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Welcome to our What's On page.  Everything happening during the coming month is listed here, but but please check the Village Hall and News pages for information about events that are planned for later on.

See, also, Neighbour's Events at Occold,  Debenham, Pettaugh, Redlingfield, Thornham and Thorndon.

All events in the Village Hall unless stated otherwise


December 2019


Monday 2nd          Monday Morning Group  10.15 for 10.30

Tuesday 3rd          Hilltop Women’s group Christmas Lunch Stoke Ash White Horse

Saturday 7th         Village Quiz

Wednesday 11th   Lunch Club Christmas Special 12 for 12.30pm Book ahead please

Saturday 14th       Children’s Christmas Party 4-6.30pm Please book by 2 December

Tuesday 17th        Gardening Club Christmas meal @ The Bull, Bacton 7pm

Thursday 19th       Mobile Library @ Chalet Bungs 9.45 then The Street 10.05am

Sunday 22nd         Christmas Carol Service at St Andrews Church 6.30pm

Saturday 28th        Plum Pudding Walk 11am start


January 2020


Wednesday 8th    Lunch Club 12 for 12.30 Advance Bookings Please

Saturday 11th      Crafternoon 2-4.30pm

Monday 13th        PCC meeting 2.30pm  Windmill Cottage

Monday 13th        Parish Council 8pm All Welcome

Tuesday 14th       Hilltop Women’s group Film Night 7pm

Wed 15th             “The Friendly Invasion” – Clive Stevens         7.45pm     

Thursday 16th      Mobile Library @ Chalet Bungs 9.45 then The Street 10.05am         

Monday 20th        Monday Morning Group  10.15 for 10.30

Friday 24th           Whales, Bears and the Pink Fire Engine - 7.30pm




Village Hall News


We mentioned last month about the Horkey but worth reiterating that it was very successful and raised over £540 for the Village Hall. Important yes but the opportunity for villagers to get together and enjoy a convivial evening is also of vital importance when we hear of lonely people in some communities.


Thanks to Denise and friends for the, once again, very successful and self-financing Halloween Party for the children. The children in Wickham Skeith attend at least Six different schools but this-and the Christmas Party- provide opportunities to get together and mix with neighbours and children other than school friends. Please come along to the Christmas Party on 14th December-contact Denise through the form on page 11 of this newsletter or phone her directly for the party.


The Craft Fair had a wide range of stalls and a good attendance with gifts for friends and family being bought and a social time being shared over a cup of tea and cake.


Saturday 7th December is the Village Quiz with our very own BamberGascoine in the chair asking a range of questions throughout the evening. Prizes will be awarded of course and at the half way point there will be hotdogs available. The bar is open throughout the evening and we hope that the Village Hall will again be full. Contact Nigel to book your place-single double or tableful! Be quick though as places are going fast.


On Saturday 28th December there is the Annual Plum Pudding Walk with a choice of a short, or a longer route. £3 per person, route map provided, mulled wine before you start, hot soups and bread when you at your own pace, dogs welcome-but be aware they must be under control and not stray onto farm land!-and walk off any Christmas excesses with friends, families or complete strangers from your own village!


We are thinking of next year’s events and so far-21stMarch for table tennis, 25thApril for the Garage Sales and 20thJune for the MidSummer Madness Fete!


Enjoy the Christmas & New Year holidays and we hope to see as many of you as possible in and around the village over the festive season.  And in the case of snow falling let's all meet up and make snowmen and women and dogs and cats and...




Fundraising for St Andrews Church



On 23rd November Father Christmas made an early appearance to instruct five stirrers in the art of Christmas pudding making. 60lb of pudding was made, there were lots of brandy fumes in the air and only a few lb of mixture remained at the end of the day after the home deliveries. Thank you to all the people who stirred, & gathered ingredients and equipment. Our helper in the kitchen did a brilliant job of keeping up with the washing up at the same time as serving refreshments to the onlookers.


Last chance for Christmas -There's still 5 lb of Gluten free mixture left at £3 per lb. Free delivery.


Whales, Bears and the Pink Fire Engine – Friday 24th Jan. 2020


Liz and Pete Davidson will be giving a talk about their recent trip to Alaska. Pete says - this won’t be a typical show of holiday photos – not a selfie in sight. However, we will be exploring the remarkable wildlife, scenery and culture of this US state.


The bar will be open and light refreshments will be available.

Venue – the Village Hall, Time – 7.30pm. Entry by donation only.


A puddings’ evening at 7.30pm on Sat. 29th February 2020


As the weather may be chilly many of the puddings will be served hot.

Come and try some old favourites and some new ideas. In the Village Hall, of course.

More information in the February newsletter.


Quiz on Sat. 14th March at 7.30pm in the Village Hall.


Pete has kindly agreed to prepare one of his popular quizzes so save this date and arrange a table or book for yourself – we need individuals too. Book with Pete on 01449 766622. We’ll have the bar open.


Thank you all for your support for the church projects. We are loving being able to use the servery, the gallery and the loo is very gratefully used. Now we need to replace our worn-out heating system.


Margaret Jones-Evans and Liz Davidson, Churchwardens.     01449 767121



49/59 Club

Recent winning numbers are: 40  31  17  31


Oil Syndicate


The next deadline for syndicate orders is 31 January 2020.

If you’d like oil please email me at   An explanation of the scheme can be found in September’s newsletter but if you don’t have that to hand please let me know and I’ll forward details.





Food Bank

Christmas and the school holidays are fast approaching.  Please remember those who are not so fortunate as ourselves and consider making a contribution to the Food Bank.

Gift boxes are in the Village Hall and the Church and also you may leave items in our porch - West Housein The Street


Thank you, Sue.





SATURDAY 14th DECEMBER                                       £5 PER CHILD

4:00 -6:30pm (SANTA ARRIVES AT 6:00pm)


My child/ren (name/s)(age/s)



would like to come to the PARTY!

Any known allergies we should be aware of for the buffet tea?......................................

£5 per child enclosed           or pay on the door only if pre-booked!

Return slip to Denise at No 9, Grange Road, Wickham Skeith, IP23 8NE (767838)

By 2nd December 2018 please

Please click HERE to download a copy of this form.



Crafternoon  Saturday 11th January 2020

Crafternoon is back. Come along if you (or would like to) paint, draw, collage, felt, print, sculpt, make stained glass, knit, sew, embroider, patchwork & quilt  - in fact whatever your art or craft bring what you're working on at present. Share skills, ideas, techniques and tips. Inspire and be inspired in the company of other creative people.  If you have a 'crafty' friend, bring them along too!  Art/craft items and books you'd like to sell? Bring them for the bring- and-buy table. Entry £2.00 per person.   

 Mobile Library Service


Don’t forget the Suffolk Library Mobile service has its new scheduled stop by the Chalet Bungalows. The timetable is:  Layby Chalet Bungalows from 9.45-10am and outside Haymead House, The Street from 10.05 to 10.20.

Next Visits: 19th December 2019 and 16th January 2020


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