Parish Pump Uckfield - October 19, 2012

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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.

BENEFICE SERVICE: As I have mentioned before our parish is now part of a three church benefice with Dallington joining Bodle Street and Warbleton. To officially mark this and celebrate our working together there will be a united service, on Wednesday at 7.30pm with The Right Rev’d Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes, at St Giles’ Church, Dallington. Followed by refreshments. All are welcome.

RACE NIGHT: I have heard from Bryan Gibson, that the race night has had to be cancelled; this was due to be held next Saturday.

FILM CLUB: This month’s film is Sarah’s Key and will be shown at 7pm for 7.30pm in the village hall next Friday October 26.


TALENT SHOW: The Burwash Has Talent Show takes place tonight, Friday. Local talented people will sing, dance, tell jokes, play instruments and more as they entertain you for your vote in this popular yearly event. It takes place in St Bartholomew’s Church at 7.30pm. Tickets are available at the door, £5 for adults and £3 for children. Good luck to all the participants.

FAREWELL: On Sunday morning the Reverend Stephen France will officiate at his last service for St Bartholomew’s before heading for pastures new in London. The services at 11am and will be followed by a buffet lunch. We all wish Stephen and his family all the best in their new life.

MUSIC: Tonight, Friday, is music night at the pavilion in Burwash Common. These popular monthly events are all about local artists, who’s pleasure it is to entertain you. They will start at 8pm. The licensed bar will be open and there is a car park close by.

TEA: Tomorrow, Saturday, the Not So Young Club are having a Come To Tea event at the village hall. You are all cordially invited to attend, from 2.30pm to 4pm. Entry is £1.50 and includes a cream tea. There will also be a tombola and raffle, bric-a-brac, books, homemade cakes and jams, and plants and produce stalls. All proceeds will go to the clubs funds.

COFFEE AND BOOKS: The next coffee and book event will be held on Thursday, at the village hall from 11.30pm to 12.30pm. Entry is 50p and includes a coffee and biscuit. On sale will be books, jigsaw puzzles, videos and DVD’s, tapes and CDs. All proceeds will go to the village hall refurbishment fund. If you have any books etc you would like to donate to the sale, which takes place every other Thursday, please call Shirley Viney on 01435 882497.

LUNCH: The next monthly Age Concern lunch club will be on Monday. The Burwash branch of Age Concern, invite the over 55’s for a lovely lunch in congenial surroundings. The two course meal is just £8 per person. If you would like to join them please call Jazz Botting on 01435 882033 or Heather Lewis on 882080 or Maddie Ashbee on 883233. They may also be able to arrange a lift for those who are unable to get there on their own.

FIREWORKS: Next Saturday, October 27, Burwash Bonfire Society will be holding their bonfire and firework display. The fun begins at 7pm, but if you would like to get involved with the work, they would be delighted to hear from you. Please call Mary Clark on 01435 882918. More details about the event next week.

CONGRATULATIONS: The marriage of Anthony Coulson and Sarah Stephens took place at St Bartholomew’s Church recently. With friends and family in attendance, the couple had a lovely day. we wish them all the happiness and a long and prosperous life together.

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PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting will be on Monday October 29 in the Belmont Room of the village hall and starts at 7.30pm.

PRESERVATION SOCIETY: Last weekend was a busy one for the preservation society with two events being held. On the Friday evening our former Rector, Peter Clark, gave a fascinating talk about his work as Chaplain to the Police and Ambulance services. Although light hearted and often amusing, Peter gave us an insight into and an appreciation of some of the challenges faced by those whose job it is to keep us safe and whom we often take for granted. On Sunday afternoon a group of walkers set off from The Roebuck in glorious sunshine and headed across soggy fields, with wonderful views of the Downs, to Laughton Tower, all that remains of the Pelham’s hunting lodge. The walks are relaxed and friendly, never too strenuous, and always a good way to spend a couple of hours talking to friends old and new. The next walk will be on Sunday November 18, meeting at Newhaven Fort at 2pm. For further details please contact Chris or Jenny on 872830.

LINK ROMANIA: Just a reminder that the leaflets for the Shoebox Christmas Gift Appeal are now available from church. The leaflet contains suggestions for inexpensive gifts and full instructions on what to do. Please leave your wrapped and labelled shoeboxes at the back of the church by Friday November 2, ready for delivery to the Worthing depot. If you need any further information, please contact Jenny on 872830. Many thanks for your continued support.

AGE CONCERN: The East Hoathly District are looking for volunteers with a few hours to spare helping at the monthly Pop-in Lunches and bingo sessions. Please call Jean Barnes on 872145 if you feel that you could help.

ROYAL BRITISH LEGION: You are invited to join us for coffee and cake on Saturday October 27 in the village hall between 10.15am and noon. There will be a cake stall, wine stall, jams, bric-a-brac and hand made greetings cards. All in aid of this year’s Poppy Appeal.

UBENDS presents a music quiz on Saturday October 27 in the village hall at 7.30pm. Entrance is £5 per person, with teams of six. There will be a bar and rolls available. Please contact Guy Baigent on 01825 733911 or Jenny Alder on 01323 832329.

CHURCH NOTICES: Sunday is the twentieth Sunday After Trinity. 10am United Benefice Communion, Chiddingly; 6pm Evensong, East Hoathly.


HAVE YOUR SAY on the future of Fairwarp. How do we want the village to look in 20 years time? There will be a coffee morning at Fairwarp Village Hall at 10am on Saturday November 10 where such issues as future housing needs and it’s location will be discussed, along with whether Fairwarp should have a Conservation Area. More details can be obtained from Caroline Shaw on 01825 712950 (member of the Steering Group for the Neighbourhood Development Plan).

FETE: Members of the village hall fete sub-committee gathered at the hall on Sunday October 14 to try and make sense of the numerous muddy bags, tents and associated fixings so hurriedly packed away after the biblical downpour which marred this year’s fete on July 14. It is hoped that come next year’s fete Sunday’s work will make life a lot easier for all concerned.

SAD FAREWELL: Villagers gathered at the Foresters Arms on Saturday October 13 to say a sad farewell to long-standing staff member Julie Hancock, who was leaving after nearly 10 years at the pub. We all wish Julie a long and happy retirement.

THE VILLAGE MARKET once again takes place in the village hall tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to noon.

AGM: The Fairwarp QEII Sports Field AGM will take place in the Foresters Arms on Thursday November 8 at 8pm. With that in mind why not visit the Fields In Trust website and vote for our lovely sports field? Put TN22 in the box and search for our field in the list and click on Love Your Field. Job done. The more votes, the more likely it is we’ll win the first ever Fields In Trust Awards.

THE YOUTH THEATRE meets on a Thursday (not November 1) at the village hall, 6pm to 7pm, for ages 6 to 14 years, £5 each. Call Georgia on 07784 451352 for more information.

THE CHRIST CHURCH barbecue at Lampool on August 18 raised £802 for church funds.

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RAMBLERS: On Sunday meet in East Dean car park GR 557977 at 10am for an eight mile circular walk via Friston Forest, Seven Sisters and Birling Gap. Ring 01892 516191.

RUBBISH: Driving along the A27 on Friday and I noticed the verges between Lewes and Brighton have been mown short. They are now awash with plastic wrappings, paper, bin bags and other detritus. Shameful. What on earth do people think as they drive from the ferry in Newhaven to spend a day or so in Sussex? This major approach to the county now looks like Europe’s rubbish tip.

FARMERS MARKET: At the Farmers Market tomorrow, Saturday, there will be all the usual excellent food and craft stalls. In addition there will be Rushlake Green Nursery with their annual offering of gourds and pumpkins ready for Halloween.

BARN DANCE: There will be a barn dance at Heathfield Community Centre tomorrow, Saturday, from 7.30pm to 10.30pm on behalf of the Tunbridge Wells, Crowborough and District branch of Cats Protection. Dance to the Royal Borough Band. Fantastic tunes with a caller to help everyone learn simple moves or just sit and enjoy the music. There will be food but bring your drinks and glasses. Adults £15, children, £5. Tickets from Carol Gordon, 18 Harlands Mews, Uckfield TN22 5JQ.

AGM: This month’s meeting of Wealden Decorative and Fine Arts Society began with the AGM at which a few moments silence was observed in memory of former chairman, Edna Abrams, who sadly died on October 1. She worked hard for the society for many years and her presence will be greatly missed. The AGM was followed by a beautifully illustrated and erudite talk by Jane Gardiner on the fashion for collecting Early English Pottery. She proved that hunting through the attic for pieces people had put away as un-decorative and chipped might well be worth dusting down. The November meeting is on the topic of the Pre-Raphaelites. Contact 01435 873258 if you are interested in joining them.

COFFEE MORNING: The Macmillan Cancer Care coffee morning held at H&R Hughes Solicitors raised £560 for the charity. Organisers would like to thank everyone who supported this event, particularly local traders Pomfrets, Jason’s Greengrocers, Cuculo Delicatessen, Heathfield Ironmongers, Gemini Greetings, Farrago and Trading4You who generously donated raffle prizes.

BUDDIES: Heathfield-based Buddies believe that participating in sports benefits all children, regardless of the presence of a developmental disability. Any physical activity can promote self esteem, increase general levels of happiness, and can lead to positive social outcomes, all beneficial for individuals with autism. For those with autism who are able to participate in team sports, this presents an opportunity to develop social relationships with team-mates and learn how to recognise the social cues required for successful performance on the field or court. Children with autism that participate in sport, find they are helped to learn and experience the individual joy of sport and have a role in society. Participation in sport helps them adapt more positive behaviours in the home, school, and community. Back in the summer Buddies and Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Football Club worked together to promote a free tag rugby taster session. Due to the success of this event they are now planning Autism in Sport weekend. This will take place on October 27 and 28. They’ve joined forces with Heathfield and Waldron Rugby Football Club; Jarvis Brook Junior Football Club and Heathfield Tennis Club. Each is offering free two hour taster session. The clubs have been very keen to participate and have offered their coaching and equipment for free. With the interest raised in each sport they will then hopefully book a six week training course. This will then lead into teams being developed and competitive games being played. The idea of autism in sport is to get children with autism of all ages and abilities to participate alongside normal children. Buddies will be able to help children from 18 months to 19 years. With their Early Assessment and Buddie Scheme, they aim to enhance the quality of life for children with autism. An early assessment can be done from the very first diagnosis of autism; this can be as young as 18 months. They will develop a tailor made support structure for the whole family. Having a support structure can be of comfort and help for a family going through a very traumatic time. Their objectives are to provide a dedicated service giving support and peace of mind for parents; help children with autism to improve the quality and fulfilling life; enable children with autism to gain access to community and leisure activities and clubs with full support; breach the gaps and shortfalls in this service area and expand the understanding of autism in the wider community. Information from Darren at Buddies, 9 Streatfield Gardens, Heathfield TN21 8LW or ring 01435 866897. mayfield & five ashes

FIVE ASHES WI: The president warmly welcomed members and two guests to the October meeting. She reminded us that next month will be our AGM and they will be joined by a WI Advisor, because at the time of writing, sadly, this might be their last meeting as members of Five Ashes WI. Whether or not this happens, they will have their usual Christmas party on the first Tuesday in December. The week after that will be their annual Christmas lunch, which will be held at the Middle House Mayfield. An outing to Rochester, Kent (home town of Charles Dickens), arranged by Brenda Horton of Crowborough WI, on Saturday December 1. The town celebrates a typical Victorian Christmas every year at this time, the townspeople dressing up and celebrating a Dickens’ Christmas. Should be fun. The Phoenix Theatre Players in Mayfield are staging Calendar Girls at the village hall on November 22, 23 and 24. Some members of Mayfield WI are in the production. Share Your Memories, Don’t Lose Them, was the subject of talk by Julie Pinnells. An enthusiastic speaker, she encouraged everyone to share early memories of childhood and growing up, with their children and grandchildren. This can be in the form of words, photographs, the spoken word or all of these. Most people have a box or two of old photographs hidden away, and talking to your family about the good, or not so good, old days can reveal some surprising facts. These can be collated in book form so that your family can read them and share your memories, even after you’re gone. The speaker for November will be Claire Carpenter with a talk entitled Roots and Wings deferred from the August meeting which had to be cancelled due the closure of the A267 through Five Ashes.

PERFORMANCE: The Friends of St. Leonards-Mayfield School are hosting a musical evening on Saturday, November 24, a light-hearted look at Opera from classical to contemporary by local group OperaLite. Tickets at £20 include a champagne reception. Interval refreshments will be available to order. For further information and to order tickets contact or

FOOTPATH WALK: Again they will meet at the end of the month for a stroll along the local footpaths and bridleways. If you ever want to go further afield a good website to look at is walks/default.htm that gives details of walks in East Sussex with interactive maps etc. although you would advised to take an OS Map with you (in a see-through plastic bag just in case of rain). They will meet on Sunday, October 28, at 10am at South Street car park. Dogs on leads are always welcome. After all these years of walking alone organiser Deborah Dixon has acquired a four legged family member who is being trained up to walk with them and come when he is called. This may take some time but she hopes to get there and he will then be able to join in the fun with the other dogs. Ring Deborah on 01892 853767.

JAZZ EVENING supporting the new Mayfield Memorial Hall Project, Saturday October 27 in the concert hall of St Leonards-Mayfield School. Tickets are now on sale at Rosina Fabrics at £10 each. Mail order is also available by contacting Tony Woodliffe on 01435 872400 or The artists are Jonathan Bailey with his Jazzshift group and their vocalist Aprile Biggs. The programme will feature popular favourites. The licensed bar in the Courtyard will open at 6.45pm and the performance commences at 7.30pm.

COMMUNITY CAR SERVICE: At their regular six-monthly meeting in August, Peter Bodiam, the transport co-ordinator, reported that in the past six months the Community Car Service has once again proven invaluable to the local population. No less than 410 trips have been made so far this year taking Mayfield and Five Ashes residents to their medical appointments. At this August meeting it was decided that the fares for these journeys should remain unchanged at the current level, despite the ever increasing cost of fuel. Details of how to ask for assistance to get to your medical appointment is contained in their advertisement which appears every month in the Newsletter. They have extended the number of days on which you can contact the Transport Co-ordinator to include Fridays. They provide transport to any medical appointment, not only those at a doctor or hospital, but also including those at a dentist, optician or chiropodist, etc. You must, however, live within the parish of Mayfield and Five Ashes to be eligible to use the service. They offer a door to door service; the driver will pick you up at your home, take you to your appointment and bring you back home again. You may take a friend or relative along with you if you wish. You are asked to give as much notice as possible of your transport needs, so as to give the Transport Co-ordinator good time to arrange for one of our volunteer drivers to take you. If you have a blue badge disabled parking permit, please bring it with you on your journey, this can significantly help drivers to conveniently park at the place of your medical appointment. As always, they are continuing to look out for new drivers to join our existing pool of volunteers. They only ask for people to give up their time, your petrol costs will be reimbursed, and you will be providing a greatly needed service for the residents of our two villages. The number of trips you make is entirely up to you. It can be as few as one or two a month, whenever it is convenient to you, to fit in with your other commitments. Contact chairman Rosemary Neal on 01435 872113

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THE LIBRARY will be visiting the following areas this week. Tomorrow, Saturday: Nevill Court, off Beacon Road, Crowborough 10.45am to 11.30am; Warren Drive, Fielden Road, Crowborough 11.40am to noon; Martletts Court, Montargis Way, Crowborough 12.15pm to 12.55pm; Buxted Court, Gordon Road, Buxted 1.15pm to 1.35pm; Millington Court, Mill Lane, Uckfield 2.45pm to 3.30pm; Streatfield House, Southview Drive, Uckfield 3.40pm to 4pm; Cedars Close, Uckfield 4.10pm to 4.30pm. Tuesday: East Hoathly church 4.05pm to 4.35pm. Wednesday: High Street, East Hoathly 9.20am to 9.45am; Fords Green lay-by, Nutley 10.05am to 10.40am; Foresters Arms, Fairwarp 10.55am to 11.30am; Maresfield village hall 11.55am to 12.25pm; Fletching, car park behind village hall 1.25pm to 1.45pm; Framelle Mount, Framfield 2.10pm to 2.30pm; Mount Pleasant, Blackboys 2.50pm to 3.30pm; Beckett’s Way, Framfield 3.40pm to 4pm; Hurst Lane, Windmill Hill 9.50am to 10.20am; Bodle Street Green 10.30am to 10.55am; Osborne Park, Rushlake Green 11.10am to 11.35am; The School, Punnetts Town 11.45am to 12.25pm; St Marks Church, Hadlow Down 1.45pm to 2.05pm; Horebeech Lane, Horam 2.30pm to 3.20pm; Paynsbridge Way, Horam 3.40pm to 4.10pm. Thursday: Dallington village hall 10.35am to 10.55am; Brightling village hall 11.20am to 11.40am; Christ the King, Burwash 12.00pm to 12.30pm; Rother View, Burwash 1.25pm to 1.45pm; Scout Hut, Burwash Weald 2.00pm to 2.20pm; Stonegate Village Hall 2.45pm to 3.10pm; Etchingham Village Hall,3.40pm to 4.20pm.


THE COUNTRY MARKET will be open today, Friday, in the village hall from 10am till 11am. There is a good selection of vegetable preserves plants and flowers. You can also enjoy a cup of coffee or tea.

MICHAELMAS FAIR: Just to remind you of the Michaelmas Fair is tomorrow, Saturday, in the Barn Centre from 1.30pm till 4,30pm. Why not commence your Christmas shopping early. Lots of activities for children, refreshments available.

RUGBY: The rugby matches this weekend are 1st xv are playing at home against Brighton II. The second XV are away to Heathfield and Waldron III. With all this wet weather it must be a very muddy game to be playing, thank goodness for washing machines.

SERVICES at St Mary’s Church on Sunday are Holy Communion at 8am ( BCP) followed by Informal Morning Service at 10.30am; and later in the day at 4.30pm the Services in Memory of Loved Ones. After this service tea will be served in the Barn Centre. Lifts to church are available must be booked in advance ring 01825 722582.

NEWICK GREEN WI will be trying something different at their meeting on October 25 at 7.45pm in the Community Centre. The title for this meeting is Try Your Hand at Being Magistrate. Trish Long and Jane Alexander will be working through a case study with you, following a structured approach to sentence an offender. There will be a short quiz as well as the exercise on sentencing an offender, for everyone to work on. Visitor are always welcome for further information ring 01825 722907.

COMMUNITY CLUB (formerly Newick Day Centre). As you are no doubt aware many day centres in the area are closing down. At Newick Community Club they are in the fortunate position to welcome new members. Local transport can be provided, so if you know of anyone who would benefit from their services please contact the Newick Community Club on 07561 373403 for further details.


NaNoWriMo: November is National Novel Writing Month. You have to write a novel between November 1 and 30. You don’t have to correct it. You can do that later. Although you can’t start writing before November, you can plan your plot, characters, etc. There are groups all over the world, writing away and meeting regularly to discuss their masterpieces. Many of their polished-up novels have been published. The Ringles Cross in Uckfield has kindly said that we can use their restaurant on Mondays. So if you’d like to write that book that you’ve always dreamed of writing, and if you’d like some help, encouragement and advice, join me on Mondays at 8pm to drink copious amounts of wine or beer. (They don’t sell absinthe) and discuss your writing and how it’s progressing, starting on October 22. Please contact me on to let me know that you’re coming. If I don’t hear from anyone, I’ll just stay at home and write my own best-seller. I’m ahead of you as I’ve already had seven books published. Some people get sponsors and write to raise money for charities. It also spurs them on to keep going. All NaNoWriMo details and rules are available online.

TABLE TENNIS: I’ve been told that table tennis is played on Tuesday mornings at the Luxford Centre. Thank you for that. I’ll get along there when I’m free. Are there any more tables in the area?

NATIONAL WEEKS: This week is National Baking Week, National Curry Week, National Knitting Week, and several more. So I’m knitting a curry pie. Who decides these events? Next week is National Be Lovely to Lyn Week. All invitations, gifts and donations will be gratefully received. I’m joking. Honestly.

BAGS: I went into the loft at the weekend. I knit and do lots of crafts in the winter. Our loft is full of wool, material, and other useful things. Horrified, I saw piles of plastic confetti everywhere. I thought we’d been invaded by mice. Then Hubby John told me they were biodegradable carrier-bags. And, boy, had they biodegraded. What a mess. I cursed a couple of supermarkets. All the dustbin bags were as strong as ever. You may want to check in your lofts before you get the Christmas decorations down.

LUXFORD CENTRE for over 60’s. Autumn Fair tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am, admission 20p with lots of stalls, raffle and tombola. Tea and cakes. Everyone over 60 within the TN22 Postcode can use the Centre so why not have a look at our programme of events whilst having that cup of tea.

PAMPHILON THEATRE starts its new season of plays on October 25 with The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists. Tickets remain at the amazingly good value price of £9 (and only £5 for students). For touring theatre of the highest quality, these are seat prices impossible to beat. What’s on Stage called the Pamphilon’s first production of the season ‘a finely-paced production which packs plenty of food for thought into an entertaining and accessible evening’. This already highly successful, sell-out touring production of Robert Tressell’s classic book tells the story of a group of decorators who are joined by Owen, an artist and journeyman-prophet with a vision of a just society. Owen’s spirited attacks on the greed and dishonesty of the capitalist system attempts to rouse his fellowmen, the philanthropists’(working for poverty wages to generate wealth for their masters), from their complacency. This enduring story is brought to life by two hugely talented performers using entertaining songs of the Edwardian time. The Pamphilon is in the grounds of Uckfield’s Community Technology College in Downsview Cresent. The bar opens at 7pm, The Ragged Trousered Philanthropists starts at 7.30pm and tickets can be obtained from or 01273 782866.

DIARY DATE: From Friday December 7 to Sunday December 9 the Church of the Holy Cross Uckfield will be holding its fifth Festival of Christmas Trees. Once again we will have Christmas trees decorated by the community of Uckfield however this year there will be over 70. Please write these dates in your diary and further details will follow in November.

ART GROUP: Come and see what Uckfield Art Group has been creating since their last exhibition in June. Do you know anyone who attended the Open Evening during Uckfield Festival Week in July? The giant mosaic will be assembled ready for Saturday November 3. Doors open 10am to 4pm at the Luxford Centre. Relax with a hot drink and delicious home-made cake while the children create something special to take home. The children’s craft table will have an autumn/Christmas theme this time. Back by popular demand there will be an amazing picture raffle giving you the chance to win your favourite image. You will also be able to chat to the artist’s in action. Entry is free and all are welcome. For more information ring Annie on 01825 765021


CRICKET DINNER: The annual dinner of Waldron Cricket Club happens tomorrow, Saturday, evening at the Lucas Hall. It’s looked on as a great evening by players and non-playing members alike with a three-course meal and wine, a raffle, an auction with terrific prizes and playing awards. It celebrates another good season, in which the club finished mid-way up the section of the league in which it plays, and looks forward to another season when it is hoped that better weather will enable the team to show off its prowess and (hopefully) finish high enough to earn promotion.

FRIENDS’ QUIZ: The Friends of Waldron Churches will be holding another fundraiser on Saturday October 27 with a quiz. Highly successful last year, it will again be held in Cross in Hand CEP school hall, with teams of six and the cost of £8 per head (or £7 to members of the Friends) includes a light ploughman’s supper. Contact Peter Jennings (01435 866048) for tickets or they are also available at the Stores at Waldron.

THE RUDES: The Rude Mechanicals are running a winter tour of their new play The Dressing Book a three-hander set in the 18th century and designed for smaller venues. They will be bringing it to Waldron on Thursday November 22 and will be performing it in All Saints’ Church starting at 7.30pm. Tickets are one price, £10, and are now on sale at the Stores at Waldron or by contacting direct on (01323 501260). Their website is at for more details. The Friends of Waldron Churches will be providing refreshments in the interval. The plot is a contemporary take on 18th century manners and uses material garnered with the help of the V & A. It follows the social round of Maybelline Erstwhile who records which dresses she wears for each event in her dressing book and the men she encounters while wearing them.

SERVICES: This week’s services on Sunday will be Holt Communion at St Bartholomew’s at 8am, Congregational Sung Eucharist also at St Bart’s at 9.30am and Holy Communion at All Saints’ at 11.15am.

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CRAFT FAIR: Sarah Morrell tells me that she, and her friend Fyonna, have been raising money for CLIC Sargent since February when Fyonna’s daughter, Freya, was diagnosed with Hodgkins Lymphoma, and have already raised in excess of £5000, with Sarah’s son James and Freya raising another £1000 by taking part in a charity skydive. Proceeds from their two stalls at the fair, to be held tomorrow in the Dunn Village hall, together with money raised from the raffle and refreshments, will also be donated to the charity. Of the other 12 stalls, three will also be raising money for various charities. The hall is open from 10am to 4pm.

HISTORY GROUP WALK: We meet tomorrow, Saturday, at the top of Furnace Lane, Warbleton at 2pm.

JUBILEE: You may recall that earlier in the year we had our celebrations on the Green to commemorate 60 years of Her Majesty’s reign. Part of this was the assembling of items for a time capsule, and the obtaining an oak to be planted. The time has come to bury the capsule and plant the tree. This will be done at 7pm tomorrow, Saturday, evening at Rushlake Green.

BONFIRE: Immediately after the Jubilee ceremony mentioned above, the bonfire procession will set off for the bonfire site, and firework display, put on by Warbleton Bonfire Society.

CHURCH SERVICES: Warbleton Parish Church: 8am Holy Communion (CW), 9.30am Morning Prayer (BCP), 11am Morning Worship. Next Sunday is our Gift Sunday. St John’s Bodle Street: 9.30am Morning Worship with Holy Communion. St Giles, Dallington: 11am Family Communion. Heathfield Chapel: This is Bring a Friend Sunday, and the 11am service will be led by Rev Glen Scrivener, an evangelist with Revival in Eastbourne. The 6.30pm service will be taken by Rev Neville Barnett.

BENEFICE SERVICE: As I have mentioned before our parish is now part of a three church benefice with Dallington joining Warbleton and Bodle Street. To officially mark this and celebrate our working together there will be a united service, with The Right Rev’d Wallace Benn, Bishop of Lewes, commencing at 7.30pm on Wednesday at St Giles’ Church, Dallington. Followed by refreshments. All are welcome.

WI: The speaker at the meeting on Thursday at 7.30pm in the Dunn Village Hall will be Tony Harris who will tell of his life as Henry VIII at Hampton Court Palace.

HALL CONCERTS: The first concert is to feature Sally Course on the harp, and is at 7.30pm next Saturday, October 27, in the Dunn Village hall. A glass of wine and refreshments are included in the ticket, price £10. The tickets can be booked on 01435 812627 or 867372. This is arranged by the hall committee. On Saturday November 3 there will be a candlelight picnic and dance in Rushlake Green, with music from the wonderful three generation French family band Trotwood, plus local group Cornflower Blue and a few of their Sussex friends. This is a bring your own food and drink and ticket only event, (no tickets on the door). Tickets are only available from The Stores in Rushlake Green. They are just £7 per person, with small children free. The evening starts at 7.30pm and finishes at around 10.30pm. Please don’t delay in getting your tickets, numbers are strictly limited. All profits go to the upkeep of the Dunn Village Hall. Can you afford to miss what is going to be a wonderful night? For more information call Chris Liddiard on 01435 864271.