Monday, 19 October 2020

Chearsley Parish Council meeting 19th Oct 7:30pm

 The October Chearsley Parish Council meeting takes place virtually tonight at 7.30pm

There is a live stream on YouTube at plus the meeting will be available as a recording on this link shortly after it finishes to view at your leisure.

The agenda is on the noticeboard and here 

Any questions for the PC please send to as usual 

Saturday, 17 October 2020


 Please note that several suspicious looking vans have been seen in the village late at night and today.  Please keep an eye out and lock your sheds.

Monday, 5 October 2020

Harvest Food Donations


Celebrating Harvest Festival in Chearsley 2020

 Try your hand at making a corn dolly, using this instruction leaflet, hang it on your door or display in the window to show that Chearsley is celebrating Harvest. Or a tied bunch of Autumn leaves and berries would be just as good!

Harvest Festival services at St Nicholas’ Church on Sunday 11th October:


9.30am – a traditional Harvest Festival with Holy Communion

4.00pm – an informal all age Messy Church celebration, also at the church

All services and activities at the church are ‘COVID safe’ respecting the current requirements on numbers attending, and social distancing. Everyone is required to wear a mask or face covering inside the church building. Thank you for your co-operation at this challenging time.

Monday, 28 September 2020

Celebrate Harvest Festival in Chearsley 5th to 11th October

It’s Harvest time! We can’t get together and celebrate as we normally do, but here in Chearsley plenty of alternative activities are in the planning. Here’s a round-up of what will be happening during the week of 5th to 11th October – look out for further details coming shortly…

Harvest Week with St Nicholas’ Church Chearsley – 5th to 11th October

• ‘Harvest bags’ full of fun activities and crafts for all ages will be distributed within the village.

• An additional food donation box will be placed in the bus shelter.

• Saturday 10th – decorate some of the pews in church. How about a Harvest scarecrow!

• Sunday 11th  at 9.30am – a traditional Harvest Thanksgiving service at church.

• Sunday 11th  at 4.00pm – an informal family ‘Messy Church’ celebration at church.

• At any time during the week, hold a Harvest Supper for 6 at home. Make it special – light a candle, say the Harvest prayer, make a table decoration and take a photo to share on Chearsley blog.

Please bring Harvest gifts of tinned food at any time during the week, or to the services, and place them at the altar. Along with the bus stop donations, they will be taken to The Porch Day Centre in Oxford, a charity providing a stepping stone to those who are homeless or vulnerably housed. Let’s give thanks and celebrate, and think of others less fortunate.

Chearsley Good Neighbour Scheme

As we are now moving towards more restrictions in the Covid-19 Pandemic, I would like to reassure and remind older or more vulnerable residents that the Chearsley Good Neighbour Scheme is still here as a support; volunteers are still willing and available to collect prescriptions when needed. Dont hesitate to ask for help.

Please email if at all possible on, or telephone me on 01844 201134 and leave a message preferably between 10 and 12 in the weekday mornings.   
Susan Olding 

Friday, 25 September 2020