Spooky Tales: After a much enjoyed baked potato and hot casserole supper in the Hall on Saturday evening, we began to feel immune from having our spines chilled by ghost stories. For this new programme, however, Geoff Hutchinson had assembled a mass of spooky material, delivering a regular barrage of supernatural happenings, some of them (with accompanying sound effects) decidedly scary. We are very grateful to him for coming along to present this powerful show to an audience of some fifty people, whose support raised well over six hundred pounds for the Friends of St Mary’s Church (final figure still to be released).

Saturday Afternoon Tea: Tea and cakes will be served at the Brede Rectory between 2.30 and 5pm tomorrow, to raise funds for St Mary’s Church.

Udimore’s Got Talents: Besides the Rectory tea party, please look out for other fundraising events likely to be arranged soon by the people who each accepted £10 at the recent harvest Supper, with the intention of using it to raise funds for the church. Nan Hacking has asked me to include in this notice a gentle reminder that the original £10, plus any funds raised, will shortly be due to be repaid to her or Rachel Dunn. Whoever succeeds in raising the most will win the prize of Sunday lunch for two at The Plough.

Church Services: This Sunday being the first in November, the service in St Mary’s will be the monthly Family Sung Eucharist, starting at 9.30am and followed by refreshments in the Hall. Next Sunday (November 9), please note a change from the usual pattern of St Mary’s services: instead of the monthly Family Service for All, the annual Remembrance Sunday service will start at 10.45am, marking the hundredth year since the outbreak of World War I.

Messy Church: This monthly event will take place in the Hall at 4pm on Tuesday (November 4).

Road Safety: At 6.30pm next Friday (November 7) there will be a very important public meeting in the Hall to discuss proposals for improving road safety on B2089. Please make a point of coming along if you possibly can, to make your views known.

Richard Holmes