Midhurst and Petworth Parish Round-Up

People in Fittleworth have talent by the bucketload – and they’re about to prove it.

On Saturday, July 7, the village hall is the place to be by 7pm, when the curtain goes up on the Fittleworth’s Got Talent show.

The 20 varied acts include the school choir, musical interludes, ballet, dogs singing to Whitney Houston tracks, an opera singer, poetry, a Scouts gang show and a Zumba demo.

The judges are Ali Gibson and Marco Frankland from Midhurst, and drama school owner Sandra Wilson.

The event is being organised to raise funds for St Mary’s Church in the village.

Estate agents Fowlers are sponsoring the prizes and other costs.

Tickets are on sale on Saturday at the village hall from 9.30-10.30am.

They cost £12.50 for adults, £7.50 for children, and include supper. There will be a licensed bar and raffle.

For more information, email fittleworthsgottalent@gmail.com.


Still in Fittleworth, a grand table top sale takes place the following Saturday, July 14, at the village school.

It is in aid of Atfalouna, a charity in Marrakech helping street children in crisis.

Cost is £10 per table.

To book or for more details, call 01798 865829 or 01798 865771.

Wisborough Green

The Friends of St Peter ad Vincula parish church at Wisborough Green are putting the finishing touches to preparations for a Jubilee Flower and Arts Festival which is to be held from Thursday, July 5, to Sunday, July 8.

The Grade I listed church will be decorated with an array of floral arrangements which visitors can see between 9am-5pm on each of the days.

In addition, the church will host a variety of evening entertainments.

On Thursday, Lewes Little Theatre will be performing readings, poetry and music.

On the Friday, St Peter’s music director Malcolm Brinson, with the augmented choir and church members, will be presenting a programme of choral, organ and instrumental music and readings, ending with an audience sing-a-long.

Summer Jazz, featuring Simon Bates (saxaphone) and Paul Harris, stars of Loxwood Jazz and Blues, will take place on the Saturday.

Entry to the flower festival is free.

Tickets and information about the evening events can be obtained from Val Mourilyan on 01403 700089.


The new parish and community room at Fernhurst has been entered for the public and community award category in this year’s Sussex Heritage Trust competition.

Purpose of the competition is to recognise and reward high-quality conservation, restoration or design of facilities for the community such as a village hall, clubroom, schools or open spaces.

Judges have already viewed the building and the awards will be announced at a prize-giving lunch at Lancing College on Wednesday next week.