Ashburham

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield

The Afternoon Book Group next meets today, Friday September 27 at 2pm. This months book is ‘The Angel’s Game’ by Carlos Ruis Zafon. If you would like more information get in touch with Nicky on 01424 892474.

A Macmillan Coffee Morning will be held at the Pavilion, Ashburnham, on Saturday September 28, 10am - 12pm. The usual delicious cakes, scones, etc., along with really good coffee, and speciality teas will be available. For further information, please contact Sheila Holdstock 01323 832082 or Pat Winfield 01424 893878.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday September 30, October 17 & 21, in the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place 10:30am - 12pm. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat. For further information, please contact Tina on 01424 843728.

The next pub quiz will be on Tuesday, October 1, 7.45pm at the Ash Tree Inn. £1 entry and a set meal for £5. Please call the Ash for further information: 01424 892104.

Ashburnham Chapel are having Harvest Festival Celebrations on October 5-6. They invite you to go and view their harvest decorations between 11am and 2.30pm. On Sunday 6, they will be holding a tea at 5pm followed by by a Harvest Service at 6.30pm. For further information, please contact Fay Ramsden on 07860 113413.

Harvest Barn Dance Saturday October 5, 7.30pm at Agmerhurst Farm.

This year Ashburnham Church are putting on a fundraiser to celebrate Harvest in our villages. Local favourites, Catsfield Steamers, will help all to dosey doe the night away and Pig and Porter will supply the BBQ and bar, ably supported by gastronomical delights from the church community and other locals. The barn will be spick and span and ready for some serious (and not so serious!) dancing. All profits will go to the New Village Hall fund and a large attendance is hoped for. If you are intending to go, then please buy a ticket early. There will be a raffle and if you are able to donate a prize for this then please let Richard and Storm know on the number below.

The tickets (to include food) are on sale now at £10 each and they can be purchased in advance from the following contacts: Penhurst Retreat Centre 01424 892088

Ann Leeves 01424 893349.

MI are next meeting on October 8 at the Ash Tree Inn. For further details of the MI group of merry men, please call Richard on 01424 893130.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday October 10 & 24, 9.50am - 10.10am.

Don’t forget that you can look to see what is going on in Ashburnham and Penhurst on the community website: www.ashburnham-penhurst.net.

A Quiz Night in aid of the New Village Hall project will be held on October 12, 7.30pm in Ashburnham Village Hall. Tickets are £10 each to include supper and are available by calling 01424 892674. There will also be a bar and raffle.

2m@1 are meeting on October 14, 1pm at Ashburnham Church Hall. This month they will look at ‘Christians Against Poverty’ with Ros Thomas.

The next Village Lunch is on October 16, at Ashburnham Village Hall. Lunch is cooked every month for any older residents in our villages who would like a bit of company and a delicious meal. Transport can be arranged if needed. For more information or to book a place, give Janet a ring on 01424 892311.

Ashburnham and Penhurst WI are next meeting on Monday October 21, where they will hold their AGM. This gives an opportunity for the group to report in the past year and elect their committee members for the coming year. Once the business is complete, Gill Ratcliffe will be liven things up with one of her excellent quizzes. All meetings are at 7.30pm in the Village Hall and include refreshments and time for chat. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

The Afternoon Book Group next meets today, Friday October 25 at 2pm. This months book is Angus Wilson’s ‘The Old Men at the Zoo’, a story of power struggles, with a threat of violence. If you would like more information get in touch with Nicky on 01424 892474.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are meeting on October 28 at

Ashburnham Church Hall, 7.30pm. This month they will be looking at Shrub Pruning. For more information contact Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 or view their website: www.ashpengc.org.uk.

The Evening Book Group next meets on Tuesday October 29, 8pm at Ashburnham Place. They will be will be reading ‘The Book Thief’ by Markus Zusak. Any enquiries or need for directions, please ring Nicole on 07583 433895.

Church services for St Peter’s, Ashburnham, 10.30am unless otherwise stated:

September 29, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

October 6, Harvest Family Service with Foodbank Collection

October 13, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

October 20, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

October 27, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30am unless otherwise stated:

September 29, Harvest Service

October 6, Holy Communion

October 13, Morning Prayer

October 20, Holy Communion

October 27, Morning Prayer

Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30pm unless otherwise stated:

September 29, Joint service with St Peter’s

October 6, Harvest Celebration

October 13, Evening Service

October 20, Evening Service

October 27, Evening Service

Prayer and Bible reading meetings on Tuesday at 2.45pm at the Chapel. Contact Fay Ramsden on 07860 113413 for further information.

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ashburnham and Penhurst, please email the details to me: apvillagevoice@hotmail.co.uk.