Christmas Around and about

St Thomas’ church in Winchelsea lit up for Christmas

Every year St Michael’s Hospice organises “Lights of Love”, an opportunity to make a tangible act of remembrance for loved ones no longer with us, in the form of dedicating a star or heart on a Lights of Love tree in local churches. A Lights of Love service is taking place Sunday, December 8, at St Thomas’ church in Winchelsea (shown above) at 3:15pm.

Fairlight Saturday December 8 sees the Village Hall Fair (winter version) from noon to 3pm with the usual games, raffles, tombola and refreshments including mulled wines and cakes, followed in the evening by the Residents Association Christmas Party from 7:30 pm. Tickets from the Post Office. And on Sunday, December 8, the Hastings Philharmonic Chamber Choir present an Advent Concert at St Andrew’s Church at 2:30 pm. Tickets are also available from the Post Office.

Winchelsea Literary Society features a talk today, Friday December 6, at 7pm for 7:30pm by chairperson Lorna Challand on her favourite readings; and on Saturday December 14 at 10:30am, Hastings Minister the Rev Tricia Williams will be hosting a “Carols and Reflections” service in the Methodist chapel.

Udimore features on Saturday, December 7, the Christmas Fayre in the Community Hall from 10:30am to 12:30pm with Father Christmas, mulled wine and mince pies and Christmas gifts, while Northiam is also holding  the Bonfire Society’s Craft Fair on Saturday December 7 from 10am to 2pm with 35 stalls booked by local craftspeople – and free entry.

Also on Saturday Beckley’s All Saints church features an Advent Concert at 7:30pm with chamber music from the Wealden Consort in aid of the church roof with mulled wine and mince pies, while Peasmarsh stages on Monday, December 9, from 10am until 2pm its “Hands of Hope” lunch club at Peasmarsh Memorial Hall. All ages are welcome, and transport can be organised, for £6.50 covering tea or coffee, lunch, a raffle and entertainment. For more info and transport ring Sosi on 07798 556999.


Image Credits: Rye Rotary .


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