ART EXHIBITION: By Chailey and Newick Painting Group is at the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday from 10am to 5pm. Daphne Todd OBE will open the exhibition on Saturday morning. There will be a lucky dip in aid of St Peter and St James Hospice comprising postcard sized works of art. There will also be new paintings, unframed work, artist greeting cards and refreshments. Admission is free; for more information call Carlina Oliver on 01273 400512.

CHRISTMAS FAYRE: At Townings Farm, Plumpton Road tomorrow, Saturday, and Sunday. There will be delicious local produce to sample and the chance to order and/or stock up on festive food and gifts. There’s also a café which is open every day. For more details call 01444 471352.

ST PETER’S CHURCH: Services on Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion 10.50am at the war memorial. For help with transport call Teresa on 01825 722586.

FREE CHURCH: At South Chailey, has services on Sunday at 10.30am with Erik Cornelisse and 6.30pm with Tim Griffiths. On Tuesdays at 7.30pm there is bible study and prayer.

MEN’S BREAKFAST: Is at the Free Church is on Saturday November 28, at 8.30am for 9am. The speaker will be Eddie Gorniak, a former Hells Angel, all welcome and there is no charge; but for catering purposes please call Charlie on 01444 471600 to book your place.

WINTER’S TRAIL: Is available every day, from 11am to 3pm, from Saturday November 28 until Sunday January 31 at Sheffield Park and Garden. This is a chance to explore the magical garden with a special winter’s trail. The cost is £1 per trail and normal admission price applies. For more details call 01825790231.

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING: Join the staff at Sheffield Park for an informal Christmas wreath making session on Saturday November 28 or December 5 whilst enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and a slice of cake. Their experienced team will be on hand with advice and all the materials you will need to create a masterpiece for your front door. Booking is essential on 01825 790231.

KNIT AND NATTER EVENING: Love knitting or would like to learn then you will be most welcome at the Free Church on Tuesday December 1 at 7.30pm. Go along with your current project or if just learning wool, needles and tips will be available. To find out more call 01273 890114.

PARISH COUNCIL: Planning and Environs Committee meet on Tuesday December 1 at the Reading Room, Chailey Green. Members of the public may attend and will be given an opportunity to make representations if they so wish.

GRANDPARENT’S GROUP: Meet on Wednesday December 2 from 9.30am to 11.30am at Chailey Children’s Centre. This is a very friendly group for grandparents and their grandchildren aged up to five; with plenty for the children to do. Do join them or call Susannah Griffin on 01852 724335 for more details.

FIVE BELLS: Presents a Shake, Patty and Roll Night on Wednesday December 2; this is a chance to build your own burger from over 50 different fillings. At the same time you can enjoy Rock & Roll music and homemade milkshakes.

LUNCH CLUB: At St Peter’s Church is open to everyone and the next one is on Thursday, December 3 from 12.30pm. The cost is £5, do go along and meet people and enjoy delicious freshly prepared home cooked food. Thanks are due the regular cooks, who do a splendid job, and also to Old Spot Farm, at Piltdown, who have generously provided potatoes free of charge and are now giving a 10 percent discount on all produce bought for the lunches. The Farm has very kindly donated a turkey for the Christmas Lunch Club on December 17. The Lunch Club is now well established and if you haven’t been to it do visit to see the menu; as there’s always a lovely selection.

RESIDENT PIANIST: Chris Buley will be performing at The Five Bells on Saturday December 5.

CAROL SERVICE: At the Bluebell Railway takes place on Saturday December 5 on the platforms of Horsted Keynes station. The service will be led by the Rector of Horsted Keynes and the Chaplain to the Bluebell Railway Preservation Society. It starts at 7.30 pm with the station refreshment room open from 6pm with hot snacks and mulled wine available for purchase.

WHIST DRIVE: Organised by the Women’s Institute is on Saturday December 5 at 7.30pm at the village hall. Entrance is £3.50 and includes excellent refreshments, prizes and raffle. All are welcome and more details can be obtained from Carol Brown on 01825 723757.

WI: Celebratory History of Christmas is the topic for the Women’s Institute meeting on Tuesday December 8 at the village hall, at 7.45pm. Andy Thomas will give a fascinating and uplifting presentation on the long and intriguing background of the festive season. Guests and prospective members will be made most welcome.

SOUTH DOWNS TR: The group club night is at The Horns Lodge on Tuesday December 8 from 8pm. Anyone with an interest in Triumph TR sports cars is invited to attend. To find out more about the Group visit

STALLS AVAILABLE: At the Chailey School Christmas Fayre on Saturday December 12. To reserve a stall, for £10, or for more information email Caroline Peck at Stalls are also available at the Christmas Market at St Peter’s Church on the same day from10am to 3pm. To book a stall at the Christmas Market call 01825 722586.

RAISE MONEY: For the young people at Chailey Heritage Foundation whilst Christmas shopping online. It is easy to arrange just visit and/or‎ and you will find out how to raise money whilst shopping.

STARTING SCHOOL: Choosing a primary school for your child is a major decision and applications have to be made in January. If you are thinking of enrolling your child at Chailey St Peters Primary School and would like to view the school do contact the school office on 01825 722939 to arrange a visit. To learn more about the School beforehand visit

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