Fletching

CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Parish Communion, 5.30pm BCP Evening Prayer. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion.

PARISH COUNCIL: Meets on Monday at 7pm.

FLETCHING SINGERS: Rehearse on Tuesday at 7.45pm.

ART GROUP: Meets on Wednesday at 1pm.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts meet on Thursday at 5pm.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLES: The website I use for looking at old newspapers does not include the Sussex Express for the first three months of 1919 so I am changing to 80 years ago when war was again imminent.

80 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 6 January 1939. Fletching Wedding. Churchwarden’s Daughter as Bride. The wedding took place on Saturday at the Fletching Parish Church of Miss Dorothy Vera Martin, eldest daughter of Mr and Mrs John Martin of Netherhall Farm, Fletching, and Mr Albert Thomas Fear, eldest son of the late Mr Charles Fear and Mrs. Fear, of Crantock, Chailey. The bride’s father has been vicar’s warden at Fletching Church for 17 years. He is a well-known farmer, and among the public positions he holds is that of chairman of the Chailey branch of the National Farmers Union. He is also a member of the Fletching Parish Council. The choral service was conducted by the Vicar (the Rev R W Burns-Cox) and there was a large congregation. Mr E Moore was at the organ and played Mendelssohn’s Wedding March as the couple left the church, while the bells were rung both before and after the ceremony.