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bolney parish magazine OCTOBER 2017 60p 1

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THE PARISH OF ST. MARY MAGDALENE, BOLNEY Thursday: 9.30 am Holy Communion except on the first Thursday of the month when it is at 7.45 pm Morning Prayer at 9am on Saturdays to alternate between Bolney and Cowfold – see website for details or Pew News available in church Priest-in-Charge Curate Church Wardens PCC Secretary PCC Treasurer Revd. Keith Littlejohn The Vicarage. Cowfold  Fr.Martin Mills-on duty Wed,Thurs.& Sun 07983 109245 mmills.southdown@gmail.com Mr. Tim Hutchings 01444 881320 Booker’s Farmhouse,Foxhole Lane Mrs. Susan Ayres Rowan, The Street, Bolney Mrs. Claire George The Street House, The Street, Bolney Mr. Tim Hutchings 01444 881567 01444 881845 01444 881320 PCC Members Mr. John Allen, Mr. Martin Burgess, Miss Emily Burgess, Mr. Peter Sutton Mrs. Janice Warren Deanery Synod Laity Mr. & Mrs. R. Pratt Representatives Electoral Roll Officer Mrs. Carole Wood 01444 881157 01444 881977 Bellringers’ Tower Cpt. Mrs. Heather Jordan Bellringers’ Secretary Mrs. Penuel Ellis-Brown 01273 833851 07483 863822 Magazine Editor Mrs. Penuel Ellis-Brown p.ellisbrown@btinternet.com Advertising Mrs. Laura Littlejohn bolneyparishmag@aol.com Distribution Miss. Linda Foster 01444 881500 Please visit www.stmarymagdalenebolney.org.uk for regular updates Deadline: Material for next magazine to be in by the 15th of the month. 2

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FRONT PAGE Dear Friends, By the time you read this, the transition from summer to autumn will be well underway, if not actually complete. A nip in the morning air, and the sound of the robin singing, remind us the year is moving on. Driving around the area one morning recently, absent- mindedly pondering the joys and cares of the day ahead, ( look out if you see the curate’ s car approaching ! ) , a sudden ray of sunshine lit up the countryside, and the beauty of the scene cut through my musings, reminding me just how blessed we are in Bolney. It was a valuable lesson about just how much we miss if we allow either past or future to dominate our thoughts; failing to live in the present moment, and failing to be grateful for the blessings God is showering upon us right now. Next month, very properly, will be the remembrance season. Why not let this month be the season of thankfulness? At St. Mary Magdalene Church, we have much to be grateful for. First, Father Keith, who looks after the pastoral needs of the parish so faithfully, has been awarded a well- deserved break. Then, we have recently been joined by the Rev’d Ruth Bond and her husband Tony, who are already assisting the church’s ministry most generously. Please say “Hi” to Ruth and Tony when you meet them in the village. Third, at 6pm on 8th October, we welcome Bishop Mark of Horsham as he leads a service of Confirmation. Several members of our village will be taking this important step of faith. Please do join us to support them and share in their joy. Finally, on Sunday 15th October at 10am, we celebrate Harvest Festival. As the main growing season comes to an end, as ‘ all be safely gathered in’ , it is a natural time to reflect on God’s provision of our daily bread and so much else besides, which I, at least, sometimes take for granted. Why not come to offer your prayers and songs of thanksgiving ? It would be great to have you with us. Very best wishes, Fr. Martin. 3

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St Mary Magdalene – Your Parish Church The parish church of St Mary Magdalene is a friendly, loving community where you will be welcomed and accepted as the person you are and helped to grow in faith with others. You are welcome to join us at any of our services: 1st Sunday - 8am BCP Holy Communion 9.30am Parish Eucharist 4pm Feast@4 for families – with crafts and cake! 2nd Sunday - 8am BCP Holy Communion 9.30am Parish Eucharist 9.30am Young Pilgrims in the vestry (aged 7 upwards) 3rd Sunday - 10am Breathing Space with Eucharist and with modern music and joyful worship 4th Sunday - 9.30am Parish Eucharist 9.30am Young Pilgrims in the vestry (aged 7 upwards) 5th Sunday - 9.30am Parish Eucharist There are regular additional services and events at St Mary Magdalene church. Please visit us online for full details or Facebook: St.Mary Magdalene, Bolney ! % !"#$%"%&''(%")%'*+%,$-%&''(%."+/01%21*+31%4$50/)$% www.stmarymagdalenebolney.org.uk 2'67&$)$&8%9$:+$01$;%<%=7;")$; %%%% ! !%>+$")%?$-%@''(%<%A$$&%%%%%%%%%%!%@")$0)%B,:'+6")/',% %%%%%%%!%C'5/&$%A+/$,;&8%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%!%D7$3/"&%D$+#/3$%B,:'+6")/',% %%%%%%%%%%%%%%!%E#$,)0%2"&$,;"+%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%%!9$F*&"+%D$+#/3$%G/6$0% ! 21$3(%'*)%-1")H0%F'/,F%',%/,%IJ=9%."+/01%21*+31%K%K%K% 4

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FEAST @ 4 FOR FAMILIES, FAITH FOOD & FUN at St Mary Magdalene 'Your Parish Church'. At our October 1st Feast @ 4 we are thinking about Harvest At Harvest time, we say ‘thank you’ to God for giving us food. Why not design a thank-you card to give to God at Harvest time. On the front, draw something you might want to say ‘thank you’ for. What do you think you might write inside the card? There are some words at the bottom of the page to help you write this and a picture for you to colour. Thank you. Give God Flowers Food Giving Harvest Next F@4 November 5th. 5

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FLOWERS IN MEMORY OF A LOVED ONE Would you like to remember a friend or relative in a special way on an important anniversary, a birthday or date of death? At St. Mary Magdalene, in the heart of the village, we decorate the church with flowers most weekends (though not in March/April during Lent or November in Advent) so if you would like to contribute to those flowers for a specified occasion we invite you to put a cash donation into an envelope with the date and name of the person who is being remembered. This should go through the door at “Badgers” in The Street, marked clearly Margaret Burgess, donation. The money will go towards flowers for that weekend. A note will go into church with them if that is what you would like. Please ring Emily on 01444 881320 if you want more information. ST MARY MAGDALENE -LOTTERY RESULTS SEPTEMBER 1st Mr R Pratt £107. 50 2nd Mr T Hutchings £64. 50 3rd Mr M Sutton £43. 00 From the Parish Registers 2017 Holy Baptism 3rd September Ella Margaret Kelly Alexandra Lowden 6

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St. Mary Magdalene Autumn Fair Saturday October 7th 2017 11.30am to 2.30pm List of ideas to be given to the stalls to sell. Everything you give is a donation to your church. Please put in strong bag or box to deliver. Ring Emily or Claire to deliver/pickup (unless someone else is mentioned next to the item.) Emily 01444 881320 Claire 01444 881845 Tombola prizes. Turn out your present drawers. Anything new.... What would you like to win? Deliver to Judy Woodland. Bottles of alcoholic drink for a bottle stall. (Run by Tim and Kate Leigh) Homemade cakes - not bought ....we need lots! Those that can be sold..they are popular! Deliver to Sue Ayres beforehand or on the day. Sweets, preferably wrapped like Quality Street or Roses that children can buy. (Run by Robin Burgess) Produce from the garden or the pantry, i.e jams, jellies, flowers or vegetables. Deliver to Marigold Pym before or on the day. Bric a brac...really good things like China, glass, any household item that is worth buying - nothing tired please! Ideally deliver on the day. Books, new or secondhand. Ones that are smart and good to read. Ideally deliver on the day. Gifts, jewellery, accessories and new toiletries ...all good quality Deliver to Emily Hutchings. Thank you for your support and help! 8

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Cuckfield Medical Practice & The Vale Surgery, in conjunction with our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and local Wellbeing Services invite you to attend our Winter Wellbeing Fair. Advice, guidance and help from Health Charities and Practitioners on a wide range of health related issues. Everyone Welcome! Flu jabs only for eligible Cuckfield MP Patients. Cuckfield Medical Practice & The Vale Surgery, in conjunction with our Patient Participation Group (PPG) and local Wellbeing Services invite you to attend our Winter Wellbeing Fair. Advice, guidance and help from Health Charities and Practitioners on a wide range of health related issues. Everyone Welcome! Flu jabs only for eligible Vale Surgery Patients. 9

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Information about Clinics in 2017 at Cuckfield Medical Practice & The Vale Surgery The following patients are entitled to a free flu vaccination:  Patients registered at the Practice who are age 65 and over  Patients registered at the Practice who are in an ‘at risk’ group (chronic diseases)  Children registered at the Practice (see below) If you are not sure whether you are in one of these groups please speak to the Receptionist. Drop-in flu clinics will be held on the following dates:  Saturday 7th October (Cuckfield Surgery)  Saturday 14th October (Cuckfield Surgery)  Saturday 21st October (The Vale Surgery) Please arrive between 8:30am and 10:30am and report to reception. No need to book. Children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old We are offering a nasal spray for Children aged 2, 3 and 4 years old. Clinics will be held on the following dates: 10th, 11th, 17th & 18th of October Please book these appointments with a Receptionist. 10

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BOLNEY C.E.P. SCHOOL Church Lane, Bolney, Haywards Heath, West Sussex RH17 5QP Tel: 01444-881352 Fax: 01444-881047 E-mail: head@bolneyprimary.school ! Web: http://bolneyschool.org.uk Headteacher Mrs.Lorraine Kenny We have had a fantastic start to the new school year. It has been delightful to see all the children’s happy faces after the summer break and all of them eager to learn. We now have 102 children in school. We welcomed sixteen children into Reception and three into other year groups. We have also welcomed two new members of staff, Mrs Bohm and Mrs Jagannath. Everyone has settled in really well. We started off the term looking at what makes us happy and will be working on the theme of happiness all through the school year doing lots of different activities to explore our feelings. We had great fun with one of the activities when we laid on the floor and laughed with each other! The classes have started their topics – Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 are looking at castles and fairy tales in their Happily Ever After topic. Year 3 and Year 4 are studying the Romans and Year 5 and 6 are looking at resilience through their topic about Sir Ernest Shackleton. You may have noticed lots of work going on at the school over the summer; this was to sort out damp brickwork in Beech, Holly and Silver Birch classrooms. The builders worked all through the holidays, including weekends, to get it finished in time for the new term. We have waited a long time for this building work which has mainly been paid for by West Sussex County Council. We now have freshly decorated classrooms with smooth walls! There are new carpets and water heaters in the three rooms and they look fantastic. The building company were brilliant and looked after our school really well along with Mrs Lewry, who worked all summer. In the October half term our front playground will be resurfaced; this is thanks to all the money raised by the brilliant Friends of Bolney. Lorraine Kenny, Headteacher 11

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Friends of Bolney School It is shaping up to be a sociable, busy term for the Friends of Bolney School! We are looking forward to welcoming Giles from South Downs Cellars to treat us to a fun wine- tasting on the evening of Thursday 19th October in the school hall. We will also be stocking up on cheese! Everyone (over 18!) is welcome at the event, and we hope to see you there. Tickets can be purchased for £12 from friendsofbolney@gmail.com We are hoping to run another clothing, handbag and shoe collection in midNovember. Thank you again for your amazing response and help last year; we made nearly £200 for the school. More details to follow in the next edition of the magazine, but in the meantime if you are having a clear-out, please bear our collection in mind. Our popular Christmas fair will take place on Saturday 2nd December, from 2-4pm. It seems very early to be thinking about it, but we are taking bookings for stalls already. If you would be interested in taking a stall, please contact us on friendsofbolney@gmail.com Finally, it isn’t too late to sign up for our 100 Club! Numbers are available at £12 each, with six prize draws per year. BOLNEY LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY The next Meeting of the Society will take place on Friday 3rd November in the Rawson Hall at 8pm when John Davey will speak on “Lewes Bonfire Societies”. Light refreshments. Everyone is welcome. Margaret Burgess 12

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Bolney Village Chapel H o l i d a y C l u b for children in years R – 6 25th, 26th, 27th October 10am – 12.30pm Join us for three days of adventure as we join Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, exploring the lives of Bible characters who discovered that everyone can be part of God’s big expedition. Games, songs, crafts and loads of fun! For further details or to register please contact Simon Allaby Tel. 01444 881089 13

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BOLNEY WI President: Dilys Dunkin 01444 882414 Membership Secretary: Joan Clifford 01444 881422 September report David Turtle, a jeweller who works at the Royal College of Arts was our September speaker. David gave us a brief history of the recent (20th and 21st centuries) developments of jewellery-making accompanied by some mind-blowing examples on screen. ‘The New Jewelry ‘took over’ in 2015 with such craftspeople as John Donald, David Watkins, Wendy Ramshaw and Caroline Broadhead. The telling phrase to me to describe this new movement was ‘beyond gold and stones’ and the inventiveness in the use of other materials was incredible. It took some mental adjustment to imagine anyone wearing a chap’s ear-ring which appeared as a pointed dart to pierce his ear lobe or the strange oral decoration of a young Chinese artist who seemed to have come straight from the orthodontist. At least one design reminded me of the women of an African tribe who wore an increasing number of rigid ‘chokers’ presumably to elongate their necks. The jewelry students at the RCA embark on a two year course following a first degree in totally unrelated subjects, but their artistic ability and originality has seen many of David’s students enjoy international acclaim. He brought an example of his own work which was in beautiful graded blue enamels; in itself this piece demonstrated that jewelry is an art form. But three developments seem to have led the way in the New Jewelry: the use of many materials other than stones and metals, the use of computers in the design and the desire to adorn all parts of the human body. October is our AGM but ladies AND chaps are welcome to our November 9th meeting when Andrew Elms from Lordington Lavender will be our speaker. 2.30pm The Rawson Hall. Tea provided. Dilys Dunkin, President 14

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Bolney Horticultural Society On Thursday the 7th September nearly half our members attended our organised trip to Prenplants, Sussex. We were welcomed by Chris and Ellen Corke and their family team of helpers. As the light was fading, although still a pleasant evening , we had our outside tour and demonstrations first. These were an ingenious automated potting-machine and a seed sowing set- up, which both prompted some interesting questions with enlightening answers. The inside of the polythene tunnels felt calm and smelt of forests and leaf mould. This reflects the peat free ethos of the company. The products they use are endorsed by The Royal Horticultural Society. They also use, try and test natural remedies and pest control during all their production processes. Chris Corke provided us with the technical expertise and Ellen talked about their distribution all over England and plant ranges. The whole experience was informative and worth attending. It was followed by homemade cakes, tea and a glass of wine (if preferred) which added to a wonderful evening. To round of this off, there was a chance to purchase from the wide range of perennials. Keep your eyes open for future arranged visits. New members always welcome. Christine Hunt (Summer Show Secretary Tel:881822) 15

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