Tickets for Northiam Showtimers Magical Musical Moments are selling well, so if you don’t want to miss out on this tribute to the shows of the West End and Broadway, then book soon. All seats are numbered so it’s first come, first served with the best seats.

Showtimers are performing for three nights at 7.45pm on Friday 30th May, Friday 6th June and Saturday 7th June. Doors open at 7pm for pre-show drinks from the licensed bar.

The show consists of songs, dances and comedy, loosely based around well known stage musicals, in Showtimers inimitable style, featuring many familiar faces from Northiam and surrounding villages, many of whom have been performing with Showtimers since its inception in 1996. Yes, Steve Blunden will be dancing once again! This alone is worth the ticket price of £8 (plus 10% online booking fee).

Tickets can be ordered either on line at for printing at home, or by phoning 01797 252918 for local collection. So for a night of pure entertainment, book now!

Back to the more routine, and the badminton clubs meet this evening (Friday) in the Pretious Sports Hall at 5.30pm (Primary school age), 6.30pm (Secondary school age) and 8pm (adults). Dance Club meets at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.

Our treat this week is a Coffee Morning in the beautiful gardens of Farthings, on Main Street, in aid of the NSPCC. Doors open at 10am on Saturday (24th), entry is £2.50, with raffle, bric-a-brac, books and cakes, until midday.

The Bonfire Society are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday evening in the Village Hall. Quizzing starts at 7.30pm. Please call 253375 if you haven’t booked, but would like to join a team. Wine and beer will be on sale.

On Sunday, the Footpath Group leave from the surgery car park at 1.30pm for a 5 mile walk Around Rolvenden.

Coffee Stop will be brewing in the Church Centre from 10am on Wednesday and everyone is very welcome to drop in for a chat. Lace Group is in the Jenkins Room at 2pm.

The Trustees of the Iden and Frewen Educational Trust will be considering applications for grants at their next meeting, to be held on 30th June 2014. For further information and application forms please contact the Clerk to the Trustees: email: or by phone: 01797 253254.

Plans are all in hand for a fabulous Midsummer Festival on 21st and 22nd June on the Playing Fields. With music, craft, beer, displays and a dog show, there should be a lot of fun for everyone. Keep the weekend free – or invite your friends and family over.

Services (25th): 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise

Karen Ayling

The White House, Dixter Road