Richard Holmes, Beauchamps

Tomorrow morning (Saturday) a group of Udimore Gardeners will be visiting the beautiful grounds and garden of Hole Park, near Rolvenden. If anyone else would like to join the group, you should contact Linda Harland (01797 222410) as soon as possible.

At 7pm that evening Winchelsea Singers will be performing two fine but rarely heard choral works in Winchelsea Church. Dvorak’s Mass in D major is full of beautiful melodies; Mozart’s Solemn Vespers is a scintillating, vivacious work, belying its sombre title. Tickets £10 on the door, bar available.

Next Friday, April 26, the funeral service for Robert Elam will be in Udimore Church, at 2.30pm. Family flowers only, but donations in Robert’s memory may be made to the medical charity Breathing Matters, which supports the new respiratory research centre at University College London, either after the service or through Arthur C Towner Ltd (2 Norman Road, St Leonard’s, TN37 6NH) or via the charity’s website www.justgiving.co/breathingmatters.