Thursday, 27 November 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Confirmation Service

Eleven children from Chearsley were among nineteen from the Benefice who were confirmed at St Dunstan’s Church, Monks Risborough on Sunday November 23. The service was led by Bishop Henry Scriven. Congratulations to Jack, Alex, Oliver, Rory, Tory, Grace, Maddie, Amy Isabelle, Libby and William. More details of the day and photos can be found on the St Nicholas Church website.

3 New Bells - these have now been tuned and are at Whites, the bell hangers in Appleton, Oxford. They will shortly be brought over to St Nicholas church to be hung in time for Christmas. It is hoped that the bells will be on view in the church for a short time before they are hung.

Christmas at The Bell – Christmas Meals will be available from Monday December 1 until December 24 by booking only at The Bell until December 24. A two course meal is priced at £19.95 and 3 courses for £23.95. Please contact The Bell on 01844 208077 or email Sharon.
If you would like to join in the Christmas Turkey Lunch with the regular monthly pub lunchers on Wednesday December 10 at a price of £12, please contact me on 208913.

Sunday Quiz at The Bell - this will be held on Sunday December 7 at 8.30pm. Come in a team or on your own.

Haddenham Mummers - Friday December 12 - they will be performing their traditional Mummers Play in The Bell at 9.30pm as part of their “out of village tour”. All donations go towards local charities which has amounted to over £12,000 since the group was revived in 1976.

Agatha Christie Theatre Company

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Performances of Black Coffee by Agatha Christie in which Eric Carte has been appearing all over the UK for almost all of 2014 are now over. Eric has a short break after the last performance in Derby before he starts rehearsing again with the Agatha Christie Theatre company, now celebrating its 10th anniversary, in “And Then There were None” -“based on the best-selling thriller of all time with over 100million copies sold, Agatha Christie’s own stage adaptation of this dark and captivating tale will thrill and enthral, as murder unfolds”. It is scheduled for the play to open in Windsor in January 2015 before going on tour with a week in Milton Keynes from July 20.

House of Strangers by new Chearsley author, Tim Bradley.
If you missed the opportunity to buy Tim’s first new adventure book for children/teen/adults at Cuddington Fayre last week, the book is on sale at the Book House in Thame price £6.99. An idea for a Christmas present.

Chearsley Christmas Cards - Alicia Howard has been busy again designing and producing 2 different sets of delightful Christmas cards of Chearsley. They are available in packs of 4 costing £2.50 on sale in Chearsley Shop and The Bell. Proceeds will go towards the 3 New Bells

Family Quiz in January 2015 – this will be held on Saturday January 31 in the village hall. A quiz for all the family, starting at 5.00pm until 8.00pm Tickets cost £10 each to include a fish and chips supper and pudding. More information and details of how to buy tickets will be available soon.

Diary Dates :
  • Monday December 1 Mobile Library at The Green from 10.00 to 10.25am
  • Tuesday December 2 Christmas Bingo at 8.30pm
  • Friday December 5 The Bell is open every Friday for Tea, Coffee and homemade cake. 10.00am to 12.00pm
  • Friday December 5 Unlock The Box at 8.30pm at The Bell. You have to be there to take part in the pub’s new weekly game. Tickets available to purchase throughout the week.
  • Sunday December 7 Family Communion and Junior Church at 10.00am in St Nicholas Church
  • Sunday December 7 Meat Raffle at The Bell at 3.00pm
  • Sunday December 7 Monthly Quiz at The Bell at 8.30pm
  • Wednesday December 10 Christmas Lunch at 12.30pm - contact me on 208913 if you would like to come along.
  • Friday December 12 Haddenham Mummers Play at 9.30pm in The Bell
  • Sunday December 14 Christingle Service at 4.00pm in St Nicholas Church