Coffee Morning: Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on August 25, 10.30am-12pm. All are welcome to join them.

Gardening Club: The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are next meeting on August 26, 7.30pm. This month they will be visiting members’ gardens. For more information, contact Brian Holdstock on 01323 832082 or view their website:

Village Lunch: The next Village Lunch is on August 27, at Penhurst retreat Centre, 12.30pm. 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 September Village Lunch is on September 22 at Ashburnham Village Hall.

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

Book Group: The Evening Book Group are meeting informally over August. For further information as to when the meetings will be and what the books are, please call Nicole on 07583 433895.

2m@1: Are not meeting during August.

After School Club: The After School Club resumes on September 11, 4.15pm, at Ashburnham Village Hall.

Diary Date: The Chapel harvest weekend is October 4/5 and their Pumpkin party will be held on November 1. More information nearer the time.

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

St Peter’s, Ashburnham (services 10.30am, unless otherwise stated): August 24, family communion with children’s activities; August 31, morning praise with children’s activities. St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst (10.30am, unless otherwise stated): August 24, Morning Prayer; August 31, Morning Prayer. Ashburnham Chapel (6.30pm unless otherwise stated): August 24, Communion Service; August 31, Evening Service.

Prayer Meetings: The Chapel and St Peter’s Church are joining together for prayer meetings. These will be held on the second Thursday of the month, 8pm at Ashburnham Church Hall.

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

Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close, Ninfield