Not only is Pyecombe a beautiful village with a long history, it is also one with a lively community spirit. Regular activities and events are a feature of village life and we hope that one or more of the following will interest you. Contact names are listed should you like further information.
Village Weekend: for over 30 years the village and Church normally hold a weekend event and Flower Festival in July, however due to the pandemic in 2020 the event was cancelled and in 2021 postponed to September. Each year a theme is chosen and Villagers create displays to fit with the theme, there is also a Village fair held in the Church grounds with various stalls and refreshments.
In 2016 a Fancy Dress Dog Show was introduced which was enjoyed by all, including the dogs! The weekend is organized and run by The Village Weekend Committee. The funds raised at this event is split between the Social Committee who organize the refreshments and the Church. If you would like to get involved as a participant or volunteer, contact Tim Cullen 07870 360551
Pyecombe Village Choir (PVC): this began in December 2014 with a carol singing evening around the village, since then it has gone from strength to strength. The choir sings at special village or Church events, as well as at fund raising activities and local care homes. It meets in the church most Friday evenings. Contact: Jane Cullen 07736 806851
Quiz Night: A quiz night is held most years. We are fortunate to be able to use the wonderful Pangdean Barn - if you enjoy being part of a team and like a battle of minds, then look out for the next event!
Pyecombe Music Festival: this new weekend event which started in 2016, has already proved popular. From formal recitals, to folk concerts; from medieval music to jazz and rock, whatever your taste in music you should find something to enjoy. The next Festival takes place the first weekend of September 2017 - join us! And, if you are a musician, professional, amateur or just want to join in, then talk to Jane Cullen on 07736 806851
Book Club: this meets on the first Monday of every month at various houses. Books are chosen from a small selection brought along each month by members which allows us to read a wide range of books which are then discussed often over a glass of wine, it’s a sociable and lively occasion. Contact: Karen Lewis 07831 515849
Christmas Fayre: this annual event has a variety of stalls, items ideal for stocking fillers, presents children can afford for friends and family, household ‘bits and pieces’, etc. There’s a wide selection of cakes for sale and Christmas chutneys and a refreshment area. We hold a raffle with great prizes. It raises money for the Church and the Village and is a time of celebration and fun. Watch out for the next one in 2021!
And, how you can help us:
As previously mentioned our beautiful Church and grounds are at the heart of the village, it is the only space we have for community gatherings. It is used for church services and many other social events so much needed and beneficial to us all. It means as a community we have to raise funds to keep it open, maintain the fabric and all other associated costs, which amount to £361 a week. All of the above events raise money for this purpose along with the following 100 Club.
100 club: was set up by Wendy Desborough in aid of Church Funds, it raises approximate £1600 a year. For a small annual fee, your name is entered in our monthly draws and you may just win a cash prize. There is a leaflet in the enclosed pack which gives more detail.
Our village activities can only happen with the dedication of those who give their time to various committees. We are proud of our community and of the commitment of so many people which makes Pyecombe such a great place to live. Although many activities are run by group involvement (such as the Book Club), two committees are central to much that goes on in Pyecombe.
The Village Weekend Committee: the weekend takes place in July and planning starts a few months earlier. If you would like to be involved, please talk to Tim Cullen 07870 360551.
We are always grateful to our residents who support us at these events which is a great opportunity to meet and catch up on what is happening. Volunteers are always welcome at our many events. We also have a church flower and cleaning rota so if you are interested in getting involved or can offer practical support let us know!
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