Hellingly & Horsebridge

HELLINGLY CHURCH: 8am Holy Communion Hellingly, 10.45am Family Service Hellingly. Every Thursday 9.30 am BCP Holy Communion at Hellingly.

LIVE COMEDY NIGHT: There promises an evening of rib cracking live comedy by some of the best up and coming stand up talent around at Blackstock Farm, Grove Hill, Hellingly on Saturday July 25. The line up is Richard Morton, Johnny Kats, Adam Broomfield-Strawn, Dave Thompson, Ian Baker and Josh Smith. There is a bar and gourmet burger menu from 6pm and comedy from 8pm. Theatre seat £6.95, shared table £7.95 per person or private table (up to 10 people) £69.95. Admissions by booking only at tickets.at/blackstockfarmcoltd.

TEA IN THE BARN: On Saturday July 25 from noon to 4pm there will be tea in the barn of Meadow Farm, Coldharbour Road, Lower Dicker with the Torino quartet at 2.30pm, an open garden event and a ramble over the fields. Enquiries to 01323 844268.

SUSSEX HERITAGE AWARD: Gill Hesselgrave, Chairman of the Hellingly Community Park Trust is pleased to announce that Hellingly Community Park (the old hospital grounds) was entered for a Sussex Heritage Award for restoring and enhancing an old landscape. Unfortunately they did not get an Award but received a Highly Commended Certificate and feel this is some recognition for all the work undertaken since 2000. There is something to celebrate this year with the majority of the Park being opened and now this Certificate, and there is the intention therefore, to throw a party after the AGM on November 13, so if you are a member please put it in your diary. More details will be sent out nearer the time.

PET SERVICE: On Sunday July 26 at Hellingly Church you are invited to a special Pet Service at 10.45am. Bring your little and large ‘loaveables’ to be blessed and to thank God for them. Enquiries and details on 01323 440450.

SUNDAY SERVICES: 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker.

BEDES SPORTS CAMPS: Open to all from July 20 there are multi sports camps throughout the summer holidays. July 20 to 22 multi sports, July 28 to 30 cricket for 8 to 13yrs, Junior Triathlon August 7 for 7 to 14yrs, multi sports camp August 3 to 5, swimming August 5 to 7 for 10 to 18yrs, football August 10 to 12 for 11 to 15yrs, Hockey August 17 to 19 for 7 to 12yrs. The venue is Bede’s Senior School. Please contact david.byrne@bedes.org for further details.

GARDEN TOUR: On Wednesday there is a 90 minute tour of Michelham Priory gardens with the head gardener starting at 11am. £15.50 entry includes soup and roll in the café. Bookings 01323 844224.

THE JUNGLE BOOK: The Outdoor Theatre Company is putting on this production at Michelham Priory on Friday July 24 at 6.45pm. Dress up, take part in the parade. £14, children £12, family £42.

CLASSIC CARS: Tomorrow, Saturday, there will be classic cars, domestic, agricultural and military vehicles at Michelham Priory, Upper Dicker, from 10.30am to 5pm.

COWBEECH SUMMER FETE: The date for the Dig For Victory summer fete is getting ever closer on August 2 and if anybody would like to enter any of the classes for Fruit, Vegetables, Flowers, Handicrafts, Photography, Cooking and Preserving then they should obtain an entry form available from the Merrie Harriers in Cowbeech on the small table near the door or from the Village Information Centre in Herstmonceux. Completed entry forms should be returned to The Merrie Harriers on or before the close of business on Wednesday July 29. Those who would just like to come along for an old-fashioned good afternoon out will be pleased to learn that the admission charges are unchanged for the 20th consecutive year at just £1 for adults and 50p for concessions.

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