December 2021

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Today to 26 January 2022

Exhibition - Archive Art (Hearne Gallery, Littlehampton Museum)

A delve into the archives with an exhibition showcasing items from the museum’s art collection, not normally on show to the public.
Event organiser: Litlehampton Museum

Today @ 10:00 to 11:30

Coffee morning (St Andrew's Church Hall)

Friendship, coffee, raffle and an entertaining speaker. All Welcome £2.50 per person
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club

Today @ 10:00 to 11:30

Coffee morning (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Coffee morning - all are welcome. Friendship, coffee, natter and raffle plus a guest speaker to tell us about the Wiston Estate. £2.50 per person.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club

Today @ 14:00

Melodians Choir Christmas Concert (St. Andrew's United Reform Church, Holmes Lane, Rustington)

Doors open at 1.30pm with free entry. The first concert back since the Covid pandemic will be in aid of Arun Community Transport with a raffle to provide for choir funds and an optional retiring collection for the Charity. The Melodians Choir will sing popular Christmas songs at this concert. For the rest of the year they entertain senior citizens at various charity events. We look forward to your support for this chosen charity and raffle. Tea and light refreshments will be available.
Event organiser: John Godfrey

Thursday 9 December 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

Christmas Concert (The Glebelands Centre, Greystoke Road, Ferring BN12 5JL )

The Terry Clough Choir will be holding their Christmas Concert on Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th December at 2pm at The Glebelands Centre, Ferring. The ticket price of £2 covers the entrance fee and interval refreshments, and tickets will be on sale from Monday 1st November. To purchase tickets, please call in at Ferring Retirement Club, Greystoke Road, Ferring BN12 5JL on Mondays from 11.30-12.30, Tuesdays 10.00-12.00 and Fridays 10.00-12.00. Full payment must be made at the time of booking (cash or cheque, please). Please note that tickets may not be exchanged or refunded, and the person booking will be required to leave their name and contact details. This is an open event so all are welcome, and the programme can be guaranteed to have you singing along to your favourite carols and Christmas music!
Event organiser: Ferring Retirement Club

Thursday 9 December 2021 - 19:30 to 22:00

East Preston W.I. Christmas Meeting (The Miller Barn, East Preston Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

Our Meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month and are open to all women aged 18 and over. Visitors welcome. For further information please contact Janet Williamson on 01903 770096
Event organiser: East Preston W.I.

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 10:00 to 12 December 2021 16:00

Mettle Studios & Wood Design Open Workshops (Mettle Studios, Roundstone bypass, Angmering)

Mettle Studios and Wood Design Workshop are opening for their annual Christmas exhibition and sale of handmade crafts. This year's exhibitors are

Fleur Grenier – Pewter Homeware and Sculpture
Elizabeth Welch – Glass
Lorraine Gibby – Jewellery
Brendan Devitt Spooner – Furniture
Allie Bond – Pewter Journals
Sam Wilson - Forged Metal
Jan Simpson – Stained and Fused Glass
Kate Hackett – Ceramics
Lara Sparks – Stitched textiles
Egg & Spoon Studio – Hand Knitted Decorations
Deborah Timperley – Glass
Kevin Hutson – Woodturner
Stitch 'n' Shannanigans - Collectable Textiles
Incredible Edible Gingerbread Company

You will be able to take pieces away at the time of purchase, a perfect opportunity for a more relaxed way to do your Christmas shopping.
Event organiser: Mettle Studios

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 10:00 to 13:00

Last chance Christmas craft market (Conservative Hall, Sea Rd, East Preston )

Fill up with Christmas stocking gifts or get your last minute unusual presents. Come and browse the stalls to find that elusive gift made by our talented crafters.
Event organiser: Joan Newman

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 10:00

'Who is Jesus?' (Angmering Baptist Church)

This morning's DVD presentation features Nicky Gumbel. Gumbel, formerly a barrister and one time atheist, looks at evidence for Christ as the Son of God, including manuscript evidence for Jesus as a character of history and evidences for His Resurrection. For further background see full article 'Christmas and the Incarnation' in this month's magazine. No charge. All are welcome.
Event organiser: David Barnes

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 12:00 to 18:00

Worthing Christmas Market (Boundary Road, Worthing, BN11 4LJ)

Come along to Worthing’s premier Christmas Market. There will be over 20 independent artisan stalls, Santa’s Grotto, Raffles, Tombolas, Games, Christmas Decorations and Crafts, Hot Food, Cakes, Refreshments and a Beer Tent. There will be carols and tunes by Lancing Brass Band. Most importantly Santa himself will be visiting!
Event organiser: Care for Veterans
Contact: sue.harris@careforveterans.org.uk

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

Christmas Concert (The Glebelands Centre, Greystoke Road, Ferring BN12 5JL )

Ferring Retirement Club's Terry Clough Choir will be holding their Christmas Concert on Thursday 9th and Saturday 11th December at 2pm at The Glebelands Centre. The ticket price of £2 covers the entrance fee and interval refreshments, and tickets will be on sale from Monday 1st November. To purchase tickets, please call in at Ferring Retirement Club, Greystoke Road, Ferring BN12 5JL on Mondays from 11.30-12.30, Tuesdays 10.00-12.00 and Fridays 10.00-12.00. Full payment must be made at the time of booking (cash or cheque, please). Please note that tickets may not be exchanged or refunded, and the person booking will be required to leave their name and contact details. This is an open event so all are welcome, and the programme can be guaranteed to have you singing along to your favourite carols and Christmas music!
Event organiser: Ferring Retirement Club

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 19:00 to 21:30

Christmas Concert (St James the Great Church, East Ham Road, Littlehampton BN17 7AN)

Our Christmas concert will be performed by the Choir and Orchestra and will include “Feel the Spirit” by John Rutter plus Christmas songs and carols to join in with. There will be a retiring collection for Cancer United. Come and celebrate the beginning of the Festive Season with us!
Doors open 6.15pm
Tickets £10 adults / £4 children
Ticket Line: 01243 582330. Also available on the door.
Email: edwinjamesfestivalchoir@gmail.com
Website: www.edwinjamesfestivalchoir.co.uk
Event organiser: The Edwin James Festival Choir and Orchestra

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 19:00

Community Carol Concert CANCELLED (Village Memorial Hall, The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington)

Unfortunately, Rustington Parish Council has taken the difficult decision as a precautionary measure to cancel the Community Carol Concert, due to be held on Saturday 11 December.
Event organiser: Rustington Parish Council

Saturday 11 December 2021 - 19:30 to 21:00

Christmas Carols and More! (Arundel Cathedral)

Come and listen to Christmas carols sung by Arun Choral Society in the beautiful surroundings of Arundel Cathedral.
Programme includes Vaughan Williams' "Fantasia on Christmas Carols", In the Bleak Midwinter, Coventry Carol, Shepherds' Pipe Carol, and traditional favourites for the audience to sing.
Start your Christmas celebrations with us!
Event organiser: Arun Choral Society

Monday 13 December 2021 - 13:00 to 14:00

Seaford College Choir Concert in Aid of 4Sight Vision Support (St Mary de Haura Church, Shoreham)

Join us for this delightful Christmas choir treat at St Mary de Haura Church in Shoreham from 1pm - 2pm. Tickets are just £5pp and include festive refreshments. Tickets must be booked in advance. Please call the Fundraising Team on 01243 838001 or email fundraising@4sight.org.uk for further information.
Event organiser: 4Sight Vision Support
Contact: 01243 838001 or fundraising@4sight.org.uk

Tuesday 14 December 2021 - 14:00 to 16:00

Friendship & Fun (Angmering Baptist Church)

'Friendship & Fun' usually runs the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of the month but for December we just have a meeting on the 14th. This includes the usual social elements of board games and a quiz, but this month we also include a seasonal thirty minute carol service. All are welcome. No charge.
Event organiser: David Barnes

Wednesday 15 December 2021 - 12:00 to 15:00

Ferring Probus Club Invitation Lunch (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club)

Members and guests pre-Christmas lunch with special guest speaker.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club

Wednesday 15 December 2021 - 12:15 to 15:30

Invitation Lunch (Worthing Indoor Bowls Club)

Pre-Christmas lunch for members and guests with a grand raffle and celebrity speaker David Hamilton.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club

Wednesday 15 December 2021 - 20:00 to 23:00

Carol concert with brass band (British Legion The Street East Preston )

Nibbles and mince pies provided free of charge.
A sing a long not to be missed! Come along for good fun and good cheap beer.
Event organiser: Paul Rose

Friday 17 December 2021 - 19:45

Angmering Green WI (Angmering Village Hall)

Angmering Green WI meet on the 3rd Friday of the month and are open to all women over the age of 18. Visitors welcome
Event organiser: Angmering Green WI

Saturday 18 December 2021 - 10:00

'Jesus' (Angmering Baptist Church)

This morning's DVD presentation is a feature film made in 1979. This particular film is the most watched film of all time, and is the most translated film of all time. It is a dramatic retelling, shot on location in Israel, and strictly keeps to Luke’s Gospel. For further background see full article 'Christmas and the incarnation' in this month's magazine. No charge. all are welcome.
Event organiser: David Barnes

Saturday 18 December 2021 - 10:00 to 16:00

Angmering Village Christmas Market (Angmering Village Hall )

A Christmas artisan craft and foodie market. Mince pies, mulled wine, children’s craft , seasonal foods, cards and gifts, all by local traders.
Contact 07812 035858 for more information or to book a stall.
Event organiser: The Great Little Farmers Market clc

Saturday 18 December 2021 - 14:30 to 17:00

Christmas Celebration Concert (The Assembly Hall, Stoke Abbott Road, Worthing BN11 1HQ)

The Rowland Singers Choir warmly invite you to join them for their Christmas Celebration Concert. The Choir will be performing their usual mix of Christmas carols and songs including Joy to the World, Ding Dong Merrily and Sleigh Ride! There will also be the opportunity for the audience to join in with community carol singing. The guests are The Emery Ensemble , a ladies vocal group will who be singing seasonal favourites. Tickets cost £10.00 for adults and £4.00 for children, please ring 01903 238792 to purchase your tickets.
Event organiser: The Rowland Singers Choir

JANUARY 2022

Sunday 2 January 2022 - 10:00 to 15:30

Antiques and Collectors fair (The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

Superb antiques and collectors fair held the first Sunday of every month. Sellers include automobilia, haberdashery, small furniture, clocks, books, postcards and vintage. Hot and cold refreshments. Free parking. Still only £1 entry.
Event organiser: Arun Fairs

Tuesday 4 January 2022 - 10:00 to 11:30

Coffee morning (St Andrew's Church Hall, Ferring)

Coffee morning - all are welcome. Friendship, coffee, natter and raffle and a guest speaker to tell us about the excellent work of Guild Care. £2.50 per person. An excellent opportunity to make new friends in the New Year.
Event organiser: Ferring Probus Club

Thursday 6 January 2022 - 14:00

A Sussex Scrapbook (The Barn, Goring Way)

An illustrated talk by Chris Horlock. A miscellany of local history, anecdotes and folklore. A great way to start 2022. Entry for visitors is £1.
www.goringgardening.co.uk
Event organiser: Goring Gardening Society

Thursday 6 January 2022 - 19:15

How to Commit the Perfect Murder/Garden Design (Ferring Village Hall)

Our first talk of the 2022 year.
Event organiser: Ferring Gardening Club

Saturday 8 January 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00

Goring Plantation Volunteers (Sports Field off Amberley Drive, Goring)

We hold monthly volunteer sessions in The Plantation Goring (generally the second Saturday of the month) where we maintain and improve the area by cutting back brambles, planting bulbs and trees, spreading woodchip and general clearing to provide a pleasant area for all to enjoy. We meet at 10am at the sports field where we have a container for the tools and normally break mid-session for refreshments kindly provided by another volunteer. We are always keen to meet new volunteers; tools and gloves are provided. Further information and details can be found on the information board in The Plantation or contact Lorraine Giles on
rickoshay52@gmail.com
Event organiser: Goring and Ilex Conservation Group

Monday 10 January 2022 to 14 January 2022

Junior School Open Week (Our Lady of Sion Junior School, Westbrooke, Worthing, BN11 1RE)

Junior School Open Week 10th - 14th January. Every morning from 10am to midday.

Come along to see the school in action and find out more about Our Lady of Sion Junior School.

Register interest and book a tour with Victoria Greco: admissions@sionschool.org.uk
www.sionschool.org.uk/admissions/open-days/
Event organiser: Our Lady of Sion
Contact: admissions@sionschool.org.uk

Monday 10 January 2022 - 19:15 to 21:30

New Members' Evening (ACE School, Jarvis Road, Arundel BN18 9HT)

Would you like to sing with a large, friendly choral society? Would you like to meet new people and work together to produce a magnificent sound? Then come along to our New Members' Evening to find out what we are like! No pressure to join, no previous experience necessary, but a willingness to join in and learn is a must!
Our next concert is Verdi's Requiem on April 9th in Arundel Cathedral.
Event organiser: Arun Choral Society
Contact: memsec@arunchoralsociety.co.uk

Tuesday 11 January 2022 - 20:15 to 21:45

Chansons françaises (Angmering Community Centre, Bramley Green, BN16 4FU)

Bring in the New Year with an evening of French songs in convivial company. We welcome back Brian Walsh with his guitar singing a selection of songs from Charles Trenet and Edif Piaf to Charles Aznavour. Words will be handed out on the evening and there will hopefully be an opportunity to join in, depending upon the latest Covid guidelines. Refreshments are available. All levels of French will fit in as we range from school level to French born and bred. 8.15 for an 8.30pm start. £5 a visitor. Venez nombreux!
Event organiser: Rustington & District Anglo-French Circle supported by Alliance Française de Londres
Contact: rustington.anglo.french.circle@gmail.com

Wednesday 12 January 2022 - 14:00

Ferring W.I. January Meeting (Ferring Village Hall)

We are now enjoying meeting again and will be welcoming Arundel Walking Tours to speak to us in January. Do come and join us for an interesting afternoon with a cup of tea and a lot of chat. We also run a Keep-fit session every Thursday from 10.45 to 11.45am suitable for all levels. This is open to non-W.I. members and we always welcome visitors.
Event organiser: Ferring W.I.
Contact: jeanat14stc@gmail.com

Thursday 13 January 2022 - 14:30 to 16:00

London's Curiosities and Oddities (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

London Blue Badge tourist guide Sally Botwright presents an illustrated talk about aspects of our capital city which are odd, curious, funny or just overlooked. Even if you think you’re familiar with London, you’re likely to be intrigued and entertained when Sally shares the details she has discovered. Entry £1 for members, £3 for visitors (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Thursday 13 January 2022 - 19:30 to 22:00

East Preston W.I. January Meeting (The Miller Barn, East Preston Village Hall, Sea Road, East Preston)

Our meetings take place on the 2nd Thursday of the month and are open to all women aged 18 and over. The Speaker at our January meeting is Dr Helena Griffiths and she will be giving a talk about 'Travelling Solo in the Australian Outback'. For further information please contact Janet Williamson on 01903 770096.
Event organiser: East Preston W.I.
Contact: 01903 770096

Friday 14 January 2022 - 18:30 to 21:30

Dream Horse (Ferring Village Hall)

Set and filmed in Wales, Dream Horse tells the true story of a group of small-town residents who form a syndicate to raise and train a racehorse, ‘Dream Alliance’ – hopeful he can compete with the racing elites!
Whilst working at the local pub, Jan, (played by Toni Collette), meets someone who has been involved in horse racing. It sparks her interest, and she devises a plan to form a syndicate to fund the cost of this adventure. With no experience, Jan enlists the help of her reluctant husband Brian, (played by Owen Teale), and local accountant Howard Davies, (played by Damian Lewis). She also manages to convince residents to chip in to help raise ‘Dream Alliance’.
The Film, described as “an inspirational, feel-good movie” is a classic story of triumph in the face of adversity – just what we need to get 2022 off to a good start!
Doors open at 6:45p.m. for a prompt 7:00 p.m. start. Tickets will be sold at North Ferring Co-Op and at Premier shop at South Ferring, Ticket price is £6 which includes tea, coffee or a soft drink and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Film Society

Thursday 20 January 2022 - 19:15

Arundel Castle and Gardens (Methodist Church Hall, Claigmar Road, Rustington )

The West Sussex Horticultural Club is looking forward to welcoming Martin Duncan to speak at their first meeting of the New Year. His subject is the glorious ‘Arundel Castle and Gardens’. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or there is a visitor’s fee of £3.50 at the door.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club
Contact: Sue Phillips 01903 782030

Thursday 27 January 2022 - 10:30 to 11:45

Silver Songs (Ristorante al Mare, 2 The Street, East Preston)

A singalong charity fundraiser on the last Thursday of each month. Entrance is £3 per person and includes coffee or tea. Thanks to the generosity of Ristorante al Mare, proceeds will go to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Please call John on 01903 297039 to reserve a place.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree
Contact: 01903 297039

Friday 28 January 2022 - 14:30 to 16:30

Birdsong (Ferring Village Hall)

Adrian Thomas will open the group’s first meeting in 2022 with a presentation about birdsong. News of any local wildlife sightings will be highlighted in Nature Notes following a break for refreshments, and to conclude the meeting local planning issues will be discussed.
The meeting will be held on Friday 28th January at 2.30pm in Ferring Village Hall. Admission will be £2 for members and £3 for visitors, to include tea and biscuits.
Event organiser: Ferring Conservation Group
Contact: www.ferringconservationgroup.co.uk

FEBRUARY 2022

Thursday 3 February 2022 - 19:15

Plant Heritage and National Collections (Methodist Church Hall, Claigmar Road, Rustington )

Andrew Gaunt, who has the National Collection of Hedychium Ginger, will be speaking on the subject of ‘Plant Heritage and National Collections’. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or there is a visitor’s fee of £3.50 at the door.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club
Contact: Sue Phillips 01903 782030

Thursday 3 February 2022 - 19:30

AGM and South Downs Film Makers (St Mary's Hall, Goring)

Annual General Meeting followed by a variety of films of local interest and a comedy collection by local film makers.
Event organiser: Goring Gardening Society

Sunday 6 February 2022 - 10:00 to 15:30

Antiques and collectors fair (The Woodlands Centre, Woodlands avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

Superb antiques and collectors fair held the first Sunday of every month. Sellers include automobilia, haberdashery, small furniture, clocks, books, postcards and vintage. Hot and cold refreshments. Free parking. Still only £1 entry.
Event organiser: Arun Fairs

Thursday 10 February 2022 - 14:30 to 16:00

Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (John de Bohun Room, Woodlands Centre, Woodlands Avenue, Rustington BN16 3HB)

Ian Porter talks about Elizabeth Garrett Anderson (1836 - 1917) who was the first woman to qualify in Britain as a physician and surgeon. She was the co-founder of the first hospital staffed by women, the first dean of a British medical school, and, as mayor of Aldeburgh, the first female mayor in Britain. Her sister and cousin, pioneers in the campaign for votes for women, lived in Rustington. Entry £1 for members, £3 for visitors (pay at the door).
Event organiser: Rustington Heritage Association

Thursday 17 February 2022 - 19:15

Out on a limb - a tree surgeon’s tale (Methodist Church Hall, Claigmar Road, Rustington )

Lesley Baker will be speaking about life as a tree surgeon. The talk will be followed by a short identification quiz. Visitors and new members are always very welcome. Membership is £20 per year or there is a visitor’s fee of £3.50 at the door.
Event organiser: West Sussex Horticultural Club
Contact: Sue Phillips 01903 782030

Thursday 24 February 2022 - 10:30 to 11:45

Silver Songs (Ristorante al Mare, 2 The Street, East Preston)

A singalong charity fundraiser on the last Thursday of each month. Entrance is £3 per person and includes coffee or tea. Thanks to the generosity of Ristorante al Mare, proceeds will go to Chestnut Tree House Children’s Hospice. Please call John on 01903 297039 to reserve a place.
Event organiser: John Scott Cree
Contact: telephone 01903 297039


December 2021