Herstmonceux & Wartling

ALL SAINTS: There are services on Sunday at 8am Holy Communion (BCP) and 6pm Celtic Service. On Sunday July 12, instead of Evensong at All Saints Church there will be Songs of Praise. Anne needs to have your choice of hymn, so please let her know what you would like before June 30 on 01323 441244.

WARTLING: St Mary Magdalene has a service on Sunday at 9.45am Morning Prayer.

BOWLS: Herstmonceux played Ninfield in a friendly last week and scored 56 to their 62. The gained one league point for their score of 52 against Groombridge 94. Another friendly against East Dean gave them 66 points to 68.

EVENING WALK: The walking group will be meeting on Tuesday at 6.30pm at the Woolpack, when Sylvia 469196 will be leading the walk over Ashburnham meadows. If you would like to go along then please give the walk leader a ring in the first instance for details. If in doubt about the difficulty of a walk or if the weather is poor please ring the walk leader before setting out. You are responsible for your own well-being and are advised to carry basic first aid and drinking water. New members and well behaved dogs are welcome.

HERSTMONCEUX SCOUTS: Keep the date free. The Fun Day on the Recreation Ground will be on August 23 in an endeavour to avoid the rain. More details to follow. For the Herstmonceux Scouts still on Thursdays the start time is now 6.30pm until 8.30pm. The contact number for Scouts, Cubs and Beavers please is 01323 877345.

VITALITY VILLAGES: You are invited to the inaugural meeting of Vitality Villages to be held on July 1 at 7pm at Herstmonceux Health Centre. At this meeting they will be adopting a Constitution and electing Officers to the Committee. Vitality Villages was set up in late 2014 as a platform for promoting Community awareness in Health and Wellbeing, so far in April there was a successful information day for all the clubs and societies in the parish to promote their groups, there is a monthly health and wellbeing coffee morning held being applied for. The Parish of Herstmonceux and surrounding villages has enviable clubs and societies and a community support network which is vital to many Parishioners. The aim is to support this and create strong productive links within all of the Community. Thank you for your support. If you are unable to attend but would still like to be on the mailing list or would like to volunteer for any projects please let Bea know 01323 833535.

SUMMER CONCERT: The Aanna Colls Singers present In a Lighter Mood in the Ballroom of Herstmonceux Castle on Sunday July 5 at 7pm. Enquiries and tickets (£15.00) from 01323 833706 and www.aannacollssingers.co.uk.

OPEN AIR CONCERT: Sounding Retreat and much more, the Band and Bugles of the Rifles will perform on Saturday July 11 at 7pm (gates open at 5.30pm) at Herstmonceux Castle for the benefit of the Army Benevolent Fund (ABF). Advance Tickets £15 (£17.50 on the night) seniors and juniors £12.50 (£15). Enquiries 01323 834479.

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