The next Coffee Morning is on Monday, May 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.

Brownbread Horse Rescue Centre are holding an open day on May 18, 10.30 a.m. - 4 p.m. The open day will be opened by Lord Brett MacLean of Hastings with something for everyone including: Pony rides, boot and table sale, children’s area with bouncy castles, tack and riding gear, refreshments and much, much more. There will also be a dog show with entries from 11 a.m., £1 per class. The classes are: Puppy 6-12 months, yearling 12-18 months, sporting, Non-sporting and open. For further details, please contact / 01424 892381 or visit their website:

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

The Afternoon Book Group’s May gathering is on May 23, 2p.m. 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, 10.30a.m-12p.m. 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, 7.30p.m. This month they are building the garden for the War Memorial. For more information, contact Brian Holdstock on 01323 832082 or view their website:

Ashburnham Chapel is celebrating 50 years at Ponts Green this year. On June 1, they are holding a 50th Anniversary Tea, 5 p.m. at the Chapel, followed by Songs of Praise. All are welcome to join the Chapel in their celebrations.

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 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 18, Holy Communion

May 25, Rogation Service

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

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