Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road

The pay and play sessions continue in the Pretious Sports Hall 7-9pm on Fridays, and 6.45pm – 7.45pm on Wednesdays. The first session is free, and then just £2 per hour. The hall will be set up for badminton and table-tennis, with all equipment provided. These are open sessions where the sports hall is open to the community outside normal club times. There is no coaching provided, although a sports hall officer will be on site to help.

Dance Club meets in the Village Hall for sequence dancing at 7.30pm on Friday.

From Monday through to Saturday, there will be a major exhibition of photographs exploring the treasure trove of historical interest to be found in the fourteen churches on the Romney Marsh. Dr Douglas Moss’ photographs explore the detail of each church and look into the history which has shaped the churches into the buildings they are today.

Entrance to the exhibition at St Mary’s Centre, Lion Street, Rye (a few yards from the entrance to St Mary’s Church) is free, and it will be open from 10am to 4pm between 5th and 10th August. Dr Moss hopes that this will inspire people to discover the beauty of these unique churches for themselves – a treasure-house on our doorstep!

The Footpath Group is holding a social evening on Tuesday (booked places only, please), with a fish and chip supper, photographic quiz and a grand raffle.

Coffee Stop opens in the Church Centre each Wednesday between 10am and 12 noon and everyone is very welcome to drop in for a chat.

The WI returns to the usual venue of the Jenkins Room on Wednesday, from 2pm to 4pm, with a surprise afternoon entitled Flora and Fauna.

Karate Club runs on Wednesday evenings in the Village Hall.

Thursday Seniors Club will be entertained by Carol George this week, and the Parish Council meet at 7pm in the Jenkins Room.

So everything is a little bit quieter now we have hit August, but don’t be fooled, it’s because everyone is beavering away behind closed doors to make this the best Village Fair for years! Members of the Village Hall Trust have been doing all the booking and planning, the WI have been baking, the societies have been sorting displays and stalls, and the Bonfire Society will be challenging you with a range of games as well as treats for ear and eye! With excellent food and drink, we only need the sunshine for a day to remember! Northiam Playing Fields Saturday 10th August from 11am.

Services (August 4th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise