Mary Saint,

Church Services on Sunday September 8 – Morning Worship – Richard Barron, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am. There will be a Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

Busyart, the art and craft club for younger children at Pett Methodist Chapel opens on Monday September 9 at 3-45pm.

Also on Monday September 9 in Pett Methodist Chapel, the Village Choir will meet at 7:30pm. The Village Choir will now meet every week for 5 weeks. This will be followed by 3 weeks off and then another 6 weeks of meetings. The first sessions will culminate in a concert at Pett Parish Church on Sunday October 13th at 3-30pm.

POPP on Tuesday September 10 will feature the Edinburgh Woolen Mill Travelling Shop. The session runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Activate Youth Club has had a break for the summer, although some members have been meeting to rehearse for the next show. Club nights start on Tuesday September 10 and Thursday September 12.

Also on Tuesday September 10 Pett Gardening Club is enjoying another visit, this time to the Walled Nursery at Hawkhurst. Members will meet there at 3pm. This Victorian walled nursery boasts 13 Victorian glasshouses, including a Melon House, Vinery, Fernery and Peach House. A lecture on the ongoing development of the nursery will form part of the visit.

Well it’s that time of year again! As we move into September we remember the latter half of 1951 when the nation was saddened by the tragic loss with all hands of a small Hull trawler. In response to a national appeal, Reg Cooke, who was Secretary of the Beach Club and also Auxiliary In Charge of the Pett Coastguards, organised a small bring and buy sale. The local Coastguards and regulars of the New Beach Club have continued this tradition ever since with the annual Harvest Home, although now all proceeds go to support the lifeboats in Hastings and Rye.

This year’s event will take place on Saturday September 28 at the New Beach Club, starting at 7pm until all items are sold. Items such as garden produce, bottles of wine, household wares, garden related equipment and ornaments can be donated. They can be left on your doorstep on the morning of September 28, when they will be collected by the Harvest Home volunteers. Your support is always welcome at the event itself and you may even go home with a bargain!