Thursday 23 March 2023

Temporary Closure of Playground 3 April 3 - 14 April 2023


Chearsley Coronation Events May 5 - May 8 2023

 Planning is well advanced for our village Coronation celebrations.

Details of the programme are given below, along with more information about the Concert.

Look out for further information soon on arrangements to give a Coronation mug to all our junior residents.

Wednesday 15 March 2023

Manor Farm News - local produce !

Hello all, 

I have fantastic beef and lamb in stock now so please get in touch to order. You are welcome to come to the farm to collect and have a look at our new calves, we have had 7 in the last week or so. We have also been laying hedges and planting trees and most of the winter work is drawing to a close with lambing fast approaching. We are lambing a bit later this year so there is fresh grass growing for the mums and babies to go out to. Farming in harmony with nature! 
All the best
07535 611919

Rose Dale’s Organic Farm

We farm with nature in mind. Our farm is organic certified and our livestock are certified pure grass-fed. We aim to regenerate soil health, minimise carbon and increase biodiversity while producing healthy nutritious food. All our animals are born and raised on the farm.

Pure grass fed heritage breed lamb, hogget and mutton
Traditional breeds 

Half a lamb or hogget at £130-£145 depending on weight
Half an organic lamb is usually £130 and includes a shoulder, leg, rack of lamb, 6 chops, neck chops, a pack of diced and a pack of mince - and liver if you would like it.

Individual lamb, hogget or mutton cuts 
Leg £22.50
Shoulder £19.50
Chops/Barnsley chops £25
Rack of lamb £30
Cutlets £32
Neck fillet £25
Neck chops £13
Diced lamb £26
Minced lamb £17
Liver £15
Heart £2.50
Kidneys £2.50 for 2

English Longhorn organic beef
This is particularly prized with wonderful marbled meat. I prefer to deliver boxes (to save time) but am happy to tweak the contents - feel free to specify your favourite steaks, joint or the weight of joint you want and I will do my best! 

Luxury box about £100-£140 depending on weight
Rib eye, sirloin or fillet - 2 packs of 2 steaks
1 x Topside or roast  
1 x Slow roast 
2 packs of diced 500g
4 packs of mince 500g

Standard box about £100-£120
Rump - 2 packs of 2 steaks
1 x best roast 
1 x Slow roast 
2 packs of diced 500g
4 packs of mince 500g

Mini box about £70
1 x pack of steaks
1 x best roast 
1 x slow roast 
1 x pack diced 500g
2 x mince 500g

Individual beef cuts 
Fillet £60
Rib eye £37.50
Sirloin £35
Rump £25
Topside £22
Silverside £17
Brisket £15
Diced £15
Mince £13
Bones for broth £10

Chearsley apple juice -  I have delicious apple juice - £4 each or £40 for 12 bottles. It is not certified organic because of expense certifying the pressing but it is pressed separately in a clean apple press at the beginning of the pressing day and all is grown organically at our farm.

Monday 13 March 2023

Friday 10 March 2023

The State Of The Thame: A river in recovery

Come and listen to a presentation by Doug Kennedy and the River Thame Conservation Trust who will explain the state of the River and the extensive work underway to restore it.  Join the Q&A session and discover how you can get involved and contribute to its recovery.

The event is being sponsored by Cuddington Parish Council and takes place on Wednesday 15th March at 7.30pm in the Bernard Hall

To read more visit

Tuesday 7 March 2023

Job Vacancy


Part-time parish secretary in the Benefice of Long Crendon with Chearsley and Nether Winchendon

Are you looking for a flexible, part-time role, serving the villages of Long Crendon, Chearsley and Nether Winchendon?

Do you love greeting new people and co-ordinating others?

Would you like to do all this within our team of 3 welcoming churches?

If so, then we’re advertising for a new part time parish secretary to provide personal administrative support to the Vicar, as well as co-ordinating volunteers, services and activities across our 3 churches.

Please review the job description on our website:, and if you’d like to apply, send your CV and covering letter to our Vicar, Rev Richard Phillips at by 31st March 2023. You’re very welcome to contact Rev Richard in advance, to explore the role informally before making the decision to apply.

Church History Day

This Sunday we have our second Church History Day. Come along between 2 and 4pm and climb the tower that Chearsley residents have climbed for the last 600 years. See if you can spot your house from the top of the church tower. Then reward yourself with a delicious slice of cake or pancake.

Saturday 4 March 2023

Historical Society Meeting - This Thursday

 Dear Chearsley Friends

 I do hope you’ll be able to join our next CVHS village meeting which will take place at The Village Hall on the evening of Thursday 16th March – 7.15 for a 7.30pm start

 Colleagues from the North Marston History Club will be joining us to make a presentation on the ‘North Marston Story’. You may be aware that John Schorne’s Well is located in their village. It was one of England’s most frequently visited ‘holy wells’ in early medieval years, due to the healing powers of its waters, in particular for curing ‘gout’, a painful disease of the foot. Traditional images of its founder, John Schorne, are accompanied by an infamous ‘Boot’ with a devil’s head peering out of its top.

 Evidence suggests a significant link between Chearsley and North Marston at that time, with pilgrims stopping off in our village on their way to visiting the well. Several Bucks villages, including our own, still have houses carrying the name of ‘The Boot’. Although most are now private homes, it is thought that they were originally hostelries, providing a stopover and refreshments for pilgrims on their way to North Marston.

 Our second session is aimed to provide some first-hand memories of Chearsley Village School in our community. Our village school was opened in 1880 but was sadly forced to close in 1988. A number of villagers with close association with the school before its closure have kindly agreed to share some of their memories with our audience.

 The meeting will also provide an opportunity for us to update our audience on current plans for our new organisation as well as inviting your own suggestions on priorities for the future of our new organisation.

 Entrance is open to all and free of charge and refreshments will be available. However, we will ask for voluntary donations towards covering our meeting costs.

John Howard


Thursday 2 March 2023

‘Litter Pick’ 23


 Much appreciation to all this year’s team for their sterling efforts this morning and generously giving of their time to clear our village lanes and approach roads of 20+ bags of litter.

 Thanks to Annie Bradley, Nic Brown, Julian George, Nikki & Jim Harrison, Alicia and John Howard, Richard Phillips, Thia Richards, Karin Sampson, Andy Wight & Aly Wright…..and to Sharon and Linda at The Bell, who provided tea/coffee and delicious cakes as a reward for the team’s efforts.

 There was noticeably less litter on our village lanes this year – undoubtedly a tribute to those in our community who regularly pick it up on their walks round the village.

 But, as ever, the verges on our village approach roads told a different story with their fascinating collection of beer cans and bottles (sadly all empty!), burger boxes and a mind-boggling collection of paraphernalia.

 This year’s star prize must go to the (no longer) proud owner of an ‘old school’ computer screen, who generously left their donation to the world on one of the verges on the Aylesbury Road.