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

Events

Wednesday 30th November

Christmas Prize Bingo

Whitewell Parish Rooms.  Eyes Down 7:30pm

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

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4th December 

Champagne Tea at Iscoyd Park

by kind permission of Phil & Susie Godsal
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4th December

Combined Christingle

4:30 Marbury Church

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Tuesday 7th December

6:30 - 7:15pm Storytime at St Michael's Marbury.

Come in your PJ'S or Christmas Jumpers and enjoy our stories, hot chocolate and cookies. All welcome.

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Saturday 10th December

A Medieval Yuletide Concert

Marbury Church 7:30pm

Full details

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Mon 19th Dec 

Whitewell Carol Singing

 

7:00pm from The Parish Rooms

All are welcome to come along to join in the Carol Singing around the Whitewell Community and enjoy the hospitality of our hosts

 

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Wednesday 21st December

Marbury Carol Singing

6:00pm from the Swan

Wrap up warm and come and have a really enjoyable time. We shall be singing initially in the village and then visiting Marbury Hall Country Park. Come and share Christmas fellowship the more the merrier, all budding musicians would be really welcome.

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Monday 16th January 2017

10:30 am Coffee & Chat

By Kind Permission of Peter & Diane Thomas

The Spinney  weather permitting. Come and meet together for coffee, cake and Friendship. 

 

We look forward to seeing you.

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Sunday 5th March 

St. David's Day Parish Lunch at Iscoyd Park

by kind permission of Phil & Susie Godsal

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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

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 BOOK CLUB

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

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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.

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Art Club

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

 

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 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

 

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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

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.

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Marbury Calendar 2017

The Marbury 2017 Calendar is now available for sale. It has some beautiful pictures of Marbury and an ideal Christmas Present. The regular size including and envelope is £7 and due to a suggestion we have a larger version at £10. The calendars will be available in Church on Sundays, at WI, Wine Club and Marbury Hall   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or call Sofie at 07772060069 or just ask any member of the PCC. w ho can arrange delivery. 

 Please spread the word as

All the profit made from the sale of the Calendars will go to

 St Michael and All Angels Church.

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On Being Born in a Stable

Veronica has been out and about again this month, trying to get a feel for what being born in a stable is really all about.

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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.

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Whitewell Parish Rooms Committee

At it's meeting in November, Chris Smith was voted in as the new Chair of the Committee.  Chris said he couldn't hope to emulate the tremendous job that had been done by Cmdr Tim Paul, assisted by Deborah.  However, like any ex Boy Scout, he "Promised to do My Best".

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 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! 

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           Roman re-assembling the jigsaw                              The finished floor

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WHITEWELL WEDDINGS FEATURE

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.

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TUSHINGHAM SCHOOL OUTSTANDING

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. 

 

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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.  

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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 !  

 

 

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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

 

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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. 

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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

 

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 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. 

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  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. 

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