnaire had been sent to some residents in Chichester Road and Buckle Gardens concerning the removal of the Harris fencing adjacent to these roads. It was agreed that this fencing should be removed and that the clerk should notify the council’s insurers as this would mean that there would be access to the ponds from this location. DICKER SUNDAY SERVICES: 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker. Harvest Festival service is at 6.30pm Sunday and is a joint service with Bede’s School at the church. Upper Dicker Harvest Supper is on Saturday October 3, look out for details.

MICHELHAM PRIORY EVENTS: Next Friday, September 25, a 90 minute walk offers stories of ghosts and paranormal activity, together with a little of the history and characters of the priory’s past. Presented with a little humour from Sussex’s premier paranormal entertainment company, Sussex Darkside. To book visit www.sussexdarkside.co.uk or call 07956 307684. Adults £15, Children £10, Family (2+2) £40

Then on Saturday September 26 there is a 90 minute tour exploring the seven acres of historic gardens with the head gardener, James Neal. Price includes entrance to the house and grounds, tour and soup and fresh bread roll in the café. Tour starts at 11am. £15 for Non-members. £10 for Sussex Archaeological Society Members and Friends of Michelham Priory. Numbers are limited so please book in advance. Call 01323 844224 or email adminmich@sussexpast.co.uk

COFFEE MORNINGS: There are weekly coffee mornings with a book exchange at Dicker Hall 10.40am to noon every Thursday. Book Exchange or purchase 20p.

QUIZ NIGHT: There is a quiz night on Saturday September 26 at and for Dicker Village Hall at 7pm for 7.30 start. Tickets adults £7, children (under 12) £3.50. Includes supper and tea or coffee. Bring your own other drinks. Teams of up to six. Quizmaster Stuart Higgins. Contact Jenny on 844687 or jenann@btconnect.com to book.

HARVEST SUPPER: Get your tickets now for the Harvest supper and games evening on Saturday October 3 at 7pm Dicker Village Hall. Tickets. Adults £7.50, children £3.50 includes supper with tea or coffee. Bring your own other drinks. Tickets and information from Herbie on 01323 844522 or Liz 01323 841541.

RESIDENTS ASSOCIATION AGM: Thursday at 7.30pm in the Dicker Village Hall. If you wish to join the committee, please submit your nomination, proposed and seconded by tomorrow, Saturday, to Marian Richards, DRA Secretary, mcdrichards@sky.com.

VILLAGE GREEN: The competition to re-design the Village Green at Upper Dicker closed on September 1. Find out the winners at noon tomorrow, Saturday, on the Village Green.

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