FOOTBALL & SOCIAL CLUB: This Saturday the first team are at home to East Preston in a SCFL League 1 match with a 3.00pm kick-off at The Caburn whilst the reserves have no fixture this weekend. On Thursday evening there is a fun Christmas quiz in the bar, 50 general knowledge questions but all themed around the festive period with a bit different “just for fun” for the teams to try. Registration of teams is from 7.30 for a prompt 8.00pm start for the quiz, cost is just £1 per team member and all are welcome at this event. On Friday 23rd the Christmas Draw will take place in the bar so there is still time to try your luck.
ST MARY’S: This Sunday sees our family tea time service at 4pm. There will be songs and the nativity story plus some fun activities followed by a few festive treats. All ages are welcome and this is particularly good for younger children. At 8am, our curate Lucy will take a service of Mattins at 8am, a simple and thoughtful service to start the day. The Eucharist for Advent takes place at 10am with traditional readings, the gospel, hymns and the giving of bread and wine at communion. At 6pm we hope that many will join the Baptist church in the Village Hall for Carols by Candlelight. Details of our Christmas services will be in next week’s Village News.
CAROLS & COFFEE: Our annual get-together to choose and sing some of our favourite carols, takes place at Ringmer Village Hall on Tuesday 20th December commencing at 7.30pm. We will be joined, as usual, by the church choir and members of the ‘Singalong’ group and, this year, we welcome St Mary’s Handbell Ringers. Coffee and mince pies will be served in the interval. Entrance is £1 (accompanied children free) and there will be a retiring collection, all proceeds going to Cancer Research UK. If you require transport, please ‘phone John Payne (01273-812501)
BRIDGE CLUB: At its meeting on Wednesday 7th December, the result of the duplicate pairs played was 1st, Johnny Walker & Barrie Smith; 2nd, Liz & Tim Owen; 3rd, Valerie & Peter King. The club next meets in the St. Mary’s room of the village hall on Wednesday at 7.30 pm. Contact 814220.
FATHER CHRISTMAS: The Rotary Club of Lewes will be bringing Father Christmas to Ringmer with their Tree of Goodwill tonight (Friday). We will be starting at 6pm in Broyle Lane covering the Broyle Estate, Bishops Lane, Christie/Delves Estates and finishing along the Lewes Road.
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