There will be no celebration of the Eucharist at Ivychurch on Advent Sunday (1st December) as there is a service for the whole Benefice at New Romney. On the third Sunday (15th December) at 3.30 pm our annual Service of Lessons and Carols with Christingle takes place. As usual we will be accompanied by the Canterbury City Band and refreshments will be available afterwards. The final service for the year takes place at 9 pm on Christmas Eve when John Rees will lead a short and informal service of carols, readings and prayers.
We shall meet outside the Village Hall at 6.30 pm on Wednesday 18th December for Carol Singing around the village finishing up with mince pies and mulled wine at The Bell; our grateful thanks, in advance, to Mark & Vanda. All proceeds from the evening will go to the worthwhile charity, Crisis at Christmas. We’d be very grateful for as much support as possible on the night and look forward to a good sing! Do join us if you can.
The Ivychurch Harvest Supper duly took place in the church on the evening of 19th October. As usual it was a memorable occasion when some 85 villagers and friends participated in a delicious four-course meal with coffee and mints all for an unprecedented £12 a head! On behalf of the PCC, grateful thanks to all those people who gave their time to ensure that the evening proved to be such a resounding success.
POETRY SOCIETY – THE TIME, THE PLACE
The New Romney Poetry Society is holding its annual Christmas event at St George’s Ivychurch at 4 pm on Saturday 21st December. This festive occasion will feature well-known carols and poems and all are very welcome to attend. There will be an entrance fee of £5 which will include a glass of wine and a mince pie at the end of the 75-minute performance. For further details, please contact Mrs Jessie Bennett on 01797 344472.
A CHRISTMAS BLESSING
On behalf of the PCC and all those connected with St George’s, may I wish all villagers a Happy, Peaceful and Joyous Christmas:
May the joy of the angels,
the eagerness of the shepherds,
the perseverance of the wise men,
the obedience of Joseph and Mary,
and the peace of the Christ child
be yours this Christmas.
IVYCHURCH ST. GEORGE
Where the word “in” appears before a date it signifies that the
priest was in occupation of the benefice during that year but
the date of his institution is not known.
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