Extension Update.

Extension update:  We are delighted to announce that we have received notification that the extension faculty has been granted by the Chancellor! This is a huge step which allows us to finalise the building tender and contract.  So watch this space!

Highbrook’s new boundary stone

Molly Cooper writes: HIGHBROOK MARKS ITS BOUNDARIES Thanks to the enthusiasm of local historian, John Ralph, the missing boundary stone that marks the Highbrook boundary to the north, has been reinstated.  The new stone was provided by Philpots Quarry, part funded by John.  Philpots kindly offered to carve the wording ‘HD 1882 No. 2’ on … [Read more…]

Theft of Grave Markers, August, 2019.

Metal thieves steal 52 grave markers from Sussex church                    Cash reward for information offered by local businessman On 14th August the priest of St Margaret’s church in West Hoathly discovered that metal thieves had targeted the churchyard, stealing the brass plaques that mark the graves of … [Read more…]

A Church Warden’s life.

Erica Ansell writes: I have been asked to put together “ a day in the life of a Churchwarden”. My face must have been a picture:  “ Who me” “ No way”, along with numerous flashbacks over the last 6 years – some good, and could be better days! Well where do I begin, probably … [Read more…]

If you go down to the woods today…

Derek Shurvell writes: Teddy bears Picnic, Sunday 7th July. The light rain stopped and the Teddy bears gathered on the Ashdown Forest to have one of their occasional Picnics.  Taking in the panoramic views the Teddys introduced themselves, and were thrown up high from an old parachute where they sang their favourite song before running down … [Read more…]