Ashburnham village voice

Ashburnham Chapel is holding a joint Good Friday Service, today April 6 with St. Peters Church at 2.30 pm preachers Revd, Brian Bowyer and Revd. Francis Cumberlege. Then on Easter Sunday, April 8, they have a special celebration service at 6.30pm when the preacher will be Barry Turnwell. A warm welcome is extended to everybody from all at the Chapel.

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.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in Ashburnham (by the chapel) on Thursday April 12 and 26, 9.50am - 10.10am.

Ashburnham & Penhurst WI are meeting on April 16, 7.30pm at Ashburnham Village Hall. This months guest is Sandra Voss from the Royal Greenwich Observatory who will be telling them about the history of the observatory and its current role. For further information, please contact Jill Ratcliffe on 01424 892674.

The next Coffee Morning is on Monday April 16 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.

This months Village Lunch will be on April 18, 12.30pm at Ashburnham Village Hall. For further information or to book your place, please contact Janet Peters on 892311.

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club’s April meeting is on Monday April 23, 7.30pm at the Church Hall, Ashburnham Place..This month is a talk entitled “Tales from the Potting Shed” with Jim Payne. Everyone Welcome. £2.00 for non members to include refreshments. Contact Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 for more information or see the website

The Ashburnham and Penhurst book group gets together on Friday April 27. This month, they are reading Dickens’ “Our Mutual Friend”. If you’d like to borrow a copy to read, give Nicky a call. From now on, the book group will be meeting on the fourth Friday of the month.Remember, you don’t have to come to their gatherings to read the books - just ask Nicky if you’d like to borrow a copy. Call her on 01424 892474.

The Ashburnham & Penhurst Diamond Jubilee Fund Raising Committee are holding a coffee morning at The Sports Pavilion on Saturday April 28 10.00am – 12.00pm.

Go along to their last coffee morning before the Jubilee celebrations!

The Ashburnham and Penhurst Gardening Club are having a spring plant sale on Saturday May 19 at Asburnham Sports Pavilion, 10am-1pm. Refreshemtns, including soup and cakes provided by the WI. For further information please contact Rhod Jones on 01424 892689 or view their website

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 8, 10.30am Easter Day Family Service with Holy Communion.

April 15, 10.30am Morning Praise with Children’s Activities.

April 22, 10.30am Communion Service with Children’s Activities.

April 29, 10.30am Morning Praise with Children’s Activities.

Church services for St Michael the Archangel, Penhurst:

April 8, 10.30am Easter Day Communion.

April 15, 10.30am Holy Communion.

April 22, 10.30am Morning Prayer followed by Annual Meeting & PCC.

April 29, 10.30am Morning Prayer.

Services for Ashburnham Chapel:

April 8, 6.30pm Easter Day Service.

April 15, 6.30pm Communion Service.

April 22, 6.30pm Evening Service

April 29, 6.30pm Evening 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