Lower Beeding Parish Magazine - May 2017

 

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LOWER BEEDING PARISH MAGAZINE 50p - To arrange an annual subscription (£6) ring 01403 891710 May Pole Dancing at the Village Fete in 1991 www.lowerbeeding.com www.facebook.com/LowerBeedingParish 0

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Lower Beeding Parish Worship Services 7th 4th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns May of 10.00am Parish Eucharist Eastertide Readings: Acts 2: 1-4 & 36-41; 1 Peter 2: 19-25; John 10: 1-10. 14th May 5th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns of 10.00am Parish Eucharist Eastertide 3.30pm Evensong at St. Johns (BCP) Readings: Acts 6: 1-7; 1 Peter 2: 4-9; John 14: 1-12. 21st 6th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns May of 10.00am Family Eucharist Eastertide Readings: Acts 8: 5-8 & 14-17; 1 Peter 3: 15-18; John 14: 15-21. 28th 7th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns May of 10.00am Parish Eucharist Eastertide Readings: Acts 1: 12-14; 1 Peter 4: 13-14 & 16; John 17: 1-11. BCP = Book of Common Prayer From the registers... (Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages) Katie and Dan Willard married 18th March at Holy Trinity Funeral of Eric Howard 24th April at Worthing Crematorium May he rest in peace 1

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Contents Features Summertime Concert Rabbit Patch Nursery Dog Show Letter from Bishop Mark Village Fete May Day St Catherine’s Fair Ascension Day Regulars Worship From Holy Trinity Views from St John’s Thursday Club LBA LBHS Great Britons PCSO Report Gardener’s World Holy Trinity School Sussex Wildlife Trust Puzzle Page Our Page (children) Guides Weather Parish Council Engage Update All in the Month of… Health Walks Movie Moments 8 11-12 13 14 15 30 38 44 1 4 6 12 16 17-18 19-20 22-23 23-24 26 28 29-30 31 32-34 35-36 39-40 40-41 43-44 46 48 Copy date for next magazine – Thursday 11th May Welcome to the May edition of the Lower Beeding Parish Magazine. May seems to be a month for joy and celebrating, especially the beauty of nature, and there’s a lot going on in the village to help! There’s the Summertime Concert, the Guides Coffee Morning, the LBHS Plant Sale and plenty of Health Walks to help you appreciate our beautiful countryside. The preparations for the Village Fete are well under way and you’ll be able to sample the delights of both May Pole and Morris Dancing, two traditional ways to celebrate the coming of May, at the fete, albeit in June! Many thanks to Jean Black for the lovely cover photo from the 1991 Village Fete. Do you recognize anyone? I wish you a joyful May! 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 The month of May It does not seem that I am alone in feeling that ‘time’ seems to fly past, faster than ever. Whoever I talk to, young and old alike seem to feel the same. But why? We still have the same 24 hours in a day, give or take the odd Nano second. So why does it seem that life is passing us by quicker than ever? One of my of pet theories is that we not do have the weather seasons anymore, in the space of a few days we can experience and often do the complete four seasons or so it seems. Also we do not have the seasons for fruit or vegetables any more, summer and winter fruits and vegetables are now available all year round. Also we all (me included) expect everything to happen in an instant. For example a kettle to boil, a computer to burst into life. We are always or so it seems waiting for an event, a holiday, a friend’s visit or such like. And dare I say it, the preparations for Christmas seem to start earlier and earlier each year with the arrival of Christmas catalogues and adverts for the latest ‘must’ have toy or whatever. Not to mention the appearance of ‘book early for Christmas lunch’ adverts. Sometimes we must all feel like shouting ‘Stop the world! I want to get off! As I write this just before Palm Sunday, we are dare I say it, waiting for Easter, that great and important Christian festival, in spite of Cadburys and the National Trust omitting the word ‘Easter’ from their publicity for the chocolate egg hunts. The other day I was discussing that the season of Lent was drawing to a close, and one person advised me in all seriousness, that Christmas would soon be upon us! Please can we have summer, (or what in England passes for summer,) or have we already had those few glorious days of sun? So why does it seem that time passes so quickly these days, is it because we are all so busy? All dashing from one place to the other or anticipating the next great event in our lives? In a previous magazine article I drew attention to the poem by William Henry Davies, “What is this life if, full of care, we have no time to stand and stare.” This does seem to be very appropriate for this article. This world, the renewing of which we celebrate along with the new births of spring, at Easter is a good world, in spite of its many problems which mankind has brought upon it. Is it not worth a moment of pause, a moment to “stop and stare”, a moment to stop and be full of wonder, to think of the marvellous world we live in and the ways that we could all help to make it even better? With every blessing, Geoff 4

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News and Views from St. John’s, Coolhurst May is a wonderful month to appreciate the beauty and splendour of God’s natural world. Flowers, shrubs, trees, fruit and vegetables are all working hard to grow from strength to strength. April commences with the pale greening of trees and hedges, so by the time May arrives, the varying shades of green are most noticeable everywhere and eventually all these different greens seem to settle down into virtually one overall colour. At the beginning of the month we usually find woods full of glorious bluebells, their perfume is a delight to the senses and is best appreciated at dawn and dusk. Though as I am writing this in early April, I have noticed bluebells already beginning to appear after the recent warm spring days. Other signs of spring are all the fledgling birds which fly here there and everywhere, (mmm I feel a Beatles song running through my head right now.) and if we are lucky we can hear nightingales singing their beautiful mating song. My big pile of prunings, which I intended to burn in the autumn, got soaked in the rain, so I thought spring would be a good time to clear them, but I notice quite a few wrens constantly diving in and out of it and this is such a delight as I have never had so many wrens together in my garden before. I believe that this is the sign to let nature take its course and wait till the nesting season is finally over. The days are lovely and warm and the strong daylight makes everyone feel greatly energised and looking forward to the many active pursuits that are available to all of us. These are happy days of mid spring. The bees are pollenating as much as they can, the spring lambs are growing and gambolling and playing in the fields. If you are lucky enough to see bunnies in the field, they play what I can only describe as “tag” just like young children do. Invariably Ascension day, which is 40th day following Easter Sunday, falls during the month of May or first 3 days of June if we have a late Easter ( April 23-24-25) whose dates are 1905 – 1943 – 2000 – 2011 – 2038. Or it can be as early as 30th April if Easter is March 22nd which is much more of a rarity. Ascension Day follows the recurring 40 day cycle as we note in scripture, but here it is a time more of celebration than of challenges. Clearly 40 days has much greater significance and the Pascal candle, which represents Christ with us that was lit at sunrise on Easter Sunday, is only alight in the sanctuary for 40 days until Ascension. I trust that this month gives you the opportunity to thank God for his wonderful bounty found in all of nature. Janet Haswell 6

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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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Holy Trinity and St John’s present Featuring Andrew Wickens & Elizabeth Hills – violin – piano Saturday 20th May @ Holy Trinity Church, Lower Beeding, 7.30pm An evening of favourite pieces including: Summer – Vivaldi’s Four Seasons The Lark Ascending – Vaughan Williams To book please call Joan Hackett on 01403 253851 Adults £10 Children £5 to include refreshments Proceeds from the evening to be shared between Ashraya Nepal and the churches. www.ashraya-nepal.org 8

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Interview with Alexandra Lyons Managing Director and Owner of Rabbit Patch Day Nursery What inspired you to start this project? I have always enjoyed working with children and seeing them grow and develop in to unique individuals. Having worked at nurseries in Hove, I felt I had learnt what I could and knew I wanted to do something a bit different. My family helped drive me, and after discovering the Reggio Emilia approach to child education I knew I had a direction to head in. How is the project going so far? The Project is going very well. Our groundwork team, Axio have now finished on site, preparing the ground, pouring the concrete base, planting all the ducts needed and laying the carpark which looks beautiful! Now we have The Qube in who have brought the prefabricated bespoke building with them from up North. They have started putting this together which is great to see, I can actually walk round the rooms now! The gardeners are due to start in May. I am based on site doing the paperwork, recruiting a staff team, preparing policies, looking at furniture and resources. Can you tell us more about the Reggio Emilia approach? The Reggio Emilia approach is hard to explain in a short amount of time. It has its origins in a town called Reggio Emilia (its names sake) in Northern Italy and came about after the Second World War. A small village which was devastated by the war began to rebuild itself, the first thing that needed to be sorted was a school for the children of the community. They got the money they needed by selling some horses and a tank that was left behind. The whole community came together and each individual contributed what they could. The women of the village who had just won their right to vote became the teachers. Word of this project travelled up in to the hills surrounding Reggio Emilia and reached the ears of a teacher called Loris Malaguzzi. He arrived and gave the community the help he could by focusing their efforts. They started by recognising that children have rights like everybody else and especially when it comes to their education, breaking away from the traditional Nun run schools. Loris believed that the children have three teachers, the child, the teacher and the environment and created the approach around this. No 11

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nursery can replicate a true Reggio centre as it is born from the Italian culture but we can take inspiration from them and develop our own unique nurseries. What will be special about the Rabbit Patch Nursery? My vision for Rabbit Patch Day Nursery is to be a welcoming environment for both children and their families. I aim to be part of the community for Plummers Plain, Lower Beeding and the surrounding villages. Our building will have lots of natural light and a seamless link to the garden. The children will be able to access the garden and all the educational value that comes with it all day and in all weathers. The garden and building will be beautiful and natural so the children understand, have a respect and pride for their surroundings. The nursery cook will also be an integral part of the team who the children will know and appreciate. The children will be able to view the kitchen through one of the clear doors and they will be invited in when it is safe so the children can gain an understanding and appreciation of food. How can people get more information and when will you be opening? Visit our website www.rabbitpatchnursery.co.uk , call me on 07591725103, email me at contact@rabbitpatchnursery.co.uk or arrange a time to stop by and I can walk you round the site as it is being built and talk to you about it myself. Our current build timeframe takes us up to mid-June. After an inspection and approval by Ofsted an opening date will be released. Reduced fees are in place for early enrolments. We had a very successful coffee morning at the home of Mrs Jo Longley, raising £58 for Parkinson's UK. Homemade biscuits and coffee were served with a raffle too. Thanks go to members for their contributions. A big thank you to Jo for her hospitality. In May on Thursday 11th at 2.30 pm we have John Davey giving a talk on Old Inns of Lewes, it should be a good meeting. All welcome to attend when we will have a lovely tea served by members. Chris will be taking the meeting in my absence. We hope to have lunches out sometime soon, watch this space. Carly Charman 01403 891542. 12

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Letter from Bishop Mark Dear Friends, 'Thy Kingdom Come' is a phrase that trips off the tongue of Christians every time they pray the Lord's Prayer. It sums up the purpose of Jesus and of his body, The Church. We exist, with Jesus, to build the Kingdom of God. We do that, in part, by seeking to transform the unjust structures of society and conforming them to the intentions of God. We also do it by sharing our faith, hope and love with others. However we help build the Kingdom of God, we must do it in partnership with God and so pray as Jesus taught us: Thy Kingdom come. Prayer is what ensures our partnership with God. Without it, we risk trying to establish not his Kingdom, but some lesser vision of our own. Thy Kingdom Come has become the title and focus of a worldwide wave of prayer during the period between Ascension Day and Pentecost (25th May - 4th June, this year). Every one of us is invited to join in this wave of prayer that more people may come to know, love and follow Jesus - and so become joyful fellow-workers in building up God's Kingdom. There are countless ways to join in this worldwide wave of prayer, as churches, as families or groups, or quietly as individuals. Last year, many churches hosted daylong events embracing many different kinds of corporate and individual prayer. I was privileged to share in several. This year a website has been launched: www.thykingdomcome.global. I urge you to visit it if you can and to discover how you can best be a part of this wave of prayer, whether or not your church is hosting a special event. With thanks for our partnership in prayer, +Mark Bishop of Horsham 14

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