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  • October 2022 WOW

    Your Local Newsletter

    The October 2022 edition of the village WOW newsletter is now available.

    Printed copies are being delivered now.

    There are also paper copies available in the shops, school and library or you can download it from the link below.

    This month’s WOW features your usual helpful directory of useful contacts. 

    Here is the electronic version:

    Oct 2022 WOW

     

    To print your WOW, download a copy here.

    The deadline for the November WOW will be  Wednesday 12th October 2022.

    Details of how to get your event or news included in WOW are inside.

    WOW back-numbers can be found here: The Signpost’s WOW page

  • St Mary’s Readings: 25/09/2022

    Fifteenth Sunday After Trinity

    Here is the pew sheet and readings for Sunday, 25th September.

    Church news includes details of the return, from 1st October, to sharing wine from a common cup as part of the communion service, which had been suspended because of the Covid-19 pandemic.

    Events include the return of the Byfield Big Breakfast and a Baptism Party for those who have
    been baptised in the last 5 years.

    Pew Sheet

    Pew sheet 25.9.2022

    Download the pew sheet to save or print

    Keep Up To Date

    You can keep up to date with activities in the church via their websites.

    Website – opens in a new windowFiveWays Benefice (churchdesk.com)

    Facebook – opens in a new windowThe Fiveways Benefice

    Twitter –  opens in a new window5WaysChurches (@5_churches)

    The  Daily Hope Dial-In

    The Church of England has a free dial-in worship service to bring prayer to people’s homes.

    Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

    The national line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.

    CofE

     

  • Chipping Warden – Road Closure

    5th to 7th October

    Logo for HS2

    In October 2022, HS2 will be carrying out topographical surveys on Culworth Road, Chipping Warden. A topographical survey is an exercise undertaken by land surveyors using highly specialised survey equipment. These surveys provide detailed maps of land, identifying both natural and man-made features within a specified area and will help us finalise the design of the new railway.

    To carry out these surveys safely and effectively, HS2 needs to put in place a road closure with signed diversions, as our staff will be working directly in the carriageway.

    A section of Culworth Road will be closed between 8am and 6pm on Wednesday 5 October to Friday 7 October 2022.

    Access for residents will be maintained within the closure area of Culworth Road.

    You can find out more here.

  • Canons Ashby – September 2022 News

    Here’s an update on coming events at our local National Trust property. The Drydens of Canons Ashby owned land in the village and founded (and designed the building for) the village school in what is now the Dryden Hall.

    Autumn’s Arrival

    The autumn has finally arrived and the gardens are certainly starting to show off the rich colours, especially down the lime avenue which is now turning deep golden; the perfect place to walk and enjoy the crunch of leaves underfoot.

    Canons Ashby has a creative link to the new King Charles III. The coronet he wore at his investiture as Prince of Wales in 1969 was designed by Louis Osman, who lived at Canons Ashby in Northamptonshire from late 1960 to 1979. It was in his workshop at Canons Ashby that Osman designed and created the gold coronet using the pioneering new process of electroforming. It is speculated that some of the workers supporting him may have used the area which is now known as the Brewhouse Bookshop which now houses the second-hand books.

    (c) Lauri Itäkannas This file is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 4.0 International license.

    This space has seen many uses over the centuries, including being used as a place to brew beer between the seventeenth to the nineteenth century to supply the house, estate and workers; some visitors remember having a brew in the Brewhouse when Canons Ashby first opened, as it was the location of our first tea-room. The room displays many quirky features as well as plenty of great books. Next time you pop in, look for the fragments of plaster work from the house mounted on the walls, and for the historic medieval masonry from the Priory.

    We have some new events for autumn and are already working hard to get our festive displays ready for Christmas; this year it will be Arthurian theme decorations inspired by Camelot’s wizards, knights and dragons. More details to follow in the next update….

    What’s On?

    What’s on? To find out about any of these events, or to book, please visit www.nationaltrust.org.uk/canons-ashby where the latest information is updated (the below info. can sometimes be subject to last minute changes).

     

    24-25 September, 11am – 4pm

    Apple Harvest Weekend – Celebrate the start of the apple harvest with beautiful decorations, Morris Dancing and traditional seasonal fun. There will be family craft activities, games for old and young, a tombola, and a select group of stall holders selling their wares. The Morris Dancing displays are at 11.30, 12.30 and 2pm. Spot the harvest mice in the house and enjoy beautiful decorations in the church. Normal admission prices apply. There are small additional charges for some activities. To buy from the stall holders, please bring cash.

    10 September until 21 October. 10-4pm

    Autumn Creature Trail – Pick up an Autumn Creature Trail and have a Hoot with your herd. Find out more about local amazing creatures that you might see as summer turns to autumn, and let your little cubs and pups explore the green space and fresh air. (And don’t be the silly goose forgets their wellies) Please note: From 22 October until 7 November, this trail will be enhanced into the Creepy Creature Trail, which will cost £3 and involve a toy prize.

    22 October – 6 November, 10am – 4pm

    Creepy Creature Trail – Pick up a Creepy Creature Trail and have a Hoot with your herd. Find out more about local amazing creatures that you might see in these colder months, and let your little cubs explore the green space and fresh air. Please note: This is an enhanced and slightly spookier version of the Autumn Creature Trail, which will involve a prize and some extra Halloween additions for the October half term. Normal admission applies & £3 per trail.

    Wed 26 October, 10am – 2pm

    Meet an English Civil War Soldier – Meet a Parliamentary Soldier and his companion, from the English Civil War almost four centuries ago. Find out what it was like to serve in Cromwell’s Army, have a look at items from their daily life, or even weapons that may have been used in the Skirmish that happened at Canons Ashby in 1644. No booking required. Normal admission applies.

    Thursday 27 October, 11am – 2pm

    Decorate a Halloween pumpkin candle holder – Embrace the darker evenings by decorating your own pumpkin ceramic tea-light holder, to add a spooky glow to your home. Children or adults are welcome to join in, using paints, paint stamps, or ink stamps. Hand washing facilities will be nearby to wash hands afterwards. Please don’t wear precious or valuable clothing – just in case! Normal admission prices apply and £3 per candle holder.

    Tuesday-Wednesday 22-23 November, 10.30am -12.30pm & 1.30pm-3.30pm

    (two sessions each day)

    Christmas wreath workshops – Nothing says ‘Christmas is here’ quite like a wreath on your front door. Spend a few hours with our talented flower team who will help you craft your own festive wreath using greenery from the grounds of Canons Ashby. Includes a hot drink to keep you going whilst you’re perfecting your creation. £32 per person, Booking essential – https://tinyurl.com/2kuzfe7d or via main website.

    26 November, 5.30pm-7pm

    (doors open from 5pm)

    A Musical Christmas with Eboracum Baroque – Singers from Eboracum Baroque are delighted to return to Canons Ashby for a festive concert of music through the ages, in the courtyard decorated with Christmas trees and lights. There will be a chance to join in with well-known Christmas carols and tunes along the way, as well as enjoying professional singers performing music from medieval times through to more recent festive arrangements. Join us during the interval for mulled wine and mince pies, available to purchase from the tea-room. This event will be in the open air, and will go ahead whatever the weather unless dangerous to do so. Please dress for the weather (it’s always colder than you think) and bring a torch for your journey back to the car. £16 adults, £10 children, pre-booking essential https://tinyurl.com/2kuzfe7d or via main website.

     

     

  • 27/09/22 Woods Committee Agenda

    Here is the agenda for the meeting of the great Central Woodland Management Team on Thursday 27th September in the Memorial Hall. (This meeting replaces the one originally scheduled for the 8th of September was cancelled)

    Agenda

    20220927 gc woodland agenda 27 sept 2022

     

    Download the agenda to save or print:-    Woodland Management Meeting Agenda 27/09/2022

    Parish Council meetings are open to the public. All are welcome to attend.

    About Your Woodland Management Team

    The Great Central Woodland Management Team was set up by the Parish Council to manage the woodland on behalf of the village. Details of the Woodland and links to the work of the Woodland Management Team can be found here. Agendas and minutes of meetings and the latest Woodland news  are here.

  • St Mary’s Readings: 18/09/2022

    Fourteenth Sunday After Trinity

    Here is the pew sheet and readings for Sunday, 18th September.

    The church is also open to allow signing of the Book of Condolence. Details of opening times are available here.

    Pew Sheet

    Pew sheet 18.9.2022

    Download the pew sheet to save or print

    Keep Up To Date

    You can keep up to date with activities in the church via their websites.

    Website – opens in a new windowFiveWays Benefice (churchdesk.com)

    Facebook – opens in a new windowThe Fiveways Benefice

    Twitter –  opens in a new window5WaysChurches (@5_churches)

    The  Daily Hope Dial-In

    The Church of England has a free dial-in worship service to bring prayer to people’s homes.

    Daily Hope offers music, prayers and reflections as well as full worship services from the Church of England at the end of a telephone line.

    The national line is available 24 hours a day on 0800 804 8044.

    CofE

     

  • Lower Boddington – Road Closure

    12th September to 2nd October

    Logo for HS2As part of the HS2 work for the Banbury Road Overbridge near Lower Boddington, they will be building a new section of highway to realign Boddington Road. They are building the new road alongside the existing road, within our construction area. This means that for most of the construction period, the existing road will remain open to the public.

    In preparation for this, we will be creating a temporary junction on Boddington Road. Once completed, the temporary junction will allow highway users to continue to use Boddington Road while HS2 contractors build the new sections of highway.

    The construction of the temporary junction will take approximately 3 weeks during which Boddington Road will be closed. While this section of road is closed, HS2 will also be building a new entrance junction for a nearby farm.

    Boddington Road will be fully closed, 24 hours a day, from Monday 12 September to Sunday 2 October with a signed diversion in place.

    You can find out more here.

  • Proclamation of King Charles III

    Yesterday at 4:30pm, together with members of the Parish Council, the Chair of the Parish Council, Paul Blackwell read, as required, the proclamation of King Charles III as our new King.

    proclamation

    A Proclamation

    Whereas it has pleased Almighty God to call to His Mercy our late Sovereign
    Lady Queen Elizabeth the Second of Blessed and Glorious Memory, by whose
    Decease the Crown of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is
    solely and rightfully come to The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George: We,
    therefore, the Lords Spiritual and Temporal of this Realm and Members of the House
    of Commons, together with other members of Her late Majesty’s Privy Council and
    representatives of the Realms and Territories, Aldermen and Citizens of London, and
    others, do now hereby with one voice and Consent of Tongue and Heart publish and
    proclaim that The Prince Charles Philip Arthur George is now, by the Death of our
    late Sovereign of Happy Memory, become our only lawful and rightful Liege Lord
    Charles the Third, by the Grace of God of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and
    Northern Ireland and of His other Realms and Territories, King, Head of the
    Commonwealth, Defender of the Faith, to whom we do acknowledge all Faith and
    Obedience with humble Affection; beseeching God by whom Kings and Queens do
    reign to bless His Majesty with long and happy Years to reign over us.

    Given at St. James’s Palace this tenth day of September in the year of Our
    Lord twenty thousand and twenty-two.

    GOD SAVE THE KING

    Reading the Proclamation

     

  • Flowers of Commemoration

    The Parish Council has laid flowers at the War Memorial and in the Morial Glade to commemorate the life of the Queen.

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  • Parish Book of Condolence

    A Book of Condolence for the late Queen is now open in St Marys Church.

    The church will be open from 10am to 4 pm each day until & including the day after the state funeral.

    book of condolence

    The book is located to the right as you enter the church.

    St Mary's Church

    The Proclamation of King Charles III’ s accession will be read outside of the church at 4.30 pm today.