Laurie Bowman, Magpies, Oast House Field

Friday 13 September 2013. Today Tom Frith and Pauline Pringle of this village have their Wedding in All Saints with St Nicolas. Tom is originally from Huddersfield and Pauline is from Chertsey, Surrey. Every wishes them every happiness. They say how friendly Icklesham has been since they arrived here. For many excellent reasons 13 is their lucky number.

The MacMillan Coffee morning which was part of last Saturday’s Craft Fair raised £125.50. Many thanks to Pat and Linda for serving the refreshments,to all those who kindly donated cakes and to all those who came and supported the event. The next Craft Fair is on Saturday 12 October.

Wednesday 16 October Everybody is invited by the Five Villages Home Association to the “UK Older Peoples ‘ Day Celebration2 Afternoon Tea at the Five Villages House 2pm-4pm.. The Guest Speaker is Ann MacFarlane O.B.E.(Independent Living Consultant). The tea is £3.50 per person. If you would like to come R.S.V.P. to Five Villages Home Association, The Office, Flat32, Oast House Field, Icklesham, East Sussex, TN36 4BQ, by Monday 7 October.

Further details please contact Barbara Ford 01424 814876

September Hugh and Annabelle Moseley are representing Icklesham in the Historic Churches Cycle Ride .If you would like to sponsor them there’s a form at the back of the church. Already over £200 has been promised.

Sunday 15 September 10.30 Parish Eucharist in All Saints.

Live Music in the Queen’s Head 4-6pm Crooked Style (Rabbit Rabbit). Last Tuesday the Queen’s Head received a special award. Since 1983 - 30 consecutive years - it has appeared in CAMRA’S (Campaign for Real Ale) Good Beer Guide.

The result of last Thursday’s By-Election to be one of the three councillors to represent Winchelsea Ward on Icklesham Parish Council was: Richard Comotto 99 Anna Hargreaves 133. Turnout 57%. The elected candidate will serve till 2015. There is comment about the election on the web.

A youth club started last Thursday in Icklesham Memorial Hall. It will meet in the Hall every Thusday6.30 -8.30 and is for young people aged 11 to 16. Cost is £1.50. Transport will be available leaving Winchelsea Beach at 6.20 and Monk’s Walk Winchelsea at 6.25. There will also be return transport. Any other details needed contact Natalie Hollands 07717311633.

Missing! All the coconut shy equipment used at the Fete. If you know where it is tell Eric 01424 814869.

Saturday 21 September This Month’s Church Market 11am - 2pm. Cake,plant and produce stalls coffees,teas and light refreshments.

7.30 Quiz Night in the Hall. Entry is £2.50 per person and teams up to 6. Interested? contact Stuart at gdadstu@hotmail.co.uk

Thursday 26, Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September the Icklesham Players are presenting a double bill of two one-act comedies in the Memorial Hall at7.30. Tickets are available from Icklesham Stores or Nicky Harris 01424 812996. They are £6 and there are no children’s tickets. The plays are not really for children but are great entertainment for adults. “ Café Society” has Josie Body,Janet Kates and Nicky Harris as three elderly ladies who meet regularly in a café. The result is both funny and poignant. “Last Tango in Little Grimly” is set in a village hall where the local amateur dramatic group is trying to boost its audiences by making its plays sexier, Del Smith,Greg Slaughter,Debbie McClean and Charlotte Beasties are there to meet the challenge,

Saturday 28 September as part of Harvest Festival Weekend the church social committee are having a Barn Dance. It features the famous Catsfield Steamers and is at the Pett Village Hall, Come along about 7.15 with your own food and drink and then it’s nonstop from 7.30 ‘till 11. If you have never Barn Danced before no problem The Steamers’ Caller will tell you how it’s done. Tickets are £8 in advance from Christine 01424 813740 or Janet 01424 814735.. Under 16s £6. On the door adults £10.

Sunday 29 10.30 Harvest Thanksgiving. A Service to thank God for Creation, Preservation and all the Blessings of this Life. It will be a Songs of Praise Service with hymns chosen by members of the congregation. At 6pm in St Mary’s Rye there is a Confirmation Service with the new Bishop of Chichester presiding. Howard and Judy Marks of Icklesham are amongst those who are being confirmed.

Monday 30 September Bishop Martin Warner will be in Icklesham meeting Canon Hugh Moseley and the Churchwardens. At 5pm he will be with us for Evening Prayer in our Parish Church.

Friday 4 0ctober 7.30 Icklesham Harvest Supper. This popular event starts at 7.30 in the Memorial Hall, A full meal with drinks and a friendly atmosphere. Everybody is welcome. Tickets are just £6.50 per person and are available from Janet Peg 01424 814735.

Saturday 5 October 10.30am until 1.30pm Windmill Orchard Farm Shop (01797 227219) is holding a Coffee Morning in aid of MacMillan Nurses Raffle, tombolalucky dip,cakes, plants plus lots more. All are welcome.

Wednesday 9 October Short Mat Bowls starting in Icklesham Memorial Hall. Two sessions. 3-5pm & 7-9pm. Cost £2.50 per week. Everyone is welcome and no experience is necessary. Anyone with spare woods please bring them along. All you need is a pair of flat shoes. For more information ring Eric 01424 814869.