St Mary’s Salehurst: will be holding Holy Communion at 9am in the Mission Room and then at 11am at St Mary’s on Sunday 27th September. There is also to be an afternoon service this Sunday, which is something different for all the family. It will be more informal with local musicians and performers and is to be around 40 minutes long. This will be followed by tea and cakes. It would be great if you give this a try and it could then hopefully become a regular in St Mary’s calendar.

The date for the Harvest Supper is Friday 2nd October, which hopefully you already have in your diary. This is being held at the Primary School. There is to be a hot supper with a sweet to follow. Tickets will be available in church on Sunday from the Salehurst Halt or by calling 07984420074.

Many thanks to all those that attended the Auction of Promises that was held at Vinehall School last Saturday. The evening was a great event and a financial success and very enjoyable for those that attended. Sincere thanks are offered to those who bought the items, and more importantly to those individuals and businesses that donated them.

Community Church: will be holding their Harvest and Launch Service at Robertsbridge Youth Centre at 10.30am this Sunday 27th September. Why not go along and celebrate the Harvest and the new Church and partake in Harvest lunch afterwards. Everyone is welcome.

On a Thursday morning each week there is the coffee morning held at The Hub (old post office) from 9.15am, on a Friday at 10am there is a prayer meeting. You can purchase Christian Books and cards at these times as well as wooden craft items by the Kenward Trust.

Robertsbridge Community College: present `Strictly Balti` by Saikat Ahamed on Friday 2nd October. The Travelling Light Theatre Company is performing this. Tickets cost £8, with students and concs at £5. Tickets can be reserved by ringing 880360 ext. 150 or 880359. You can also email

Robertsbridge Jazz Club: is holding its evening on Thursday 8th October at Robertsbridge Hall between 8pm – 10.30pm. This month will see the welcome return of the celebrated trombonist Gordon Campbell along with Mike Hext (trombone), Terry Seabrook (piano), Adam King (bass) and Pete Beament (drums).

Tickets are available from Judges at £8.00 or £10 on the door. Contact the Club on, facebook or by ringing 880274.

Robertsbridge Bonfire Society: are running coaches for its members to the away events with the first one for a coach being to Ninfield on Saturday 10th October. This is fast approaching and this year Sandie at the Floral Boutique is in charge of the bookings and lists. If you want a seat on the coach for this away event and have paid you Bonfire Annual Subs (because it is now too late to do so) please go in and see her and she will gladly give you all the details. Members are given priority but there may be a chance for non-members to get a seat nearer the time. The coach will leave outside Robertsbridge Club at 6pm and will be leaving Ninfield at 11.55pm.

Sandie does have forms for the other away events coming up if you would like to book your place.

Our event is also fast approaching and we will need street collectors and marshals as every year. Can you please think seriously about if you can help this year and if you feel you would to help out please again contact Sandie at the Floral Boutique by either going in so see her or ring 880977 or alternatively contact Pete Claridge on 880468.

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