Budgerigar Club: There will be a Budgerigar Society Show in the Village Hall on Sunday. The Club meets on the 4th Monday of each month in the Jenkins Room of the Village Hall, and anyone with an interest is very welcome to join – call Brian for more information – 01424 429049, or call in to the Show.

Coffee Stop: Pop into the Church Centre on Wednesday mornings to catch up with the news. Coffee Stop is open from 10-12.

Open Gardens: South Grange, the home of Linda and Mike Belton, on Quickbourne Lane, will be open under the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 22nd and Sunday 23rd August, 11-5pm, with light refreshments on offer, and plants on sale. This is a 1½ acre garden with year round interest including annuals, perennials, grasses, shrubs, trees and a wildlife pond. The garden is wheelchair accessible, and there is parking nearby. Entrance is £3.50.

Children’s Club: I believe there are still a few spaces for St. Mary’s Church’s Holiday Club for Primary School which is being held on 26th-28th August. The theme will be Polar Explorers! The church will be turned into a polar exploration base camp and with the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, the children will be explorers who go on a mini-expedition each day and learn about a New Testament character. Polar Explorers is for children aged 5 -11 years and Sarah White is taking bookings – 253118. The cost is £10 for the three mornings for the first child in a family and £5 for subsequent children. This includes all activities, a drink and a mid-morning snack. A film show is planned for one afternoon and a BBQ one evening for the whole family.

Quizzes: September brings the quizzing season to a start, with the Village Hall Trust in Northiam on 19th, and the Conservative Association in Beckley on 26th. Both are £7 with a ploughman’s at half-time, so book the dates and get your thinking caps on!!

St Mary’s Services: (16th) 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Come Praise

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