ST MARY’S: This is the eighth Sunday after Trinity. 8am Holy Communion (BCP), The Spirit of Holiness. 10.30am Morning Service with crèche and children’s groups, The Spirit of Holiness. Evening Prayer is at Emmanuel Church, Hawkswood at 2.45. Holy Communion is at 6.30pm, Meeting Jesus, the desperate widow.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH: This Sunday at Primrose Hall there is a service at 11am followed by refreshments. The Medium on this occasion is Deborah Baker. Healing is always available.

CLAIRVOYANT EVENING: This evening, Friday, at Primrose Hall. Doors open 7 for 7.30pm. Entry £5 includes refreshments. Raffle.

VINTAGE STREET MARKET: Organised by Hailsham Town Council and Hailsham Forward, tomorrow, Saturday, from 9.30am to 7pm there will be lots of exciting events taking place on Vicarage Field, a wide range of stalls from local traders, a hog roast, two vintage vehicles will be on display, a 1927 Bentley Sports and a 1951 open top Jaguar. The Mad Hatter’s tea stand will be serving tea, scones and cakes whilst the Memphis Flyers entertain you from 12.30pn to 2.30pm, The Swingtime Sweethearts from 3.15pm to 4.30pm and the Peter Willson Jazz Quartet rounds off the evening from 5pm to 7pm. The fabulous Hailsham Festivals FM radio will also be providing music and commentary throughout the day.

UNITED NATIONS LUNCH: On Sunday from 11.30am to 3pm at St Wilfrid’s Church. Go along and taste a variety of dishes from many countries. All are welcome. Adults and children 14 years plus £5, children 8 to 13 years £3, children under 8 years free. Tickets available at the gate.

OPEN CHURCH: Open Church at St Mary’s tomorrow, Saturday, will run from noon to 3pm. A warm welcome to visitors, free refreshments. Colouring activity for children. Visit the local parish church and take time to reflect and look round this beautiful, historic building. Learn more about its history as well as some interesting lesser known facts, such as the 1875 shipwreck victim, see the only stained glass window to survive World War II bombing, and hear about the gravestone under the piano. Occasional live background music.

PCSO STREET MEETINGS: Today, Friday, 9am to 10am market and boot fair at the Cattle Market then to St Mary’s coffee morning until 11am. Tomorrow, Saturday, they look forward to meeting Holly Close BN27 3TR residents between 2.30pm and 3pm and Birch Way BN27 3TS residents between 3pm and 3.30pm. Come along and meet the local PCSO to discuss any ongoing issues and raise any concerns you may have about where you live or just come out and say hello.

MISTY ACRES: Last month’s fundraising event for St Wilfrid’s Hospice raised £527.46. Linda would like to thank everyone for their support. Put the date in your diary for next year which will be on Saturday 18 June 2016.

HAILSHAM FM RADIO: The Race Night held last week at the Memorial Institute was a great success and a fun and lively evening was enjoyed by all. Over £300 was raised towards this year’s radio license for broadcast during the Hailsham Festival week in September and hopefully a more permanent local radio presence in Hailsham. The HFFM team would like to thank Cajun Dawns, Hailsham Cellars, Stevens and Carter, Summerfields Nursery, Haulaway Skips, The Dental Barn, Rare Repro, What’s on in Hailsham events guide, Hailsham Hockey Club for their generosity in sponsoring each of the races. Last year listeners enjoyed a wide range of music for all tastes, lively chatter and interviews 24/7 as well as a session led by HCC student Verity Webb for the young people of the town. The team is looking forward to some even more local interest programmes and input from residents, clubs and aspiring DJs and technicians. If you are interested in joining the team in any way, front of house or behind the scenes, get in touch via Facebook or contact Phil Masters on 07791 796906 or at phil@hailshamfm.uk for more information.

KNITTING GROUP: The next Knit’Inn Night at The King’s Head is on Tuesday at 7.30pm. If you enjoy knitting or crochet, come along to a Knit’Inn Night on the second or last Tuesday of the month and share your enthusiasm. More information from Su (07552229473).

U3A: On Tuesday the U3A will be enjoying a Back to School event at the Civic Hall which will include multi-media entertainment for members by members including live performances. Tea at 2pm. Lessons start 2.30pm. Sounds like fun! Groups this month have enjoyed dog walking through Friston Forest, strolling around Berwick, discussion about immigration and emigration, garden theme poetry and a book club. There are many more groups under the Hailsham U3A umbrella so if you would like to join the University of the Third Age, contact Michael Morris on 442005.

HOLIDAY AT HOME: If you are retired or wanting a break, how about a Holiday at Home at St Mary’s Church, Hailsham from Monday to Wednesday, August 3 to 5 from 10am to 3pm. There will be various activities including Thought for the Day, gentle exercise, arts and crafts, board games and jigsaws, daily newspapers, quizzes and puzzles, Wii games and outings. Refreshments, including a light lunch are included in the price of £6 a day or £15 for all three days. If you would like a chance to meet new friends and have fun trying some different activities contact Margaret on (01323) 846019 or Pam on 01323 844341.

ROTARY GOLF: £2000 was raised for The Samaritans at Hailsham Rotary Club’s annual golf day. Players enjoyed sunshine as they arrived for their coffee and bacon rolls before teeing off at 1pm. As they drove into the car park they were accosted by Jocelyn and Emma Louise who washed their cars for charity. The girls washed 21 cars to raise £105. Well done. Golfers played 18 holes and then joined Rotarians and guests for a sumptuous buffet prepared by Horam Park Golf Club. BBC actress Janet Dibley, Trustee of the Samaritans, said a few well chosen words and prizes were presented by model Jocelyn Philpott. The Champion this year was Rob Dickson. The Pairs Champions were Dick Friend and Jon Taggart. The raffle, some 47 prizes, all wrapped in Rotary colours were collected by numerous winners. The President said that it had been a wonderful day and wished to thank everyone who had sponsored a hole, given a raffle prize, helped on the day, before the day and after the day. It could not happen without the kind support of so many people to whom the Club, are extremely grateful.

BARN DANCE FOR CATS: Local Cats Protection League fundraiser Louise Munday is holding a Barn Dance tomorrow, Saturday, to go towards her Zambezi River Challenge, in aid of Cats Protection. The event is in the Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Road, next to the Leisure Centre from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with live band. Refreshments included. Sorry no alcohol allowed in the hall. Tickets available from Chapter 12 or The Link Coffee Shop or call (01323) 841127 for more details. Children £5, Adults £8 or £10 on the door.

100 YEARS AGO: In July 1915 the Parish Magazine contained the following report for the then Rev Clyde-Harvey: We commence the Twelfth month of the War. I do not withdraw a word of my sermon to the men in May, ‘Hitherto God hath helped us.’ Excepting where the Russians were on the offensive they are now on the defensive, but while I am writing their line is unbroken. For eleven months we have fought a mighty nation, fully prepared in every way, by years of effort and an extraordinary gift of organisation, who had settled the very hour of their great onslaught and, so far, they have not done what they aimed at and the fence around them is not broken, but even made more secure by Italy coming in. If we have withstood them when quite unprepared, surely we can do better as we are getting on more equal terms. We are being tried in the fire in order that, I hope, we may come out more real, more solid, more fit for what may be required of us.

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