ST RICHARD’S CHURCH: Sunday, 10am Parish Eucharist with activities for children. Tuesday, 1.30pm Art and Craft in the church hall. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH: Old Heathfield. Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 11am Communion with prayers for healing (CW). All welcome after this service for coffee. St George’s Broad Oak, 9.30am Third Dimension Service (music) we welcome Rev Malcolm Jones. http://allsaintsoldheathfield.org/

CROSS IN HAND WI: Cross in Hand members were transported to St Lucia last month when our speaker, Mr P Lovatt talked about the fruits and plants which can be found on this beautiful island. With its stunning scenery and wonderful sunshine, it provided a good diversion from the pouring rain outside. To celebrate WI Centenary year, afternoon tea was enjoyed recently by most members at the Holy Cross Priory. A trip to Blackbrooks Garden Centre is planned for later in the year as well as a lunch at a local golf club.

Our next meeting is at the village hall at 2pm on September 23 when Ms J Carrivick will talk about What’s Behind the Bags. Please phone Joy on 01435 812819 if you would like to know more about our friendly group.

PARISH QUIZ NIGHT: Please remember our parish quiz night tomorrow, Saturday, at Broad Oak Village Hall, and do invite friends to come. At the moment we have only a small number coming and it would be a pity to cancel what is one of our fund-raisers. More posters are available in both churches should anyone be able to give them out.

SCHOOL ANNIVERSARY: All Saints’ and St Richard’s Primary School is celebrating its 150th anniversary on September 26. There will be a fair at the school from noon to 4pm, but it is also hoped to find ex-pupils to take part in a school photo. Contact pta@assr.e-sussex.sch.uk for details. We also hope to be attending as a parish to promote FASCOH events and run a crafts table to show the sort of things that happens at Showstoppers.

REEL THING: On September 30 the award-winning film Fireproof, in which a firefighter embarks on a 40-day mission to rescue his marriage, will be shown in the Parish Room at 7.30pm.

FACE TO FACE: Things you never knew about a Bishop, a Judge and a director of a Marks & Spencer. When have you ever listened into the conversation of three different people from very diverse experiences and lives? From the world of the Church, the Law Courts and the Board Room table of a Marks and Spencer Director, all sitting together on a couch and being interviewed. The Friends of All Saints’ Church Old Heathfield (FASCOH) present another Thursday Topic on Thursday October 1 at 7.30pm. It promises to be a very fascinating evening when they attempt to have a type of Graham Norton evening with three distinguished guests present. That is exactly what is going to happen in The Space at All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield when the Bishop of Lewes, The Right Reverend Richard Jackson, together with His Honour Judge Peter Gower QC and Nigel Colne CBE, a man who has had directorates with a number of national companies including Marks & Spencer Ltd spend together. It will be an evening of questions, intrigue and honest speaking from three professional people with an opportunity for questions from the audience during the evening.

Peter Gower and Nigel Colne both live in Heathfield and are both linked with All Saints’ Church as they serve as trustees of FASCOH. The evening will unfold a number of keys aspects about these two people who continue to live active and undertake key roles in society today, although further afield than Old Heathfield. Joining them will be the Bishop of Lewes who is now into his second year. Before ordination, Bishop Richard had a scientific background and specialized in agriculture and was a consultant in advising farmers across a range of issues.

This is proving to be a very popular evening and tickets are available from Jean Barnes on 01435 863784 in advance of the evening. Refreshments will be available.

CHRISTIAN AID WALK: Come for a walk with a purpose, with your family or individually tomorrow, Saturday, at 10am. Heathfield Cuckoo Trail sponsored walk, jog, cycle for Christian Aid. A lovely weekend walk, no pressure, about 5 miles if you do both ways, but there is a car half way (Horam) to take you back to Heathfield if 2.5 miles is your limit. Ask for a sponsor form or just join us and donate on the day. Meet at Station Road car park, Cuckoo Trail, 10am.

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