Thursday, 4 June 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

St Nicholas, Chearsley
Following the monthly Family Service on Sunday, 24th May, 60 adults and 20 children enjoyed a “bring and share” lunch in glorious weather in the churchyard with our new vicar, the Rev. Joyn Wynburne and his wife, Anna. To mark their arrival in the community, they were presented with a bouquet of flowers and a hamper full of items specific to Chearsley, including the famous Chearsley “calendar girls”calendar, featuring several members of the congregation.

Community Choir Taster Session
This is your opportunity to have a go at singing in a choir. Village Voices is for anyone who wants to sing for fun. The ability to read music is not necessary, nor is any previous experience. There are no auditions. Community choirs are about having fun singing music from around the world for the pure joy of it, in a friendly and informal way.

A taster session, costing £3 per person, is being held in Towersey Memorial Village Hall on Friday, 12th June between 7.30 and 9.30pm.

Sarah Westcott, the musical leader, already leads two community choirs and believes everyone can sing. If there is sufficient interest from this meeting, it is planned to hold regular sessions in Towersey from September.

For more information, contact Madeleine Smith on 01844 352468 or email or Ruth Ruddock on 07966 373134.

Chearsley Show – Hanging Basket Competition
Have you realized that for the first time, there is a Hanging Basket Competition as part of the usual Chearsley Show? Judging will take place in the week beginning 20th July and the baskets will be judged in situ.

Entry Forms for this are available from Chearsley Tea Rooms, and should be returned before 20th July with the entry fee of 20p to Rosemary Wallis, Merrifield, Dark Lane, Joy Payne, 1 Bernards Close, or Jean Tribe, Greenways, Church Lane. If you have any queries, please phone 208473

Chearsley W.I.
The June Meeting on Tuesday 16th is entitled “Tai Chi and Me” with Sylvia Eastgate. The meeting is held in Chearsley Village Hall at 2.00pm. Visitors are very welcome to attend at a cost of £2.00.