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December 2018  ~  Switch on Saturday  ~ Christmas Tree Festival ~ Lyme Regis Town Band Concert ~  ~ Carols Round the Tree ~  Christmas Day Swim ~


Wednesday December 5th 2018

(bring and share) – plant sweet peas to take home, swap surplus seeds and join in a light-hearted quiz. View events for 2019. Bring seeds to swap and food for supper  7.30pm  Uplyme Village Hall Uplyme and Lyme Regis Horticultural Society


13th December    17th Anniversaryof UNESCO awarding World Heritage Site status to West Dorset and East Devon coasts  (2001) see http://jurassiccoast.org/



Saturday Dec 22nd  2018


Carols Round the Tree
by the
Rotary Club of Lyme Regis with Lyme Regis Town Band This annual event, which takes place in the lower part of Broad Street, around the Christmas Tree, is accompanied by music provided by the Lyme Regis Town Band, soup and refreshments by the Royal Lion.  All welcome. 7 - 8pm The Shambles, Broad Street


Monday 24th  Christmas Eve


Tuesday 25th   Christmas Day


Christmas Morning Fancy Dress 'Swim'
RNLI11am sharp   Charmouth: Be there by 10.30 to enjoy seeing all the fund-raisers in their (dry) fancy dress (optional)  They don't stay in the water a minute longer than they need to - it's all over by 1 minute past 11!  in aid of Lyme Regis RNLI, kindly sponsored by The Royal Oak. 10.30 for 11am the beach Charmouth.  Just turn up and take the plunge.  This event is weather dependent


Wednesday 26th  Boxing Day Go for long walk!  See Liz Jones walks  for ideas



November        January




2018 Dates/events to be advised

Christmas Bingo
Fabulous Christmas prizes, raffle, bar.   All proceeds in aid of Cancer Research   Eyes down 8pm. Woodmead Halls



Switch-on Saturday – the switching on of the Lyme Regis Christmas Lights

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The Big Green Christmas Fayre
Free admission 11am - 3pm Woodmead Hall



Switch-on Saturday: 
Make a lantern and help us switch on the Christmas Lights here in Lyme Regis:

 3pm Lantern Workshop in the Baptist Church, Pine Hall.
4.30pm Jud
ging of Lantern Competition  in the Baptist Church.

5.15pm Lantern Parade with Father Christmas and the Majorettes,
5.30 The Mayor will switch on the Christmas Lights at the bottom of Broad Street.

5.30pm prompt Switch on of the Christmas Lights (by the Mayor of Lyme Regis, Councillor Michaela Ellis)

Come early for the Lantern Parade and enjoy the atmosphere:
Join in the countdown -
don't be late or you'll miss it!  
5.30pm prompt  The Christmas Tree, The Shambles, Broad Street


Lyme Bay Chorale's Christmas Concert

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Christmas Tree Festival

Christmas Trees decorated by local organisations in the
Baptist Church, Broad Street  Admission free, open 11am - 6pm




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Norway, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain,  Switzerland

End of term



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Posada Nativity

10am  St Peter and St Paul, (Church of England) Uplyme


Lyme Regis Town Band Christmas Concert

2.30pm Woodmead Hall


Carols by Candlelight Service 4pm  St Michael the Archangel  (Church of England) , Church Street


 Carols by Candlelight 6pm Lyme Regis Baptist Church, Broad Street

Carols by Candlelight 
6pm with the Festival Choir helping us worship though song  St Peter and St Paul, (Church of England) Uplyme


Junior Deep Sea Fishing trip
 for ages 9-16. All tackle, bait and tuition provided. £20 per person. Booking essential.
 11am - 3pm  Organised by Lyme Regis Sea Angling Club.  More Info see http://lymefishing.org.uk/juniorboat/

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Parish Mass for Advent 4
11am  St Michael & St George  Roman Catholic Church, Silver Street


Midnight Service 11pm St Peter and St Paul, (Church of England) Uplyme


Midnight Mass  The first Mass of the Nativity 
St Michael & St George  Roman Catholic Church, Silver Street




Christmas Morning Worship  10am St Peter and St Paul, (Church of England) Uplyme


Christmas Day Mass  Mass of the Nativity 11am St Michael & St George, (Roman Catholic) Silver Street


January Tuesday 1st 2019

Don't forget the Lyme Lunge on New Years Day 2019 -  fancy dress 'swim'
from the sand beach organised by Lyme Regis Rotary.  
1pm from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First) 
 See January page for more details


Rotary Christmas Collection Beneficiary ....more

Christmas Trees decorated by local organisations in the
Pine Hall, the Baptist Church,
Broad Street


Charity Christmas Cards on Sale at

 The Tourist Information Centre, Church Street (mixed)

The Lifeboat Shop, The Cobb (RNLI)

Martin Diplock's, Broad Street (RNLI)

National Trust Shop, Marine Parade (National Trust)

Weldmar Hospice charity Shop, Broad Street (Weldmar Hospice)

What's On in the Galleries


2nd December – 2nd January 2018

Mandy Wiscombe and Jan Calow look forward to welcoming customers new and old to their annual Pop Up Vintage store. They have spent all year sourcing, repairing, renovating and up-cycling so that you don't have to. Books, clothes, toys, accessories, homewares, needlework supplies and much, much more.
Closed 25-26 Dec.

The Courtyard Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. 10.30am-4.00pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk

16 December- 2 January 2018

A holiday show of inspiring handmade arts and crafts made in the southwest.

The Malthouse Gallery, The Town Mill, Mill Lane, Lyme Regis DT7 3PU. Open daily 10.30am-4.30pm. Free admission. www.townmillarts.co.uk


Rotary Carols Round the Tree

First started in the late 1950’s this hugely popular event has been run every year since. It attracts hundreds of people who gather round the splendid Christmas tree at The Shambles and sing along heartily, accompanied by music from the Lyme Regis Town Band with  the Town Crier as MC. Come along and join in what is a truly enjoyable evening and delight in seasonal fare: mince pies and hot soup. There will be a collection in aid of charity.


RNLI Christmas Cards

RNLIfor sale
at the RNLI Shop   at Cobb Square


Rotary Lyme Lunge: Take a Plunge in the sea for Charity 

A fancy dress dip in the balmy waters of Lyme Bay, 13.00 hours at the Cobb Beach, (gives you time to watch the duck race first) all for charity.  Everyone welcome, whether ‘dipping’ or contributing to our charity collection. “If you would like to raise funds for the chosen Rotary charities please feel free to use the attached sponsor form, where sponsors can sign up to Gift Aid if they wish. If you have your own charity which you wish to raise funds for then please go ahead.
It would help our cause if you would just email us with the amount raised – secretary@lymeregisrotary.org  If you just want a swim, feel free to join us, there is no obligation”  1pm  1st January from the Sandy Beach (time to watch the Duck Race First).  
Download your sponsorship form here Sponsorship Form


Get Fossiling on the Jurassic Coast! Join one of Lyme Regis's famous fossil walks along this historic stretch of Dorset coast with Geologist Paddy Howe and Marine Biologist Chris Andrew. Some families return time and again to search with Paddy and Chris among the sand and rocks for fossils that have been washed down onto the beach after 190 million years. For adults and children alike, it’s an unforgettable experience.

Learn all about Mary Anning, the famous early paleontologist who once lived on the site of the museum and much more


Each walk is limited to 15 people per guide. Start times for walks vary according to the tides and take about three hours.

Volunteers wanted

for Lyme Regis Regatta and Carnival Committee 

Tel. 01297 443696  or 442220
or e-mail Secretary  

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