Thursday, 10 December 2009

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Christmas at St Nicholas, Chearsley
Everyone is welcome to the following Christmas celebrations :
Lessons and Carols: December 20th at 6pm
Children’s Crib Service: December 24th at 3pm - a simple candlelit service when there is a short re-telling of the Nativity Story with the children placing characters in the crib. It is also a chance to have a quiet moment to reflect on the true meaning of Christmas
Midnight Communion: December 24th at 11.30pm
Christmas Praise: December 25th at 10am.

Christmas Tree Lights Ceremony
Friday 18th December is when there will be celebrations round our Christmas Tree on The Green, decorated by children from Chuf and Junior Church and the lights officially switched on. Come and join with everyone for carols, mince pies, hot mulled wine, and cheer. From 6.00 to 7.30pm.

Bingo at The Bell
About 35 villagers responded to the call of Bingo at The Bell on Tuesday 8th December evening, when some regulars at the bar eventually got the hang of what to do, surprising themselves at the fun they had. The Arnott family from Nether Winchendon, sitting at a lucky table, swept the board. It is planned to make Bingo a monthly occurrence. Watch The Bell blackboard for more information.

Highly Commended
The Bell has been “highly commended” in the AVDC “Best Village Pub in Aylesbury Vale” for 2009. AVDC runs the award every year in memory of the late Councillor Ted Payne and to recognise the important role that village pubs play in community life. Congratulations to Ollie and Sharon and their staff - you are doing a great job.

WebCam on The Green?
If The Archers can do it – why not Chearsley? Come along to the next Parish Council meeting in January to find out what may be planned to further advertise and promote Chearsley as a great village. The notice board will have details of the date in January.

Mobile Library
This will next be in the village on December 21st from 1.05 to 1.35pm.