What's On in The Hendreds from Friday 30th September 2022

Church Services:

Sunday 2nd October
9:30am Holy Trinity, West Hendred, Holy Communion (CWT)
11:00am Holy Trinity, Ardington, Holy Communion (BCP)

Sunday 9th October

9:30am All Saints', Lockinge, Holy Communion (BCP)
11:00am St Augustine's, East Hendred, Harvest Holy Communion (CW)
Followed by Bring and Share finger food harvest lunch in the church.
Everybody welcome!

St Mary's Catholic Church, East Hendred
Sunday Masses:
9:30am, 6:00pm
Full information about the church and services at:


Royal Mail Postal Strike

Royal Mail will be striking on Friday 30th September
and Saturday 1st October, which will impact on
deliveries and collections. We recommend that you do
any post as early as possible to avoid getting caught
up in the potential backlog.

Macmillan Coffee Morning
Hendred Store will host their annual Macmillan
Coffee Morning on Friday 30th September.
Proceeds from all cakes and hot drinks sold on
the day will go to this worthwhile charity, so
please do pass by and treat yourself to something.
Please note that, due to the strict guidelines
around allergens, we cannot accept any cakes from
you to sell on the day, although we do appreciate
the kind offers.

Slow Cook Off
Friday 30th September and starts at 4pm
at Snells Hall with sit down at 6:30pm.
As part of Big Green Week Hendred Environment Group
and Roots & Shoots Community Kitchen are running a
communal meal event using food surplus.
Join us to cook, chat, chop, learn from 4pm or join
us to eat from 6:30pm.  Bring your own drinks.
We'll be cooking together to save energy and waste, making
delicious meals from what would be thrown out!
We promise it will taste amazing. Bring your own
Tupperware to take home leftovers.
Just rock up, join us, all welcome, bring your own
kitchen knife if you have a favourite.
Cash donations welcome towards costs so we can run
this more regularly too! Join us for a healthy,
tasty, enjoyable meal of many courses.
All ages welcome. Plant-and meat-based menus.
Follow us on @hegkitchen on Facebook.

Hendred Museum Talk - Mary Seacole Discovered

Mary Seacole Discovered - A talk by Dr Helen Rappaport
the biographer of Mary Seacole.
Snells Hall, Saturday 1st October at 7pm.
Through a fascinating illustrated talk, she will bring
to life the story of her discovery in 2003 of the only
known painting of Mary Seacole, the Jamaican born nurse,
who became well known for caring for the wounded in the
Crimean War. The iconic 1869 portrait (now hanging in
the National Portrait Gallery) led the author to search
out more about its painter, Albert Challen, whose
relatives lived in East Hendred.
It’s an intriguing story and not to be missed.
Tickets £10 from Hendred Stores or by emailing
Please come along and support the museum!

Big Green Week Swap Shop and Table Top Sale
Snells Hall Sunday 2nd Octorber
Hendred Owls WI is running an event funded by
Oxfordshire County Council as part of Big Green Week
on Sunday 2nd October from 11-3, table rent is £5 if
selling or bring good quality items to swap and share!
Running in Snells Hall, local and easy to access by
walking or cycling too!
Refreshments and lunch, plus some local stands around
waste, environment, home growing and more!
To book a table please email -
Follow us on @HendredowlsWI on Facebook

HEG Community Larder
Monday 3rd October
Snells Hall, 4 to 4:45 and 5 to 6pm.
To find out more and join please click below.

Roots & Shoots Community Kitchen
Tuesday 4th October
Every 2 weeks we run a community kitchen
using food waste to cook healthy, fresh
meals for anyone who needs them.
This isn’t means tested, it’s just food,
for anyone.
You could be working fulltime, busy with
kids or caring, money's tight due to the
crazy costs. Whatever the reason, we are
here to help!
Sign up for your meals on the link below

East Hendred Community Centre - Snells Hall - AGM
The Annual General Meeting will be held at Snells Hall on
Wednesday, 5th October at 7:30pm
All are welcome.

Hendred Vineyard – Harvest Time!

Your help is welcome in gathering in
the grapes on Saturday 8th October.
No experience necessary.
Snacks/lunch provided.
Please email
for details.

Life Drawing Classes with Greg Whiteman

Snells Hall, East Hendred
Next class is Wednesday 12th October from 7:45-9:15pm
-  tuition and materials available if needed
Cost from £10
Local model, great group and inspiring drawing
To book please email greg@gregwhitemanart.co.uk

Waste Bins - Collection day changing to Fridays
From Monday 10th October our bin collection day
is changing from Tuesday to Friday.
Please put out your green recycling and brown
garden waste and food caddy on Thursday
evening, 13th October.

Wine and Dine Social Evening 14th October
by Nicky and Steve of Hendred Store
On Friday 14th October we will be holding one of
our wine tastings in Snells Hall starting at 7.30pm.
A welcome drink will be served on your arrival,
after which you can take your seat at one of the
tables (seating will be in groups of 8, so you may
have to join up with other people at the table).
A hot harvest supper will be served, accompanied
by 4 different wines. Each wine will be introduced,
but after that you can simply sit back and enjoy
the food and catching up with friends old and new.
Once the food has been served we will have a very
light-hearted quiz to round off the evening.
Tickets are priced at £38 per person, which must
be paid in advance. Bookings to be made directly
with Hendred Store. Please notify us of any food
allergies at the time of booking.
We really hope that you are able to join us for a
catch up over a few nice glasses of wine, before
the clocks change and autumn truly kicks in.

Hendred Apple Day
15th October
We're looking forward to rolling out the
great Hendred Apple Press again on
Saturday 15th October 9am - 1pm outside
Hendred Stores. Bring along your apples
and pears to be chopped, pressed and
bottled into tasty juice for you to take
away and enjoy with friends and family.
Donations to Bowling Alley Allotment Association.

St Augustine’s Church Needs Your Help!
If you live in East Hendred, St Augustine’s church
(the one with the big square tower) is YOUR parish
church. That means you have the right to marriage,
baptism or a funeral there (subject to the
nationally set fees), and of course to attend
services there and just to drop in for some peace
and quiet and contemplation, whether you pray or not.
But it’s an old building (over 700 years old!) and
it’s very expensive to run. It costs about £720 a
week just to keep it open; £470 of this is the
‘Parish Share’ which is like a membership of the
Church of England and has to be paid every year.
Covid, when the church was obliged to close, and the
interregnum while we did not have a Rector, limited
our activities severely so we’re struggling to raise
this year’s final instalment, due at the end of
November. If we can’t pay it then we  are vulnerable
to being declared unviable and on a slippery slope
that ends with church closure. That’s the end of the
bells ringing out after weddings, of babies
christened in our font, of saying final farewells to
villagers in their own parish church.
Please help us! There are many ways in which you can
donate money to your Parish Church:
- at https://donate.mydona.com/st-augustines-church
- scan the QR code at the back of the church or on
  the board outside the door
- cash or a cheque to ‘PCC of East Hendred’ in one
  of the envelopes on the pews in the church, and
  leave it in the collection plate or the donations
  box in the wall at the back of the church
- direct to our bank account:
PCC of East Hendred
Sort code 60-22-31
Account no. 64175677
Please contact our church treasurer, Chris Miles,
on 07778 015134 if you can to enable Gift Aid to be
claimed when you make a donation – that adds 25p to
every £1 donated.
Please give whatever you can.

Hendred Store and Post Office
opening times:
Monday to Friday 6:30am to 5pm
Saturday and Sunday 7am to 11am
The Post Office is open whenever the shop is.

The store stocks a small selection of fresh produce,
as well as a variety of tinned and chilled foods,
beer, wine, cakes, confectionery etc.
We bake savoury pies and make sandwiches during the
week, and at the weekend bake croissants.

Fresh Fruit and Veg
Mathews and Son will be outside Hendred Stores
every Wednesday lunchtime selling fresh fruit
and vegetables.
Orders can be placed ready for collection by
emailing mathewsandson@hotmail.co.uk

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.

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