Mary Saint,

Church Services on Sunday January 12 – there will be a Covenant Service at Pett Methodist Chapel at 10:45am. This will be a united service with the Anglican Church. A covenant service is when members of the congregation remember promises that they have made to God and perhaps more importantly the covenant (promise) that He has made with them. The service will be led by Rev Ian Pruden.

The Methodist Sunday Club for children meets at the same time as the church and enjoys activities together from craft to games, stories and drama. The children are aged from about 5 months to 9 years and have a lot of fun!

The Village Choir is having a short break and will restart on Monday January 27 at

7:30pm at Pett Chapel. All newcomers welcome.

POPP on Tuesday January 14 will feature Steve Saunders from the East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People (ESAB), which supports people, who are blind or partially sighted and living in East Sussex. He will be talking about aids and equipment. In addition, the Community Fruit and Veg Project now visits POPP every week from 10:30am until 12 noon.

The session runs from 10:30am to 2:30pm at Pett Village Hall and will include a two-course lunch for just £5.

Also on Tuesday January 14 Pett Gardening Club will be holding its first meeting of the year. The speaker, Dr Nicki Gammans will be talking about the policy of reintroducing shorthaired bees. As everyone knows that bees are ecologically important, it should prove to be a fascinating evening.

The Mobile Library will be in Pett and Pett Level on Wednesday January 15. It will start at the Church at 10.10am, moving on to Chick Hill at 10:50am and finishing at The Smuggler at 11.20am.

The Pett WI year was rounded off with a delicious Christmas lunch at the Two Sawyers where the table included a member with 71 years of WI experience and a new member who had joined the month before! It makes no difference – the friendliness extends to all.

2014 will start with a social meeting on Friday January 17 and members have been asked to bring a snap of itself as a baby! Subscriptions are due – a bargain at £34.70 for the year and there will also be a short talk from Lucy Pappas about Hospice Neighbours.

If you are new to Pett (or live in a nearby village) and want to meet new people with interesting local speakers each month and an excellent tea, do come along to Pett Village Hall on the third Friday of each month at 2:30pm, you will be made very welcome!

Well it’s that time of year again – Pett Village Hall Committee is holding its very popular Sing Along Evening. This year, on Saturday February 8, we will be donning jeans and black leather jackets, men will be slicking their hair back and the ladies will be looking back to the rock and roll days of the 1950’s. Yes, Grease has arrived in Pett! Tickets, which will be £8 and will include supper, are available form the Butchers Shop and dressing up, whilst not compulsory, is great fun. So get ready to sing along to ‘Sandy’, Summer Nights’ and You’re the One that I want’ and come along and have a great time!