Mary Taylor, Holton Cottages

THE Catholic churches of Burwash and Heathfield will be holding a christmas bazaar tomorrow afternoon in the Burwash village hall from 2.15pm. Bargains galore, raffle & tombola, Christmas gifts, tea & Mince pies. All are very welcome to attend. Entrance is 50p.

ON Sunday the St Bartholomew’s Church will be holding their Blessing of the Crib and Toy Service, at 10am. This is a special family service They will be collecting toys and donations for the families who visit Knowles tooth Children’s centre near Hurstpierpoint and via the workers in the community, across our county. New toys will go to those families who find Christmas and birthdays very stressful time. Good second hand ones go to the centre’s resources for their work throughout the year. The gifts will be received from your children at the crib during the service

The Burwash Festive evening will take place on Wednesday from 4.30pm until 8pm. Activities include Santa’s Grotto at Cheritons, high Street, fire juggling, Christmas stalls, and face painting at the Bear. A brass band, a magician, a barbecue, christmas hamper raffle and more. The high street shops and businesses will be open all evening. For more details or to get involved call Kevin Parker on 01435 882540 or just come along and enjoy the fun.

The Christmas Whist drive will be held on Thursday evening at the Burwash Village hall. Twenty hands of cards start at 7.30pm, for players of all ability. This is a fun evening with seasonal refreshments during the interval. Entry is £3 per person to include refreshments. For more details please call Mary Taylor on 01435 882107.

St Bartholomew’s church is too hold it’s christmas tree festival again this year. It will be from 14th to 16th December. If your club, charity or society would like to decorate a tree please call Vicky Patterson on 01435 884135 or email thyneplace@gmail.com Details of the times of opening will appear next week.

Next Friday evening the Charity Prize bingo will be held in the village hall at 7.30pm. This is a fun event that the whole family can enjoy, not suitable for very young children though. Lots of lovely prizes and seasonal gifts. Entry is free, with book of twelve games £1, raffle and special flyer game too. Mince pies and chocolate cake during the interval. All proceeds to the Christmas day lunch for those who will be alone this years. Call Mary Taylor on 01435 882107 to donate prizes or for details.

Last week the members of the burwash short mat bowls club held their mixed drawn pairs knockout. All names were drawn to see who would be playing with who, with some interesting pairings. All games were played over seven ends, and some of the games were extremely hard fought. The final was equally hard fought between Keith Wood & Mary Taylor against Mary Chadburn & Eileen Jarvis. Mary & Keith were the victors.