Aug 30

Poynings Fun Day – Please Read

Unfortunately, due to the weather forecast (RAIN), it has been decided to cancel the Village fun day.

Pass this on to anyone you think might be going.

Aug 29

Poynings Fun Day

Don’t forget – POYNINGS FUN DAY – Mon 31 August 2015


Aug 29

Poynings Parish Council Meeting

There is a Poynings Parish Council Meeting to be held in the Village Hall on Tuesday 1st September 2015 at 7pm.


  1. Minutes
  2. Matters Arising
  3. Garden Competition
  4. Operation Watershed
  5. Roundabout
  6. Safe Pathway
  7. Traffic calming
  8. Winter Maintenance
  9. Defibrillators
  10. Planning – Dyke Golf Club Nets – Decision
  11. Bonfire Night
  12. Any Other Business
  13. Dates of Next Meetings

Aug 29

Edburton Church

Dear All

Throughout the year we have continually been raising money for our lovely church via the regular Sales at the Book Nook, and more recently at the very wet Fulking Fair. We are now writing to tell you about our forthcoming events and activities

We are holding an OLD TIME MUSIC HALL Singalong in the church on Friday 2nd October at 7.30pm.

The singing will be led by The Pyecombe Village Choir and tickets, priced at £10, include supper of Bangers, Beans and Baked Potatoes and a welcome drink. Numbers will be limited.

On Sunday 18th October we will be holding our Annual Picnic following on from the Harvest Festival Service. Knapsacks of food are distributed which can be eaten in the church – or outside if the weather is fine. Now in its fourth year this is always a happy occasion and gives us time to enjoy the special atmosphere of St Andrew’s. Lunches are £6.50 and must be ordered in advance.

Friday 27th November is the date of our Annual Quiz which will again be held at Preston Nomads’ Cricket Pavilion. Often a sellout, so early booking is advised. Tickets are £7.50 per person and include our famous Ploughman’s Platter. Teams to consist of a maximum of four people.

Our Carol Service is provisionally planned for Sunday 20th December at 6.00pm and as usual we will be serving mulled wine and mince pies.


but not LEAST……..

We are producing a limited edition calendar for 2016 using some of Graham’s lovely drawings. It is A4 in size with a spiral top and central hanger. There is a month to view with plenty of room for writing down engagements. They should be available from the beginning of October when we hope all details, including selling outlets, will be on the benefice website – We estimate they will be about £5 each.

If you regularly buy calendars please will you consider ours first!

To buy tickets for any of the above, or for more details, please email, or phone 07812-465-559.

We hope you will support us in some of the above and look forward to seeing/hearing from you soon.

With all good wishes

Jane Warne

for Edburton PCC

Aug 25

Poynings Fun Day

POYNINGS FUN DAY – Mon 31 August 2015

Bank Holiday

10.30 Poynings Races & Fun Runs in the Blacksmith’s Field.

(See details below).

2.00 Presentation of Fun Run awards at the Village Hall.

2.30 ‘Tug of War’

3.00 Children’s traditional races (Egg & Spoon etc.) – Prizes!

    Other attractions include: Music, Beer Tent & Tombola.

    Bring your own picnic and friends and family.

4.00 Calling of Raffle.

*Helpers and raffle prizes needed – Sheila 857482

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POYNINGS RACES – Blacksmith’s field,from 10:30am

We’re having a laugh! It really is fun and suitable for all ages

        ‘Fun Events’

ENTER ON THE DAY. £1 per race. Race, jog or come and cheer.

1 lap = 0.7 mile        3 laps = 2 miles         

Junior Sprint – Under 12 years – 60m – Medals for all.

Cycle Race – 1 lap (BMX or Mountain Bike) Under 12 years or Adult.

Parent and Child – 1 lap.

Main Race – 3 laps of the field. Crystal Trophies for winners.

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Poynings village is to have a Public Access Defibrillator. Arrangements are in hand through Henfield Area Response Team, (HART). If you are interested in being trained in its use, sign up on the Fun Day or talk to Mike Airey 857985.

Aug 14

Concert at Newtimber Church

St. John the Evangelist church, Newtimber, will be having a CONCERT on Saturday October 17th. 7 pm

by Chris Hare and his group of singers.

The cost of tickets will be £10 for adults, £5 for children under 18, which will include a drink during the interval.

Tickets can be obtained from:

Shirley Murrell at 01273 857353,
Lucy Dalrymple 01273 832009, for credit card payments
Gill Keith 01273 835013,

Payments to “Newtimber church PCC” please.

Aug 06

Fulking Book Sale

Here is your monthly reminder about the Book Sale on Sunday, In Fulking Chapel from 11.00 to 4.00pm!

Aug 02

Downland Churches August 2015

The Downland Churches

Holy Trinity Poynings, St Andrew’s, Edburton

St John the Evangelist, Newtimber

The Transfiguration, Pyecombe

               August 2015

Sunday 2nd August                 Trinity 9

10 am Family Service               Poynings

followed at 11.15 by Holy Communion

11am Family Communion        Edburton

Sunday 9th August                  Trinity 10

10 am Holy Communion           Newtimber

6 pm Evening Service               Pyecombe


Sunday 16th August               Trinity 11

10 am Holy Communion          Poynings
11 am   Family Communion     Edburton

Sunday 23rd August               Trinity 12

10 am Holy Communion           Pyecombe

Sunday 30th August               Trinity 13

10 am   Holy Communion        Newtimber

Morning and Evening Prayer each week

At 9am on Wednesdays at Poynings

At 6pm: Mondays (Edburton),Wednesdays (Pyecombe)

At 5pm: Tuesdays at Newtimber

(for the over 60’s)

Monday 3rd August, 3.30 – 5pm at Manor Farm, Poynings (Carol and Maurice Revell’s home)

Thanksgiving for Birth of a Child

Sat, 1st August           Orin William Sorrell               Newtimber

Special events and dates this month

    • Verge Sale for Newtimber Church 2nd August Muddleswood
    • Hymn Choosing Mon 17th August, 2pm at The Rectory.
    • There will be a meeting to plan the autumn programme for ‘Messy Church’ on Tuesday 18th August from 12 to 2pm.

      September dates for your diary:

    • Wednesday 2nd September at 11am, Sue’s Open Garden at               Pangdean, with a light lunch – please let Ian Currie know if you can be there (01273 841670).
    • Study Groups will be starting in September, for 6 weeks from Weds 9th September. We will be using the Pilgrim Course which is based on our baptismal promises – this first series of 6 meetings is entitled ‘Turning to Christ’. Please note the dates in your diary – meetings will as before be held in both the afternoon and evening. Fliers available soon with more details. Lively discussion of some key issues is anticipated! At the Rectory.
    • A further course will run later in the Autumn for the Deanery led by Caroline to which all are welcome. This will cover different types of Christian Spirituality, and has been written by The University of Chichester with the Diocese. Look out for details, and how to book

Clergy contact details:

Tel 01273 857456
Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559
Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Jul 27

Make your way to a Mid Sussex Play Day

Local families can look forward to an afternoon of space-themed fun and activities as part of Play Day 2015, a series of free community events organised by Mid Sussex District Council.

There will be three Play Day events this year, one in each of the major towns in Mid Sussex, so local families can join in the fun no matter where they live. The days are designed to appeal to both boys and girls and are for children aged under 13.

Families are welcome to bring a picnic and stay for the whole day because there will be plenty going on to keep everyone entertained. Parents with children under 8 are encouraged to get into the spirit by making them a costume and entering the space-themed fancy dress competition for a chance to win some fabulous prizes.

Local children will have the chance to take part in an interactive drama organised by specialist immersive theatre company Goat and Monkey. The youngsters will be part of a thrilling adventure, taking on the role of space cadets as they embark on a mission to decipher a mysterious communication from space. Trained actors will help the children to unravel the tale and solve the puzzles required to reveal the secrets of the Martian code.

Curious young minds will be left captivated by wonderful science tricks and fun experiments performed by the experts from Fizz Pop Science. Not only will the children be fascinated by the awe inspiring show, they will learn more about the world around them and will even get the chance to create their own gooey space sludge.

Creative children will be able to make alien masks, build a solar powered vehicle, make ‘Jupiter juice’ from fruit and, if parents bring along some recycling from home, learn how to make a jet pack from junk. There will also be the chance to fly spaceships, race space hoppers and build a rocket.

The free Play Day events will be held at:

•    Victoria Park in Haywards Heath from 11am until 3pm on Weds 5 August

•    St John’s Park in Burgess Hill from 11am until 3pm on Thurs 6 August

•    King Georges Field in East Grinstead from 11am until 3pm on Weds 12 August

Children will get stamps for taking part in each activity and by completing their card they will be entered into a prize draw for the chance to win the first prize, an iPod shuffle. Three runners up will each receive a £25 Argos voucher.

“More than 1300 young people and their families enjoyed the free games, sports, and activities at our Play Days in 2014 and this year looks like being even better,” said Councillor Pru Moore, Cabinet Member for Leisure and Sustainability.

“It can be really difficult for parents to keep their little ones entertained over the school summer holidays, so why not come down to one of our Play Day events and join in the fun? The children love trying out all the activities and the space theme this year means they’ll also be able to learn some amazing new things. Best of all, it’s all totally free, so I hope lots of local families will join us on the day for what is set to be a great event.”

Play Day is a celebration of children’s right to play and a campaign to highlight the importance of play in children’s lives. The 2015 events have been organised by Mid Sussex District Council with support from Burgess Hill Town Council, East Grinstead Town Council, Haywards Heath Town Council, Mid Sussex Youth Action and the East Grinstead Youth Council.

Sponsorship has been provided by the Bell Group, Burgess Hill Town Team, the Lions, Fun Bags Party Shop and the East Grinstead Business Association.


For more information contact Susannah Conway, Mid Sussex District Council Young Persons Development Officer on 01444 477518 or email

Jul 26



One camera battery pack.

One watch with personal inscription.

Please email or call 01273 857840 if you think either of these might be yours.

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