Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close

Arthritis Research UK are holding a coffee morning on November 6 in the Reading Room, Ninfield. The cost is £1 for coffee and biscuits. There will be a raffle and bring and buy as well.

Battle & Ninfield Guild are next meeting on November 6, 2.30pm at the Methodist Church Hall, where they will have a talk by Revd. P. Doodes on ‘The Beachy Head Chaplaincy’. They next meet on November 20 when Revd. I. Wales discusses ‘The Crowhurst Healing Centre’. All are welcome to their meetings, which include refreshments at the end of the meeting.

Hooe Open Group will be next meting on Friday November 8, 2.30pm at Hooe Village Hall, when David Harrison from Carr Taylor Vineyard will deliver at talk entitled Vines & Wines, no doubt with a sample of this year’s vintage? For further information on the Hooe Open Group, call Edna Wallis on 01424 842591.

The East Sussex County Council Mobile Library service will next be in the villages tomorrow, November 9 & 23 at:

Hooe, opposite Denbigh Court, 1.50pm - 2.35pm.

Ninfield, Coombe shaw (off Manchester Road), 2.50pm - 3.25pm.

Ninfield, Downsview (off Church Lane), 3.40pm - 4.05pm

Crafts for Christmas, Christmas Gifts and Table Top Sale returns this year, again in aid of Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice Care. At Ninfield Memorial Hall, Saturday November 9, 10am - 4pm. A whole host of craft stalls will be there. For further information, please call Pam 01424 892329 or Thelma 01424 892421.

Hooe History Society will be meeting on November 14 at 7.30pm in Hooe Village Hall. Their speaker this month is Helen Poole who will be talking about Lewes Castle. Helen is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker and so everyone is looking forward to an enjoyable evening. It will also be possible to purchase copies of the Hooe History Society Calendar 2014. This publication has been received extremely well and copies, at £6.00 each are going fast. If you are stuck for an interesting Christmas present to give (or to keep for yourself!) this is your answer! Copies are available prior to the November meeting from Peter or Pam Doodes 01424 892329. Also at the meeting it will be possible to reserve your place at the Society Christmas Dinner in The Red Lion in December. Places will be allocated on a first come basis. Further details about this meeting or about the Society in general, please contact Heather Sinden, Chairman, 01424 893422.

1st Ninfield Scout group are holding a Family Bingo night on November 16, 7-9pm at Ninfield Memorial Hall. Costs, to include a bingo book are £3/adult and £2/child. Additional books can be purchased on the night for £2/book.

Ninfield Horticultural Society are meeting on November 18, 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall. This month they welcome Chris Jenkins who will take the group to the ‘Atlantic Forest of Brazil’.

Ninfield Local History Group are meeting on November 21, 7.30pm at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall. This month they welcome Nick Austin with a talk on ‘The Battle of Hastings and Ninfield in 1066’. There will be no meeting in December. For further information, please contact Rod Ffoulkes, Acting Chairman, NLHG 01424 893635 or email or see their Website/Facebook page: /

On November 23, the Memorial Hall will be holding a ‘Home-Made’ Fair. This could cover anything from knitted hats to jam, cards to cakes. It’s all to raise money for the hall and tables can be booked via Kaye Crittell 01424 892883 or Price £10 if you are from Ninfield, £12 if outside.

St Mary’s Church, Ninfield, are holding a Christmas Coffee morning on Saturday November 23. Alongside teas and coffees available all morning, there will be a raffle, Crafts and Gifts, Cakes and Produce, Tombola and Competitions. Do go along and enjoy coffee and conversation with friends 10.30am - 12.00pm in the Reading Room.

Ninfield Flower Group have tickets now available for their Christmas meeting on December 6, 7.30pm at the Memorial Hall. They will welcome “Tony Brown” with his seasonal demonstration entitled “Festive Delights” Tickets are available from Ellie Barron on 01424 893385 at a cost of £9.00, payable at the time of order please. This will include light refreshments. All floral arrangements done by Tony will be raffled at the end of the evening. If you would like any further information regarding the Group please contact Susan on 01323 844634 after 6pm or weekends, or email

Don’t forget that you can find out more community information from both villages and Wealden District Council on our district councillors (Pam Doodes) website or the Ninfield Parish Council website: /

Church Services for Ninfield and Hooe (

St Mary’s Services (Church of England, Ninfield):

Sundays - 9.30am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month)

Wednesdays - 10.00am Holy Communion.

St Oswald’s Services (Church of England, Hooe):

Sundays - 11.15am Parish Eucharist (Family Service on 1st Sunday of the month).

Ninfield Methodist Church - all services at 2.30pm (unless otherwise indicated):

November 3, 10.30am, Family Service with Revd. Neville Barnett.

November 10. Remembrance Sunday with Revd. Ian Pruden.

November 17, Worship and Communion with Revd. Ian Wales.

November 24, worship & Praise Service with Revd. Peggy Heim.

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