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.

https://youtu.be/XmYFNYxjnyU



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 jwitcherchearsleypc@gmail.com 

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.