Chailey news
Chailey news

MUM & TODDLER GROUP: is being set up at St Peter’s Church on Chailey Green starting in September, which will be free of charge and coffee, tea and biscuits will be available to parents and carers. If you or anyone you know would be interested in going along please contact the Parish Office on 01825 722286 for more information.

RIDE & STRIDE: takes place this Saturday (September 10) and you can raise funds for a very special chapel, St Martin’s Chapel at Chailey Heritage Foundation. This can be done by walking, running, cycling or horse riding between churches across Sussex. The Foundation is also looking for volunteers to ‘man’ the Chapel from 10am to 5pm. If you would like more information about taking part or are able to assist please contact

AUTUMN SHOW: is at the village hall this Saturday (September 10). Everyone is invited to see the exhibits from 2.30pm and enjoy delicious refreshments, which will include homemade cakes, a raffle and maybe stay a while as there will be prize giving and an auction of produce at about 4pm. For more details call Janet Keet-Black on 01273 400699.

VOLUNTEERING AT THE BLUEBELL RAILWAY: want to find out more? There is a ‘Find Out More Day’ this Sunday (September 11) and anyone, skilled or unskilled, who can offer a day a month or more to the Railway are invited to ‘find out more’ about volunteering in our various departments. Book your place on an orientation tour, and get more information about the opportunities at the Railway by phoning 01825 720800 or emailing

CRICKET: sees Chailey in the last friendly game of the season this Sunday (September 11) against Southwick Wanderers, at the sports ground North Chailey, starting at 1pm.

CHAILEY FREE CHURCH: has services every Sunday. A Morning Service takes place at 10.30am and an Evening Service at 6.30pm. All welcome to the services, visit for more details.

AUTUMN FUNDRAISING BALL: takes place on Saturday September 17; this will be a glittering evening of delicious food, entertainment and dancing at Glyndebourne to raise funds for the Chailey Heritage Foundation. The evening will be hosted by Katie Derham, there will be a Charity Auction by Sotheby’s, food by Leith’s at Glyndebourne and live music and dancing. For more details visit or email

BO PEEP HILL CLIMB: is at Alciston on Sunday September 18. Volunteers are sought to assist on the Chailey Heritage Foundation fundraising stand and with bucket collections from 8.30am to 5pm at this classic car hill climb. For more information visit or email

LUNCH CLUB: at St Peter’s Church is held monthly at 12.30pm in the church on Chailey Green and the next lunch club is on Thursday September 22. All are welcome to go along for a delicious meal, meet new people and chat and relax. The food is all freshly prepared and home-cooked with a main course, choice of puddings and tea/coffee for £5 per person. There is easy access and disabled toilet facilities. If you require transport or further information please contact Julia Guerard on 01825 722967.

JUMBLE SALE: in aid of Chailey Bonfire Society will be at the village hall on Saturday September 24 at 11am. Donations of jumble will be much appreciated; please take jumble donations to the hall from 9am and do go along at 11am as there are sure to be lots of bargains

WINDMILL AND RURAL LIFE MUSEUM: will be open on Sunday September 24 from 3pm to 5 pm. Entry is £1 for adults and 50pence for children aged 10 to 16. For more information call John Smith on 01825 723519.

DINNER DANCE: in support of Chailey Heritage Enterprise Centre (CHEC) takes place at Newick Village Hall on Saturday September 24 at 7.30pm. CHEC is a charity which supports severely handicapped young adults by giving them the opportunity to work. There is a remarkable team of individuals who work there and the work they create is fabulous. For more details visit The purpose of the Dinner Dance is twofold; the first is to eat great food, drink fine wine and enjoy live music, with the Resevoir Frogs, surrounded by your friends and the second is to raise as much money as possible for this wonderful charity. Tickets are £45 and are available from Sam Francis at

QUIZ NIGHT: in aid of Chailey Heritage Foundation, takes place at the Foundation on Saturday October 8. Teams of up to 10 people accepted. Tickets are £10 including food and are available from

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