Westfield

George Sunderland, Heathlands

9th December 2012 SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT

8.00 am Holy Communion (1662) (St John’s)

9.30 am Nine Thirty Start (St John’s)

10.30 am Morning Prayer (St John’s)11.00 am Parish Communion (St. Laurence)

Wednesday 9.30 am Holy Communion (St. John’s)

7.30 pm Mid-Week Bible Study

NEXT SUNDAY: THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT

8.00 am Holy Communion (1662) (St John’s)

9.30 am Nine Thirty Start (St John’s)

10.30 am Parish Communion (St John’s)

11.00 am Morning Praise (St. Laurence)

6.00 pm Carols by Candlelight (St. Laurence)

Welcome to all visitors to our churches. Please join us for tea and coffee and a chat after our services today.

Prayer Team. If you are in need of one-to-one personal prayer, there is someone from the prayer team available in the North aisle at St John’s after the 9.30am service to pray with you.

Wednesday Bible Study. We are following a series entitled The Coming King. Based on Mark’s Gospel, each week will follow-on from the series at NTS, providing an opportunity to dig deeper, ask questions and learn more. Everyone is welcome and if you have not been before, or not been for a while, now is a good time to give it a try. Wednesday 7.30 pm. We will be at Cathy and Howard’s home, Cockmartins, Westfield Lane.

Christmas Tree Festival. Westfield Church will be open for YOU whilst you are looking at the lights in Church Lane in the week leading up to Christmas. Come as a group...come alone to vote for “Best in Show”

Funds raised will be donated to St Michael’s Hospice... and will be our contribution to Westfield Christmas Lights Spectacular

Before you buy your Christmas Cards – there is an alternative for all those who wish to send cards to their friends at St John’s. Instead of sending individual cards why not send just one joint card to all your friends, which you can pin to a special board in the church porch, where they can read it and then why not make a donation to charity instead.

Christmas Choir. This year, Carol Services will be held at Guestling on 16th and Westfield on 23rd December, with a joint choir singing at both services. As usual, both choirs welcome ‘extras’ to join the choir for Christmas, even if you are able to come to only one of the services. The Westfield Christmas practices will be on Thursdays at 7.30pm from 15 November (but not 22 November) until a joint practice at Guestling on 13th. Please let Janice know if you will be coming. Guestling Choir practice is every Thursday at 7.00pm – all welcome.

Christmas Services. Christmas Cards with details of our Christmas services are printed and available for distribution. Please if you can assist with delivery around the village it will be much appreciated. Please see one of the Church wardens for further details.

Carol service. Next Sunday, 16th December we have our carol Service at St Laurence, Guestling, starting at 6pm

WCA Carols. Today Friday 7 December the Westfield Christmas lights will be switched on, and the community carols around the village Christmas tree take place at 7pm. Come and admire the lights, sing carols and enjoy hot soup afterwards. Musicians, preferably wind band players, are still needed. Please ring Janice on 01424 753684 if you can help.

Notices can be included in this weekly sheet by contacting Nicholas Wilde (tel: 07786 864713)oremail:editor@WestfieldGuestlingChurches.org.uk.Website: www.WestfieldGuestlingChurches.org.uk Deadline for notices to be received for printing is Thursday each week. You can also receive the notices every week by e-mail - just send a request to the above email address to make sure you never miss out

PCSO. The Westfield local PCSO has recently changed. His name is Andy Smith & his mobile is 07990704108 & email Andrew.smith@sussex.pnn.police.uk For non urgent calls please ring 101 and for serious incidents continue with 999.

Theatre Sense Players (Musical Theatre for Adults) is a new Singing, Drama and Dance class which has just started. It meets on Wednesdays at Westfield Community Hall from 8.15-9.45pm, and costs £4. The group will work initially on musical theatre medleys to perform at various shows alongside the younger Theatre Sense pupils, but the long term aim is to perform a bigger show such as a panto for the village. If you are interested please contact Theatre Sense on 07730 254122 or email sherri-ann@theatresense.co.uk

Westfield Ladies Stoolball indoor team needs new members over 16 years to play on Tuesday evenings at Claverham Community College during the winter. Membership is £2 for one month, and the games fee is £2.50. Telephone Rose on 01424 756875.

The Westfield Wildlife website is worth a visit, especially as winter approaches. Please go to http://westfieldwildlife.wordpress.com to share wildlife observations or gain information. Any wildlife observation whether mammal, bird, insect, or flower may be posted on the website, and photos are particularly welcome.

Battle Area Community Transport . Just to confirm arrangements - passengers do not have to ring to book a seat for Sainsburys. They only have to ring if they want to book the flexi services on the back page going to Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Tenterden etc. Our normal bus services on Wednesday at 11:12 boarded just by waiting at the stop. For further details please contact 01424 772001 Website: www.bact-online.co.uk

Westfield HUB. The recent committee changes haven’t affected activities at the Hub, and it’s great that Friday mornings continue to be an almost full house at The Plough 10-12. If you get a chance to pop in for a coffee and maybe catch up on local news and plans for seasonal activities, you’d be made very welcome.’

The Friendship Club meets in the Parish Hall on alternate Mondays from 2-3.30pm. It is an opportunity to make friends and enjoy some outings in the summer. Coming up we have a visit to a Pantomime and then our Christmas party. There will be a carols and sing-a-long at The Plough on December 10th from 8 p.m. Also there will be a raffle for the Crossroads Association .Everyone of all ages will be welcome. The next meeting after the Christmas break will be on Monday 7th January 2.0 p.m. - 3.30 p.m. in the Parish Hall and thereafter alternate Mondays. Yearly subscription £5 with 10p. per meeting. New members will be made very welcome. In the meantime, on behalf of the members of the Westfield Friendship Club a very happy and peaceful Christmas and a healthy New Year.

Westfield Golf Fellowship’s next event is the final event on the “Race to Headcorn” - golfer of the year calendar with at least 6 players still in with a shout. This is at the Weald of Kent Thursday 27th December total price of £35 including food, golf and prizes. For more information please telephone Nick on 07939587796 or email george@roker.f9.co.uk

Westfield Football Club is looking for help with support in providing football for all ages. If you feel you could help either in preparation or during games, please get in contact with the club. They are holding their Christmas Draw & Party Night on Saturday December 22nd..

The Westfield Community Association carols around the village tree takes place today Friday December 7 at 7pm. Musicians, preferably wind band players, are needed to provide the music. Please ring Janice on 01424 753684 if you can help.

The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club of the East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA) is looking for new members. ESDA is a charity organisation led by disabled people and provides expert advice, information and practical support. ESDA has dedicated accessible coaches with fully qualified driver attendants providing a door to door service for members. The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club have outings on the second Thursday of the month. Members participate in fundraising to keep the costs down, so there is simply a contribution requested towards the transport. If you fancy getting out and about, making new friends or if you would like to volunteer to help, please give Marianne a call at ESDA on 01323 514531 or email marianne.colliard@esda.org.uk. Visit www.esda.org.uk for more information.

The Rye and District Association of the National Trust. If you are interested in attending the following events can you please get your bookings in to Ros Adkins asap. Friday 7th December - Christmas Party with Geoff Hutchinson. 2.00 pm at Playden WI Hall. Saturday 19th January 2013 - New Year Lunch. For more details and to book your place please contact Ros Adkins on 01797 253763.

For information and news about Westfield, please visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk.

To send information for the Westfield Village Voice, please email george@roker.f9.co.uk