CHURCH SERVICES: There is 8am Holy Communion (BCP) and a 6pm Celtic Service this Sunday at All Saints. St Mary Magdalene has a 9.45am Morning Prayer service on Sunday. There will be no messy church in August.

BOWLS: The bowling club had two friendly games last week against Gildredge Park who shot 86 to Herstmonceux’s 77 and Pett 46 to Hx 37. In the League matches one point was awarded for their match against Hailsham who scored 74 to their 64. They gained 6.5 points for their 68 to 61 shots win against Rotherfield.

WALKS: On Tuesday the walking group will be meeting at 6.30pm at Hellingly Cuckoo Trail car park with Sue 848790 for a walk at Paine’s Corner and Braylsham Castle of 3.5mls. Contact the walk leader if you would like to go along. New members and well behaved dogs are welcome.

THE THREE MUSKETEERS: On Sunday at 5pm at Hersmonceux Castle there is an Open Air Theatre production for children and adults alike. Adults £14, concessions and children £9, U3s free, family £40. For enquiries and tickets please call 01323 834479

LIME CROSS NURSERY: The Herstmonceux Parish Trail in aid of the National Garden Scheme was blessed with glorious weather again this year. A grand total of £1,268.17 was raised over the weekend from the four participating venues. A huge thank you to everyone who visited the gardens, the volunteers who kindly gave up their time and the demonstrators and stall holders who contributed to the weekend, making it another successful event. Lime Cross are getting ready for autumn planting with new stock of rhododendrons, azaleas, fruit bushes and trees available by the end of August, along with our huge range of home-grown conifers from dwarf varieties to larger specimens and other seasonal plants. Be inspired this autumn with our varied programme of food, wine and dining evenings, well-being workshops, arty events and more. Keep up-to-date with details, be first to hear and save money by taking out a membership. Just ask in the shop for details.

ENGLAND’S MEDIEVAL FESTIVAL: This spectacular annual event takes place at Herstmonceux Castle over August 29, 30 and 31 from 10am to 6pm daily, rain or shine. This is the largest, most authentic medieval festival in the UK and a complete day out for the entire family. Enjoy the thrill of knights, jousting, battles, castle siege, parades, falconry, crafts, traders, kid’s kingdom, magicians, jesters, hog roasts, local ales and much more medieval mayhem. Day visitors, weekend camping, glamping and B&B available in the grounds. Cars should use Wartling Road entrance and a shuttle bus is also provided from Polegate Station to Herstmonceux Castle throughout the festival. Advance discount tickets available www.EnglandsMedievalFestival.com. For more information please contact info@mgel.com or 020 8150 6767

MEDIEVAL BANQUET: This event is also taking place as part of the Medieval Festival on Saturday August 29 from 6.30pm to 10pm. A Feast fit for a King or Queen in Herstmonceux Castle’s Grand Ballroom. Enjoy the entire day at England’s Medieval Festival and stay for the Medieval Banquet, or come just for the banquet and join in the fun at the tavern in the castle grounds after your meal. Four course meal including a glass of wine or ale (vegetarian option available). Your ticket includes a welcome reception in the Gate House with a glass of mead as well as music, dance and strolling entertainers throughout dinner. Advance discount tickets available at www.EnglandsMedievalFestival.com. For information about the banquet please contact info@mgel.com or 020 8150 6767.

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