Remembrance Sunday 9 November: This is a Village Service to which everyone is welcome. It will start at 10.30 in All Saints with many of the familiar parts of all Remembrance Services. The Service will finish in Icklesham’s War Memorial -The Memorial Hall -with the laying of wreaths. Coffee will follow.

Shop openings this weekend: Icklesham Village Store are closed tomorrow Saturday 8th afternoon. They are open 8.30am - 12.30pm and the normal Sunday times 9am -12.30pm.

Windmill Orchard Farm Shop has its usual 9am -5pm Saturday and 9am -4pm Sunday opening.

Church Christmas Fayre: Saturday 29 November 10am - 1pm in the Memorial Hall. Visit Santa Claus plus toy stall,Raffle and Refreshments.

Christmas Craft Fair: Saturday 6 December in the Memorial Hall starting at 10am

Christmas Markets at Harborough Nurseries: Sundays 7 December and 14 December there are markets planned at the Nurseries. If you want to have a stall contact them there.

Travelling Crib: This is a new idea for our Church and links us with our sister Church St Thomas’ Winchelsea. During Advent - the time before Christmas itself -little Nativity figures of Mary and Joseph visit individual homes or groups like the school.The travellers knock on the door and beg for shelter for the night. The hosts welcome them in, a candle is lit, and short prayers are said. Mary and Joseph stay the night, until they go on their way to the next hosts. It is a short,but moving reminder of their journey and can be especially good if there are children in the house. It starts on Advent Sunday (30 November) in Winchelsea and finishes of course on Christmas Eve.If you would like to take part and agree to give shelter for the night and take your little guests to their next host phone Marion Lovell 01424 815247.

Icklesham Trust AGM: The Trust runs the Memorial Hall and the Pavilion. Its Committee consists of representatives from Icklesham’s organisations and the village itself. The AGM is on Friday 5 December at 7pm for a 7.30 start. Everybody is invited to join the committee members for wine and nibbles before the meeting. This is a good opportunity to raise any issues which may concern you.

Laurie Bowman

Magpies, Oast House Field