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CHURCH SERVICES: Church of St Andrew and St Mary the Virgin, Sunday, 10am Family Service, 5.30pm Evening Prayer.

CHRISTINGLE: Sunday December 13 at 5.30pm. A lovely service with the symbolic oranges, candles and fruit for the children. This will be our first taste of Christmas, so do come and join us. Fletching School is helping to make the Christingles, and will be taking part in the Service with the handbell ringers.

YOUTH CLUB: The club meets tonight, Friday, at 7pm.

CHROMATICS CHOIR: The choir meets on Monday at 7.45pm.

PAINTER’S CLUB: Meet on Wednesday at 1pm.

MARTIAL ARTS: Kobudo Martial Arts meet on Thursday at 5pm.

CHRISTMAS: At Sheffield Park Garden (nationaltrust.org.uk/sheffield-park-and-garden). Wild Winter Children’s Craft Workshops, using materials collected from the parkland (and maybe a little bit of glitter) £2.50 per session. Booking on 01825 790231. Saturday December 12 and 19, Sunday December 6, 13 and 20, 11am to 1pm.

CAROL CONCERT: Victorian Family Christmas Carol Concert, with mulled wine and mince pies by the fire. Sundays December 13 and 20, 6pm. Ticket £18.50, family ticket £45. Booking on 0844 249 1895.

NEW YEAR’S DAY: Holly Hike, January 1 at 11am. Guided hike around lesser-known parts of the estate led by the longest serving member of the team with stories and local tales that you won’t find in any guide book. Adult £6, booking essential on 01825 790231.

100 YEARS AGO: Sussex Express 10 December 1915. School Gardening – East Sussex Estimates. The following estimates were approved by East Sussex Education Committee at their meeting at Lewes on Tuesday, for gardening requisites for the year which begun on November 1. Barcombe Church of England School: Manure 14s seeds and potatoes, £1 6s 7d total £1 12s 7d. In regard to Bonner’s School at Maresfield, in 1913 an expenditure of 14s 7d for seeds was sanctioned, but the Managers purchased seeds to the value of £1 0s 4d and they now asked that the balance may now be allowed. It was now resolved that in this instance the amount overspent be refunded to the managers, but that they be cautioned against incurring future expenditure without the previous sanction of the Education Committee.

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