Ashburnham

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield

Ashburnham Church Bells would like to serenade the village’s ears again but they are in need of volunteers to let them ring out once more. The church would like to revive the bell ringing team. Do you have an interest, would you like to learn how to ring bells? If you would like to have a go, and see if this is something you could get involved with, please contact Jennifer Oldroyd (01323 832748 or jennifer.oldroyd@btinternet.com). They will then arrange a couple of sessions so that people can try it out, and also arrange for training and practice sessions.

Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on November 4 & 25, 10am-12pm. All are welcome to join them.

The next Pub Quiz at the Ash Tree Inn is on Tuesday, November 5, 7.45pm. £1 entry with a £5 set meal available. For further information please call 01424 892104.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday November 7 & 21, 9.50am - 10.10am.

A Village Bonfire will be held on Friday November 8, at Ashburnham Sports Field in aid of Ashburnham and Penhurst New Village Hall Fund. The fire will be lit at 7pm. Admission of £4/adult and £2/child includes local sausages, homemade soup and mulled wine (for adults only!).

On Sunday November 10, Remembrance Sunday, there will be a service at the War Memorial, by the Sports Pavilion commencing 2.30pm. This will be led by Revd John Sykes.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday November 4 & 18 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.

2m@1 are meeting on November 11, 1pm at Ashburnham Church Hall. This month they welcome Paul Wenham and Andy Proudfoot, directors of Ashburnham Place.

MI are next meeting on November 12 at the Ash Tree Inn. For further details of the MI group of merry men, please call Richard on 01424 893130.

Ashburnham and Penhurst WI are next meeting on Monday November 18, Dr Peter Josling will be coming to talk about the medicinal, culinary, and general properties of garlic. 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 next Village Lunch is on November 20, 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.

The Afternoon Book Group for November meets Friday, November 22 at 2pm. This months book is “The Little Stranger” by Sarah Walters. It’s the sinister story of the Ares family and their doctor, set in a crumbling Georgian house in rural Warwickshire in the post war years. If you would like more information get in touch with Nicky on 01424 892474.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are meeting on November 25 at Ashburnham Church Hall, 7.30pm. This month they will be looking at ‘Grafting’ with Jim Payne. For more information contact Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 or view their website: www.ashpengc.org.uk.

The Evening Book Group for November meets on Tuesday November 26, 8pm at Ashburnham Place. They will be will be reading “The Diving Bell and the Butterfly” by Jean- Dominique Bauby. Any enquiries or need for directions, please ring Nicole on 07583 433895.

Ashburnham and Penhurst Parish Council will be meeting on November 27, 6.30pm at the Sports Pavilion. All local residents are welcome to attend.

P.A.N.T.S. Presents ‘A Family Variety Show’ at Ashburnham Village Hall. Performances are on: Thursday November 28 at 7.30pm, Friday November 29 at 7.30pm and Saturday November 30 at 2.30pm & 7.30pm. Adults £6, Children £3 (Refreshments & Programme included). For tickets contact 01424 892580 /jf@cornerstonesussex.co.uk.

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:

November 3, Family Service with Shoebox collection

November 10, Remembrance Sunday - Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

November 17, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

November 24, Communion Service with Children’s Activities

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

November 3, Holy Communion

November 10, Remembrance Sunday - Morning Prayer

November 17, Holy Communion

November 24, Morning Prayer

Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30pm unless otherwise stated:

November 3, Evening Service

November 10, Remembrance Sunday - Evening Service

November 17, Evening Service

November 24, Evening Service

Prayer and Bible reading meetings on Tuesday at 2.45pm at the Chapel. Contact Fay Ramsden on 07860 113413 for further information. Please note that there is no meeting on the following dates: November 5, 12 and 19. The meeting on November 26 will commence at 2.30pm.

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