June 2013 - the Cuddington Village website

60th anniversary of the
Queen’s Coronation
2nd June 2013
To commemorate this event there will be a small
display of pictures and flower arrangements
in St. Nicholas.
Cuddington Fête
Music in Quiet Places
See full page of news and requests
on page 5 for this year’s Fête
See page 2 for full
details of another in
this series of concerts
not to be missed.
Cuddington Youth
…...joins forces with
Maxwell Golden in
“Country Boy’s Struggle” - 8th June
See May’s Village Voice
Sunrise Walk
Club & Society Outings
History Society to Chenies Manor on Wednesday 19th June and
the Gardening Club to Sudeley Castle Sunday 30th June
We are having a completely new floor laid in the retail area of
your village shop week commencing August 5th. This involves removing about 40 years of old lino and botched repairs
before the floor is screed and re-laid with new vinyl. This is,
we hope, the last major investment we are needing to make, to
bring the shop back to its former glory.
Saturday, 22nd June
4.00 am
The Post Office will be closed for the whole week commencing August 5th and we will only be able to take cash transactions for groceries at the Bernard Hall.
Obviously, during this week, the stock may not be as
extensive as usual, but we already have a group of village
volunteers lined up to help us move the
chillers and freezers, so you will still be
able to get all the necessary vital
groceries you have come to expect
from us.
As you can imagine, this is a major task and it is therefore necessary to close the shop completely.
However, we have been
fortunate to gain the
support of the Bernard
Hall committee and
they have kindly agreed
to allow us to use the
hall during this period.
Thank you, in advance, for your understanding.
John & Elaine Moore
Thought for the Month
The Ruby Small Sunrise walk is taking place on 22 June and is certainly a challenge with a
4am start! In the early 1980s we lived in a small city called Viborg in Denmark, right in the
centre of Jutland. The city was built adjacent to 2 large lakes the Norreso and Sorreso. On
every Easter Day we would get up before sunrise and walk down to the Norreso Lake for a
sunrise church service by the lakeside. There was always a sense of peace and a lifting of
the spirit as folk from different countries and different religious backgrounds (and none)
shared in the celebration of Easter and the beauty of the sun rising over the lakes. The breakfast and fellowship
which followed was also most welcome – particularly for the children!
And often it is in these moments of peace and quiet within the natural environment that we can stop to draw breath,
and contemplate the wonder of God’s work. There have been many occasions when Jane and I have been in a particularly stunning setting or situation when the final verse from a Victorian hymn has sprung to mind:
“Thou who has given me eyes to see
and love this sight so fair;
Give me a heart to find out thee,
and read thee everywhere”.
I was looking it up for this article when the news came through of the Oklahoma Tornado and the devastating impact it had on the suburbs of Moore. We can all be in awe of such overwhelming power; so much destruction; such
loss and grief. But the subsequent interviews with people who had lost everything were humbling. “Thank God we
are safe”, “Thank God we were found”, “We can rebuild”, “Thank God for those people who have provided this
support”. There was little sense of blame - just a feeling of shock and awe at the power and speed of nature and an
acceptance that what had happened was beyond human control.
And then, there it was, a preceding verse of the hymn:
“The raging fire, the roaring wind,
thy boundless power display,
but in the gentler breeze we find
the Spirit’s viewless way.”
As the school year runs its course and we plan our holidays may we all find the “gentler breeze” and recognise the
love of God within it. And if the turmoil of life is still there and seeking to overwhelm us, remember that we leave
the church open in summer and winter for a reason. It is there for everyone! A quiet and tranquil place for prayer
and reflection! Just take a few moments to rest from the hurly burly of daily life, to find some peace and quiet, to
think – to pray, to bring your hopes and fears and place them at the foot of the cross. This is what people have done
down through the centuries.
David Benson
A taste of summer from
The Maurizi Ensemble
Saturday 15th June, 7.30pm
St Nicholas Church, Cuddington
Village walk starting from church
entrance at 6.30pm
Tickets are £10 (Passport to Leisure £8)
from Myles Saker, 01844 291825
The week started with a very encouraging talk by a speaker from
Christian Aid at the service at St. Nicholas on the Sunday morning.
She spoke about the work this charity has recently been doing in
Zimbabwe, providing fresh water and introducing different methods of farming. Photographs showed what a difference this had
made to one small community. She also stressed that Christian Aid
sent money directly to such Projects with no wastage.
On the Monday the annual
“Bring and Buy” Coffee
Evening was at its most successful: stalls piled high with
donations and coffee and
chat enjoyed by all. The
goodly sum of £352 was taken. This was a promising
start to the week when collectors made their rounds of the
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Cuddington Parish Council was responsible for oversight of
the Playing Field after it was opened by the Duke of Edinburgh in 1952. A children’s play area with a slide and swings
was created together with a marked pitch and goalposts for
football. Cricket was played in the summer. However, the
Parish Council experienced difficulty in finding the time and
expertise required for the upkeep of nearly four acres. After
20 years of relative neglect decisive action was urgently needed. Ron Tomes (then Chairman of the Parish Council) urged
the establishment of a Playing Field committee. Thus the
Playing Fields Association Committee (PFAC) was set up to
deal with all matters associated with Cuddington Playing
As this report is being written, the Chelsea Flower Show is
celebrating its centenary year and our May meeting opened
with a quiz. The question for this month was “what type of
garden dominated the
first Chelsea Flower
Show, continued
through the 1950’s
and enjoyed a renaissance in the 70’s and
80’s?” Answer at the
end of this report.
This committee had its inaugural meeting in February 1972.
Michael Edmonds was elected Chairman, with Ivor Healy as
Vice-chairman. Gill Radwell represented the Parish Council.
The conscientious and committed Lil Tomes acted as Secretary as well as Treasurer. Her meticulous minutes of the
meetings, usually held once a month, provide us with a useful
record. Other members included Glen Rhymer, Bill Slatter,
Cyril Walker, Michael
There were changes later. Ivor Healy became Chairman and Nibby
White and Barry
Woodford joined.
In the years between 1972 and
The opening of the new Club House
1975 (the year in
which the Club
and (below) the old one!
House was built),
the playing field
greatly improved
under the guardianship
Jim Hayward addressed the meeting
Queen Mary with group at Chelsea
with a few words for
Flower Show in 1913 beside a rock
members on Britain
in Bloom which is
being judged on 2nd July and the Best Kept Village will be
anytime during June – so everyone is encouraged to get their
pots and hanging baskets planted up and keep the village tidy!
This was followed by the Gardening Forum which was an
informal discussion between members regarding observations, problems (challenges?!!) and suggestions. This covered
a wide variety of topics such as cross-fertilisation of apples
and hollies, colour for the “May gap” to give some interest
after the bulbs and before the herbaceous plants start to
Club funds benefitted from the sale of a number of plants that
had been brought along on the evening.
The next Gardening Club event is a Wine and Cheese party at
the Old Rectory by kind invitation of James and Elsie Frost
and our next outing is to Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire on
30th June when we hope to see lots of members and maybe
some guests as well!
there was an emphasis on self-help
and on fund-raising. The upkeep of the boundary required
constant care. Hedges needed annual pruning. Fences were
regularly repaired or replaced. For example, Alan Radwell
and Nibby White built a wire fence alongside Dadbrook
Farm. Many trees were planted, partly in response to National Tree Planting Year in 1973. Sadly in 1973 the PFAC reported its first experience of vandalism – boys had uprooted
newly planted trees. However, as if to atone, the scouts donated a cherry tree in November. A number of villagers also
provided trees.
The answer: Elaborate Rock Gardens.
added during this three-year period. The only building was
the “old pavilion” – in reality a tin shed erected by the Football Club. The leaking roof needed constant repairs. After
water had been supplied, a washbasin and a sink (both donated) completed the gentility. Footballers often washed in a
large tin bath after a match.
The accounts of 1973-75 are revealing. Income was largely
generated by a Tote. Many villagers participated and a
handsome £820 was raised in two years. Small grants were
received from the Parish Council (£80 for trees and fencing)
and from the National Playing Fields Association (£50). A
barbecue in the autumn of 1973 raised £44. The main costs
were fencing (£285), trees (£18) and the playground apparatus (£89).
The grassed area posed problems. Levelling, stone removal
and seeding were undertaken by successive working parties.
Regular mowing, which proved difficult to arrange, was done
by local farmers.
At the AGM in February 1975 Ron Tomes, speaking on behalf of the Parish Council, congratulated the committee on
transforming what had been a “headache” and a “threat to
village rates” into a “busy and prosperous concern”. The
tradition of Cuddington villagers contributing to their community had been amply demonstrated. Ron Tomes, in summary, commended the committee on its “manual as well as
monetary achievements”. These talents will be at a premium
in the next stage of the story.
The Swan Hill gateway, completed by July 1973 was a classic
self-help project. After obtaining Council permission, the
gateway was installed by a small working party. The outlay
was small as most of the materials and labour were provided
Efforts were made to keep the children’s play area in good
order. The existing equipment was repaired and painted and
a roundabout, climbing ropes and a commando bridge were
Peter Wenham
Sumer is icumen in; and today it had finally
arrived. In glorious sunshine the Wichert
Chorale helped us celebrate the arrival of
fine weather (at long last!). Can one think of
a better place to be on a beautiful May morning than in Cuddington hearing traditional
English songs beautifully sung?
We then all gathered inside the Church of St
Nicholas for a joyful concert containing both
sacred songs from the European tradition,
and English madrigals, some of which were
sung as rounds by the audience. These May
Day Madrigals are now firmly part of
Cuddington’s tradition, and every year the
audience increases and comes from further
afield – in the past Long Crendon and
Haddenham; in 2013 the US and New
It is a glorious event and we must
thank everyone involved – the
Wichert Chorale, the catering
committee, the church, the people of
Thank you to Doug Kennedy for the
The May meeting is traditionally the Resolutions meeting when
we discuss how we wish our delegate to vote on the resolutions
being put to the National AGM in June.
In addition this year there were three constitutional resolutions;
the Committee had looked at these in detail and after a short
discussion it was decided our delegate should vote for all three.
There was one ordinary resolution going to the National AGM
concerning the decline of the high street in so many town centres. The resolution
asked for every WI member to support their local shops and make the high street
their destination of choice for goods and services. They ask for decision makers to
work collectively, at all levels, to help bring an end to the decline of our high streets
and to ensure that high streets flourish and provide a focal point for local communities. After a discussion of the ramifications of the resolution we decided our delegate should vote for the resolution.
Following this Peggy gave a short talk on the history and meaning of Maundy
Thursday and the Maundy Money. She also described the day when she and Nan
attended the Maundy Service and received their Maundy Money. Peggy had
brought her Maundy Money for members to look at. Everyone had a chance to see
the very special coins during tea and chat at
the end of the afternoon.
The meeting finished with the President
showing the members the child's quilt that
four members had designed and made in support of The Associated Countrywomen of the
World (ACWW). This quilt and others will
be used for children in poorer parts of the
Photo of the quilt with Jenny Evans, Helen
Griffin, Meryl Stevens and Caroline
July 29th - August
2nd 2013
Lighthouse Thame is a holiday week for
children and young people in Thame
and the surrounding area that takes
place in the summer holidays at Thame
It is run through a partnership of local
churches, and the support of dozens of
volunteers that make the event happen
and enjoyable for all ages.
Our objective is to create a safe, fun
environment, where children and young
people participate in sports, craft, Bible
stories and music .
Lighthouse is run entirely by volunteers, but still costs around £37,000 a
year, to set up and operate.
As all children are welcome there is no
charge to attend. We raise money from
grant organizations and fundraising and
rely heavily on donations from local
churches; yet there is still a financial
To help cover this shortfall suggested
giving is £10 per child per day (£50 per
Please give if you are able to. You can
register your children on
Need help? Any queries please email:
[email protected]
or contact Helen Keeping (291635 )
As described by
Dorothy Woodford, on
Tuesday, May 21st
about 30 members of
the Sunshine Club and
visitors enjoyed a coach trip to the
Cotswolds. They had a lovely drive
enhanced by the may blossom which
was out in all the hedgerows. They had
coffee at Moreton in the Marsh and an
opportunity to walk round the interesting street market there before going on
to lunch at the large Garden Centre in
Boles, Bric a Brac, Unwanted Gis, Tins of
Biscuits, Sweets, Tins, Jars, Nearly New Clothing,
Books, Toys, Crockery, Hand-Bags, Baskets, etc.
The Commiee and other volunteers will be collec%ng door to
door on the evening of Thursday June 6th from 6.30pm, we
would also welcome any dona%ons to be brought directly to the
Hall. We will be sor%ng dona%ons inside the Hall so that we can
box items up and allocate them to the correct stalls on Fete Day.
We’d welcome any help even for half an hour!
If you are unable to make this date, smaller items can be dropped
at Denise’s or a member of the Commiee can collect them from
Please do not hesitate to contact:
Jeremy Galpin 07709411098; Karen Clayton 290404; John
(Cuddington Stores) 291372
Each year the Basket Tombola is one of
the most successful stands at the Village Fete and we are in need of a few
more volunteers who can give up some
time from 7th June onwards to help with
the preparation and filling of baskets. No
previous experience is necessary but
creativity an advantage. Even one day
or evening will be a great help. Please
contact Mark Lambert 698298 or Jeremy Galpin 07709 411098
We are also looking for donations of hanging baskets (in good condition)
1st £100 voucher for The Clifden
Arms, Worminghall
2nd Champagne afternoon tea at
Waddesdon Manor
3rd £60 credit at Cuddington
4th £40 credit at Cuddington
Tickets will be available at the stall opposite the Bernard Hall and in advance of the day from Cuddington
Stores, Denise’s, Committee members.
As we are starting the procession from the playing fields this
year, we are also looking for six
individuals to give up 30 minutes
of their time before the Fete
opens to act as Marshals at the
road closure points which will
allow the procession to travel
safely through Bernard Close
and over the main road into the
Fete area - small commitment
but big help. Please contact
Jeremy Galpin 07709 411098
Cuddington Seaside Fête
Saturday July 13th 2013
Design a Sandcastle Flag Compeon
To enter the compeon, download a template from the Fete News Secon of our village website
www.cuddingtonvillage.com or pick one up from Denise’s or Cuddington Stores. Follow the instrucons
on the template and let your creave talents shine!
Write your name, age and telephone number on the back of the flag and hand it in at Cuddington
Stores by 5pm on Wednesday 10th July.
On Fête Day, flags from each age group will be displayed outside the Bernard Hall and the winners selected. There’s no age limit. Good Luck.
Proud parents, families and friends packed the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday
30th April for the performance of ‘Echoes 5’ which was given by 1,950 junior
school children from 59 schools across Buckinghamshire.
The Junior choir of Cuddington and Dinton
School consisting of 34 pupils aged 7-11
years had worked tirelessly with their
Music teacher, Miss Paton, to learn all the
songs by heart.
After a full day in London rehearsing, the
choir had to stand high up on stage next to
the Royal Albert Hall’s magnificent organ
and sing with the other choirs in front of
crowds of supporters. Accompanied by a
The choir outside the Albert Hall live orchestra whilst following the conductor, the children delivered a wonderful
evening of music in extremely challenging conditions. For many of them it was
well past their usual bed time hour too!
At the end of the performance, the Hall was filled with applause and cheers and
then a standing ovation!
The Cuddington parents of Millie Clayton, Amalie Cleveland, Imogen Cleveland,
Louis Cumberbatch, Emily Parsons, Finley Spencer and Poppy Winnicott were
incredibly proud and would like to thank Mrs Price, Mr Tomson and especially
Miss Paton for giving their children such an amazing opportunity and working so
hard with them to deliver a great performance.
Karen Clayton
The 2013 season has already got underway and the
Cuddington Kites fixture list for the rest of the season is as
8 June vs Hemingford Hermits (H) 1pm
22nd June Festival Match vs Tonsley Tornados (H) 12.30pm
6th July vs The Rainmen (H) 2pm
20th July vs The Long Tales (H) 12.30pm
1st September vs Haddenham (H) 1pm
The Kites in action
Apart from the Gravediggers match which
will be at Ashfold School, all of the matches
will take place at the Cuddington Playing
Fields. We are always keen to see supporters
on the boundary and would urge people to
wander up and watch – the bar is usually
open and whilst neither the weather nor the
quality of play can be guaranteed, we can
confidently offer a light hearted and
welcoming atmosphere!
Special mention should be made of the Festival Match on the 22nd June when our
ex-President Joe Bruce will be returning to lead the Tonsley Tornados in a futile
attempt to break their losing streak against the Kites. The day is a charity event with
music, bouncy castle, raffle / auction and much more - so definitely one for the
Anyone who wants to dust off their whites and step onto the field of play will be
most welcome – please contact Richard Winnicott ([email protected]) if
you are interested.
Overall, April was a cold month with an
average temperature of 7.9 deg Celsius
(46F) compared with the long term average of 9.4 deg C (49F). However, it
was not quite as cold as April last year,
7.5 deg C (45F). Slight snow flurries
occurred during the afternoon of the 4th
although it did not settle.
Daytime maximum air temperatures in
April averaged 12.9 deg Celsius (55F);
the long term average is 14.6 deg Celsius (58F). Night time air minimum temperatures averaged 3.0 deg Celsius
(37F); the long term average is 4.1 deg
Celsius (39F).
The actual highest day time air maxima
occurred on the 25th (20.7 deg C, 69F)
and the lowest on the 4th (4.2 deg C,
40F). The actual highest night time air
minima occurred on the 14th (9.8 deg
C, 50F) and the lowest on the 7th
(minus 3.8 deg C, 25F); the lowest temperature just above the grass also occurred at this time, (minus 8.8 deg C,
April’s bright sunshine totalled 131.6
hours, around 20% below normal - the
long term average is 161 hours.
Total precipitation for the month was
well below average, 23.6 mm (0.93in),
the long term average is 51.7 mm
(2.04in). The last two April’s, prior to
this one, have varied wildly; 2012 was
extremely wet with 122.9mm (4.84in)
and 2011 was extremely dry with only
3.9mm (0.15in).
Sky Notes:
This month (June) is the best time to see
Noctilucent clouds. These so called
night shining clouds form at incredible
altitude, 85 kilometers (53 miles). At
this great height these clouds are still
catching the sun's rays long after the
sun has set at ground level and when
our more familiar, and much lower
clouds, such as cirrus appear dark
against the late twilight sky. To see
them we require a relatively clear sky
and an unobstructed view of the northern horizon. Look along the northern
horizon at around 11pm in the evening;
if they are visible they will be very low
down and may appear either as whirls,
streaks or rippled in form and usually
bluish in colour.
Sean Clarke
June Roses
Wednesday 5th 7.30 p.m.
Thursday 6th 6.30 p.m.
Saturday 8th 7.00 p.m.
Tuesday 11th 2.30 p.m.
Parish Council Meeting
Fete Collections and Sorting in Bernard Hall
Cuddington Youth Drama “Country Boy’s Struggle”
W.I. Talk by Mrs J. Molyneux Frances Benton about
the Brill Windmill Restoration
Wednesday 12th 7.30 p.m. AGM of Cuddington Playing Fields Association
Saturday 15th 7.30 p.m.
Concert in St. Nicholas (see page 2)
Saturday 15th 7.30 p.m.
Playing Fields’ Quiz Night (see page 7)
Monday 17th 6.00 p.m.
Gardening Club - Wine and Cheese Party at the
Old Rectory
Wednesday 19th 2.00 p.m. History Society - visit to Chenies Manor House
and Gardens
Saturday 22nd 4.00 a.m.
Ruby Small Sunrise Walk from Lower Green
Saturday 22nd 12.30 p.m. Festival Cricket Match (see page 6)
Friday 28th 5.00 p.m.
School Celebration, Junior Site, Dinton
Bingo in the Playing Fields Clubhouse
Saturday 29th 8.00 p.m.
Sunday 30th 9.30 a.m.
Gardening Club – visit to Sudeley Castle
Wednesday 3rd 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday 9th 2.30 p.m.
Saturday 13th 1.30 p.m.
Sunday 14th 12.30 p.m.
Wednesday 17th 2.15 p.m.
Thursday 25th 2-4.00 p.m.
Sunday 28th 2-6.00 p.m.
Monday 29th - Aug 2nd
Parish Council Meeting
W.I. Burma Update - Mrs. Sherry Scott
Burma Lunch at Tyringham Hall
Gardening Club - visit to Adwell House
Play around the Parishes on the Playing Field
National Garden Scheme Open Gardens
Lighthouse (see page 4)
David Crwys-Williams, a former Air Vice marshal, gave an insightful presentation
to Cuddington History Society at the May meeting.
Our speaker, as we had anticipated, presented an authoritative analysis of the Falklands conflict in 1982. The logistical difficulties of fighting a war in the South
Atlantic, so far from home, were well defined.
The unexpected aspect of David’s talk stemmed from practical experience of the
islands at peace. He knows the Falklands very well as he served as Commander of
the British Forces on the islands for a tour of duty after 1988. He gave a resume of
the history of the islands before 1982 and then described aspects of life today.
The economy is mainly based, at present, on wool and fish, but there is now the
prospect of oil from the deep waters of the Atlantic around the islands. Moreover,
a small island, New Island on the extreme west of the Falklands, has become a significant conservation area with a variety of flora and fauna. It is managed by a
Trust of which David is a leading member.
Sheep and a rugged terrain
I do hope you took part in the
Cuddington Vertebrate Watch
in May as the value of the
results does depend upon
numbers. In our little garden,
the birds are certainly still heavily reliant up on the food we supply, emptying
the seed feeder almost every day. However, we don't get great variety, as the
flock of hedge sparrows that inhabit
our ivy chase away anything small that
threatens their food source. I don't
mind too much as sparrows are threatened like so many bird species these
days, and starlings that used to be a
pest are now a bit of rarity, so we welcome the odd one that visits us.
The Countryside This May
The cold weather continues and 5 degrees centigrade hasn't been unusual
during a shower or at night, and even
when it is sunny, the air is cold. Thus
the soil remains cold and wild flowers
are coming out late, so butterflies and
other insects are in short supply. However, on one lovely Sunday morning in
May, I went for a long walk down to
Winchendon and along the Thame to
the Eyethrope estate, then back on this
side of the river. There were a lot more
wildflowers in evidence in the hedgerows and verges, and it seems to be a
bumper year for dandelions and daisies. It's also very good for cowslips,
which are growing in profusion in the
verges of Holly Tree Lane, thanks to
the vigilance and efforts of our Parish
Councillors, Stephen and Jennifer, in
preventing them being crudely mown
by the contractors.
On the track towards Winchendon Mill
House, there is a wide field verge full
(Continued on page 8)
The large audience greatly appreciated
David’s presentation and some left the Clubhouse with thoughts of a visit to these windy
Wednesday 12th June - 7.30pm
In the Social Club
The History Society will now suspend its indoor meetings and venture forth for visits to
Chenies Manor and Marlborough, resuming
the programme of talks on Tuesday 17 September when Liz Woolley will speak on
“Children’s experiences of World War II in
Saturday 15th June -7.30pm
Teams of 6
£6 per person to include supper
Contact Lorraine on 290606
or [email protected]
to pre-book a table
Quiz Night
As we approach half term it is good to
be able to report on a thoroughly positive start to the Summer Term. Apart
from staff and children continuing to
focus on teaching and learning results
we have many other newsworthy events
and I will just mention the highlights
Years 1 & 2 visited Beckonscott model village and here is Zara’s and Sam’s report:
It was a rainy gloomy day BUT it was exciting because we went on the train and
looked at all the models. We saw a model castle, a beach, people playing hockey
and football.
Swimming in the pond were giant fish. My favourite part was the model of the
Grammar School and mine was the horse riding.
Greener Cuddington
(Continued from page 7)
of nettles, cow parsley and
other weeds where I saw the
first significant number of butterflies this year. As well as
small, and green-veined whites,
there were several pairs of
orange tip butterflies which are quite
spectacular when seen at close quarters. (To see my photos taken on the
day, visit http://www.dougkennedy.com/photographs/).
Apart from this, however, the country-
On Tuesday 21st May the Infants had their
traditional May walk through the village
followed by May dancing on the playground. And it was so good to see so many
villagers enjoying the event and our photograph shows some of them on their way
down Upper Church Street having done the
tour of the village.
Please see the separate article on page 6
about the school’s choir’s exciting visit to
the Royal Albert Hall. And it was a very special occasion on the Junior site on
May 23rd when we had the Junior Concert which was the first event to be held in
the new hall .
We had another enormously successful Ball on the Junior site playing field which
also gave many parents and guests the opportunity to see the newly completed
building work.
Mrs Kim Price
Services at St. Nicholas
(Churchwardens: David Benson 01296 433757 and Graham Carr 290000)
A modern Communion Service with hymns. The children go to
“Sunday Special” for part of the service
A service for all ages, including lively hymns, with the
involvement of young musicians and occasional drama.
A less formal modern Communion Service with hymns.
The children go to “Sunday Special” for part of the Service
A service of worship and the word, with a mixture of
traditional and modern hymns. The children go straight
to Chattabox and the Grid in the Bernard Hall at 9.50 a.m.
A communion service with hymns, according to the
Book of Common Prayer.
A service of worship and the word, with a mixture of
traditional and modern hymns. The children go to “Sunday Special”
for part of the Service
There is a service at 5.30 pm every Sunday evening at Cuddington Methodist Chapel.
side was remarkably bare with few
flowers in the field borders that were
full of colour last year. However I did
spot a pair of Northern Wheatears,
great tits, chaffinches and robins, as
well as the usual rooks and crows.
One of the best places to spot these is
along the muddy track to Ridgebarn
People have seen a barn owl around
the village of late, and one evening at
about 6pm I got this photograph of a
barn owl in the 'tractor field', along
with the old cow that gently lives out
its days there. This is a species that
has a conservation group in Aylesbury
Vale looking out for its interests as
they were severely threatened by insecticide residues and loss of nesting
No progress at the Cuddington Meadows spring I'm afraid, and it seems
that the crop didn't grow so has been
sprayed with herbicide. However, I
have been promised that the
Waddesdon Estates ecologists are
going to make contact to discuss how
we can create a more varied flora that
will encourage wildlife.
Doug Kennedy
([email protected])