ST MARY’S: This is the fifth Sunday after Trinity. 8am Holy Communion (BCP), The Spirit of Unity. 10.30am All Age Special with crèche, Jesus the King over Sin. Evening Prayer at 6.30pm, The Returning Glory, the power of a holy God.

OPEN CHURCH: Historic Hailsham Parish Church will once again be opening its doors to visitors during some weekday lunchtimes over the summer months. It has been great to welcome locals, those who are passing through or who are in the area on holiday from the UK and overseas and they enjoy coming and having a look round, chatting to the welcome team or listening to occasional live background music. Bite Inn Cafe in the church lounge will be open on Fridays from 9.30am to noon.

HORTICULTURAL SHOW: Hailsham Horticultural Society has its Early Summer Show on Saturday July 11 from 2pm to 5pm in Summerheath Hall. Entrance is 50pm. There will be flowers, fruit and vegetables and much more. There are competitions in all classes which are open to non-members aside from flower, plant, fruit and veg categories there are sections for cooking, craft, children, photography, art. If you would like to take part or would like more information, you can pick up a schedule from Sheila on 01323 842977.

CORINTHIAN CHURCH: This Sunday at Primrose Hall, London Road, there is a service at 11am followed by refreshments. The Medium on this occasion is Rev Denise Maserrerpa. Healing is always available.

SWIMMING CLUB: Hailsham Swimming Club is holding and open afternoon tomorrow, Saturday, from 2pm to 4pm at St Bedes School Sports Centre. If you love swimming and want to improve and compete in a fun environment, go along and see what the club has to offer. See how the training sessions are run, meet the friendly coaching staff and other club members, and take part in a free swim trial. If you are interested and would like to find out more contact Jeanette Simpson, Membership Secretary, on 01323 440140 or email membership@hailshamswimmingclub.org or visit www.hailshamswimmingclub.org. Get a buzz from swimming with Hailsham Hornets. In association with Bede’s.

LIBRARY CLOSED: All libraries, including Hailsham library will be closed all day on Tuesday for staff training.

ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Hailsham Community College GCSE, AS and A2 students are showing their work at Gallery North from Thursday to Saturday between 10am and 4pm.

HAVE YOUR SAY: The first meeting of the Hailsham Residents Forum, a discussion group being launched by Hailsham Forward is being held at the Civic Community Hall at 7pm on July 7. This meeting is for people living or working in Hailsham to ask questions and voice their views on topical local issues raised by, or which affect, members of the community. It will be attended by Hailsham Forward Town Team, Town Councillors and Wealden District Council planning officers. There will be a look at housing developments in Hailsham, followed by a Q&A session. All welcome.
If you wish to attend the first meeting please write to Mickey Caira (Town Council Offices, Market Street, Hailsham, BN27 2AE) or email (mickey.caira@hailshamtc.gov.uk). If you will be attending and have a question for the forum, please include your question in all correspondence, so the relevant information can be gathered and made available at the meeting. Suggestions for topics of discussion at future forum meetings will be welcomed.

BONFIRE SOCIETY: There is a meeting on Monday at Hailsham Memorial Institute, Western Road at 8pm. If you would like to take part in the procession, celebrations, helping raise funds for local good causes and lots more then go along and find out more.

RAMBLERS: Hailsham Ramblers will be running a long and a short walk on Wednesday. The longer is being led by Daphne 845055 which is the Lower Dicker circular. This is generally flat but it could be muddy in places and there are some stiles. The shorter walk is being led by Nobby (440624) from East Dean to Birling Gap with a bus return. If you would like to go on either walk, give the walk leader a ring for the details. Members and non-members welcome.

POLICE SURGERIES: On Thursday from 10am to 10.30am in Dippydoodahs on the High Street there is an opportunity to talk to your local PCSOs about any concerns you have about where you live. If you have none, then you can just go along and say hello. PCSOs will also be at the Friday Market and Boot Fair from 9am to 9.30am on the Cattle Market site, Market Street. This will be followed by visit to the Bite Inn at St Mary’s church lounge between 10am and 10.30am.

HISTORICAL SOCIETY: Hailsham Historical and Natural History Society is now on a summer break and will meet again on Wednesday September 9 at the Methodist church hall 7pm for 7.30pm start. The theme of this first meeting of the season will be A Sussex Teenager during WW2 presented by Phil Wooler. Members are looking forward to an evening visit to the windmill at Windmill Hill this Wednesday meeting there at 7pm. The museum at Blackman’s Yard, Market Street (behind the kebab shop), continues to open throughout the summer months on a Friday and Saturday morning between 10am and 12.30pm. It really is a very interesting little museum which exhibits various items of the past from the town along with many old photos, and if you have never been then you must visit. This season it has themed displays about WW2 and celebrates 100 years of Southdown Buses. Admission is free. Enquiries about the society or museum to David on (01323) 440359.

CATS PROTECTION: The summer fair is tomorrow, Saturday, from noon to 3pm at the Centre at 63 Marshfoot Lane. Visit the cats and enjoy all the usual stalls including cakes, refreshments and a barbecue. Entrance is 50p or a tin of cat food.

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