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Annual Parish Meeting

The Annual Parish Meeting will be held in the village hall on Monday 29 April at 7.00pm. It is hoped that many parishioners will attend. This is a great opportunity to hear and discuss about what is happening in the village.

As customary, we will receive reports from various representatives and organisations, hearing about parish activities, with the opportunity to discuss current issues.

The parish... Read More »

Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 15:25 by Maurice Cole

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From The Archives...

From The Archives...

Dove Cottages, probably in the mid 1900s, before front doors were installed.

Posted: Mon, 15 Apr 2019 14:46 by Maurice Cole

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75th D-Day Anniversary

Middleton Cheney & District Royal British Legion Branch would welcome a representative of Thorpe to attend the D-Day service at Chacombe church on 6 June to read out the name of our parishioner who died in WWII. If you are interested, please contact Maurice Cole.

Posted: Mon, 25 Mar 2019 21:36 by Maurice Cole

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Church Services

Church services were well attended at Christmas: 85 attended the the carol service on Christmas Eve and there were 40 at the Christmas Day Holy Communion service.

Posted: Thu, 27 Dec 2018 10:00 by Maurice Cole

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Community Bus Service

Sulgrave Parish Council is looking into the feasibility of a community bus service to Banbury to try and replace some of the service lost with the withdrawal of the County Connect Service.

We understand that interest has been expressed from Eydon, Culworth and Sulgrave parish councils as well as ourselves. An initial meeting is being set up in the new year to explore what might be possible. The financial... Read More »

Posted: Sat, 08 Dec 2018 21:25 by Maurice Cole

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Village Hall Coffee and Soup Morning

The coffee and soup morning in the Village Hall on 24 November raised £325 for the hall's funds.
The trustees would like to express their gratitude to all who supported the event. Special thanks are due to those who organised, donated cakes & raffle prizes or helped with running the stalls.

Posted: Mon, 26 Nov 2018 22:16 by Maurice Cole

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British Legion Collection

Mike Pringle has advised that the village total for the recent poppy sales amounted to £252.49 which is just £2 short of last year's figure. Thanks are expressed by Mike and the British Legion.

Posted: Wed, 14 Nov 2018 17:27 by Maurice Cole

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The special Remembrance Service on 18 November was pleasingly attended by 43 people. The congregation included the '11 year old boy' who saw the descent of the Wellington bomber on the parish boundary in 1943 and our church Patron, David Humfrey. Two of David's uncles were among the five parishioners who lost their lives in WW1.

The collection totalled £242.15, being divided equally between the... Read More »

Posted: Fri, 02 Nov 2018 09:55 by Maurice Cole

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HS2 ground investigation works

HS2 have provided the attached map indicating the ground investigation works being undertaken this autumn.

Posted: Fri, 21 Sep 2018 13:37 by Maurice Cole

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Church security

There have been recent lead thefts from the roofs of Culworth, Chacombe and Farthinghoe churches. Please be vigilant regarding suspicious activity at our church, taking a note of vehicle registration numbers and contacting churchwarden Maurice Cole if concern arises.

Posted: Mon, 17 Sep 2018 21:37 by Maurice Cole

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