Ninfield village voice

The Hooe Open Group are meeting today, Friday June 8, commencing at 2pm, not 2.30pm.

This meeting we will be celebrating the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, when the members and guests will mark the occasion, with the cutting of a specially prepared iced cake, which will be cut at 3pm by Rt.Hon Greg Barker MP, who has been invited along with other local dignitaries, including Councillor’s Stuart Earl, Deirdre Williams, Pam Doods andHer Worship the Mayor of Rother, Mrs. Joanne Gadd. The health of Her Majesty will be proposed by Greg Barker with a glass of “Champagne”. For more information, please contact Edna Wallis, Social Organiser Tel. 01424 842591.

Ninfield Bowls Club played Winchelsea on May 30 in the Rother League Match, winning 75-57.

Wow, what a weekend we had in Ninfield and Hooe over the Jubilee weekend! The weather didn’t put people off joining in the festivities. A huge thank you to all in both villages who helped to organise the events, gave your time and those who took part! God save the Queen! Talking of Queens, Ninfield crowned their Carnival Queen at the weekend. The lucky young lady this year is Jessie Willett. Her Carnival Princesses are Annalise Gladwin and Daisy Corby. Congratulations to all.

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

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

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

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

Ninfield Flower Group are meeting on Monday June 11 in the Memorial Hall commencing at 7.30pm. They shall be welcoming Tricia Bashford with her demonstration entitled “Fragrant Fantasies”, non members welcome for a small charge of £3. which includes refreshments. All flower arrangements are raffled at the end of the evening.For more information regarding any of the above,please email

Ninfield Local History Group will have a guest speaker on June 21 with ‘What Did Your Ancestors Do in The War?’. On July 19, ‘Faces and Memories’ and on September 20, ‘What the Census Tells Us’. Everyone is welcome to the meetings. There is a charge of £1 for members and £2 for non-menbers to help cover the cost of refreshments and guest speakers. Annual membership costs £10. For more information please contact: Acting Chairman: Rod Ffoulkes via email: or Tel: 893635.

Join Little Stars School of Dance for the Summer term. Fun and friendly dance and movement classes with Melody Bear for boys and girls aged 2 -4 years. New class - Tip Tap Toe and Groovy Moves (tap and modern) for 3 - 4 years. From September 2012 Little Stars will also be offering a Reception aged First Ballet class. First class free of charge. All at the Reading Room in Ninfield on a Monday afternoon (term times only). Alternative classes in Hastings. Please call Kirsty on 07582269164 or email Visit for more details.

Ninfield Memorial Hall are celebrating 80 years and are including a ‘thanksgiving’ for the Queen’s Golden Jubilee. As part of their celebrations, Christian Voices, the musical drama group, will be performing “Lost & Found”, at Ninfield Methodist Church Hall on Saturday, June 16 at 3.00pm. The play is based on the parable of the Prodigal Son. It was written by Alan Young and the songs composed by Dave Chamberlin. The performance will be in aid of the Bexhill Caring Community. On Sunday June 17, 2.30pm there will be a Service of Thanksgiving and Praise led by Revd. Ian Wales which will be followed with cream teas! You are welcome to join in with the celebrations.

Ninfield Bonfire Society’s ‘Ninfield Gig’ is back, July 28 at Elm Cottage, Marlpits Lane. Tickets can be purchased in advance from Ninfield Stores at the following prices: Adults £10 each, Children £5 each, Family (2 adults, 3 children) £25. Children 5 and under go free. Ticket prices at the gate are: Adults £12, children £6 (no family tickets).

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)

1st Sunday of the month - 6pm Book of Common Prayer Communion

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):

June 10, 2.30pm Worship & Praise with Revd. Peter Timms.

June 16, 3pm Concert with ‘Christian Voices’.

June 17, 2.30pm Thanksgiving & Praise service (and cream tea).

June 24, 2.30pm Worship & Praise with Revd. Ian Wales.

Anything that you would like included in the Village Voice for Ninfield or Hooe, please email the details to me:

Rachel Feeley, 17 Smith Close, Ninfield