Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross In Hand

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross in Hand news
Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross in Hand news

ALL SAINTS CHURCH: Old Heathfield. Sunday, 8am Holy Communion (BCP), 11am Family Service. All welcome for coffee after this service. St George’s Broad Oak, 9.30am Family Service with Holy Communion. http://allsaintsoldheathfield.org

HISTORY SOCIETY: As a taster before their visit to Chartwell in July, the Heathfield and District History Society members enjoyed a talk by Mrs H Woodward of the National Trust entitled Sir Winston Churchill and Chartwell. Mrs Woodward cleverly linked the life and career of one of Britain’s greatest Prime Ministers with his obsession with Chartwell. Although his wife Clementine had great doubts about the dark and isolated house Winston could see its potential and at considerable expense created a beautiful home in which to bring up his family. An enigmatic man, praised and vilified in equal measure, he gradually matured into a successful soldier and statesman. After the 1930’s, described as his ‘wilderness years’, Churchill became the leader Britain needed in the 1940’s when, as the American broadcaster Ed. Murrow said ‘He mobilised the English language and sent it into war’. His was a long and varied life and one which a grateful nation honoured with a state funeral.

Next month’s meeting will be the AGM after which the members will get a chance to see a DVD of Heathfield Park from 1973 to 1993 when it was the property of Dr Gerald Moore and boasted a motor museum and a wild life park. The AGM will take place at The Community Centre on Thursday March 16 at 7.30pm. Visitors are welcome to join us.

HEATHFIELD CHAPEL: Heathfield Chapel Punnetts Town have the representative of SASRA (Soldiers and Airmens Scripture Readers Association) joining them today, Friday, at 10am to give a talk on the work. Steve Penny is the local area representative who will speak on the work. If you have an interest in SASRA and their work then feel free to join with us.

FLOWER CLUB: Horam and Heathfield Flower Club presents demonstrator Elsie Chaplin with a floral demonstration entitled Natures Charm, 7.30pm Thursday March 9 at Heathfield Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane. Refreshments, raffle sales table. Visitors welcome £5.

FASCOH: AGM and Supper, Wednesday April 5, at 7.30pm at The Space, All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield.

CONCERT: International Music Concert in partnership with the Heathfield Choral Society on Saturday April 1 at 7.30pm at All Saints’ Church, Old Heathfield. Entrance by ticket, price £8, available from 01435 863784 or email jean@barnesconculstants.com. Also available from Gemini, 40 High Street, Heathfield.

COUNTRY LUNCHES: Meet at Punnetts Town Village Hall at 12.30pm on the following Wednesdays: March 8, March 22, April 5 and April 19. For further information and details about these superb lunch-time occasions, designed for those who are retired and enjoy meeting with people who value the company of other like-minded people, contact Ann or Rev Roger Kenward on 01435 862618.

LENTEN LUNCHES: These programmes are designed and organised as times of fellowship and consideration for those in the community and across the globe who need our prayers and/or support. They are open for any to attend. For further details contact Marigold Clarke, telephone 01435 864896. Wednesday March 1, noon in the Parish Room, St George’s in aid of Macmillan Nurses. Friday March 10, 12.30pm in the Parish Room, St George’s in aid of ASSR pond fund. Friday March 17,noon to 2pm at Hey-down Farm Punnetts Town in aid of Christian Aid. Wednesday March 29, noon onwards at Coach House, Old Heathfield in aid of Caring and Sharing. Thursday April 6, 10.30am at Sunningdale, Broad Oak in aid of Project Ruth.

WOMEN’S WORLD DAY OF PRAYER: Is on Friday March 3 at Union Church, Heathfield, starting at 10.30am. This year the service material has been prepared by the Christian women of The Philippines.

QUIZ: Heathfield Friends of Demelza Hospice Care for Children are having a quiz on March 4, at the Heathfield Community Centre starting at 7.30pm. Teams of six people, cost £7 per person to include a light supper (jacket potato with either chilli/baked beans or cheese). For more information or to book a table please phone Sandie or Nicky Milton on 01435 882723.

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