Northiam Women’s Fellowship  

The Fellowship was founded in 1972, and is a Christian based, non denominational group for women in and around Northiam.

Meeting once a month, on the second Tuesday, the programme is varied and entertaining, and follows a regular schedule. The meeting begins with a couple of hymns, a bible reading, and a short prayer, followed by notices about forthcoming meetings and events, and the presenting of cards and flowers to members who celebrate a birthday in that month.

This is followed by the guest speaker; topics are wide, interesting and very entertaining, then its time for tea and a chance to catch up with friends. At every meeting there is a sales table, with gifts and produce, members also collect used postage stamps, and computer printer cartridges which are passed to the local Brownies for their fund raising, and donated glossy magazines are available to take home.

Women's Fellowship
 
Over the many years of its existence the Fellowship has been fund raising, and each year selects two "good causes" to donate to, and to enable the group to function without any subscriptions being needed. The members and their guests enjoy a "Spring Lunch" in April, usually at one of the local pubs, and every other year have an outing for tea in July to mark the Fellowship's anniversary. As part of their commitment to Northiam, Women's Fellowship have a stall at the village summer fayre, help with the cake stall at the primary school summer fete, host a Macmillan Coffee Morning in September, and run a Christmas bazaar.

The Fellowship is organised by a committee of eight, who each serve for three years, but all members are invited to become involved in all the projects undertaken. The purpose of the group is to provide a supportive enjoyable and friendly meeting place for women in the area. No membership is needed or subscription and women of all ages are welcome. Meetings are in the Church Centre, Northiam at 2.00pm and the annual programme of events is available in St Mary's Church, or from the committee. Contact Ann Miller - 01797 252881