RIGHT ROYAL RAMBLE: The Friends of Waldron Churches are organising a walk to celebrate the Queen’s 90th Birthday. It will be on Sunday 12th June and will go from St Bartholomew’s at Cross in Hand to All Saints’ in Waldron, beginning at 2.00 pm. If you’d like to prepare for the Ramble with lunch at The Star in Waldron you can leave your car in the village and volunteers will ferry you to St Bart’s for the start. As you gather there you can perhaps fit in a visit to the Flower Festival inside the church, which will be at St Bart’s from Friday to Monday (10th – 13th June). The rambling route will be mainly off-road on footpaths through our beautiful countryside around the parish with some stiles and gentle inclines and some lane walking between the footpaths. There’ll be a Royal Ramble quiz to solve as you walk with all kinds of bizarre facts about past monarchs in the answers. Accompanied children are most welcome to walk and are encouraged to take part wearing a home-made crown. There’ll be prizes for the quiz and the most regal headgear. At All Saints’ teatime refreshments will await triumphant ramblers. Tickets to take part in this truly royal event are £5 for adults, (£4 for Friends of Waldron Churches) £2 for children and family tickets £10 (£8 for FoWC members.). Register in advance and save £1 per ticket and all proceeds go towards maintaining and improving our two lovely churches. To register or for more information e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
ON SONG: Our local singers (including several from Waldron) are tuning up for Heathfield Choral Society’s May Concert tomorrow, Saturday 21st May at the State Hall, Station Road starting at 7.30 pm. The programme features the work of two modern British composers, Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man and Howard Goodall’s Every Purpose under Heaven. The choir will be conducted by Brian Newman with Camerata of London and soloists Clair Lees (soprano) and Gary Marriott (tenor). Tickets are £14 if bought in advance from members of the choir or £18 on the night at the door, (if there are still any left.) Alternatively they can be purchased by phone 01435 863414 or via the internet at www.wegottickets.com/event/354319 Heathfield Choral Society concerts frequently sell out, so don’t delay in getting hold of your tickets.
OPEN GARDENS: Three beautiful gardens in the centre of the village will be open to the public on Wednesday 15th June in aid of the Friends of Eastbourne Hospital with the funds going towards a new CT Scanner. Opening hours are 10.30 – 12.30 and 2.00 pm – 4.30 and entry is by donation. There will also be sales of plants, gifts, cakes and cards.
MACBYRD FLIES IN: The Rude Mechanicals Theatre Company will be starting their summer tour round the rural villages of southern England from the beginning of June. Their new play “MacByrd” comes to Waldron on Thursday 11th August. The performance will start at 7.30 in the field behind the pub and remember to bring your own chair and wear warm clothing. Tickets available online at www.therudemechanicaltheatre.co.uk or through the central box office on 01323 501260.
SERVICES: This Sunday’s morning services are both at St Bartholomew’s at 8.00 am for Holy Communion and at 10.00 am for Parish Eucharist. President and preacher at both services will be Teresa Wynne. Coffee and cake to follow. There will be a wedding at All Saints’ on Saturday 28th May at 2.30 pm.
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