BOOK GROUPS: The June book is “Snowdrops’ by A. D. Milller. Set in Moscow, ‘Snowdrops’ is the name Russians give to the bodies which emerge into the light when the ice and snow thaw in the Spring. Some were drunks, some were homeless, some were murder victims. This is a novel of moral ambiguity, danger and uncertainty. The afternoon group will meet today, June 26 at 2 p.m., whilst the evening group will meet on June 30, 8 p.m. at Ashburnham Place. 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.

COFFEE MORNING: The next Coffee Morning is on Monday, July 6 & 20 in the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place 10.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat.

PUB QUIZ: The Ash Tree Inn are holding their next Pub quiz on July 7, at 7.45 p.m. Entry is £1/person and a set meal of £5 can be ordered. Please call them on 892104 for further details.

2M@1: 2m@1 are next meeting on Monday, July 13. The speaker in July will be Barbara Cornish, from Ashburnham and Penhurst Art Group, with ‘A Woman’s Lot...a selection of songs, poems and conversation’. Everyone is welcome to join the group. please note that there is no meeting in August.

WI: Ashburnham & Penhurst WI are meeting on Monday, July 20, 7.30 p.m. at the Village Hall. This months meeting is a mix of business and hands on activities. Visitors and new members are always welcome.

VILLAGE LUNCH: The next Village Lunch is on July 21, 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.

ASH TREE INN FUN DAY: The Ash Tree In are holding a Fun Day to raise money for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity on July 26 from 4 p.m. There will be a range activities from Tug of War to an Egg and Spoon race. A Silent Auction, stalls and even some welly throwing will also be included. For more information, please call 892104.

GARDENING CLUB: The next meeting of the Gardening Club is on Monday, July 27, when they have been invited to visit the garden of Wendy and David Boorman and Sheena Ashby in Uckfield. Refreshments will be provided. For further information, please email:

CHAPEL COFFEE MORNING: Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on July 27 10.30 a.m. - 12 p.m. All are welcome to join them.

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 - June 28, Holy Communion with Children;s Activities, July 5, All Age Service, July 12, Morning Prayer with Children’s Activities, July 19, Morning Prayer, July 26, Holy Communion with Children’s Activities

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL: Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated - June 28, Morning Prayer, July 5, Holy Communion, July 12, Morning Prayer, July 19, Holy Communion, July 26, Morning Prayer

CHAPEL: Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30 p.m. unless otherwise stated - June 28, Evening Service, July 5, Evening Service, July 12, Evening Service, July 19, Evening Service, July 26, 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:

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