Reverend Michael Maine’s First Concert Performance at Holy Trinity Church, Cuckfield

Holy Trinity Cuckfield’s new Vicar, Reverend Michael Maine, will be performing TOCCATA – A CELEBRATION OF GREAT ORGAN MUSIC in his Church on Sunday afternoon 4th October 2015. Sponsored by the Friends of Holy Trinity Church, this special organ concert will include Widor’s Toccata and works by Bach and Saint Saens. Church doors open at 2pm and the concert will start at 2.30pm. Tickets cost £10 (under 18: £6) and are available from Pepperbox and Wealden Stores in Cuckfield and Carousel Music in Commercial Square, Haywards Heath. Tickets can also be purchased from

Date For Your Diary – Mayor’s Election – Friday 16th October: We are now entering the final build up to this year’s Independent State of Cuckfield Mayor’s Election. Election Night will be hosted by the Wheatsheaf on Friday 16th October from 8:30pm. Currently there are five candidates appealing for you to support their campaigns: Rob Helliwell, the current Mayor, Ross Bradshaw representing the Cuckfield Dramatic Society, Ken Gregory representing the Rose & Crown, Leanne Knapman once again standing for the White Harte, and Paul Leppard representing the Wheatsheaf. So please look out for fund raising activities organised by all the candidates in the run up to Election Night. Every vote costs one penny, and anyone can contribute to some or all of the candidates as many times as they wish. All the money raised from the votes cast on Election Night is subsequently distributed by the Independent State of Cuckfield to charities, groups and organisations based in Cuckfield and the surrounding area. In 2014 the Independent State of Cuckfield was able to make donations to over 30 organisations thanks to the generosity of the Cuckfield community, plus the commitment and hard work of all the candidates and their supporters. It Is Still Not Too Late To Stand: There is no limit to the number of candidates standing for Mayor, and we are always happy to welcome new candidates, even right up to Election Night itself. The only rule is that a candidate must have some involvement with Cuckfield though residency, work, or social connection. If anyone is interested in putting their name forward, or would like more information, then please contact Jim Ayling at the White Harte on 01444 413454, or e-mail

Tickets are selling well for Cuckfield Dramatic Society’s production of Silhouette on 28th - 31st October - over 60 sold in the first two weeks, after their earlier than usual release. Early Birds are catching the bargains of the best seats at the lowest prices. The Early Bird discounts applies to two or more seats and the deal is on offer until 27th September, so don’t miss out! Book online (booking fees apply) , or in person at Wealden Stores or Mansell McTaggart.

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