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Macmillan Coffee Morning: There was a wonderful atmosphere at this event on Friday September 26, with several people commenting how happy and friendly it was. There were several new faces and the amount raised was over £500.

Harvest Home: An amazing £2,200 was raised on Saturday September 27. Not only was there a generous number of items donated, but there was also a good turnout on the night. The organisers would like to thank both contributors and bidders for this splendid result.

Church Jumble Sale: Don’t forget that on Saturday October 4 Friends of Pett Church will be holding a Jumble Sale from 1pm to 3pm in Pett Village Hall in aid of Church Funds. Donations of books, toys, clothes, bric-a-brac, etc. should be brought to the hall after 9am on the day. Sadly electrical goods, furniture or very large items cannot be accepted due to the difficulty of disposing of unsold items.

Church Services: on Sunday October 5 – Holy Communion, led by Kay Burnett, St Mary & St Peter, Pett at 9:30am; Sunday Service at the Methodist Chapel at 10:45am.

Pett Village Hall Management Committee: This committee will meet on Monday October 6 at 7pm at Pett Village Hall. The meeting is open to the public so please come along and give your ideas and views on the hall.

Village Choir: Also on Monday October 6 the Village Choir will meet again at 7:30pm in Pett Methodist Chapel.

Pett Older People’s Project: POPP is 3 years old tomorrow (October 4) so Happy Birthday POPP and thanks to all those helpers who have made POPP the great success that it is! On Tuesday October 7 POPP will feature the Regency Singers and celebrate its third birthday with a party. The Nail Technician, Sheryl Tucker will also be there. The session runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Pett Gardening Club: At the meeting of Pett Gardening Club, also on Tuesday October 7, Alison Marsden will talk about gardening with more impact and less effort! New members are always welcome at the meetings, which start at 7:30pm at Pett Village Hall.

WEA Courses: New Workers Educational Association (WEA) courses are starting now. These classes are put on by a voluntary committee and are for all in all the surrounding villages. This autumn term has 4 weekly and one monthly course. The weekly courses last 10 weeks and cost £84 but there are concessions for those on statutory benefits. The courses include The Houses & Work Places of Ordinary People in East Sussex, 1300- 1750 with David Martin on Mondays from 2.30 to 4.30 at St Mary’s Centre, Lion St, Rye, TN31 7LB. It starts October 6. There is also Practical Gardening with Jackie White on Fridays from 11.15am to 1:15pm, Udimore Village Hall, Church Lane TN31 6BB. This course starts today, October 3, but you can join next week. It is for new beginners and those who have knowledge but you can all learn together and also enjoy coffee and delicious cake.

How about More Ways than One Thinks? This is an exploration of philosophy and how it fits into everyday lives with David Derrington. It runs on Tuesdays from 10.30am to 12.30pm at St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, Rye, TN31 7LB and starts on October 7. There is also a course on China and it’s long history of its culture, science, politics & thought from the past to where it is today. This is run by Karen Chang on Tuesdays 2 to 4pm, again at St Mary’s Centre and starting on October 7. Finally there is a series of lively debates on the issues of the day, led by David Alfred on Thursday afternoons from 1:30 to 4:30pm at St Mary’s Centre. The first one is on October 9 then every 2nd Thursday for 7 sessions.

Mary Saint

mary@saintfamily.net