Catsfield news
Catsfield news

WI Jumble Sale: Tomorrow, Saturday is the WI Jumble Sale which will be held in the Village Hall from 10am-12pm. Entrance will be 50 pence for adults and tea/coffee and cakes will be available to buy. Do come along and find some bargains, there’s always some really nice items for sale at very reasonable prices then stay and have some refreshments.

Race Night: The Catsfield Triangle Association are holding Chas and Chris’s Race Night also tomorrow, Saturday in the Village Hall. Doors open at 7pm and ‘they’re off’ at 7.30pm. There will be a licensed bar and bring your own food. Tickets cost £5 to include the first drink and are available from Scott Lavocah at This event is to raise money for Catsfield Pre-school, Out of the Blue and Dragonflies. The Catsfield Boat Race will be held on Sunday 4th June 2017

Catsfield Pre-School: The Catsfield Spring Fair will be hosted by the Pre-School in the Village Hall on 30th March from 2.30 – 4.30pm. There will be Tombola, Bric-a-Brac, Face Painting, Arts and Crafts, Pin the Tail on the Bunny and lots more! Tea and cake will be available throughout the afternoon and local support would be much appreciated.

Mothering Sunday: Tomorrow 26th March is Mothering Sunday and after the Parish Communion Service at 9am, there will be the Family Morning and Parade Service at 10am at St Laurence Church. The children will give posies of flowers to their mothers and tea and coffee will be served after the service. The churchyard is looking very pretty at the moment with lots of daffodils and spring flowers lining the pathway.

Lent: The Lent Course meetings are continuing on Wednesdays until Easter week and start at 11am (10.30am for coffee) in the Parish Room at St George’s Church, Crowhurst or if you prefer the evening, it will start at 7.30pm with tea/coffee available at 7.10pm at The Rectory, Catsfield and both will last about an hour. This is The Year of the Bible and the specially produced Diocesan Course entitled ‘Hear the Word of the Lord’ will be the basis of the course. You do not have to be at every group and although there is an opportunity for group discussion, nobody has to feel they must contribute. These groups are always very friendly and relaxed.

The Spring Show: The Catsfield Horticultural Society will be holding its annual Spring Flower Show in the Village Hall on Saturday 8th April from 2pm – 4pm and the schedules are available NOW. There’s an interesting variety of horticultural classes, decorative classes, handicrafts and cookery, all with a good range of choices to enter. It would be lovely if the children could enter into the spirit of the show by having a go at the wide range of children’s classes. They’d soon discover what fun it is to compete at creating something and waiting to see if you’ve won a prize! Entries must be submitted to Hermon Cottage between 6.30 – 7.30pm on Wednesday 5th April or given to one of the committee members listed on the schedule. The rules for staging entries on the day will also be found on the schedule.

Catsfield School News: Sally Clark our inspirational Headmistress of Catsfield School, is retiring after seven years at the end of the summer term. I am sure there will be a proper tribute to Sally nearer the time, but Village Voice wishes to congratulate her on her achievements and express our wishes for a well-deserved retirement. Sally has been one of a select band of National Leaders of Education working with other schools in the area to help them through difficult periods. She has been joined in this by Carol Feltwell, Chairman of the Governors for many years. Caroline Garland, who lives in the village, has been appointed the new Head and we look forward to her tenure of this vital village institution.

On Wednesday 29th March at 2.30 pm the school will attend the usual church service to mark the Easter break, which commences on 31st March.

Summer Time: British Summer Time starts this weekend when we put the clocks forward one hour.

Mobile Library: Whoops, I’m so sorry! I got the date wrong for the East Sussex Mobile Library last week because I was looking at February! The Library will be in its usual place next Friday, Friday 31st March outside the Village Hall from 11.55am until 12.30pm.

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