Christmas Services at St. Mark’s


The following are details of Christmas Services at St. Mark’s:12th Dec 6pm- School Christingle Service
24th Dec 5.30pm – Christmas Eve Crib Service
25th Dec 10am – Christmas Day Family Communion Service.
5th Jan 2020 – 6pm Epiphany Service.

All villagers are warmly welcomed to attend.

‘Warlight’ by Michael Ondaatje
‘We order our lives with barely held stories’ This month we read another novel set in the aftermath of WW2 – Michael Ondaatje’s 2018 ‘Warlight’. It is narrated by Nathaniel, now 28 years old looking back on the strange adventures of his adolescence.
The novel is in two parts. The first is set in 1945 in the twilight world of post-war London and much of the action takes place at night. Fifteen year old Nathaniel and his sister Rachel have been left by their parents in the care of a mysterious figure called The Moth. Their parents have ostensibly gone to Singapore for their father’s’ job but it is their mother, Rose, who is behind the flight and we gradually discover that she leads a double life as a spy. Continue reading “”

Christmas Wreath Workshop

Hadlow Down Horticultural Society
are presenting a
Christmas Wreath Workshop
with  Beatrice Félicité
On Friday 13th December from 7.30pm – 9.30pm in the:
New Inn PubPrice: £25.00 (paid in advance to Heather to secure a place)
* Please bring a pair of strong scissors or secateurs.
There are 8 – 10 places available
To book a place contact Heather – Email: heathermines2@hotmail.com 07974 204231

Register for Extra Help in the event of Power Cuts

UK Power Networks own and run the electricity cables in most of our region and fix power cuts. They deliver the electricity which you buy through your choice of supplier. They provide a free priority service for anyone who might face extra difficulty in the event of a power cut, including households with an elderly person, young children, someone less mobile or someone with a health condition.
By registering with UK Power Networks’ Priority Services Register you will be given a priority 24-hour phone number for communication, receive extra information and regular updates during any power cut. In the event of a longer power cut you could receive hot food, hot drinks and hot water, mobile phone charging and more. Those who rely on power to run medical equipment, such as dialysis or breathing apparatus, would also receive additional help.     Continue reading “Register for Extra Help in the event of Power Cuts”

Hadlow Down Christmas Market

Once again Hadlow Down Village Hall hosts the Annual Christmas Market.
Saturday23rd. November  10.30 am to 1.00 pm

Stalls will include Crafts, Jewellery, Cosmetics, jams & Chutneys, Meat, Organic Food, Linens, Cards & Gifts.
Refreshments and tasty goodies available throughout the morning

Armistice Day Maroons

Please be aware that on Armistice Day on November 11th. at 11 a.m. two maroons will be fired in the village.

Last year these very loud explosions caused some anxiety to a number of people who were unaware of their significance and several posts were registered on our village Facebook pages etc.  that unwittingly upset others.
Please remind any family friends and neighbours to expect them and to make sure all pets etc are secure and kept as calm as possible

The Royal British Legion Memorial Service will be held in St. Mark’s Church on Sunday 10th. November at 3.00 pm

A Thank You from Macmillan

Just received from Macmillan Cancer Support.
Thanks to everyone who came and supported the cause.  Special thanks to those who helped on the morning and the Village Hall for making the venue possible

Hadlow Down BIG Macmillan Coffee Morning

 One week to go before the Hadlow Down Macmillan BIG Coffee Morning.
A fabulous way to meet up with old friends, make new ones, for those new to our community an opportunity to meet established residents, to find out what may be going on in our drama, horticultural, book and other clubs.
A chance to chat about who’s doing what and what’s going on.
Chat about anything and anyone over a cup of coffee or tea and enjoy a piece of cake by the renowned bakers of our village.
Oh, and of course, when you have your coffee and cake you’re helping the wonderful Macmillan Cancer Relief Charity!