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November 2018

02
November
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Requiem Mass for All Souls

Fauré Requiem, Choral Requiem Mass for All Souls at St Mary’s

A service at which we remember and pray for those we have loved who have died. At this service the Choir will sing parts of Fauré‘s Requiem.

03
November
10:30 am — 12:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid'sCoffee Morning at St Wilfrid's

Coffee Morning at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to raise some funds with Coffee, Chat and Cakes.

03
November
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Bangers & Mash Quiz Night

Bangers and Mash Quiz Night at St Mary’s

An evening of music and quizzing. Bangers and Mash with a chance to stretch the grey cells. Please bring your own drinks. A light supper is provided. Tickets £5 available from the Church or phone 023 9281 4444.

04
November
November 4, 2018 9:00 am — November 11, 2018 12:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Remembrance

Rest, Reflect and Remember at St Mary’s

You are invited to ‘Rest, Reflect and Remember’ A chance to step back from the routine and rush of life and remember those we have known and loved who have given their lives in warfare, both in the armed forces and on the ’home front’. There will be chance to light a candle, place a named poppy on a Tree of Remembrance and – if you wish – place a copy of a picture of the ones you remember on…

04
November
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Bereavement Service

Bereavement Service at St Mary’s

All who have been bereaved are welcome to join us as we remember by name those who have died and bring to God our prayers for them and ourselves. Anthem: Agnus Dei from Fauré’s Requiem.  

07
November
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Charity Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. The lunch usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main with a pudding to follow. The cost is £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.

07
November
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

07
November
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Armistice event

100th Anniversary of Armistice Event at St Wilfrid’s

Reflection and indoor street party with music from Becki Short. Cost £4 including refreshments.

11
November
9:30 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s, St Faith’s & St Wilfrid’s
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Remembrance

Remembrance Sunday Service at All 3 Churches

There will be an act of Remembrance at all 3 churches. These will take place in the context of the Sunday Eucharist starting at: 9:30am – St Wilfrid’s and St Faith’s. 10:00am – St Mary’s.

11
November
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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British Legion Remembrance Service

British Legion Service of Remembrance at St Mary’s

Join the local branch of the British Legion in remembering those who gave their lives in war so that we might enjoy the freedoms we have today.

14
November
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

15
November
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

15
November
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Royal Marines School of Music Concert

Royal Marines School of Music Concert at St Mary’s

A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the Church, the third of their 2018/19 season of concerts at St Mary’s. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181.

17
November
7:30 pm — 10:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Portsmouth Choral Union Concert

Portsmouth Choral Union Concert at St Mary’s

Portsmouth Choral Union with Southern Pro Musica and dancers from the Giselle Academy perform Dona Nobis Pacem by Vaughan Williams, and Eternal Light by Goodall, under the direction of David Gostick.  Tickets are £15 at the door, and also obtainable from www.pcuchoir.org, pcuticketing@gmail.com, or by phoning 023 9282 2227.

18
November
4:00 pm — 5:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Two sopranos and a harp

Two Sopranos and a Harp – Music Foundation Concert at St Mary’s

A concert to support the Music foundation. Admission free, with a retiring collection in aid of the St Mary’s Music foundation, which supports young people from the area in developing their musical skills.  Concerts lasts about an hour.  Refreshments served afterwards. Artists are: Sephanie Peat (Soprano), Rebecca Grove (Soprano), Frances Kelly (Harp). Program includes: The Turtle Dove                       Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958). O Waly, Waly                            Benjamin Britten   (1913-1976). The Cherry Tree                       Cecil Armstrong Gibbs (1889-1960). An die Musik                            Franz Schubert      (1797-1828).…

21
November
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

24
November
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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St Wilfrid's Christmas Fair

Christmas Fair at St Wilfrid’s

Come and enjoy a traditional fair with stalls, games, raffle and refreshments.

24
November
2:30 pm — 4:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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The Oaker's Tale

The Oaker’s Tale – Book Launch at St Mary’s

Join us on the afternoon of Saturday 24 November at 2.30pm for the book launch of ‘The Oakers’ Tale’ written by our very own Helen Evans. Set in Spring, this is the first in a collection of four seasonal books – telling the tales of Treebie adventures, with beautiful illustrations, story related activities and produced in accordance with dyslexia friendly guidelines. Get a sneak peak by listening to the first chapter, A Spring into Action. https://www.thetreebies.com/…/chapter-1-the-oakers-tale-rea…

26
November
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings looking at how we seek the light of Christ in the darkness of the world.  The evenings will include candlelit worship, reflection and discussion. (Each evening will end about 9pm.)

28
November
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

December 2018

01
December
10:00 am — 12:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Christmas Crafts

Christmas Craft and Activity Morning

A morning of craft – Christmas wreath making; Lantern making; making music – and other activities for all ages.

02
December
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Advent Carol Service

Candlelit Advent Service at St Mary’s

A special service of Advent music which in candlelight prepares us for the coming of the light of the world. With all the favourite Advent carols and the Choir of St Mary’s. Drop Down Ye heavens from above (Weir) I Look from afar (adopted from Palestrina) Adam Lay YBounden (Moles) Alleluia! A new Work is Come on Hand (Hill) How Beautiful Upon the Mountains (Stainer) Never Weather Beaten Sail (Wood) Benedictus in B flat (Stanford) Bogoroditsye Dievo (Pärt) Zion at…

03
December
7:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Scouts Christingle

Portsmouth District Scouting Christingle Service

Join the beavers, cubs, scouts, explorers and leaders and their families from the Portsmouth scouting District in this special service reflecting on the coming of Jesus the Light of the world.

03
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s – Light in Our Darkness

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings using different traditions to reflect on the advent theme – the evenings will include candlelit worship and reflection.

05
December
12:00 pm — 2:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Mary's

Mass & Charity Lunch at St Mary’s

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support Churches Homeless Action. The lunch usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main with a pudding to follow. The lunch costs £2.50 and includes free entry into a raffle.

05
December
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

06
December
6:00 pm — 8:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Churchyard
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Festival of Lights

Fratton Big Local Festival of Lights at St Mary’s

A procession of lanterns and light in Fratton ending with entertainment in the Church, including a Community Neon Art Installation at the Church. Fratton Big Local helping Fratton to shine. Due to weather conditions meet in St Mary’s Churchyard at 6pm for a procession around the Churchyard.

08
December
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Spinnaker Chorus, "What The Dickens" Christmas Show

Spinnaker Chorus presents ‘What the Dickens’ at St Mary’s

Spinnaker Chorus are staging a fabulous Christmas Concert, What the Dickens, at St.Mary’s with guest narrator Charles Collingwood.   Tickets are £12 for adults and £6 for under 16s.  More information available from info@spinnakerchorus.co.uk.

09
December
9:30 am — 10:30 am
@ St Faith’s Church
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A Christingle

Christingle Celebration at St Faith’s

Supporting the Children’s Society we celebrate the light of the world.

09
December
3:00 pm — 4:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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The Annual News Carol Service

The Annual “News” Carol Service at St Mary’s

Join local schoolchildren and their families in celebrating the Christmas Story at a Christingle service held with the support of ‘The News’.

10
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s – Light in Our Darkness

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings using different traditions to reflect on the advent theme – the evenings will include candlelit worship and reflection.

12
December
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

14
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Christingle

“Christingle” Drive at St Faith’s

A beetle drive with a seasonal difference to raise funds for the Children’s Society Christmas Appeal – tickets are £2.50.

15
December
9:00 am — 10:00 am
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Breakfast

Advent Prayer Breakfast at St Wilfrid’s

An opportunity to enjoy a light breakfast and reflect on what brings “light into our darkness” and to hear from others about what “brings light to their life”.

17
December
7:30 pm — 9:00 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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Advent Reflections

Advent Reflections at St Faith’s – Light in Our Darkness

To prepare for Advent and our celebration of Christmas a series of evenings using different traditions to reflect on the advent theme – the evenings will include candlelit worship and reflection.

19
December
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Faith’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Faith’s Church

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE. 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more about the music at…

20
December
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

20
December
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Royal Marines Christmas Concert

Royal Marines School of Music Christmas Concert at St Mary’s

The Royal Marine School of Music Christmas Concert. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181.

21
December
12:00 pm — 1:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Churches Homeless Action 2017

Churches Homeless Action Carols at St Mary’s

A celebration of Christmas and distribution of Vouchers collected via local Churches and Groups to agencies who will be supporting the ‘homeless’ over the Christmas season. A chance for us to share a ‘gift’ with others.

23
December
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Start of 9 Lessons and Carols

Festival of 9 Lessons & Carols at St Mary’s

A traditional telling of the Christmas story through readings, carols sung by the congregation and the choir. The service will be followed by Sherry and mince pies. Music by the choir: Silent Night (arr. Rose) A thin place (Wikeley) I wonder as I wander (Rütti) Here is the little Door (Howells) Sussex Carol (arr. Ledger) In Dulci Jubilo (Pearsall) I sing of a Maiden (Berkeley) Jesu Bambino (Yon) Shepherds’ Farewell (Berlioz) There Was a Star (Walton) The crown of Roses…

24
December
5:00 pm — 6:00 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Nativity Service

Nativity Service at St Mary’s

The Christmas story is told by our children and young people as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift.  With carols and music accompanied by the Choir.  Any children who wish to take part in the drama should arrive by 4pm for dress rehearsal.

24
December
6:00 pm — 7:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Christingle Service

Nativity Service & Christingle at St Wilfrid’s

The Christmas story is told by the children and young people as we celebrate the sharing of the greatest gift.

24
December
December 24, 2018 11:30 pm — December 25, 2018 12:30 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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Midnight Mass at St Mary's

Midnight Mass at St Mary’s

Midnight mass with the Choir of St Mary’s, guest singers and instrumentalists – a joyful noise to welcome the birth of the Son of God. There are also Midnight Mass services at 11:30pm at St Wilfrid’s and St Faith’s.

25
December
9:00 am — 9:30 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's in Snow

Book of Common Prayer Communion at St Mary’s

A quieter service to start Christmas day, using words that have been used for over 500 years.

25
December
10:00 am — 11:00 am
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's in Snow

Christmas Day Mass and Carols at St Mary’s

Come and give thanks for the greatest gift we have ever been given.

January 2019

10
January
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Organ Project Celebrations

The Organ Project: Open Evening and Organ Tours at St Mary’s

Come along for a glass of wine, a chat about The Organ Project and a tour of the impressive Walker organ at St Mary’s Church, Portsea. With the announcement that The Organ Project has received a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to develop a second round application to restore, interpret and celebrate awe-inspiring Victorian heritage, we hope you will join us as we work together to present our project and secure the next stage of funding. Retiring collection in…

12
January
10:30 am — 1:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Messy Epiphany

#FollowTheStar Messy Epiphany at St Wilfrid’s

A morning exploring the story of the star that appeared over the stable where Jesus was born and the visit of the 3 wise kings who sought him out – with art, craft, music and a lunch for all the family. Free admission and lunch. Messy Church is hands-on fun for the whole family to enjoy. Ends at 1pm. Further details call 023 9281 4444, or follow on social media: https://www.facebook.com/PortseaParish/, or email vicar@portseaparish.co.uk.

16
January
6:00 pm — 8:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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St Mary's Choir

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s Church

Choir Rehearsal at St Mary’s – all are welcome 6pm-7:30pm Juniors 6pm-8:15pm Seniors 7pm-8:45pm Adults If you are interested in joining St Mary’s Choir we are always looking for new child and adult choristers.  Primary school children and under 18s should come along at 6pm.  Adults should turn up at the church at 7pm.  Alternatively email dom@portseaparish.co.uk to discuss before hand, or ask to talk to Brian Moles, Director of Music after Sunday Mass at 10am. You can learn more…

17
January
12:00 pm — 2:00 pm
@ St Wilfrid’s Church
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Charity Lunch at St Wilfrid’s Church

A chance to enjoy a light lunch. The money raised will be used to support a charity. Lunch costs £2.50 and usually consists of soup (with a vegetarian option), a bread and cheese main followed by a pudding.

17
January
7:30 pm — 9:30 pm
@ St Mary’s Church
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Royal Marines School of Music Concert

Royal Marines School of Music Concert at St Mary’s

A concert held by the Royal Marine School of Music at the Church the first of their 2019 Spring season of concerts at St Mary’s. Tickets available at the door, or telephone the Royal Marines School of Music Office to book tickets on 02392 726181.

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