St Ann’s Church: This Sunday 11 December Carols on Nevill Green from 2.30pm to 3.30pm and Monday 12th the Civic/Parish Carol Service at 7pm. On Christmas Eve at 5.30pm is The Crib Service, the story of Christmas for children and families with Mass at 11.00pm. Christmas Day at 8am is Holy Communion and again at 10am with carols. Wednesday 4th January 2017 is Ploughman’s Lunch at 12.15pm at the Church Hall in Highdown Road.
Nevill Bonfire: The Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society will be holding a jumble sale at the Ringmer Village Hall on Saturday 10th December, doors open 2:00 p.m. We will be collecting jumble in your area during the evening of Friday 9th December from 6:00pm and would be grateful if you could leave any jumble by your front gate for us with leaflet attached. This will avoid disturbing you. Unfortunately we are unable to collect any large or electrical items such as beds, fridges etc. Our next sale will be 14th January 2017. We are always looking for options to recycle leftover jumble especially, books, bric-a-brac etc. Thank you - Wishing you a Happy Christmas and prosperous New Year
Wallands School: Thank you to everyone who recently made a contribution to the Poppy Appeal, as we raised £183.90 and the local district total was £20,278.65. Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the Wallands Christmas Fair; your time and enthusiasm made it an amazing event and it was great to see so many Wallands families there. Thank you to everyone and every business who made a donation to the raffle, tombola and second hand stalls, however big or small. The results of the Sportshall Primary Athletics competition, in which Wallands was one of 16 schools that participated last week, was a comfortable win, 48 points clear of the nearest rivals. The next stage on 27th March is against the other schools who won their area place. Well done team. A bright but cold afternoon found 20 Wallands children with Mrs Taylor, down at the Priory Fields running the annual Cross Country race. The first 15 boys and 15 girls over the finish line automatically get invited to participate in the next stage in January. Jack Eadie in Yr 6 finished 1st for the boys and 2 Yr 5 girls Flora Loske Page & Martha Weisskopf – Strange finished 2nd & 3rd respectively. However, an additional 4 children also finished in the top 15. These fantastic results meant that the girls team finished 1st and the boys team 3rd. Well done to all of the children who participated. After playing an additional 2 matches on Tuesday after school, the football league standings have Wallands in 3rd position; however, the joint 1st place is currently occupied by two schools that have both played 5 matches each. The season resumes in January. Well done to all of the boys who have participated in any of the matches.
A Tutt with a Kiss: My comment last week regarding the passion of Miss Fowler Tutt and the Kiss by Rodin and her Nevill input, sparked a reply from a past resident who referred to her objection to the war memorial female attributes and made a very valued comment about The Kiss statue. “If the Council had not handed it back, our council tax would probably be nil, due to the money the town would have made showing it to the world.”
Christ Church: Christ Church Tots will be meeting today December 9th from 09:30 to 11:30 am for another programme of activities for pre-school children and their carers. Sunday morning worship at 10:30 am on December 11th will be led by the Minister , Rev. John Gordon, and includes Holy Communion for the third Sunday in Advent. On Sunday afternoon we have the popular “Carols on Nevill Green at 2.30 pm. with our friends from St Anne’s Church and LGB Brass Band . As ever, there will open air singing of all your favourite Christmas carols .Mince pies and drinks will be served. All welcome. As part of the 200th anniversary celebrations of our predecessor church the Tabernacle, Christ Church has produced three booklets on the history of Congregationalism in Lewes, written by a former church secretary, Cliff Geering. These may be viewed on the church website: www.christ-church-lewes.org. or copies can be collected at the church . For more information on the booklets , contact the church via firstname.lastname@example.org.This week the church has unveiled a splendid new photographic collage of 200 people associated with the life of the church over the last two centuries. The collage is on display at the church .
Juvenile bonfire society: The Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society will be holding a jumble sale at the Ringmer Village Hall on Saturday 10th December doors open 2:00 p.m. We will be collecting jumble in your area during the evening of Friday 9th December from 6:00 p.m. and would be grateful if you could leave any jumble by your front gate for us with this leaflet attached. This will avoid disturbing you. Unfortunately we are unable to collect any large or electrical items such as beds, fridges etc. Our next sale will be 14th January 2017. We are always looking for options to recycle leftover jumble especially, books, bric-a-brac etc.
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