Roselands and Seaside

FILM FORUM: will gather at 7pm in the Brodie Hall of Christ Church this evening (Friday) to view a full length feature film, followed by a general discussion. The theme will be Never Underestimate a Child. Due to licensing restrictions the title of the film is not allowed to be advertised, but information can be found at

THE 23 EASTBOURNE SCOUTS: will be holding a Table Top Sale in St Andrew’s Church Hall, beside the Arlington Arms tomorrow, Saturday November 28, from 10am to 2pm to help raise funds for their activities. For full details, call Amy on 07872 150405 or email

AN ADVENT GROUP: will begin tomorrow, Saturday November 28, and each week for the next four Saturdays at 2pm in the Brodie Hall of Christ Church. Focussing on the theme Making Room, it will be a time for a relaxed informal discussion over a cup of coffee about faith as we journey through Advent towards Christmas. For more information call Fr Adam on 733700 or simply go along on the day.

THE CARL GREENWOOD TRIO: will be playing at a Jazz Lunch at the Langham Hotel on Sunday November 29. For bookings and enquiries call 731451 or email Bookings are now being taken for a New Year’s Day Jazz Lunch on January 1.


SERVICE: will be held at Christ Church on Advent Sunday, November 29, at 6.30pm when all local churches will be joining together. There will be many familiar readings and popular Advent carols. The usual Parish Mass will be held at Christ Church at 10.30am. For further details, call 728522 or email

THE LADIES’ LUNCH CLUB: meets at the Langham Hotel on Thursday December 3 when entertainers Will Fly and Alan Day will entertain with Christmas 100 years ago. The lunch is at noon for a 12.30pm start. For all enquiries about the Lunch Club and future speakers call 731451 or email Christmas Gala lunches will also be held at the Langham Hotel on December 6, 13, 16 and 20 with music from Paul Astor, a four-choice three-course lunch, and a visit from Father Christmas with a gift for everyone.

CHRIST CHURCH CHRISTMAS FAIR: takes place in the church and grounds on Saturday December 5 from 10am to 1.30pm. There will be a variety of stalls, refreshments, and a Grand Draw with a first prize of £100. Admission to the fair is free.

A TOY SERVICE: will be held at Christ Church on Sunday December 6 at 10.30am, when gifts of new toys will be welcomed so that Family Support Work can help families in the area have a happier Christmas. No soft toys are required this year, as there is an abundance of these available already. FSW will be grateful for gifts suitable for adults too, so that parents can also receive a present, plus rolls of wrapping paper. Please leave all gifts unwrapped so that they can be matched to the right person. Items are particularly needed that would be suitable for teenage boys. Toys and gifts will be distributed at local Christmas parties in December. For more information, email


COLUMNS: are taking a break for the month of December, so may I take this opportunity to thank everyone who has given me news of events happening in the Roselands and Seaside area and to all who have invited me to speak at their club, group or society meeting this year. It is always a great pleasure to meet Down Your Way readers, and may I wish you all a very happy festive season in the weeks to come.

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