Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross In Hand

ST RICHARD’S CHURCH: Sunday, no service at St Richard’s. We are attending a united Eucharist service at St George’s Broad Oak. Tuesday, St Richard’s Toddler group meet in the church hall at 2pm. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion. Saturday February 6, 9am Parish Prayers in church.

ALL SAINTS CHURCH: Old Heathfield. Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (BCP). This is the only service at All Saints this week. St George’s Broad Oak, 10.30am Combined Holy Communion (CW). http://allsaintsoldheathfield.org/

FAREWELL EVENT: Sunday February 7 at The Space, All Saints Church, Old Heathfield the Rev David Guest’s Farewell Event from 12.45pm for 1pm to 2.30pm. This event is being planned for all people and groups linked to All Saints’ Church and St George’s Church and who have worked with or known Rev David over the years.

LENT: Lent begins on Ash Wednesday, February 10. There will be a joint Communion service with imposition of ashes at St Richard’s at 10am. This will be followed at noon by our first Lent Lunch in the Parish Room, in aid of Family Support Work. Details of other Lent Lunches/Teas will be included in future pewsheets. The Churches Together Lent Reflections begin on Sunday, February 14, 6.30pm at the Community Centre, running weekly until March 13.

HISTORY SOCIETY: The first Heathfield and District History Society meeting of 2016 was an in house event with two members, Brian and Wendy Hall, giving a presentation entitled The Land Divided - a World United, tracing the development of the Panama Canal from first idea to present day embodiment. The talk was well received by the members who found the combination of archive footage and modern day slides interesting. From time to time the society is contacted by people from other parts of the country who would like information. This month a gentleman from Suffolk asks if anyone knows of a local business or firm which existed in Heathfield in the 1930’s. He owns a vintage van bearing the name J A Paine. If you can help with information contact 01435 865260 and we can put you in touch.

The next meeting will be on February 18 at 7.30pm in the Community Centre when Peter Gillies will give a talk entitled Serendipity, Unexpected Discoveries. Non-members are welcome to come along.

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