(From Bobbie Steele)
St Giles Church Services in August
- Sunday 4th 11am. Service of The Word
- Sunday 11th 6.30pm. Evensong
- Sunday 18th. 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 25th. 9.30am. Holy Communion
The churchyard has been looking very beautiful. Whilst keeping the grass cut in the main areas Douglas and David have left the wildflowers to the left of the path and there has been a wonderful show of ox-eye daisies and other lovely flowers.We are very grateful to our two willing volunteers, it is a delight to walk through both of the resting places.
Charlotte and Nick have kindly offered to host an Opera and Supper Evening in aid of church funds. This will take place on Sunday, August 18th. More details from Charlotte.
In July the children will have had their Leavers’ Service in the church. We wish them all a happy holiday and send our good wishes to those who are going on to new schools. We hope they remember their times in St. Giles and the words they heard there.
The Old School Village Hall
The wine tasting evening was great fun and now the committee are taking a summer break from fundraising, the next event is planned for September. More about that when dates etc. have been confirmed.
The August meeting of Dallington W.I. will be a garden tea here at Staces. This will be to plan the year ahead. Visitors would be welcome. Thursday August 15th, 2pm at Staces , The Street.
Dallington Village Cricket
6-a-Side Cricket at the Sugar Loaf Field, Woods Corner.
From 2pm, Saturday, 13th July, 2019
Families and Friends are invited to play 6-a-side or take part in some Clock Golf — but don’t miss out on the ‘phenomenal’ cricket tea! (Cakes and sandwiches are most welcome).
Remember a chilled white to add a little something to the proceedings.
Contact….Douglas Sewell (01435 830304)
(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)
Due to circumstances beyond our control the WI Beetle Drive which was to take place this Friday 15th March has been cancelled. It will be rescheduled later in the year.
The first History Group event of 2019 will take place on Wednesday 27th February in the Old School Village Hall at 7.30.
Roy Iremonger will be talking on”Policemen in Dallington”.
Please note that this year, all talks will be on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays as previously.
Wednesday 27th February Roy Iremonger: Policemen in Dallington
Wednesday 13th March David Wilson: Pantons Cottage
Wednesday 27th March Douglas Sewell: Dallington and the supernatural
Wednesday 10th April Jenny Stiles: Dallington after 1066
The organisers wish this to be a social event; there is no admission charge but a small contribution towards expenses is welcome.
(Posted on behalf of David Wilson)
At 7pm on November 11th, Dallington villagers gathered at the Sugar Loaf Field for the lighting of the beacon to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice that ended the Great War.
(Earlier in the day, a Service of Remembrance had been held at St Giles Church, with children placing crosses for each of the Dallington villagers who had died in the war.)
It was a mild dry night with little cloud and a setting crescent moon, allowing the stars and constellations to be seen just as they would have been on the 11th November 1918.
We stood around our beacon which soon gave a good display of flames and sparks and we reflected on the sacrifices of so many men and women both military and civilian on all sides during that conflict.
Other beacons and bonfires could be seen in the distance including Punnett’s Town, Burwash and Firle Beacon. Aircraft overhead would have seen many more as this was a national display of commemoration.
It was supposed to be a war to end all war but sadly this was not to be.
Hopefully on November 11th 2118 when Dallington villagers gather round the now ancient beacon to commemorate the 200th anniversary of World War 1 armistice, they will be living in a peaceful world where all differences are resolved by discussion and compromise; and they will look back with incredulity on the folly of our times!
A reminder that the Quiz Night will take place next Saturday, 17th November, in the Old School Village Hall at 7 for 7.30pm. Raffle and refreshments (please bring your own drinks). Cost £7.50 per person.
(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)
Church services in December
- Sunday 2nd 11am. Service of The Word
- Sunday 9th 6.30pm. Evensong
- Sunday 16th 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 23rd 6.30pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols Followed by mulled wine and mince-pies
- Monday 24th 11.30pm. Congregation-led time of readings and Carols.
- Sunday 30th 11am. Service of The Word
Gift Day On Saturday, December 1st there will be a Gift Day and lunch in the church. Stalls and a raffle from 11am till noon, followed by lunch, 12-2pm.
Flower Club A note from Angela:
The December meeting will be on Thursday 6th at 2pm in The Old School. Pam asks us to make something that we would use in our homes for Christmas. Due to dwindling numbers this may be our last class.
The WI Christmas lunch will be on Thursday, December 20th at 12.30pm in the Old School Village Hall.
Art Club Every Monday morning 10am-12 in the Old School Village Hall. All welcome
Library Cafe Every Monday afternoon 2-4pm in the Old School Village Hall. Come for a chat, a cup of tea and to borrow or buy books and DVDs. This month the Saturday morning opening of the cafe will be on the second Saturday ie 8th December to avoid a clash with the Gift Day in St Giles the week before. We hope to include a range of items for sale as well as the usual books and refreshments
(Posted on behalf of Diana Day)
“We were not able to get a Royal British Legion Tommy, so John Day made one for us all.”
Heartfelt thanks to John, and a reminder that the Remembrance Day Service will take place tomorrow Sunday 11th November starting at 10.50 am by the war memorial in the churchyard, with the service starting at 11am. The Dallington Beacon at the Sugar Loaf Field will also be lit tomorrow evening at 7pm. More information here
(posted on behalf of Diana Day/David Wilson)
Dallington will be lighting our beacon at the Sugar Loaf field on Remembrance Sunday 11th November at 7pm.
Please join us for this poignant moment of history. This is intended to “symbolise the light of hope that emerged from the darkness of war”.