ST MARY’S:This is the eighth Sunday after Trinity. 8am Holy Communion (BCP), The Spirit of Holiness. 10.30am Morning Service with crèche and children’s groups, The Spirit of Holiness. Evening Prayer is at Emmanuel Church, Hawkswood at 2.45. Holy Communion is at 6.30pm – Meeting Jesus, the desperate widow.

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

CLAIRVOYANT EVENING: This evening, at Primrose Hall, 15a London Road. Doors open 7 for 7.30pm. Entry £5 includes refreshments. Raffle.

BARN DANCE FOR CATS: Local Cats Protection League fundraiser Louise Munday is holding a Barn Dance tomorrow, Saturday, to go towards her Zambezi River Challenge, in aid of Cats Protection. The event is in the Civic Community Hall, Vicarage Road, next to the Leisure Centre from 7.30pm to 10.30pm with live band. Refreshments included. Sorry no alcohol allowed in the hall. Tickets available from Chapter 12 or The Link Coffee Shop or call (01323) 841127 for more details. Children £5, Adults £8 or £10 on the door.

VINTAGE STREET MARKET: Organised by Hailsham Town Council and Hailsham Forward, tomorrow from 9.30am to 7pm there will be lots of exciting events taking place on Vicarage Field – a wide range of stalls from local traders, a hog roast, two vintage vehicles will be on display – a 1927 Bentley Sports and a 1951 open top Jaguar. The Mad Hatter’s tea stand will be serving tea, scones and cakes whilst the Memphis Flyers entertain you from 12.30 to 2.30pm, The Swingtime Sweethearts from 3.15 to 4.30pm and the Peter Willson Jazz Quartet rounds off the evening from 5 to 7pm. The fabulous Hailsham Festivals FM radio will also be providing music and commentary throughout the day.

UNITED NATIONS LUNCH: On Sunday from 11.30am to 3pm at St Wilfrid’s Church, South Road, Hailsham. Go along and taste a variety of dishes from many countries. All are welcome. Adults and children 14+ £5, children 8-13 £3, children under 8 free. Tickets available at the gate.

OPEN CHURCH: Open Church at St Mary’s tomorrow will run from 12 - 3pm. A warm welcome to visitors, free refreshments. Colouring activity for children. Visit the local Parish church and take time to reflect and look round this beautiful, historic building. Learn more about its history as well as some interesting lesser known facts, such as the 1875 shipwreck victim, see the only stained glass window to survive World War 2 bombing, and hear about the gravestone under the piano! Occasional live background music.

PCSO STREET MEETINGS: Today 9am to 10am market and boot fair at the Cattle market then to St Mary’s coffee morning until 11. Tomorrow they look forward to meeting Holly Close BN27 3TR residents between 2.30 and 3pm and Birch Way BN27 3TS residents between 3 and 3.30pm. Come along and meet the local PCSO to discuss any ongoing issues and raise any concerns you may have about where you live or just come out and say hello.

MISTY ACRES: Last month’s fundraising event for St Wilfrid’s Hospice raised £527.46. Linda would like to thank everyone for their support. Put the date in your diary for next year which will be on Saturday 18 June 2016.

HAILSHAM FM RADIO: The Race Night held last week at the Memorial Institute was a great success and a fun and lively evening was enjoyed by all. Over £300 pounds was raised towards this year’s radio license for broadcast during the Hailsham Festival week in September and hopefully a more permanent local radio presence in Hailsham. The HFFM team would like to thank Cajun Dawns, Hailsham Cellars, Stevens & Carter, Summerfields Nursery, Haulaway Skips, The Dental Barn, Rare Repro, What’s on in Hailsham events guide, Hailsham Hockey Club for their generosity in sponsoring each of the races. Last year listeners enjoyed a wide range of music for all tastes, lively chatter and interviews 24/7 as well as a session led by HCC student Verity Webb for the young people of the town. The team is looking forward to some even more local interest programmes and input from residents, clubs and aspiring DJs and technicians. If you are interested in joining the team in any way, front of house or behind the scenes, get in touch via Facebook or contact Phil Masters on 07791 796906 or at phil@hailshamfm.uk for more information.

KNITTING GROUP: The next Knit’Inn Night at The King’s Head in South Road, is on Tuesday at 7.30pm. If you enjoy knitting or crochet, come along to a Knit’Inn Night on the second or last Tuesday of the month and share your enthusiasm. More information from Su (07552229473).

U3A: On Tuesday the U3A will be enjoying a Back to School event at the Civic Hall which will include multi-media entertainment for members by members including live performances. Tea at 2pm. Lessons start 2.30pm. Sounds like fun! Groups this month have enjoyed dog walking through Friston Forest, strolling around Berwick, discussion about immigration and emigration, garden theme poetry and a book club. There are many more groups under the Hailsham U3A umbrella so if you would like to join the University of the Third Age, contact Michael Morris on 442005.

HOLIDAY @ HOME: If you are retired or wanting a break, how about a Holiday at Home at St Mary’s Church, Hailsham from Monday 3 to Wednesday 5 August from 10am to 3pm. There will be various activities including Thought for the Day, Gentle exercise, Arts and crafts, board games and jigsaws, daily newspapers, quizzes and puzzles, Wii games and outings. Refreshments, including a light lunch are included in the price of £6 a day or £15 for all three days. If you would like a chance to meet new friends and have fun trying some different activities contact Margaret on (01323) 846019 or Pam o 01323 844341.

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