Our thanks go to Petersfield Hometown Crew for hosting the best Christmas Light Switch on event to date!
There was a fantastic turn out of residents and visitors to the Square on Friday night.
The Christmas Light Switch On marks the beginning of the festive period for the Town.
While the grown-ups are out Christmas shopping, children can take their map round to find the naughty elves in shops.
Download a map or pop into Hector’s Menswear in Chapel Street to pick up a copy.
GIANT CHRISTMAS CHARITY MARKET
IN AID OF PORTSMOUTH HOSPITALS CHARITY
SATURDAY 3rd DECEMBER 2022
THE PETERSFIELD SCHOOL
9.30am – 3pm
Christmas Jumper Day, Thurs 8 December
Save the Children, Petersfield will be participating in Christmas Jumper Day with all proceeds going to Save the Children. Petersfield Town Council will have a collection bucket in their reception through December.
Got questions about Christmas Jumper Day? Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0207 012 6400.
*When you donate to Christmas Jumper Day between 1 December and 1 March, the UK government will match your donation through UK Aid Match.
Santa’s Grotto at The Petersfield Bookshop – Sunday 11th December
The Petersfield Bookshop transforms into a magical wonderland to welcome the man in red this Christmas.
FREE event – donations to Air Ambulance.
Left to Right – Linda Clist, Town Mayor’s Consort – Mr G Leeson, Head of Visual Arts – Anna Lukash, Winning Design – Mr M Marande, Principal – Vega Coleman, Highly Commended – Cllr Peter Clist, Petersfield Town Mayor.
I was so impressed by the high standard of art from the year 9 pupils who chose to enter the competition. It wasn’t an easy task to choose a final two. In point of fact, there was a third entry which came so close that we decided on a winner, runner-up and a ‘highly commended’ without knowing anything about the artists concernedTown Mayor, Cllr Peter Clist
MAYOR’S ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CARD COMPETITION
This year’s Christmas card design competition turned up a few surprises!
Petersfield Town Mayor Cllr Peter Clist and Mayoress Linda Clist attended The Petersfield School in order to choose this year’s official design for the Town Mayor’s Christmas cards.
All three winners received printed copies of their designs. It was later discovered that this year’s winning design was by Anna Lukash, a Ukrainian student who had recently moved to the area following the devastation in her own country. Anna’s design depicts two children building a snowman in the Square.
This year’s runner-up was Ruby Issitt whose design included several elements such as a Rudolf reindeer standing on William III’s plinth and St Peter’s spire covered with a Santa hat.
Finally, this year’s additional ‘highly commended’ design came courtesy of Vega Coleman who painted geese in silhouette flying across a wintry moon.
A presentation was later made in front of Head Teacher, Mr Marande, when Cllr and Mrs Clist also met the artists and the head of visual arts Mr Leeson.
Almost a hundred of the winning card designs will be winging their way to everyone on the Mayor’s official Christmas list
A short service for those who work in the town with mulled wine and mince pies from 5.30pm.
Sunday 18th December, 6pm Service of Nine Lessons and Carols
A traditional service of readings, anthems and carols by candlelight.
Saturday 24 December, 3pm and 4.30pm Nativity Service
Children, please come dressed as a nativity character – a shepherd, angel, king, sheep or star perhaps?
Saturday 24 December, 11.15pm Midnight Mass
The First Service of Christmas
Sunday 25 December, 8am Said Traditional Communion
A short and peaceful said service
9.30am All Age Christmas Communion
A sung service for all, with carols and communion celebrating Christmas.
The Nine Lessons and Carols, Midnight Mass and All Age Christmas Communion will be live-streamed – please see our facebook page or website www.stpeterspetersfield.org.uk.
If you happen to be the recipient of an unwanted or duplicate present you will be able to exchange it at Winton House after Christmas!
No waste, AND you’ll get something you want instead. Win-win!
Drop unwanted gifts (not charity shop goods) at Winton House between 3rd and 13th January 9.30am – 3.30pm and collect your token, then on Saturday 14th January between 9.30 and 12 noon, return to Winton House to select an exchange gift.
Fri 16 Dec - Sat 17 Dec 2022
Petersfield Charity Christmas Tractor Run. All the tractors will be illuminated with Christmas Lights and decorations to help raise money for Hampshire & IOW Air Ambulance.