HELLINGLY SAXONS: Hellingly Saxons have a huge game against Cinque Ports RFC at Horsebridge recreation ground tomorrow, Saturday. It is a league game and Hellingly are currently second in the league two points ahead of third placed Cinque Ports so a must win game for both teams. It will be a 2.30pm kick off. Entry is free. There is a fully licensed bar which sells alcohol and soft drinks as well as snacks. Support is massive and all the lads will massively appreciate it as well as putting valuable funds behind the bar at the club. Please go along and support your local rugby team.
CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR: There are still tables left for the Hellingly School PTA Christmas Craft Fair on Saturday December 10 from 1pm to 3.15pm. This event will run alongside the School Christmas Fair if anyone is interested. £15 per table. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
CHRISTMAS BAZAAR: This very popular, not to be missed. Hellingly Church event is tomorrow, Saturday, from 10am to noon in Hellingly Village Hall.
CHURCH EVENTS: These are the up and coming church events: More details will be printed nearer the time but meanwhile you may like to put these dates in your diaries. Tomorrow, Saturday, 10am to noon Christmas Bazaar, Hellingly Village Hall Saturday December 3, 1pm Christingle pre event, making Christingles and with other fun thrown in, Hellingly Church; Sunday December 4, 9.15am Christingle Service Upper Dicker Church, 10.45am Christingle Service Hellingly Church; Saturday December 10, 7pm Wealden Brass Concert in Hellingly Church; Sunday December 11, 3pm Scouts Carol Service Hellingly Church, 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols Upper Dicker Church, bring a torch; Sunday December 18, 6.30pm Nine Lessons and Carols Hellingly Church, bring a torch; Christmas Eve 4.15pm Children’s Service Upper Dicker Church, 5.45pm Children’s Service Hellingly Church, 11.30pm Midnight Communion Hellingly Church; Christmas Day 9.15am Holy Communion Upper Dicker Church, 10.45am Holy Communion Hellingly Church.
COMMUNITY PARK AGM: The Hellingly Community Park Trust held its AGM on November 18. This was followed by coffee and cake and Alan Booth playing the piano.
Chairman, Gill Hesselgrave, reports that two resolutions were passed to proceed with the winding up of the Trust over the next few months. The HCPT has been running for 15 years and obtained the definition of the Hellingly Community Park as a Public Open Space for everyone. Since then we have worked with various developers to make sure we got the Park as promised. This summer the main part of the Park was handed over to Hellingly Parish Council, so we feel our remit has been fulfilled and it is time to bow out. It may take a few months to finally close it down as there is some unfinished business to sort out. The one outstanding feature is the allotments and the parish council are working on this. Some of the residents from Roebuck Park have concerns about the new siting, so they will have a chance to see where it is on the ground prior to planning permission being obtained.
CHRISTMAS PARTIES: Come along to the Blackstock Country estate, Grove Hill, on Friday or Saturday, December 16 or 17, and tuck into three courses prepared using locally sourced ingredients. Attentive staff will be on hand looking after your every need, and festive decorations will get you in the Christmas spirit. After dinner, enjoy a few drinks at the licensed bars before dancing the night away to Jingle Bell Rock. To book call on 01323 848006 or visit www.blackstockestate.co.uk for more information.
DICKER CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: Dates for your diaries: Nine Lessons and Carols Sunday December 11, 6.30pm Holy Trinity Church. Carols on the Green’ followed by Santa and Mulled Wine at The Village Shop, Upper Dicker Monday December 12 at 6pm. Christmas Coffee Morning, cake and mince pies Thursday December 15 from 10.30am to noon. Also on December 15 at 7.30pm possible open mic evening, They need people to help and to contact Mark Lapworth to take part in this event phone 01323 844531 or email: email@example.com at Dicker Village Hall. Possible Family Cinema Evening on Saturday December 17 from 6pm to 8.30pm.Village Christmas Lunch minimum donations £3 under 16’s, £5 adults. Please ring Marian on 01323 441458 to book on Sunday December 18 at 12.30pm at Holy Trinity Church at Dicker Village Hall. More details nearer the time.
MICHELHAM PRIORY: December events are as follows: Thursday December 1, Christmas lunch at Michelham, Saturday and Sunday, December 3 and 4, Tudor Christmas, Saturday and Sunday, December 10 and 11, Christmas at the Priory and Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and18, Christmas at the Priory. For full details see the web at: http://sussexpast.co.uk/events.
DICKER LEGENDS CABARET: Tickets are available now but get them soon as they are selling out fast. The Dicker Players have been performing their ever popular annual Cabaret at different venues for over 40 years and are delighted to return to the Hailsham Pavilion for their second year for two performances on December 9 and 10 at 7.45pm. This year so many great celebrities have died that they have created a Cabaret style show as a tribute to them, hence the Legends tag. Expect to see and hear material to celebrate the brilliance of Prince, Bowie, Ronnie Corbett, Victoria Wood, Caroline Aherne, Terry Wogan, Gene Wilder, to name but a few. This will be supplemented with material on the shady subject of Death. ‘Plus other stuff that just makes us laugh, we know you will too.’ The evening contains sketches, comedy routines and songs but, be warned, much of the material is of an adult nature which might cause offence. The show contains extremely strong language so is unsuitable for children. This is probably the funniest live show you’re ever likely to see (in Hailsham anyway). For further information call Clive on 07801 720763. Tickets are £10 from Hailsham Pavilion box office 01323 841414.
CHRISTINGLE SERVICE: Sunday December 4, 9.15am at Upper Dicker.
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