Northiam news
Northiam news

Craft Fayre: This could be the weekend when you sort out your Christmas presents! The Bonfire Society’s Craft Fayre will be held in the Village Hall on 26th November 10-2. The hall will be full of a range of quality stalls and there will be bacon rolls and cakes to sustain you, and a cake stall and tombola to supplement all the lovely crafts. Entry is free, and there is plenty of parking.

Great Dixter are also holding a Craft Fair over the weekend, entry £5, 10-4 on Saturday and Sunday, so there’s plenty of time to visit both!

Hawkhurst: The final Bonfire Procession of the season will be this Saturday, at Hawkhurst. The procession leaves Highgate Hill at 7pm, with the bonfire and fireworks on The Moor. Entry is £4.50 adults, £2.50 children. Let’s hope the weather calms down a bit!!

Footpath Walk: Join the Footpath Group to explore Appledore on Sunday, leaving the surgery car park at 1pm for a 4 mile walk starting from Appledore public car park at 1.30pm.

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

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.

Horticultural Society: The Horticultural Society’s AGM and Christmas Social will be held in the Village Hall next Friday (2nd) at 7.30pm.

Nursery Fair: Beckley PreSchool and Northiam Nursery are holding their biggest annual fundraiser in Beckley Village Centre next Saturday 10-2, with lots of interesting crafts and gifts to buy in time for Christmas, as well as a great raffle for prizes including Christmas hampers and days out vouchers. Refreshments from mulled wine, mince pies, bacon butties to cakes. Children will enjoy the teddy tombola, face painting, craft tables, guess the name games and of course Santa’s Grotto. Free parking and entry is just 50p per adult which buys you a ticket into a Christmas cake raffle.

St Ronans: The annual Christmas market at St Ronan’s School, Hawkhurst is also next Saturday 10-3, and features Father Christmas in his Grotto (busy man!), live reindeer and fairground attractions. Two of our local artists will be exhibiting – Christine King and Terence Ayling. The catalogue is available on the school website

Quiz Night: The next Bonfire Society Quiz Night on Saturday 3rd December at 7.30pm. I believe it’s fully booked, although Judith is the one to contact – 252114.

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

St Teresa’s: 9am Mass

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