Icklesham news
Icklesham news

GREETINGS: Hope you have had a good week with all the activities available. It’s a glorious morning this Monday. It seems to shorten the winter when we have such lovely days through the autumn.

CHURCH NEWS: The 9.30 am service will be Parish Eucharist led by Rev. Malcolm Pickering. This is the 20th Sunday after Trinity. We wish Fr. Robin a really good holiday in Canada. During the week there are lots of anniversaries ;Monday 10th is Thomas Traherne, whose windows in Hereford Cathedral reflect the poet’s love of God and the glory of the natural world; Wednesday 12th it is Elizabeth Fry, prison reformer 1845, and Edith Cavell, nurse 1915; Thursday 13th we remember Edward the Confessor, King of England in 1066. He was the founder of Westminster Abbey, and the patron Saint of England until he was displaced by St. George in 14th century. AND Friday 14th is 950th anniversary of the Battle of Hastings. Lots of things are happening in Hastings over the weekend.

HARVEST SUPPER: Very many thanks to everyone who served up such a delicious meal for the Harvest Supper. It was a wonderful effort, and much appreciated.

WINCHELSEA ARTS CONCERT: The next concert in the series is 7th October, TONIGHT. The BLOCK 4 recorder Quartet will play music from the Renaissance and Baroque periods and a dynamic approach to contemporary consort music. If you have horrid memories of children playing recorders, please do not relate that to the instruments played very skilfully. The recorder was once known as the English flute and it will be delightful. Concert begins at 7.30 pm and tickets are £13 available at the door.

WEATHER: As already mentioned, we are basking in warm sunshine this Monday. Long may it last!! My Michaelmas daisies have made it into beautiful pink flowers in time for their festival. And the hedgerows are glowing with berries. The jet stream is keeping the Atlantic lows away from us at present, thank goodness.

FETE AND FLOWER SHOW 2017: A date for your new diaries! Icklesham Trust Committee in association with Icklesham Horticultural Society are pleased to announce that the date has been agreed for next year’s Fete and Flower Show. This will be Saturday 5th August 2017.

MACMILLAN COFFEE MORNING AND CRAFT SHOW: This will take place in the Memorial Hall on Saturday 8th October - TOMORROW - 10 am until 2.30 pm.There will be lots of locally made items for sale. Refreshments will be available including an assortment of delicious home made cakes. All proceeds will be going to this very worthwhile cause. Come and join us for coffee and a chat. You will be warmly welcomed and will be helping Macmillan into the bargain. There is plenty of free parking.

QUEEN’S HEAD: The live music this Sunday will be played by Titus, playing Folk music.

CONTACT: Thank you for all information -- please keep it coming. Use the email or pop round, I am often in !!

AND FINALLY: Hope you have a good week. Maybe now that Rye Festival has finished, you will have gardening time and catch-up on all the jobs which have been neglected.

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