George Sunderland, Heathlands

Services at the Parish Church of St John the Baptist on Sunday, 2nd December 2012 FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

8.00 am Holy Communion (1662) (St John’s)

9.30 am Nine Thirty Start (St John’s)

10.30 am Parish Communion (St John’s)

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

Friday: 7.00 pm WCA Carols round the tree – Main Road,
Friends of Westfield Parish Church. The Friends will hold their annual Christmas Fayre in the Parish Hall on Saturday 1st December from 2pm until 4pm. There will be the usual festive stalls and everyone is welcome. Entrance is 50p which includes Tea/Coffee and biscuits. Offers of help or items for the cake/preserves stall or raffle will be very welcome. Please contact Joan Downing or Ann Stocker for further information.

Christmas Choir. This year, Carol Services will be held at Guestling on 16th and Westfield on 23rd December, with a joint choir singing at both services.  As usual, both choirs welcome ‘extras’ to join the choir for Christmas, even if you are able to come to only one of the services.  The Westfield Christmas practices will be on Thursdays at 7.30pm from 15 November (but not 22 November) until a joint practice at Guestling on 13th. Please let Janice know if you will be coming.  Guestling Choir practice is every Thursday at 7.00pm – all welcome.

WCA Carols. On Friday 7 December the Westfield Christmas lights will be switched on, and the community carols around the village Christmas tree take place at 7pm. Come and admire the lights, sing carols and enjoy hot soup afterwards. Musicians, preferably wind band players, are still needed. Please ring Janice on 01424 753684 if you can help.

Notices can be included in this weekly sheet by contacting Nicholas Wilde (tel: 07786 864713) or email: editor@WestfieldGuestlingChurches.org.uk.

Website: www.WestfieldGuestlingChurches.org.uk

PCSO. The Westfield local PCSO has recently changed. His name is Andy Smith & his mobile is 07990704108 & email Andrew.smith@sussex.pnn.police.uk For non urgent calls please ring 101 and for serious incidents continue with 999.

Theatre Sense Players (Musical Theatre for Adults) is a new Singing, Drama and Dance class which has just started. It meets on Wednesdays at Westfield Community Hall from 8.15-9.45pm, and costs £4. The group will work initially on musical theatre medleys to perform at various shows alongside the younger Theatre Sense pupils, but the long term aim is to perform a bigger show such as a panto for the village. If you are interested please contact Theatre Sense on 07730 254122 or email sherri-ann@theatresense.co.uk

Westfield Ladies Stoolball indoor team needs new members over 16 years to play on Tuesday evenings at Claverham Community College during the winter. Membership is £2 for one month, and the games fee is £2.50. Telephone Rose on 01424 756875.

Westfield HUB. The recent committee changes haven’t affected activities at the Hub, and it’s great that Friday mornings continue to be an almost full house at The Plough 10-12.  If you get a chance to pop in for a coffee and maybe catch up on local news and plans for seasonal activities, you’d be made very welcome.

The Friendship Club meets in the Parish Hall on alternate Mondays from 2-3.30pm.  It is an opportunity to make friends and enjoy some outings in the summer.  Our next meeting will be on Monday, December 3rd, and we are always on the look-out for new members Coming up we have a visit to a Pantomime and then our Christmas party.

There will be a carols and sing-a-long at The Plough on December 10th from 8 p.m. Also there will be a raffle for the Crossroads Association .Everyone of all ages will be welcome.

Westfield Golf Fellowship’s next event is the final event on the “Race to Headcorn” - golfer of the year calendar with at least 6 players still in with a shout. This is at the Weald of Kent Thursday 27th December total price of £35 including food, golf and prizes. For more information please telephone Nick on 07939587796 or email george@roker.f9.co.uk

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. Also watch this space for info on their annual Christmas Draw Evening.

The Westfield Community Association carols around the village tree takes place on Friday December 7 at 7pm. Musicians, preferably wind band players, are needed to provide the music. Please ring Janice on 01424 753684 if you can help.

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.

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