Ninfield

NINFIELD BOWLS CLUB: Ninfield Bowls Club are striving to get the few extra points needed for wins but are just falling short at the moment. On May 24 they played Hollington, loosing by 5 points 75-70. Their game on May 27 saw them loose against Winchelsea 68-75. Their narrowest loss come against Rye on May 30, when they lost 51-53. Although they lost on all 3 games everyone enjoyed the matches, irrespective of the losses, due the friendship between the clubs involved.

BUCKET COLLECTION: A bucket collection in aid of Chestnut Tree Children’s Hospice has been organised at Sainsburys, Bexhill, on June 5. Pam Doodes is looking for volunteers to assist during the day. If you feel that you could spare some time to assist, please contact Pam on 892329.

BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION: Ninfield Methodist Church are holding a Celebration Service with Marktime Brass Band for their anniversary on June 7, 10.30 - 11.30 a.m. This will also include the Cafe style Family Church and breakfast. A warm welcome will be extended to all.

CHARITY TABLE TOP SALE: Ninfield Working Mens Club will be holding a charity Coffee Morning and Table Top Sale on June 9, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in aid of Chestnut Tree House. Any unwanted items that you may have to be donated for the table top sale would be greatly appreciated. For collection, please call Marjorie on 892239.

HOOE OPEN GROUP: The next meeting of Hooe Open Group will be on Friday, June 12, at 2.30 p.m., which will be a cream tea and a general knowledge quiz. For information of the club’s activities call the social organiser Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 or e-mail: davidawallis@aol.com.

GOLDEN CIRCLE: Then next meeting of the Golden Circle is on June 16, when Terri Sayers will be speaking on ‘Circus Life’, which sounds very interesting. The meeting, as usual, will be at 2.30 p.m. in the Methodist Hall, Ninfield. Do come along. For more information please call Jean Holmes on 212663.

CHARITY CURRY NIGHT: Lorna Tomasetti has organised a Charity Curry Night to raise finds for Great Ormond Street Children’s Hospital on Wednesday, June 17, at 7.30 p.m. The event will be held at the Chilli Tree in Bexhill, with tickets costing £20 each. If you would like to support the event and enjoy an evening of curry, please contact Lorna on 07880501805/893644 to book your place. Lorna would also welcome any donations for the raffle.

NINFIELD LOCAL HISTORY GROUP: At their meeting in May they had Dr Janet Pennington talking on Witches, Warlocks and Wellington – Ritual Protection of the Home. It was a really entertaining 90 minutes, with some surprising ways that people in the past have protected their homes. One of the most common was the secreting of old shoes at access points around the home. The fire place and chimney seemed the most popular. Placing stone axe heads in the roof structure was another and, even more bizarre to people nowadays, were jars filled with nails and urine. Apparently these methods were supposed to keep evil spirits away. Dr Pennington told of other ways that have been used and the group were all fascinated with her tales. Their next meeting on June 18, 7.30 p.m. in Ninfield Methodist Church Hall, should be equally entertaining, if not more so, with Henry VIII coming in full costume to tell them of his life. He will be appearing with the assistance of Tony Harris. This talk has been experienced by some of their members who say it is not to be missed.

MOBILE LIBRARY: The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages on June 19 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 10.40 a.m. - 11.10 a.m.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 11.20 a.m. - 11.45 p.m.

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: The next meeting of Ninfield Parish Council will be held on July 2, 7.15 p.m. at Ninfield Methodist Hall. All residents are welcome to attend.

NINFIELD’S GOT TALENT: NGT is back by popular demand on July 4, in Ninfield Memorial Hall. Entries for this years evening of entertainment should made to Sami Guard on 893669 or email: samanthaguard@btinternet.com by June 22.

NINFIELD PARISH COUNCIL: Ninfield Parish Council will be meeting on July 2 at Ninfield Methodist Hall, 7.15 p.m. All residents are invited to attend.

DEFIBRILLATORS: In the event of an emergency, they are located at the following locations, 24/7:

Hooe: On the front wall of The Red Lion PH

Ninfield: On the wall to the right of the entrance to The Kings Arms.

FINDING OUT MORE: 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.

St Mary’s Services: (Church of England, Ninfield), all services 9.30 a.m. unless otherwise stated -June 7, Parish Eucharist, June 14, No Service, June 21, Family Service, June 28, Parish Eucharist

St Oswald’s Services: (Church of England, Hooe) all services 11.15 a.m. unless otherwise stated - June 7, Family Service, June 14, Combined Parish Eucharist, 10.30 a.m., June 21, Parish Eucharist, June 28, Parish Eucharist

NINFIELD METHODIST CHURCH SERVICES/EVENTS: All services at 2.30 p.m. except the first Sunday of the month, where they hold a Family Service at 10.30 a.m. June 7, Celebration Service with Mark Time Brass Band. June 14, Service of Worship & Praise with Margaret Bickerdike. June 21, Service of Worship & communion with Rev. Ian Pruden. June 24, 3.30 - 5.30 p.m., Messy Church. June 28, Service of Worship & Praise with Gillian Lambourne

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