Hellingly and Horsebridge

WEDDING SHOWCASE: On Sunday come along to Blackstock Estate, Grove Hill from 10am to 3pm. Free entry. Meet the wedding team, explore the venue and grounds, sample wedding food.

WREATH MAKING WORKSHOPS: These are being held on Tuesday and Thursday at The Granary Barn, Blackstock Estate with afternoon and evening sessions. Details https://www.sussexcuttinggarden. co.uk/chrstmasworkshop.

SCALEXTRIC RACING: Dads, bring your 7 years or older children slot-car racing on Saturday December 8 between 7pm and 9pm at Emmanuel Hall, Hawkswood Road. Cost £1 which includes refreshments. Call Tony on 01323 849023 or just turn up.

ADVENT CAROL SERVICE: This candlelit service will be tomorrow, Saturday, evening at 6.30pm to mark the start of Advent. All welcome to attend.

CHRISTINGLE SERVICE: Hellingly Church Christingle service this year takes place on Sunday December 9 at 10.45am. Children’s Society candle collecting tubes are on the table by the door in church, please take one if you wish, or pass onto families likely to be in church. They can be returned on 9 December or passed to a sides-person at a later date. They look forward to seeing you at this special service, especially as 2018 is the 50th anniversary of Christingle Services. Please note that this will not be a communion service.

NEW COUNCILLORS: Two Hellingly Councillors retired this year, Barby Dashwood-Morris and Elizabeth West. The two new councillors are Bill Short and Jasmine Gayton. If you need their contact details please contact the parish clerk, Jenny Hoodless, on 01323 449415.

CHRISTMAS FAIR: Thank you to all who helped with this event, and especially to Barbara for organising it. The fair raised £803, which is an amazing amount of money. Well done.