Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield

Over the period of March 1-3, a number of small freshly planted trees were removed from the Penhurst area. Serial number 0675 03/03/13 refers. Our PCSO Daryl Holter has also advised that there has been some reports of doorbell ringers late at night in the Ashburnham area over the last few weeks. If anyone has seen or heard anything on any of these instances, please can you call Daryl by calling 101.

The church will once again be holding a breakfast and short service in Ashburnham Village Hall on Mothers’ Day - Sunday March 10, 10am. There will be a choice of full English or Continental breakfast, and then Renee Durndell will conduct a special Mothering Sunday Family Service. Book your place now by calling Wendy on 848949.

2m@1 (2nd Monday of the month @ 1 O’clock), are meeting on March 11, discussing “Care for the Carers”.

The next MI meeting is at the Ash Tree Inn, March 12. They have a Scalextric night coming up soon. If you are interested in this event, please contact Richard on 893139.

Film Club is March 13, showing ‘‘The Big Sleep’. Doors open at 7.45pm and the programme will start at 8.15pm. Seating is limited so it is essential to reserve your place in advance by contacting Brian Holdstock (email or phone or text 07836 716723). The ticket prices are £6. The price does include a glass of wine at every screening!

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday March 14 & 28, 9.50am - 10.10am.

There will be a Thanksgiving Service in memory of Mrs Marlis Bickersteth (or as many of us knew her “Mrs John”) on March 14, 2pm at St Peter’s, Ashburnham. One of my last memories of Marlis was her standing in my mum’s kitchen at my Grandpa’s funeral stirring her homemade soup, some 15 years ago. Richard, Bob and Caroline invite those who know Marlis to join them in celebrating her life and share your memories with them.

Ashburnham & Penhurst WI are meeting on Monday March 18 at the Village Hall, 7.30pm. This month, Rhod Jones will be giving them a talk into the history of the Oxo Cube. This months competition is a homemade Easter Card.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday March 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.

The Ashburnham & Penhurst Book Club’s March get together will be at 2pm, March 22. If you would like to read this months book or would like further information on the group, please call Nicky on 01424 892474.

There is a Jumble Sale on March 23, 10am at Ashburnham Village Hall. With Bric a brac, jumble, books and toys, produce and refreshments. Entrance is 50p. All profits going towards the village hall. Any jumble donations, please ring 892674.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are meeting on March 25, 7.30pm at Ashburnham Church Hall. This months topic is ‘Propagation’. For more information Contact Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 or see their website:

The Chapel are holding an Easter Egg Hunt on Saturday March 30 at the Chapel, 3pm. This will be followed by games and a Bring and Share tea. So that there are enough eggs to go round, please let Faye know how many children and their ages will be attending, please contact Fay: or T: 07860 113413. If it is wet, it will be held inside.

Don’t forget that you can look to see what is going on in Ashburnham and Penhurst on the community website:

Church services for St Peter’s, Ashburnham:

March 10, 10am, Mothering Sunday Breakfast and Service (At Ashburnham Village Hall).

March 17, 10.30am Morning Praise with children’s activities.

March 24, 10.30am Morning Praise with children’s activities.

March 29, 2pm (Good Friday) Devotions at the Cross

March 31, 10.30am (Easter Day) Communion Service with children’s activities.

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst:

March 10, 10.30am Morning Prayer

March 17, 10.30am Holy Communion

March 24, 10.30am Morning Prayer

March 31, 10.30am (Easter Day) Communion Service

Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 3.15pm unless otherwise stated:

March 10, Afternoon Service with Barry Turnwell

March 17, Communion Service with Revd. Brian Bowyer

March 24, Afternoon Service with Rhod Jones

March 29, 10.30am (Good Friday) Combined Good Friday Service with St. Peter’s

March 31, 6.30pm (Easter Day) Easter Sunday Service with Revd. Roy Cole

Prayer and Bible reading meetings on Tuesday at 2.30pm at the Chapel. Contact Fay Ramsden on 07860 113413 for further information.

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