Village Bonfire: The annual village bonfire will take place tonight, November 7 at Ashburnham Sports Field. The fire will be lit at 7 p.m., shortly followed by fireworks. The costs are £4/adult, £2/child to include hotdogs, soup and for the adults only, mulled wine.

Remembrance Day Service: There will be a Remembrance Day service at the War Memorial on November 9, 10.55 a.m. All are welcome to attend.

2m@1: 2m@1 are next meeting on Monday, November 10, at the Church Hall. This month they will have a talk entitled ‘Tale from the Potting Shed‘ with Jim Payne. Everyone is welcome to join them.

Coffee Morning: The next Coffee Morning is on Monday, November 17 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, November 17, 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall. This month you can learn how to create some amazing (really amazing!) floral decorations for Christmas, with demonstrations from Sandra Shoobridge. No need to book – just go along! Visitors and new members are always welcome.

Village Lunch: The next Village Lunch is on November 19 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.

Mobile Library: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday, November 20, 9.50 a.m. - 10.10 a.m.

Chapel Coffee Morning: Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on November 24, 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 November 24, 7.30 p.m. This month they will be holding their AGM, followed by Jim Payne with “Tales from the Potting Shed’. For more information, contact Brian Holdstock on 01323 832082 or view their website:

Evening Book Club: The next Evening Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 25, 8 p.m. For further information, please contact Nicole Proudfoot on 07583433895.

Wreath Making: Ashbburnham Place are holding a Christmas wreath making workshop on November 26 & 29, 9.30 a.m. - 1 p.m., at Ashburnham Place. Jim and Jay from the Garden Team will shoe you hoe to make a beautiful Christmas wreath for your front door. All materials and refreshments are included in the cost of £20 per person. For further information or to book your place, please call 01424 892244 or online at

P.A.N.T.S: Penhurst and Ashburnham New Theatrical Society (P.A.N.T.S.) presents Sleeping Beauty at Ashburnham Cillage Hall. Performances will be on: Thursday November 27, Friday November 28 and Saturday November 29 at 7.30 p.m. There will also be an afternoon performance on the Saturday at 2.30 p.m. Tickets go on sale on November 1 costing £7/adult, £3/child. Please contact Tina French on 892580 / for tickets.

Afternoon Book Group: The afternoon book group are next meeting November 28, 2pm. October’s book is “The Book Thief” by Markus Zusak. Death is the narrator of this story, set in Nazi Germany. It’s the story of the inhabitants of Himmel Street, especially of nine year old Liesel living with a foster family, who steals books. For further information of the book/group, please call Nicky on 01424 892474.

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 November 9, 9.30 a.m., Remembrance service with children’s activities, November 16, Morning praise with children’s activities, November 23, Family communion with children’s activities, November 30, Morning praise with children’s activities

St Michael the Archangel: Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30a.m. unless otherwise stated November 9, 10 a.m., Morning Prayer, November 16, Holy communion, November 23, Morning Prayer, November 30, Advent carol service.

Chapel: Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30p.m. unless otherwise stated November 9, Evening Service, November 16, Communion service, November 23, Evening Service, November 30, 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.

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Rachel Feeley

17 Smith Close, Ninfield