Whitewell's recently refurbished Parish rooms are available for hire. Click here for more information.

Information about Marbury Village Hall can be found on their website  http://www.marburyvillagehall.co.uk


 Thursday 23rd February

Marbury Parish Council

The next meeting of the Marbury and District Parish Council will be on Thursday, 23rd February, at 7.30 p.m. in the Village Hall. 


Sunday 5th March 

St. David's Day Parish Lunch at Iscoyd Park

by kind permission of Phil & Susie Godsal


Saturday 11th March


Time 7.30 pm.
Given by the Vale Royal Singers, (Musical Director Margaret Corlett)
Do come if you are free, to enjoy Bob Chilcott's "Little Jazz Mass" and also a fine selection of ancient and modern choral music by Tallis, Ives, Gjeilo, Saint-Saens, Sumsion, Rutter, Eric Whitacre and even Sting's "Fields of Gold"!
Please come to support St.Oswald's building fund and the construction of the church's much-needed toilet facilities.
Tickets £8. Interval refreshments. 
(I have plenty of tickets to sell or you can purchase them at the door on the night.
Tel 01829 250 205) (Miriam Hulbert)

Wednesday 15th March

Prize Bingo

Whitewell Parish Rooms. Eyes Down 7:30pm

Do come and join us for a bit of fun. Tea/Coffee & biscuits provided



Friday 28th April

Abba Tribute Concert

Whitchurch Civic Centre


Tickets £14:00 from Chris Smith 780114



The Whitewell Book Club meets in the Parish Rooms every third Tuesday from 7.00 until 9.00 p.m.  New members welcome.  To find out more, please contact Sue Clarke on 01948 781036 or email sue.clarke44@googlemail.com


Pilates Classes

 Whitewell Parish Rooms.  Wednesday mornings Levels 1 and 2 at 9.00 a.m.  Level 3 at 10.15.  The 9.00 a.m. sessions are currently full but the Level 3 has vacancies.  If you are interested in joining either class, please contact Claire Williams - email: rebalancephysiotherapy.com.


Art Club

Tuesday mornings at 9.30 a.m.  Please come along and meet us. Whitewell Parish Rooms



 Iscoyd WI

meets on the second Thursday every month at 7.30 p.m.  Contact Peggie Beddows on 01948 780402 for more information. Whitewell Parish Rooms




Coffee and Cake: third Thursday of every month 11.00 a.m. – 12.30.  An opportunity to chat, meet new people and catch up on local news.  Our PCSO attends when she is available.  Everyone welcome – all ages.  


News & Events




Iscoyd logo


St David’s Day Celebratory Lunch at Iscoyd Park




Sunday March 5th, 1pm in the


New Garden Room




In aid of St Mary’s Church Whitewell




Tables of 10 - £200

Tickets at £20 Adults  £10 Children up to 15

               Under 5’s free

Available from Carolyn Wort    01948  830364

                           Andy Watts    01948  780348


RSVP  by 17th February 2017         




214255 Driver Alfred HOPLEY.  

9th, Reserve Battery, Royal Field Artillery.  

Died March 10, 1917 at home.  

Born at Marbury, enlisted at Crewe.  

Buried in Marbury Churchyard and commemorated on the Marbury Church War Memorial.  


Wrenbury Royal British Legion will be placing a poppy cross on the grave on 10th March to mark the centenary of his death.


 ABBA's coming to Whitchurch

Friday 28th April 8:00pm  Civic Centre

 Abba Revival have been proclaimed as the best Abba Tribute Act in the UK  

So come along ..... dress up ...... have fun!  Licensed bar

Tickets £14:00 from Chris Smith

full details of this and other LIVE@THECIVIC events on www.thecivic.org.uk


StoryTime at Marbury

The new Storytime at Marbury has proved to be very popular.  The next one is on 7th December so Mums & Dads, put it in your diaries.  Here are some pictures from the November Storytime. Wonderful stories for children, beautifully told, and hot chocolate & biscuits too. This is something children will always remember.

storytime2 stortime1 storytime3


On Being Born in a Stable


Veronica has been out and about again at the beginning of Advent, trying to get a feel for what being born in a stable is really all about.





 Whitewell Church has a Roman Floor!

The tiled floor in the main and transept aisles have long been a cause for concern.  Many of the tiles were loose, rocking, broken or even missing completely.  During October, we carefully photographed the floor so that we would know how to put it back, and then tile by tile we lifted it.  Underneath was a lime mortar base that had deteriorated and was the cause of the problem.  Somewhat to our surprise, we found that our Victorian forebears had laid the tiles on top of a plain quarry tile floor that was still sound.  The Victorian tiles were painstakingly relaid in a new bed exactly as the photographs, replacing all the damaged and missing tiles.  The highly skilled craftsmen were Radek Cejnar and Roman Provazek - so we now have a genuine Roman Floor! 

church floor Roman church floor finished

           Roman re-assembling the jigsaw                              The finished floor



Veronica has been over to Whitewell where she caught up with Carolyn after a wedding to find out just why weddings at Whitewell are so special.



Tushingham School has been rated as OUTSTANDING in the recent Statutory Inspection of Anglican and. Methodist Schools (SIAMS).  Veronica has been to the School to talk to the Head, Mrs Kath Shephard about it, and to find out what the children think. 



New Blood for the PCC

Whitewell welcomed three new members to the PCC at the meeting last night.  John Swift, Charlotte Lawder and Edward Watts all attended the first meeting of the new PCC.  Veronica has been pushing to get younger people on to the PCC and Edward & Charlotte represent a new generation.  



Marbury Merry Days

Our thanks to Ben Black from Marbury who has created this wonderful video of the Marbury Merry Days, some of it using his drone aircraft.  Congratulations Ben, it's lovely !  




No Man's Heath

Veronica has been out and about in No Man's Heath, that splendid community that is part of the Parish of Tushingham




Higher Wych School Charity

The charity supports the educational needs of young people in the township of Iscoyd (essentially Whitewell Parish). In recent months, young people have received financial help with music lessons on piano, flute, and cornet. The Trust has awarded grants to students travelling abroad to further their education. It has provided assistance to students taking up further education at University. It has paid towards additional coaching for students at school and it has even helped someone obtain their HGV licence. If you are a young person who is either living in the Whitewell Parish, or who has a strong connection to it, you too may be eligible for help. In the first instance you should approach Mr Philip Godsal, the Chairman of the Trustees. 


Vicars have a day off too !

Veronica's day off is a Monday. The Church Wardens  kindly request that we respect this and avoid disturbing or phoning her on a  Monday unless it is an emergency. It is difficult for to her to get time off with living where she works. If we are mindful of Monday's,  Veronica will get her time off, she will then be rested and always ready for our needs for the rest of the week.

  Many thanks for your consideration.



Recently Bereaved?  Not sure what to do?  
Independant advice is available here

Jan Andrews has recently been through this process and didn't know where to go for advice, so she has set up this website to help others. It's not-for-profit



 WiFi now available in Parish Rooms 

Your Parish Rooms is equipped with WiFi Broadband.  So bring along your tablets, smart phones and laptops and you can go on-line. Community Council & PCC can access relevant websites to get planning applications on line and definitive accurate information about topics they are discussing.  The art class can watch YouTube tutorial videos, learning techniques and ideas from the masters.  Anybody can Skype a friend or a colleague for a group discussion or just send and receive emails.    It's FREE and it's there for your benefit. It's up to you how you use it. We have arrived in the 21st Century. This WiFi service is provided and paid for by Bronington Community Council. 


  Over 100 People Now Receive Their Parish News Through this Web Site

In just over 12 months from the launch of this website, it has already scored  almost 12,000 hits. 100 people have already opted to receive their news about the three Parishes through this website, and they receive notification of new updates by email. Why not join them?  Just send the web manager a message and be sure to tell me your email address. We won't pass it on to anyone else. 

chris email