Adderbury Church Lottery Winner

St Mary’s Church has received a confirmed grant of £290,400 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for its tower restoration project.

Thanks to money raised by National Lottery players, the project aims to make essential repairs to the historic church tower, which is on English Heritage’s ‘At Risk Register’, and preserve it as a focus of village life and a place of great beauty for future generations.

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.

Draft Notes of Parish Council Meeting – 26 June

There were apologies from Councillors Head, Jelfs and Shallis. Chairman’s Announcements:  The Parish Council would like to thank everyone who turned out to vote, about 30% of the electorate.  The result of the Referendum held last Thursday was a resounding yes vote: 651 votes in favour and only 58 against.  The idea of a Neighbourhood Plan […]

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.

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!

Netball

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.