Nevill

Reflections: Time to reflect on what’s happened this year. There doesn’t appear to be any changes on the estates, except parking gets worse and the poor bus drivers need the patience of a saint. We are still awaiting the development of the North Quarter and the finalising of the new Styles housing development. The GP surgeries are preparing for the future “Hub” within the North Quarter but I’m beginning to think it might not be in my time! The Depot is a fantastic bonus to the town and is well attended both as a cinema and a social venue. I think the approach to the leaving of the E.U. has changed but I will not use the word that has dominated the headlines for months and will no doubt continue to do so for many more yet. Just beware if you are booking a”do it yourself” and not a package holiday within the EU after March, there might be new regulations such as legal paperwork in addition to your passport to be aware of. Local news is good news generally, so keep me informed of any Nevill News and we wish all our readers and contributors a very Happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year.

Riverside Club: The club finished last Friday for 2018 after a very successful year with many different forms of entertainment and speakers. We commence again on Friday 11th January 2019 at 2pm. Our speaker will be Marion Smith on “Clock Makers of the 18th Century”, so make sure you are on time! We will also be starting to collect membership fees which are £15pp with the usual £2 to pay each afternoon you attend. We look forward to seeing you there.

CHRIST CHURCH: A Merry Christmas to everyone from Christ Church. The Tots are having a Christmas break , but there is a Messy Church on Friday 21 December at 10.30 a.m. with crafts , worship and lunch on the theme “God so loved the world that he gave His only Son” . On Sunday December 23, we have a special Christingle service on Sunday 23 December . This begins with Christingle making at 10.00 a.m. followed by the service at 10.30 a.m. Minced pies will be served with your tea or coffee. . On Christmas Day , there will be a Family Service beginning at 10.00 a.m. You will be very welcome this Christmas at Christ Church.

St Anne’s Church: On Christmas Eve the Crib Service will be at 5.30pm for children and families and Midnight Mass will be at 11pm. Holy Communion on Christmas Day will be at 8am and again at 10.00am with carols.

Nevill WI: The December meeting of Lewes Neville WI was our Christmas party. This was an enjoyable occasion where we feasted on dishes bought by members on the theme of The Twelve Days of Christmas. As ever, our members rose to the challenge and we had some very creative interpretations. After our meal we were treated to a humorous poem by John Julius Norwich on the absurdity of The Twelve Days of Christmas read by Stella Stephens. This was followed by the very popular “game” - a sort of competitive raffle and some quizzes. We finished with a proper raffle. All good fun. There will be another year of fun and friendship starting with the meeting on Wednesday 16th January 2019 at St Mary’s Hall on Highdown Road at 7.30pm. We shall be hearing about Hook & Son’s organic dairy in Hailsham. Subscriptions for the year will be due. Potential new members are welcome to come and try our WI.