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LOWER BEEDING PARISH MAGAZINE 50p - To arrange an annual subscription (£6) ring 01403 891710 Happy Easter! Service details page 7 www.facebook.com/LowerBeedingParish www.lowerbeeding.com 0

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Lower Beeding Parish Worship Services This Month For details of all the Holy Week services see page 7 4th 6th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St John’s March of 10.00am Mothering Sunday Lent Family Eucharist Readings: Joshua 5: 9-12; Corinthians 5: 17-21; Luke 15: 1-3 & 11-32. 5th 13th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St. John’s March of 10.00am Parish Eucharist Lent 3.30pm Evensong at St. John’s Readings: Isaiah 43: 16-21; Philippians 3: 8-14; John 1:1-11. 20th March Palm Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St John’s of the Lord’s 10.00am Parish Eucharist Passion Readings: Isiah 50: 4-7; Philippians 2:6-11; Luke 22: 14- 23:56. Easter Day 6.45am Dawn Eucharist at St Johns In the 8.30am Eucharist at St John’s Lord’s 10.00am Parish Eucharist Resurrection Readings: Acts 10: 34. 37-43; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20: 1-9. BCP = Book of Common Prayer 27th March From the registers... (Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages) Jackie Barrow Memorial service: Thursday 11th February. May she rest in peace. 1

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Contents Easter Services Father Keith Reflects Engage Pause for Thought Mothering Sunday Features 7 8 10 33 34 Welcome to the March edition of the magazine. March is a busy month with the continuation of Lent (with the Lent group and lunches), Mothering Sunday (with its popular Sunday School led Family Service) and Easter (full details of services page 7). Not forgetting the Engage Open Event on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th March see page 10 for details. Another thing to remember is that the clocks go forward on Sunday 27th March at 1am – don’t get caught out for the sunrise service! You’ll notice the absence of Great Britons this month but don’t worry it will be back next month. Ken is taking a well-earned month off. May we wish you a very Happy Easter from all the magazine team. Christina Betson Editor cmbetson@hotmail.co.uk Worship From Holy Trinity Views from St John’s Thursday Club LBA LBHS Holy Trinity School PCSO Report Gardener’s World Sussex Wildlife Trust Guides Our Page (children) Puzzle Page Weather All in the Month of… Parish Council Health Walks Regulars 1 4 6 12 13-14 16 18 19-20 21 22 23 25-26 27-28 29-30 32 37 39 Copy date for next magazine – Thursday 10th March The views and opinions within this publication are not necessarily those of the editor or the Lower Beeding Parochial Church Council. 1

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From Holy Trinity Readers Ramblings in lieu of wise words from the Vicarage While I am writing this we have just entered Lent, the time when some people consider giving up things, like alcohol, chocolate biscuits or something similar or the old perennial “giving up, giving up things”! This last expression of “giving up, giving up things” can cover many things in our lives. People give up for all sort of reasons, this can mean giving up on life itself because we can become ‘fed-up’ with life, everything seems to go wrong, life itself becomes a burden too heavy to bear. It is times like this we need “Assurance”, the assurance of the support of the family, of a good friend or friends, somebody who listens, a smile from a stranger, even a sunny day! There is plenty of ‘reassurance’ out there in many forms, sometimes it is hard to see, it can come even in hash words kindly meant which we can at first sight take offence at, but upon reflection does make sense. In this world it is easy to make snap judgements, a snap judgement relating to a first impression of somebody, because they look different to our considered norm, or they behave in a way we find difficult to accept, and so it goes on. But sometimes it is up to us to stop and seek reassurance from around us, The Assurance that there is something much greater than us out there, One who created all things for us to use and enjoy. What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. No time to stand beneath the boughs and stare as long as sheep or cows. No time to see, when woods we pass, where squirrels hide their nuts in grass. No time to see, in broad daylight, Streams full of stars, like skies at night. No time to turn at Beauty's glance, And watch her feet, how they can dance. No time to wait till her mouth can enrich that smile her eyes began. A poor life this if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare. William Henry Davies With every blessing, Geoff 4

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News and Views from St. John’s, Coolhurst Lenten Lunches The season of Lent is with us and by the time this article is read our programme of lunches will be well under way. I am sure I speak for all those from St John’s who attend one or more of these lunches that we all enjoy them. The accompanying photo was taken at one of last year’s lunches. Currently the average attendance is about a dozen and it would be nice if that number could be increased a bit. In taking part one is joining in an act of Christian fellowship that continues a long tradition of Lenten observance. I read that it was after the Edict of Milan (313 AD), legalising Christianity within the Roman Empire, that the Church required all Christians to observe the practice of fasting throughout Lent. Although fasting did not mean starving it did require a very simple diet that forbade the consumption of meat and dairy products. As the Middle Ages progressed, and after the Reformation, practices increasingly became varied between the different branches and denominations of the Church. Furthermore, dispensations were made for one reason or another. For example a bull published in Spain granted a dispensation from fasting in return for a contribution towards a crusade! In spite of these variations the traditional view of Easter was to regard Lent as a period in which Christ’s sacrifice was celebrated by a period of penitence and self denial. These were to be witnessed by the pursuit with more than usual vigour the practices of prayer, fasting and the giving of alms. In modern times those practices have evolved in ways that takes the accent off penitence and selfmortification and replaces them with ideas of contribution and abstinence from excess. It is in this spirit that we meet for parish lunches. Whilst there is the possibility of second helpings, the ingredients of soup, bread and cheese, are simple and our form of alms-giving is to make contributions toward a nominated charity. This year we contribute to a charity called Family Support Work. On its web-site (www.familysupportwork.org) it is described as follows. “Family Support Work is a charity (No. 285337) helping vulnerable families across Sussex since 1890. We work with families who are in or facing crisis and who need help to overcome multiple, complex issues. We offer: home visits, support groups, drop-ins, play opportunities for children, and supported family breaks with our community workers. We also provide food, clothing and toys to the families we work with, where needed.” Bryan Deal 6

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Holy Week 2016 Monday 21st March – Sunday 27th March Tuesday 22nd March Wednesday 23rd March Monday 21st March 7 pm 7 pm 7 pm Holy Eucharist, Holy Trinity Holy Eucharist, Holy Trinity Holy Eucharist, Holy Trinity THE EASTER TRIDUUM 8 pm - Sung Mass of the Lord’s Supper & Watch of the Passion 12 – 2 pm - – Screening of Our Lord’s Life and Passion as seen in the film King of Kings 2 pm - Liturgy of Good Friday (please enter the service quietly) 6:45 am - Easter Sunrise service and Eucharist, St. John’s 8:30 am –Eucharist, St John’s 10 am - Family Eucharist, Holy Trinity The Annual Parochial Church Meeting will take place after the 10 am service at Holy Trinity on 3rd April. Reports are presented on the activities and business of the Lower Beeding PCC (Parochial Church Council); the Churchwardens and Members of the PCC will be (re-)elected for the coming year. All those on the Electoral Roll are entitled and welcome to attend. MAUNDY THURSDAY- 24th March GOOD FRIDAY- 25th March EASTER DAY- 27th March NOTICE 7

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Fr. Keith reflects on the Lenten and Easter Seasons: Quite suddenly, on Ash Wednesday, we left the green fields of “Ordinary time” in the church’s year and entered the arid wilderness season of Lent. Where great rivers, like the Nile flow and flood in a dry land, there is lush vegetation in the immediate alluvial environs: but beyond that in stark contrast, extends a wide sandy waste. Straight after His baptism in the river Jordan, Christ Jesus entered the desert. He went out into the wilderness in the power of the Holy Spirit. He went out to wage war against Satan: for the Prince of Darkness had rendered all humanity barren as a waste land. Satan had led us into an infertile landscape of disobedience and wanton independence from God; a fundamental denial of the rightful sovereignty of God over our lives; for are we are not made in His own image? But as Saint John the Evangelist tells us, “It was to undo all that the Devil has done that the Son of God appeared.” And so Christ has come into the forlorn wilderness of our wayward hearts. He is come like a great river, overflowing with the grace of His divinity. The deep waters of the spirit rises up to suffuse and refresh our souls. Where Christ is - the verdant spiritual pastures appear: and like the sound of many waters the Lord declares to us through his tender prophet Hosea: “All your fruitfulness come from me.” So also the psalmist extols the generosity of God, singing: “Your river in Heaven brims over.” And Isaiah looking forwards to the time of returning exiles exclaims with joy: “Let the Wilderness and the dry-lands exult, let the wasteland rejoice and bloom, let it bring forth flowers like the jonquil, let it rejoice and sing for joy.” Each Lent we are called to follow Our Lord into the Desert - from the wilderness to the Way of the Cross - to revisit the Arena of our Salvation; even as Mary of Magdalen came to revisit the tomb - very early, while it was still yet dark: so also on Easter Even, we come to keep vigil. The Magdalen came in the deeper darkness of grief, came with spices to anoint Christ’s body; but found instead the sealingstone rolled clear away and coming to meet her – Christ. Alive! And calling her by name. Thus the desert flowers in each of our lives, are fed with streams of living water –the overflow on earth of the Eternal Eastertide. Wishing you all a glorious Eastertide, With every blessing, Fr. Keith Hyde-Dunn SSC. 8

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B E L E N W T G R O O D E P I O W I I L N G E N G A G E R G H N T B O U R H O O D H E R “ENGAGE” At the time of writing, we are still awaiting The Open Event which will be held on Saturday 5th March between 10am and 4pm and on Sunday 6th March between 12pm and 4pm. This event will give everybody in the village a chance to put forward their wish list for what they would like to see in the village of the future. A full report of the event will be in the April magazine. Unless people say what they would like the plan to include, it will not be representative of the village. So now is your chance to “ENGAGE” with the plan process. We are talking about the future of our village! Whatever the rights or wrongs, it is almost certain that because of housing pressure and government policies that development will take place in the village, Engagement in the neighbourhood plan will be a way in helping to shape where this development might take place and the manner in which this will affect the village in the future. Please come along and have your say, now is your chance to shape the future. Volunteers are invited to be part of the Neighbourhood Plan Group, so please consider if you would like to take part. If you would like to be part of the group, please submit your details to the Clerk to the Parish Council: Michael Tuckwell, 22 Blanches Road, Partridge Green, Horsham, RH13 8HZ. Email: michaelanne@hotmail.co.uk. Updates on “Engage” will appear in the Parish magazine, on the Parish Council website (www.lowerbeeding.com) and on the Parish Council notice boards around the village. Geoff Peckham Lead Councillor –Lower Beeding’ Neighbourhood Plan Lower Beeding Parish Council 10

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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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We started off the year with our Annual meeting, many members paid their subs, which are now £15 a year. It was decided not to have a raffle each month, only when there was a special occasion. The members played card bingo and had a lovely tea as usual. At the January meeting we made a presentation to Chris Jelley for her running the club for 15 years, which was a surprise to her. The meeting in March is on Thursday 10th at 2.30 when Mr Davey will talk on Sussex "Who Dunnit" sounds amusing. The pub lunches will commence in the better weather. New members always welcome. Caroline Charman email carolinecharman28@icloud.com 12

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Lower Beeding Association News Charity No. 267433 Tickets are now out for the 250 Club so if you would like to join in time for the first draw on Thursday 10th March please contact Tom/Marion on 01403 891280 or Jean on 891523. Second draw will be on Thursday 9th June, third draw on Thursday 8th September and then the final on Friday 9th December 2016. All prizes for the first three draws are: £50 x 3, £30 x 3, £20 x 3 and the final £500, £50 x 3, £30 x 3 and £20 x 3. There is plenty of time to join and there are quite a few spare tickets. Dates for your diary: Saturday 19th March 2016 – LBHS Spring Show at the village hall – 3 - 4.30 p.m.. Monday 25TH April LBA Annual General Meeting at village hall at 7.30 p.m. Nominations for Officers and Group Representatives to Jackie Fake prior to the meeting please. ________________________ A second selection from Grandmother Brew’s bygone remedies in cases of sickness.... Oh dear ! Diarrhoea: 1) Sip white of an egg slowly. 2) Take a dessert spoon of milk with grated nutmeg. 3) Chew blackberry leaves. 4) Eat only grated raw apple for 24 hours, followed by light diet. 5) For young children mash up bananas which are brown and overripe. Disinfectant: 1) Cut raw onions in half and stand about the house. 2) Put a bowl of sliced raw onion under or near the patient’s bed. Earache: 1) A child with earache that persists for more than a few hours should see the doctor without delay. But in emergency for immediate alleviation, a small shallot or the centre of an onion made hot and wrapped can be placed in the ear or 2) even a hot plug of tobacco. 3) For a boil in the ear channel, pour down twice a day a few drops of glycerine. Eyes: 1) For sore eyes, a poultice of cold tea kept on all night. 2) For a stye, bathe with parsley water. 3) To prevent “crows feet” wipe below the eyes and on the lids with “first spit”. Exhaustion: A fresh egg beaten up in a little sweetened warm water taken morning and afternoon between meals. (water is more digestible than milk). 13

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Feet: 1) For perspiring feet, oatmeal or bran in socks or stockings. 2) Tired feet – soak in equal quantities of vinegar and water. Fish bone in the throat: 1) Suck lemon slices and let the juice trickle slowly down. 2) A raw egg swallowed whole. Gall stones: To pass stones try daily a raw hen’s egg in olive oil. Gout: 1) Rub with warm black treacle and bind round with flannel smeared with treacle. Repeat every 12 hours. Hair: 1) Falling out – make frequent applications of sage tea to the scalp. 2) Thinning - massage the scalp with peanut oil. 3) Baldness – rub morning and evening with raw onion till scalp is red, then a little honey to soothe. 4) A gipsy remedy is rub on the green grease found between the top and under skin of a hedgehog. First find and kill your hedgehog, of course! Hay Fever: 1) 2 teasp. cider vinegar and 2 teasp honey diluted with a little water taken twice a day. 2) Inhaling nutmeg in very hot water or a teasp. Friars Balsam. 3) Sniff up and discharge equal quantities of Borax, salt and sugar, enough to lie on the “old” sixpence. Headaches: 1) Put a cabbage leaf in hot water for a few minutes, squeeze the water from the leaf and put on back of neck, repeating. 2) Apply to the nape of the neck a small bag containing a paste made from 2 tablespoons mustard and two tablespoons flour. 3) A handkerchief soaked in vinegar and tied round the head. Hiccups: 1) Most certain cure is mix a dessert spoon vinegar with a teaspoon sugar and swallow in a gulp. Hoarseness: 1) Mix the juice of a lemon, half teaspoon mustard and a heaped teaspoon of honey. When dissolved take a teaspoon last thing at night. Don’t forget these are only “Old Wives Tales” or do you know better! – please let me know. Jean Black 14

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