Monday, 13 November 2017

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

Village Hall New Build update
The timber frame was delivered safely in October and is being assembled by The Timber Frame Company overseen by the builders, Furlong and Higgs. Now almost halfway through the build, the roof is going up and there should be a watertight new building by the end of November. The Village Hall Management Committee met recently to discuss bookings rates, a new electronic booking system and plans for a competition to name the 2 new rooms in the hall. Details will be available shortly.

Village Hall AGM

This will be held on Monday November 13 at 7.30pm in the Cricket Club Pavilion.


Another Christmas Food and Craft Fair will be held in the Cricket Pavilion on Saturday November 18 from 10.30 until 1pm when jars of home-made mincemeat, marmalade, and a vast array of other seasonal food and crafts will be on sale. Come for coffee and a chat and the chance to buy a unique Christmas present. If you are able to donate, please contact Joy Payne on 01844 208513 or Anne Pratt on 01844 2016ll. All proceeds go towards the upkeep of the church.

Christmas Garland Workshop
Joy will be demonstrating her skills as a florist on Saturday November 25 from 10am to 12pm at the Church when she will show you how to create your own Christmas garland. Joy will provide all the necessary materials, including greenery and decorations. You just need to bring some secateurs. The price is £25 for Church funds, which includes refreshments, fun, lots of help and ceaseless encouragement from Joy and an attractive, original garland to hang on the front door. Please phone Joy on 01844 208513 to book your place.

Toy Service at St Nicholas Church - November 26 at 10am when children are invited to bring a toy (unwrapped) which they would like to go to a child less fortunate than them. This is part of the local radio Mix 96 appeal when gifts are given to children in homes and hospitals in the Aylesbury Vale area.

Christmas in Chearsley
Details of all Church services and events in the lead up to Christmas including the delightful and popular Christingle are already available on the Church website. St Nicholas Church now has a facebook page telling everyone what is happening in our three churches of Chearsley, Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon and can be found at
If this is your first Christmas in Chearsley, be prepared to be busy as a lot goes on. There will be carol singing round the village on two evenings when everyone is welcome to come. The house to house collection supports Chearsley’s two regular Christmas charities of Debra and Cystic Fibrosis.There will also be a ceremony of the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Green, with refreshments and carol singing.
More details of these and Christmas opening hours of The Bell and the Shop will be available nearer the time.

Christmas at The Bell
Always an important part of Chearsley life, Christmas meals will be available from Monday December 4 to Saturday December 23. There is a choice of starter of smoked salmon terrine, roast beetroot soup or camembert and mushroom soufflĂ©; the main meal of roast turkey, Beef Wellington (£2 extra), oven baked monkfish in parma ham or Cranberry, walnut and goats cheese tartlet and deserts of Christmas pudding, chocolate orange rum tarte ,fruit trifle or cheese and biscuits. 2 courses cost £20.95 and 3 courses £23.95. Please book with a deposit of £5 per person in plenty of time, as Sharon already has tables reserved. Phone her on 01844 208077.
Details of other Christmas events at The Bell, such as a Christmas jumper competition will be available soon. Christmas Bingo will be on Tuesday December 5 – bound to be a noisy, raucous evening.

Chef needed - Sharon needs help in the kitchen at this particularly busy time and is looking for a chef/cook to help her and Ellie. Please contact her on 01844 208077 if you can help or know someone who would fit the bill.

Brown Bins - A reminder that the brown bins will be emptied for the last time this year on Monday November 20 and then not again until January 29 2018.

Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema
Gigi will be shown at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington on Monday November 20. This 1958 musical romance starring Leslie Caron, Maurice Chevalier and Louis Jourdan was filmed in Paris and won several Oscars, including Best Picture and includes familiar songs such as “Thank Heaven for Little Girls”, “I’m Glad I’m not Young Anymore” and “I Remember it well”. Come and enjoy a relaxing afternoon in front of a big screen, in comfortable upholstered seats with tea and cake during the interval. Tickets cost £5 (£4 concessions). Doors open at 1pm for 1.30pm start. Tickets can be booked from Liz on 01844 299150 and may be available on the door.

Florence Nightingale Festive Fun Run in Thame - Sunday December 3
Thame & District Lions Club will once again fill the streets of Thame at the Fun Run, with Father Christmases in aid of Florence Nightingale Hospice Charity. Participants are invited to wear anything Christmas related from Santa suits to Christmas jumpers and bring all the family to run, jog, walk, scoot or push a buggy or wheelchair round this easy 3 km route through Thame Town Centre. Family entry is £30 or £10 per adult, £7.50 per child under 16 and free for children under 2. For an extra £1 donation, entrants will be entered into a prize draw to win a VIP Panto Meet and Greet Experience for 4 people to meet the celebrity cast of Snow White at Aylesbury’s Waterside Theatre. The deadline to register online is November 30 at 12pm or you can enter on the day. For more information visit

Church Services at St Nicholas:
  • Sunday November 19 Holy Communion at 9am
  • Sunday November 26 Toy Service at 10am
Diary Dates:
  • Monday November 13 Village Hall Management Committee AGM at 7.30pm in The Cricket Club pavilion
  • Saturday November 18 Elevensies 10.30 until 1.00pm at The Cricket club pavilion
  • Monday November 20 Sunshine Club Matinee Cinema at The Bernard Hall 1.30pm showing Gigi
  • Monday November 20 Parish Council meeting 7.30pm at The Cricket Club pavilion
  • Saturday November 25 Christmas Garland Workshop in the Church 10 until 12pm