Adderbury’s Great New Recipe Book

*FOSMA (Friends of St Mary’s Adderbury) have launched a superb new recipe book, Friends Family and Fabulous Feasts. We asked villagers to let us have their favourite recipes which had kept them sane and entertained through this interesting year. The result is a lovely book packed full of good ideas for all sorts of occasions, from breakfast to dinner with everything in between. There are 180 recipes from Adderbury and further afield – many of them long-time family favourites – and Katka Holliday’s photography has transformed them into something very special.

Fair Trade Sale – 5 December

There will be a Fair Trade sale between 10.00 am to 2.00 pm outside St Hilary, Manor Road. On offer there are lovely artisan gifts at reasonable prices plus Fair Trade tea/coffee/biscuits etc. If out for a walk, why not make a point of stopping to see what’s on sale and get some last-minute items?  Do hope to see you there.

PTFA Recipe Book

We are so pleased to be able to offer you the Christopher Rawlins Cook-Along Family Recipe Book this year. The book is now ready to be ordered and we can’t wait for you to see it!  It is priced at £6.50.  You can order online, by filling in this easy online form by following this link . Please make orders by Monday 30 November and we will aim to distribute books on Friday 11 December.

Christopher Rawlins PTFA -The Big PTA Raffle

Normally we would be selling Raffle tickets all around the village for our Grand Christmas Raffle about now, but sadly there has been real difficulty getting good quality prizes donated this year due to the difficulties businesses and attractions are facing with the Covid pandemic. Instead we are trying out something new where we are taking part in a national, online raffle where you have not 1 but 12 chances of winning a cash prize of £5000. Very exciting! Tickets need to purchased by the 6 December and there are a limited number of tickets available so don’t delay, buy today.

Can you “Scare a Crow”?

You are invited to join the WI Festive Scarecrow Trail, over the weekend of 19 and 20 December.  Dress your scarecrow in festive gear and, for £3, enter the competition for the best dressed scarecrow. The prize is a hamper of goodies for all the family. All proceeds to be divided between Lake House and Let’s Play.

Adderbury Advent Calendar

To help the village celebrate together the weeks leading up to Christmas, St Mary’s Church has organised a Living Advent Calendar. During Advent, each evening between 5.00 pm and 10.00 pm, there will be a newly-decorated front window or garden for people to see in the village.  Click here to see a map of where the houses are around the village, and click here to see the addresses and dates of those houses taking part in the Living Advent Calendar.

Christmas Craft Market

There will be a Christmas Craft Market in the garage at 1 Henry Gepp Close on Friday 11 December between noon and 4.30 pm, on Saturday 12 December between 11.00 am and 4.00 pm, and on Sunday 13 December between noon and 4.00 pm.  There will be gifts for all ages, and table decoration and Christmas wreaths will be available.  Covid safety measure will be in place so please wear masks.  Do hope to see you there.  All proceeds to The Children’s Society.