Peasmarsh village voice

After the outstanding success of the Volunteer Working Party in the churchyard on August 19th those who would like to help with this work are being invited to come again this Sunday, September 16th from 2pm.

This clearance should enable those who are shortly setting out to list and catalogue the graves so that visitors and descendants who visit will be able to identify family memorials easily.

Come and enjoy some good company and some satisfying hard work with tea and cakes!

The annual Flower Festival at our sister church of All Saints’ Beckley will be taking place 2 weeks later than usual this year. The church will be open from 10am to 5.30pm on Friday, September 21st and Saturday 22nd, and on Sunday 23rd there will be a Family Service at 10.am in addition to the usual weekly celebration of Holy Communion at 8.00am and then the church will be open for the rest of the day. Please visit this lovely church when it is at its most beautiful. There will be refreshments available, and a special corner of interest to children. Pam Colegrave (253177) would be glad to hear from anyone who could help with supplying or serving food and drink, and Jenny Als (230324) would liketo hear from anyone who could help with decorating the church, or donating produce, small plants, preserves etc for a “mini-market”. Do you enjoy Brass Bands? The excellent Cranbrook Town Band, fresh from its recent sell-out concert in Rye, will be playing in Peasmarsh Church on the evening of October 11th. More details to follow.

Put it in your diaries now. The Rye and District Association of the National Trust have the following events planned : On Saturday September 15 there will be a coffee morning at Bodiam Castle Tea Rooms from 11.00 am. Members and prospective members are invited to come and meet the committee in convivial surroundings for an informal chat over a cup of tea/coffee. On Thursday September 20 the winter Talks season begins with a presentation by Ray Shayler - History of the families of Scotney Castle. We plan to vary the venue each month during the coming talks season as it has been suggested that a regular venue doesn’t suit everybody. We welcome your feedback on this point. This Talk will be at the Playden WI Hall commencing at 2.30pm, entrance fee £2 members and £3 non members which includes refreshments after the talk. Peasmarsh bowls club news from Joyce: We held our yearly finals day on Sunday September 8. This was enjoyed by all our players, friends and families. The weather was sunny all day, we enjoyed a barbecue arranged by Wendy who was helped by club members,and Barbara ran a raffle. The club would like to thank all members who helped to make it a lovely day. The results will be named at a later date. This Sunday the services at Peasmarsh church will be Holy Eucharist at 10am and Evensong at 3.30pm.

Mary Hitchins, 2 The Old Hop Gardens