Spirits of Christmas


 Come and sing carols around our new Christmas Tree and watch the lights switched on to celebrate the start of the season


£5 entrance

  • Wine by Bat & Bottle
  • Canapés by Otters Fine Foods
  • Christmas sausage rolls by Vivia Crump’s
  • Various Christmas themed stalls.

The  evening will begin with the switch on of Wing’s Christmas lights accompanied by a few carols to get you in the mood.

Entry to the event is £5.00 on the door and you will be given a glass of wine/beer or soft drinks of your choice and a selection of delicious canapes by Otters Fine Foods and some special Christmas sausage rolls by Wing’s own Vivia Crump.

Ben from Bat and Bottle will bring a festive selection of his Italian wines and be on hand to talk you through what makes them special.

There is an opportunity to get your Christmas shopping underway with a select number of stalls selling food and Christmas related products.

The evening will wind up with the prize draw for 2 time-share holidays donated by the Cullens.

We hope you will come and join what promises to be a great, local evening.



Wing Village Hall

The committee has organised a Spirits of Christmas event to be held in the hall December 2nd at 7.00pm. If you feel the need to sing carols then there will be opportunity to be tuneful at 7.00pm! The cost is £5 at the door to include a glass of wine and canapes. Among the various stalls there will be a chance to buy chutneys to embellish your holiday entertaining, wine tasting along with stalls where your Christmas presents. For £10 you will get advice on make-up techniques.
Other village information can always be found at wingrutland.uk

Wing WI

Wing WI recently celebrated their 90th birthday with a lunch at Normanton Hall Hotel. The occasion was enjoyed by all members along with Jan Holawell  who had moved earlier this year.
In October an oak tree was planted in the playing fields to commemorate the 100th anniversary of establishing the National WI in the UK. Special thanks go to Gloria Whight for raising the money to pay for the ‘mighty’ oak.
The members had a lovely meeting in November when Marianne Parry told the history of candle making and her way of making candles. This meeting was also the AGM, the president – Lilian Clark – gave her annual report and the secretary – Jane Gilmour a resume of the past year’s activities.
The December meeting will be on at 2.30pm on Dec 8th when the speaker will be talking about Magic and this will combine with the Christmas party – all are welcome.
If you have ever thought you would like to give the WI a try come along to our meetings, the 2nd Thursday of the month.

Wing’s collection for the Rutland Food Bank

This year I am making a collection for the Food Bank over the next few weeks and aiming to take it to them at the end of January. The village hall has kindly agreed that I can leave a collection box there and I will have a box in the porch of my house

4 Top Street, Wing, LE15 8SE

I will be at The Spirit of Christmas at the village hall on Dec 2nd so you can bring goodies there too.

I have been in touch with the food bank and these are the items that they are most in need of (they have a good stock of pasta, baked beans, breakfast cereal, teabags, pasta sauce). The toiletries and sanitary supplies are the most needed items. Any food products must have at least a 3 month shelf-life.


Toiletries, eg toilet rolls, toothbrushes, toothpaste, shower gel, shampoo, soap, washing up liquid, nappies and sanitary products.

Food items  Sponge puddings,    Rice pudding,  Jam, Coffee, UHT milk,  Ambient/long life fruit juice

So, WING, come on and PLEASE be GENEROUS     

 Judith Oakley