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The next Beat Surgery will be at the Village Shop from 9.30 to 10.30 on 4th December.
5 4 50 CANDELIT CHRISTMAS CONCERT SAT 30TH NOV
All Saints Church at 6.30pm
Tickets £7.50 for adults and £5 for children available from the Shop.
Mulled wine and mince pies
Performances by Minstead Singers, Kitchen Sync, Cantabile and the Lyndhurst Community Choir
ALL SAINTS CHURCH
Sunday December 1st, 9.30am; Service of the Five Candles to mark the beginning of Advent.
Sunday December 8th, 10.30am; All Age Worship.
6pm; Evensong with Holy Communion
OTHER SPECIAL DATES
Saturday November 30th, 6.30pm; 5 4 50 Candlelit Concert in Church. See above – tickets on sale in Minstead Shop.
There will be no Morning Prayer on Tuesday Nov 26.
Christmas Shoeboxes – we collected a total of 21 which have been delivered for onward transfer to Operation Christmas Child. Many thanks to all who contributed.
. Our Benefice Magazine is now distributed mainly by email. For a few who have requested it, the parish of All Saints’ Minstead has begun printing copies and arranging for delivery. PLEASE, IF YOU OR ANYONE YOU KNOW NEEDS A PRINTED COPY LET THE CHURCHWARDENS KNOW NOW!
The Two Saints’ Box (in the porch) is the collecting point for donations of items for homeless men and women in our area.
At each Service in All Saints there will be a Retiring Collection for the month’s Charity – this month The Royal British Legion.
COFFEE MORNING IN AID OF CANCER RESEARCH AND THE PHILIPPINES TYPHOON RELIEF
Sylvie Dibben and Rosie Tugwell are holding a bring and buy coffee morning
When: Tuesday December 3rd
Time: From 10.30am to 2.30pm
Where: Ivy Cottage Farm (SO43 7FY), Minstead
Coffee, tea and cakes will be on offer as will lunchtime soup.
Neal’s Yard products will also be available, in addition to a raffle.
Please come and support these very worthwhile causes.
Any queries please ring Rosie on 07964 789793.
FLOWER SHOW AGM
Minstead Flower Show Society A.G.M. will be held on Tuesday 3rd December from 8pm in the Green Room at the Hall. Please come along and tell us your opinion of the Show and any new ways in which we might improve what seems to be a successful format. Also, many thanks to all of you who exhibited in this year’s show, making it a record breaking 643 entries!!
Refreshments will be provided and we hope you can stay for an informal chat at the end of the required proceedings, which we promise to dispense with as quickly as possible.
RESPONSIBLE DRIVER WANTED!
We are looking for a responsible, reliable person who likes to drive to take our child from our home in Minstead to school in Poole in the mornings and pick-up from Poole and bring back to Minstead in the evening. The drive is 35 minutes.
Our child must arrive at the school no later than 8:20 AM. In the afternoons, the pick-ups are more variable but usually to be at the school somewhere between 4 and 6 PM depending on the day of the week.
We will be happy to provide the car and will add the person to the insurance (fully comprehensive).
Subject to the person’s schedule, this could be “mornings only”, “afternoons only” or certain days of the week only but we must be able to rely on the agreed schedule.
If you are interested please e-mail Jeanette at firstname.lastname@example.org.
RIDING COMPANION WANTED!
If you are someone in the Village who’s into horses and likes riding then please get in touch with Katie who has recently moved her horse to Minstead and wants to meet local people and maybe organise social rides.
Wednesday 27th November Quiz night with special guest host Nick Parker from the Shop
Thursday 28th November – Game Supper Evening, come and enjoy a 4 course Game Supper at the Trusty for £20 a head, menus available from the Trusty
Friday 13th December
Weekly Events this Season
Monday Night is “Curry Night” – curry for 2 for £20, a selection of meat and vegetable curries, bombay potatoes, rice and chapatis.
Tuesday Night is “2 for Tuesday” – 2 fish and chips for just £15!