Badminton: It might not be the season, but our Badminton Clubs continue to meet in the Pretious Sports Hall. Adults meet at 8.15pm on Fridays and 5.45pm on Mondays, and both clubs will be pleased to see new faces – just turn up.

Footpath Walk: Margaret and Neill will be leading the Footpath Group on a 5 mile walk in Tenterden on Sunday, leaving the surgery car park at 1.30pm. The walk is intriguingly entitled From the Top to the Bottoms! So double entrendres all round!

Concert: On Sunday at 5pm, St Mary’s Church is hosting a performance of Spem in Alium – a 40 part motet written by Thomas Tallis for Queen Elizabeth I’s birthday.This will be followed by a selection of close-harmony favourites. Local choir Tongswood return, with young choristers, Oxford choral scholars and local singers. Tickets are available from 01797 260868 – and are £10 for the concert, or £20 for the concert and buffet supper. There may be some tickets on sale at the door, but it would be best to phone to avoid disappointment.

Coffee Stop: Pop into the Church Centre on Wednesday mornings to catch up with the news. Coffee Stop is open from 10-12.

Seniors’ Club: All pensioners are welcome to the Club which meets each Thursday in Northiam Village Hall. There is always plenty to do and chat about, and whilst everyone arrives about 10.30, there is tea and coffee and the chance to take a look at the bring and buy stall, or the bring and win raffle. After extend chair exercises to improve mobility, members are served a two course home-cooked lunch followed by the week’s entertainment – all for £7. If you would like to join, or know someone who would, please contact Jane (252973) or Linda (252283) who can also arrange for transport if necessary.

Children’s Club: For the first time St. Mary’s Church is having a Holiday Club for Primary School aged children and the theme will be Polar Explorers! The church will be turned into a polar exploration base camp and with the help of Sir Random Finds and Bare Feet, the children will be explorers who go on a mini-expedition each day and learn about a New Testament character. Polar Explorers is for children aged 5 -11 years and will run from Wednesday 26th to Friday 28th August, 10am-12:30pm at St. Mary’s Church. Sarah White is taking bookings – 253118.

The cost is £10 for the three mornings for the first child in a family and £5 for subsequent children. This includes all activities, a drink and a mid-morning snack. A film show is planned for one afternoon and a BBQ one evening for the whole family.

Summer Fair: Northiam Village Hall Trust’s traditional Village Fair and Boot Fair will be held on the Playing Fields on Saturday 1st August. Please contact Marie 01797 253264 to book stalls or boot pitches, or Colin Cross (01797 253258) to take part in the Classic Cars & Motorcycle.

St Mary’s Services: (26th) 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise

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