HAPPY EASTER: Wishing you a very Happy Easter and that you will be able to spend some time with family and friends over the holiday weekend, not forgetting that the Easter Bunny should also be putting in a appearance for the good children in the village and I know there are lots of them . I hope too, that the weather will be a little kinder allowing you to enjoy the wonderful spring countryside. For the true meaning of Easter, services are as follows

PARISH CHURCH EASTER SERVICES: The weekend of Easter starts at St John the Baptist church with the Agape feast service on Maundy Thursday at 7pm, if you should be hoping to attend please could you just give a quick ring to 870471 to assist with catering, however I am sure you would be most welcome if you should make a last minute decision .

On March 25, Good Friday, the service will start at 2pm and on Saturday March 26 there will be an Easter service of lights in the evening at 8pm. March 27, Easter Sunday, the Eucharist service takes place at 10.30am.

VIEWING EASTER LILIES: Lilies in memory of loved ones will be decorating St John the Baptist church over the Easter period. They will be on view during services but also throughout the Easter weekend on Sunday March 27 from 12.30pm to 4.30pm and again on March 28, Bank Holiday Monday from 10am to 4pm. Tea and cake will be available for visitors. This is a good opportunity to visit, view and enjoy this heritage village building.

LENT LUNCH RESULTS: Over the past six weeks Margaret has hosted Lent lunches at her home, from these dates £460 was raised. She would like to say a big thank you to everyone that supported the lunches and a special thank you to her great team of four helpers who made all this possible. The proceeds will be donated to the charity, Farm Africa and a local charity, The Seaview Project in St Leonards. They are looking forward to welcoming you again next year.

SEDLESCOMBE THEATRE CLUB: There are only a few seats left for the show “Invincible” in Eastbourne and very few tickets left for the Flower Festival in Chichester so members please book your places now before the trips are opened up to non members. Please contact Shirley and Jenny on the usual numbers.

SEDLESCOMBE SPORTS ASSOCIATION: If you are interested in sport and would like to help in your community. The association is in need of a volunteer to join their small committee taking on the role of secretary. Thanks must go to Derek Wright who has performed this role so well over the past few years, but he is due to leave the village soon and needs to relinquish his post. This is in no way an onerous job, in fact the committee meet in the pub around three to four times a year, to discuss the running of the sports field and facilities. Come on, please do not be shy – If you think you may be interested and would like to arrange to discuss what is involved then please contact me, David Torrance (Treasurer) on 870344 or Ashley Davey on 870615.

SEDLESCOMBE‘S GOT TALENT: A new date has been arranged for this event – Friday May 20 in the village hall, We are hoping to see singers , dancers, jugglers , musicians , in fact all types of entertainment are welcome to join in from Sedlescombe and the surrounding area. Places will be limited to allow for a fair opportunity for all taking part. There is no fee to enter and there will be a £100 awarded to the winner and runner up prizes too. Professional sound system and engineer will be available. If you would like to take part then please contact Jean on 01424 882438 for further details, timings and to book your place.

COFFEE MORNING AND MINI MARKET: The next coffee morning and mini market in aid of St John the Baptist will be in the village hall on Thursday April 7 from 10 to 11.30am. All the usual stalls will be on offer; home baked goodies, plants, bric a brac, books and jigsaw puzzles. Are you new to the village? Do go along and meet new friends, you will be made very welcome. There is no entry charge with coffee, tea, fruit and cheese scones at just £1. For more details or if you should require transport, please contact 870808

COURTYARD SALE: Make a date. There will be a courtyard sale at the parish pectory , Church Hill on Saturday April 16 at 10.30am . More details to follow.

LANDSCAPE WALK: This sounds very interesting if you are looking to learn more about the area in which we live. Following the success the last two years, Peter Miles will be repeating his Weald landscape walk on Sunday April 24, May 1 and May 8. The walk is based in Mountfield but is concerned with clues to why our local Wealden landscape looks as it does so it is directly relevant to the woods and fields of Sedlescombe. The walk covers old tracks and roads, woodland archaeology, medieval earthworks, quarries and minepits, woodland flowers including one rare plant, woodland crafts (and a rare tree), foraging and more. Duration about three hours, distance two miles, easy walking, entirely on private land which is not normally accessible, purpose serious but emphasis on fun. For more details or to book, contact Peter on 01580 880614 or

HAVE YOU NEWS ?: I look forward to receiving your news to be published. If you are looking for new members for your club or organisation why not send me a small piece, outlining your club or organisation aims, activities, membership etc. or if you have an event coming up in the village or local area then why not let me have the details to advertise for you? This is a free service to the village offered by the Battle Observer and hope you will take full advantage of it. Please contact me by email at or by calling 870344. Please allow a couple of weeks notice before an event to allow for full coverage.

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