Herstmonceux & Wartling

CHURCH SERVICES: All Saints Church Service this Sunday is 8am Holy Communion (BCP) and 6pm Compline and at St Mary Magdalene, Wartling at 9.45am Morning Prayer.

COWBEECH BONFIRE SOCIETY: Next Friday, October 30, a really good show is expected. There will be fancy dress and pumpkin carving competitions in the Merrie Harriers car park. Judging at 6.30pm when the gates to the bonfire field will be opened and the barbecue, hog roast and Merrie Harriers licensed bar will be ready to serve. The bonfire will be lit 6.45pm and the fireworks display to music at 8pm. Entry adults and year 7 upwards £5, reception to year 6 £1, pre-schoolers free. Fancy Dress and Pumpkins free.

BARNUM: The show is full of colour, vibrance, music and humour and is well worth coming to see at the village hall from November 4 to 7 starting at 7.30pm with a matinee on Saturday November 7 at 2.30pm. Come and see all the cast performing their circus skills, see the people on stilts, the juggling and the splendour of what is a truly spectacular show. Please go along and support them, they would really, love to see you all. Tickets are available from Caprice Hair Fashions and Stevens and Carter in the village and are £10 adults, U16s £6.

LOVE IN A BOX: Pam has received the leaflets from Mustard Seed for the shoebox appeal and has managed to send between 25-30 boxes every year. It would be lovely if the same can be done this year. The shoebox is a lovely way to provide a gift for a child in Eastern Europe who will have very little to celebrate Christmas with. If you would like to make up a box you will need a leaflet which Pam will leave in both churches or she could let you have one if you contact her. Several people have not made up boxes but have supplied little things which they have made like hats, scarves etc to put into the boxes or sent things for example pencils or have given a donation to send these boxes. Each box costs £3 to send. Please ring Pam on 833079 for any further information.

COFFEE MORNING: This month’s social coffee morning is on Saturday October 31 at 10am in Wartling Church. Come along for a coffee tea and cakes. They always have a really nice time. Everyone welcome, whether you are a regular church goer or not.

POPPY APPEAL: The British Legion Poppy Appeal house to house, village shops, pubs and restaurants collections will take place from October 24 until Remembrance Sunday November 8. Di Tate will be in touch with all collectors in due course to receive their OK that they will be able to collect again this year. However, if there is anybody else, along with a friend who would be willing to volunteer, minimum age is 16 years, then contact her on 01323 831925.

RENT AN ALLOTMENT: Herstmonceux Parish Council has an allotment site at Greenway Fruit Farm, Stunts Green with allotment plots of 12.5 metres x 10 metres available to rent at £25 per year. It is expected that there will also be some plots available to rent from 1 April 2016. If you are interested in putting your name on the waiting list or if you want more information about the allotments, please contact Janet McInnes, the Parish Clerk at 4 the Old Forge, Gardner Street, Herstmonceux, East Sussex BN27 4LE, clerk@herstmonceuxparish.org.uk or 01323 833312.

AUTUMN CONCERT: The Aanna Colls Singers are giving a concert on Saturday October 31 at 7.30pm in All Saints Church, Grange Road Eastbourne. This concert is being performed in memory of two dear friends of the Singers and in aid of the Alzheimer’s Society. The programme includes Requiem by Gabriel Faure, Legende in E Flat by Delius and The Sunrise Mass by Ola Gjeilo. Please come and bring your friends to hear these beautiful pieces of music. Tickets are £15 and may be obtained by either by telephoning 01323 833706, or by Email from Counterpointac@aol.com. There will also be further information about the concert on the website www.aannacollssingers.co.uk.

THE WINDMILL: The sweeps are now back where they should be, the windmill looking like it did in 1814. It will also have had a long overdue wash. This is where the tricky stuff starts, getting all the machinery finally in place and checking that all is working and ready for the job of starting to produce flour again. This is what the dream has been since the windmill was rescued back in 1993. Of course it will not be completely closed as during this time it is hoped that the art of milling is mastered and volunteer millers will be in training. If you have not visited recently this would be a really good time to do so. For more information contact Bee Frost on 01323 833033 Jenny Alder on 01323 832329. Windmill Hill Windmill Trust - Registered Charity no. 1054504 www.windmillhillwindmill.org.

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