Friday, 3 October 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

The Three New Bells
Fundraising for 3 new bells has been taking place over 2 years and the time when they will be hung in St Nicholas Church is getting closer. They will be named Oliver, in memory of Oliver Babington, landlord of The Bell who died 2 years ago, Nicholas and Elizabeth R. The Nicholas Bell takes its name from the patron of our church and as patron saint of children and will bear the inscription “The Children of Chearsley Past Present and Future”. Families are invited to contribute £100 towards the cost of the Nicholas Bell. For this donation they will receive a personalized certificate as a reminder of their part in the history of the bells in Chearsley. Donation forms are available in the church, The Bell and the village stores.

Henry George
“I thought going to university was an impossible dream – but look at me now”
Published in The Bucks Herald on September 24 was an article written by Henry George who has lived in Chearsley for most of his life with his parents and sister. Henry describes the pain, exhaustion and difficulties he has endured throughout his life, having been born with Dystrophic Epidermolysis Bullosa. Despite numerous operations and time off school because of his disability, Henry achieved good GSCE and A level results and has now started his second year at Royal Holloway University studying history. His moving story of his life can be read on The Bucks Herald website. Henry finishes his message by saying “If you are disabled or even if you aren’t and think that is impossible to do something like going to university or achieving something you have always wanted to, don’t think you can’t. I thought I could never go to university, that it was some kind of impossible dream, the kind that promises so much but never materialises. Here I am however, having completed my first year. However I could not have done this without the support of Debra, the charity that supports those with EB”. More information on EB can be found on the website Henry’s courage and determination to overcome his discomfort and difficulties throughout his life is very thought provoking and humbling and I wish him good luck in his aim to achieve his degree and then have a career in journalism.

Cricket Club Dinner and Dance - this will be held on Saturday November 29 at a new venue of The King’s Hotel, Stokenchurch. Tickets cost £35 per person and can be obtained from Angela Gray on 202105 or email her There will be coach transport available from the village. Reception Drinks are at 7.00pm ready for dinner at 7.30pm. Dancing till 1.00am.

Diary Dates:
  • Sunday October 12 - 10am Morning celebration at St Nicholas Church
  • Sunday October 12 - 6pm Evensong