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Mayfield Festival Choir

Handel's Messiah- an Oratorio for all seasons
Mayfield Festival Choir conducted by Jeremy Summerly
Sunday 20 November 2016, 7.30pm
St Dunstan's Church, Mayfield

With Royal Academy Consort and soloists
Tickets:  £24 (centre aisle) £20 (rear centre aisle) £10 (all side aisles, unreserved) Half price for under 18s
Available from 7 October 2016:
Telephone phone 0333 666 3366 (This is operated for us by TicketSource. State you wish to book for Mayfield Festival Choir – Handel's
Messiah. There is a postage fee of £1.50)


Changes to several bus routes in the Crowborough area commencing 4 September 2016.

Changes to route 224. The 224 will no longer serve Mayfield, instead the same stops from Mayfield will be served by the 226 on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The 224 will now run direct from Snape View, Wadhurst to Crowborough via Town Row and Rotherfield on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. In addition this route will now serve Medway and Hillrise. And the Crowborough Hospital loop.

Changes to route 226. The 226 will now run from Southmead Close, Mayfield to Crowborough via Rotherfield. The 226 will continue to serve both the Alderbrook estate and the Steel Cross/Beeches loop.

WEALDLINK has made these changes with agreement of ESCC to complement amended routes 228 and 229 which will now be operated
by Seaford and District Bus Co. Full details will be on our website and available on Traveline once operational.

Mayfield Phoenix Players

Free Coffee Morning - Phoenix Theatre Co.
Saturday, 22nd October 2016, 10 am to 12 noon
London House, High Street, Mayfield


The Parish of Mayfield, East Sussex  is seeking a new and enthusiastic person to develop and support work with KS2 children in particular – an opportunity to build on the established work across the Parish, especially through the strong relationship with our Church Primary Schools and, our ecumenical partnerships. 

For further details, please contact our Parish Office via email at   
Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 28th September 2016
Interviews will take place on Thursday, 13th October 2016.  This post is subject to an enhanced DBS disclosure.
Salary £14K, 18 hours per week +
housing allowance (if applicable).

The Big Friendly Read Summer Reading Challenge 2016

The Summer Reading Challenge for 4 to 11 year olds takes place in all libraries during the summer holidays. Sign up at any library. Then read six library books of your choice (printed books, audio books or ebooks) and collect prizes along the way – all for free.

This year’s Summer Reading Challenge is called The Big Friendly Read and celebrates 100 years since the birth of Roald Dahl. The big Friendly Read starts Saturday 16 July and ends Saturday 10 September If you’re aged 13 and over, you can volunteer now to help us with The Big Friendly Read.

Visit  to find out more, or ask in your local library.

Activities for Youths

The Parish Council has compiled a list of things that youngsters in the Mayfield and Five Ashes area can do, groups to join etc.

Click here for the list

Foodbank Collections

Mayfield remains as a collection point  for the Hailsham Foodbank charity who help to provide emergency food to local people in crisis. Donations can be dropped off at St Dunstan's Church, St Thomas's and Coggins Mill now that Open Door has closed.
Thank you for your generosity. 

Oil Club

A heating oil  club has been formed for Mayfield. The club seeks to consolidate deliveries within an area and thus reduce the cost.and number of deliveries.

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