This week's notices


This Sunday’s Sung Eucharist is at the earlier time of 9.30am for Remembrance Sunday.


“Love in a Box” Mustard Seed Relief Mission

Sunday 10th November (today) is the final collection, not last week as stated. I apologize for the confusion. If you have a completed shoebox please call me and I can collect.

Barbara Jones


Sylvia Mackenzie

The funeral for Sylvia Mackenzie will take place in St Swithun's on Thursday 14th November at 2pm. We send our condolences to Roddy and all her family.


Children’s Society Boxes

This year’s collection is nearly complete and we have raised almost £950. If anyone would still like to make a donation please let me know. I also have spare boxes if anyone would like one for the coming year. On behalf of the Children’s society, I thank you for your generosity.

Kathie Wade 07817533011


Forest Row Choral Society - The Messiah: Sat 16 Nov, 7.30pm at St Swithun’s Church

Leader - George Clifford, conductor – Tom Scratchley. Tickets £12, under 16s free, available on the door or in advance from The Bookshop.


Charity Dinner and Silent Auction: Sat 16 Nov, 7pm: Jubilee Community Centre, East Grinstead RH19 2HL

Guest speaker Francis Benali, former Southampton footballer, inspirational and keynote speaker, pundit and commentator. Pre-dinner drinks from 6.30pm. Tickets £30 each for three-course dinner. Tables of 10, bar available. All money raised (including the £30) will go directly to the following two charities: International Needs – helping families create a sustainable future:, and Uganda Water Project, Kizigo:

For further info or to book please email


CJ's Charity Evening for Sackville College Repair Fund: Tues 19 Nov, 7 for 7.30pm, CJ’s Café Bar, East Grinstead

Theme: “Great Builders and Buildings” to celebrate 400 years since the completion of Sackville College buildings. Menu: Hunter's Chicken or Vegetarian option of Mushroom, Squash and Lentil Stew, followed by Hot Raspberry Sponge with Custard - please indicate Vegetarian or other dietary requirements when booking. Tell friends and family and come along to help support the town's Grade 1 listed historic almshouse. Tickets are £18 per person for a two course meal, available from Sackville College Office on or 01342 323414.


Forest Players present a comedy – The Fall and Rise of Gordon Grimshaw by Sandy Truman

Forest Row Village Hall, Weds 20 to Sat 23 Nov at 7.45pm (doors/bar open 7.15pm). Tickets £10 (concessions) from John Freeman (tel: 01342 323640) or Bullfrog Music, Ship Street.


Fundraising concert for the Protestant Martyrs and John Mason Neale memorials in our churchyard: Sunday 24 November, 3pm at St Swithun’s

The concert is organised in conjunction with the Meridian Rotary Club and will feature the Bourne Chorus - an award-winning, close vocal harmony group based in Eastbourne. Half of the proceeds will go towards the cost of renovating these important church memorials. Please do buy a ticket and come along on the day (children can come for free). Even if you cannot come yourselves, if every one of us could sell a minimum of two tickets (£10 each to include interval refreshments) then our concert will be a great success. Please see Lynn or John Ellis to buy your tickets – we will be available after the church service on every Sunday before the concert. John Ellis


Important: for readers of New Daylight and other Bible reading notes

I now get the notes direct from BRF which has resulted in a rise in their cost. From January 2020 it will cost £14:00 per annum. Payment will be needed by Sunday 15th December 2019. If anyone wants to stop having the notes could they please let me know asap, and this also applies to anyone who would like to change to other notes.

New readers are always very welcome.

Sallyanne Waller


Save the date! Thursday 19 December 7pm: Cantu Amici at St Swithun’s

Tickets are available from the Parish Office for Cantu Amici’s Christmas concert. £10, which includes refreshments (under 18s free).


Do you need any crockery?

St Barnabas’ has a large surplus. Please ring Marion or Roger on 01342 324196 if interested.





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