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Bettie's Annual BBQ

· by brianinall | July 9, 2024, 9:23 a.m.

Bettie's annual BBQ in her wonderful garden. Under cover if wet. If you wish to come please buy a ticket, and get directions if you're not sure where her house is.


· by brianinall | June 17, 2024, 2:56 p.m.

Belts & Braces is a group for men, and it meets in the Christleton Institute (The Stute). Instead of twice a month we now meet every fortnight on a Tuesday morning. 10.30 am to 12 noon. Also, the fixed charge has now been removed, so it's free to come although we do welcome donations towards costs. Tea & coffee and maybe a biscuit. You don't need to be an Institute member - all are welcome.

Remembrance Sunday

· by stefan | Nov. 11, 2023, 2:44 p.m.

We are looking forward to remembering with the community those fallen in the World Wars on Sunday. Please aim to gather at the war memorial in the centre of the village for 10.45am. The act of remembrance begins promptly at 10.56am, followed by a service in the church to which all are very welcome.  

Please also note the folllowing public notice. Thank you. smiley

The council have reviewed the village face book page and identified that in the past a parade has taken place without a legal road closure.

To our knowledge, the road has never been formally closed.

Unfortunately, the church were not notified of this in time for today’s service and do not have up to a £1000 to close the road.

With this in mind, we will need to do things slightly differently this year.

Therefore, please ensure

as we now gather for our civic, community act of …

Community News Cards

· by brianinall | July 14, 2023, 1:44 p.m.

Thank you to all those who have helped deliver the latest Community News Cards (July-Sept) around the parish. A few roads still need covering, so see if you can help with those.

If you have not received a card then there are spares available in church, so please just call in and pick one up.

BBQ for Christian Aid Sat 12 Aug 2023

· by brianinall | July 14, 2023, 12:27 p.m.

Tim & Suzanne are holding a family barbecue on Sat 12th August starting at 12 noon. All are invited to come and help raise funds for our Bangladesh 'Left Behind Communities' project. They need to know numbers for catering purposes, so please email or text to confirm and to get more details. See flyer here.

St James' Luncheon Club

· by brianinall | June 28, 2023, 10:59 a.m.

St James' Luncheon Club is the name of our monthly community lunches in Christleton Parish Hall. Now in our 10th year! All welcome but it's helpful to know in advance whether you plan to come for catering purposes & to ensure there's a place for you. Donations gratefully accepted towards costs, and any proceeds go to St James' Church. Contact: Brian on 01244 336500.

Next lunch - Monday 17 July '23, and every 3rd Monday in the month.

Arrive from 12 noon for a 12:30 serving of a 2 course meal with tea/coffee afterwards. Great fellowship.

Summer Teas

· by brianinall | June 28, 2023, 10:30 a.m.

Churches Together in Christleton hold their popular Christleton Summer Teas at the Methodist Church every Sunday during the summer from 2:30pm to 4:30pm, with the last one on 24th Sept. Lovely homemade cakes! Proceeds to our Christian Aid Bangladesh 'Left behind communities' project. All welcome.

King's Coronation

· by brianinall | April 16, 2023, 3:28 p.m.

We're having a celebration lunch on the lawn in front of the church on Monday 8th May from 12 noon. You are invited. See the posters around the parish, and also on the front page of this website. Please come and help us celebrate the King's Coronation.

Parish Council Open Morning

· by brianinall | Oct. 22, 2022, 12:07 p.m.

Christleton Parish Council are holding their annual Open Morning in the Parish Hall on Sat 29th October. It opens to the public at about 10am. Many local organisations will be there to share information - including St James' Church. Complimentary refreshments are provided. Do come along, say 'hello', drink coffee, and find out what's going on in this community.


Road Safety Petition

· by stefan | Oct. 19, 2022, 4:44 p.m.

I have received the following message from the headteacher at the local high school. As Mr Jones says below, please do consider lending your support to ensure that we protect all our students and other road users. Thank you.

"You may be aware of the tragic accident that happened in Christleton in August, when a cyclist was killed at the Plough Lane/Brown Heath Road crossroads.

This is a very dangerous junction, that many of us use on a daily basis.

The Parish Councils of both Waverton and Christleton, have been working with other local stakeholders, to launch a petition, that they hope will persuade the local authority to make immediate safety changes to the junction.

I would emphasise that the petition is not only relevant to students and families who travel via the crossroads but also to the vast majority of people coming to school due to the impact of ‘rat …

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