Bill Kirkpatrick

01423 340442

Church News: This Sunday, December 1 the Benefice Christingle Service will be held at All Saints, Staveley at 4pm with contributions from the local primary schools including Staveley, Arkendale and the very successful Scotton and Lingerfield school choir. Come along and get into the real Christmas spirit.

Village Hall Christmas Play: On Tuesday, December 3 at 7.30pm The Badapple Theatre Company returns to the village hall with their latest comedy The Mice who ate Christmas or The Real Silent Night Story. The play is a delightful upbeat story based on the writing of the modern Christmas carol Silent Night and is suitable for all from eight to 98 or more. As a thank you to all our supporters the committee are providing a complimentary glass of wine or beer. There may be a few tickets remaining so call Pam on 01423 340505 to book as soon as possible.

Reading Group: the December meeting of the reading group will be at Sue Meeke’s house on December 4 when the book to be discussed will be The Garden of Evening Mists.

Christmas Fayre: the All Saints, Christmas Fayre will be be in the village hall from 10am -noon on Saturday, December 7 with all the usual attractions - plant stall with beautiful poinsettias, gift stall, home made cakes and preserves, tombola and raffle plus Santa in his Grotto. Everyone is welcome so come along and enjoy coffee and home made mince pies.