Emmaus at Chiddinglye, June 2019.

Derek Shurvell writes: Emmaus Club Friday 28th June. On a balmy evening we walked across the fields to Chiddinglye to enjoy the delights of their swimming pool. A good 80 minutes was spent swimming and diving / jumping in, off the diving board, the simple pleasures of life. Tuck was eagerly consumed before walking back to the … [Read more…]

Midsummer with Emmaus

Derek Shurvell writes: On Midsummer we had a lovely treat.  Walking down the hill eastwards from Highbrook Church down to the farm below, enjoying the beautiful Sussex countryside. We then entered ‘Hobbit land ‘ a delightful wood with a stream running through it. 5 groups of youngsters then lit camp fires ( with a little … [Read more…]

Emmaus Club June update

Derek Shurvell writes: The Working party in the Churchyard on 7th June was attended by 5 adults and 9 youngsters. An enthusiastic group cleaned gates and hand rails, cut back a large Rhododendron, raked up long grass & daffodil stems in various parts of the Churchyard and trimmed back an overgrown hedge. Carrying and dragging large bag fulls … [Read more…]

Wildlife Verges

Derek Shurvell writes: We hope you’re enjoying the verge outside the church which is now a wash with wild flowers. Encouraged by John Ralph 10 years ago to allow a more natural look to develop. We will leave the plants and grasses to flower and seed and then strim and remove at the middle of July and … [Read more…]