Coffee: Take a break this morning, and support the Macmillan World’s Biggest Coffee Morning. Northiam’s contribution will be held in the Church Centre from 10am until 1pm, and you will be very welcome to call in, have a cuppa and a cake and make a donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.

If you’re not all caffeined-out, then the Village Hall monthly coffee morning runs from 9.30-11.30am, and Bubbysue will be selling cold meats, joints, cheese and preserves.

Badminton: We are fortunate to have a superb facility in the Pretious Sports Hall providing two badminton courts. A thriving junior club is run by Pete Thomson (07815 84517), with three graded sessions on a Friday evening, starting at 5.30pm. This is followed by the adult club at 8.15pm, which is run as a drop-in session, contact Karen Ayling (01797 253375). A further drop-in club is run by Sue Clark (016797 253428) on a Monday for one hour from 5.45pm. New members or visitors are welcome at both adult clubs which welcome all levels of player (that’s the advantage of two courts). The junior club operates a grading system to put you into the right group.

Jumble Sale: Northiam Village Hall Trust will be holding a Jumble Sale including books, on Saturday, starting at 2.30pm. Donations of jumble can be brought to the Hall in the morning between 10-12.

Quiz: On Saturday, the Conservative Association will be holding their quiz in Beckley Village Centre, 7 for 7.30pm, £7 with ploughmans. If you haven’t booked your place, call Zai (260677) or Sue (252503).

Footpath Walk: The Footpath Group leave the surgery car park at 1.10pm on Sunday heading for Lower Alexandra Park in Hastings to discover the history and planting of the Park with Ranger Nick Hennessy. Teas are available at the end of the walk (2 miles). Call Sue Clark (253428) if you would like to join in with the group – this sounds like an interesting and gentle introduction if you have a mind to join in. My apologies for walkers for putting this instead of the Winchelsea walk on 16th, my brain is fuddled from not getting enough fresh air, unlike you healthy outdoor types!!

Tadpoles: Northiam Tadpoles baby & toddler group meet every Tuesday 9.15 - 11.15am at Pretious Sports Hall, Main Street (the hall between the primary school and nursery.) The session is £2.50 per family (to cover costs) for age 0-5’s which includes a healthy snack for the children, drinks and biscuits for the parents/carers, there are lots of toys out for all ages and finishes with song time.

Streetstyle Dance: There are two dance classes on Tuesday, at 6pm and 7pm in the Pretious Sports Hall. Call in to find out more, or the Hall is on 252297.

Coffee Stop: Each Wednesday, Coffee Stop opens between 10am and noon in the Church Centre.

Charity Line Dance: There will be a Charity Line Dance next Saturday, October 3rd , in Northiam Village Hall in aid of Rhys. If you would like to find out more about this little boy and his condition – take a look on Northiam & Nearby Facebook page. Money is needed to help him to be able to live at home, as he has a tracheostomy and ventilator. Tickets are £5, and there will be tea/coffee/cake at £1.50. The Dance will be between 2.30 – 5pm – please contact

Sally 01797 252108 or Ann 01580 240217 for tickets or information.

Beckley Players: Anyone for Murder? A comedy thriller by Brian Clemens and Dennis Spooner will be staged in Beckley Village Centre in October. Tickets go on sale from Monday – contact Keith or Carol Hunt 01797 260898. The opening Gala Night on Wednesday 7th and tickets are £10 including cheese and wine. Friday is Theatre Supper Night, costing £15 and including a 3 course meal! And if you just want the play, then Thursday and Saturday are £7. The play starts at 7.30pm, supper at 7pm. Book your tickets early to avoid disappointment!

Northiam Nursery: Northiam Nursery has had lots of new children starting this term, but there are still some spaces left. Parents are always welcome to come and have a look around, opening hours are Mon-Fri, 9am - 3pm. Contact at or 01797 252799.

St Mary’s Services: (27th ) 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise

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