The next Coffee Morning is on Monday, May 5 and 19, 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 Pub Quiz at the Ash Tree Inn will take place on May 6, 7.45p.m. This month is Malcolm and Jenny’s Golden Wedding Anniversary so, to celebrate, the quiz will be set by members of all the groups that usually set questions each month: The Pub, MI, WI and The Lads. £2 entry, to include a donation to Sussex Air Ambulance. A £5 set meal is available. For further information, please contact the Ash Tree Inn on 01424 892104.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday, May 8 and 22, 9.50a.m. - 10.10a.m.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are having their annual plant sale at the Sports Pavilion on May 10, 10a.m. - 12p.m. A wide variety of plants will be available from bedding plants to your vegetables.

2m@1 are meeting on May 12, 1pm at Ashburnham Church Hall, where Artist Viv Walkington gives a talk on ‘A splash of colour: Framed in Faith’. Viv, who teaches the Ashburnham Art Group, will give an art demonstration with her talk. Everyone is very welcome to join them.

M.I. are meeting on May 13, at the Ash Tree Inn, 8p.m. If you would like further information about the group, please contact Richard on 893130.

Ashburnham & Penhurst WI are meeting on Monday, May 19, 7.30pm at the Village Hall. They are planning a craft evening with a difference! The evening will include refreshments. WI members free, visitors £2. No need to book – just go along!

The next Village Lunch is on May 21, at Ashburnham Village Hall, 12.30p.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.

The Afternoon Book Group’s May gathering is on May 23, 2pm. During May they will be reading ‘Boy A’, by Jonathan Trigell. The story is about a troubled 24 year old ex-offender. This book won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the Waverton Good Read Prize and the World Book Day ‘Books to talk about‘ Prize. If you would like more information, please get in touch with Nicky on 01424 892474.

Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on May 26, 10.30am-12pm. All are welcome to join them.

The Evening Book Group are next meeting on Tuesday, May 27, 8pm at Ashburnham Place. If you would like further information, have any enquiries or need for directions, please ring Nicole on 07583 433895.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are next meeting on May 27 at Ashburnham Church Hall, 7.30pm. This month they are building the garden for the War Memorial. For more information, contact Brian Holdstock on 01323 832082 or view their website:

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, 10.30a.m. unless otherwise stated:

May 4, Family Service

May 11, Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

May 18, Family Communion Service

May 25, Rogation Service at Penhurst

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30a.m. unless otherwise stated:

May 4, Holy Communion

May 11, Morning Prayer

May 18, Holy Communion

May 25, Rogation Service

Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30p.m. unless otherwise stated:

May 4, Evening Service

May 11, Evening Service

May 18, Evening Service

May 25, Evening Service

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

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ashburnham and Penhurst, please email the details to me:

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close, Ninfield