Lewes

SENIORS CHRISTMAS DAY PARTY: If you are an older resident in Lewes and are going to be alone on December 25, do join us at the Seniors’ Party organised at the House of Friendship by the Churches Together in Lewes. We will share a Christmas meal, sing carols and enjoy each other’s company. Transport can be provided for those who need it. Just ring us at the House of Friendship on 01273 476469 any weekday morning (9.30am and 1pm) or call in.

FOOTPATHS GROUP: Upper Dicker Stroll, Tuesday November 27. On a damp and murky, although relatively mild, November morning 12 walkers left from the village pub of Upper Dicker and were soon strolling alongside St Bede’s Golf Course. Poor visibility made it difficult to see anyone playing. A recently mended stile was much easier to climb over. We walked alongside the River Cuckmere, before crossing it to make our return journey. The fog lifted a little to give us a glimpse of the surrounding countryside. After stopping for coffee at two very conveniently placed benches, we continued on our way. Again, we strolled alongside the River Cuckmere, heading towards Michelham Priory. Shortly after passing Michelham Priory, the group crossed the St Bede’s playing fields, passing the village store and café at Upper Dicker to return to the village pub. Here the temptation of a cosy countryside fire was too much. Half the group staying for lunch, coffee or something stronger. It was particularly encouraging to welcome long standing members of the walking group who felt the short, three and half miles was as much as they now wanted to walk and also good to welcome new walkers to the group. Anita led the stroll.

TRINITY CHURCH SOUTHOVER: And St John sub Castro. To help you to start planning and enjoying Christmas, we start on Sunday with our contemporary carol concert at 6.30pm in St John sub Castro. On Sunday December 23 in St John sub Castro at 10am an all age nativity service and at Southover our more traditional services of lessons and carols with the choir are at 4pm and then again at 6.30pm. On Christmas Eve at St John sub Castro at 6pm an all age Christmas service and at Southover at 3.30pm the toddlers crib service and then at 11pm midnight communion. On Christmas Day at 10am there are all age Christmas services at St John sub Castro and at Southover. If you are an older resident in Lewes and are going to be alone on Christmas Day, do join the Seniors’ Party organised by Churches Together in Lewes. They will share a Christmas meal, sing carols and enjoy each other’s company. Transport can be provided for those who need it. Just ring the House of Friendship on 01273 476469 any weekday morning (9.30am to 1pm) or call in to give them your name. They are just opposite the Seasalt store, on School Hill. Services this Sunday at St John sub Castro: 11.15am informal service with contemporary worship band; 6.30pm contemporary carols with contemporary worship band. Services at Southover: 8am communion (prayer book); 10am morning service with choir, organ and band. Please do come and join us.

PASSION PLAY GROUP: Our annual carol singing evening around the town and some of the pubs in Lewes will take place next Wednesday, meeting at St Thomas’ Court, Cliffe at 6.15pm and ending with a gathering at Eastgate Church Hall around 8pm. Please bring a torch! Contact 07971 398 146 or email: thelewespassionplay@gmail.com Or just join us on the evening and join in the fun.