Sedlescombe news
Sedlescombe news

LENT LUNCHES: Lent Lunches continue today, March 24, at Margaret’s home at 2 Forge Cottages, The Green at 12noon until 1.30pm. They are going well last week raised £107. You are invited to enjoy homemade soup and crusty bread for just £3 each. This weeks menu includes leek and potato, mushroom, butternut squash , chicken and vegetable so there is lots of choice. All funds are to be shared between two charities, the Seaview project for the homeless, based in St Leonards and Farm Africa. All are welcome to attend today in the company of friends old and new. These lunches will run for the next two Fridays of Lent.

MOTHERING SUNDAY AT ST JOHNS PARISH CHURCH: This Sunday is Mothering Sunday is March 26, the service is at the usual start time of 10.30am when everyone is welcome to attend, but most importantly, the children with their mums. It is a time to say Thank You for all that mothers do for you during the year. There will be posies of flowers to take home, with coffee and chat after the service.

MINI MARKET AND COFFEE MORNING: The next coffee morning and mini market will be on Thursday April 6 from 10am to 11.30am in Sedlescombe village hall. All the usual goodies, books, puzzles, bric a brac, bird food , home baking and preserves plus a chance to be weighed and check those winter pounds you may have put on , in confidence of course. Rounded off with coffee tea and scones, just £1,all helping to raise funds for our parish church. Everyone is welcome.

EASTER LILIES: It is time to order Easter Liies at £2 each in memory of loved ones. These lilies will be used to decorate the church at Easter. All names will be included on the roll of honour which will be on display in church over Eastertide. Envelopes to order will be available in church next Sunday or you can call Sylvia on 870688 or Margaret on 870808 to order or find out more details.

GRAND QUIZ AND SUPPER: Sedlescombe and district flower club are organising a quiz and supper evening for Wednesday April 12 at the village hall. You are invited to take part in this fundraising event, teams of six are the order of the evening but don’t worry if you are not in a team and would like to take part, new friends will be waiting for you to make a dream team ! The questions will not all be on flowers but rounds on a broad range of subjects. Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start. Tickets are £7.50 which includes a delicious supper, please bring your own wine or beer. Tickets can be reserved now by calling 01424 773708 or 01424870177 email

BIG EASTER ART EXHIBITION: Over the Easter weekend Friday April 14 until Monday April 17, Sedlescombe village hall will play host to the big Easter Art Exhibition. This is an exclusive fine art show in aid of St Michaels hospice, that is usually in Pett every year but now we will have the opportunity to visit right on our own doorstep. There will be original works from over 40 artists , demonstrations, portrait paintings and an excellent raffle throughout the weekend. Free entry and car parking. Refreshments available. For more information please contact Sarah on 01424 456381

ST MICHAELS HOSPICE CELEBRATORY TEAS: To celebrate the 30th anniversary of St Michael’s Hospice, they are inviting all supporters to FREE celebratory teas, which are taking place in six locations throughout Hastings and Rother. On Saturday May 13, a Celebratory Tea is taking place at Sedlescombe Village Hall, with a choice of two sittings at 2pm and 4.30pm. The events are completely free, with thanks to the Big Lottery Fund. There will be afternoon tea and live music for all to enjoy. Spaces are limited, so early booking is essential to avoid disappointment. Bookings can be made at

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