What's On in The Hendreds from Friday 7th August 2020

For reliable information see the NHS website

If you need help

with shopping, collecting prescriptions, collecting post
or anything else, do contact your Community Friend.
If you don't have their details, email events@hendred.org
or call Charles on 835014 with the name of your street.

You can take part in the COVID Symptom Stud
which aims to slow the spread of coronavirus.
Download the app and report on your health
in a couple of minutes each day.
The COVID Symptom Study app has been developed by
health science company ZOE.‍
By using this app you're helping the NHS and
to advance vital research on COVID-19.
Data collected is shared with and analysed by
King's College London & ZOE research teams.
For more info and to download the app, see

Church Services -  Sunday 2nd August

As of Saturday 8th August, face covering will be
mandatory in all places of worship. Please bring your
own mask/scarf and wear it when you enter the church
and throughout the service, with the only exception of

Holy Trinity, West Hendred, Holy Communion (CWT)
11:00am Holy Trinity, Ardington, Holy Communion (BCP)

We have to limit attendance in order to be able to keep
social distancing, and all those who want to attend must let
Rev Orazio Camaioni know either by
email - rectorwd@outlook.com or telephone 832849
so that we have a rough idea of how many are going to turn up.
Please bring a pen and be ready to write down your
name and telephone number on a sheet at the entrance.

11:15am St Mary's Catholic Church, East Hendred, Sunday Mass
Evening Mass

Please book to come by emailing Fr Andrew at
or phoning 01235 835038. 
There is a limit of 30 people at each mass and people are asked
to wear masks or face coverings.

Pizza Van on Wednesday 12th August Evening
4 to 8:30pm at Snells Hall car park.
Pre-order from Monday morning and pay for delicious
pizza by calling 07789 722138
You will be given an agreed time when you can
safely collect your pizza from a table by the van.
More details and the menu are on
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/infinespirit/

Springline Radio Players - Sherlock Holmes and the
Adventure of the Speckled Band
Springline Radio Players are pleased to announce that their latest audio play
has been uploaded to PodBean.com - a link is
"The Adventure of the Speckled Band" is the eighth Sherlock Holmes short story,
and the tenth Holmes story overall (following the novels "A Study in Scarlet"
and "The Sign of the Four") by British author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
It was originally published in the Strand Magazine in February 1892, with
illustrations by Sidney Paget, and later as the eighth story in the collection
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.
The story tells of Helen Stoner, a soon-to-be married young woman who suspects
her stepfather may be trying to kill her in order to retain control of her
inheritance. Convinced of her stepfather's intentions, she turns to Holmes
for help.

Champs Chapel Museum is coming out
of the long sleep of lockdown.

In mid-August the museum will be prepared for limited opening.
Visits will be strictly controlled by prior appointment only.
Face masks will be required and visitors will not be able to
touch any of the artefacts. The number of visitors at any
time will be restricted to one household. Visiting slots will
normally be half an hour and only available regularly during
the Summer and early Autumn on a Sunday afternoon between
2pm and 4pm. These restrictions will vary as the situation
develops. Individual or household appointments can be made
at other times if accompanying stewards are available.
All appointments must be made by email or telephone, see
details below.

The past puts the present into perspective and the strange
present needs that. If you want to be involved in preserving
and publicising the history of the Village, do contact us,
especially if you are young at heart! 
We are looking for social media help!
To arrange a visit, please email: 
hendredheritagesecretary@gmail.com or telephone
Peter on 01235 861326 or Diana on 01235 833279

Animal Spotting
Hidden around the village are knitted items for
children and adults to find.
The list of items is growing each day: Hungry Caterpillar,
mushrooms, Dandelion Doc, bees, gargoyle, 
bacon and egg face, ladybirds, owl, butterfly,
two nudes, snails, more caterpillars, monkey,
chickens, rats, mole, Pirate Pete and ice cream.
Each day new items are added - they are all over!

Local Sources of Food, Drink and Other Items
The following local shops and businesses are open
and can provide food and drink and other
items either for local collection or home delivery:

Hendred Stores and Post Office

The stores and post office stock fruit and vegetables, bread, eggs, bacon
and cheese as well as all the usual biscuits, tinned food etc.
A hand sanitising station is provided just outside the door
and to enable distancing, only two people are allowed into
the shop at a time.

The Hive Hut offers sustainable, eco-friendly and low carbon-mile products,

based out of the Old Tin Hut on Newbury Road.
Open Saturdays 8 to 1pm,  Sundays 12 to 3pm
Some details from http://eepurl.com/g5Njjn

Brookleas Fish Farm - for fresh and preserved trout. Call 820500 or
email brookleas@hotmail.com for more information.

Ardington Bakery - 01235 835194 or www.ardingtonbakery.co.uk

Hendred Vineyard
- Sparkling, white and rose wines.
Mail order "click and collect" available - email: hendredvineyard@hotmail.com

Old Farm Shop
- Offers home-delivered fruit and veg boxes.
Call 831 247 or email  theoldfarmshop@aol.com

Q Gardens
is open and operating a strict policy of access - follow them on
Facebook - email - info@qgardensfarmshop.co.uk

Fresh Fruit and Vegetables
Mathews and Son come to High Street on Wednesdays at noon
and then go on to Coulings Close near Smiths Rickyard. 
They supply fresh fruit and vegetables and some other
You can pre-order from them by emailing
mathewsandson@hotmail.co.uk and you can collect
your order from them on Wednesday.
Card payments are accepted.
Telephone: 01235 848239 Mobile: 07958 534183

The Wantage Family Butchers
can do home delivery and has all
the essentials, including pies and sauces
- call 01235 226666

Take part in Love to Move online; British Gymnastics Foundation
Exercise is very important,
- particularly when we can't leave the house!
The BGF has produced a really good, practical video of exercises
mainly aimed at older people.
From a sitting position you follow the set of exercises at a
sensible pace.  It's good and it's free!  Find it at:

Physiotherapy Without Leaving Home

Boathouse Physiotherapy in Pangbourne are now working
remotely via the phone or video links. We are keen to
help people with any injuries, aches and pains, general
muscle or joint pains, sore joints
from delayed surgery, or women’s health issues.
We do not want people to feel stuck at home and in
pain thinking they cannot get help. 
Please feel free to call us on 0118 976 7189 or visit
our website www.boathousephysiotherapy.co.uk