22nd December 9 am Morning Prayer with short Holy Communion
24th December 11.30 pm Midnight Mass
Both of these services will be taken by our visiting vicar, Revd Dick Whittington, former Chaplain at the Royal Hospital Chelsea. We hope to welcome him with a good attendances at both. Please come and join us. You will receive a very friendly welcome.
A villager has reported that one of the drivers of the Faringdon Community Bus says that no one is using this service from Great Coxwell. If this continues there is every likelihood that the route to Great Coxwell will be discontinued.
For those unaware of the service you can find out more here
And the timetable is here
U3A will hold its January Japes in the Faringdon Corn Exchange on Thursday 9th January at 12.15 for 12.30 start. Full details of the 2 course menu will be found in the winter newsletter or at the December meeting. The cost of the meal will be £16.00 to include tea, coffee and a glass of wine or a soft drink. The deadline for booking is 30th December.
The meal will be followed by a presentation on “My Walk to Freedom” from Mr Al Sylvester at 2.30pm. He will talk about his unsupported walk from Land’s End to John O Groats. Afterwards refreshments will be available. All members are welcome but visitors are required to pay £1.50.
Further information can be found on the web site https://faringdondistrictu3a.com/ or from the chairman Margaret Brown on 01367 615 385.
The party of the year - Great Coxwell Village Christmas Party, TONIGHT, Friday 13th December 7.30pm by kind permission of Bar Gilmour, Pear Tree Farmhouse. Thanks to all supporting this annual event - We hope you have a great evening.
Entrance by Ticket
Weds 4 December - Sometimes Always Never (12A)
(2018 - Comedy, Drama, Mystery)
Alan is a stylish tailor with moves as sharp as his suits. He has spent years searching tirelessly for his missing son Michael who stormed out over a game of Scrabble. With a body to identify and his family torn apart, Alan must repair the relationship with his youngest son Peter and solve the mystery of an online player who he thinks could be Michael, so he can finally move on and reunite his family.
Stars: Bill Nighy, Sam Riley, Alice Lowe
Film duration: 1 hour 31 mins (no interval)
Free tea/coffee and a biscuit
Matinee Club @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon
Doors open 12.30pm, film starts at 1pm
Tickets in advance £4 from Faringdon Information Centre / £5 on the door Matinee Club Membership - Just £24 for 12 films (inc half price pre-booked Blockbuster evening cinema tickets)
Fri 13 December - Late Night (15)
(2019 - Comedy, Drama)
Legendary talk-show host Katherine Newbury is a pioneer in her field. The only woman ever to have a long-running program on late night, she keeps her writers’ room on a short leash - and all male. But when her ratings plummet and she is accused of being a “woman who hates women,” Katherine puts gender equality on her to-do list and impulsively hires Molly Patel, a chemical plant efficiency expert from suburban Pennsylvania, as the first and only female on her writing staff.
Stars: Emma Thompson, Mindy Kaling
Film duration: 1 hr 42 min plus 15 min interval
Blockbuster @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon
Doors open 7.00pm, film starts at 7.30pm Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family
Fri 20th December - The Grinch (U)
(2018 - Animation, Family, Fantasy)
A grumpy Grinch plots to ruin Christmas for the village of Whoville
Stars: Benedict Cumberbach, Cameron Seely, Rashida Jones
Film duration: 1 hour 25 mins (plus 15 min interval)
Kids Cinema @ The Regent Cinema, Corn Exchange, Faringdon
Doors open 1.30pm, film starts at 2.00pm
Tickets in advance £3 U18s, £4 Adult, £10 Family from Faringdon Information Centre Tickets on door £4 U18s, £5 Adult, £11 Family
For more info or to join the mailing list, please visit our website www.faringdontowncouncil.gov.uk/regent-cinema-2
Tickets can be bought in advance from Faringdon Information Centre, 5 Market Square, Faringdon SN7 7HL
Come and find out about Christingle
This time of the year we take an orange, a candle, some red tape, some silver foil and cocktail sticks and dried fruit and turn them into something special – a Christingle. Christingles are a way of linking us with the message of this time of the year in the Church calendar.
To find out more, come to
The Reading Room on Saturday, December 7th at 10.00 am
to help us make them or
St Giles Church at 10.30 am on December 8th
to receive one to take home.
Thank you for all your support £468.75 was raised for Helen and Douglas House, at the recent coffee morning.
At 2.30 pm Sally-Ann Spence, a lecturer at the Oxford Natural History Museum will talk about “Dung Beetles. Sally is an informed and engaging science educator who has spent many years enthusing people about the wonders of invertebrates. She is the founder of Minibeast Mayhem, a specialist teaching company; she takes great delight in delivering lively material on this often misunderstood and underrated section of Biology. Refreshments are available after the talk. All members are welcome to attend but visitors are required to pay £1.50.
Advance notice Our New Year Celebration January Japes on Thursday 9th January with a talk afterwards on “My Walk to Freedom” by Al Sylvester. Booking details to follow in December.
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