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Karen Cooper

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, Epiphany 3, 8am Holy Communion (BCP said service) at All Saints’ Church led by Rev Mitch; 10.30am Holy Communion (Benefice service) at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch; 6.30pm Churches Together in Heathfield and District, United Evening Worship at Welcome Baptist Church.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (said service) at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch; 9am Holy Communion (sung service) at St George’s Church led by Canon Lucy Murdoch; 10.30am Morning Praise and Baptism at All Saints’ Church led by Rev Mitch; 4pm Families@4, at St Richard’s Church.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Tomorrow, Saturday, 9am Saturday Prayers at St Richard’s Church; 1.30pm wedding at All Saints’ Church. Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (said service) at All Saints’ Church led by Rev Roger Kenward; 9am Morning Praise at St George’s Church led by Dr Due Greener; 10.30am Holy Communion (sung service) at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch; 6.30pm Benefice Advent Carol Service at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 9am Holy Communion (sung service) at All Saints’ Church led by Rev Mitch and Christo Corfield preaching. Toy service, with donations going to Family Support Work. 10.30am Holy Communion at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch. Includes a presentation by the founders of IBBA School (South Sudan). 3pm Sunday@3, at St George’s Church. Different time during the winter months. Led by Rev Mitch.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CONCERT: Heathfield Choral Society will be commemorating the 100th anniversary of the WW1 Armistice with a concert tomorrow, Saturday, at the State Hall, Station Road. Starting at 7.30pm, the choir will be singing Howard Goodall’s Eternal Light and Voices of Remembrance by Laura Rossi, and will be accompanied by Camerata of London and conducted by Brian Newman. There will also be readings of WW1 Poetry. Tickets cost £15 from Gemini in the High Street or will be available on the door.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

HISTORY SOCIETY: The Cinque (sink) Ports are a British institution dating back to Medieval times. They were a confederation of Channel ports in the south east of the country chosen to provide ships and men for the king’s service in return for trade and taxation privileges. That this commitment still survives was last seen at its best when ships from the ports played an important role in rescuing thousands of men from the beaches of Dunkirk. HMS Winchelsea made four journeys rescuing 4736 men. The original five ports were Sandwich, Dover, Hythe, New Romney and Hastings to which were later added the ancient towns of Rye and Winchelsea and it was the latter which was the subject of an interesting and informative talk by Malcolm Pratt, one time Town Clerk of Winchelsea and now local historian and ambassador for his town. It is now a quiet country town but Malcolm demonstrated how you don’t have to look far tofind the signs that this was once an important port and trading centre. Although much of Winchelsea’s 700 year history lies buried a great deal still stands as proof of an illustrious past. Most of the town walls have disappeared but the three gates, Strand Gate, Pipewell Gate and New Gate, still remain. Like all ancient towns there are ancient traditions still celebrated each year. Malcolm showed us that there is much to see in Winchelsea in her ancient houses and churches. The Court Hall, St Thomas’s Church and St Giles Church, Greyfriars Chapel and Wesley’s Tree are all there for the visitor to enjoy. What could be better on a lovely autumn day than to walk around one of Sussex’s beautiful old towns?

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 9am Holy Communion (sung service), at All Saints’ Church led by Canon Lucy Murdoch; 10.30am Holy Communion (sung service), at St Richard’s Church led by Rev David Ashton; 4pm Afternoon Praise at St George’s Church led by Jane Eales.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (said service), at All Saints’ Church, led by Rev Roger Kenward; 10.30am Holy Communion Benefice Service at St Richard’s Church, led by Rev Mitch; 6.30pm Churches Together in Heathfield and District, United Evening Worship at Kings Church.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

SINGING GROUP: Singing For Fun for Everyone meet on Monday, 2pm at Cross in Hand Methodist Hall, Fir Grove Road. Car parking a little way down Fir Grove Road. Well known songs. Please bring songs or music for the group to sing. We only cover costs. Time for refreshments and a chat afterwards. We look forward to seeing you there.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

HARVEST SERVICE: Heathfield Chapel will be holding their Harvest services on Sunday. The morning service is at 11am and the evening Harvest Praise will be at 6.30pm. The speaker at both services will be Dave Court from Tunbridge Wells. A warm welcome to any who would like to join with us.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

TALK: Old Heathfield in the 19th century. FASCOH (Friends of All Saints’ Church Old Heathfield) present an evening on Thursday at 7.30pm when local historian Pauline McIldowie looks back at the Houses and Stained Glass Windows of the village of Old Heathfield. The event is in The Space and tickets are £5 (adults), £2 (children under 16 years of age) and available from Jean Barnes 01435 863784 or Gemini Cards, High Street, Heathfield.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (said) at All Saints’ Church led by Rev Roger Kenward; 10.30am Benefice Holy Communion (sung) at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch. Preacher Rev John Cleaver. Followed by coffee; 6pm Deanery Confirmation Service at St Bartholomew’s Church, Burwash led by Rt Rev Dr Martin Warner, Bishop of Chichester.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (said) at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch. Preacher Dr Sue Greener; 9am Holy Communion (sung) at St George’s Church led by Rev Mitch. Preacher Dr Sue Greener, followed by coffee; 10.30am Morning Praise at All Saints’ Church led by Revd Mitch. Preacher Dr Sue Greener. Followed by coffee; 5.30pm Evening Praise at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHORAL SOCIETY: Heathfield Choral Society’s new season is just around the corner. Like last year, we are starting the year with a ‘taster’ session, open to all, free of charge, entitled Sing Gloria. If you would love to sing the opening movement and other pieces from Vivaldi’s Gloria then this is your opportunity. All voices welcome, just turn up, in good voice, on Monday September 3 at 7pm at the Union Church, Station Road, Heathfield. We’ll supply the music, our Director of Music Brian Newman will take us through our parts, and the evening will end at approx 9.30pm with a rousing rendition of our work. If you would like to pre-register an interest please contact our Chairman Chris Thompson so we can gauge numbers. (chairman@heathfieldchoral.org.uk). Otherwise just turn up. The term proper will start the following week, when the choral society will be learning two pieces in preparation for our concert on November 10, which will be a commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armistice in 1918. We will be singing Howard Goodall’s hugely popular Eternal Light and Laura Rossi’s Voices of Remembrance. Our Director of Music, Brian Newman, says: ‘This work is a tapestry of poems, orchestral interludes and choral settings of some of the most moving poems written during the First World War.’ The choir last sang Eternal Light at the Carnegie Hall, New York in 2016 but it will be good to sing it to a local audience.

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Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 9am Holy Communion (said) at All Saints’ Church, led by Rev Mitch, preacher Jane Eales; 10.30am Benefice Holy Communion at St Richard’s Church, led by Rev’d Mitch, preacher Jane Eales; 4pm Afternoon Worship at St George’s Church led by Dr Sue Greener, followed by tea in Parish Room.

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