Lewes

FOOTPATHS GROUP: Our last walk started from Lancing Ring Nature Reserve. This was a wonderful walk enjoyed by all although the weather meant that only 8 of us ventured forth. From the Reserve, we were soon climbing the steep footpath to Steep Down and on arriving at the hill top trig point we had the chance to look around a broad landscape of glinting sea and cliffs and fold upon fold of rolling Downland. We continued on towards Coombe Head. At the lower end of the coombe is the charming hamlet of Coombes and its church in a field. We descended into Cowbottom to arrive at Cowbottom Hovel, a high walled animal enclosure in the past. We were soon heading back to the top of Lancing Hill and then the Nature Reserve. It was a delightful walk enjoyed by all as well as about 100 runners running for charity.

The next walk is on Sunday, The Seaford Slater Trail. Meet at top North Street car park for a 9.30am start.

CHRISTINGLE: This Sunday there will be a Christingle service for the whole of Lewes at 3pm at St Michael’s Church in the High Street. Proceeds go towards the Children’s Society, which campaigns for children.

TRINITY AT SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. Please make a note of our services over the Christmas period: Christmas Eve: 3.30pm young family nativity services at Southover and South Malling; 6pm Crib service at St John sub Castro; 11pm the first communion of Christmas at Southover and South Malling. Christmas Day: 9.30am South Malling; 10am Southover and a time change at St John sub Castro to 10am. On Sunday December 27 the only services are at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book) and a change of time to 10.30am for the morning service. Lewes sings Gospel will present their winter concerts on Saturday January 9 at 3pm and 7.30pm at Southover. Tickets available now at www.lsgwinter2016.eventbright.co.uk so do not delay as they are bound to sell fast. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal family nativity; 3.30pm time for prayer; 4.30pm communion. Services this Sunday at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am family nativity; 4pm and 6.30pm carols by candlelight with the choir. Please join us.

PASSION PLAY GROUP: On Tuesday we would like you to join us carol singing in the Cliffe area. We will meet at 7.30pm in the St Thomas Court archway and end up around 8.30pm with a mince pie and warming drink in Eastgate church hall. Song sheets will be provided or bring your own carols for choirs book 1. Please bring a candle in a jar or a torch. Please add your voice to our chorus. Further details or want to get more involved in our future plans email towardslewes2015@gmail.com or call 01273 475438.

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