Countdown to Christmas

Join us for a special evening of words and music to set your Christmas off to a great start
on Saturday 25 November 2023 at 6.30pm

at Holy Cross Church, Belmont Rd., Uckfield TN22 1BP at 6.30pm with

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Robert Bathurst
- of Cold Feet & Downton Abbey fame


Dame Felicity Lott DBE
- international opera singer and one of Britain's best-loved sopranos

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Glyndebourne Youth Opera
- talented young performers between 9 - 13yrs embarking on their musical careers

Join stars Robert Bathurst, Dame Felicity Lott and the Glyndebourne Youth Opera - led by Glyndebourne's Chorus Master Aidan Oliver, for a full programme of Christmas favourites in music and prose.
You will be welcomed by the rector, The Reverend Father John Wall MA.  We are honoured to welcome  Dr Graham Griffiths, lecturer, conductor, pianist and composer, to accompany Dame Felicity Lott on the piano.
Master of Ceremonies, Tom Duncanson will guide you through an evening designed to suit all ages and tastes so come along, join in with the carols and help us raise the roof!

Arrive early to select your seats. (Some seats have a restricted view)
Doors open at 6pm and the evening will close at 7.45pm

EARLYBIRD TICKETS on sale until Sunday 19 November at 11pm
Adults £12.50, children under 16yrs £5.00

TICKETS after 19 November and on the door
Adults £15.00, children under 16yrs £7.50

PARK in Uckfield's free Luxford Field Car Park and take the short cut at the top left to the church

Luxford Field Car Park Uckfield long and short stay approx. 300 spaces
Approaching from the South (Station end of town) proceed through the traffic lights by Boots corner and up the High Street.  Take second left turning – Uckfield Library and Uckfield Cinema are on opposite corners of this junction.
Drive a short way along this road then bear left and immediately right.  Proceed to far side of this parking area and park.
Take footpath exit in north west corner and cross Belmont Road - the Church is immediately in front of you.


This event is generously sponsored by: 

Parfitt & Cresswell
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Jubilee Art Event

Platinum Jubilee Art Project

To celebrate HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and support our Sussex hospice care providers 70 artists of all abilities copied a section of a portrait by pop artist Malgorzata Nierobisz, using various media.  The 70 sections were then collated to form this finished artwork, exhibited in the Alleluia Hall over the Jubilee weekend as part of the Waldron Jubilee Jamboree.  The artwork fetched £700 when auctioned at the end of the exhibition.

We are grateful to Malgorzata Nierobisz for giving us permission to use her stunning and colourful original painting for this unusual collaborative project; to everyone who took part in painting sections of it; Maggie Thurgood and Tom Acton for skilfully dissecting and collating the sections; to Richard Fanshawe for photographing it and to Uckfield Framing Company for its generous support.
The project has raised just over £2000 from donations and the auction.

Postcard copies of the finished artwork (7ins x 5ins) are available to be purchased online in packs of 10.
Packs are £6.00 to include postage.


Giclee prints (measuring 11.73 x 16.5 ins/29.7 x 42cm) can be purchased direct from Uckfield Framing Company 01825 890494 (unframed £26.40/framed in the same way as the exhibited version £103.20 - other options are available).

Jubilee Art Project - finished portrait

Further info available from email:
or telephone: 01892 653 141

We thank the artist Malgorzata Nierobisz for her permission to use this fabulous portrait of our Queen.
The Queen - Original Modern Abstract Pop art Portrait (2019)
Acrylic painting  by Misty Lady - M. Nierobisz


Mayfield Lawn Tennis Club - Charity Tournament


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Sunday 12 June 10am - 3pm

Mayfield Lawn Tennis Club, Station Rd, Mayfield TN20 6BU

American Doubles Tournament

Included in your entry fee will be a delicious two-course lunch with a choice of:
Poached salmon, ham, Italian potato salad and a choice of salads - with strawberries, meringues and cream to follow
This will be served in the play break.

Individual entry £20.00 - for both players and spectators
Numbers are limited so early application is recommended.

Raffle with some fabulous prizes

For further details and to enter contact Sally Duffield→
Cheques should be made payable to: Friends of Sussex Hospices

We would like to thank our generous raffle donors

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The Gruffalo – Fun in Framfield


 Framfield Grange, Framfield, East Sussex TN22 5PN
Wednesday 31 May & Thursday 1 June 2023, 10.30am - 4pm

Ramble through the woodland paths and spy the Gruffalo amongst the trees! Explore the gardens, wildflower meadows, lawns and lakes.
ALL ACTIVITIES ARE FREE and are included in the entry ticket.  Just bring a picnic or buy teas, coffees, cakes or pizzas on the day. FREE parking.

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Pooh Sticks,
nature hunt


Picnic by the lake,
cakes, teas,
pizza van,

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sock puppet

Sock puppet making,
leaf crowns,

Magic man

Magic shows, story-telling, Gruffalo's den

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big kids

Most activities under cover,
just endless fun!


feed the Gruffalo,
mouse trail, ice creams



Earlybird tickets online before Monday 29 May (10pm):

£10.00 – children 3yrs and over
£10.00- adults
Free - children under 3 yrs

All tickets after Monday 29 May (10pm) online and on the gate:

£15 - children 3 yrs and over
£15 - adults
Free - children under 3 yrs

(Children under 3yrs also require a booked ticket (no cost) to enable us to provide all the complimentary craft equipment, passport and trail maps they require on the day)

PLease note that tickets attract a payment processing fee.

FREE Parking via Pump Lane (signposted).
Find us at #gruffalofunframfield

If you have questions or comments or would like to volunteer to help or offer to sponsor this event, please contact the organiser, Patricia Evans



Framfield Grange map
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  • Children under the age of 16yrs must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.
  • Please note uneven woodland paths on the nature trail may cause some difficulty with wheelchairs and buggies.
  • The event will go ahead regardless of weather conditions - wet weather cover is available for most activities and in the hospitality tent.
  • Well behaved dogs welcome on leads. Poo bags are available from the 'START' desk.
  • Suitable footwear should be worn.
  • An official photographer will be present at the event and images may be used for future publicity. Please inform him if you do not wish to be included in any photographs.
  • There will be a first Aid station and a qualified first aider will be on duty throughout the event.
  • If your child goes missing, report it to a badged volunteer. We have a procedure in place to reunite you quickly.
  • A parent and baby room, changing facilities and accessible loos will be available.
  • All goverment COVID guidelines will be monitored and adhered to.

FSH Christmas Cards

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All packs of 10 cost £5.00

Cards must be collected from one of several venues available in E & W Sussex plus any of the four Batcheller Monkhouse offices

 Email Sarah or ring 01892 782890 to arrange collection.

Order and pay online now→

Many thanks for supporting FSH

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FSH thank Batcheller Monkhouse for their generous support