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.

Coffee Stop: Pop into the Church Centre on Wednesday mornings to catch up with the news. Coffee Stop is open from 10-12. Our PCSO, Becky Unicombe, will be there from 11am to get to know people and give any police-based assistance or information anyone might require.

Children’s Club: St. Mary’s Church’s Holiday Club for Primary School 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.

Coffee Morning: The monthly Village Hall Trust’s Coffee Morning will be next Friday (28th) 9.30-11.30 and will feature Bubbysue’s cold meats, joints cheese and preserves.

Art Show: Brede Painting for Pleasure Group’s annual exhibition will be in Brede Village Hall over August Bank Holiday weekend, open 10-4.30.

Pink Piglet Day: Make a note in your diaries to support our Scout Group at their annual Pink Piglet day on Saturday 5th September 1-4pm at the Scout HQ, Goddens Gill. Family fun, BBQ, Sideshows, Stall, Tombola and a Prize Draw. Always great fun.

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!!

Adult Education: We have an active WEA in Rye, and there will be three courses in the Autumn Term:

Practical Gardening by Jackie White to be held in Udimore Village Hall TN31 6BB

All aspects of gardening for the beginner and experienced gardener. 10 weeks £85.05. starting Friday 2nd October - coffee with cake each week!

Unfolding Story of China by Karen Chang at St Mary’s Centre Rye TN31 7LB. An enjoyable and fun way to learn about China, with all aspects covered - cultural, social & political. 7 weeks £85.05 starting Monday 5th October 2 - 5pm

Burning Issues by David Alfred St Mary’s Centre Rye TN31 7LB.

Discussions of local, national & global events monthly on 2nd Thursday of each month. £85.05 from 8th October 1.30- 4.30pm.

Contact Andrew Stuart 01797 223831

3 West St Rye TN31 7ES

St Mary’s Services: (23rd) 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise

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