News from Fifield

Fifield had its usual busy summer. On 23rd July the Friends of St John the Baptist, Fifield, held their Annual Summer Barbecue. Forty-two people attended and enjoyed superb food, before sitting back for the typical Fifield raffle-without-an-end, and £624 was raised. Thanks and congratulations must go to the committee, the organisers, the helpers, the cooks and of course Tina and John Palmer, in whose garden the barbecue was held.

After the Barbecue came the Summer Tea Party on 12th August, held in the gardens and grounds of Old Housing by kind invitation of Pat and John Yaxley. This event was organised by the ‘younger’ element in Fifield including Rosie White, Fiona Underhill, Louise Townsend and Fiona Dunbar who, aided and abetted by their respective husbands, produced a delicious and memorable afternoon. This time funds were in aid of the Parochial Church Council, which is facing a big rise in its part of the Parish Share; so the £680 raised on the day was more than welcome.

Now, with autumn approaching, there are more seasonal delights to look forward to – and we all do; the Fifield Harvest Supper on Saturday 7th October and Harvest Festival Service on Sunday 8th October, and Rosie Darwall-Smith’s World Food Supper Club on 25th October (831265). The Fifield Art Group has restarted after its summer break, Pilates with Ursula goes from strength to strength and Fifield continues to ponder on the many sides to the question of ‘one Ecclesiastical Parish – yes or no?’

Catherine Hitchens

October – November 2017