Down Your Way: Hellingly & Horsebridge


This week services are Hellingly: Regular Services are on a Thursday 9.30am Holy Communion (BCP), Sunday 8am Holy Communion and also at 10.45am and Sunday 6.30pm Evensong.

Upper Dicker: 9.15 Holy Communion (CW).


A Fresh Set of Keys is a programme of piano music performed by William Hancox which, along with song by soprano, Noa Lachman, celebrates the arrival of the new grand piano at Hellingly Parish Church. Tickets in advance are £8 (£5 for concessions) or at the door £9 and £6 respectively from John on (01323) 831621 or Gillian on (01323) 844298.


Please start collecting for, and filling your shoe boxes. The collection of shoe boxes for the Mustard Seed Relief Missions starts from mid-October. Items to put in the boxes and leaflets with all the information you need, are available now in Hellingly church each Sunday.


There is a fun-packed week ahead at the Bunny Run School’s Out Club from October 27 to November 2 between 7.30am to 6pm. There is pick a pumpkin and pumpkin carving on Monday, pumpkin scones and spectacular spooky hats on Tuesday, a Halloween hunt on Wednesday, Bobbing and apple dipping fun on Thursday and the week ends with wacky magical bracelets and spooky spoons on Friday. Part or full day from £21.50. Payment on booking. Call Angela or Ann on (01323) 848490 or 849944 or email School’s Out is on The Drive, Hellingly, BN27 4EP.


Richard Walton, FRPS gave a lecture entitled As I See It –Updated, which was a retrospective view of where he was 25 years ago. He was first given a camera at the age of eight and even today still has a preference for film as against digital and also prefers monochrome. This was obvious when he showed some stunning black and white, very contrasted images. He enjoys making simple compositions and says he likes to upset judges by having someone just walking out of the picture!

Richard has exhibited at the London Salon and has obtained not one but two salon medals. Although he is a digital worker now, he prefers to get it right in camera and says he is old fashioned by not enjoying manipulation of the picture too much. Having shown us some wonderful photographs, it is hard to believe when Richard says that photography does not come naturally although it was very evident that design and humour do.


Nearly ninety people turned up, despite a wet and miserable Friday night, and just over £400 was raised for the local MS Society Physiotherapy Programme. Organiser, Trevor, would like to thank everybody as well as his extended family for helping on the door, with the food and the tables and chairs. Also thanks to Mick from local duo Crystal Clear who provided the sound system and of course, not forgetting the local businesses who donated raffle prizes, especially Hailsham Cellars who supplied the first prize of 6 bottles of wine, magnificently wrapped as usual.


Demelza Hospice Care for Children charity night is on Saturday October 20 at Union Corner Hall, Hawks Road at 7.30pm. Entry is by ticket only at £10 per person. Bring your own drinks and glasses. There will be a table quiz and raffle. For tickets and menu choices ring (01323) 844020 or email


The Wildlife Rescue and Ambulance Service are holding another of their very popular quiz nights with a difference on October 20 from 7pm to 11pm at Berwick village hall, Station Road, Berwick (near Arlington Reservoir). For your £10 per person advance booking, you will enjoy hot food, a bar and entry to the quiz. Entry on the door is £12.50. Book with Kate on 01825 873003 or email her at