JUMBLE SALE -- Knighton Friends of the Samaritans will hold a Jumble Sale in Knighton Church Hall on Saturday at 3pm.

BATTLE OF BRITAIN SERVICE --Knighton's Battle of Britain Service will be on Sunday at 11am in St Edward's Church, and will be led by Father Andrew Pearce, Vicar of East Radnor. At 10.40am there will be a short service, which will include the placing of wreaths on the War Memorial, at Brookside Square.

CIVIC SERVICE -- Knighton's civic service will be on September 28 at 3pm in St Edward's Church.

CHURCHES TOGETHER -- Churches together in Knighton and District held its annual joint Communion service at St Edward's Church. This service rotates round the member churches and this year it was the turn of St Edward's to be host. Father Andrew Pearce, Vicar of East Radnor, presided at the celebration and the Rev Michael Langstaff, superintendent minister of the Knighton and Leintwardine Methodist Circuit, led the intercessions and assisted with the distribution of the Communion. In the prayers Mr Langstaff made mention of those churches which had wanted to join together but had been prevented from doing so by reasons of church order and administration and not by theological divide. Instead of the traditional sermon there were readings of passages from the Bible which were pertinent to the theme of church union read by Mr Langstaff, the Rev Michael Humphreys and Fay Exworth-Dent, interspersed with mediations read by Father Andrew.

CHARITY DAY -- Knighton Golf Club Ladies Section is having a charity day on September 20 at 1.30pm. An invitation is extended to any ladies wishing to play or try their hand. They will be welcome, and clubs will be provided.

WEDNESDAY CLUB -- Members of Knighton Wednesday Club and friends recently went on a coach trip to Aberystwyth. Once the morning haze had cleared they were greeted with glorious sunshine, and everyone made best use of the many opportunities provided by Aberystwyth.

DIAMOND WEDDING -- Members of the community have expressed their congratulations and best wishes to George and Gwen Lane on the celebration of their diamond (60th) wedding.

DEMONSTRATION -- Knighton Action for Peace and Justice is organising a coach to the national demonstration in London on September 27. The bus will leave Bowling Green Lane, Knighton, at 7.30am and will pick up in Presteigne at 7.45am. The demonstration itself begins in London's Hyde Park at 12noon. For information telephone 01547 528833 (Anne Mary Davies) or 01547 520656 (Mollie Spittles),

PRIZE BINGO -- The Royal British Legion Knighton Branch is organising prize bingo at the Bowling Club (Church Road) on Saturday at 8pm. This event is in aid of the Royal British Legion 2003 Poppy Appeal.

WEDNESDAY CLUB -- Knighton and District Wednesday Club met recently at the Social Room St Edward's Close. Helpers were Mrs N. Barrett and Mrs E. Conway. Winners in the raffle were Miss V Pugh, Mrs M Payne, Mr D Lewis, Mrs E Moss, Mrs E Conway and Mrs N Barrett. Mrs Conway was caller for bingo.

FESTIVAL OF BRASS BANDS -- Knighton Festival of Brass Bands' next concert is at Knighton Community Centre on October 4 with the Yorkshire Building Society Band. This will be the band's first visit to Knighton. Tickets are available, priced at £6 for adults, and £1 for under-16s, at The Bookshop and Offa's Dyke Centre or by telephoning Knighton (01547) 528087.

ST EDWARD'S CHURCH -- Father Andrew Pearce. Vicar of East Radnor, celebrated Eucharist for Holy Cross day last Sunday at St Edward's Church. In his sermon Father Andrew spoke of the distinction between the Disciples' view of Jesus as the all-conquering Messiah and Jesus' own view of himself as the suffering servant. Major Bob Maslen-Jones and John Clements read the lessons, Cecil Rudge was organist and Hilary Howcroft directed the St Edward's Choir. The Rudge musical setting of the Eucharist was used. Peter Waters and Kevin Kell assisted with the distribution of the Communion.