Ashburnham & Penhurst village voice

2m@1 are next meeting on September 10 from 1-3pm.

This month they will look at ‘Autumn Fest - Seasonal Edible Treats!’, this will be a bring and share Autumn lunch.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday September 3 and 17 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.

The pub quiz is on September 4. Entry is £1 per person with a maximum team size of 6. 7.45pm for 8pm start. To book your team/place and food (if required at £5/head), please contact the Ash Tree Inn on 892104.

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.

Ashburnham and Penhurst WI are next meeting on Monday September 17 where their speaker will be Sheila Duffill, from the Wool Shop in Battle. Her subject is the craft of crochet and she will be happy to teach complete novices as well as helping those who already have some skill. The competition this month will be a photograph with the theme of “Summertime”. Meetings are in the Village Hall at 7.30pm and include refreshments and lots of time to chat.

The Village Lunch is taking place on September 19 at Ashburnham Village Hall. If you would like further information or would like to book your place, please contact Janet Peters on 892311.

Ashburnham and Penhurst Book Group are next meeting on September 21. For further information, please contact Nicky on 892474.

St Peter’s Church (Ashburnham) would like to invite everyone to a Harvest Lunch on Sunday September 23 in the Village Hall at 12.30pm. All welcome tickets are free but they have a maximum of 60 so get in touch with Catherine as soon as possible on 01580 881816 or email her on

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are meeting on September 24, 7.30pm at Ashburnham Church hall. They will be discussing “Vegetable Feast” - using vegetables from your garden, please bring savoury or sweet recipes for tasting. For further information, please contact Rhod Jones on 892689 or visit their website:

A Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support will be held on September 29 at Ashbburnham Sports Pavilion from 10am-12pm. All are welcome to support this very special cause. Further details from Sheila Holdstock on 01323 832082 or Pat Winfield on 01424 893878.

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:.

September 2, 10.30am Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

September 9, 10.30am Family Service

September 16, 10.30am Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

September 23, 10.30 Harvest Festival Communion Service

September 30, 10.30am Morning Praise with Children’s Activities

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst:.

September 2, 9.00am Holy Communion

September 9, 10.30am Morning Prayer

September 16, 10.30am Holy Communion

September 23, 10.30am Morning Prayer

September 30, 10.30am Harvest Festival Morning Prayer

Services for Ashburnham Chapel:

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 Chacksfield 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