Robertsbridge

St Mary’s Church Salehurst: this Sunday 17th January starts with Holy Communion at 9am in the Mission room in Fair Lane, then at 11am in Salehurst it is Matins. There will be no Sunday school this week.

Next week on Sunday 24th January will be the next All Age Afternoon Service at the Church.

A huge thanks to Anthea Williams and all those that attended the Church Breakfast last week. Anthea spoke about her work in a variety of settings and more recently about her work as a police chaplain. There were many questions at the end of the talk.

Age Concern: has now resumed after the Christmas and New Year break. This is held at Robertsbridge Hall on a Monday between 10.30am and 2.15 pm. If you would like more information on what the group does please contact either 880511 or 880254.

Volunteer drivers are still needed to do the transport for the members. If you feel you could help for a short while on a Monday please again contact the numbers above.

The Christmas season was celebrated in a traditional way at Age Concern with Carols sung by students from Year 6 at Salehurst School. Then an excellent Christmas Lunch, and the exchanging of gifts and cards. The sales table was available and also a special Christmas Raffle which was put on by Dawn who is one of the four dedicated volunteers. Dawn has the knack for being very creative in making things to make everything look lovely.

There was a special guest for lunch, namely Julia Titmuss from Action in Rural Sussex.

Robertsbridge Film Night: is being held tonight Friday 15th January at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7.30pm. The film this month is `Pride`. This is a true story set during the miners strike in 1984, when a London Gay group set out to raise money for the miners, and uniting and standing together made them stronger.

Progressive Whist: is being held next week on Thursday 21st at Robertsbridge Hall starting at 7pm. All levels are welcome to join in this fun evening.

LADIES DARTS: The next instalment is at Ticehurst Club on Monday 18th January 2016 starting at 8p.m when any Ladies are invited to dust off their darts and enjoy a game of fun in comfortable surroundings and friendly atmosphere.

DARTS: Tonight we are away to Hawkhurst Legion 8p.m. Tomorrow[16th] the League are holding a Charity Blind Darts Pairs and Blind Pushpenny Pairs evening at Mountfield Club @ 8p.m. A £2 entry for each competition will be taken on the night and the event is open to all league and non-league players. This event is in memory of Fred Stace and all profits will be donated to the RNLI. Any raffle prize will be greatly appreciated.

We hosted The Millers last Friday and lost the single darts 5-2 with Richard Bye and Gary Honeysett our only victors. There were 100+ scores for Richard[140,100], Gary[137,101], Michael Stone[140] and Paul Barham[121,112]. We lost pushpenny 3-2 with wins for Keith Stone and Michael Stone while there were ‘goldwatches’ for David Goodsell, Frankie Taylor, Michael, Dave Fortsch. Tonight we are away to Hawkhurst Legion 8p.m.

FOOTBALL : Both matches were a victim of the wet grounds last week. Tomorrow the 1st team are at home to Hawkhurst United in the Macron East Sussex Football League Premier Division K.O. 2p.m. while the 2nd team are away to Division 4 side Battle Baptists II in the 3rd Round of the Eastbourne Coach Finishers Challenge Cup K.O. 1.30p.m.

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