Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak

BIG BAG CHALLENGE: Age UK Heathfield Big Bag Challenge achieved 567 bags which was 162 over our target. A huge thank you.

CHURCH SERVICES: Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (said service), at All Saints’ Church led by Rev Mitch and Jane Eales; 10.30am Holy Communion (Benefice service) at St Richard’s Church led by Rev Mitch and Jane Eales; 6.30pm Churches Together Heathfield and District United Evening Worship, at St Bartholomew’s Church, Burwash.

PRESENTATION: Sunday November 25 at St Richard’s Church, Heathfield at 10.30am Prof Jean Hartley and Prof John Bennington, Trustees of the The Friends of Ibba Girls’ School, Sudan will give a presentation about the school instead of the usual sermon at the 10.30am.

QUIZ NIGHT: Tomorrow, Saturday, 7.30pm at Heathfield Community Centre in aid of Heathfield District Guides, Brownies and Rainbows. Teams of six, £5 per person. No food so please bring you own drinks and nibbles. Spot prizes. To book phone Audrey on 01435 868673 or Email fmilton@btinternet .com.

DIARY DATES: Sunday November 25, at St Richard’s Church, Heathfield at 10.30am Prof Jean Hartley and Prof John Bennington, Trustees of the The Friends of Ibba Girls’ School, Sudan will give a presentation about the school instead of the usual sermon at the 10.30am Holy Communion Service. Saturday December 8, FASCOH with Heathfield Choral Society, a Christmas Concert at All Saints’ Church. Sunday February 17, Chichester Cathedral Choir at St Richard’s Church.

AGE CONCERN: Age Concern Heathfield and District urgently requires people to join our friendly team of volunteers providing help with our transport services in a variety of roles. We have vacancies for the following: Administrator for our well respected Medical Car Service which offers transport to the elderly members of our community to attend medical appointments. This voluntary role involves talking to clients on the phone, liaising with our team of volunteer drivers and logging information on an electronic diary system. Medical Car Drivers, car owners who are happy to offer transport to elderly people to enable them to attend medical appointments, all expenses are reimbursed. Minibus Drivers and Escorts, drivers who are under 75 years of age and have a D1 category on their licence who would like to assist by driving one of our fully accessible minibuses taking passengers on outings and regular runs to lunch clubs, shopping or the local day centre, or Escorts who are happy to assist with passenger safety, escorting passengers on and off of the bus, fastening seat belts and operating the tail lift, full training will be given.

If you can spare a few hours a week, month or just on an ad hoc basis, we would love to hear from you. Please phone 01435 863656 for further information. Please note a DBS check will be required for all our voluntary roles.

FOOD BANK: Items are urgently needed. They have plenty of beans and soups but other supplies are very low. If you are able to donate an extra item, it will be gratefully received. There are boxes for donations every Sunday in all three churches.