ST MARY’S CHURCH, SALEHURST: Services this week, Sunday 23rd August, are 9am Holy Communion in the Mission Room, Fair Lane and Sung Eucharist 11am at St Mary’s Salehurst.

Don’t forget the Open Gardens in Glenleigh Walk tomorrow (Saturday) 11am and 5pm with refreshments in the gardens of the Ostrich. All proceeds will go to St Mary’s Church.

Several events at St Mary’s over the next few weeks. The Arts & Crafts Fair over the bank holiday weekend in the Mission Room; St Mary’s Breakfast at the Salehurst Halt on September 12th, with a speaker from Waterhouse funeral directors; Parish Picnic at Salehurst on September 6th and the Auction of Promises at Vinehall School on September 19th. Further details about each of these are in The Villager and will follow in this column shortly.

A new venture at St Mary’s is an afternoon service, to be held once a month and starting on Sunday, September 27th. We are hoping that this will appeal to a range of people, old and young, with time to spare on a Sunday afternoon.

This Saturday ( 22nd ) is the second OPEN GARDENS this time in the Glenleigh Walk area of the Village. Open from 11am - 5pm. Programmes available from The Floral Boutique or 1, Glenleigh Walk on the day

SALEHURST HALT: The Salehurst Halt are holding an evening of theatre and storytelling with ‘Smugglers Tales’ on Thursday, September 3rd. There will be canapes, a two course meal + coffee and entertainment. Dressing-up is to be encouraged! Tickets are £18.50 from the Halt or find out more from

ROBERTSBRIDGE BONFIRE SOCIETY: Friday 28th August is ‘ BADGE NIGHT ‘ at The Robertsbridge Club from 7.30. This is the LAST CHANCE for CURRENT MEMBERS to pay their subs for this year . Subs can also be paid to Sandie at The Floral Boutique or Sarah at Spectrum Jewellers in Battle before this date.

Schedules & entry forms are still available in the Village for the ‘ FLOWER & PET SHOW ‘ on Sunday 6th Sept at Robertsbridge Village Hall 12 - 4. This will be the Societies last chance to raise funds for our event. Your support is greatly appreciated .

ROBERTSBRIDGE UNITED FOOTBALL TEAM: Come along & place your bets on RACE NIGHT , Saturday 5th Sept at The Robertsbridge Club from 7.30. Help raise funds for our Village football team . Raffle & prizes.

THE ROBERTSBRIDGE CLUB: VEXED will be at The Club this Saturday ( 22nd) from 8.30pm. Members free guests £3.00

ROBERTSBRIDGE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SOCIETY: Guest speaker Clive Mayhew will be talking about ‘Robertsbridge 1915 - A Sussex Village in the Great War ‘ at Robertsbridge Hall, Station Road on Sat 19th Sept at 7.30. Tickets are £6.00 and are available now from The Floral Boutique .

DARTS : The very popular ‘Open Pairs Darts Knockout’ will be on Sunday 30th August 2015 at Robertsbridge Club with registration at 7.30p.m. Entry is just £1 and there is also a raffle so come and enjoy the bank holiday weekend with us at The Club.

FOOTBALL : Not long before the start of the league season on Saturday 5th September 2015 also this is the day for our first fund-raising event which is a ‘Race Night’ at Robertsbridge Club from 7.30p.m. Entry is free to watch camal and pig racing plus cheap drinks and fun for all. There will be a raffle to help support the football club so why not come along and have some fun.

STOOLBALL : The season is coming to a close which is why both the Ladies matches against Hooe and Brightling were called off because our opponents could not get a team also Hooe’s Ladies tournament was called off because of a lack of teams although we were raring to go to all. Tuesday[25th] the Ladies host Icklesham; Wednesday[26th] we are playing cricket in the Cooper Cup against Dr. Fonda; Thursday[27th] the Mixed are at home to Hooe with all matches starting at 6.30p.m. If we win on Wednesday we will be at the cricket ground on Cooper Cup Day on Sunday[30th] from 10a.m. in the semi-final and who knows maybe the final so come down and support your local teams where there will be food and drink available and a raffle.

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