Happy Christmas Everyone!

Here’s hoping this Christmas will be much cheerier than last year. For some, however, it will again be sad or painful. So we need to try and make the best of it and spare a thought for anyone we know who isn’t as fortunate. A positive attitude will help to keep us healthy and safe. We have much to be grateful for. We live in a lovely village with lots of support, a shop full of volunteers who serve the community with a friendly smile and a manager who goes above and beyond for her customers. Metfield Stores’ Christmas and New Year opening times below.

You can offer help or donations to all sorts of causes at any time of the year, but Christmas can be an especially difficult time for those without enough food, clothes or anywhere warm to sleep. let alone a chance to be with their families. Both the Waveney Valley Food Bank and Crisis at Christmas are very active at this time so all donations are very welcome.

If you want to join with others to celebrate the occasion, see the times of Christmas Services at St John the Baptist Church. The Christingle service is at 4pm this afternoon and there’s a family service on Christmas morning.

And, of course, we can’t really finish without mentioning Covid! In case anyone is confused by the government’s updated Covid guidelines, below is the advice Metfield Stores is giving to staff and volunteers, but it applies to us all. Please stay safe everyone!

Last Christmas Orders – Friday 10 December!

Hurry! Hurry! Only 3 days left…

Don’t forget to take your Order Form and a £10 deposit along to Metfield Stores by this Friday.

If you haven’t already got one, you can download and print an order form now or pick one up from Metfield Stores.

It’s gonna be a great Christmas this year – so make sure you have plenty of tasty treats for everyone, especially you… It’s been another difficult year so now it’s time to indulge yourself.

Christmas? Already?

Yes, and preparations have already started all round the village, with beautiful hand-crafted Christmas wreaths available. It’s not too late to place your order – but you need to hurry! Pick up an Order Form from Metfield Stores and get your order in by Monday 22 November (tomorrow). Wreaths will be ready to collect on 4 December.

Details of Christmas Services at St John the Baptist in Metfield are on the website, too.

Food, glorious food… And if you are already thinking about what to eat over the festive season, METFIELD STORES has lots of interesting and tasty treats on offer – think turkey, ham, sausages, gravadlax, glazed fruit cake, tarts, fancy mince pies, all types of shortbread, specialist breads, multibuy deals on wine, whole Baron Bigod…

You can download your Christmas Order Form at metfieldsuffolk.com or pick one up from the shop from 1 December.

And while you’re at Metfield Stores, if you’ve something you’d like to give, there’s a box where you can donate food to the Waveney Foodbank.