Ashburnham

Harvest: Ashburnham Chapel are holding their Harvest Festival on October 5. You are invited to go and view the traditional decorations and join in a Songs of Praise. 5 p.m. tea, 6.30 p.m. service. Offerings are going to ‘Water Aid’, a very good charity providing fresh water in Africa. Please do go along.

Coffee Morning: The next Coffee Morning is on Monday, October 6 & 20 in the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place 10.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat.

Mobile Library: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday, October 9 & 23, 9.50 a.m. - 10.10 a.m.

2m@1: 2m@1 are next meeting on Monday, October 13, at the Church Hall. This month they will have a talk entitled ‘Love is everlasting‘ by Cruse Counsellor, Jean Maytum Everyone is welcome to join them.

MI: MI are next meeting on Tuesday, October 14 at the Ash Tree Inn. For further information, please contact Richard on 893130.

Village Lunch: The next Village Lunch is on October 15 at Ashburnham Village Hall, 12.30 p.m. Lunch is cooked every month for any older residents in the 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.

WI: Ashburnham & Penhurst WI are meeting on Monday, October 20, 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall. This month will be their AGM, followed by one of Gill’s famous quizzes! No need to book – just go along! Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Chapel Coffee Morning: Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on October 27, 10.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. All are welcome to join them.

Gardening Club: The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are next meeting on October 27, 7.30 p.m. Jay Ashworth will be speaking about the work at Ashburnham Place and showing photographs. For more information, contact Brian Holdstock on 01323 832082 or view their website: www.ashpengc.org.uk.

Evening Book Club: The next Evening Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 28. For further information, please contact Nicole Proudfoot on 07583433895.

Afternoon Book Group: The afternoon book group are next meeting October 31, 2pm. October’s book is “The Septembers of Shiraz” by Dalia Sofer. Set in the aftermath of the Iranian revolution, it chronicles the separate attempts of a father, mother, son and daughter to face incalculable dangers and find safety. For further information of the book/group, please call Nicky on 01424 892474.

Community Website: 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.

St Peter’s: Church services for St Peter’s, Ashburnham, 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated - October 5, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities. October 12, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities. October 19, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities. October 26, Family Communion with Children’s Activities

St Michael the Archangel: Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30a.m. unless otherwise stated - October 5, Holy Communion. October 12, Morning Prayer. October 19, Holy Communion. October 26, Morning Prayer

Chapel: Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30p.m. unless otherwise stated - October 5, Evening Service. October 12, Evening Service. October 19, Communion Service. October 26, Evening Service

Prayer Meetings: The Chapel and St Peter’s church are joining together for prayer meetings. These will be held on the 2nd Thursday of the month, 8 p.m. at Ashburnham Church Hall.

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

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close. Ninfield