I hope everyone had a good Easter; if you feel that you might have over indulged on the chocolate front check out the Memorial Hall website for details of exercise and Zumba classes! (( )

There was a wonderful turnout at the Easter Morning service – a full church and lots of children. It’s a pity the sun didn’t shine, but the singing was bright and joyful.

The Annual Parochial Church Meeting at Beckley Church on Monday April 28 at 7pm is a meeting for the whole parish of “Beckley and Peasmarsh” and Father Bill and the PCC hope to see many Peasmarsh Parishioners there.

Don’t forget the Annual Parish Assembly at the Hall on Tuesday May 6 at 8pm, refreshments available from

The Friends of Peasmarsh Parish Church are delighted to welcome the Hermitage Ensemble to the church as part of their 2014 Tour of England. It’s not too late to book your tickets for the concert at the church on May 5.The Hermitage Ensemble from St Petersburg is a male voice choir with each member having a wide musical education; in their homeland they are engaged as soloists in operas and in concert. After the concert a buffet supper will be served at the West end of the Church.

The bar will be open before the concert from 6.00pm, during the interval and during supper. Booking forms are now available at the church, the Tourist Information Centre in Rye, or from Jennifer Als 230324 email:

Not long until the W I Choir concert on Friday May 9 at the hall to raise funds for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity - please come along and enjoy a varied programme of music at 7.30pm at the Peasmarsh Memorial Hall; entry costs £7.

A reminder about the 16th Rye and Winchelsea Rotary Club Annual Walk - this takes place on May 18, starting from Phillips and Stubbs office in Rye 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.

The organisers of the Rye Run on May 25 still need volunteers to help make this event a success. Contact Martin or Cathy Burke on 230009 or email or David or Hilary on 230205 or email if you can help on the day.

This Sunday both the 8am and 10am services will be at Beckley church, there will be no service at Peasmarsh.

Mary Hitchins

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