Parish Pump Uckfield - August 16, 2013


CHURCH SERVICES: St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion. Warbleton Parish Church: 8am Holy Communion (CW), 9.30am Morning Prayer (BCP), 11am Morning Worship. St Giles, Dallington: 11am Family Communion.

LUNCH CLUB: The village’s lunch club meets at the village hall from 11.30am to 2.30pm on Monday.


CONGRATULATIONS to the Chailey Times, Chailey Heritage School’s newspaper which has won the Special School Newspaper of the Year 2012-2013. There were of entries from all sorts of schools across the country and the calibre of entry was of the highest standard. The Chailey Times was chosen for its fantastic front page and the layout was very attractive. To learn more visit

CRICKET sees Chailey in a league game at Smallfield tomorrow, Saturday, starting at 1pm and a friendly at Felbridge and Sunnyside starting at 2pm. Supporters are most welcome and refreshments are available.

CHURCH SERVICES: St Peter’s Church services on Sunday are Book of Common Prayer Holy Communion at 8am and Parish Communion at 10am. Free Church services on Sunday are a family service at 10.30am and with David Muzzell and 6.15pm with Rob Dillingham.

PCSO: Meet our Police Community Support Officer, Steven Knowles, inside St Peter’s Primary School car park on Wednesday at 7.30pm. This is a chance for you to discuss any concerns and/or questions and learn more about Steven’s role in our community.

ARTISTS Liz Howlett, Jenny Scoot, Barbara Diamond, Pam Marks, Anne Weald are displaying a range of diverse textile creations including both traditional and contemporary work as part of the Annual Visual Arts Festival For The Lewes District. Their display will be at the Reading Room, on Friday August 30 and Saturday August 31 from 10am to 4pm. For more information visit

TURN YOUR PAINTINGS into Greetings Cards is a facility offered by Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre (CHEC). There is a small one off charge that includes photographing your artwork and images can be stored in case you require further runs so avoiding further set up costs. There is no minimum quantity and the cards are supplied with an envelope in a cellophane sleeve. To find out more call CHEC on 01825 724376.

CHORISTERS are sought to join the choir of for St Peter’s Church. The choir meets every Friday in the church at 6.45pm and practice for the Sunday service and learn new musical works. No experience is necessary, just a love of singing and sense of fun. The choir is especially looking to increase numbers in their alto, tenor and bass sections. For more information on what is involved contact Timothy Guntrip, the organist and director of music, on 07580681322.


HARD OF HEARING: East Sussex Resource Centre and Adult Social Care mobile unit for deaf, deafened and hard of hearing people will be visiting Waitrose car park, Croft Road from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Thursday. Representatives will be available to provide individual information and advice on all aspects of hearing loss. Details from East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre 01323 722505 or email

East Hoathly

CHURCH TIMES: Sunday, Trinity 11, 10am United Benefice Communion Chiddingly, 6pm Evensong East Hoathly.

VILLAGE HALL: The village hall committee are pleased to report that the refurbishment work is going well and is on schedule to be completed in time for the planned re-opening in early September. We are hoping that, when all is completed, we will be able to apply to the licensing authority for an increase in the permitted numbers we can accommodate, an expanded facility for a growing community. It is the hall’s main function to serve as many of the community as we are able and one thing we are particularly pleased about is the provision of a properly designed toilet facility for the disabled and infirm that will also contain a complete baby changing area. We have had to sacrifice part of the Belmont Room to manage this but we hope that it will not in-convenience too many.

THOMAS TURNER: Monday 22 August 1757 ‘…About 11 o’clock I went to Framfield and dined with my mother on some cold beef and French beans…from my mother’s I set off for Piltdown where I saw Charles Diggens and John Fowle run twenty rods for a guinea each, which was won by Diggens by ease. I got never a bet but very drunk. I was so much in liquor, I forgot what I spent. I lay at my uncle Hill’s all night.’


FETE: What a fantastic village fete, with such a contrast in the weather from last year, thank goodness. The fete committee are very grateful to everyone who helped in such a myriad of ways and came along and supported the event. Congratulations on raising over £3,000.

VILLAGE EVENTS: Tomorrow, Saturday, Village Picnic, Cricket and Croquet Day from 2pm at the Fairwarp QEII Field. Bring a picnic, jug of Pimms, tables and chairs. Raffle. Entry to the field £1 and to play either game is £1 per play. Sign up in the pub for The Foresters XI or contact Paul Dean on 713219 for the Village XI. For more information contact Helen 712292, Em 714550 or Russell 713531. Everyone welcome.

MARKET: The next market in the village hall is Saturday August 24, 10am to noon.

ADVANCE NOTICE: Friday to Sunday, September 27 to 29, Harvest Fantasia in Christ Church Fairwarp. The flower guild will be holding a festival of fruit, vegetables and flowers in the church. The theme is based on Harvest, a poem, a song, music, etc. At the last festival (Christmas Trees 2011) we had such fun with various groups from the village joining in that we should be delighted if you would join us and make it a village affair again. For further details please contact Janie Hooper (01892 664471).

HARVEST SUPPER: Saturday September 28 Harvest Supper 7pm for 7.30pm in Fairwarp Village Hall. Fun, entertainment and a sing-a-long. Tickets £5. Contact Jenny on 712188, Liz on 764781 or Bob on 712321. Please bring whatever you would like to drink.

MANY VILLAGERS helped landlord John Lyon celebrate yet another birthday at the pub last Friday night. Live band Wat’s On Ro provided the music.

MANY THANKS to those villagers who turned out on Monday night to redistribute the huge pile of fresh wood-chippings around the children’s play area. It looks so much better now.

BINS: And at last some of the bins have been emptied in the village. It’s been quite an exciting time, wondering which bin will be collected, and on what day, if any. And sometimes you even get your own bin back.

Framfield & Blackboys

A TEDDY BEAR’S PICNIC is to be held on Sunday, August 25, 3pm till 5pm at Framfield Recreation Ground and Memorial Hall. Fun and games, hook a duck, name the teddy and bouncy castle. Bring your own picnic. Yummy cakes and refreshments will be on sale. Free entrance (small nominal fee for bouncy castle/games). Funds go to replacing play equipment at Framfield Recreation Ground. More details about organisers Framfield Playground Action Group at


BONFIRE BINGO: This evening, Friday, at the Charles Hunt Centre at 7pm for eyes down at 7.30pm. Help raise money for the Hailsham Bonfire Society’s evening in October and have fun at the same time.

TABLE TOP FUN DAY: This event is being held tomorrow, Saturday, at the Hailsham Memorial Institute on Western Road, (opposite the Rec). It is a tabletop sale and open fun day starting at 9am. There will be hot food available until 4pm followed by an evening disco and karaoke. Tables bookable on (01323) 840459. Non members welcome.

ST MARY’S: This is the twelfth Sunday after Trinity. 8am Holy Communion (BCP), A Friend of God, 10.30am Holy Communion with crèche and children’s groups, The God of Justice. 6.30pm Evening Prayer, Gospel Character.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH: On Sunday there is a Corinthian church service at Primrose Hall from 11am until noon followed by refreshments. The medium is Gail Moffit. There is a Clairvoyant Evening next Friday August 23 from 7.30pm to 9pm at the same venue when the medium is Petula Stowell.

RAMBLERS: On Wednesday there is a stroll from the Sovereign Centre around Sovereign Harbour with Jackie and Sid (841995). If you would like to walk a little further, Maisie (846737) and Liz (842022) are leading a 4.5 mile Friston Forest walk. Alternatively, there is an 8 mile Little Horsted to Isfield walk with Pam and Tony on 01825 764937 and 01825 764590 respectively. If you choose the longer walk you will need to provide your own packed lunch and drinks. Please ring the walk leader for further details.

PEER SUPPORT COURSE: There is an information day on Friday September 6 for those aged 18 to 30 years who have experience of mental health difficulties. The Information Day runs from 10.30am to 12.30pm at The Square Youth Cafe, 1 Market Square. You will find out about an exciting free course that is going to start on Friday September 20 and which will consist of 10 sessions at 3 hours a week and refreshments will be provided. During the course, you can expect to improve confidence and raise self esteem, learn how to support others, learn how to improve your relationships, develop your listening skills, find out about signposting and employment, learn how to communicate more effectively and lots more. For more information please ring (01825) 766528 or email

U3A: There are lots of diverse groups within the U3A from garden visits to opera and dog walks. If you would like to be a part of the organisation or any of its groups call Sue on (01323) 840797.

Heathfield, Punnetts Town, Broad Oak & Cross in Hand

RAMBLERS: Tomorrow, Saturday, meet in East Dean car park GR 557977 at 10am for an approximately eight mile circular walk via Friston Forest, some of the Seven Sisters and the Seven Sisters Country Park. Ring 01892 516191 for information. Speaking of rambling, the countryside is terrific for long walks at present, (although mine, accompanied by my dog, are considerably shorter than these undertaken by hardy ramblers). Most of the mud has gone (although there is an interesting stream that soaks a footpath in Old Heathfield, I don’t think that will ever dry up). Waldron, Heathfield itself and Cross in Hand are dry and accessible. Great thanks to farmers and landowners who maintain these footpaths, on one from Maynards Green to Vines Cross and back there are new stiles and most have dog gates which you lift to allow your dog through. A few favourites have tricky wired up bases to stiles which an athletic dog can overcome. And I can’t get used to the plethora of electric fences around Waldron, although I suppose it is the only way to keep sheep and cattle from wandering. My only encounter with things not being so good, Buxted Park where the land has almost completely been given over to sheep. Instead of open parkland dotted with specimen trees, there are now small, wire fenced paddocks. Notices abound. When I last visited, these were dotted with thistles and ragwort. The walks are deep in sheep poo, the walk alongside the river and lake is churned up mud and the whole park has an unkempt air. Himalayan Balsam and knotweed are rife too. The park desperately needs a good landscape specialist, or has the money just run out? It’s a shame, this used to be glorious. I can’t imagine hotel guests enjoy a casual stroll in the countryside very much, their shoes would not be as pristine when they returned.

ST RICHARD’S CHURCH: Sunday, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Eucharist. 6.30pm Churches Together in Heathfield and Waldron Service at Cross in Hand Methodist Church. Tuesday, 1.30pm Toddler Group in the Church Hall. Wednesday, 10am Holy Communion. Saturday August 24, 9am Holy Communion.

TALK: Heathfield and District Horticultural Society presents a talk by Raymond Broomhill entitled Rudyard Kipling - His Two Homes on Monday October 21 at 7.30pm at St Richard’s Church Hall. Visitors welcome £3. For details ring 01435 864875.

THE FLOWER CLUB is holding a Floral Workshop following a short AGM at 7.30pm on October 10 at the Community Centre, Sheepsetting Lane. Enquiries 01435 864633.

FARMERS’ MARKET: The next farmers’ market will be held in the Co-op car park tomorrow, Saturday, between 9am and 12.30pm. Look out for seasonal plants (I learn that these are provided by Cade Street Nursery from where we bought most of our summer plants this year, they have proved excellent, possibly because they are locally grown). There will also be meat, pies, produce, fruit and vegetables, bread and cakes, eggs (also excellent), honeys, jams and preserves and lots more.

WEDDING FAIR: There will be a wedding fair at Punnetts Town Village Hall on September 1 between 11am and 4pm. I can’t find out a lot more about this at present but will let you know when I do. If anyone from Punnetts Town is reading this, do please send us your regular updated newsletter.

TUMBLEDOWN TRAINING: This is a family first aid course, advertised as providing first aid for life. Organisers ask would you know what to do if your child chokes, someone in the family suffered a heart attack or your granny suddenly collapsed? No, I wouldn’t either. It takes place on August 20 from 9.30am to 4.30pm in Punnetts Town Village Hall, costs £30 and you get a three year certificate. For details ring 01435 831517 or email

FOLK DANCE: The Heathfield Folk Dance Group meets at St Richard’s Church Hall from 7.30pm to 10pm every Tuesday evening to dance both British and American classic folk dances. It costs just £1.50 to take part which includes coffee, tea and biscuits. On October 19 the group holds its Autumn Dance at the village hall in Bodle Street Green. Music is provided by the folk band Whirling Skirmish, a band formed by two brothers from a musical family of six. Richard and Alan, both multi-instrumentalists, got their first break nearly 30 years ago when invited to play, at the age of 12, with a band formed by their local doctor. This band, The Kentish Vagabonds, still exists and plays locally and was the launchpad for the young brothers. In time they met a caller from Folkestone, Kevin Edwards, with whom they formed a new group, The Barnstormers, and played together for many years. In the last few years Richard and Alan have moved back to their roots in Folkestone and in time decided to form their current band. The dance will be led by experienced caller Carol Hewson. Carol started her dance career at school, originally as part of the curriculum. Rediscovering the joy of country dance at a Broadstairs Folk Week she has not stopped dancing since. To find out more ring 01435 873551 or 863580 or visit

Horam & Vines Cross

FLOWER SHOW: Horam Flower Show will again be held in Horam Village Hall at the Constance Scott recreation ground on Bank holiday Monday, August 26 at 2.15pm, with presentations being made at 3.45pm. Competition sections include flower, vegetable, decorative, children’s, handicraft, art, domestic, drinks and photographic. Entry forms are available from the post office and must be returned by August 22. For information ring 01435812704.

Mayfield & Five Ashes

HOLLYWOOD: Stephanie Tarling, a former student of St Leonards Mayfield School, has landed a starring role in a Hollywood film, due out later this month. Stephani, 23, who grew up in East Grinstead, emigrated to America to pursue a career in acting. She graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York last year, which boasts high profile alumni including Danny DeVito, Robert Redford and Kirk Douglas. Her dream to be a world-famous actress is growing ever closer, thanks to her starring role in the forthcoming short film Not Another High School Musical, The film, which takes on a style similar to the hit US television show Glee, is due for release in August, with Warner Brothers Studios and Universal Studios in the running to premiere the production. Stephanie, who now lives in California, plays lead female character Amy Smith in the film, who at first appears to fit the typical all-American cheerleader stereotype. However, as the story unfolds, the real Amy is revealed and a romance unfolds. Her future looks bright as she is due to shoot a second Hollywood film, due to appear at the forthcoming NBC Short Cut Film Festival. She is also currently filming a pilot for a television show, with the potential re-occurring role, and is due to appear in an episode of True Blood.

HEARING SERVICE: East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre and Adult Social Care mobile unit will be visiting the Memorial Hall car park from 10.30am to 3.30pm on Thursday August 29. For further information please contact East Sussex Hearing Resource Centre, tel 01323 722505 (voice/text/fax) e-mail

OPEN DOOR: Following last month’s news concerning Food Banks, organisers are delighted to announce that Colkins Mill Church has kindly offered to be a collection point for donations of food. Obviously, donations can be made whilst attending the church but also at the times the church is open for the myriad activities that take place there. Colkins Mill Church will arrange to pass donations to Open Door on a regular basis. There are now food parcels in place for those in the community in need of this assistance. If you are such a person or know of the person, please talk to the Citizens Advice Bureau adviser available every Wednesday at Open Door. You can telephone on 07949 328 624 (please note new telephone number) at any time as they have an answer phone service or email on To help Open Door raise necessary funding to provide activities for the community, they are now collecting old British or foreign coins and banknotes. So they’re not really asking for donations just hoping you may be sitting of pre-Euro currency or coins or any current coinage that you couldn’t get rid of at the end of holidays. They would be delighted to accept them on any Wednesday morning between 9.30am and 11.30am at London House, High Street, Mayfield. They’ll offer you a decent cup of coffee in return! Please note that they have had to change our telephone number and address (they felt their income could be put to better use than paying BT.

BOYES AND BELLES: Everyone is busy making torches, new costumes and planning for this year’s carnival in September. Sadly there will be no street market this year. The children’s fancy dress competition will be held in the High Street outside the church at 6pm. The children’s procession will form outside the Royal Oak Mews at 5.30pm and classes start at 6pm. This will be followed by 7pm by the wreath laying ceremony with blazing poppy banners. The first torchlit procession will leave West Street at 7.30pm. The Grand Procession will leave NatWest Bank at about 9.15pm (earlier than normal) and the fireworks display will be in the playing fields at 10pm, please see the programme, available in village shops, for any time changes. Road closures 6.30pm to 11pm. This year the village will be shut to vehicles between these times. It will be emergency vehicles only. There will be a road closure on the by-pass this year to allow emergency vehicles to be able to get into the village. This also applies to Little Trodgers, Roundabout, Coggins Mill Lane, East Street, Newick Lane and Rotherfield Lane. Please make sure you are back in the village by 6.30pm or you will have a long walk. They are following the strict guidelines set out by Sussex Police and they have to adhere to them or there will be no carnival. Everyone is asked to have some respect for the people manning the barriers, they are doing this job in a voluntarily capacity. Note that vehicle registrations will be taken of people who think the road closure does not apply to them, the police will be notified and could prosecute. A fireworks display will be held in Court Meadow at 10pm so please move horses or other nervous pets out of hearing (the fireworks company sticks to the regulations concerning the loudness of fireworks). This advice applies especially in Fletching Street where the fireworks are very loud due to the valley. On a lighter note, volunteers are needed now, help them make torches tomorrow, Saturday, between 9.30am and 12.30pm at the Scout and Guide HQ. Bring a pair of pliers to wire board onto a stick. Everyone is welcome and tea and coffee is provided. Volunteers are needed to help with torch marshalling and barrier manning in shifts throughout the evening; this just involves stopping traffic while the procession moves through a section of the village or helping with crowd control through the village and at the Memorial Hall gates on the last procession, as you can appreciate with a lot of crosses and torches it is paramount they keep the public out of harm’s way. They would also like some help to run the fundraising bar and barbecue during the evening. Even an hour would be invaluable. There is now only a small committee and it desperately needs some help. (It can be fun and you won’t miss the procession). They also need some collectors during the evening, so dust off your fancy dress costumes or make some new ones and come out individually or as a group and help them collect money for charity (there is a cup to the highest collector). Proceeds of the collection this year are going into the children’s organisations of the village. Please phone or e-mail Jo Lee with any enquiries or send any correspondence or donations to Jo Lee at 4, Victoria Cottages, Love Lane, Mayfield TN20 6EN.


FOOTPATHS GROUP: The group held its annual supper walk last Wednesday on a perfect warm sunny evening. Twenty five members set out from the Kings Head Inn at East Hoathly having first ordered their supper. The party set off in a westerly direction on the former A22 (before the village was bypassed), turning north onto the Wealdway on a lovely path leading to the well known Horse Stud Farm, Old Whyly. Continuing north for a further mile or so we then turning southeast through Pipers Farm to emerge on the road leading to East Hoathly at Crouths Farm. After a short distance the party left the road at the hamlet of Davis Town to cross several fields to reach the Old Whyly House, and soon returned to the former A22 a short distance from the hostelry. The next walk is on Tuesday. This all-day walk will visit the three villages of Rushlake Green, Warbleton and Vines Cross. Meet at top North Street car park for a 9.30am start.

Mobile Library

THE LIBRARY will be visiting the following areas this week. Tuesday Oakhill Drive, Brede, Broad Oak 3pm to 3.40pm; Reedswood Road, Brede, Broad Oak 3.50pm to 4.15pm.


COUNTRY MARKET will be open as usual today, Friday, from 10 to 11am in the village hall. Good selection of summer vegetables available,plus many other tempting things to purchase such as homemade cakes savoury pies, local cheese and butter, fresh eggs and preserves, flowers and plants. There is also a good selection of greetings cards and knitted items. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

BOWLS FIXTURES: Tomorrow, Saturday, away to Nutley; on Sunday away to Frant; on Monday the Ladies will be playing away against Crowborough Ladies; on Wednesday the match will be at home against Seaford. All these games will commence at 2.30pm. Sunday will be Final day.

CRICKET: The Sunday game will be played at home against the Griffin at 2pm.

CHURCH SERVICES on Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am followed by Informal Morning Worship at 10.30am.

THE BONFIRE SOCIETY will be holding their annual County Fair, Car Boot on Saturday August 24 from 8am till 1pm on the Village Green. There will be refreshment in the Community Centre and barbecue on the Green, plus tombola, books and the Potters Trading Post. You can also have a go at playing skittles. Bookings and further details telephone 01825 722418.

PRODUCTION: On August 24 and 25 Newick Youth Theatre will present Fantastic Mr Fox, there is also a fete from 12.30pm and the performance will commence at 3pm at Mitchelswood Farm. Tickets £5. There is also a barbecue and you can also take your own picnic and rug. To book please telephone 01825 722468 or 722802. The event will take place in a covered area. Please make every effort to try and support our young actress and actors.

THE COUNTRYSIDE is looking lovely with all the golden colour from the fields with barley and corn waiting to be harvested. Farmers you have a busy time ahead of you, let’s hope that the weather will remain dry and that your crops will be great.


TELEPATHY: We went to a party next door. Their daughter Daisy, who is two, was playing with her cousin. He’s 18 months old. The two of them would babble away to each other in a strange language and the other one would listen and nod. Then they’d go and play for a while, then speak their strange language again and toddle off to play another game. They could definitely understand each other. Our dogs used to communicate by telepathy. The eldest one would translate what I said. Are we all born with the power of telepathy, but lose it as soon as we learn to speak?

SUMMER SHOW: Don’t forget it is the Uckfield and District Horticultural Society Summer Show tomorrow, Saturday, at 1.30pm, prize giving at 4pm. Free entry to visit the show at the Weald Hall, Uckfield Civic Centre. If you wish to exhibit, for a show schedule, please telephone 762934. There are classes for flowers, vegetables, flower arranging, photography, cookery, handicrafts and a children’s section. You don’t have to be an expert, so many people visit and say, my roses/carrots/photographs/cakes are as good, if not better, so come and join us. You will get all the help you need, if you are new to exhibiting.

COMMUNITY CAR SCHEME: The Manor Park and Hempstead Fields Residents’ Association has heard that the relocation of the Meads Surgery to Bell Farm Road is making it quite difficult for some patients living on Manor Park and Hempstead Fields to attend their appointments. The association thinks that the best way to tackle the problem is to create a Community Car Scheme. It is working with the Meads Practice on this project and a survey of their patients is underway to measure the level of support for such a service. The plan is to have a low cost car service to the new surgery, dedicated to the residents of Manor Park and Hempstead Fields. A Coffee and Cakes morning is being held in the Green Room at the Uckfield Civic Centre on Thursday August 29, 10am to noon, to air the idea and to give residents an opportunity to express their views on how the scheme might work. The Association is also hoping to recruit volunteer drivers and an administrator.

OPERATION BLITZ teams will be patrolling your area on Friday and Saturday evening, between 6pm and midnight. Contact them direct by calling 07825 733464. You can also interact with officers via our Twitter accounts using the hashtag #OpBlitz. Operation Blitz is a partnership scheme aimed at reducing anti-social behaviour, underage drinking and low level crime. A dedicated team of officers will be deployed to specific areas in your neighbourhood. The officers will deal robustly with any young people drinking alcohol and anyone behaving in an anti-social manner.


OUR PARISH PRIEST: Great news this week. Since Fr David Charles left Waldron Parish for pastures new last year we have been in interregnum but on Sunday last it was announced that we have a new priest-in-charge, the Reverend George Pitcher. He will be officially installed in September. George has been living with his family for several years in the parish, and has been voluntarily taking services, marrying and baptising for some months. The congregation hardly dared hope that he might take on the role more officially, so this has come as welcome news for everyone. He will not be a full-time priest but we will all be delighted to welcome him for whatever time he can spare.

150th ANNIVERSARY: In the middle of the 19th century our Victorian ancestors decided that the church at Waldron needed enlarging and reordering due to the increase in the congregation. The work was going to take some time with an extra aisle being added, and the old pews and choir loft being removed. What was to be done about holding services? The solution was to put up a building at Cross in Hand, a chapel-of-ease, or daughter church to All Saints’ called St Bartholomew’s. One hundred and fifty years later that building is still there, regularly used and much-loved by its congregation. Its birthday will be celebrated on Sunday August 25 with a special Service of Praise at 10.30am, the only service that day in the parish, and it will be led by our new priest-in-charge George Pitcher. There will be refreshments after the service.

HISTORY WEEKEND: Arrangements for our History Weekend (September 20 to 22) are coming on well and two brilliant speakers are booked to talk to us. On Friday September 20 Jeremy Hodgkinson will speak on The Wealden Iron Industry and Waldron and on September 21 Steve Roberts will talk about Waldron and the First World War. Steve is an expert historian specialising in the subject and I expect there to be a big demand for tickets. They go on sale on August 25 at The Stores.

COFFEE MORNING: There will be a coffee morning tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon at Coleman’s, Warren Lane, by kind invitation of Fr Peter Jameson.

CRICKET: Tomorrow, Saturday, our village cricket team will be playing a league fixture against Iden II at home starting at 1.30pm. On Sunday there will be a friendly against the Moose, also at home, 2pm.

PANTO: Good progress is reported in the script for our pantomime. Auditions are on Tuesday October 1 at 6.30pm.

SERVICES: This week there will be Holy Communion at St Bartholomew’s at 8am, sung Eucharist at St Bart’s at 9.30am and Family Service at 11.15am at All Saints’. Churches Together in Heathfield will hold an Evening Service at Cross in Hand Methodist Church at 6.30pm.

Warbleton & Rushlake Green

CHURCH SERVICES: Warbleton Parish Church: 8am Holy Communion (CW), 9.30am Morning Prayer (BCP), 11am Morning Worship. St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion. St Giles, Dallington: 11am Family Communion. Heathfield Chapel: The preacher at 11am Morning worship and 6.30pm Evening service and communion is Harry Vallance.

ART ON THE GREEN: Coffee and Company are planning an art exhibition called Art on The Green in The Dunn Village Hall, Rushlake Green on 14 September, 10.30am to 5pm and 15 September, 2pm to 5pm. There will be a preview from 7pm to 9pm on 13 September. Amateur and professional artists, photographers and craft-makers living in the Rushlake Green area are invited to submit one or two pieces. As well as paintings, photographs and craft items, three-dimensional work, sculpture and pottery will be accepted. No reproductions. Work must be well presented, with art and photography suitable for hanging, and a maximum framed size of 100cm x 100cm. Children, under 10 years, are invited to submit work for a special display. The work can be for sale, with 20 percent for the costs of running and promoting the exhibition. Entry forms are available now from The Stores in Rushlake Green.