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LOWER BEEDING PARISH MAGAZINE 50p - To arrange an annual subscription (£6) ring 01403 891710 www.facebook.com/LowerBeedingParish www.lowerbeeding.com 0

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Lower Beeding Parish Worship Services This Month 3rd January Epiphany of the Lord 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 60: 1-6; Ephesians 3: 2-3a & 5-6; Matthew 2: 1-12. 10th January Baptism of the Lord 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings:Isaiah40:1-5, 9-11;Titus2:11-14, 3:4-7; Luke3:15-16&21-22 17th January 2nd Sunday of the year 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings: Isaiah 62: 1-5; Corinthians 12: 4-11; John 2: 1-11. 24th January 3rd Sunday of the year 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings: Nehemiah 8:2-6, 8-10; Corinthians 12: 12-30; Luke 1: 1-4, 14-21. 31st January 4th Sunday of the year 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Parish Eucharist Readings: Jeremiah 1: 4-5, 17-19; Corinthians 12: 31- 13: 13; Luke 4: 21-30. BCP = Book of Common Prayer From the registers... (Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages) Condolences go to the family of Rosemary Lawrence whose funeral took place at Holy Trinity Church on Wednesday 23rd December 1

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Contents Christmas Market Neighbourhood Plan Diocesan News Nymans Exhibition Epiphany Features Welcome to the January edition of the Parish Magazine – I hope you all had peaceful Christmases and wish you a Happy New Year! 8 10 15 21 32 Worship From Holy Trinity Views from St John’s Jokes Page LBA LBHS Great Britons PCSO Report Holy Trinity School Gardener’s World Sussex Wildlife Trust Our Page (children) Puzzle Page Guides Report Weather All in the Month of … Parish Council Health Walks Regulars Despite hearing on the radio today that it could be the warmest December for quite a while I still decided to use the snow scene photos of our two beautiful churches for this month’s front cover – we shall see if January 2016 brings any repeat of these scenes! This month we have an introduction to the Neighbourhood Plan on page 10, look out for more details on this exciting way to be involved in shaping our parish in future magazines. We also have an extended LBHS report as a new way of looking at the history of our parish. As always, if you have anything to add to the magazine about its history or current affairs, please do contact me. Christina Betson Editor cmbetson@hotmail.co.uk 1 4 6 11 13-14 16 17-18 20 21 22 24 26 27 28 29-30 33-34 35-36 39 Copy date for next magazine – Thursday 14th January 2016 The views and opinions within this publication are not necessarily those of the editor or the Lower Beeding Parochial Church Council. 2

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! Want  to  see  advertise  your  business  to  the  Lower  Beeding   area?   !     Contact   us  now  for  inew nformation   on  advertising   from  January   We welcome members of all playing 2016!   standards and ages   E-­‐Mail  Christina  now…  cmbetson@hotmail.co.uk       Meet Come and play   tennis – all standards welcome Seven courts and large club house Your  advert   can  b e  available   in  our   monthly   magazine  sent  to   Active programme ofsocial tennis website  too     subscribers   and  on  the  L ower  Beeding   Sussex Leagues and club tournaments www.lowerbeeding.com     Flourishing Junior coaching programme Leechpond Hill, Lower Beeding, Horsham, RH13 6NR 07948 372611 Email play@comptonstennis.com www.comptonstennisclub.co.uk !   !   !   Absolute Arboriculture ! Crabtree, Lower Beeding § § § §   Tree surgery Hedge cutting Stump grinding Logs Call Max Ferretti ND,NCH Arb T 01403 730504 M 07759 482934       max@absolutearb.com www.absolutearb.com          

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From Holy Trinity Plough Sunday I am currently in the midst of making preparations for the Plough Sunday service to be held at Chichester Cathedral on the 7th February. Although the agricultural calendar usually would see the plough tilling the earth much earlier, this time has been set aside to stand back and ask for a blessing on the work of our hands that we may have a bountiful harvest to come. It’s a good time of year to do that whether you are a farmer or not. Christmas preparations are all too often focused on that one perfect day, which if you build up the expectations for too much is bound to disappoint. Too much money spent, too much food consumed can lead to the days after seeming haunted by guilt at the memory of that day. It helps make Blue Monday (the name given to a day in January reported to be the most depressing day of the year) what it is. However Plough Sunday turns that around. It’s not about looking back, but looking forward. It may be hard to see that on a grey January day, just as it’s difficult to see from the bear earth of a ploughed field that a crop will grow. However life is full of surprises and, given time, you will see the green shoots coming through. It’s not easy, but given nurture and faith you will see them grow and bear fruit. Storms and frost may knock the green shoots back but a well prepared soil will help them keep going no matter. January then is the perfect time to look forward and make preparations for the good things you want to achieve in 2016. God bless, Mark 4

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News and Views from St. John’s, Coolhurst When you read this article you will probably have had your fill of rich Christmas food and will be slowly finishing off the many chocolates, biscuits and mince pies. The days now are short and cold. It is often raining with a strong icy wind. The farmers who produce our food, particularly those with livestock, are working out in this weather every day. The commitment of keeping animals often precludes farmers from taking holidays. We have also heard about the financial struggles within the industry. The local farm to St John’s raises Aberdeen Angus cattle. The calves are born in January and February, some in the barn and some outside in the open. One year a calf was born overnight in the field during a cold spell when the temperature had fallen to -12°C and he survived! The cattle need tending once or twice a day with silage being taken to them early each morning. Occasionally a calf has to be bottle fed on a regular basis during the day. So when you look out of the window first thing in the morning and view a wintry scene, feeling glad that you are indoors in the warm, remember the farmers. Remember too how fortunate we are to have such an abundance and choice of food and thank God for his bounty. Maggie Ray To arrange an annual subscription of the magazine for only £6 per year, that’s just 50p per monthly edition delivered through your door, please contact Mandy Wicking on 01403 891710 or via email at awicking@rwicking.freeserve.co.uk or by post at Two Oaks, Brighton Road, Monks Gate, RH13 6JD To advertise in the magazine please contact Kate Hough at info@lowerbeeding.com 6

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CHRISTMAS MARKET 2015 THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU Everyone who helped and everyone who came and made this year’s Christmas Market such a success. Although the weather decided to be against us, lots of you came and made this year’s Market very special. Over the weeks before the big day, contributions were collected and sorted by a wonderful band of helpers. The stallholders did everything they could to make the hall and their stalls look so attractive and welcoming. Many, many thanks to such a dedicated group of people without whose help this important fund-raising event cannot take place. Special thanks to Janet Haswell who braved four hours of rain outside on the bric-a-brac stall – dedication beyond the call of duty. Initial calculations are showing an amazing profit of just over £3000! We have to pay for the hall hire but I understand that Simon Langton took a few of the more valuable items to sell at auction so there should be more. Please enjoy the photos and put November 26th 2016 in your diaries for next year’s Christmas Market. Lesley Hendy on 01403 256752 or Jan McKinnell on 01403 891481. (Christmas Market Organisers) And of course a BIG thank you goes to Lesley and Jan for organising the event. 8

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  A GIFT FOR A SPECIAL PERSON HAVE A FAVOURITE PHOTO PAINTED   * Commissions taken * * Work from photos * * Price on application * Mounted & framed, non reflective glass   Tel 01403 891683 or 07775 128213 Email dianacarolineriordan@gmail.com   PHYSIOTHERAPY SPECIAL INTEREST IN SPORTS INJURIES AND SPINAL PAIN KATIE KNAPTON MCSP Member of the HPC CHARTERED PHYSIOTHERAPIST BRIGHTON ROAD, LOWER BEEDING TEL: 07711 531132 www.katieknapton.co.uk PRIVATE HEALTH INSURANCE APPROVED   Holbrook Home Improvements   Painting and Decorating Tiling   Property Maintenance     Fully Insured References Available Call Graham Scott on 01403 242680 or 07885 136856 gscott@btinternet.com www.holbrook-home-improvements.co.uk Paul C. Avery INTERIOR & EXTERIOR DECORATOR FOR A QUALITY ASSURED FINISH To all your decorating requirements THE GATEHOUSE . SANDYGATE LANE . LOWER BEEDING . RH13 6LR Telephone (01403) 891017

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Lower Beeding Neighbourhood Plan As reported in December Parish Magazine, it was agreed at the October Meeting that Lower Beeding Parish Council apply to Horsham District Council (HDC) that “Lower Beeding be a designated Parish for producing a Neighbourhood Plan.” The public consultation on this proposal ended on 22nd December. Neighbourhood planning is a right for communities introduced through the Localism Act 2011. Communities can shape development in their areas through the production of Neighbourhood Development Plans. What is a Neighbourhood Plan? Neighbourhood Development Plans become part of the Local Plan produced by the local authority (HDC) and the policies contained within them are then used in the determination of planning applications. It must be stressed that the policies produced cannot block development that is already part of the Local Plan. What they can do is shape where that development will go and what it will look like. Neighbourhood planning is one of the community rights, along with the Community Right to Build, Community Right to Bid, Community Right to Challenge and Community Right to Reclaim Land. (See the My Community Rights website for more information.) How does it work? The Parish Councils will lead on neighbourhood planning in their areas. The Local Planning Authority (HDC) is involved and will make decisions at key stages of the process, such as approving the neighbourhood area within which the Neighbourhood Plan will have effect. It will also organise the independent examination of the plan and the community referendum that is held at the end of the process. The referendum is an important part of the process allowing those that live in the neighbourhood area to decide whether or not the Neighbourhood Plan, comes into effect or not. This is direct democracy and outlines the importance of working with the wider community and securing their support at an early stage in the process. The formal launch of the process will commence with an exhibition (planned provisionally for the weekend of 5th and 6th March in the Church Room (behind Holy Trinity church) at which the village will be invited to come and make suggestions as to what they would like included or excluded from the plan in terms of future development and amenities in the village. There will be further updates and confirmation of dates in the Parish magazine, on the Parish Council website (www.lowerbeeing.com) and on the parish council notice boards around the village. Volunteers will be invited to be part of the Neighbourhood Plan Group, so please consider if you would like to take part, details of how to apply will be circulated later along with details of the Exhibition. 10

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What did the raspberry say to the blueberry? Breathe, breathe!!! A hangover is the wrath of grapes. When two egotists meet, it's an I for an I. A bicycle can't stand on its own because it is two tired. Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana. In democracy your vote counts. In feudalism your count votes. A chicken crossing the road is poultry in motion. "Most cars on our roads have only one occupant, usually the driver." (Carol Malia, BBC Anchorwoman) 11

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Mark and his staff welcome you to THE PLOUGH Lower Beeding A traditional, family friendly country pub, serving fine ales and beers. Lunchtime snacks from 12–2pm. Full evening menu available from 6–9pm. Sunday roast from 12 – 3 pm. Don’t forget Fryday is fish and chip day. Ring 01403 891277 to order – you’d batter hurry. Open all day Friday Saturday and Sunday. Darts Pool Bar See you soon Billiards ROY WICKING GARDENING SERVICES * Lawn & hedge cutting * Garden clearance * General maintenance * Fully insured TEL: 01403 891710 MOB: 075 2209 5930 MAIL: ROY.WICKING@GOOGLEMAIL.COM   KEEPERS BOARDING KENNELS & GROOMING PARLOUR Leechpond Hill, Lower Beeding, RH13 6NR 5-star Accommodation with outside Astro Turf exercise ground Day Boarders Welcome Contact the owners Lisa & Sue. 01403 891 300    

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Lower Beeding Association News Charity No. 267433 Results of the LBA 250 club during 2015….. 12th March : Plough £50 C Connor 58 £30 P Arbuthnot 219 £20 M Loveridge 247 11th June : Crabtree £50 J Bamford 46 £30 K Loveridge 72 £20 H Porter 194 £50 £30 A Rowe R Crisp 216 70 £20 M Reid 197 £50 £30 £20 Donated V Ferretti C Walsh 25 226 26 £50 £30 £20 G Arbuthnot 18 R Eggleton 40 P Avery 118 £50 £30 £20 K Laidler B Kirkham L Hyde 132 205 146 10th Sept :Held at the Village Hall £50 T Cotton 89 £50 £30 S Davies 137 £30 £20 M Arbuthnot 80 £20 December 11th : Plough £500 J Harrison 246 £50 A Mills 66 £30 A Riggall 60 £20 D Fry 13 J Potter` C Reid B Fox 239 130 17 £50 £30 £20 S Mills A Chaplin J Dobbe 001 67 104 £50 £30 £20 D Cockram J Sayers A Rowe 96 213 216 £50 E Chaplin £30 K Loveridge £20 H Kidd 41 72 56 There are a number of tickets available for the 2016 250 Club, which will commence in January with the first draw in March 2016. We do need a few more collectors in the outlying areas. For information on the Club please contact Tom/Marion on 01403 891280 for tickets for 2016 – only £20 a year (should be nearer £40 !) The 250 Club has been run since the early 1960s initially as part of fund raising in order to purchase the field and build the Pavilion. Marion and Tom took over (from JB and GF) the running of the 250 Club in January 1991 - for 24 years ! Many thanks go to Marion and Tom who have unstintingly run this valuable village club. However, hopefully there is now someone out there who would like to take over this important fund raiser, funds of which go towards the emergencies that crop up at your sports field and hall - please come forward, please! And initially work alongside Marion and Tom. 13

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In the past the LBA has staged Spring and Summer Events, such as barn dances, hog roasts, race nights, etc. etc. so if there is anyone who has not yet explored their latent talents and would like to put a function on, on behalf of the LBA, please come forward. The LB Horticultural Society put on Spring and Summer Shows, Quiz nights, talks, garden outings, among other entertainment. The Church fund raising team also stage a number of events during the year. There are the active sports groups – Football, Cricket and Stoolball. Guides, Brownies and Rainbows weekly Dog training classes. Ballroom classes. Thursday Club for those who like to get together and talk, listen, watch and eat out And now ZUMBA has started on Tuesday mornings 9.45 – 1045, first class free ! The above is a snapshot of what goes on in your village so all in all we have a lot going on. Dates for your diary: LBA AGM – Monday 25th April 2016 at the village hall at 6.30 p.m. Lower Beeding Village Fete: 21st June – all queries to Pete Robinson: 01403 891395. m: 07815700006 petelrobinson@hotmail.com _____________ Celia Florence Kirkham (1923-2015) It is with great sadness to say that Flo Kirkham, as she was known to all of us who knew her, recently died peacefully at the age of 92. She was an important part of Plummers Plain/Lower Beeding for many years and prepared and served the cricket teas for over 30 years. She and her family, all talented sports people, played a significant part in raising funds for, and continuing to support, the village. When Flo moved to Horsham she continued to support the village and came along to the Village Fete to meet up with her friends old and new. She will be sadly missed by her 4 sons and 3 daughters, grandchildren and great grandchildren and all those who knew her. We offer our sincere condolences to the family. Jean Black (01403 891523) 14

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