MEN’S BREAKFAST: Ashburnham Church invites you to a Men’s Breakfast on February 21 at Ashburnham Place. Starting at 8.30 a.m., Andy Proudfoot (General Director of Ashburnham Place) will talk about ‘Embracing Life, Embracing Vulnerability’. Please book your place in advance by contacting John French - 892589 or John Cormode - 848415. A donation of £5 on the day would be welcomed.

GARDENING CLUB: Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are next meeting on February 23, 7.30 p.m. at the Church Hall. Their speaker will be Stephen harmer, a lecturer in garden history. He will be talking about the history of Sissinghurst Castle garden. Everyone is welcome. Mebership is £20/year.

CHAPEL COFFEE MORNING: Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on February 23, 10.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. All are welcome to join them.

BOOK GROUPS: The February book is “The Secret Children” by Alison McQueen. Set in an Indian tea plantation during the 1920s, this is the story of mixed race children who found themselves with nowhere to belong. The evening group will meet on February 24, 8 p.m. at Ashburnham Place whilst the afternoon group will meet on February 27, 2 p.m. If you would like to borrow the book or would like further information about either group, please contact Nicole on 894208 or Nicky on 892474.

JUMBLE SALE: A Jumble Sale will be held on Saturday, February 28, at Ashburnham Village Hall from 10.30 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. This is in aid of the new Village Hall.

PARISH COUNCIL MEETING: The next meeting of the Parish Council will be held on March 25, 6.30 p.m. at the Sports Pavilion. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

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:

February 22, Family Communion with children’s activities

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL: Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30a.m. unless othFebruary 15, Holy Communion, February 22, Morning Prayer

CHAPEL: Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30p.m. unless otherwise stated: February 22, 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, Ninfield