The Dickers

DICKER SUNDAY SERVICES: 9.15am Holy Communion at Holy Trinity Church, Coldharbour Road. Christmas Services: Sunday December 20, 9.15 am Christingle Service, Thursday December 24 Christmas Eve, 4.15 pm Crib Service, Friday December 25 Christmas Day 9.15am Holy Communion, December 27 at 9.15am Holy Communion.

WINTER GARDEN TOUR: Tomorrow, Saturday, there is a 90 minute tour exploring the seven acres of historic gardens at Michelham Priory, with the head gardener, James Neil. Price includes entrance to the house and grounds, tour and soup and fresh bread roll in the café. Tour starts at 11am. £15 for Non-members. Please book in advance on 01323 844224 or email

DICKER CHRISTMAS FESTIVAL: A week of festive fun for Dicker families and friends from Monday to Sunday, December 7 to 13, will include: Monday December 7 Carols, Santa and Mulled Wine and 6pm at Dicker Village Shop with Bedes school, Tuesday December 8, Christmas Quiz, Wednesday December 9, Children’s Christmas Lantern Making from 3.30pm to 5pm, Holy Trinity Church bring a jam jar, battery operated tea lights 50p. Thursday December 10, Christmas Coffee Morning 10.30am to noon, Dicker Village Hall, all welcome. On Saturday December 12, there will be a Children’s Christmas Party from 3.30pm to 5.30pm in Dicker Village Hall. Bring a plate of food to create a buffet. There will be party games and an entertainer. Book at by 8 December for a goody bag from Father Christmas. Sunday December 13, Village Christmas Lunch at 12.30pm, Dicker Village Hall, £3pp. Book through email before December 8. On Sunday December 13 at 3pm in Holy Trinity Church there are Carols by Candlelight.

TUDOR CHRISTMAS: On December 5 and 6 at Michelham Priory you can find out how the Tudors celebrated Christmas with food, archery, crafts and traditional entertainment. Festivities on Sunday December 6 will include a Sussex Folk Carol service during the afternoon. Tudor Feast Square. Open 11am to 4pm.

CHRISTMAS AT THE PRIORY: Over the weekend of December 12 and 13, 11am to 4pm there is seasonal and festive food, music and activities for all ages. Hot Chocolate Storytime includes a visit to Father Christmas and a gift (an additional cost applies.) Find a bargain in our gift shop Christmas sale! If you can’t get to Michelham Priory the weekend of December 12 and 13, come the following weekend. December 19 and 20 instead, it’s happening all over again!

SUSSEX HARMONY: On Sunday December 13 at 2.30pm, Sussex Harmony will be performing in the Great Barn at Michelham Priory.

GHOST WALK: There is a 90 minute ghost walk on December 18, 7pm to 9pm which offers stories of ghosts and paranormal activity, together with a little of the history and characters of the priory’s past. Presented with a little humour from Sussex’s premier paranormal entertainment company, Sussex Darkside. To book visit or call 07956 307684. Adults £15, children £10, family (two plus two) £40.

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