Ashburnham and Penhurst village voice

The 4th Ashburnham Village Fete & Flower Show is taking place tomorrow, Saturday 25th August at Ashburnham Village Hall from 2pm - 5pm.

The Flower Show is open to everyone and includes 92 classes in 5 sections: Vegetables & Fruit; Flowers; Produce; Photography, Arts & Crafts; and Junior Classes (the latter judged in 2 groups, ages 8 and under and ages 9 - 16). To obtain a Schedule of Classes please phone Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 or email The Village Fete will include a range of traditional fete stalls and activities, including cakes, produce, books, plants, raffle, etc, plus delicious homemade refreshments. The event is jointly organised by the Ashburnham & Penhurst Women’s Institute and the Ashburnham & Penhurst Gardening Club.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday August 30, 9.50am - 10.10am.

2m@1 are next meeting on September 10 from 1-3pm. This month they will look at ‘Autumn Fest - Seasonal Edible Treats!’.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday September 3 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 Local History Group are meeting on September 10, 7pm at Ashburnham Church Hall. This month they are looking at ‘The History and Mystery of the Parish Church’ (to include a tour of the church) and ‘John Ashburnham - cavalier, diplomat and builder’.

The Chapel will be holding a special service on September 16, 6.30pm. This is a service to dedicate a tree to Fred Chacksfield, a pillar of the community and a man whom many remember fondly. Refreshments will be available afterwards to enable those attending to share their memories of Fred.

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:.

August 26, 10.30am Communion Service with Children’s Activities

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst:.

August 26, 10.30am Morning Prayer

Services for Ashburnham Chapel:

August 26, 6.30pm Evening Service

September 2, 6.30pm Evening Service with preacher Pat Reigh

September 9, 6.30pm Evening Service with preacher Barry Turnwell

September 16, 6.30pm Evening Service in memory of Fred Chacksfiled with preacher Rhod Jones

September 23, 6.30pm Communion Service with preacher Revd. Brian Bowyer

September 30, 6.30pm Evening Service with preacher Revd. Roy Cole

Prayer and Bible reading meetings on Tuesday at 2.30pm at the Chapel. Contact Fay Ramsden on 07860 113413 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