(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)
St Giles Church
Services in April
- Sunday 7th April 11 am. Service of The Word
- Sunday 14th 6.30 pm. Evensong
- Sunday 21st. 11 am. Easter Sunday Holy Communion
- Sunday 28th. 9.30am. Holy Communion
The World Day of Prayer service was held at Dallington on Friday March 1st. As well as members of the congregations in our benefice we were joined by friends from Heathfield. The service, which had been prepared by the women of Slovenia, was very thought-provoking, and the title, “Come, everything is ready”, welcomed and included all present.
History Group: the last two meetings of this Spring will be:
Wednesday April 10th Jenny Stiles will talk about Dallington after 1066.
Wednesday April 24th Douglas Sewell (postponed from March) on Dallington’s war graves
Both meetings in the Old School from 7 for 7.30pm
Flower Club Angela has written a note about the Flower Club:
I am very sorry to say that, reluctantly, it has been decided to finish the monthly meetings. This is mainly due to the lack of support and interest. Looking back, we have learned a great deal and had many happy afternoons. I think it began some 8 or 9 years ago when Dorothy Messer approached Pam Fuller with the idea of starting a flower-arranging group locally. We have made large and miniature arrangements, used a kitchen utensil and a dustpan, made Harvest and Christmas wreaths, joined in with a couple of Flower-Festivals and learned to make Christmas arrangements to use at home. I also remember trying to make crepe-paper poppies, daffodils and anemones. How hopeless we were. Pam used to tell us that the Brownies she taught were much less awkward than us! Many thanks to Pam for all her help and enthusiasm over many happy Thursday afternoons. Angela.
Dallington WI. At our February meeting we had the pleasure of listening to our neighbour, Robin Taylor, talking about the life and work of Elizabeth Bishop, a poet of whom he is very knowledgeable. We very much enjoyed hearing Robin share his interest.
In April we look forward to a return visit from Chris McCooey, with his talk entitled, ‘News from the Home Front’. The April meeting will be in the Old School Village Hall at 7.30pm on April 18th.
Please note the summer evening time and do not get caught out by arriving in the afternoon. Visitors are always very welcome.
Library Cafe As usual the Library Cafe is open in the Old School village hall every Monday (except Easter Monday) from 2-4. The monthly Saturday morning openings are April 6th and May 4th 10-12. We will be including a sales table for plants and produce in all Saturday sessions throughout the season – please bring along any spare plants, seeds and garden produce to swap or sell
(posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)
Church Services in February
- Sunday 3rd. 11am. Service of The Word
- Sunday 10th 6.30pm. Evensong
- Sunday 17th. 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 24th. 9.30am. Holy Communion
The church was a busy, happy place over Christmas. The floodlights were on for all of the services and we were blessed with the bells being rung before the Carol Service, Christmas Eve Midnight and to ring in the New Year. The Christmas tree was in place for the children’s end of term service and was also admired by all of the adult visitors. We have been very lucky for so many years to have the gift of a beautiful tree from Peter and Rita Atkinson, and, once again, it took six strong chaps to lift it into position. Decorating morning is always rounded off with lunch from Pam and John. A happy church family celebration of the saviour ‘s birth.
Womens Institute The WI Christmas luncheon followed its usual pattern, with everyone contributing to the delicious spread and puzzling over the quiz. The hon. postmen did a sterling job with the dozens of cards and the baskets of presents were handed round.
At our February meeting we are looking forward to a talk from our neighbour and friend, Robin Taylor. Everyone will be welcomed on February 21st at 2.15pm to hear Robin’s talk, entitled ‘Elizabeth Bishop’s Childhood in Novia Scotia.
Before that, on Friday, February 15th, there will be the WI annual beetle drive. In the village hall, 7 for 7.30pm. There will be refreshments, please bring your own drinks. Call Bobbie on 01435 830811 for more info.
The first Flower Club of the year will be on Thursday February 7th at 2pm in the Old School Village Hall. The subject, ‘An Arrangement in a Dustpan.
Art Club will take place every Monday morning from 10-12 in the Old School Village Hall. New members always welcome – drop in any Monday or call Pauline on 01435 830152
Library Cafe will hold its monthly morning opening on Saturday February 2nd from 10-12 in the Old School Village Hall, and will also be open as usual every Monday afternoon from 2-4pm.
The Old School Village Hall management committee holds its AGM on Tuesday 29th January at 7pm. All welcome. We have also just published a newsletter showing some of the exciting things that have been happening to the hall in the last 12 months. You can download the newsletter here
(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
St Giles Church services :
- Sunday 4th November 11am. Service of The Word
- Sunday 11th 10.50 for 11 am. Remembrance Day Service
- Sunday 18th 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 25th 9.30 am. Holy Communion
There will be no services of Holy Communion on Tuesdays at 8.15 am until further notice.
The Dallington Beacon will be lit at the Sugar Loaf Field at 7 pm on Remembrance Sunday 11th November. More information here
Art Club Every Monday 10-12 in The Old School Village Hall. New members welcome – for more information see Art Club page
Flower Club will next meet on November 1st at 2pm in The Old School Village Hall. The subject will be ‘Autumn Glory’. All are invited to a very pleasant afternoon.
Library Cafe Every Monday 2-4 in The Old School Village Hall. All welcome
Dallington WI. Our next meeting will be on Thursday, November 15th at 2pm. This will be the Annual Meeting at which the officers and committee will be appointed. Another year gone! There is already a full programme of events and speakers planned for the year ahead. Visitors are always very welcome.
Church services in October
- Sunday 7th 11am. Service of The Word
- Sunday 14th 6.30pm. Harvest Festival
Followed by Harvest Supper in the church
- Sunday 21st 11am. Holy Communion
- Sunday 28th 9.30am. Holy Communion
A follow-up note from the Flower Festival in August:
Pam (Fuller) and her friend Audrey Milton, thought that it would be kind to let Her Majesty The Queen know that our Festival had been in her honour, and to let her know how we all thanked her for her service. A reply has been received, from Balmoral, and it is lovely to think that, on her summer holiday, The Queen read the letter and took time to reply. A wonderful reminder of a brilliant weekend.
Old School Village Hall.
The library cafe on Monday afternoons is proving to be very popular. The first Saturday morning opening will be on October 6th, 10am until noon, when, as well as tea and biscuits, there will be cakes and scones. Do come along as the bookshelves are full of good reading.
There will be a Quiz Night on November 17th, in the hall at 7 for 7.30pm. Refreshments and a raffle, please bring your own drinks. Cost £7.50 per person.
Flower Club. The next meeting will be on Thursday October 4th at 2pm in The Old School. The subject will be an exhibit featuring water. Do come and join this friendly group.
Art Club Another friendly group! We meet every Monday morning in the Old School Village Hall from 10-12. Everyone free to work at their own pace, on their own projects or from still life materials brought by the tutor.
WI. The Planning Meeting was held in August and we have, hopefully, set out a calendar of events and Speakers for the next year. Our October meeting will be on Thursday 18th at 2.15pm in the hall. Visitors are always welcome.
(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steele)
St Giles Church
Sunday services in September:
- 2nd 11am. Service of The Word
- 9th 6.30pm. Evensong
- 16th 11am. Holy Communion
- 23rd 9.30am. Holy Communion
- 30th 11am. Service of The Word
On Sunday August 5th we had the pleasure of welcoming the Archdeacon of Hastings, the Ven. Edward Dowler, who led a service of Holy Communion.
An early reminder that we will celebrate the Harvest Festival on Sunday October 14th at 6.30pm., to be followed by Harvest Supper in the church. More information in the October edition, but please make a note of the date in your diaries.
Old School Village Hall: the hall is now open every Monday afternoon from 2-4pm for the “Library Cafe” book exchange. Drop in to browse, borrow or buy books and DVDs, or just enjoy a sociable chat. Tea or coffee and biscuits are served and all are welcome to join these increasingly popular sessions. We are also planning to run Saturday morning sessions on the first Saturday of each month, starting in September.
Art Club We meet in the Old School Village Hall every Monday morning from 10-12. A friendly group with varied levels of experience, we welcome new members. Contact Pauline Ridley on 01435 830152 for more information.
Flower Club: a note from Angela: The Flower Club will meet in the Old School Village Hall on Thursday September 6th at 2pm. Our subject will be ‘A Nursery Rhyme’. Anyone is welcome to join our friendly group at the huge cost of £3 per session. We learn a little, talk a lot and enjoy a cuppa with lots of laughs!
WI. At our meeting in July we had a welcome return from an excellent Speaker, Chris O’Donoghue, who gave a talk, illustrated with photographs, on Great Dixter. Chris spoke about the house and garden in the time of the Lloyd family and its continuance today in the hands of a trust. In September we look forward to welcoming Paul Green whose talk is entitled ‘ A Step Back in Time’. We will meet in the Old School Village Hall at 2.15pm and visitors are always welcome.
(Posted on behalf of Angela Keeley)
St Giles Flower Festival will take place next weekend on 1st, 2nd and 3rd June. Theme is “Our Queen”
St Giles Church will be open from 10am – 3pm on all three days; refreshments available all day. Additional programme of events:
- Friday 1st June 7pm in The Old School Village Hall “Generation Game” Refreshments provided but please bring your own drinks and glasses
- Saturday 2nd June 6.30 pm PICNIC in the garden behind the Church Please bring your own picnic and chairs
- Sunday 3rd June 5.30 in the Church Songs of Praise
(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)
Sunday April 1st. Easter Day Holy Communion
April 8th. Evensong. 6.30pm
April 15th. Holy Communion. 11am
April 22nd. Holy Communion. 9.30am
April 29th. Service of The Word. 11am
The names of loved ones for whom Easter lilies have been chosen will be read out at the Easter Sunday service.
Advance notice: FLOWER FESTIVAL in St. Giles on June 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
FLOWER CLUB: This is scheduled to take place on Thursday April 5th in The Old School. The topic will be ‘Summer Sunshine ‘.
LIBRARY: The mobile Library will be in Dallington Street on Tuesday April 20th between 2.20-2.50pm. The service will be very much missed when it is withdrawn.
HISTORY GROUP: there will be two meetings in April, on
Tuesday 3rd Jenny Stiles will talk on Dallington, on the 17th Douglas Sewell will tell us about ‘Shipwrecks with local connections ‘. The organisers wish this to be a social event, there is no admission charge but a small contribution towards expenses is welcome.
ART CLUB: We meet every Monday morning 10am-12 in the Old School. We have recently acquired a large noticeboard so we can display a changing selection of members work. New members welcome – more information at the Art Club page of this site
WI. Due to a variety of causes, mainly illness, our meeting in March was rather poorly attended. We were sitting, rather glumly, in the village hall until Mary D came up with the idea of us going back to her house. A most enjoyable afternoon followed, in fact one member was heard to say that playing Scrabble was better than having a meeting with a Speaker. The very idea!
VILLAGE HALL: such a lot of work is going on and soon there will be a bright new kitchen. A library / book swap is planned, possibly one morning a month when there will be cafe style seating with refreshments. Two large bookcases are waiting to be filled with bestsellers. Watch this space.