Maria Standen, Swallow Farm

Netherfield Community Friends Annual General Meeting to be held at the Village Hall on Monday December 2 2013 at 7 pm for home made mince pies and 7.30pm for the meeting. The scheme was launched on Friday November 15 2013. We would like to let everyone know what we are able to do to help and introduce you to our volunteers. We look forward to seeing you - if you have any queries before the meeting please do not hesitate to e-mail me or phone the helpline number 01424- 230580. The helpline number is not manned at all times of the day so please leave a message and someone will get back to you. Janine Portch.

Netherfield Church - Firstly, a correction to the dates in last week’s edition – the days were right but the dates wrong. The Bishop of Chichester is making his Visitation to our benefice on Friday December 6. This will commence with a midday Eucharist at Netherfield Church followed by refreshments and a chance to meet the congregation. The Bishop will then have some time with the churchwardens and visit the other two churches, Mountfield and Brightling.

The next day – which is Saturday December 7 we have our St. Nicholas Fair from 10 am until midday, which includes the very popular, Brunch with Santa. Admission is £2.50 to include a visit to Santa in his grotto, receive a present and then enjoy a bacon butty breakfast. There will be seasonal stalls, a lucky dip, raffle and other Christmas delights so we look forward to seeing you.

What has become a regular monthly quiz at the White Hart, again in aid of our church funds, raised £115 pounds. It was lovely to see our vicar elect come along and join in. Perhaps she will be adopted as a lucky mascot as she joined our team and we won! Thank you Sean for the work you put in to run these and to the people who come along and support these events.

The service this Sunday will be a Family (non Eucharist) service at Netherfield. This service also has a double baptism so will be well attended and, as always with a baptism, be rather special. Now, advance warning of another very special service – the Licensing of the Revd. Ann-Marie Crosse as the Priest-in-Charge of Brightling, Mountfield and Netherfield. This will be by the Right Revd. Dr Laurie Green on Friday December 13, commencing at 5 pm at Netherfield Church. We will then be into the run up to Christmas and the details of services will be covered in future weeks. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

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

Netherfield Village hall Christmas Bizarre is on Saturday November 30 2013 anyone wanting info please contact 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. Please all check our websites for updates of up coming events

The Mobile Library will be outside the shop from 11.50 – 12.10 on Friday’s December 6 & 20.

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