Ashburnham and Penshurst

• Ladies of Ashburnham - did you know that there are bra recycling facilities in Battle? The 1066 Cycling Club is collecting unwanted bras, washed but in any condition for good causes. The bras are sent out to Africa where women have increased status and less likely to be abused if they are wearing one. Through this brilliant scheme, they are also able to support Breast Cancer Research and local walking and cycling projects. There are collection points in Knickknicks, in Old Ladies Court and in the Post Office, both in Battle. Please join in and tell your friends. So, when you visit Battle remember your unwanted bras! Thank you.

• There is a village coffee morning tomorrow, April 13, 10am - 12pm at the Sports Pavillion. There will be tea, coffee, cakes, biscuits, produce and a raffle. All proceeds are in aid of Ashburnham Village Hall.

• The next coffee morning is on Monday April 15 in the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place 10:30am - 12noon. You are welcome to go along for a good friendly chat. For further information, please contact Tina on 01424 843728.

• Ashburnham and Penhurst WI is meeting on Monday April 15 at the Village Hall, 7.30pm. This month members welcome Art Historian, Dr Graham Whitha,m who wil be speaking on how to look at paintings. This months competition is the best looking baby! Take along a baby photo of yourself to be judged.

• Village lunch, Wednesday April 17, 12.30pm in the Village Hall. Lunch is cooked every month for any older residents in our 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.

• The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are meeting on April 17, 7.30pm at Ashburnham Church Hall. This months topic is Pest Prevention and Control. For more information Contact Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 or see their website:

• The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday April 25, 9.50am - 10.10am.

• Ashburnham and Penhurst Afternoon Book Group meets on Friday April 26 at 2pm. The group will be reading The Cellist Of Sarajevo by Steven Galloway. It is a story of ordinary people trying to go about their daily lives. It’s ultimately about human fortitude and frailty. They will also discuss other books they have been reading. If you would like more information get in touch with Nicky on 01424 892474.

• Village quiz night is Saturday April 27, 7.30pm at Ashburnham Village Hall. Tickets are £7.50 per person to include a supper. To book your place, please call 892674. Proceeds are in aid of Ashburnham Village Hall.

• Ashburnham and Penhurst Evening Book Group meets on Tuesday April 30 at 8pm in the Green Room at Ashburnham Place. Refreshments available for a small donation. Contact Nicole 07583 433895 or Sara-Jane 07714 273083 for more information. Books selected by the group for coming months include The Uncommon Reader by Alan Bennett, The Vanishing Act of Esme Lennox by Maggie O’Farrell and The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson.

• 2M@1 is meeting on May 13, 1-3pm. This month members are looking at The Work oO Street Pastors with Martin West. All are welcome to attend.

• 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: April 14, 10am Morning Praise with Children’s Activities, April 21, 10.30am Morning Praise with Children’s Activities, April 28, 10.30am Communion Service with Children’s Activities.

• Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst: April 14, 10.30am Morning Prayer, April 21, 10.30am Holy Communion, April 28, 10.30am Morning Prayer.

• Services for Ashburnham Chapel, 6.30pm unless otherwise stated: April 14, Evening Service, April 21, Communion Service, April 28, Evening Service. Prayer and Bible reading meetings on Tuesday at 2.30pm at the Chapel. Contact Fay Ramsden on 07860 113413 for further information.

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Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield