Ashburnham

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close, Ninfield

Ashburnham Chapel will be holding a special celebration of their Anniversary Weekend and becoming a Non-Denominational Chapel on June 2. They invite everyone to their Anniversary tea at 5pm. The tea will be followed by a service of thanksgiving at 6.30 pm and they hope you will be able to stay. It would help with the catering you could let them know if you plan to attend; email Fay on oframsden@hotmail.co.uk or phone her on 07860 113413, or if it is easier just let Janet or Rhod know. If you decide to attend at the last minute and haven’t told them, don’t worry there will be plenty to go round!

The next coffee morning is on Monday June 3 and then June 17 in the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place 10:30am - 12noon. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat. For further information, please contact Tina on 01424 843728.

Pub quiz at the Ash Tree Inn, Tuesday June 4, 7.45pm. £1 entry, £5 set meal. To book our place or for further information, call 01424 892104. The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday June 6 and 20, 9.50am - 10.10am.

2M@1 are meeting on June 10, 1-3pm. This month Sue Watters will be talking about “The Wonderful World of Quilters”. All are welcome to attend.

This month’s Village Lunch is on June 19, 12.30pm in the 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 June 17, when they will be celebrating their birthday! They would like to invite all ladies in the village - members and non- members alike - for a bring-and- share buffet in the Pavilion from 7.30pm.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are meeting on June 24 with a visit to a member’s garden. For further information, please contact Rhod Jones on 892689.

The Evening Book Group is next meeting on Tuesday June 25, 8pm at Ashburnham Place. This month’s book is Me Before You by JoJo Moyes. Refreshments available for a small donation. Contact Nicole 07583 433895 or Sara-Jane 07714 273083 for more information.

The Afternoon Book Group is meeting on Friday June 28 at 2pm. This moth their book is Richard Gwyn’s The Colour of a Dog Running Away. Set in Barcelona, it’s part urban thriller and part Gothic historical drama. If you would like more information get in touch with Nicky on 01424 892474.

A ‘Tea at 3’ will be held on June 29, 3pm at the Pavilion, Ashburnham in aid of St Michael’s Hospice. The QI group have organised this event for such a worth while corse and look forward to seeing you there.

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

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

June 2, Family Service.

June 9, Morning Praise with children’s activities.

June 16, Morning Praise with children’s activities.

June 23, Morning Praise with children’s activities.

June 30, Communion Service with children’s activities.

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

June 2, Holy Communion.

June 9, Morning Prayer.

June 16, Holy Communion.

June 23, Morning Prayer.

June 30, Morning Prayer.

Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30pm unless otherwise stated:

June 2, Anniversary and thanksgiving service with Pat Reigh.

June 9, Evening Service with Sheila Ridsdale.

June 16, Communion Service with Revd. Brian Bowyer.

June 23, Evening Service with Geoff Haines.

June 30, Evening Service with Revd. Roy Cole.

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.