The Church

St Thomas a Becket church is mentioned in the Domesday Book. The structure today dates from the 12th century onwards and has many unusual monuments inside and a truly remarkable pyramid in the graveyard. This houses the tomb of John ‘Mad Jack’ Fuller. At the the west end is a timber-built West Gallery which houses…

Cricket Club

The cricket pitch is located in Brightling Park – go down the lane that runs through Ox Lodge. Friendly matches take place on Sundays from May to mid September.  Spectators are welcome to come along.  Tea is usually served around 4.45pm and visitors are welcome to a beverage or food after the players have eaten for…

Flower Show

Brightling Flower Show July 2019 The start of the day was decidedly wet and windy but this did not deter Brightlingers. The marquee soon filled up with delightful entries and the judges had a task on their hands deciding which entries should be awarded First or Second prizes. By the time the gate opened at…

Keep Fit

Brightling resident Lynda Free runs a 45 minute keep fit class in the village hall on Wednesday evenings 6-6.45pm. If you are interested in joining the class, contact Lynda: Email: lyndafree@talktalk.net Telephone: 01424 838580

Library services

As well as the library building (the nearest public libraries are in Battle and Heathfield) there are other ways that you can borrow books, audios and magazines from East Sussex library services The “E-library” You can “borrow” books and magazines from the East Sussex library by downloading them to your computer or tablet.  There is now a new…

Robertsbridge Arts Partnership

Notes from the Opera Pit – Sunday 21 February – 6:00pm Celebrating the wealth of professional artistry we have in the village, Robertsbridge Arts Partnership is proud to present Sarah Brooke (flute) and Mike Hext (trombone) in conversation for its February Online Production. Known by many in the village as daily dog-walkers, in their working lives Mike…

Stoolball Club

Stoolball is a sport that dates back to at least the 15th century, originating in Sussex. It may be an ancestor of cricket, baseball and rounders. In fact stoolball is sometimes called “Cricket in the air”. Traditionally it was played by milkmaids who used their milking stools as a wicket. It is similar to Twenty20…

Veg Club

Once a month a group of enthusiastic gardeners meets in Brightling (at a different house each time) to discuss gardening, receive and pass on advice, swap seeds, and occasionally to have a professional talk or demonstration. If you are interested in joining Veg Club contact Cynthia Donald: Email: cynthia@johndonald.com  Telephone: 01424 838287

Village Market

The monthly farmers market is held in the village hall 10am-noon on the last Saturday of the month March-November. Local produce stalls include:  meat, fish, pies, bread, cakes, preserves, eggs and deli items. It is a great opportunity to buy your food for the week ahead, meet friends and have a chat over a cup of coffee and a…

Village Hall

Brightling, East Sussex TN32 5HJ The village hall is located at the heart of the picturesque village of Brightling, East Sussex, close to the church, in spectacular countryside and amidst the Jack Fuller follies. It has a rear garden with extensive views, being fenced and safe for children. Hire the hall The village hall has…

Village Trust

The Brightling Village Trust is a charity set up in 1987. It exists to support charitable purposes in Brightling and can make grants to individuals and to relieve hardship. This gives the trustees discretion to support a wide range of activities which will benefit people in Brightling and which are not otherwise supported. Most recently,…

Yoga

Yoga classes take place in the village hall as follows: Tuesday evenings:     7pm-8.30pm Friday mornings:        10.00am-11.30am All classes are mixed ability and beginners are welcome. A free taster session is available so you can try before you buy. Contact Jules Hammond:         Email:  julesinyogaland@hotmail.com Telephone: 07816 309739

Annual reports from Village Organisations

At the annual Village Assembly, which is held every April, various village organizations present reports on their activities over the preceding year. These reports can be accessed via the links below. 2020 – no reports due to COVID-19 2019 reports 2018 reports 2017 reports