Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan Referendum – 21 June

By now you will have received your voting card for a referendum to seek the village’s approval for the Adderbury Neighbourhood Plan. This will take place in the Methodist Hall between 7.00 am and 10.00 pm on 21 June.

Click here for a brief summary from the steering group of what it’s all about, how the village was surveyed and the outcome of those surveys, what’s in the plan for you and Adderbury – and what’s not in.  Click here to encourage you to vote.

An Evening with Chris Leslie – 7 July

This is a Friends of St Mary’s Adderbury(FOSMA) event and we are thrilled that Adderbury’s very own Chris Leslie will perform in St Mary’s Church starting at 7.30 pm.   Chris is a multi-instrume​ntalist and singer-songwrit​er who is primarily known for his work with Fairport Convention. He has toured and recorded with, amongst others, Steve Ashley, the Albion Band, Jez Lowe, Ian Anderson, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Whippersnapper, Alan Stivell, Feast of Fiddles and St. Agnes Fountain. Chris has also provided music for a number of Radio Four plays and classic serials. His fiddle playing has also been heard on the TV series Heartbeat, Midsomer Murders and Billy Connolly’s World Tour of Scotland. Tickets are available at £12 from Trish Fennell on 01295 811059 or or You can also purchase them from

What’s going on at the Church?

Workmen’s huts in the graveyard, scaffolding going up the tower – what’s going on??
Well major work is now starting by the contractor Stone Edge to rebuild the badly damaged eastern parapet, re-lead the parapet gutters, replace gargoyles, repair the belfry louvres, repair the carved frieze and redecorate the clock faces.

Knitting Group

The knitting group meets in the Methodist Hall every Monday afternoon between 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm and will finish at the end of June for the summer recess.  We’ll be starting again in September and meet on the first and third Mondays of each month. This is a very informal group who knit squares for blankets or other much needed items, for refugees. We also enjoy a chat and a cup of tea. If you would prefer not to knit, but would rather sew squares together, that too would be very welcome. We are always grateful for double knitting wool, of any colour other than white, and size 8 needles.  Drop in and see what we do and just sit and have a cup of tea with us!

Three Spires Challenge – 8 July

Seven weeks to go! It’s a great family event with a Half Marathon Run, Half Marathon Walk, 10k Run, 5k Fun Run and Junior Runs. There’s always a friendly atmosphere and it’s mostly off-road. To enter, please see
Alternatively, if you’re able to help as a marshal, we would love to hear from you! Please contact Caz: £5 per marshal goes to a local group or to any UK charity of your choice.

Aunt Agatha’s Afternoon Teas – 22 July

WFAC are holding a fund-raising event in the Institute between 2.30 pm and 4.00 pm. Relax with friends and family and enjoy a wonderful English afternoon tea.  A perfect way to wind down after a busy weekend with waitress service and a welcoming atmosphere. £6 per person.  Please book your table with Jackie Head on 07849 124392.


Have you been caught up in the recent excitement of the Commonwealth Games on The Gold Coast? The England netball team, the Roses, were victorious and took the gold medal home after nailbiting semis and a breathtaking final against Australia who have been unbeaten for what seems like forever!! The Roses have been fighting for the top position in recent years but have never gained it until now. Many people have been newly excited by netball as a spectator sport and in recent years England netball has launched a nationwide back to netball scheme that has been hugely successful in boosting local team numbers and encouraging ladies and girls to play for fun and fitness.