Mary Taylor

Holton Cottages

Thank you: What a wonderful event the tea party for Dr Jane Woodgate turned out to be. So many friends and patients got together to wish her well and listen to her exciting plans for the future. The Fairfield surgery staff did a sterling job with the tea pots. Thank you everyone who made one of the delicious cakes. We will all miss Dr Jane, but we do wish her a very happy and enjoyable future at Burrswood.

Auction: Another great event held on Saturday was the auction of craft made over the years by the Late Jim Smith. A clever and versatile craftsman, Jim had made a good many beautiful items, many of which were up for bidding on. All the proceeds from the event will go to Burwash Common Playing fields and St Philips Church, Burwash Common.

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St Bartholomew’s: Easter services at St Bartholomew’s Church start today with a family Bun Service at 10am. At 2pm will be Hour before the Cross. At 7.30pm a service of Meditation on the last seven sayings.

Tomorrow the ladies of the Church flower guild will be decorating the church in readiness for the Easter day services. They will start at 9am and would be delighted by all hands on deck. They would be grateful for flowers and greenery donations to. If you can donate or would like to join the flower guild please call Diana Workman on 01435 882528.

The Easter Sunday services start with holy communion at 8am followed by a family communion and light of the New Fire at 10am. You are all welcome to join in with any and all of these services.

St Philip’s: The Rev Canon Paul Cox will lead the services at St Philip’s Church, Burwash Common. Today he will take the one hour devotional.

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The services on Eater day start with Holy Communion at 8am and then Parish communion at 10.30pm. You are welcome to join in.

Bateman’s: Need something to keep the children occupied during the Easter Break? Then why not take them to Bateman’s for the Cadbury Easter Trail, Normal entrance admission applies plus £2-50 for the trail. Follow the spring bird Eggsplorer Trail around the property. How good will they be at spotting the nests and working out who laid the eggs. Have fun and discover more about our garden birds. There’s a Cadbury Egg Head at the end for those who complete this eggy quest. Call Bateman’s on 01435 882302 for further information.

Snooker: The Burwash Snooker club recently came to the end of another season of league matches. The Burwash team despite winning three of their last five matches were unable to avoid being relegated to the third division. Kevin Noon achieved the most wins with 12. He also had joint highest break on 31 with Tony Pickles. The Burwash A team finished 3rd in Division three with Steve Payne having most wins on 11 and Mike Hill hitting highest break on 22. The club will now play in the Summer League which begins at the end of April. We wish them good luck in that. Meanwhile they will be holding their AGM on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in the Snooker room which is in the Village hall. If you would like to join the club do go along to the AGM and introduce yourself.

Flower Show: On Saturday The Burwash Horticultural Society will be holding their Spring Flower Show at the Pavilion in Swan Meadow Playing fields Ham Lane Burwash. The theme for all their shows this year is The First World War. There will be the usual classes of daffodils and tulips etc and also three floral art classes. Schedules this year are available in the Flower House, flower shop, in the high street.

Happy Easter: to all my readers. Let us hope the weather is fine and we can all get out and about.

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