Oct 01



Do join us for a delightful talk with musical illustrations by retired Glyndebourne

Principal Coach







Saturday 1st. NOVEMBER 2014 7pm





TICKETS £15 in aid of Newtimber church

will include a glass of wine and

refreshments in the interval, from

Shirley Murrell 01273 857353 shirleymurrell@btinternet.com

and Lucy Dalrymple 01273 832009 lucy@arboreaters.co.uk

Cheques to “Newtimber PCC” please.

Sep 28

Come Dine with Me

It’s here! Poynings style ‘Come Dine with Me’.

 I’m organising a fund raiser for the annual Ye Olde Villagers Christmas Dinner and thought it would be a bit of fun to do a ‘Come Dine With Me’ style event like the channel 4 series.

Here’s how it goes……


4 couples/pairs (possibly 3 couples/pairs?? what do you think?) each to host an evening of a 3 course dinner and each couple/pair at that evening giving a score for their host, so 4 dinner parties in all.

Groups will be drawn randomly. Each group can decide on the dates of which they will host the dinner parties in October.

The cost is £20 entry per couple, prize money of £200 (£100 kindly donated by the Royal Oak, Poynings) will go to the lucky winning couple!

Scoring will be marks out of 10 and the couple/pair with most points wins £200. If there is a tie on the scoring then the winning couple/pair will be drawn. This is not just open to Poynings, so if you have any friends in local villages, let them know too. Prize giving will be at the grand finale evening at The Royal Oak on Thursday 30th October.

If you are a kitchen whizz, dinner party queen or just want to have a good fun evening then let me know and I’ll send you the finer details!

Contact Tara Stenning

e: tarastenning@outlook.com

Tel: 01273 857064

Sep 28

Fulking Book Nook







BOOKS – Games – Toys – CDs – DVDs – Cassettes

Wednesdays – 10.00-11.30amall year round

Saturdays – 11.30-2.30pm – until end Sept 2014


MONTHLY SALES 11.00am-4.00pm

October 12th, November 9th, December 14th 2014

January 11th, February 8th, March 8th 2015


Supporting St Andrew’s Church, Edburton

Sep 28

PIMMS and HYMNS – Today


Songs of Praise

September 28th 2014




Please join us in singing favourite hymns

– accompanied by a glass of Pimms!

6.00pm for 6.30pm

Sep 10

Poynings Pantomime

Hi again.

Just in case you have forgotten, there is a meeting in the Royal Oak this Friday (12th) for anyone interested in being involved in the Poynings Pantomime. 8pm Upstairs.

Can you let me know if you would like to be involved in any capacity but can’t make it.  J

Hope to see you there!


There will be a casting in the Oak on the 25th September and initial rehearsals will take place every Thursday in the Oak and more and more often the nearer it gets!

The Pantomime is Aladdin and will take place on the 9th 10th and 11th of January 2015.



Sep 08

Are you paying too much for your oil?

You may wish to consider using the Oil Club.

The Oil-Club is the leading heating oil club in the UK with over 3,000 clubs and over 2.5 million litres ordered each month. By grouping our club orders into much larger group orders, they save their members £100’s on the cost of heating oil each year. And it’s easy, simply add you order and they do the rest!


“Reduce the cost of your heating oil

The cost of keep your home warm has risen dramatically over the last few years. How can The Oil-Club help? We not only group your order with others in your local club but we also group other clubs orders around you! Therefore a club with 6,000 to 10,000 litres will be joined with other local clubs in a delivery area to make one large bulk order. The results are orders of hundreds of thousands of litres at a time. We request pricing from companies who deliver in your area, ensuring you receive the best deal. As our membership grows so does the negotiating power of the club. In many areas we now order twice a month and in some areas three times a month during the busier months, ensuring you never need to miss out on a group order.

The club can help your own cash flow by allowing you to order smaller amounts 4 times a year but still benefit from the bulk pricing.

… and, due to order levels, we now order twice a month for around 85% of the UK, so you never need to miss an order! Regeister to see your next order dates.”

There is a club for Poynings so head over to http://www.oil-club.co.uk/ and find out more (It’s free)

If you are running very low and may run out The Oil Club may be too slow, so it may be worth using your usual supplier or you can try:







Stay warm!


Sep 08

Defibrillator & C.P.R

Tricia Robinson is organising, with the HART team, a training session, on the use of the defibrillator & C.P.R. (re starting the heart).


The session will be in Fulking village Hall, Wed 24th Sept at 4pm.


Sep 08

Fulking Toddler Group

Did you know that Fulking has a Toddler Group, on Wed mornings.

It’s 10 till 11.30am, in the Village Hall, you can drop in when you like.


Sep 04

Poynings Pantomime

Hi Folks.

It’s that time of year when Poynings starts to prepare for the world famous Pantomime again!

So, if you want to get involved, in any capacity, now is the time to say so, there will be a meeting in the Royal Oak next Friday the 12th September at 8pm for anyone interested.

As you know, the pantomime is to raise money for our lovely Church which would struggle without the support of the village.

It isn’t just people to “act” that are needed. If you have any skills that you think might be useful it would be great to have you on board. Things like, making costumes, choreography, make up etc. Just come along even if you are not sure.

There will then be a casting in the Oak on the 25th September and initial rehearsals will take place every Thursday in the Oak and more and more often the nearer it gets!

The Pantomime is Aladdin and will take place on the 9th 10th and 11th of January 2015.

Hope to see you there, don’t be shy, you know you want to J.

Sep 02

Church News

The Downland Churches.

September 2014.


Sunday 7th September         Trinity 12

    10 am    Family Service        Poynings

    followed at 11.15 by Holy Communion

11am Family Communion     Edburton


Sunday 14th September         Trinity 13

    10 am Holy Communion        Newtimber

Newtimber Parish Picnic will follow the service

     6 pm Dedication Service    Pyecombe

A special service to dedicate the new extension


Sunday 21st September         St Matthew

10 am    Holy Communion        Poynings
am Family Communion    Edburton


Sunday 28th September         Trinity 15

    10 am    Holy Communion        Pyecombe


Morning and Evening Prayer each week

At 9am on Wednesdays at Poynings

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

At 5pm: Tuesdays at Newtimber

Evergreens (for the over 60’s)

Monday 1st September, 3.30 – 5pm
at Dyke Farmhouse, Poynings (John and Nigs Digby’s home)


Tues, 2nd Sept Chris Sitford and Keeley Tucker Poynings

Sat, 13th Sept     Liam Black and Tina Young    Newtimber

Memorial Services

Weds 3rd Sept, 1.30pm Alison Buck        Newtimber

Sun, 7th Sept, 11.30am Daniela Coles     St Peter’s, Firle

Tues, 9th Sept, 2.30pm Christopher Hill     Clayton Wood

Special events and dates this month

  • Pyecombe PCC meet on Weds 3rd Sept at 7pm at in the Church at Pyecombe.
  • Saturday 6th September, 10.30- 12.30 there will be a coffee morning at Nestledown Cottage, Pyecombe Street, for church and social group funds.
  • On Friday 12th September at 7.30pm there will be a show in Pyecombe Church, in aid of the Building Fund. Entitled ‘Lilibet’ it is by Timespan who will give us an illustrated and fond look at the life of Queen Elizabeth II Tickets from Wendy on 01273 846150.
  • Do come to the Celebration of our work at Pyecombe on 14th September, when our service of dedication will be led by Bishop Michael Turnbull.
  • STUDY Groups and courses will be starting as follows: -Tuesday evenings for 7 weeks starting 16 Sept at St Francis Church, Hassocks, a Diocesan Course on Responding to other faiths, led by Caroline and Alan; – Wednesdays for 5 weeks at The Rectory, either afternoon (2.30pm-4pm) or evening (8-9.30pm) starting 17th Sept, a local course – topic to be announced. Flier to come.
  • Sunday 28th Sept, evening, Pimms and Hymns, Edburton


Clergy contact details:

Revd Dr Caroline Currer, Priest-in-Charge

Tel 01273 857456 c.currer@btinternet.com

Revd Graham Jeffery (mainly Edburton) 01273 494559

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