BALCOMBE BABIES: Within the village we have an excellent local group who provide carers and babies with the opportunity to enjoy rhyme time activities whilst benefitting from the company of other parents. Balcombe Babies is a friendly rhyme time baby group that meets every Tuesday afternoon during term-time, 2.00 pm – 3.30pm at Bramble Hall. The Group incorporates both traditional and modern nursery rhymes, which include actions and baby signing to encourage learning, story-telling and baby sensory activities. As mentioned there is also the social and supportive element for parents and carers. There are no age restrictions so older children and siblings are always welcome, no need to book, £1.50 per family, come and have fun! Group equipment is also available to hire for children’s parties (parachute, balls, big bricks). In addition to this they have a few cake tin moulds: Thomas the Tank Engine / giant flower / heart shape, as well as a gazebo available to hire! Balcombe Babies is right on your doorstep and the cost is a fraction of what is charged at commercial organisations that do similar activities. Please support.

CINEMA:– Tickets are on sale in Threads now for the next film to be shown in the Victory Hall on Friday 19 February at 7.30 pm. This is The Lady in the Van starring Maggie Smith. Tickets are £6 and the film is a 12A.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH : The stained glass windows are back having undergone restoration work. Do take the opportunity to have a look – you can now see the faces of the saints and Jesus – all beautifully hand painted.

BARNSTORMERS COMEDY NIGHT: takes place in the Victory Hall on Saturday 20 February from 8.00 pm. Tickets £10 each are available from the website Originating in East Sussex, Barnstormers Comedy has been presenting stand-up shows since 2001. In that time, the number of regular promotions has steadily increased to the point where Barnstormers are now establishing gigs nationally as well as throughout the Southeast. Notable acts that have graced the Barnstormers stage include Sarah Millican, Lee Nelson, Dominic Holland, Milton Jones, Mitch Benn, Danny Bhoy, Jo Caulfield, Boothby Graffoe, Jeff Green, Andy Parsons, Lucy Porter, Rob Rouse, Paul Zenon and many more. The line up this Saturday includes an excellent compere to oversee the proceedings, as well as three top acts from the London Comedy Circuit and beyond. They are: the hugely engaging Paddy Lennox, ‘Simply a scream’ - The Telegraph; the delightfully animated Paul Pirie, ‘A hilarious rubber-faced clown’ - The Scotsman; and circuit legend, Rudi Lickwood, ‘He’s an intelligent one of a kind with something to appeal to everyone’ - Chortle.

ST. MARY’S CHURCH: Sunday 21 February 8am Holy Communion, 10am Parish Eucharist

Wednesday 24 February 9.30 am Wednesday Morning Group in the Rectory, 7.45 pm Lent Course in Church

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