Netherfield Church: Services for December continue as follows: This Sunday December 21 at 10am will be Carols and Toy Service followed by Holy Communion at Netherfield. December 24, Christmas Eve at 5pm in Netherfield, we have the Crib Service. Now this will not be shown in most service listings as it was not planned for this year, however, due to popular demand it will now be taking place. A service totally devoted to the children in our village, it is for them and they provide all the readings and lead the singing. Always an emotive start to Christmas it is well worth coming along. There will be a Midnight Mass in Brightling starting at 11.30pm. On Christmas Day there will be a Holy Communion at Mountfield starting at 10am. Sunday December 28 at 10am will be a Holy Communion at Netherfield. Everyone is welcome to join us at our services in this festive season. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

Bizzy Crafts Group: Saturday’s from 2.30pm to 4pm at the Netherfield Village Hall the Community Friends are starting a Hobbies and Crafts Group. You are invited to come along and join in to share your talents, learn new skills and meet like minded people of all ages – experts and novices welcome. Enquiries to Gillian on 07519 014752 or just come along with your sewing, knitting, woodwork or loom bands.

Hatha Yoga Classes: at Netherfield Village Hall, have started on Monday evenings, 6pm – 7.15pm for Intermediate and 7.30pm – 8.45pm for Beginners, £5 per class. Please bring a cushion and blanket, spaces are limited so please contact Carleen to reserve your place 07592 081432 or

Netherfield Stores: Want to stop smoking? We now have E cigarettes and associated supplies for sale.

White Hart: On the third Thursday of every month we hold a Quiz night for a local charity all are welcome , there is always a ‘special’ on offer for food. There are various groups meeting throughout the month including Boulez, 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 Boulez 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 today, Friday December 19.

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Maria Standen

Swallow Farm