Netherfield Church: Services now return to the normal schedule through January with Holy Communions, this week at Brightling, then Mountfield and finally in Netherfield. All start at 10 am.

We were very lucky last week to have a wedding at Netherfield which brightened up the gap between Christmas and New Year. On Tuesday, which thankfully was a bright and crisp morning, John Meadows and Lyn Jaques both from Battle, were joined in marriage in the service conducted by Ann-Marie. Although it started as a ‘quiet ceremony’ the church welcomed some 80 guests! The church looked lovely with all the Christmas decorations enhanced with beautiful pew ends and floral displays. All went to plan and it really was a delightful service with true sincerity which usually shows more when the bride and groom are of the ‘mature’ variety. John and Lyn left the church for a reception at The Powdermills with their friends and family. We wish Mr and Mrs Meadows every happiness for the future. Paul Smith, Churchwarden.

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: (Please note change of day and time) will be outside the shop from 12.45 – 13.05 on Tuesday January 20. I’d love to hear from any local groups, clubs or individuals with any news on upcoming events or reports on past events they would like included in this column, Email:

Maria Standen

Swallow Farm