Richard Holmes, Beauchamps

Tomorrow (Saturday) do make a point of looking in at the Giant Jumble Sale in St Mary’s Community Hall anytime between 10am and noon. Bargains Galore at Credit Crunch Prices!

The service in St Mary’s Church on Sunday will be the Parish Eucharist at 11.15am.

It’s not too late to ring 0142488-3246, -2567, -3063 or -2487 if you’d like to go to the Tea Party in the Hall between 3 and 5pm on Sunday (in good company over a proper afternoon tea and cakes, with crosswords and a quiz). It’s been arranged by the Overseas Group, which will gratefully accept donations for the five missionary charities supported by the group.

If you’re over 65 or suffer from a chronic illness, this is the time of the year you’re recommended to have immunisation against ‘flu. For patients at the Broad Oak Surgery, there will be a ‘flu jab session between 2 and 3pm next Wednesday (October 23). In case you can’t make that date, there’ll be another session on Wednesday November 20, also between 2 and 3pm.

At another proper afternoon Tea Party in the Hall, next Saturday (October 26), starting at 3pm prompt, there will be a talk by Dickie Dengate, about some of his interesting and amusing experiences as a fruit farmer, both in this country and in Uganda. This is a fundraising event for the Friends of St Mary’s Church: tickets cost £5 and may be booked in advance by ringing Geraldine Edwards (01424 883021).