George Sunderland


Services at St John’s Church, Westfield for July 2013:

7th July 2013 Corn in Egypt Genesis 44:1-16

08.00 St John’s BCP Communion

09.30 St John’s Holy Communion (with JAM and Ignite)

14th July 2013 Forgiveness and reconciliation Genesis 47:1-11

08.00 St John’s BCP Communion

09.30 St John’s All Age Worship with Holy Communion

21st July 2013 Conclusion Genesis 47:13-27

08.00 St John’s BCP Communion

09.30 St John’s Holy Communion (with JAM and Ignite)

28th July 2013 Trinity 9

08.00 St John’s BCP Communion

09.30 St John’s Family Worship - First Fruits

You are reminded that your WCA Westfield Draw subscription is due for renewal this month. This is a monthly lottery organised to raise funds for the WCA. The draw takes place at the end of each month, with cash prizes. Membership is £10, which you can leave with your details in an envelope at Westfield News either as cash or a cheque payable to WCA. See the WCA Newsletter for further details, including direct e-transfer. Renewals will also be collected at the Fete, and new members are welcome.

The next Friendship Club meeting which is on Monday, July 8 from 2-3.30pm in the Parish Hall.The yearly subscription is £5 with 10p per meeting, and new members will be made very welcome. The Friendship Club do not meet at Whitsun and August bank holidays. Therefore their future dates for your calendar are, July 22; September 16 and 30, October 14 and 29; November 11 and 25; December 9.

This year’s Westfield Village Fete on Saturday, July 6, is here. The theme is Bees, so ‘buzz along’ and make a make a ‘beeline’ for the school field from 1-4pm. There will be the usual stalls, refreshments and barbecue, and arena events include fancy dress, dancing displays and races. Call 0795 263 5448 for details, to book a table or to offer help.

If you can help Westfield Football Club in any way please contact the club. They are presently putting things in place to ensure both local football opportunities at all levels, for all ages with the 1st team playing in Senior Football. Therefore if you would like to offer one off or ongoing support, both on & off the pitch, before during or after games please get in touch with the Secretary on gilljordan@rocketmail.com

Westfield Golf Fellowship. The next open event is on July 22nd – The Captains Bucket – at Seddlescombe GC. This follows a Ryder Cup style challenge between The Hare and Hounds Golf Society and WGF taking place at Hemsted Forest on Friday July 5. For more information please contact george@roker.f9.co.uk

The Youth Club offers a great time. It runs on Wednesdays from 6.30-8pm. You need to be a member, so contact Dan 07899917952 to register.

Westfield Beavers are recruiting so if your son or daughter is looking for “fun and friends” why not give us a try. Must be aged between 6 and 8, meet on Tuesday evenings 5 - 6p.m. Ring Rose on 01424 754080 for further details.

Westfield Women’s Institute meets on Tuesdays, ring 01424 754013 for more information.

Sainsbury’s vouchers for Westfield School can be dropped into Westfield Newsagents where Richard & Dan will happily collect them from you.

The Westfield HUB meets at The Plough on Fridays from 10am to 12noon. A warm and friendly welcome and a decent cup of tea/coffee are assured at the Hub every Friday morning between 10am and midday.’

Rye and District (inc Westfield) Lions. The Lions will be organising their 34th Annual Raft Race and Fete on Sunday 25 August, with the Fete opening at midday and the Raft Race at 2.30pm. Entries for rafts are still coming in and if any organisation, pub, business or family wish to enter a raft they should contact Bob Harvey on 01424 751059. Stall space is filling fast and anyone that requires space for a stall should contact Reg Emson on 01797 224174.

Rye and District Association of the National Trust. Saturday 13 July – Traditional Afternoon Tea and Competition. Enjoy a traditional afternoon tea at Powdermills Hotel, Battle (sandwiches, scones, clotted cream, jam, cakes, tea or coffee) with waitress service in The Orangery. There will also be a prize for the best hat! The hotel has lovely grounds, which should look wonderful in July, so this will provide an ideal opportunity for a leisurely stroll after tea. Price: £13.50 per person.

Please contact Ann Rolfe on 01797-361770 for further details or Ros Adkins on 01797 253763 to make a booking.

The Rye Film Club. Friday 5th July – ARGO (2012 – 120 minutes)

Ben Affleck directs and stars in this tense drama based on the little-known but true story of the plan to free six Americans in hiding in Teheran following the storming of the U.S. embassy in 1979, by Iranian revolutionaries, Most of the Americans were taken hostage but six U.S. citizens sought refuge undetected in the Canadian embassy. With an ingenious and daring plan Tony Mendez (Affleck) convinces officials in Washington that it just might work… (7pm start, doors 6.30)

Visit the village website www.westfieldvillage.co.uk for information and news about Westfield.

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