St Mary’s Salehurst: Services this week on Sunday 25th January (Epiphany 3) will be Holy Communion in the Mission Room at 9am and Sung Eucharist at St Mary’s at 11am. The children’s Sunday Club will be meeting in the vestry during the service this week. At 4pm there will be combined churches `Songs of Praise` in the Community Church (or Chapel as it was known) to celebrate the week of Prayer for Christian Unity. If you like to sing and would like to attend an afternoon service please feel free to go along and support this initiative to unite Christians in Robertsbridge. If you would like further details please ring 01580 880238. If you need to contact someone from St Mary’s please ring Roger Hill on 01580 881619, he is the Churchwarden and for the present time he is the first point of contact. Similarly, if you need to arrange a baptism, wedding or a funeral. The number at the vicarage is no longer in operation.

Norma Ball: We would like to send our Condolences to the family and friends of Norma Ball who died on Tuesday 13th January. The service will be held at Hastings Crematorium on Wednesday 28th January at 11am. It is requested that no floral tributes but if you wish a donation to St Michael’s Hospice. Norma will be sadly missed by those that knew her. She was a very quiet gentle lady and has been suffering ill health over the last few years. Both her and Alan, her late husband used to support the tea dances and Older Peoples Lunch that was organised by the Bonfire Society. The loved to have a dance and it was sad to see them both slowing down and their worsening health to take this from them. But now they are re united where ever they may be, hopefully doing the Fox trot or a Quick step and both now at peace.

Robertsbridge Club: Subs are due now and will go up on 31st January. Membership is open to anyone over the age of 16 years and offers many events throughout the year. On Saturday 31st the band `Barbed` will be playing from 8pm.

Dates for February in Robertsbridge: Friday 6th Film Night at Robertsbridge Hall, Saturday 7th Saturday Market returns from 10am – 12 noon. Thursday 12th is Jazz Club at Robertsbridge Hall with the Paul Kimber Trio. Valentines Night Saturday 14th is `The Blockx` at Robertsbridge Club, 21st is Quiz Night with the Football Club at Robertsbridge Club. More details will feature nearer the times.

Romance in the air: Valentines is fast approaching, don’t forget to use your local traders. Book your table for the romantic dinner or lunch in the local pubs, order those special flowers from the local florists, if you are doing the romantic meal at home there are farm shops either end of the village so no need to drive. Please support Robertsbridge trade as much as you can. Keep your carbon footprint as small as possible.

DARTS : We played against Mountfield Club ‘B’ in the Knockout Cup at The Old King John last Friday and we were losing 3-1 in the darts with Stuart Miller winning before we staged a recovery with victories for Keith Stone, Michael Stone and finally David Goodsell won the deciding leg. There were 100+ scores for Frankie Taylor[129], David[122,100], Stuart[121,100], Michael[120,2 x 100] and Keith[100]. We won pushpenny 2-1 with wins for Ted Goldfinch/Alan Apps and Michael Stone/Dave Fortsch while Michael scored a ‘goldwatch’. Tonight we are away to Mountfield Club ‘B’ in the League 8p.m.

FOOTBALL : Once again torrential rain caused flooding at The Clappers which meant the 2nd team’s match against F.C.Westridge was postponed as was the 1st team’s match at Iden. Tomorrow the 1st team are away to Westfield II in the 2nd Round of the Hastings F.A. Intermediate Cup K.O. 1.30p.m. while the 2nd team are at home to Sedlescombe Rangers III in Division 6 K.O. 2p.m. Date for your diary we are holding a Quiz Night on Saturday 21st February 2015 at Robertsbridge Club @ 7.30pm. Entry is £2 per person and teams of upto 6 players.

LADIES DARTS : We completed our first double of the season with a 6-5 win at The Bear I in the Knockout Cup. There were single victories for Jackie Danaher, Eileen Morgan and Dawn Mitchell while Jackie/Dawn and Eileen/Alice Hodges won their doubles and victory was secured when Eileen/Alice/Steph Goldsmith won their trebles game. There were high scores for Eileen[92,90], Steph[91,70], Jackie[90,84,75], Alice[84,77,70] and Dawn[75]. On Monday[26th] we are at home to The Red Lion 8p.m.

Sandie Madge & Sue Paine

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