Wanstead noticeboard: Christmas church services

Christmas Services in Wanstead Churches are as follows:

CHRIST CHURCH, WANSTEAD PLACE

Christmas Eve:
Crib service with carols, 4pm
Family Eucharist with carols, 6pm
Midnight mass with carols, 11.30pm

Christmas Day
Said Service: 8am

OUR LADY OF LOURDES RC, CAMBRIDGE PARK

Christmas Eve:
Children’s Mass 5pm
Christmas Mass 7pm
Carol Service 11.30pm
Midnight Mass, 12.00 midnight

Christmas Day
Mass at 9.30am and 11.30am (no evening mass)

ST MARY’S, OVERTON DRIVE

Christmas Day
Family Eucharist with carols, 11am

WANSTEAD METHODIST CHURCH, HERMON HILL

Christmas Eve
Young people’s service, 4pm
Late night communion, 11.15pm

Christmas Day
Family Worship 10am (at Wanstead URC, below)

WANSTEAD UNITED REFORMED CHURCH, NIGHTINGALE LANE

Christmas Eve
Late night communion, 11.15pm (at Wanstead Methodist Church, above)

Christmas Day
Family Worship, 10am

More on Wanstead and Wikileaks

It was true that Wikileaks founder Julian Assange had his pre-arrest breakfast in Wanstead, as Wansteadium reported last week. Mark Stephens, Assange’s lawyer, told the Wanstead Guardian that he and his client went to the Bungalow Cafe on Spratt Hall Road, rather shocking some builders (and at least one PR man, our source, tweeter @maxdaviespr).

Stephens, who has lived in Wanstead for 36 years, told the paper he believed his house was under surveillance, believing it was an attempt by someone to try to scare him. (Unusually, there is no link to the story in the online version of the Wanstead Guardian.)

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Wanstead News roundup, 16.12.10; Harry, Year, Windows

• It may seem like ancient history, but the case of former Leyton and Wanstead MP Harry Cohen, who was censured after the MPs’ expenses scandal, is not over. New evidence has come to light, the House of Commons Standards and Privileges committee has said, meaning Mr Cohen could yet claim a £65,000 award usually made to MPs who step down. More details

• The Mike Leigh film Another Year, which is set in Wanstead, is one of the films of the year as chosen by the New Statesman’s excellent film critic, Ryan Gilbey (who is also set in Wanstead).

• Who would have thought some new windows in flats above a shop could be interesting? Wanstead’s Smarter High Street campaign, now with an introductory video, below, tells the tale behind the new frames above Judith of Wanstead.

The Smarter High Street Campaign for Wanstead from Smarter High Street on Vimeo.

Wanstead primary school scores, 2010

Wanstead parents hoping for guidance (or indeed material with which to gloat) from the national primary school league tables will have been disappointed, as the table below indicates: all but two of the area’s primary schools boycotted the Sats tests on which the scores are based (South Woodford’s Churchfields included for comparison). For reference, here are last year’s scores, and for explanations about what this year’s scores mean, the BBC has more detail.

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News roundup, 14.12.10; Primary scores, Harry, Windows

• Wanstead parents hoping for guidance (or indeed material with which to gloat) from the national primary school league tables will have been disappointed, as the table below indicates: all but two of the area’s primary schools boycotted the Sats tests on which the scores are based. For reference, here are last year’s scores.

• It may seem like ancient history, but the case of former Leyton and Wanstead MP Harry Cohen, who was censured after the MPs’ expenses scandal, is not over. New evidence has come to light, the House of Commons Standards and Privileges committee has said, meaning Mr Cohen could yet claim a £65,000 award usually made to MPs who step down. tells the tale behind the new frames above Judith of Wanstead.

News roundup, 14.12.10; Primary scores, Harry, Windows

• Wanstead parents hoping for guidance (or indeed material with which to gloat) from the national primary school league tables will have been disappointed, as the table below indicates: all but two of the area’s primary schools boycotted the Sats tests on which the scores are based. For reference, here are last year’s scores.

• It may seem like ancient history, but the case of former Leyton and Wanstead MP Harry Cohen, who was censured after the MPs’ expenses scandal, is not over. New evidence has come to light, the House of Commons Standards and Privileges committee has said, meaning Mr Cohen could yet claim a £65,000 award usually made to MPs who step down. tells the tale behind the new frames above Judith of Wanstead.