Ninfield

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

Congratulations to Hooe Sports Football Club who won the local derby against Ninfield last Saturday 3-2! This Saturday, December 15, sees them playing Rock-A-Nore at home, kick off 2pm on Hooe Recreation Ground. You can track the club’s progress online: www.pitchero.com/clubs/hooesportsfc.

Ninfield Methodist Church invite you to celebrate Christmas with them:

December 15, 10am-12pm, Christmas Coffee Time. You are invited to join them for a cup of coffee as they prepare candles for the Christingle service on December 16, 2.30pm. This will be a ‘Christingle Service of Celebration’, a lovely children and family servive when they light the Christmas candles. Wednesday December 19, 2.30pm is ‘Christmastime’ with Deacon Jean Duckworth-Lloyd. Sunday December 23, 2.30pm, will be a Christmas Carol Service. A special family service when you can sign and join in with all your favourite carols and then enjoy some mince pies! On Sunday December 30, 10.30am, a Christmas Praise Service at Christchurch, Bexhill (Near Bexhill Hospital). To celebrate the New Year, on January 6, 2.30pm they are holding a New Year Covenant Service. Revd. Ian Wales will lead this lovelt methodist tradition that enables worshipers to make their resolution and promise afresh to serve God.

Ninfield Primary School’s Christmas Fayre is on Monday December 17, 3.30-5pm. If any local businesses can offer sponsorship/raffle prizes please contact the school 892486 or Lorna 893644.

St Oswold’s, Hooe, are holding their Carol Service on Tuesday December 18, 7.30pm. There will not be a bus service from the Red Lion as there has been in previous years. However, they hope to have some parking at Hall Cross (top of Church Lane). Therefore get your wellie boots on and torches at the ready for a winters night stroll along the lane to the church. You are urged to car share due to the limited parking. Hooe Silver Band will be playing, along with Ninfield School Choir singing some carols. There will be coffee and mince pies following the service. Everyone is invited to go along.

CHRISTMAS SERVICES IN OUR PARISH CHURCHES

December 18, St Oswald’s Carol Service 7.30pm

December 23, St Mary’s Christingle Service 3.30pm

December 25, St Mary’s Christmas Day Family Communion 9.30am

December 25, St Oswald’s Christmas Day Family Communion 11.15am

Please note there is no Midnight service this year.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on December 22:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Millfield (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4pm.

Ninfield Flower Group are holding their AGM on Monday January 7, 2013 at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. All members and non-members are welcome to attend. The competition for 2013 will be a arrangement of your choice in a cup and saucer. The group are looking for new members to join their committee. Should you require any further information regarding any of their meetings or becoming a member of the committee, please contact Susan Cambell on ninfieldflowergroup@hotmail.co.uk or Tel: 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends.

The Hooe Open Group’s January meeting being held on Friday January 11 which will be a members event and will present an opportunity for new members to get to know each other. For further information on the Hooe Open Group Edna Wallis is always there to welcome you, she can be contacted any time on 01424 842591.

There will be a Policing Panel meeting in the Reading Room, Church Lane, Ninfield on January 15, at 7.30pm with guest speaker Annie Page Community Officer from East Sussex Fire And Rescue. All are welcome to go along, our PCSO Darrel Holter will be hosting.

Arthritis Research UK are holding a Winter Warmer on January 23, 2013 in the Reading Room (Church Lane, Ninfield) at 12.30pm, tickets are £7.50 per person. All are welcome. Please book your place with Ann on 892593.

1st Ninfeld Scout Group are holding their Annual January Jumble Sale on January 26, 2pm at the Memorial Hall. The group will collect your jumble for you, please contact Dick Creasey 07970559226, Elaine Gausden 07798654614 or Sandra Titherley 892848. Jumble can also be left on Friday January 25 after 6pm or on Saturday 26 after 8am. You are invited to go along and search for bargains enjoy some refreshments or try your luck in the raffle.

Hooe Parish Council are meeting on January 28, 2013 at 7.45pm in the Village Hall. All Hooe residents are invited to attend.

Don’t forget that you can find out more community information from both villages and Wealden District Council on our district councillors (Pam Doodes) website or the Ninfield Parish Council website: www.pamdoodes.com / www.ninfield.webplus.net.

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (www.ninfield.org.uk):

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

December 16, Christingle Service with Revd. Ian Wales

December 23, Carol Service with Revd. Derek & Topsy Brice

December 30, 10.30am Service at Christchurch with Mrs Christine Freeland

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me: nhvillagevoice@hotmail.com.