Services at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist Sunday October 21st – TRINITY 20

8.00 am Holy Communion (1662)

9.30 am Nine Thirty Start (all-age service)

10.30 am Parish Communion

This Week:

TUESDAY: 7.30 pm Prayer Group – 59 Heathlands

WednESDAY 9.30 am Holy Communion (St. John’s)

7.30 pm Mid-Week Bible Study

Welcome to all visitors to our churches.  Please join us for tea and coffee and a chat after our services today.

Prayer Team. If you are in need of one-to-one personal prayer, there is always someone from the prayer team available in the North aisle at St John’s after the 9.30am service to pray with you.

Wednesday Bible Study. We are following a series entitled The Coming King. Based on Mark’s Gospel, each week will follow-on from the series at NTS, providing an opportunity to dig deeper, ask questions and learn more. Everyone is welcome and if you have not been before, or not been for a while, now is a good time to give it a try. Wednesday 7.30 pm. We will be at Cathy and Howard’s home, Cockmartins, Westfield Lane.

London City Mission. Do come and learn more about the inspiring work of the London City Mission, at a meeting at St Matthews Church, Silverhill, St Leonards-on-Sea. The meeting is on Saturday 20th October starting at 3.00pm and will be followed by tea and cake. There will be a special presentation on the London City Mission at the 10.30am service at St John’s on Sunday 21st October.

Quiz Night in aid of Westfield Parish Hall, Saturday 20th October 2012, 7.00pm for 7.30pm. £8 to include hot supper. Bring your own drinks. For tickets please contact Fleur 01424 751217.

Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal Members and non-members are urgently needed to help with house to house collections in Guestling and Three Oaks.  Please telephone John Pulfer on 814866.

Love-in-a-box 2012. Once again working with Mustard-seed Mission, members of our Church and Westfield School will be working in October and November to provide Christmas gifts in shoeboxes for needy and traumatised children in Eastern Europe. Further details from Anne and Malcolm Stocker 01424 754355.

The Enthronement of Bishop Martin Warner will be at Chichester Cathedral on 25th November at 3.30pm.  Welcome services will be at:

11th November St Peter’s Brighton @ 6.30pm

17th November St Mary the Virgin Rye @ 11.00am

18th November St Mary’s Battle @ 4.00pm

More details to follow in the next e-bulletin, diocesan website and Chichester diocesan magazine.  

The Benefice of Fairlight and Pett are delighted to announce that Richard Barron has been appointed as their new Rector. The Induction Service will take place on Tuesday 23rd October at 7pm at St Andrew’s Church Fairlight.

Before you buy your Christmas Cards – there is an alternative for all those who wish to send cards to their friends at St John’s.  Instead of sending individual cards why not send just one joint card to all your friends, which you can pin to a special board in the church porch, where they can read it and then why not make a donation to charity instead.

Westfield Ladies Stoolball indoor team needs new members - Girls/Ladies over 16 to play on Tuesday evenings during the winter.1 Months membership £2, games fee £2:50. Games are played at Claverham Community College. Telephone Rose on 01424 756875.

Theatre Sense Players - Musical Theatre for Adults!

Starts Weds 7th Nov at Westfield Community Hall 8.15pm-9.45pm 18yrs and over Singing Drama & Dance £4pw. Working initially on musical theatre medleys to perform at various shows alongside the younger Theatre Sense pupils but the long term aim will be towards a bigger show such as a panto for the village. If you’re interested please contact Theatre Sense on 07730 254122 or email sherri-ann@theatresense.co.uk

Stagecoach have advised that they have yet to confirm bus arrangements during the proposed 1 week shut down of the Main Road through Westfield w/c 29th October. In reply to me they have only said that any arrangements will be on their website - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/eastsussex. For telephone contact please try their Customer Service Team 08456 00 22 99.
Battle Area Community Transport . Just to confirm arrangements - passengers do not have to ring to book a seat for Sainsburys. They only have to ring if they want to book the flexi services on the back page going to Tunbridge Wells, Rye, Tenterden etc. Our normal bus services on Wednesday at 11:12 boarded just by waiting at the stop. For further details please contact 01424 772001 Website:  www.bact-online.co.uk

There is a new street dance class in the community hall dining room 6pm till 8pm first lesson is free then £4 a session. Also there is a new legs bums and tums class in the main hall on a Mon eves at 7.15 till 8.15 £3.50 per session.. Further information is available from Rachel Pritchard 07866 894397.

Westfield Community Hall is now free on Wed eves from 8 and Fri eves from 6 for one off or permanent bookings. Also roller booting in the Community Hall resumed on the 7th Sept. Further information is available from Rachel Pritchard 07866 894397.

The Westfield Wildlife website is worth a visit. Please go to http://westfieldwildlife.wordpress.com to share wildlife observations. any wildlife observation whether mammal, bird, insect, or flower may be posted on the website, and photos are particularly welcome.

Westfield resident Nick Brown continues his guided walks in the area. His timetable up to September is as follows:

Saturday 3rd November Icklesham 5.00 miles

The cost is £3 per person. Please check his website www.spanglefish.com/1066routes for more information. It is advisable to book in advance by ringing Nick on 07918 907265. Nick’s book ‘The 1066 Country Walk’ is recommended by the 1066 Tourist Board and signed copies are available from him.

The Westfield Parent and Toddler Group would like more families to join it.  This runs on Friday afternoons from 7 September (term time only) from 1.15-3pm in the Parish Hall, apart from the 3rd Friday in the month when the Hall is used for the Community Lunch Club.  The Health Visitor still runs alongside the Toddler Group on the 1st Friday of each month, even during school holidays. The Toy Library attends fortnightly.

Contact the Playgroup Supervisor, Julie Guest, on 07790 744404 for more information.

The Westfield Beaver Scout colony now has vacancies so if your son or daughter is aged 6 - 8 years and is looking for “fun and friends” why not give us a try.   Contact Rosie on 754080 for further details.

Westfield Golf Fellowship’s next event is at West Malling, Kent on Thursday November 8th. Total price £35 including coffee/tea & bacon roll, 18 holes of golf, a hot meal afterwards, various prizes and (if we get sufficient players) a £100 voucher to spend in their shop for the winner - places are limited. The closing date for the 3 day trip to Stoke by Nayland in Suffolk next June (2 -4) is here. This is the last chance to book. 63 holes of championship golf, dinner bed & breakfast for 2 nights in a first class leisure hotel complex and lots of prizes all in approx £285. £100 deposit required immediately. For more information please telephone Nick on 07939587796 or email george@roker.f9.co.uk

The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club of the East Sussex Disability Association (ESDA) is looking for new members.  ESDA is a charity organisation led by disabled people and provides expert advice, information and practical support.  ESDA has dedicated accessible coaches with fully qualified driver attendants providing a door to door service for members.  The Sedlescombe and Westfield Club have outings on the second Thursday of the month. Members participate in fundraising to keep the costs down, so there is simply a contribution requested towards the transport. If you fancy getting out and about, making new friends or if you would like to volunteer to help, please give Marianne a call at ESDA on 01323 514531 or email marianne.colliard@esda.org.uk.  Visit www.esda.org.uk for more information.

Westfield Football Club is looking for help with support in providing football for all ages. If you feel you could help either in preparation or during games, please get in contact with the club.

Westfield Women’s Institute meets on the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 2.15pm in Westfield Parish Hall.  Ring 01424 753757 if you would like more information.

Westfield Hub meets every Friday morning from 10 - 12 noon at The Plough. Everyone is welcome for coffee and a chat, book exchange or the use of a computer.

For information and news about Westfield, please visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk.

To send information for the Westfield Village Voice, please email george@roker.f9.co.uk

George Sunderland, Heathlands