Thursday, 4 December 2014

Village News

with Margaret Morbey

Christmas Party Saturday December 20
Maddie Gray of Chearsley has had the great idea that the children aged 0 – 13 in Chearsley should have a Christmas party and she is organising it with a bit of help from her Mum. It will take place in the village hall from 3.00pm until 5.00pm on Saturday December 20. There will be games and a disco and party food and a visit from Father Christmas and the cost is £5 per child. Please let Maddie know if you would like to come by emailing Well done to Maddie, who is only 10, for thinking about what would be fun for Chearsley children and being prepared to go ahead and arrange it herself.

Christmas Bingo in The Bell - The Bell was crowded with Bingo players on Tuesday December 2 eager for a fun evening and hopeful for a win. An impressive £100 was the jackpot prize for one lucky player on the last game of the evening. The raffle raised £49 towards the 3 New Bells. Bingo in the New year will start again on Tuesday January 6, when the Snowball game continues to accumulate to more than £100. The Bell offers meals beforehand at a special Bingo players rate. Paul and Andy our regular Bingo callers make the evenings good fun and manage to keep order (just about) when excitement takes over. Thanks and Happy Christmas to them and to Sharon and her staff for hosting the evenings.

Christmas Tree Lights - Revised Date - Friday 12th
This will be the 6th year since the Parish Council had the good idea of putting up a Christmas tree on The Green. It creates a bright Christmasy feel to the village, and the “Switching on of the Lights” makes another occasion for everyone in Chearsley to come together to celebrate what a friendly, cheery village Chearsley is. So all villagers are invited to gather round the Christmas tree on Friday December 12th at 6.30pm for carol singing, mince pies and mulled wine and for the countdown to the lights being switched on. Thanks to Nic Brown and the Parish Council for organising this again.

Carols round the village - anyone who would like to join in a band of carol singers walking round the village should meet at the bus stop on Thursday December 18 at 6.00pm. Collections will be made in aid of Cystic Fibrosis and Debra.

New Year’s Eve celebrations in Chearsley - Come up to The Bell on New Year’s Eve which will be open to see in the New Year with food and a disco from 6.00pm until late at a cost of £5.00 each. The Bell will be open again on New Year’s Day at 12.00 noon until 4.00pm. serving food and The Bell’s New Year’s Day Breakfast until 3.00pm It is then closed in the evening.

Services at St Nicholas during the Christmas Period:
  • Sunday December 14 at 4.00pm Christingle
  • Sunday December 21 at 4.00pm Carol Service
  • Christmas Eve at 3.00pm Crib Service
  • Christmas Eve at 10.30pm Midnight Communion
  • Christmas Day at 10.00am Christmas Praise
  • Sunday December 28 No Service in Chearsley
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday December 7 Quiz in The Bell at 8.00pm
  • Wednesday December 10 Christmas Pub Lunch at 12.30pm
  • Friday December 12 Haddenham Mummers Play at 9.30- ish pm in The Bell
  • Saturday December 13 Christmas tree lights Switch on 6.30pm on The Green
  • Sunday December 14 Christingle at 4.00pm in St Nicholas Church
  • Thursday December 18 Carol singing round the village. Meet at 6.00pm at the bus stop
  • Wednesday December 24 Long Crendon Mummers at 7.30pm in The Bell