Friday, 9 April 2021

HRH Prince Philip

Following the sad announcement of the death of HRH Prince Philip, the tenor bell at St Nicholas Chearsley will be tolled 99 blows, to mark the 99 years of his life, at 6pm this evening April 9th. 

The village hall flag is at half mast and the Reverend Richard Phillips has just recorded a prayer for Prince Philip, and for the Queen. It’s on the Church YouTube channel link below.

Wednesday, 7 April 2021

Chearsley Bus Shelter


Since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, our bus shelter has provided a valuable additional amenity for our community.


Initially, it was used by St Nicholas Church to collect food donations for delivery to local Food Banks but for some weeks now donations have been collected in the porch at the church.


People have also very kindly made donations of books and other items, such as children’s toys, by placing them in the shelter.


As we make a gradual return to normal life, which will include both more frequent arrival of buses and the possibility of taking donations directly to charity shops or other outlets, the Parish Council recommend that the bus shelter should now be returned to its original purpose.


We will therefore take all the remaining items to either charity shops or alternative outlets during the week commencing 12th April, when ‘non-essential’ retail is scheduled to re-open.


We would ask our community not to place any further items in the bus shelter with immediate effect.


We are also pleased to announce that Councillor, Julia Witcher, has kindly agreed to investigate possibilities for the setting up of a properly managed village library or book exchange in the future. If you have any thoughts on how this could be organised, please get in touch with her at 

Sunday, 4 April 2021

Easter Story Trail

All this week in our Churchyard, we have an Easter Story Trail for young and old alike.  Do pop along sometime and immerse yourself in the Easter Story, from Palm Sunday to the resurrection BBQ.  Bring little ones and let them scan the QR codes and watch short video clips including a cock crowing, or take your time to explain the story to them.  Why not pop along on your own, and spend quality time at just one station per day, reflecting on Jesus’ journey through passion week and what impact it might have on your life.


Tuesday, 23 March 2021

Chearsley Business Directory Scheme

Following research among the community in recent weeks, the Parish Council has launched an initial version of a ‘Chearsley Business Directory’.

The Chearsley Business Directory Listing

The Chearsley Business Directory Scheme

It comprises details of businesses in Chearsley, based on the following criteria:


  • Businesses owned by a Chearsley resident
  • Businesses operated by a Chearsley resident
  • Businesses located in Chearsley village

The Parish Council wishes to help our community in as many practical ways as we can, and our message to all our residents is always to look for a supplier of goods and services within our own community as well as looking further afield.


The directory will be updated from time to time and if there are businesses in the village, other than those already listed and which meet the above criteria for a listing, we would ask them to contact John Howard – 07970 651326 or fill in the application form.

Friday, 19 March 2021

Sunday, 14 March 2021

March Parish Council Meeting

The monthly Chearsley Parish Council Virtual meeting will be held Monday, March 15, 7.30pm. It can be viewed live at or as a recording after the meeting. Please send questions or comments to

Friday, 12 March 2021