MI: MI are next meeting on Tuesday, September 9 at the Ash Tree Inn. For further information, please contact Richard on 893130.

2m@1: 2m@1 are next meeting on Monday, September 8, at the Church Hall. This month they will have “An inside look at the British justice system” with Sir jermey Cooke. Everyone is welcome to join them.

Mobile Library: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday, September 11 & 25, 9.50 a.m. - 10.10 a.m.

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

Coffee Morning: The next Coffee Morning is on Monday September 15 in the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place 10.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat.

WI: Ashburnham & Penhurst WI are meeting on Monday, September 15, 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall. This month they will be having an evening of Indian food. Sue hollings joins them to demonstrate various recipes, with samples available to enjoy! No need to book – just go along! Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Village Lunch: The next Village Lunch is on September 17 at Ashburnham Village Hall, 12.30 p.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.

Chapel Coffee Morning: Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on September 22, 10.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. All are welcome to join them.

Gardening Club: The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are next meeting on September 22, 7.30 p.m. They will be visiting members gardens (re-scheduled from July’s meeting). For more information, contact Brian Holdstock on 01323 832082 or view their website:

Parish Council: The next meeting of Ashburnham & Penhurst Parish Council will be held at 7.30p.m. on Wednesday, September 24, in the Ashburnham Sports Pavilion. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

Afternoon Book Group: The afternoon book group are next meeting on September 26, 2pm. September’s book is ‘White Man Falling’, by Mike Stocks. Being a comic novel set in contemporary India, it chronicles the catastrophes and miracles which befall retired policeman Swami, and shows how apparently meaningless events can sometimes produce meaningful effects in our lives. For further information of the book/group, please call Nicky on 01424 892474.

Macmillan Coffee Morning: Ashburnham and Penhurst will once again be taking part in the World’s Biggest Coffee Morning, which is Macmillan Cancer Support’s biggest fundraising event. In 2013, a record £20 million was raised across the country. This year Macmillan are hoping to raise even more money to help change the lives of those affected by cancer and, as a village, we are proud to be part of this event. The Coffee Morning will take place on Saturday, September 27, 10a.m. - 12p.m. at the Pavilion, Ashburnham. Along with tea and coffee, there will be delicious cakes and a raffle. If you have any prizes you would like to donate, please call Gill on 892674. The organisers hope you can join them on the day and support this worthwhile cause.

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: Church services for St Peter’s, Ashburnham, 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated: September 7, Back to school service. September 14, Morning Praise with children’s activities. September 21, Family Communion with children’s activities. September 28, Harvest Thanksgiving Service

St Michael the Archangel: Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30a.m. unless otherwise stated: September 7, Holy Communion. September 14, Morning Prayer. September 21, Holy Communion. September 28, Morning Prayer - harvest festival

Chapel: Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30p.m. unless otherwise stated: September 7, Evening Service. September 14, Evening Service. September 21, Communion Service. September 28, Evening Service

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

Contact me: 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