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Anna-May Bridger

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ST MARY’S: Sunday services continue in their usual pattern, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Eucharist and 6.30pm Evensong, led by one of our gifted Lay Leaders. Every service is different, so if you haven’t been for a while perhaps you are nudged to come along and see what suits you. The scaffolding will remain in place for the coming weeks as work continues on the roof and woodwork. We hope to be able to reveal all very soon. Suffice to say this is very weather-dependent. If you’re on your own of an evening, please pop along and join us at The Anchor on Tuesday evening from 7.30pm. If you’re not sure about coming to the pub on your own, let Shirley know in advance. On Friday February 22, both Friday Clubs meet at their respective venues from 6.30pm. New members are always welcome, just pop along with a registration form, see www.ringmerchurch.org for more details .

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TABLE TOP SALE: Ringmer Village Library is holding a table top sale and coffee morning between 10am and 1pm tomorrow (Saturday). Ringmer Village Library will be offering a great selection of bargain books and DVDs for all ages, as well as delicious home-made cakes and refreshments.

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ST MARY’S: Tomorrow (Saturday) from 10am, do pop into the church room for coffee and refreshments, with proceeds going to The Leprosy Mission. On Sunday, we reach the end of the Christmas season and celebrate Candlemas and the Presentation of Christ at the Temple. This symbolic moment, 40 days after Jesus’ humble beginnings, recognises The Light of the World and is a recurring theme. Join us to celebrate at 8am Holy Communion and 10am Family Service. At 6.30pm, a Celtic Communion Service will be offered, drawing from the wonder of creation and following God’s Way. On Monday at 10.30am, our Bible Study group meets again the church room, details from John Howes or just pop along.

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HISTORY STUDY GROUP: The meeting this evening (Friday) in the village hall at 7.45pm will be Making Modern Ringmer (Part 2). At our October 2018 meeting we covered the story of the development of modern Ringmer from 1918 up to 1948. This month we will continue the story, looking at the events that led up to the dramatic expansion of village housing in the 1960s and 1970s and their consequences for the physical and social fabric of the village. We shall end by looking at the changes that have already occurred in the 21st century, and then take a peek into the future. Our guides will be John Bleach, Stephen van Dulken and John Kay.

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ST MARY’S: On Sunday we continue to celebrate the Christmas Season with 8am Holy Communion, 10am Eucharist and at 6.30pm a service at St Mary’s with members of the Baptist Church as we jointly mark the week of prayer for Christian Unity. On Monday, the prayer group meets at 9am in the Lady Chapel. In the evening a short meeting for any stall holders involved in the Christmas Fair has been arranged at 7.30pm in the church room. On Friday January 25, the MU have arranged a bring and share lunch for members in the church room. It should be a lovely time of fun and fellowship as we start a new Triennial in the MU calendar.

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SOUPER SATURDAY: This will be the final Souper Saturday of the winter. We will serve three to five home-made soups with bread between noon and 1.30pm tomorrow, Saturday. The cost will be £2.50 for a full portion and one refill. Do come along and enjoy the soups and companionship.

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ST PETER AND ST JAMES HOSPICE: The annual meeting of the Ringmer Support Group takes place in Ringmer Village Hall on Monday, at 7.30pm. Carol Hughes from the hospice fundraising team will be there to give a report and answer any questions we may have. If you are interested in supporting the work of the hospice locally, do come and join us.

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ST. MARY’S: The Fourth Sunday of Advent is celebrated at 8am Holy Communion and at the 10am Eucharist as the quiet anticipation of Jesus’ birth continues. At 6pm, the two Ringmer Churches come together in the Village Hall for Carols and Readings by Candlelight – do come along to celebrate the Christmas story. On Christmas Eve the Crib Service at 4pm will be exploring the “Mystery of the Noisy Neighbours”. Children and families of all ages are welcome to this lively re-telling of the Greatest Story! The Midnight Eucharist starts at 11.30pm – it really is a magical service, the busyness of the day coming to a stillness and hush ready to welcome Jesus into the world. And after a few hours’ sleep, we will be welcoming you to a Christmas Day Family Service at 10am, followed by a simple Holy Communion Service at 11am. Services on Sunday 30th December – 8am Holy Communion and 10am Eucharist – the Christmas season continues as we await the arrival of the Wise Men on 6th January!

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ST MARY’S: The third advent candle will be lit on Sunday as the time of quiet anticipation continues at St Mary’s. A simple Holy Communion service starts at 8am, followed by the 10am Eucharist for Advent which also includes a Sunday Club for children. At 6.30pm, you are welcome to the traditional Carol service and to join us for coffee and a mince pies afterwards. There are several chances to join in with Carol singing next week. On Monday at The Anchor, on Thursday at The Green Man, both at 8pm and on Tuesday enjoy Carols and coffee at the village hall at 7.30pm. If you love to sing, do come along and join in, there will be a warm welcome. On Monday, the prayer group meets at 9am in the Lady Chapel of the church to pray for the world, for the church and for anyone who has requested prayers. Coffee Break on Wednesday 10am to noon in the Roger’s Room of the village hall will have a festive feel. Do come along and enjoy some pleasant company. This is the last coffee break until the new year.

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CAROLS AT THE LIBRARY: The village library looks forward to welcoming back two talented young cellists who played at the library opening event in the summer. The Awesome Trouble Sisters will be playing carols at the library tomorrow, Saturday, from 10.15am onwards. The money they raise will go to Crisis, the national charity for homeless people. Please come along, check out our community library and support this excellent cause.

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ST MARY’S: Everyone is welcome at the Christmas Fair, open from 10am tomorrow, Saturday, in the village hall, with a rainbow of stalls, cakes and gourmet gifts, tombola, raffle, games, books and toys, refreshments and the Grand Draw. Advent starts this Sunday, the anticipation of Jesus’ birth, join us in church at 10am to light the first candle in the Advent Crown and also to celebrate Christingle and raise money for The Children’s Society. It will be a lively, informal celebration which will include the baptism of baby Oscar. Services on Sunday, 8am Holy Communion and 6.30pm Eucharist for Advent. On Monday morning our Bible Study group meets at 10.30am in the church room. The Advent Talks take place on Mondays, December 3 and 10, at 3pm and 7.30pm in the Church Room. Session one on December 3 explores what actually happened when Jesus was born and session two on December 10 will take a close look at modern day celebrations.

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DRAMATIC SOCIETY: There’s still time to get your play tickets for today, Friday, or tomorrow, Saturday. Improbable Fiction by Alan Ayckbourn, directed by Angela Howard will be performed in the village hall. Doors open at 7pm and curtain up at 7.45pm. There will be a licensed bar and other refreshments. Tickets priced at £8 are available from Ticketsource.co.uk/ ringmerdramaticsociety, Ticket Hotline: 07753 317373 or from Creature Comforts, The Pet Shop, Ringmer.

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FIREWORKS EVENING: The Ringmer Primary and Nursery School PTA are holding their fireworks evening tonight, Friday. Gates open at 6pm with the display at 7pm. There’s a bar, barbecue, tombola and hot drinks. Tickets on the gate are priced: £5 adults, £4 children. All welcome to come and support your local school at this essential fundraiser.

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HORTICULTURAL SOCIETY: Members are reminded that the AGM will take place in the village hall this evening, Friday, starting at 7.30pm. We hope to keep the formal meeting short. After a break for tea and biscuits there will be a talk by a visiting speaker. As usual the raffle will be in aid of the Poppy appeal. Any donations for prizes will be appreciated. Members can also pay their annual subscriptions at this meeting.

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WI: At the October meeting Ian Gledhill’s talk about The Surprising Mr Sousa included extracts of Sousa’s music which is far wider ranging than the military marches that are usually linked with his name. Also in October Ringmer members, with those of three other local WIs, met together in Chiddingly Village Hall for a Group Meeting where the speaker was local author, Annabel Abbs. She writes about women whose lives are ‘hidden’ because they were related to famous men: Lucia the daughter of James Joyce and Frieda the wife of DH Lawrence amongst others. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday at 7.30pm in the village hall. This is the annual meeting when the new committee and officers are elected. This will be followed by a talk about the Bevern Trust which runs a care home in Barcombe for profoundly disabled people. Do come and join us, new members are always welcome.

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HISTORY STUDY GROUP: The meeting this evening (Friday) in the village hall at 7.45pm will hear John Kay, Bob Cairns and John Bleach speaking on The Making of Modern Ringmer (Part 1). Our October and January 2019 talks will explain how Ringmer has developed over the past century (1918-2018). The first talk, this month, will cover the period from 1918 until about 1950. Our January talk will continue the story up to the present day, and look at what is planned for our future.

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ST MARY’S: Friday Club meets this evening in the Church Room from 6.30pm to 8pm. It’s lively and fun for all pupils in yrs 5 and 6, new members always welcome. Services this Sunday, 8am Holy Communion, 10am Eucharist and 6.30pm Evensong. Mid-week Holy Communion will be at noon on Tuesday, all are welcome at the Lord’s table. Between 6.30pm and 9pm on Tuesday, you are invited to join an evening of Prayer for a World in Crisis. Come at any time, stay for as long as you wish and join in our very own prayer movement for peace and hope. Final plans are underway for Bible Detectives, the Holiday Club open to all ages on Thursday and Friday, October 25 and 26. More information at www.ringmerchurch.org.uk.

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NEARLY NEW SALE: Ringmer Tiddlers and Toddlers playgroup are holding a Nearly New Sale tomorrow, Saturday, in Ringmer Village Hall from 10.30am to 12.30pm. We are selling children’s clothes and equipment age 0 to 11 years including pushchairs, cots, high chairs, clothes, books, DVD’s, toys and much more. Everything you need when having, raising or minding a little one. Tea and cakes also available, please come along and support our group, thanks. £1 entrance fee per family.

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APOLOGIES: Firstly, apologies to anyone who sent me information which hasn’t appeared this week. I’m away from home with a very interesting Wi-fi connection. I’ve only been able to pick up two Village News messages this week, which is far fewer then normal.

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JUMBLE SALE: Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society will be holding a Jumble Sale tomorrow, Saturday, in the village hall. Doors open at 2pm. Come and pick up a bargain.

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