CHURCH SERVICES: Carols By Candlelight at St Laurence Church, Telscombe Village on Sunday at 3pm.

RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION: Email the secretary at for a copy of the meeting agenda. They meet on the first Thursday of each month from 7pm to 8pm in the Civic Centre.

SUPPORT GROUP: The Breast Cancer Support Group meet on the first Wednesday of each month from 1pm to 3.30pm at the Civic Centre. For details email

BINGO EVENING: On the last Friday of each month. Eight games played for £4, plus an additional Snowball and Flyer game. Free refreshments at half-time break. Proceeds to Mayor of Telscombe’s charity fund. The next Bingo Evening is today, Friday, (followed by Christmas party) 6.45pm for 7pm start at the Civic Centre. For details contact 01273 589777.

QUIZ NIGHT: Friday January 22, March 11, May 20, July 22, September 16, November 11. Come along and enjoy this light-hearted quiz night. Teams of up to six at £2 per person. Bring your own food and drink. Telscombe Civic Centre. Contact email:

CHRISTMAS COFFEE MORNING: On Christmas Day from 10am to noon at the Civic Centre. Come along and join us for tea/coffee and a bacon sandwich on Christmas morning.

FOOTNOTES: Well, that old time has rolled round once again and Jack and I have been busy, choosing cards and wrapping paper, gifts for friends with the radio playing nothing but Christmas carols. Looking back on 2015 it has been not perhaps, the best of years, refugee children drowning on the shores of freedom, the stricken faces of those fleeing bombing, the terrible religious certainty that results in fear and anxiety around the world. Musing on this on the edge of the New Year, I was reminded of the lines of Minnie Haskins’ poem that the old King quoted in 1939.

I said to the man who stood at the gate of the year, ‘Give me a light, that I may tread safely into the unknown.’ And he replied, ‘Go out into the darkness, and put your hand into the hand of God. That shall be to you better than a light and safer than a known way.’

From Jack and myself: a very happy Christmas and a peaceful New Year. See you all in 2016.

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