CHAPEL COFFEE MORNING: Ashburnham Chapel are holding a coffee morning on October 26 10.30am to noon. All are welcome to join them.

GARDENING CLUB: Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are next meeting on Monday, 7.30pm in Ashburnham Church Hall. They will begin with their Annual General Meeting and then will follow with a bring-and-share home grown supper and quiz. There will be a chance to sign up for membership for the coming year.

BOOK GROUPS: October’s book is The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne. Nine year old Bruno lives outside the fence of a Nazi concentration camp and befriends Shmuel, a boy in ‘striped pyjamas’ on the other side of the fence. The novel traces Bruno’s gradual journey from blissful ignorance to painful knowledge and explores the abuse of power by adults and the powerlessness of children. The evening book group will meet at 8pm on Tuesday, October 27 at Ashburnham Place. The afternoon book group will meet at Brown Bread Street Cottage at 2pm on Friday, October 30. 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.

MI: November marks a favourite night in the MI calendar, Brewery Trip Night. Their pilgrimage to Harvey’s at Lewes, followed by a meal is on November 2. Due to limited places left, you are urged to book now. Those of a female persuasion are also invited, with the condition they wear false moustaches. Please contact Richard on 893130 for further information or to book your place.

BONFIRE: The annual Ashburnham Bonfire will take place on November 13. The bonfire will be lit at 7pm. An entrance fee of £5 adult, £3 child to include food will apply.

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, 10.30am Holy Communion.

ST MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL: Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst, 10.30am Morning Prayer.

CHAPEL: Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30pm 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.

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