Maria Standen, Swallow Farm

WHITE HART Thursday December 20 we are holding our monthly Quiz night which will have a Christmas theme, starting at 7.30pm and finishing at approximately 10pm, all proceeds raised go to Netherfield Church. Food is available from 5.30pm till 7.15pm, we offer, as a special deal, Scampi or Fish & chips at only £5.00. It would be great to see some locals attending and helping to raise money for their local church. To reserve a table call us 01424-838382.

Netherfield Church - In a week’s time Santa will be coming to our church. Brunch with Santa is on Saturday December 8 from 10 am until noon. Ideal for all the family, bring the children along to meet Santa in his grotto, receive a gift and then have a bacon buttie or pastry plus a drink. There will also be a lucky dip and stalls with gifts especially for Christmas, ideal for those last minute presents. Entry is just £2.00 to include the breakfast so please come along and join in the fun.

Services for December are obviously different because of Christmas and unless stated otherwise are joint with Mountfield. This Sunday December 2 is a Family Service at Netherfield and includes a baptism. December 9 is a united service of Holy Communion for all three parishes at Netherfield; December 16 is a Holy Communion at Mountfield, all these services are at 10 am. Now things change for Christmas as on Sunday December 23 there is a Carol Service at Netherfield starting at 3 pm and the very popular Crib Service is on Christmas Eve starting at 5.30pm also at Netherfield. Mountfield host the Christmas Day Holy Communion at 10 am and then the final service is on December 30 which is a Holy Communion at Mountfield at the usual time of 10 am. Netherfield School hold their Carol Service at the church on Wednesday December 19 starting at 10 am. There will always be a warm welcome for everyone attending our services and we would be delighted to see you over the Christmas period. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

Remember you can now buy your national Lottery tickets in the shop.

Netherfield Village Hall bookings - Marrissa Stepanek 01424 838106, or call in at the village shop.

White Hart - 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 December 7 & 21.

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