COUNTRY MARKET: Newick Country Market will be open today, Friday, from 10am to 11am in the village hall. Please make sure you collect your Christmas orders as this session is the last before Christmas and you do not want to be disappointed that you have missed the collection day. There will be vegetables, fresh eggs, flowers plus cakes and many other items to purchase. The market will re-open on Friday January 18.

CHURCH SERVICES: This Sunday at St Mary’s Church, 8am Holy Communion (BCP) followed at 10.30am with Common Worship Holy Communion. In the evening at 6pm the Carol Service will take place. This is a very popular service everyone can enjoy hearing and singing carols. Christmas Eve there will be a Crib Service at 4pm, then later that evening at 11pm Holy Communion with the Bishop of Lewes. On Christmas Day there are two services, the first at 8am, Holy Communion, followed at 10.30am by Holy Communion. On Sunday December 27 there will be Holy Communion at 8am followed at 10am by a joint Morning Prayer Service at St Mary’s Church Barcombe.

HAPPY CHRISTMAS: I wish all the residents of Newick a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Take care and enjoy the festive season.

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