Friday, 9 November 2018

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : 01844-208913

CPR and Defibrillator Course
Saturday November 17 9am to 10.30 am in the Village Hall This is another chance to attend one of these free courses which will give you simple and potentially life saving skills and information on how to use our Defibrillator situated in the car park of The Bell. Did you know that Glen Hoddle’s life was recently saved by a passing stranger who applied CPR? Please contact Keith at to book your place.

Garland Making Day
Friday November 23 from 7pm to 9pm in the Village Hall An opportunity to make your own festive decoration, using natural foliage, for your front door under the expert instruction of Joy Payne. All materials are supplied. Just bring florist scissors of garden secateurs. The cost, including all materials is £25. Please contact Joy to book your place on 01844 208513 or email her at All proceeds will go to Chearsley Church.

November at The Bell
Wednesday Evenings is Pie ‘n’ Pint night when £10 will buy a pie and a pint of beer or glass of wine. There is a choice of lamb with red pepper and basil, chicken and mushroom or steak and London Pride. Coffee and Cake on Friday Mornings continue. Come along between 10am and noon for coffee and as much home-made cake as you like. Everyone is welcome. Remember to buy a ticket for the Meat Raffle which is drawn on Sunday afternoons.

Quiz Night at The Bell This Sunday November 12 - Everyone welcome for a bit of brain taxing and banter. 8pm start.

Cuddington Matinee Cinema
The next Matinee Cinema presentation will be Dad’s Army (with subtitles) on Monday November 19 at 1.30pm in the Bernard Hall. This 2016 British War comedy set in 1944 stars Catherine Zeta-Jones, Bill Nighy, Toby Jones, who plays Captain Mainwaring, Tom Courteney, Michael Gambon and Mark Gatiss. Tickets cost £5 or £4 for concessions and includes a cup of tea and cake during the interval. Tickets can be reserved by phoning 01844 291526 and there may be seats available on the day. Doors open at 1pm.

Chearsley Cricket Club
The season has now ended with the Club’s 1st XI relegated to Division 6 of the Cherwell League and the 2nd XI finishing in the lower half of Division 10. Despite having a thriving Junior Section and maintaining an excellent playing surface during the dry Summer, the Club have problems with having only a limited pool of players able to play regularly. They hope for more players to join and for younger players to progress through the ranks from the Juniors Section. Many village volunteers continue to support and run the Juniors Section which had over 90 registered this season and goes from strength to strength.
The Aunt Sally Allstars team finished mid-table in Division 3 of the Bicester & District Aunt Sally league. There will be ongoing works at the Club during the closed season, including the building of much needed storage space adjacent to the bar in the pavilion. They are looking forward to their annual Dinner and Dance on November 24th and to next year’s 8th Classic & Vintage Fun Day on either Sunday September 8 or 15 2019.

Ruby Long Dog is a book suitable for 2 to 7 year olds by local author, Lindsey Kennedy and very well known local illustrator, Alicia Howard. More information and copies of this delightful book, costing £9.99 are available by contacting Alicia at

Fish and Chips on a Saturday
If you are looking for an early, easy meal on Saturday evenings, did you know that Howe & Co’s fish and chip van is in Chearsley, by The Green on Saturdays from 5.20pm to 5.40pm. There is more information at their website

Services at St Nicholas :
  • Sunday November 11 9am Holy Communion
  • Sunday November 18 10am Chearsley Praise
  • Sunday November 25 6pm Evensong
  • December 2 3pm Christingle Service
  • Remembrance Day 10.45am Remembrance Service at The War Memorial ;
    11.30am to 2pm Chearsley Remembers Exhibition in the village hall including refreshments
    12.30pm Ringing Remembers at St Nicholas church
    4pm to 5.30pm Messy Church for all ages with games, crafts and activities based around remembrance, sacrifice and peace.
Diary Dates:
  • Sunday November 11 Quiz Night at The Bell 8pm
  • Monday November 12 Village Hall Management Committee AGM 8pm in the village hall
  • Saturday November 17 CPR and Defibrillator course 9am to 10.30am in the village hall
  • Monday November 19 Cuddington Matinee Cinema Dad’s Army at The Bernard Hall, Cuddington at 1.30pm
  • Monday November 19 Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm in the village hall
  • Friday November 23 Garland Making Evening 7pm to 9pm in the village hall
  • Saturday November 24 Cricket Club End of Season Dinner and Dance at Magnolia Park Golf Club. Tickets are selling fast. Contact Angela at or phone 07944290264
  • Saturday December 1 Elevenses and Christmas Food Fair at the village hall from 10am to 1pm
  • Saturday December 1 Quiz in the village hall in aid of Cystic Fibrosis. Contact Thia at
  • Sunday December 2 Christingle Service 3pm at St Nicholas Church, Chearsley
  • Friday January 4 2019 Not Quite Twelfth Night in the village hall – more details to follow