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ST. IPPOLYTS PARISH HALL  Charity number 1072025

Christmas Fair

Come along on Saturday 23rd November from 2.00pm. to 4.30pm.  There will be lots of stalls.  Father Christmas will be visiting to see the children in his lovely grotto.  Light refreshments available.  Last chance to buy raffle tickets before the draw at about 4.15pm.  Raffle tickets are priced 50p. each.  1st Prize Christmas Hamper, 2nd Prize Shellfish Platter for 2 by Colchester Oyster Fishery, 3rd Prize Sunday Lunch for 2 (including wine) at The Bridge Street Bistro, 4th Prize Cut and Blow Dry at Hair by Jane, 5th Prize A free MOT at The Car Agents, Queen Street, plus various other prizes!  Everybody is most welcome.

Raffle tickets are available to purchase from St. Ippolyts Stores, user groups and trustees if you cannot come to the Fair.

Diary dates:

Management Meeting - Tuesday 21st January 2020 at 7.30pm.

22ndAnnual General Meeting - Tuesday 24th March 2020 at 7.30pm.

Management Meetings in June and September to be arranged.

                                                                                            Pam Skeggs

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The church installed the floodlights for the Millennium celebrations 20 years ago with the aid of a grant from the Floodlighting Trust.  They were first illuminated at Christmas 1999 and they have been used every night since.  We had been facing increasing costs in maintaining the lights and after a lamp was found damaged we decided to replace them all with LED’s.  This has been done this year and they will keep a consistent colour and light intensity.  I hope many of you will have noticed a general improvement.

We are therefore continuing our annual sponsorship which costs £15 per week and we have 52 weeks to fill.  The sign-up list is at the back of church. You may sponsor as many weeks as you wish and you may wish this to be in memory of a loved one, to celebrate a birthday, a wedding, or anniversary etc.

Please help to fill the list in and sign up early.  Cheques please if possible, made payable to ‘St. Ippolyts Church’, as this makes it easier to track who has paid.  If you wish your sponsorship to be anonymous, please write ‘anonymous’ in the name space and put your donation in an envelope just stating the week(s).  Please pass all monies to Roger Cox.

                                                                                                Roger Cox

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Over the past few weeks we have been kept busy topping up the supply of leaflets and empty shoeboxes in each of our churches.  At the time of writing we have already had a few completed boxes returned.  (And this is the point where we must contain our excitement as the deadline draws near and we wait patiently to see what arrives).

‘Thank yous’ are in order for so many people:  to those who have already completed boxes, to those who are currently working on one and to those of you who have once again generously donated items to go inside them.  Thank you all.

Just a reminder that this year we will need all of the boxes returned to church or to Christine and Arthur Sibun (tel. 01462-459145) by Sunday 3rd November at the very latest in order to get them to the centre in time.

                                                                                          Arthur Sibun

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NATIVITY CRIB FESTIVAL Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December - 11.00am. - 5.00pm.


Saturday 30th November and Sunday 1st December - 11.00am. - 5.00pm.

Once again we are holding our fabulous Nativity Crib Festival and once again we are looking for offers of help!

Do you have a crib we could borrow?

Do you attend a group or event where you could hand out flyers?

If so please contact Barbara.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01462-421647.

Could you help on the weekend?  We have slots from 11.00am. - 1.00pm., 1.00pm. - 3.00pm. and 3.00pm. - 5.00pm. on both days.

Could you make a cake?  We are looking for iced versions (they look so much more tempting) of the following:- Chocolate, Lemon, Coffee, Carrot and Ginger, preferably 8" round!!

If so keep your eyes open in church for sign-up sheets or contact Mary Hooper.  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 01462-457350.

                                                                                    Barbara Thomas

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QUIZ NIGHT - Saturday 26th October at 7.30pm.

QUIZ NIGHT - Saturday 26th October at 7.30pm.

We are all set for another Quiz Night in St. Ippolyts Parish Hall.  Join us for an evening of fun and an opportunity to tax your brains.  Make up a team of 6 to 8 friends or family and enjoy a Ploughman’s Supper washed down with wine, beer or soft drinks from the bar.  Doors open at 7.00pm. for a prompt 7.30pm. start.  Tickets now on sale from 

Jane Veasey (H.434254) or Mary Hooper (H.457350) at £10 per person. 

                                                                                             Mary Hooper

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