HISTORY STUDY GROUP: The next meeting will be this evening (Friday) at 7.45pm in the village hall. Both parts of our Christmas meeting will have a visual theme. To begin, Bob Cairns will share with us some of the photographs recently added to his collection. As well as images of the familiar, he will show a number to test our knowledge of our Edwardian village. To end, we will see new images from the Group’s archives. Previously unseen images of old Ringmer continue to surface from time to time but our recent additions have more of an emphasis on the people who have made Ringmer what it is. As usual we shall be serving mulled wine and mince pies in the interval between the two presentations, and there will be a giant raffle to cover the cost. Gifts of raffle prizes on the night will be most welcome.
JUMBLE SALE: Doors of the village hall will open at 2pm tomorrow (Saturday) for the Nevill Juvenile Bonfire Society Jumble Sale. Come and pick up a bargain.
FOOTBALL CLUB: Tomorrow, Saturday, the first team have an away SCFL Div 1 league fixture at Lingfield FC with a 3pm kick-off. Meanwhile the second team are at home in a reserve section East match versus Worthing United also with a 3pm kick-off at the Caburn. On Monday evening the thirds have a home league fixture versus Rotherfield’s third team with a 7.30pm kick-off at the Caburn. On Sunday in the Caburn Pavilion between 4pm and 6pm the children’s party takes place. The cost is just £2 per child and all children will receive a present from Santa who has taken time out from his busy schedule to visit the Caburn grotto.
ST MARY’S: St Mary’s Carol Service is Sunday evening at 6.30pm. We hope you will all come along and enjoy a traditional start to the Christmas season. There will be a collection for the Bible Society’s Middle East Appeal for Syrian refugees. Also on Sunday, 8am Holy Communion and 9.45am Advent Eucharist. On Wednesday Mothers Union members will be gathering for a Christmas lunch in the church room. This bring and share lunch promises to be lovely sociable occasion. More details from Gillian Hughes. Carols and Coffee in the village hall, Tuesday 22 December 22. Do please make a note in your diary to come along at 7.30pm for a really fun evening.
CHRISTMAS MESSY CHURCH: Come and join the fun at Ringmer Baptist Church’s Christmas Messy Church, Sunday from 3pm to 5pm (tea is provided) Ringmer Village Hall. A church for adults and children to enjoy together. It’s all age. It’s Fun. It’s a creative time to explore a Christmas theme, through getting messy; a celebration time which might involve a story, song, games, and a meal together. For more information ring Sharon 07985 800011.
FATHER CHRISTMAS: The Rotary Club of Lewes will be bringing Father Christmas to Ringmer with their Tree of Goodwill on Tuesday, covering the Springett Avenue, Sadlers and Mill Estates areas, commencing at the clock tower, and the following evening, Wednesday, commencing at Broyle Lane covering the Broyle Estate, Christie and Delves Estates. Both evenings will start at 6pm.
BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday December 2, the result of the duplicate pairs played was: 1, Jenny Charman and Michael Slot; 2, Lesley Durrant and David Warner; 3, Nancy Wigginton and Roy Skan. The club next meets in the St Mary’s room of the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30pm. Contact 814220.
CHRISTMAS VINTAGE TEA DANCE: Live Music, Dancing and Afternoon Tea. Tombola and Treats. Friday December 18, 3pm to 5.30pm in the village hall. Tickets £8 in advance, £10 on the door, available from: Freeman Forman, The Green, Ringmer (cash only); www.candystripevintageevents.co.uk ;Tel: 07807 171175 or 07938 563654. In aid of Medical Detection Dogs and Raystede Animal Centre.
CHRISTMAS DAY: Are you going to be on your own on Christmas Day? You are very welcome to have Christmas lunch in Ringmer Village Hall. As well as a three course meal, there will be entertainment and the chance to enjoy Christmas Day with others. For more information, and to reserve your place, please contact Annali-Joy Thornicroft on 01825 750283.
WI: At the December meeting members of Ringmer Evening WI enjoyed light hearted entertainment from John Cave on his guitar and also the opportunity to chat with friends while enjoying a mince pie and mulled wine. A very talented member of the committee, Susan James, had made Christmas decorations for each table, which members were invited to take home at the end of the evening. On a more serious note we also considered eight potential new resolutions, one of which will be selected for action as a national campaign. We heard reports from our walking and theatre groups and reminded the craft group that there will be a meeting as usual in December despite all the activity associated with Christmas. Our next meeting will be on January 5 when we shall be celebrating 95 years of a WI in Ringmer.
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