DOWN YOUR WAY: Roselands & Seaside

AN ALL SOULS Mass will be held at Christ Church, Seaside, on Wednesday November 7 at 11.30am in the Memorial Chapel, at which departed friends and loved ones will be prayed for. There is a list at the back of the church if you would like to add the name of anyone you wish to be remembered, or email details to

There will also be a Sung Requiem Mass at 7.30pm when the congregation will be joined by members of the Guild of Servants of the Sanctuary. All are welcome to attend.
THE FEDERATION of Royal Mail and BT Pensioners next meets on Thursday November 8 at 10am at Victoria Baptist in Eldon Road, when Paul James will be speaking about Great Society Hostesses.

GUY FAWKES will be the subject of a Ladies’ Lunch Club lunch, when Tony and Lizzie of Timespan Historical Presentations will be speaking about the man behind the Gunpowder Plot. The lunch will be at the Langham Hotel on Thursday November 8 and is open to everyone. To book, call 731451.

A WHIST Drive for everyone who enjoys a friendly game of cards will be held in St Augustine’s Hall of Christ Church on Thursday November 8, starting at 2pm. The cost is £2.50 per person. For more information ring Gladys on 720885.

THE FRIENDSHIP Club for senior citizens meets on Thursday November 8 in the lounge of Duke Bernard Court, Latimer Road, from 2.15pm to 3.45pm. Members meet on a social basis to chat over a cup of tea, or take part in quizzes and games. The weekly subscription is 50p to cover the cost of refreshments. More details can be obtained by calling Hazel or Dick on 722450.

THE RNLI, local branch, meets on Friday November 9, when Simon Hurt will be telling the History of Hampden Park. Meetings are held in the West Dean Suite of the Langham Hotel at 10am for 10.30am, and admission is £1 which includes a raffle ticket. Tea and coffee will be available. Non members are welcome and further details can be obtained by calling Derek Legg on 735970.

CLOSE harmon singing group Bourne Chorus will be entertaining at a concert on Saturday November 10 at Christ Church from 11am-12noon. Admission is free, with a retiring collection towards essential building works and a new heating system at Christ Church. Coffee, tea and cakes will be available after the concert. Visit for further information.

EASTBOURNE’S inspirational soldier hero Joe Townsend, the Royal Marine commando who lost both legs whilst serving in Afghanistan, will be speaking at a lunch on Saturday November10 about his extraordinary experiences. Earlier this year Joe was flown 115 metres into the Olympic stadium with the flame at the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games and he will be bringing his Paralympic torch with him to the lunch. The lunch is at 12 noon for 12.30pm at the Langham Hotel. A raffle will be held for Team True Spirit, a charity that helps support recovering injured servicemen. To book, call 731451 as soon as possible, as demand for places is high.

A SERVICE of Remembrance will be held at Christ Church, Seaside, on Sunday November 11 starting at 10.45am. The service will begin with a thanksgiving for those who have given their lives for this country and there will be two minutes silence at 11am.

CRIME writer Peter James will be the guest speaker at a Literary Lunch at the Langham Hotel on Thursday November 15 at 12 noon for 12.30pm, who will be speaking about his latest novels and signing copies afterwards.

EASTBOURNE’S first ever seed swapping event, Seedy Sunday, will take place at the Leaf Hall in Seaside on Sunday November 18 between 10am-4pm. There will be seeds to swap, buy or sell; various stalls, arts and crafts, workshops and talks by experts. Home cooked, organic food will be available throughout the day. There will also be a children’s drop-in collage workshop.

ARTHRITIS Care next meets on Tuesday November 20 at the Blind Society Centre in Longstone Road at 10.30am. For more information, call Ruth on 483420.

EVENSONG is held at Christ Church every Sunday evening at 6pm, one of the few churches in Eastbourne where this tranquil service now takes place. All are welcome, regardless of denomination, even if you worship in another church in the morn