Scaynes Hill

Anchor Coffee Shop: A huge “thank you” to all who have supported the coffee shop in the last year. Your support has been much appreciated. Although closed throughout August the coffee shop is set to re-open in September. Many thanks again from Ursula, Sue, Debbie, Shaaron & Gaynor

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.

Choir Reminder: The Community Choir has produced a CD! You can buy them after church, or from any member of the choir. They are £10 each, or 3 for £20, and the profits will be split between St Peter & St James hospice and Chestnut Tree House Children’s hospice.

Curry Night: There will be another fantastic curry extravaganza in Scaynes Hill. It will be on Saturday 12 September at Scaynes Hill Club, Church Road. There will be the usual tasty range of starters with a super choice of flavoursome curries. In fact there is nothing to stop you from having all the dishes on offer and all for just £6.00 per person. To reserve your place please pop into the club to sign up and pay or contact Sue at

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!

Quiz Nights: There is now a weekly quiz at the Inn on the Green. It starts at 7.00pm with a £2.00 entrance fee and a maximum of 6 players per team. Why not go along and test out your brain power.

St Augustine’s Church News: Prayer Week – Special Events (Sunday 13 - 20 September). There will be a Midday Prayer every day at 12.00 Noon. Sunday 13 - 10am Launch Service. 3.30pm Family Fun Church. Monday 14 – 2.30pm Haywards Heath Wives Fellowship. Tuesday 15 – 3pm Celtic Prayer.7.30pm Artistic Prayer. Wednesday 16 – 3pm Prayer & Praise. Thursday 17 – 3pm Quiet Prayer. Friday 18 – 9.00am-12.00 & 1pm-3pm St Augustine’s School visits. 3pm Famous Prayers. Saturday 19 – Midday Prayer at 12.00 Noon. Sunday 20 - 8am Holy Communion. 10am Final Celebration Service
Youth News – a message from Emily Ludgate. Thank you to those folks who have chatted with me about our Knitted Nativity project. I now have a knitting pattern book, money to buy the wool and a few people have offered to help with knitting. If you fancy a go at knitting some sheep or maybe a few angels, or shepherds please have a chat with me. Our Christmas Posada, travelling nativity is looking like it’s going to be a lovely church and community project. Emily. Please speak to Emily 07825235907 or email her at
Youth News: Youth Club: Year 6 Taster Friday 11 September 7.30pm - 9.00pm. Youth Club starts (Year 7+) Friday 25 September 7.30pm -9.00pm. Tuesday TAG (Talking about God) 29 September 3.30pm – 5.00pm. Do you have any good, second hand toys you could donate to the children’s toy box? If so please let Emily know.

Silverline Test: Silverline is a telephone helpline set up by Esther Rantzen and team to help elderly people in Britain to access help and companionship. As part of a project to introduce the scheme to more folk in our area, Vanessa Bird is conducting a test which needs your help. She needs a few people to phone the helpline and report back on the help they found there. The only qualifications are that you have a phone, and you are over 70. If you’d like to know more, please talk to Vanessa 01444 443502. Or you can e-mail her at Silverline: 0800 4 70 80 90

WI: Thank you to everyone that helped out or attended the service on Wednesday to celebrate the WI’s centenary. It was a lovely afternoon and a great success.

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