Netherfield village voice

Netherfield Church - The services this month are as follows and please note the changes because Mountfield church will be closed due to building work.

This Sunday, March 11 is our United Benefice service, that is Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield all coming together, this month at Netherfield for Holy Communion. On March 18, Mothering Sunday, is a joint service of Holy Communion at Netherfield, not at Mountfield as previously stated and the final service is another joint Holy Communion at Netherfield. All services are at 10 am. and will be advertised here and on church notice boards.

Brilliant news on our Leap Year Quiz – a delightful evening with the maximum number of teams taking part. Over 40 people sat down in the church to a bangers and mash supper provided by our magnificent team of helpers. A challenge to feed so many but they rose to the task, providing hot food in a very short time and it was consumed equally as quickly! Thank you to those who contributed the food and to Rosie for co-ordinating it all. Then on to the quiz. This was to be Peter Sutton’s last quiz for us as he is shortly moving away and it was certainly a good swansong. Not too challenging but difficult enough to set the teams apart with the result that some ten points separated first from last. Congratulations to Richard’s team for their win and to everyone for the delightful atmosphere that made the evening such fun. My thanks to all who attended for their support, there were some new faces which is part of our mission to include everyone in our church and its activities, as well as enjoy themselves. My further thanks to everyone who helped set up and clear away so efficiently and for contributing to the raffle. The end result – a successful evening that everyone enjoyed, this being the prime objective and with a magnificent profit of over £300 to go towards paying for the new boiler. Paul Smith Church Warden.

White Hart - On Monday February 13 the ladies played Ticehurst club and won 7-4. There was wins for Sarah and Marie. In the doubles Marie/Coral, Mandy/Debbie and in the trebles Sarah/Jane/Marie, Coral/Debbie/Lou and finally Mandy/Lou/Jane.

On Monday February 20 the ladies played the Rose & Crown in the knockout which is played over two legs. In the first leg White Hart won 8-3 with wins for Debbie, Coral, Lou, Debbie/Lou, Coral/Marie and in the trebles Coral/Mandy/Sarah and finally Jane/Mandy/Marie.

On Thursday March 1 White Hart A played White Hart B it was a great night, lots of fun and lots of banter as usual. The A team came out on top winning the darts 4-3 which is better than most seasons but at last the B side did win something the push penny 3-2!

On Thursday February 23 we held a Quiz night on behalf of the Hospice I would like to thank the church, and Netherfield Hill mob that helped us raise one hundred and seventeen pounds.

Another Quiz Night is booked for the Wednesday March 21 with all proceeds going to a local charity, this quiz is going to be a music quiz based on new and old. Teams are 4-6 players at £2.50 per head there are prizes for all and will also includes an Easter raffle .To book a team please call Sean on 01424-838382   

There are various groups meeting throughout the month including Boules, The Rover group, The Harley Davidson group, T.R.Cars and The Breakaway Club, if you would like to know more about any of the dates and times or the darts and football teams please give Sean a ring on 01424 838382. White Hart Boules Pitch. The pieste is free to use, any clubs please feel free to come and use the pieste, FOC any time except match days which are Saturday afternoons throughout the season.  We have a group of ladies and Gents that play amongst themselves Monday Lunchtimes.

The Mobile Library will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 on Friday’s March 16 and 30.

To include your event or local Netherfield news please e mail me maria.standen@tesco.net

On Saturday March 24, there is a charity Table Top Sale at Robertsbridge Village Hall, Station Road, TN32 5DA in aid of the babies’ charity BLISS (for babies born too soon, too small, too sick). Selling everything from baby equipment to clothes, toys, books, DVDs, crockery, pictures, plants, CDs, stationery, jewellery and anything else you can think of that will fit on a table!  With a cake stall, refreshments, raffle and face painting there will be something for everyone and plenty of bargains to be had.  Please come along to support a very good cause.

Maria Standen, Swallow Farm