Ashburnham and Penhurst village voice

Don’t forget it is Mothering Sunday this Sunday, March 18. There will be a Mothering Sunday Breakfast at 10am in Ashburhham Village Hall organised by St Peter’s Church. Following the breakfast there will be a family service.

So that the organisers would appreciate numbers of those wishing to attend so that they ensure there is enough eggs and bacon to go round! Please telephone Tina on 843728.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday March 19 in the church hall, Ashburnham Place, 10:30am - 12pm. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat. For further information, please contact Tina on 01424 843728.

Ashburnham and Penhurst WI are meeting on March 19, 7.30pm at Ashburnham village Hall. This will be an evening of making Easter crafts. For further information, please contact Jill Ratcliffe on 01424 892674.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Diamond Jubilee Fund Raising Committee are holding a coffee morning on Saturday March 24, 10am-12pm at the Sports Pavilion. With tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits, produce and a chocolate tombola on offer, this is a great chance to catch up with your friends and neighbours.

For the green fingered people of Ashburnham and Penhurst, The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club March meeting is on Monday 26 entitled “Colours in the Garden from Gertrude Jekyll” at 7.30pm at the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place. Everyone Welcome - £2.00 for non members to include refreshments. For further information please contact Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 or view their website

Ninfield and Penhurst Parish Council will be meeting on March 28 at Ashburnham Sports pavilion, 6.30pm. All residents of both villages are invited to attend.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday March 29, 9.50am - 10.10am.

Ashburnham & Penhurst Book Club are next meeting on April 6. The group meet at 2pm. For further details of the books being read and where to meet, please contact Nicky on 01424 892474.

The Social and Discussion Group 2m@1 are not meeting during April. Their next meeting will be on May 14. For further information, please contact Tina on 01424 843728.

The MI are next meeting at the Ash on April 10 (the second Tuesday evening of the month). For further information, please contact Richard 01424 893130.

Don’t forget that you can look to see what is going on in Ashburnham and Penhurst on the community website:

Church services for St Peter’s, Ashburnham:

March 18, 10.30am Family Service at the Village Hall

March 25, 10.30am Communion Service with Children’s Activities

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst:

March 18, 10.30am Holy Communion

March 25, 10.30am Morning Prayer

Services for Ashburnham Chapel:

March 18, 3pm Communion Service

March 25, 1 3pm Afternoon Service

Prayer and Bible reading meetings on Tuesday at 2.30pm at the Chapel. Contact Bert Peters on 01424 892311 for further information.

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