Fitness: Dance Club meets in the Village Hall each Friday from 7.30pm. Badminton (for adults) is in the Pretious Sports Hall on Fridays at 8.15pm, and Mondays at 5.45pm. Pilates is in the Village Hall on Mondays at 6.30pm, and Wednesday at 9am and 10am. Short Mat Bowls is in the Village Hall on Mondays and Wednesdays at 2pm. Yoga is on Tuesdays at 9.30am in the Village Hall, and Karate in the Pretious Sports Hall each Thursday at 7.15pm.

Conservatives: Huw Merriman, MP for Bexhill & Battle (and us!) will be attending Northiam Village Hall on Saturday for Bexhill & Battle Conservative Association – Rother Levels Branch Annual General Meeting, which starts at 11am, followed by lunch at 12.30pm (pre-booked places only for the lunch) during which Huw will be happy to meet constituents for a chat.

Hist & Lit: Peter Ewart will be speaking to the Historical and Literary Society on Tuesday evening, at 7.30pm in the Village Hall, and I understand that he will lead on a colourful journey to Zululand and back.

Coffee Stop: On Wednesday mornings the kettle goes on in the Church Centre and “everything stops for tea” – or coffee and a chat. All welcome between 10am and noon.

Lent Study: In conjunction with 2016 being designated A Year of Mercy by Pope Francis, the Diocese of Chichester has written a Lent course entitled Opening Doors. There will be two groups in Northiam taking part, and the 5 week course will run on Wednesdays at 2pm or 7.30pm in the Church Centre. Anyone interested will be very welcome to join in.

Thursday Seniors: Thursday Seniors’ Club meets every Thursday in Northiam Village Hall from 10.30am until 2.30pm. All pensioners are welcome, and free door to door transport can be arranged for anyone in Northiam, Beckley, Peasmarsh and Broad Oak if you are on the Rye Community Bus route. The cost is £7 and includes welcome tea/coffee, a freshly cooked 2 course meal, extend chair exercises and a talk/entertainment. Call Joan 252568, Jane 252973 or Linda 252283 to find out more as a member or a helper.

Chitiwiri: Sally Bickersteth is collecting sunglasses (non-prescription) to take out to Malawi in March, and there will be another clothing collection in aid of the feeding programme in Chitiwiri, which will be collected on 14th March. Call 0790 333 8614 to arrange a time to deliver.

Horticultural Society: The Spring Show is on Saturday 9th April, so do take a look at the schedule to see if there is anything you could plan to do – photographs could be prepared now! If you don’t have a schedule, it can be accessed via the village website.

St Mary’s Services: Feb 21st : 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Come Praise

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