Church News: this year’s Remembrance Service, which was very well attended, was held at Copgrove Church and conducted by Bishop James. This Sunday, November 24 for the early risers, there is a Holy Communion service in All Saints, Staveley at 9.30am. Next Sunday, December 1 the Benefice Christingle Service will be held at Staveley Church with contributions from local primary schools including Staveley plus the Scotton and Lingerfield school choir fresh from their recent performance at the Royal Albert Hall. The All Saints Christmas Fayre will be on Saturday, December 7 from 10am-noon and this year they are looking for nearly new and washable soft toys for a stall at the Fayre. Please contact Glennis or Faith for collection details on 01423 340575 or 340611.

Table Tennis Marathon: Ken Barker’s famous fund raising table tennis marathon will be on Saturday and Sunday, November 23 and 24 in the village hall. Please contact Ken on 01423 340293 with sponsorship contributions and come along on 23rd or 24th to give encouragement and support for this very worthy cause.

Village Hall: the next Badapple production The mice who ate Christmas is on Tuesday, December 3 at 7.30pm in the village hall. As a thank you from the committee for support from the village we are offering a complimentary glass of wine or beer. To order tickets please call Pam on 01423 340505.