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18th September 2020
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The Walks – Sussex Hospices Trail

Garden Day – Saturday 10th October from 9.00am

We shall be having our socially distanced garden day from 9.00am on Saturday 10th October.

We shall be keeping to the full Covid rules, including social distancing.  We’ve looked at the “rule of 6” which allows us to run our gardening day without limit on numbers.  The regulations state as they talk about the rule of 6 as it applies to events like our garden day “This does not mean that no more than six people can attend. There can be multiple groups of six people attending, provided that the social interaction and shared activity is limited to groups of six.”

So we’ll serve coffee, and the Ministry of Cake will be in operation from 9 o’clock, and we’ll break for a sausage sizzle and a drink from noon.  We’ll need to ensure that we don’t group more than six people together while we serve the food and drinks.

We’ll ask everyone to make sure that they maintain social distancing at all times, and avoid forming groups of more than six while working, which shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

What we want to do is clear all the paths, tidy up some of the graves, and clear the garden beds around the new Churchyard.

Come when it suits you, don’t feel you have to clock on at 9.00, or stay the full distance either.  It will be good to see you.

For catering, and planning our Covid observance,

Please let me know if you plan to attend Tel: 01825 724 378 or

Food Bank Donations

As a Church, we support FSW, the Family support charity helping children and families in Sussex.

Our particular support is giving food – cans, pasta etc to the Uckfield branch of FSW to distribute through their food bank.  The current Covid pandemic is causing a sharp increase in the demands on the foodbank – there is real suffering, hurt and hardship out there.

Ron and June Perou collect donations in the porch at the Church each Sunday and deliver them to the food bank.

If you have a chance to pick up an extra item at the supermarket or are able to add an additional item to your online delivery please be assured that they will be very gratefully received.

A lot of small donations make a big difference

Collecting for the homeless

I will once again be collecting for the homeless this coming winter. Warm winter clothes please. Coats, shoes, boots, trousers, jumpers, underwear. Ladies toiletries needed. Tents, sleeping bags, roll mats.
Sorry but no duvets or blankets for the homeless.
However the dogs home will welcome these! So can be left with me!
Thank you for your support we made a big difference last year.

Sylvia Chapman 
8 Leveller End Newick 

Good Neighbours

Following the support given through the pandemic via Newick Community Response, there is now a permanent group of volunteers set up via Newick Good Neighbours, who will be there to continue to support those in the community who need help with shopping, prescription collections and so on.  If you need a little help please contact