Friday, 25 January 2019

Village News

with Margaret Morbey : : 01844-208913

Burns Night at The Bell
There might be room to squeeze into The Bell on Saturday night, January 26 to celebrate Burns Night and enjoy a meal including Cullen skink soup, haggis and cranachan and other Scottish delights. A 2 course meal is £17.95, and 3 courses costs £19.95. You will need to let Sharon know as soon as possible if you wish to come in and join in the fun.

Rugby 6 Nations at Chearsley Cricket Club
This tournament will be starting soon and Chearsley Cricket Club will again be opening their pavilion up to show the games. The bar will be open and bacon butties will be available to buy. First match is on Saturday February 2nd when Ireland play England at Dublin. Doors open at 4pm for the 4.45pm kick-off. Everyone welcome. Other matches to be shown are Sunday 10th February England v France kick off 3.00pm. Saturday 23rd February, Wales v England kick off 4.45pm. Saturday March 9 England v Italy, kick off 4.45pm. Saturday March 16 England v Scotland, kick off 5pm.

Parish Council Meetings take place in the village hall on the third Monday of the month. Everyone can attend. The Council welcome comments, good or bad, on how they are looking after our village. The next meeting will be at 7.30pm on Monday February 18. The March meeting takes the form of the Annual Village Meeting on Monday March 18 at 7.30pm.

WI February Meeting takes place on Tuesday February 19 at the village hall when Michael Kushner will be speaking about “Agent Zig Zag” the true story of the fantastic agent who was one of Britain’s top spies (or was he a double agent working for the Germans?) Michael Kushner is a guide and lecturer at Bletchley Park and holds a gold award from the Association of Speakers Clubs. The afternoon is open to everyone, male or female, WI. Member or not. There is a charge of £4 for non members which includes tea or coffee and cake. The talk will begin at 2.30pm after W.I. other business.

Barnardo’s Project Support 4 Parents
This local project is looking for more volunteers to work in a structured way with families in the area who are struggling to parent children under 8. If you are interested in working with families and have experience looking after children and can spare about 3 hours each week, Barnardo’s will train you in how to pass on your precious skills and knowledge to make a difference. Please phone 07715428690 for an informal chat or email

Cricket Club Quiz will be held in the village hall on Saturday March 23 at 7 for 7.30pm start. Another fun evening is promised by the Cricket Club with Larry Warr asking the questions. Cost per person is £5. Make up a team of 8 and bring your own food and drink, and money for a raffle and auction. For more information and to book tickets, please contact Lesley Arnott on 01844 290153 or email her at

Services at St Nicholas Church:
  • Sunday January 27 6pm Evensong
  • Sunday February 3 10am Family Communion
  • Sunday February 10 9am Holy Communion
  • Sunday February 10 4pm Messy Church at the Village Hall
Diary Dates:
  • Monday January 28 “Oliver” at Cuddington Matinee Cinema, Bernard Hall at 1.30pm. All welcome
  • Tuesday February 5 Bingo at The Bell Eyes Down at 8.45pm. Come early and eat for a special Bingo players price
  • Sunday February 10 Quiz at The Bell. Starts at 8pm . Everyone welcome
  • Monday February 18 Parish Council Meeting 7.30pm in the hall
  • Tuesday February 19 W.I. Meeting in the hall Talk on” Agent Zig Zag” 2.30pm start
  • Saturday March 23 Cricket Club Quiz at Chearsley Village Hall 7.30pm start