FLOWER DEMONSTRATION: Ninfield Flower Group’s seasonal demonstration this year will be held in the Memorial Hall today (Friday, December 4) at 7.30pm. They shall be welcoming the very talented Nigel Whyles, with his demonstration entitled Deck the Halls. All flowers demonstrated are raffled at the end of the evening, as well as the groups’ raffle. Tickets will be £10 are now available now for booking, please contact Helen Cunliffe on 01424 844916 or send a sae with payment to: 21 Blackfields Avenue, Bexhill on Sea, TN39 4JL. The evening will also have the presentation of funds raised from the Flower Festival to Medical detection Dogs, Bexhill Dementia Alliance, and Dragonflies, who will receive £1200.00 each, plus a donation of £300 to the Memorial Hall restoration fund. Their January meeting is their AGM on January 4, 7.30pm. Should you require any further information regarding any of their events, please telephone Jennifer Collett on 01424 892878 or email:

LIGHTS OF LOVE: On December 6, Ninfield Methodist Church link with St Mary’s Parish Church and St. Michael’s Hospice for a Lights of love Thanksgiving and Remembrance service. The service starts at St. Mary’s Parish Church at 3pm and then at 4pm a Lights of Love Tree (decorated with stars and hearts) will be lit outside our Church and remain there through Christmas-time. (To order a Lights of love pack please call Perdita Chamberlain on 01424 456377 or email

HOOE OPEN GROUP: As we move nearer to the festive season the members of the club will be joining with their guests for lunch at the Cooden Beach Golf Club, this will mark the ending a most successful year, with the Club growing to over 40 members.

Many new events and speakers are already in the programme for 2016, which bodes well for yet another year in which the Hooe Open Group hope to continue their year on year success.

If you are interested in joining a very friendly and progressive group of ladies, why not go along on the second Friday of the month and sample their hospitality, with a cup of tea and lots of good will. For further information contact Edna Wallis on 01424 842591 (

HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Their December meeting on December 14 will be their Christmas Evening with festive food and drink, music and a quiz, meeting, as usual, in the Memorial Hall at 7.30pm. Looking forward to 2016, their first meeting of the New Year is January 18, when they will have Clive Richardson giving a talk on the Estate Village of Firle. Clive gives interesting talks with fine photographs. As usual the talk commences at 7.30 p.m. and entry is free to members and £2 to visitors. For more information contact Rod Ffoulkes via email on or phone 893635.

MESSY CHURCH: The Methodist Church will be holding a Messy Christmas on December 16, 3.30pm to 5.30pm.

GOLDEN CIRCLE: In December they do not have a meeting but members go out for a Christmas Lunch. In the New Year their meeting is on January 18 when they have their AGM. The meeting will be in the Methodist Hall at 2.30pm. For more information contact Jean Holmes on 212663.

METHODIST CHURCH: You are invited to join the Methodist Church for a Family Carol Service on December 20 at 10.30am and see the Church decorated by the various groups that use their premises. Many thanks for all your displays making us ‘one Church’.

Christmas Eve, Candlelight Christingle for everyone at 4.30pm to 5.15pm at the Methodist Church followed by light refreshments. Do go along and enjoy this amazing time together. The service will be led by Reverend Tricia Williams.

CARNIVAL COMMITTEE: The Carnival Committee are next meeting on the second Wednesday in February to discuss the main event, The Carnival relaunch, and would be thrilled to see new members. Please contact Sami Guard on 07970650321, or email

DEFIBRILLATORS: In the event of an emergency, they are located at the following locations, 24/7: Hooe: On the front wall of The Red Lion PH. Ninfield: On the wall to the right of the entrance to The Kings Arms.

FINDING OUT MORE: 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: /

Christmas services: at St Mary’s Ninfield and St Oswald’s Hooe as follows:

Carols at St Oswald’s 7:30pm, 17th Dec. (no Bus).

Sunday 20th, 9:30am family service at St Mary’s: 11:15am Parish Eucharist at St Oswald’s: 3:00pm Carols by candlelight with Christingle at St Mary’s.

Christmas Eve, 6:00pm 1st Eucharist at Christmas in St Mary’s.

Christmas Day, Parish Eucharist 9:30am St Mary’s and 11:15am St Oswald’s.

Sunday 27th, Combined service 10:30am St Mary’s. All welcome to all or any of the Traditional Village service .

NINFIELD METHODIST CHURCH: Sunday, December 6, Cafe Service with Jennifer Winnington, 3pm at St. Mary’s with Revd Tricia Williams. December 13, Holy Communion with Revd Tricia Williams. December 20, Carol Service with Recd Derek and Mrs Topsy Brice. December 27, United Service at Christchurch.

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