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

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Lower Beeding Parish Worship Services 3rd 22nd Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns September of 10.00am Parish Eucharist the year Readings: Jerimiah 20: 7-9; Romans 12: 21-27; Matthew 16: 21-27. 10th 23rd Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns September of 10.00am Parish Eucharist The year 3.30pm Evensong at St. Johns (BCP) Readings: Ezekiel 33: 7-9; Romans 13: 8-10; Matthew 18: 15-20. 17th 24th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns September of 10.00am Parish Eucharist the year Readings: Ecclesiasticus 27: 30 – 28:7; Romans 14 7-9; Matthew 18: 21-35. 24th 25th Sunday 8.30am Eucharist at St Johns September of 10.00am Parish Eucharist the year Readings: Isaiah 55: 6-9; Philippians 1: 20-24 & 27; Matthew 20: 1-16. BCP = Book of Common Prayer From the registers... (Baptisms, Funerals and Marriages) Funeral of Mrs Phyllis Thornton on Wednesday 2nd August at Surrey and Sussex Crematorium May she rest in peace 1

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Contents Features Christmas Market Sponsored Walk Churchyard Gardening Harvest Service The Hobbit – 80 years 8 12 12 25 36 Regulars Worship From Holy Trinity Views from St John’s Thursday Club LBA LBHS Great Britons Police Report Holy Trinity School Gardener’s World Sussex Wildlife Trust Our Page (children) Puzzle Page Guides Weather All in the Month of… Engage Update Parish Council Cathedral Events Cricket Health Walks Movie Moments 1 4 6 10 13-14 16 17-18 20 21-22 23-24 26 28 29-30 32 33-34 35-36 38 39-42 44 45 46 48 Copy date for next magazine – Thursday 14th September Welcome to the September 2017 issue of the Lower Beeding Parish Magazine. As September is the time for going back to school after the long summer break, the front cover features a collection of photos from the past school year at Holy Trinity School Having worked in schools for over 10 years, I have been part of many starts to the new school year and it can be a day filled with mixed emotions from excitement to tears and not just for the new Reception Class pupils. In two years time I will experience it from the other side and become one of the parents crying in the playground as their little ones are ‘all grown up’! My thoughts are with all at Holy Trinity School this September from the dinky 4 year olds in their fresh new uniforms, to all those starting a new year including the parents and the staff as they get to know and grow to love another set of children. Turn to pages 21-22 to find those allimportant term dates and information about some of the learning adventures the children enjoyed just before the holidays. 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 September is here and we must all be thinking where has the time gone? Well, let us be grateful we do live in the year 1752. Why? Hope you are sitting comfortably? The Gregorian calendar is the one most used nowadays. It is named after Pope Gregory Xlll who introduced it in 1582. There is a leap year every four years (or more precisely, 97 leap years every 400 years). This means that the year corresponds closely with the astronomical year (365.24219 days) so that it is just one day out every 3,300 years. Up until 1753, the calendar we used in Britain was the Julian calendar. It was 365.25 days long, which was fractionally too long, and the calendar over time fell out of line with the seasons (as it seems to now? Geoff) and thus was less accurate than the Gregorian calendar. In 1752 Britain decided to abandon the Julian calendar in favour of the Gregorian. By doing so, 3rd September instantly became 14th September! And as a result, nothing whatsoever happened in British history between 3rd and 13th September 1752. Many people believed their lives would be shortened. They protested in the streets, demanding "Give us back our 11 days!" Well, I hate to say it but it will not be long before the ‘C’ word features in my vocabulary, for whatever reason. But, before that let us think about people for whom the ‘C’ Season will not be a season to look forward to, not because they do not know what presents to buy or celebrations to plan, but because they cannot afford to plan ahead, in fact they cannot plan even tomorrow because they do not have the money or resources. For example a quote from a report in The Independent: “Food bank charities have for some time come to expect higher demand during the long summer holidays when children do not attend school for weeks and parents have to buy more food.” We are grateful that ‘Horsham churches together’ will be running the Night Shelter again this year over the winter, it will not be the answer but it all helps and every little action helps. So while the coming ‘C’ season will be one of stress for us and many problems, at least we will not, hopefully, lose 11 days or worry about where the next meal comes from or will we? With every blessing, Geoff 4

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News and Views from St. John’s, Coolhurst I am delighted to have been asked again to provide an update on our charitable endeavours. Over the last few years we have focused principally on Tanzania. This year we have widened the net to encompass the Middle East and North Africa, as well as India and Turkey, and more in Sussex. We have hired a team to establish our own charitable foundation in honour of my parents. The Robin & Sylvia Goodall Charitable Foundation (tGF), like all charities, has limited funds, so the key is to manage these in a way that delivers the maximum impact to the communities we aim to support. Tanzania continues to play a significant part in our activities. Amongst other projects, we have supported Head Teachers through a leadership programme, provided meals at school for hundreds of children and sponsored the education of individuals. We have also done something a little different: we funded four animated TV shows which were viewed by over five million households across East Africa. The programmes, which covered the topics of growth mindset, purpose, curiosity and grit, will also be used as a learning tool within schools. It was exciting watching one of the episodes broadcast on TV during our last visit. We have also been working with HSBC and The British Council to deliver life skills training to 2,400 teenagers in seven Middle Eastern and North African countries. It was impressive visiting two of the countries, Qatar and Dubai, and seeing the impact in person. Mum and I and our CEO visited India where we have supported a primary school. We met some inspiring entrepreneurs working in the community to improve the lives of others. The UK is becoming a far bigger focus, particularly in our own Sussex community. We converted an old humber barge within Brighton Marina into a community space which will be used all year round. Another project, of which I am particularly proud, is supporting One Church in central Brighton to deliver their ProBarista programme. This year they trained 66 unemployed and vulnerable young people as professional baristas, transforming the outlook for their future and job prospects. My approach to charity is evolving. We now focus on supporting the individuals and organisations who are on the ground who we believe are already and can continue to make positive changes within their communities, rather than looking to deliver projects ourselves. Why the change? Because at the moment, it feels that this can have the greatest impact and be more sustainable when the inevitable happens – namely we leave them to it. Who knows what my thinking will be this time next year? Andrew Goodall The tGF ‘impact report’ is available to view on our website www.goodall-foundation.org.uk or please do get in touch if you would like a hard copy. 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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We know it’s only September…but only 12 Weeks to go...before Christmas Market Saturday November 25th 2017 12 weeks to organize the Christmas Market for 2017. We hope you all have had a good summer break and perhaps were able to find some unusual gifts or items that would be good for the Tombolas, Children’s Toys, Antique, Gifts 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 2017. Let’s make it the best one yet! Stall-holders please don’t forget 9TH 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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The July meeting of a cream tea on the Wey and Arun canal, was enjoyed by all, a very hot day, but there was a breeze on the water, a lovely tea was served by volunteers. Our Pub lunch is taking place on 10th August. On Thursday 14th September at 2.30pm in the Church Room, our Speaker will be Mark Perry Nash who will tell us of the First Ladies of the USA. It will be the first gentleman who has been to our meetings, but he has spoken at Nuthurst meetings. All welcome to come along. Carly Charman 01403 891542. Violin recital by Rachel Ellis On Sunday 17th September at St. Leonards Hall, Clarence Road Horsham when Violinist from Horsham Rachel Ellis will give a recital and talk on her visits to Kampala and Uganda teaching music. Tea and cake will be served at the end and a retiring collection will take place. The afternoon starts at 2.15 till 4.30. A lovely afternoon for all to enjoy. Call Carly for more details. 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 mandywicking@gmail.com 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 10

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Holy Trinity & St John’s Churches Fundraising Team Annual Sponsored Walk Saturday 16th September Walking the Horsham riverside route starting from Warnham Nature Reserve @10am. The first stage is suitable for pushchairs and takes 1 hour. Lunch at the Hornbrook pub about 12.30. Final stage takes about 2 hours 30 minutes and has a few steepish slopes. Might be muddy in places so sensible footwear required. More details from Joan Hackett on 01403 253 851 Holy Trinity Churchyard Gardening Sunday 3rd September after the 10am Service All Welcome We are having another gardening session in the churchyard at Holy Trinity to clear back some of the summer growth. This time we will also be having a barbeque at the Vicarage after. Please put the date in your diary if you can make it and let Fr Mark know for catering. Many thanks. Fr Mark 01403 891 367 m.betson@hotmail.co.uk 12

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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 14th September from 9 p.m. please do come along. Info from Tom/Marion on 010403 891280 or Jean on 891523. We say farewell to Eileen Worsell who after 42 years has moved from Mill Lane to Horsham. We wish her all the best in her new home that she going to be sharing with her sister Olive. Eileen, the youngest of four was born at “Homelea” Plummers Plain and moved into the Village Hall Cottage with her husband Rodney who refurbished the house back in the late 1970s. Welcome to Helen and Kevin Light who have now moved into Crabtree Hall Cottage – we hope you will spend many happy years in this part of the village. The old Lower Beeding Village Hall CRABTREE HALL (and attached house): Built in 1875 by Mr W E Hubbard as a working men’s club for the Parish. The local Order of Foresters Friendly Society formed in the 1840s had their HQ at the Hall in 1875 – a club into which money was put for the men when ill. Wood was supplied by Mr Hubbard for heating the hall. The Foresters originally had seven members with meetings at the Crabtree (?every other week or once a month) then moved to the Crabtree Village Hall. In the 1920s there were socials, whist drives and dances nearly every week in the winter. The Stage had steps down the back to the “Green Room” where there was a library. There were “Music Halls” in the 1930s with such young ladies as Olive Gilbert, Edie (New) Carter, Veronica Fowler, some of whom dressed in silk pyjamas as the chorus. There was a Billiard Room for the “working men” - ladies not allowed in there (full size billiard table given by Bunny Carter – when the Hall was sold it was not known where the table went to). Lantern slide shows “magic lanterns” were given by Dame Alice Godman on return from trips to their property in South Africa. One night all lighting failed so everyone went over to South Lodge. There was a Regular Choral Society, and an Active Folk Dance Society which entered competitions in other villages. Folk dancing was taken by Mrs Fowler. In the 1950s there was an active Drama Group – let’s start another one! 13

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Crabtree Hall was converted to a house in 1974 and bought at Auction in 1975 by Tony Rolfe and after him it was owned by the Tingleys until 1988. Mike and Iris Reid from 1988 (Iris died 2009) to 2013. Jan and Brian McKinnel from 2013 (Brian died 2014). (I need to know dates of owners please - Jean) CRABTREE HALL COTTAGE: was converted at the same time and bought by Rodney and Eileen Worsell in 1975 to 2017 when it was bought by Kevin and Helen Light. The new Lower Beeding Village Hall was built onto the Lower Beeding Sports Pavilion in 1975 - where it is now on Leechpond Hill, the B2110. Jean Black 14

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