The W I Choir concert on Friday May 9 at the hall will be to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity, no. 1095197. Please come and support them at 7.30pm at the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall on May 9 and help to raise money for a very special cause. Entry costs £7 and the widely varying programme will have something for everyone’s taste.

Not long now before the Rye 10 Run on May 25 at 10am. The organisers need volunteers to help make this exciting event a success. You can be part of it, even if you don’t run. Contact Martin or Cathy Burke on 230009 or email or David or Hilary on 230205 or email

Tickets are now available for the Hermitage Ensemble – the group of male singers from St Petersburg who will be giving a concert in Peasmarsh Church on May 5 at 6.30. Contact Jenny Als on 01797 230324 or email .

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place on Monday April 28 at 7pm in Beckley Church. This is open to all residents of Beckley and Peasmarsh as long as they are on the parish register. You don’t have to be on the electoral role of the church to attend.

An appeal please to all those who have been out enjoying the lovely weather at the skate park or the recreation ground. We are so lucky to have these facilities in the village. Please respect them and put your rubbish in the bins provided. It is difficult to know who is to blame for the disgusting mess on the skate park last week. It doesn’t matter how small the piece of litter you leave behind. Don’t drop it! Put it in the bin!

The 16th Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club Annual Walk takes place on May 18, starting from Phillips and Stubbs office in Rye - where entry forms are available - from 9 - 10am. If you would like to take part in this walk please register by email at or phone 07530 770200. The main beneficiaries are Rye Winchelsea and District Memorial Hospital and St Michael’s Hospice.

There will be a special Family Eucharist on Easter Sunday morning at 10 o’clock at Peasmarsh Church. All are welcome, and for the younger members of the family there will be an Easter egg. Father Bill has promised a short sermon and we hope to have a church full of people and lilies and joyful music.

Mary Hitchins

2 The Old Hop Gardens