Scaynes Hill

Calling All Darts/Pool/Snooker Players: Scaynes Hill Club is currently registering teams for the winter leagues of all the above sports. Please drop into the club or call Sue on 01444 831027 if you fancy playing for a team. Darts is played on Monday, Snooker on Wednesday and Pool on Thursday.

Congratulations: This week, Wednesday 15 July, Lisa Barnett was confirmed by the Bishop of Horsham as the Vicar of Scaynes Hill. Congratulations to Lisa and well done to Scaynes Hill for getting such a fine vicar.

Food Extravaganza: The next fabulously themed food night at Scaynes Hill Club will be this Saturday 18 July. It will be a Skewer Night (Kebab). There will be juicy Moroccan Beef Skewers, tongue tingling New Orleans Chicken, Mediterranean Chicken and Fresh Seasonal Vegetable Skewers. All this and lots of accompaniments and salads, followed by a chocolate fountain with fresh fruit and marshmallow dippers. The cost is just £6.00 per person and £3.00 for under 14’s. However, places must be booked and paid for in advance. This can be done at the club,

Fruit & Veg Share: The Fruit & Veg Share scheme, which allows those with excess produce to leave it for others to collect, is back again for a third year. Look out for the Share stall with the green and white stripy awning, which will be on the grass in front of the Church every Tuesday until September. Leave or take produce with no money changing hands!

Inn on the Green: No news from the Inn on the Green. The new menu has not been published yet even though it was promised in June. However, I am sure it will be worth the wait. They are offering a week night only deal of two courses for two people for £25.00. This offer does not include steaks or cheeses.

Knockout Pool Competition: It’s that time of year again, the Annual Knockout Pool Competition, held at Scaynes Hill Social Club. Now in its 10th year the shield has only ever been won by three people. Maybe it is your turn to win but you have to be in it to win it! It costs just £2.00 to enter the competition and the sign up form is on the noticeboard at the club. The draw for the first round will take place on Friday 24 July at 9.00pm. There are only 32 places available so signup quick to avoid disappointment.

St Augustine’s Church News: Bluebell Railway Songs of Praise
Exciting news that this year’s Songs of Praise service will include Rev. Jean Sedgley as guest speaker! The service is 6.30 pm on Sunday 19 July, at Kingscote Station. Trains for the service will leave from Sheffield Park at 5.15pm, Horsted Keynes at 5.32pm, and East Grinstead at 6.15pm. The return from Kingscote will be at 7.30pm. What a wonderful opportunity to join with neighbouring Deaneries in worship!
Youth News. Apologies ...This is a message related to Christmas! Yes, Emily knows it’s only (June), but Emily has a plan which needs plenty of prep time and which needs your help!! The Church would like to have a knitted nativity set which will be used in Advent (just over 5 months away). Emily is not a knitter but is hoping some of the community are. (Actually, she says she can knit a scarf but that’s all she can knit!). Could you help knit 24 sheep, several shepherds, Mary and Joseph and 3 kings? Would you be willing to donate either some money to buy wool or donate some wool? Please speak to Emily 07825235907 or email her at
Sunday Children’s Programme Spring 2015 For year 6 - 18yr olds on a Friday night we have a youth club that meets 7:30-9pm in the church Annexe, term time only. For more information on any of our children’s & youth work contact the youth and children’s worker Emily on 07825 235907 or

Summer Flower Show: The ladies of Scaynes Hill W.I. kindly provided visitors to the Show with a mouth-watering array of cakes and cups of tea during the afternoon. Sheila Hobbs kindly supplied her usual high quality plants for the Plant Stall, from which there were very few ‘returns’! The Show Committee would like to thank our Judges, Stewards, Ladies of the S.H.W.I. and all other helpers/setters-up for their assistance, without which the Show could not be held. We look forward to seeing you all again next year.
Conservation Shield (overall show winner) - Jos Kingston (new entrant)
Flower Show Trophy (best exhibit in Horticulture) - Sandra Payne
The Joan Hudson Rose Bowl (best 4 identical roses, Class 5) - Jos Kingston
Betty Hayter Memorial Salver (best exhibit in Floral Art) - Emily Ludgate
The Hawes Handicraft Cup (best exhibit in handicraft) - Audrey Humphrey (new entrant)
W.I Cookery Award (best exhibit in Cookery Section) - Bobby Whittome
The Helga Race Trophy (best in Family Favourite Cookery Class) - Monika Lavelle (new entrant)
Eileen and Peter Pratt Trophy (best in Amateur Photography) - Matthew Elliott (new entrant)
The Douglas and Jackie Jay Trophy (best in Amateur Art) - Keith Faggetter (new entrant)
Conservation Group Cup (best in Junior Section) - Jessica Sams
S.H.C.C. Trophy (Group Entry in Junior Section) - Jigsaw Playgroup

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