Northiam news
Northiam news

Coffee Morning: Where does the time go? It’s the end of the month again, and everyone is very welcome in the Village Hall on Friday morning for the monthly Coffee Morning 9.30-11.30am.

Flower Festival: Favourite Films is this year’s theme for Brede’s Flower Festival over August Bank Holiday in St George’s Church. If the weather is good take a trip up the Tower and admire the view, visit granny’s attic, the book tent, plants and preserves, children’s tent and cake stall and enjoy the sumptuous morning coffees, lunches and cream teas on offer every day. Open from 10-5.30 on Saturday, followed by an evening of Jazz with Java Jam on costing £10 with tickets available from the Rectory 01424 883408. This includes a glass of Prosecco and a light supper prepared by Gary of The Red Lion – please take further drinks if you would like to.

On Sunday, it will be open from 11-4.30, and 10-4.30p-m on Monday, when the Grand Raffle will be drawn.

On Bank Holiday Monday Brede has the Steam Giants in operation 10am - 4.30pm.

The Art Exhibition (which is open over the three days) will be in Brede Village Hall 10am - 4.30pm every day and the Red Lion has a table Sale.

Beckley Church Fete: On Monday 29th, there’s Beckley Church’s Traditional Village Summer Fete and Dog Show: Bric-a-brac, Antiques, Bowl for the Gammon, Hoopla, Beat the Goalie, Skittles, Cakes, WI Teas, Pimms, Ice Cream – and much more! Venue: Beckley Glebe Field next to Beckley Church 1-4pm.

Coffee Stop: Call into the Church Centre on Wednesday mornings for coffee and a chat at Coffee Stop, between 10 and 12 noon.

Pink Piglet Day: Northiam Scout Group organises Pink Piglet Day each year, and you are invited to join all the fun of the fair at Scout HQ, Goddens Gill on 3rd September.

Autumn Show: The evenings are already getting darker earlier, so thoughts can turn to the Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show on 10th . Take a look at the schedule (available through the village website: and see if anything takes your fancy. As well as horticulture, there is flower arranging, photography and the domestic section. Something for everyone!

Craft Fayre: The Bonfire Society are holding their next Craft Fayre on 17th in the Village Hall.

Harvest: St Mary’s Church will be holding a Harvest Festival Flower Festival at the end of the month, to include an art exhibition and various stalls. A great opportunity to appreciate the skills of a small band of dedicated flower arrangers who beautify our church throughout the year.

Church Services (28th): St Mary’s: 8am Holy Communion, 10.30am Morning Praise. St Teresa’s: 9am Mass

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