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December 2022



13th December  2022  21st Anniversary of UNESCO awarding World Heritage Site status to West Dorset and East Devon coasts  (2001) see http://jurassiccoast.org/


December 14th Wednesday

CHRISTMAS SOCIAL with bring and share supper. Swap your surplus seeds and join in a light-hearted quiz. Festive jumpers a must! 7.30pm   Uplyme Village Hall. Refreshments from 7pm. Members free; guests £3.  www.ulrhs.wordpress.com



Saturday 24th  Christmas Eve


Sunday 25th   Christmas Day 


Christmas Morning Fancy Dress 'Dash and Splash'
RNLI11am sharp   Charmouth: Participants please be there by 10.30 Spectators 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 have a splash.  This event is weather dependent



Sunday 26th  Boxing Day Go for long walk! 

See Liz Jones walks  for ideas


Thursday December 31st   New Years Eve





Uplyme Church Fayre 

Lyme Bay Chorale Christmas concert






Christmas Tree Festival
Christmas Trees decorated by local organisations in the
Baptist Church, Broad Street  Admission free




end of term


Last posting date for second class mail.


  Last posting date for first class mail.


Last posting date for special delivery



Rotary Carols Round the Tree   

by the Rotary Club of Lyme Regis with Lyme Regis Town Band
The Rotary Club of Lyme Regis


 An Outdoor Nativity



Launch Day

The Launch
After 38 weeks of demanding work, the Lyme Regis Boat Building Academy Class of February 2020 are launching their boats for the first time. The  students are building new build boats, all of which will be lined up for launch.

at Lyme Regis Harbour
The first boat is due in the water at ? (time subject to change with adverse weather).

All are invited to join us in celebrating the end of the course and the launching of the boats.




Carols by Candlelight
This traditional service of carols and readings will also feature Weldmar Hospicecare "Light up a Life" and the work of the Children's Society. This year gifts are requested for children and adults which will be taken to Women's Refuges in Dorset.  4pm St Michael's, Parish Church followed by seasonal refreshments.


Crib Service

 4pm St Michael's Parish Church

Midnight Mass
11pm  St Michael's Parish Church


Christmas Eucharist Services
at 8am and 10am  St Michael's Parish Church, church Street

Don't forget the Lyme Lunge on New Years Day 2023 -  fancy dress 'LUNGE'
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.  This is a Weather Dependent event


November        January






What's On at the Galleries


Charity Christmas Cards on Sale

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)



Christmas Trees decorated by local organisations in the

Pine Hall, the Baptist Church,
Broad Street



    Rotary Lyme Lunge 2023:
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   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).  


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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