Next Wednesday, April 16 is the second Flower Arranging session from 10am – 12 noon in the main hall. The Coffee Morning to raise funds for the Flower Festival will be happening at the same time in the back rooms (use the back door) from 10.30 – 12.30. There will be a Bring and Buy stall and Cakes.

The Table Sale last Sunday at the hall produced a wonderful array of goods. It would have been good to have rather more potential buyers. Nevertheless this was another successful “first” for the refurbished hall and the next one will be arranged for some time in the early autumn.

Tina’s exercise classes for the “not-so-young” are proving popular, why not pop in and see if they suit you? They take place on Tuesdays from 2pm to 3pm at the Memorial hall and cost £5 per session.

Tickets are now available for the Hermitage Ensemble (Russian Male Voice Ensemble) at Peasmarsh Church on Bank Holiday Monday, May 5 at 6.30pm, and for the Candlelit Dinner in the church following the concert. Concert tickets are £15.00 and dinner tickets are £12.50. For tickets, booking forms or further details contact Jennifer Als at Millwood, Mackerel Hill, Peasmarsh, TN31 6TB, 230324 or email If you are ordering tickets please make cheques out to “The Friends of Peasmarsh Parish Church” and enclose a stamped addressed envelope.

The other big musical event at the church this summer, the Peasmarsh Chamber Music Festival, will take place from June 19 – 22. Brochures are now available in our churches and at the Tourist Information Centre in Rye.

This year the Peasmarsh & District WI Choir is bringing their annual concert to Peasmarsh Memorial hall. Please put the date, May 9, for an Evening of Music in aid of the Royal Marsden Hospital in your diaries..

Peasmarsh Annual Parish Assembly will be on Tuesday May 6 at 8pm at the Memorial hall. At this meeting the Parish Council will report on the business of the past year and residents are invited to come and ask questions and discuss topical village matters. This year we expect to hold further discussions on traffic management in the village, the community Speed Watch project and the condition of our roads! Come and have your say; there will be refreshments available from 7.45pm.

I received the following from Carol Mitchell: South East Open Studios - I am opening my studio once again as part of South East Open Studios art weeks which run from Friday 6 – Sunday 22 June 2014. My studio will be open each weekend during these dates on Fri/Sat/Sun between 11am. and 5pm; please come along for a view, a drink and a chat - I’d love to see you again! Carol Mitchell,01797 230584, Mill Cottage Studio, Mill Lane, Peasmarsh, East Sussex, TN31 6XA.

Both the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley church this Sunday (Palm Sunday). There are some extra services over the Easter week - on Thursday April 17 there is a 7pm Liturgy at Beckley, at 12 noon on Good Friday Proclamation of the Cross and Eucharist at Peasmarsh, on Saturday 19 at 8pm a Service of Light at Beckley, and on Easter Sunday the 8am service will be at Beckley with a Family Service at Peasmarsh church at 10am.

Mary Hitchins, 2 The Old Hop Gardens