Happy New 2019

Happy new Year to all our followers here on WordPress. We have some really exciting events to share with you over the next few months.

The first one is a morning of pottery painting! Amy started her pottery studio in North Road, Lancing last year. We have booked an area on 18th January 2019 at 10.30 – 12. This is a free event but numbers are limited so please call 01903 854640 to book your place. Ask for Margaret or Annick and we will be pleased to add your name.pottery painting

Keep looking for more events which I will post as soon as I have arranged them.


Christmas is already approaching faster than any of us can keep up.

Today at the Royal Voluntary Service, Chesham House in Lancing, our ladies and gentlemen were making Kissing Boughs. These were the only decorations that would have hung in a medieval hall where noblemen would entice a lady to stand under for a Christmas kiss.

Using only foraged evergreen from a local farm, this class made beautiful arrangements and were delighted with the results. Have a look at the pictures.

We wish everyone reading this a very Happy Christmas 2018 and a very Happy New Year 2019. We look forward to sharing more events with you all in that new year.


Happy Christmas

IMG_0039It is getting towards that most wonderful time of the year for many of us -Christmas in all its glory.

For many people this is a lonely time of the year and here in Lancing there is a free Christmas Lunch for anyone who would like to go. Don’t be shy, there is no need to be on your own even if you are a couple. A warm welcome awaits you the SRWA (used to be Boundstone School). If you would like to come please phone Janice Roberts, one of the organisers to book a ticket. The number is 07535 646489

Our photos of Fred and Flo shows the beginnings of our decorating and they welcome you anytime for a lovely cuppa in the tea room.


News from Chesham House

It has been a really busy time since I last posted on this Blog. So much has happened and we have all been so very busy. It’s time for another update so that you can see a little of what we have been up to!

Firstly, our regular clubs have been rolling along and getting more full as the weeks go by. This is great news because it means more people are enjoying what’s on during every week here at Chesham House.

We have had the usual Scrabble, Mah Jong, Musical Moments, Whist, Film Club and a visit from the Spiritual Healing ladies. We have also continued with our amazing Lunch Clubs that provide a two course dinner and a convivial atmosphere for just £6 a day.

Friday is a great day because we have a two fantastic quiz setters and there is always an opportunity for Fish and Chips for an extra £4.50.

Last week a lovely group of very talented ladies and gents tried their hand at Glass Painting with some stunning results. There was another fantastically noisy event when Daniel from the West Sussex Music Service brought in 20 African drums and formed an amazing drumming band.

As Christmas approaches we will be hosting dinners, parties and a one off event to make a very special Christmas decoration from live evergreen.

I hope you enjoy our pictures! Why not pop in and see us, have a seat in our Vintage Tea Room and enjoy homemade cake and a cuppa.

You can find us at CHESHAM HOUSE, 124 South Street, Lancing, BN15 8AJ or phone us on 01903 854640. You will always be welcome.



Spiritual Healing

Spiritual Healing ladies are in Chesham House again tomorrow. (Tuesday 6th November 2018)

Please drop in anytime between 2.00pm & 4.00pm

NO CHARGE but they do ask for a small donation to cover travel costs.

Events at Chesham House

Here we are, two months until Christmas and with a mas of events to let you know about.

But first, we had an amazing Tai Chi session and from this we are now able to run two clubs, Mondays and Tuesdays. These clubs are a total sell out for now but if we have enough interest to run a third session we will.

Tai Chi in the evenings is always possible and we are busy trying to find an evening instructor to lead a brand new group. If you would like to be added to the waiting list for this group then pleased email me Margaret.peacock@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk or phone the centre 01903 854640 to get your name on the list.

Our next First Time for Everything event is coming up. We are going to have a try at Glass Painting. I will post up some pictures of this event as it happens. Although this session is full now I am happy to start a waiting list and hold another event.

Finally for this post, we have Sussex Music Service coming in on 15th November to share an African drumming workshop with us. Again, if you are very quick we have room for a few more.

With Christmas approaching we are holding a Christmas Craft time on 17th December where everyone can make a Kissing Bow and learn the history of kissing bows.

NEW – Tai Chi Sessions

The “First Time for Everything” Tai Chi trial which was funded by The Prudential was such a great success and proved so popular we have decided to go ahead with weekly sessions.

The lovely trainer Hilary has agreed to 7 weekly sessions to start us off so……..

The 7 sessions will run as follows

Tuesday 6th November – 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Tuesday 13th November – 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Tuesday 20th November – 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m. (To be confirmed)
Tuesday 27th November – 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Tuesday 4th December – 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Tuesday 11th December – 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.
Tuesday 18th December – 12.30 p.m. to 1.30 p.m.

There will be a charge of £5.00 per session (which includes tea/coffee and biscuits afterwards)

Please try and book your place in advance to avoid disappointment.

Call: 01903 854640 or
Email: Cheshamhouseadmin@royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk