Church News: On Saturday 13th, Whatlington church will be open between 9am and 5pm in connection with the national Ride & Stride day, here in Sussex held in conjunction with the Sussex Historic Churches Trust, raising funds to care for our historic churches throughout Sussex. Cyclists and walkers will be visiting the church, but we will also be pleased to welcome visitors generally.

Sunday 14th sees the monthly All Age Service at Whatlington at 10.30am, taken by Reader Jacqueline Kemp. Car parking will be available at the village hall car park. The service will be followed by tea/coffee and biscuits and as ever we extend a warm welcome to everyone.

Christmas Event at the Hall: Plans are in progress for a possible Christmas or Late Autumn fund raising event at the Village Hall, to include various festive stalls and good things to eat and drink and perhaps some seasonal display or demonstration. The date for this will be announced shortly. In the meantime, since ideas for this are still being finalised, do let us know if you have any suggestions or indeed requests of your own for such an event. Please call Annette, our Chair, on 01424 871629 or Patricia on 01424 870549. Or:

Village Hall Website: Don’t forget that we now have a spangly new website for the Hall! - www.whatlingtonvh.org. You could also leave any comments or suggestions there! Needless to say, you can also find out all you need to know about the Hall on this site and make bookings as well.

Patricia Begg

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