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LOWER BEEDING PARISH MAGAZINE 50p - To arrange an annual subscription (£6) ring 01403 891710 Celebrate Harvest Sunday 25th September www.lowerbeeding.com www.facebook.com/LowerBeedingParish 0

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Lower Beeding Parish Worship Services 4th 23rd Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns September of 10.00am Parish Eucharist the year Readings: Wisdom 9: 13-18, Philemon 9:10 & 12-17; Luke 14: 25-33. 11th 24th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St. Johns September of 10.00am Parish Eucharist the year 3.30pm Evensong at St. Johns (BCP) Readings: Exodus 32:7-11 & 13-14; I Timothy 1: 12-17; Luke 15; 1-32. 18th 25th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns September of 10.00am Parish Eucharist the year Readings: Amos 8: 4-7; I Timothy 2: 1-8; Luke 16: 1-13. 25th September Harvest 8.30am 10.00am Eucharist at St Johns Harvest Family Service Readings: Amos 6; 1 & 4-7; I Timothy 6; 11-16; Luke 16: 19-31. BCP = Book of Common Prayer From the registers... (Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages) Daisy Matthews, Baptised on 31st July at St John’s Funeral of Paul Greenstreet, 3rd August at St John’s. May he rest in peace Marriage of Gary & Diana Carter, 7th August at Holy Trinity 1

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Contents Features Christmas Market Community Car Scheme Bishop’s Letter Sponsored Walk Playground Opening Cavaliers vs Wicking XI 8 10 14 20 20 40 Regulars Worship From Holy Trinity Views from St John’s Thursday Club LBA LBHS Great Britons Gardener’s World Sussex Wildlife Trust Our Page (children) Puzzle Page Weather Readers’ Letters All in the Month of… Engage Update Cricket Health Walks 1 4 6 10 11-12 15-16 17-18 21-22 23-24 26 27-28 30 32 33-34 35-36 37-38 42 Copy date for next magazine – Thursday 8th September Welcome to the September Parish Magazine! This month the cover features a wonderful photo taken by Nick Vowels of the field behind Church Close being harvested by a huge combine! Many thanks go to Nick for taking the photo while we were away visiting a friend. With my husband Mark and our son Edwin around, I can’t help but learn more about farming machinery, so we were all sorry to miss the New Holland! Harvest is a beautiful time of year for a chance to celebrate the food we have and where it comes from come along to the Harvest Service at Holy Trinity Church at 10am on Sunday 25th September. This month I’ve also tried to make better use of the back cover but don’t worry as the directory is just on the inside back page. Have a good September. Christina Betson Editor cmbetson@hotmail.co.uk 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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From Holy Trinity Farming Roundup for 2016 As many people know my day job is not just being Vicar of the parish but is also, among other things, working with a farming charity. This year has been a testing time for farmers, but you may not have heard that on the news. With our celebration of Harvest being later this month I thought I would give you a roundup of the main farming issues for this year. In 2016 the issues facing the farming community have been low commodity prices on the world market – what you produce is not worth very much – and major problems with the Common Agricultural Policy (CAP) payments following on from other problems from last year. Last year the issue was the responsible body for these subsidies in England, the Rural Payments Agency (RPA), jettisoning its plans to make all farmers submit their claims online because of problems with their computer system and a last minute decision to send out paper application forms instead. This year the processing of the paperwork had major problems and many farmers were left not receiving their payment for months without any explanation why. Sometimes the subsidy farmers receive (currently from the EU) is seen as unfair and distorting world trade – keeping our food prices artificially low. However in the turbulent world of commodity prices, where British farmers compete with the great prairies of the USA and the beef and chicken from places like Argentina, the subsidy cheque is sometimes the only reliable source of income. Originally these payments were started after the war to enable consumers in a Europe that was rebuilding to have food at an affordable price. Now that payment has transformed into something more about keeping the land in good condition than subsidizing the food farmers produce. We value our countryside not just for the food it produces but for the way it looks, the wildlife it contains and the other resources that come from it – such as water. All of these things farmers are now being asked to care for as well as the food they produce. Given the situation of low commodity prices this year and that 55% of farm incomes in England depend on the CAP payments you can see how devastating a delay in those payments could be. Imagine if half of your salary was delayed in paying you for four months. Would you be able to cope? What if you were renting your home – would your landlord be sympathetic to you not being able to pay the rent? Well this is the situation many tenant farmers have found themselves in. The situation is being slowly resolved but its longer term effects on farms who have suffered late or incorrect payments is yet to be seen. With the high dependence on the CAP payment you can also see that farmers are facing huge uncertainty now about the future because of our country’s decision to Brexit. Will the UK government keep paying out to them or will it use the money instead to focus on other areas such as the NHS? Again the argument will be how much do we value our food and our countryside in the face of other needs? God bless, Fr Mark 4

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News and Views from St. John’s, Coolhurst Wow, the years come round quickly! I find myself writing for the third year about my experiences in Tanzania. Many in the parish are involved in the joy and honour of being able to support other communities, especially in a far flung place such as Loliondo, a remote region in Northern Tanzania which takes ten hours by dirt track to reach. The Maasai live in mud houses the size of a small bedroom shared with their family and young animals, with grass roofs, dirt floors, water carried from a distance and no electricity. The challenge is working with them and other tribes within the villages to best support them in improving education, which in turn will give them more choices for the future. It has been quite a year as we work our way through the various options to achieving this goal, some of which work, many of which don’t. There is all the usual village politics, together with Government policies and yes, some people who have different agendas. I thought business was tough but I am learning that it can be equally as hard giving away money as it is making the money in the first place! I was given a quote from Aristotle written over 2,300 years ago which feels as relevant today as it was then:- ‘To give away money is an easy matter and in any man’s power. But to decide to whom to give it and how large and when, and for what purpose and how, is neither in every man’s power nor an easy matter.’ So, I am definitely work in progress on this whole giving thing, but I am so grateful to be a part of this world and wouldn’t change anything that has gone before, as it is all a learning experience, and like business, I believe perseverance pays off. I am confident we are having a positive impact in the community and are excited about what we can achieve with them in the future. The charity I work with has this year sponsored over forty children and we have converted a further container into an internet library. We have provided two schools with fully functioning kitchens, and we have continued the food programme, providing breakfast and lunch for 400 children each day. We have fenced a school, which not only provides them with the obvious safety, but also enables them to grow their own food without it being eaten by goats and cows! More schools will be fenced next year. We are in the process of building teachers accommodation, part of our plans to make the teachers job a great career option. We provide 10 teaching assistants to the local government primary school, and provide them and the teachers a bonus if the school flourishes. We took over a Professor in Education to set up a mentoring programme for the 62 Government Head Teachers in the district, which is all about continued professional development. This will be extended to all 600 teachers in due course. The biggest single initiative this year has been to support the new President John Magufuli by funding tables and chairs for ten thousand children. So, what are the outcomes? We now have hundreds of children getting a great education and speaking English. Why is this important? Because secondary schools and universities in Tanzania are taught in English, but the government primary schools only teach in Swahili. Each year our children are now graduating and going to top secondary schools, from this very remote district. Each week, after the Eucharist, we say the words “send us out in the power of thy spirit to live and work to thy praise and glory” and one of my hopes is that this fulfils that request in some way. Andrew Goodall 6

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September…12 Weeks to go... Christmas Market Saturday November 26th 12 weeks to organize the Christmas Market for 2016. We hope you all had a good summer break and perhaps were able to find some unusual gifts or items that would be good for the Tombola, Children’s Toys, The Old Curiosity Stall and others. Now is the time for us to begin stocking all our stalls. We look forward to seeing you all at the Christmas Market 2016. Stall holders please don’t forget 10TH OCTOBER, 7.30PM, CHURCH ROOM for our stall-holders’ meeting. Any queries please contact: Lesley Hendy (01403 256752) or Jan McKinnell (01403 891481) Christmas Market Organisers 8

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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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For our meeting in July, we visited the home of Jo Longley for tea. After the short shower of rain, we were able to enjoy tea, with scones and cake made by members. Members were then able to walk around Jo's lovely garden, which has been cultivated over many years. Jo is a very good host and we thank her for her hospitality. Next meeting is on Thursday 8th September at 2.30pm in the Church Room when Mr Sadler will talk about "Exploring Canals of England”, tea will be served as well. All welcome. Carly Charman 07581191185 The Horsham Area Community Car Scheme The Horsham Area Community Car Scheme provides a door to door service for the elderly and disabled, so that they may go shopping or keep hospital appointments etc. The scheme is run by volunteers using their own cars and a modest mileage rate is charged to each customer per trip. The continued success of the scheme relies on being able to recruit new volunteer drivers to keep up with demand. Anyone who feels that they can contribute to the scheme, be they retired or just have a day to spare each week should contact the HACCS office on 01403 250202. 10

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Lower Beeding Association News Charity No. 267433 If you are a 250 Club member – or would like to become one – the next quarter draw will be held at the Wheatsheaf on Thursday 8th September from 9 p.m. please do come along. The prizes this time will be £50 x 3, £30 x 3, and £20 x 3. A few tickets remain - STILL only at £20 for the full year so please contact Tom/Marion on 891280 or Jean on 891523. Having been in the Antipodes for a while I am delighted to know that the Fete went very well under the new coordinator – great job done by Pete Robinson. We mustn’t forget that everyone who is associated with the LBA is a volunteer and so much is done behind the scenes for the upkeep of your Hall and Sports Field. At the recent Annual General Meeting of the Lower Beeding Association the following were elected/re-elected... President: Chairman: Treasurer: Secretary: Officer: Officer: Officer : Derek Fry Roy Wicking James Woodlock Jackie Fake Tom Tyler Malcolm Edwards Mandy Wicking 01403 891723 891710 01293 852166 891748 891280 891185 891710 Village organisations representatives Church Rev Dr Mark Betson Kitty Loveridge Community Lisa Snee Community/CC Cricket Russell Knapton Cricket Malcolm Edwards LB & Handcross JFC Ian Jewell Rainbows Barbara Fox Brownies Karen Hargis Mel Gilman-Davis Guides Karen Norris Horticultural Society Elsie Chaplin Tom Plimmer 891367 01444 400536 891952 891532 891185 864188 253268 891093 273304 731423 01444 400607 01293 851319 11

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Thursday Club 250 Club Carly Charman Tom and Marion Tyler 891542 891280 Parish Council Observer A Step Ahead Observer Jackie Ward Antonia Ogden-Meade 891472 891012 Village Hall Bookings Jackie Fake 891748 If you are interested in any of the above clubs please contact the one you may wish to join. Also if you have a new neighbour please pass on the Parish Magazine or ask them to contact Mandy for receiving the mag (Mandy 891710). For any other LBA info please contact Jean Black 891523 Mike Reid 1936-2016 Mike lived in Crabtree Hall, Mill Lane for 25 years before moving to Trinity Fields in 2012. He was the Lower Beeding Association treasurer from 1997 until the AGM this year. He was by profession an Accountant and very conscientious and diligent in looking after the LBA Village Hall and Sports Field finances. He had a number of hobbies including painting, puzzles, and especially Canal boating particularly in France. He was a Mason and was involved in a number of high profile charities. He married Caroline on the 3rd June 2013 and they spent a short time in Trinity Fields before moving to Shermanbury. Over the last few months he bravely suffered ill health and died on the 19th May this year. His first wife Iris died a number of years ago and he now leaves two sons, one daughter and three grandchildren. We offer our sincere condolences to Caroline. Mike was a true gentleman and is sadly missed by all who knew him. Jean Black 12

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Bishop Mark’s Letter September 2016 Thinking creatively about our gifts.... Autumn, for many people, marks a new beginning. Schools, colleges and universities begin new academic years and many people are marking a fresh start after exam results or graduation. People are starting out with what they have and trying to make something out of it. Add some industry, imagination and perhaps a little charm to existing talents and skills and so much becomes possible for those with a positive outlook. A positive outlook requires us to think creatively about what we can do with the gifts and resources available to us rather than looking at what we consider meagre resources and bemoaning the fact we don't have enough. Sometimes it can appear that life has dealt us a difficult hand with massive challenges and problems to overcome but almost nothing with which to tackle those hardships. Instead of complaining to the hard master who has given us so much less than others seem to have, we are called to take our modest talent and to do with it what we can......and it is amazing what appreciation, support and encouragement that effort can inspire - giving us far more with which to work for the common good. +Mark After the Referendum – finding a good way forward Archbishop Justin Welby and Archbishop John Sentamu issued a joint statement after the UK voted to leave the European Union. In it they said: “As citizens of the United Kingdom, whatever our views during the referendum campaign, we must now unite in a common task to build a generous and forward looking country, contributing to human flourishing around the world. “We must remain hospitable and compassionate, builders of bridges and not barriers. Many of those living among us… come from overseas and some will feel a deep sense of insecurity. We must respond by offering reassurance, by cherishing our wonderfully diverse society, and by affirming the unique contribution of each and every one. “…. Unity, hope and generosity will enable us to overcome the period of transition that will now happen, and to emerge confident and successful. The opportunities and challenges that face us as a nation and as global citizens are too significant for us to settle for less. “As those who hope and trust in the living God …, Let us pray especially that we may go forward to build a good United Kingdom that, though relating to the rest of Europe in a new way will play its part amongst the nations in the pursuit of the common good throughout the world.” 14

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