The past year has proved very satisfactory in every way, membership for 1968 being 40.
Meetings throughout the year have been well attended, an average of 30 members at each.
Many interesting Speakers were welcomed, who enlightened us on a variety of subjects such as:- “Missionary Work in China”, “Work on the Moral Welfare”, “Water”, “Dealing with the young Delinquent”, “Home Nursing”, and the “Life of a Parson’s Wife” etc.
An average of 20 Communicants attended Holy Communion, on the second Tuesday of each month.
Our annual outing this year was to “Chartwell”, the home of the late Sir Winston Churchill, this being most enjoyable and will long be remembered by all.
At our Bring and Buy Sale, the marvellous sum of £26 6s 0d was raised, the highest ever; this is to maintain our adopted Leper Child, and to augment our own Funds.
At the December meeting, 586 packets of chocolate and sweets were given by Members; this is our Christmas Gift to the children of Chailey Heritage.
Good work has been achieved by the working party, splendid results were attained at our Stalls for the Fete and St Nicholas Fair.
Work is still being carried out for the St Nicholas Fair to be held in the Town Hall this year.
Grateful thanks must be given to the Members who so diligently support us week by week, by sweeping, dusting and brass cleaning, to keep our church clean and tidy. A great big “Thank You” to all.
Anyone who can help us with these chores, by giving a little of their time each week, will be very welcome.
(Extract from Annual Parochial Church Meeting, 15th of April 1969)