Monday 20 December 2021

Carol Singing Outside The Bell 8.15 pm Tues 21st Dec

The Witchert Chorale will be singing outside The Bell at 8.15pm Tues 21st Dec. All welcome. Collecting on behalf of UNICEF

Saturday 18 December 2021

Toy Appeal


Apologies that the previous poster had the wrong collection points.

Wednesday 15 December 2021

Special Ringing for Christmas


In recent years, St Nicholas Church has hosted a special peal of ringing in the run-up to Christmas.  It didn't happen last year, but we're pleased to report that on 17th December, starting around 11:00am, we'll have a visiting band ringing a quarter peal to mark the recent St Nicholas Day and to help get us into the Christmas mood.  Do listen out for what promises to be some excellent ringing.

Help the Homeless this Christmas

Dear all,
 As you may know, at Harvest Festival our gifts of food usually go to the Porch centre for the homeless in Oxford.  With Christmas approaching, which can be especially hard for the homeless and vulnerably housed, The Porch is making plans to make the "festive season" as good as possible for the Members. Apart from special meals, everyone attending on the 25th will be given a present. We have been approached to ask if we might like to help with contributing towards small Christmas gifts.  If you would like to help, The Porch have provided a list, which I have copied below.

 Any donations can be left in the food bank box in our church porch and I will separate these out from the foodbank items.  We will take any items donated before Christmas.

 Many thanks,


Personal products (Deodorant, shower gel, shampoo/conditioner)
Underwear (Male & Female)
Flasks/Water bottles
Torches (and batteries)
Pac a Macs
Hot water bottles

                Bars of chocolate

For health and safety reasons, it is very important that the donated items are new and unopened.


Monday 13 December 2021

Festival of Lessons & Carols


Our customary ‘Festival of Lessons & Carols’ took place at St Nicholas Church on Sunday evening (12th December).

The congregation enjoyed a marvellous occasion, including a wonderful performance from our Benefice Choir, with choristers from our three local churches Chearsley, Long Crendon and Nether Winchendon.


Following the service, mulled wine and mince pies were served in the churchyard, with illumination provided by the Christmas Star on the church tower.


Our sincere thanks to all who contributed to this wonderful evening of celebration.

 Please feel free to visit our beautiful church in the coming weeks and a full list of Christmas services at our three Benefice churches is available here

Wednesday 8 December 2021

Carol Service - This Sunday


Christmas Present?

Local author and illustrator, Lindsey Kennedy and Alicia Howard, are excited to announce the publication of their latest book in the ‘Ruby Long Dog’ series of children’s books – ‘Ruby Long Dog’s First Christmas’.

Call in for coffee and meet Ruby at Great Barn, Chearsley, on Saturday 11
th December, from 10.00 till 1.00, where signed copies will be available @ £9.99.

All the dogs in the books are real dogs, who live with their families in the local area, and ‘Ruby’s First Christmas’ features a familiar Chearsley resident – Freddie Siddall! ‘Ruby Long Dog’s First Christmas’ is the perfect Christmas gift for children and dog loving families to enjoy together.


Tuesday 7 December 2021

Organic Meat reared in Chearsley for sale

A better quality image of the newsletter than blogspot allows is here

The pricelist excluding the discount mentioned above is here

Monday 6 December 2021

Cuddington and Dinton CE School Admissions Policy Consultation

 Admissions Policy - Sept 2023 entry

The Governing Body of Cuddington and Dinton CE School wish to consult on proposed amendments to the School's admissions policy which would take effect from the beginning of the academic year in 2023.  

Please find attached an introduction letter and the draft policy. The consultation period for this policy will run from 6th December 2021 to 17th January 2022. The Governing Body welcomes any comments on the updated policy.  Please send your comments to the school office at making clear that they are for the attention of the Chair of Governors.  

To view the proposed policy please go to the Admissions page on the school website:   

Kind regards,  

Heather Reading
Admissions Governor

Giles Ecott  
Chair of Governors