Oct 04



Please join us for




Harvest Festival Service

October 15th 2017 11.00am


Following the service there will be a


Family ‘Harvest Field’ Picnic


Ploughman’s Lunch tied in a napkin/ knapsack

(material bundle like Dick Whittington)


Cost – £6.50

(which must be ordered in advance and includes a glass of wine)


eaten in the church or, if the weather is fine, outside in the churchyard


Harvest Hamper Raffle

(and other prizes)


phone 07812 465 559

or email StAndrewsEdburton@yahoo.co.uk and leave contact details

Sep 29

Holy Trinity Church – Harvest food collection


If you would like to donate food items for Sunday’s Harvest Festival, please leave non-perishable food items on your doorstep for collection this Saturday morning from 9am.

We are collecting food for the Brighton and Hove City Mission, supporting individuals and families who are poor and vulnerable.

Thank you!

Sep 29

Poynings Children’s Play Area Additional equipment

Come and air your views

Wednesday 11 October

Village Hall at 8pmIf you can’t make it, post your ideas through Betty Powell’s door at 21 Mill Close by Mon 9 October.

Sheila. 01273 857482






Please note the arrival of the new all weather
TABLE TENNIS TABLE at the Recreation Ground.
(Bats and ball will be available from box at end of Betty’s garden).

It is hoped to have MEMORIAL BENCH installed near the table tennis table in memory of Bob Powell.

Bob was instrumental in the building of the sports pavilion and securing the field and allotments for the village.
Should you wish to donate towards a bench,

There is a collection box on the bar of the Royal Oak Pub.

(C) Mike A.

Sep 22

Harvest Festival!

Please join us for

Holy Trinity, Poynings




Sunday 1st October at 10am

Supporting the Brighton and Hove City Mission, who work closely with families and single people going through times of great hardship and who struggle to provide the basics for their children.

Please donate non-perishable food; items in tins, jars and dried goods, such as pasta and rice are all suitable for storing in food banks until required.

The Church is open for goods to be dropped at any time.


A door to door collection will also be made Saturday 30th morning.

Sep 22

Old Time Music Hall

Don’t forget the Old Time Music Hall next Friday, 29th September in St Andrew’s Church at 7.30. Tickets price £10 include supper and there is a bar selling wine and soft drinks. The entertainment is by Pyecombe Village Choir.


For more details ring 07812 465 559 or email standrewsedburton@yahoo.co.uk

Sep 22

Four Quartets

Sep 20

Horsham and Mid Sussex Voluntary Action

Join the volunteers – it’s now even easier

Volunteering in Mid Sussex and Horsham districts is even easier thanks to a new online feature designed to match local people with suitable roles.

Horsham and Mid Sussex Voluntary Action (HAMSVA) website now includes a link to a large searchable database of volunteering opportunities registered by local not-for-profit groups. www.hamsva.org.uk/opportunities

Volunteers will be able to register and search for opportunities based on their locality, interests and skills. And organisations will be able to add their opportunities and register with us online – all for free.

“HAMSVA has a vital role to play in supporting charities and community groups. We are very excited about the new online feature as it will make finding the ideal volunteering opportunity much easier and open up volunteering to a wider audience,” says HAMSVA Manager Sue Edgson.

If you are thinking of volunteering and want to know what’s out there, just log on to www.hamsva.org.uk/opportunities
and explore the many ways in which you can get involved in your community. There are volunteering roles for everyone.

If you and your friends or work colleagues are searching for a team-building exercise then look no further. There are many Team Projects registered by local charities that would love to use your skills to help with gardening, decorating, running a fundraising event or delivering a training course.

If you are a not-for-profit organisation looking to recruit new volunteer helpers then HAMSVA’s website is the best place to promote your roles, and it won’t cost you anything.

For further information head over to www.hamsva.org.uk, email enquiries@hamsvaorg.uk or ring us on 01444258102.

Sep 18

Caroline and Alan

We would like to thank all the friends from these villages and beyond for the fantastic farewell concert and party held at Poynings on 3rd September.

It was an incredible send off which involved so much work on the part of lots of people, and reduced us to tears (of sadness and laughter alternately) and will see us through these next tedious weeks of packing. Thank you too for all the cards and gifts. The past 8 years that we have shared with you here have been a very special time for us, so we want to thank you not just for the farewell but for all that has gone before. The warmth we have met in these villages has been incredible, and leaving is very hard. We will miss you all.

Our thanks go as well to Poynings Parish Council for nominating us for a Community Service Award, which we will receive on 17th September (whilst others in Poynings are squeezing apples!) It is an amazing honour, and very humbling for us to have been nominated.

It will take us til the end of the month to leave the Rectory, so don’t be surprised to see one or other of us frantically loading the dustbins or driving to the tip prior to going!

In order to get the job done, we are keeping a very low profile, but that doesn’t mean we don’t love you all!

Thank you again for everything.


Caroline and Alan Currer

Sep 10

Poynings Apple Day


Sunday 17 September

Village Hall

Apple Pressing 

Pressing starts at 11.30am.

Have your apples pressed at 50p per litre.

Bring containers or buy 1 litre bottles – 25p

Please wash your apples beforehand or wash them on site.

Best Apple Crumble Competition

Entries 11.00am – 1.00pm Village Hall (£1.00 per entry)

Judging 1.00pm – 2.00 pm

(followed by trophy presentation)

Open to Poynings, Fulking and Newtimber residents.

Refreshments, Stalls, Apple Bobbing

Raffle prizes very welcome

Note the correct date – Not October!
Enquiries to Sheila on 01273 857 482

Sep 10

Local Locksmith

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