Mission Planning ‘Away Day’
We're holding an ‘away day’ (in church though!) on Saturday 25th  September from 1000-1500 to think about ways in which St Margaret's might better engage with the wider community and offer the resources and space we hope to develop to a broader constituency of users. Do come along and share positive thoughts and ideas. We hope to have artist’s impressions of the proposed development too. Get involved! We'll be recruiting volunteers too in the future to make the church building the community hub we’d like it to become. Lunch provided – please sign up on the sheet in the porch.

Jazz Night!
Come along to a jazz concert in church on Saturday 16th October at 1930. ‘Work in Progress’ Swing sextet (including our very own Mark Danieletto) play and sing Big Band classics. Tickets £7.50 (inc. refreshments) from Dawn (07808 170 117), Heather (07932 958 116), or Ewart (07584 496 190)… and on the door. 

Quiz Night
Quiz Night in the village hall (with fish and chips!) on Saturday 23rd October. Please sign up on the notice in the church porch or be in touch with Elaine Eardley to book a place: 01273 302 255. Tickets (including food) are £10. Liquid refreshments will be available, as will raffle tickets.

Preparing for Christmas – The Gospel of John Study Course
I shall be running a 6-week study course on the Gospel of John as preparation for Advent and Christmas. Saturday mornings at 1100 on 13th, 20th, 27th November and 4th, 11th 18th December. Please let me know by e-mail or a written note if you are interested. Fr Anthony

Jill and Roy Crossland celebrate their diamond wedding anniversary on Thursday 23rd September. Our love and congratulations to them!

Confirmation Service at St Margaret’s
The Bishop of Lewes, The Right Reverend Will Hazlewood, will be with us at 1800 on Sunday 21st November this year for a service of Baptism and Confirmation. We have two (possibly three) candidates for this. If you – or anyone you know – might be interested in being prepared for Baptism and/or Confirmation please let me know. Fr Anthony

The Smugglers Play!
‘Touched Theatre’ will present ‘The Smugglers Play’, a free family puppet show, on Sunday 3rd October at 1400/1500/1600 in St Margaret’s Church marquee. The event is being sponsored by Rottingdean Heritage. Do come – it’ll be fun!

Muriel Harrow RIP
Our dear friend and sister Muriel Harrow died last year on 19th March. Attendance at her funeral service was very restricted because of the first national lockdown. A memorial service will be held in church on Wednesday 27th October at 1200, and her family would be delighted if members of the congregation would join them to give thanks for Muriel’s life. Do come if you can.

Link to Hope Shoebox Appeal
I will again be supporting the Christmas 2021 Appeal and hope that you can help with a ‘gift-wrapped’ box and goods for me to box up or a donation for goods and transport. Please ask me for a leaflet (also available at he back of church) or ‘phone 01273 303 236. The last date to ensure delivery to Romania, Moldova, Ukraine and Bulgaria by Christmas is 31st October 2021. David Hunt