COFFEE MORNING at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday from 10am to 12 noon. Ray Carpenter is returning by popular request, to entertain throughout the morning, with popular tunes played on his electric organ. Go and enjoy listening to his wonderful playing, and also enjoy coffee and cakes whilst browsing stalls selling a variety of possible Christmas gifts, original wooden crafts, delicious home made treats, arts and crafts, tasty jams, original paintings, plants, cakes, cards and wrapping paper. All will all be on sale throughout the morning. Admission is free.

MESSY CHURCH at the Methodist church on Saturday from 3pm to 5pm. Fun activities, Bible stories, songs and plenty of food. For all the family.

COFFEE MORNING on Tuesday at Harvesters, Albourne Road, 10am to 12 noon, in support of the Chichester Diocesan Association for Family Support Work charity. There will be coffee and biscuits, cakes, bring and buy, craft stalls, produce and a Christmas raffle, plus a crèche will be available.

AT THE MINT HOUSE on Thursday November 26 will be Ella Berthoud, the author of The Novel Cure, who will be making suggestions for your own reading and gift ideas for family and friends. Do pop in, it is a free event and starts at 7.30pm, but you will need to book a place by phoning 01273 834443.

WELCOME to the new business Marran, and good luck to them, opening on Friday November 27 in the High Street, at the premises that used to be the café and florist’s shop. After several weeks of work being carried out the waiting to see the result is over.

VILLAGE CINEMA on Friday November 27 will be showing While We’re Young (15). Doors open at 7.30pm film at 8pm. Ben Stiller and Naomi Watts play a fortyish couple whose life has become stale until they meet twentyish couple, Adam Driver and Amanda Seyfried. Striking up a friendship they rediscover some of their youthful zest and start to reassess their life, much to the bemusement of their peers. This film is a funny but thought provoking satire on hipster lifestyle and mid-life crises. Tickets from Mishon Mackay or online at

CHILDREN’S CINEMA on Saturday November 28. Disney’s Basil, The Great Mouse Detective (U) is the story of Basil of Baker Street who is on the trail of the dastardly criminal Ratigan. A well-told and exciting tale, fun for all the family. Doors open at 2.30pm film starts at 3pm, tickets as above.

JAZZ NIGHT organised by the Hurstpierpoint and District branch of the RNLI at the Village Centre 7.30pm on Saturday November 28, featuring the Jazz Dukes, back by popular demand. Licensed bar and raffle. Tickets £12.50 to include a ploughman’s supper and are available from the Mint House. Support this worthy cause with an entertaining evening.

CONCERT by The Bothy Singers at Holy Trinity Church on Saturday November 28 at 6pm. The singers will be making a return visit after their performance during the Arts Festival and at the monthly West Gallery Concerts. This time they will be joined by the local prestigious 10-piece group Brass Fusion in order to provide a wonderful evening of entertainment. Tickets are £7 and are available to purchase on the door. More information phone 01273 831023.

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