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


29th April

FROG RACING - Chicken-in-the-Box Supper

at Whitchurch Rugby Club

Organised by Whitchurch Rotary Club

Proceeds to Prostate Cancer Research


10th May

Marbury WI  7:30, Marbury Village Hall

Our Speaker will be Tony Bostock    

Subject  “Cheshire’s Ancient Mariner”


11th May Bingo

Due to a clash with another Bingo in May Whitewell Parish Prize  Bingo is  Wednesday May 11th not on May 18th.I am sorry if this inconveniences anyone. We would love to see new players so bring a friend and come and join us in the Parish Rooms. Eyes down 7:30pm.Coffee tea and biscuits available.  




14th - 15th May


flyer              website


20th - 22nd May

Whitchurch Walking Festival


28 - 29th May

Whitchurch Food & Drink Festival


31st May

Archdeacon's Visitation

7.30pm at St. Andrew's, Tarvin.

Churchwarden's and Sidespeople are supposed to attend this service to have their position re-affirmed


7th June

Marbury WI Fashion Show

7:30, Marbury Village Hall.  


11th June

Whitchurch Party in the Park


20th - 21st August

Whitchurch Canal Festival


Saturday 1st October

Whitchurch Blackberry Fair


Saturday 26th November

Whitchurch Lights Switch-on


Sunday 5 th March 2017

St. David's Day Parish Lunch at Iscoyd Park

by kind permission of Phil & Susie Godsal



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 Deborah Paul on 01948 780642.


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

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  Friday 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 Friday'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.



dog show

MARBURY MERRY DAYSpinxton puppets3


Adults £5.00, under 16s £1.00 (FREE if with adult)


Daily Admission:


Senior Citizens £3.00



Free car parking at owners’ risk

Full Details




Marbury WI

It was a Full House for the meeting on 12th April, when Marbury WI celebrated its 89th birthday!  Members turned out in force, and President Yvette Openshaw was delighted to welcome 22 guests from seven neighbouring WIs.  The business of the evening was swiftly dealt with – members were reminded of the Fashion Show to be held in the Village Hall in conjunction with Edinburgh Woollen Mills on 7th June, the trip to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park on 21st July, and the outing to Llandudno on 11th August.  


The evening’s entertainment was provided by The Robinsons Duo, with their Simon & Garfunkel Songbook.  Their harmony was delightful –sounding uncannily like Simon & Garfunkel themselves even though one of the duo is a lady!   Everyone enjoyed hearing the familiar songs and it was impossible not to hum along and tap your toes, ensuring a very happy atmosphere.  The vote of thanks was given by Mary Harding.  A buffet prepared by members followed, accompanied by a glass of wine.  The Gill Darlington Cup for the birthday meeting competition was won by Carol Sheard.  


The next meeting will be on Tuesday 10th May, @  7:30, Marbury Village Hall

Our Speaker will be Tony Bostock    Subject  “Cheshire’s Ancient Mariner”


We have a date change for our Fashion Show by Edinburgh Woollen Mill, it will now be held on Tuesday 7th June 2016 @7:30, Marbury Village Hall.  

Contact Lynn Horton, Tel: 01948 663990 for details &/or tickets 

Electoral Roll

To vote at the Whitewell APCM (26th April 7:30pm) you need to be on the Electoral Roll.  For Whitewell, this is now under its annual review.  Anyone already on the Roll need take no action.  To be added to the Roll please contact Margery or Roy Kerry for the appropriate form to be completed and returned by  4th April.  

Contact details: 01948 780285, 07860 818721,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , Bank Farm Cottage, Higher Wych, Malpas, SY14 7JR. 





A massive thank you to the Godsal Family for hosting the St David’s Day lunch and to all those who  helped by selling raffle tickets,  running a tuck shop or helping clear up.  We raised a staggering amount in excess of £1700.

Also a big thank you to those who hosted or supported a frugal lunch during Lent.  The proceeds have been sent to Save the Children, specifically for refugee children.


April 26th 7:30pm in St Mary's  Church is the Whitewell Annual Parish Church Meeting where Churchwardens, Sidesmen, and PCC members are elected.  Please support this meeting if you can. 


Christian Aid week runs from 15th – 21st May, further announcements in Church.





This will be Marbury Merry Days’ 37th year!  Up to 1,000 people come through the gates each day, and we would love to have more trade stands, and exhibitors in our Craft & Gift Marquees. Merry Days is a family-friendly event with a very happy atmosphere.  Most of our exhibitors have been coming for many years and are all very supportive of each other!   So – if you or any of your friends have recently started producing craft items which you would like to sell, or have a franchise for small gifts, please “dip your toes in the water” and join us!  


The Craft & Gift Fair will occupy two full size marquees on the Merry Days field. Trestle tables and chairs are provided but there are no power points; we can’t offer overnight security, and stall-holders are welcome to remove their goods on Saturday evening if they wish.  


Trade Stand space is available on the Merry Days field for exhibitors with their own tents or stands.  A Trade Stand space comes at a standard cost – it’s in the open air and can be as large as you need to display your goods, but please note that your goods need to be weather-proof or alternatively your tent or cover needs to be able to withstand whatever the weather throws at it!  



Further information is available on the website – www.marburymerrydays.co.uk – where forms can be downloaded, or call Carol Sheard on 01948 663087.


Congratulations to Ian Davenport QHC

ian davenport

qhc badgeOur rural Dean, The Rev'd Canon Ian Davenport, has been appointed as an Honorary Chaplain to the Queen.  An Honorary Chaplain to the Queen (QHC ) is a member of the clergy , who, through long and distinguished service, is appointed to minister to the monarch of the United KingdomHonorary Chaplains wear a red cassock and a special bronze badge consisting of the royal cypher and crown within an oval wreath. Honorary Chaplains preach once a year in the Chapel Royal. There are no other formal duties. We congratulate Ian on having this great honour bestowed upon him. 

Ian has worked very closely with us, playing a vital role in helping us to manage our three churches during the interregnum.




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. 


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