What's On in The Hendreds from Friday 13th May 2022

Church Services

Sunday 15th May
9:30am Holy Trinity, West Hendred, Holy Communion (CWT)
11:00am Holy Trinity, Ardington, Holy Communion (BCP)

Sunday 22nd May
9:30am All Saints', Lockinge, Holy Communion (BCP)
11:00am St Augustine's, East Hendred, Holy Communion (CW)

St Mary's Catholic Church, East Hendred
Sunday Masses:
Full information about the church and services at:

Oxfordshire Art Weeks

South Oxfordshire 14 to 22 May
Many artists' open studios and exhibitions, all
over the area. including artists' studios,
pop-up galleries, textiles, mosaics, sculpture,
See www.artweeks.org

HEG Community Larder
Monday 16 May, 3:30 - 6:00pm, Sports Club, Mill Lane
The Community Larder distributes food that would otherwise
go to waste. We can't guarantee what we'll be sent each
week but it's all good stuff on the day. Some people join
to save on their food bills and some because they hate
If you're interested in joining, send an email to
Members - watch out for messages about a likely new way
of organising the Larder coming soon. We've been so
successful that we're looking for a better way to use
the space available and share the food out among all
our members.

Arrangements for Nan Hill’s funeral
The funeral will take place on
16th May at 13.30 at
St Mark's Church, Cold Ash, RG18 9PT.
See the attached file for details.

It’s not all Jam and Jerusalem!
-  the new name for East & West Hendred WI.  
Our new committee has started a complete overhaul, resulting
in an exciting programme of events.  We are launching this new
format on Wednesday 18th May at Snells Hall from 7:15pm.   
Our launch event is open to members and non members:
A Ladies BINGO night with WINE, Ladies bring your friends, its
free entry, we ask for a voluntary contribution for wine and
refreshments, games are free.  We will briefly tell you what
else we have planned for this year, our programme includes,
wine tasting, mindfulness, eco living, and a festive visit to
Hendred House this Christmas.  For more details contact us via
thehendredowlswi@gmail.com and follow us on
Instagram @hendredowlswi and Facebook Hendred Owls WI

The Hendred Owls WI Jubille Cake Decoration Competition

will take place on Sunday 4th June.
See the attached file Jubilee Cake Poster.pdf

Annual Parish Meeting - New format!
The Parish Council is holding its Annual Parish Meeting
and would like to invite you to both attend and participate.  
Join us on Thursday 19th May, in Snells Hall, East Hendred -
7pm for a 7.30pm start. Teas, coffees, wine and light
refreshments will be provided on the night.
We expect to finish by 9.30pm.  

1.  Parish Council Round Up of the past two years
2.  Your views:
     Small group discussions where everyone can participate
     and have their say on:
    * How the Parish Council can communicate well with 
       our community
    * Climate change, environment and nature loss –
       how should we respond as a Parish and what
       initiatives should we pursue locally?
Look out for the flyer, which will be delivered to all houses
in the parish.

Jubilee Weekend 2nd - 5th June
Plans are well underway for the celebration of the Queen’s
Platinum Jubilee at the beginning of June.
The following events have been planned:

Sunday 29th May - 10am outside Hendred  Stores - come and
join a working party to decorate the village with bunting

Thursday 2nd June
- 8.15pm.  A beacon will be lit up
towards The Ridgeway.
7pm: Meet in East and West Hendred to walk up to Ginge
at 7.30 and then up to the Ridgeway. There will be a pay
bar at the top!

Friday 3rd June  6pm.The Big Bash is back! Marquee on
Poplars field. Tickets now available from Hendred stores.
£15 adults £8 children to include Hog roast, salad, live
music, disco, bouncy castle and cash bar

Saturday 4th June
- lunch in West Hendred and Ginge
village hall. Book your place:

Sunday 5th June
10.30 church bells will be rung
12.00 Ecumenical church service in Poplars field, East Hendred
1.30 Parade from Sports club to the High street
2.00 Village street party from the Wheatsheaf to Poplars field,
bring a picnic. Fun and games for everyone.
For more information please go to Hendred Stores.
In the next few weeks every household in East and West Hendred
and Ginge will receive a flyer with full description of all
the events.

Women's Tour Cycling Race - Passing the Hendreds

On Saturday 11th June the prestigious Women's Tour will be
coming past the Hendreds on the A417, on Stage 6,
from Chipping Norton to Oxford.
Noise, bunting and cheering will help them on their way!
Details at

Hendred Heritage Open Gardens
Open Gardens 2022 with visit by the Morgan Car Club
Sunday 12th June 11am-5pm
A very popular event - look out for more information
Any gardeners wishing to take part and any volunteers
- just let us know

Raised Beds Available at the Allotments
The five raised beds on the Community Plot at the entrance to
the allotment site were created by Bowling Alley Allotment
Association. The beds are for use by members of the village
community maybe because they are new to gardening, on the
waiting list for an allotment or haven't the space at home
for a vegetable plot. Two of the raised beds have just become
available as the people using them have moved on to take an
allotment plot. It's the perfect time for sowing and planting
summer vegetables. If you'd be interested in making use of
one of the raised beds this summer please contact
Sian Mitchell on Sianlab@aol.com.

Hendred Stores and Post Office
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.

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.

Walk-in vaccinations at Kassam Stadium and Cleggs Pharmacy
Our nearest vaccination centres at the Kassam Stadium in Oxford
and Cleggs Pharmacy, Wantage are offering walk-in vaccinations.
This means that anyone eligible – including 12-15 year olds –
can get a jab without the need for an appointment.
It is anticipated that this offer will be available between
9am and 7pm most days.
You are advised to check opening times on the
NHS Grab A Jab website - http://www.nhs.uk/grab-a-jab
before travelling to the Kassam Stadium.
The website lists vaccination sites that offer walk-ins and
opening times. People can also continue to book
vaccination appointments by visiting the NHS website:

Events in Ardington and Lockinge
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