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Hilltop Gardening Club -

Date: Tuesday 5th December
Venue: Eastcombe Scout Hut
Time: 2 p.m.
Price: £15 - annual membership £1 - General Admission

Pat Carpenter – a workshop on wreathmaking – booking only in advance – very limited availability – contact Jenny for more information

See our website for more information or contact Jane Randall (Chair) on 07771 284 159 or Jenny Exley 07515 409 990 for more information
All Events are subject to confirmation and dependent on Government Covid guidelines.

Non-members welcome £3

    Chalford Baptist Church

Chalford Baptist Church Drop-In

Date: 6th December Wednesdays
Venue: Chalford Baptist Church, Lower Rooms, Coppice Hill
Time: 10.30 a.m. - 12.30 a.m. (but please contact us for Xmas meal times

6th December – Christmas Meal outing to the Ram at Bussage

Following meeting 11th January (weather permitting)

A church and community group.

First Wednesday – monthly outing
2nd Wed – writing/art workshop
3rd Wed – taking a look at the Bible
4th Wed – learning / continuing a craft
5th Wed – learning / continuing a craft

This is not an exclusive group, anyone is welcome to come along weekly or just join for an outing. We have some good fun together.
If you would like to join us or need a lift contact:
Carol or Jean 01453 887880 / 01452 770014

    Eastcombe Scout & Guide Group - Community Carols

Eastcombe Scout & Guide Group - Community Carols

Date: Wednesday 6th December
Venue: Eastcombe Scout & Guide Hut
Time: 6 pm

Come and join us for some seasonal carols and a performance from the Gloucestershire Mummers
Open to all
Tea and mince pies – pay as you can cash only

This is a fundraising event for an international trip in 2024

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Aubrey's Last Hurrah Christmas Quiz

Date: 7th December
Venue: France Lynch Church Rooms
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: £3 per head - cash only max 6 per team

Help support a cause dear to Aubrey’s heart and have a fun night quizzing!
Please email or to book your place

Bring your own refreshments

In aid of Basset Hound Rescue centre.

Lunch on The Hill

Date: 8th December - 2nd Friday of the month
Venue: France Lynch Church Rooms
Time: 12 FOR 12.30 pm
Price: £8 to include main course and dessert sherry/tea/coffee/mints. Please call Jane on 01453 731054 to book a place

Dates: 8th December

Traditional Xmas lunch with all the trimmings – with carol singing after lunch

Price: £8.00 to include main course and dessert sherry/tea/coffee/mints.
Please call Jane on 01453 731054 to book a place
Come and enjoy a delicious home-cooked lunch in a friendly social setting.
Second Friday of every Month at 12.30
£8.00 to include main course and dessert sherry/tea/coffee/mints
entertainment, quizzes

Please call Jane on 01453 731054 to:

  • book a place
  • tells us about any special dietary needs
  • Arrange transport if needed.

We look forward to seeing you!

    France Lynch Womens Institute

France Lynch Womens Institute

Date: 13th December
Venue: France Lynch Church Rooms
Time: 7.30 pm

Elaine & Geoff Gillet will be entertaining us with music and song

Visitors and new members always welcome.

Contact Anthea Coles for more information 01453 882258

    The Lynchpins

The Lynchpins

Date: 16th December
Venue: St. John the Baptist Church, France Lynch
Time: 7 p.m.
Price: £10

The Lynchpins, Jenna Monroe singer, performer, pianist, The Bob Porter Project, Alt country and roots rock , Louise Matley organist, Festive readings by Neil Turner and Christmas sing-a-long

Mulled wine served at interval

Tickets £10 from Gill Ball 01453 885977

All proceeds donated to Allsorts

St. John the Baptist church services

Date: Xmas Dates
Venue: St John the Baptist Keble Road France Lynch Gloucestershire GL6 8LL

All services at St. John the Baptist – unless otherwise indicated

Sunday 10th at 6 p.m.
Joint carol service with Christ Church, Chalford at Christ Church Chalford

Sunday 24th at 4 p.m.
Crib Service

Sunday 24th at 11.30 p.m.
Midnight mass

Christmas Day at 9.30 a.m.
Holy Communion
Sunday Services at St John the Baptist

1st Sunday

8.00am Holy Communion (Book of Common Prayer) (said)
-on the first Sunday of the month there is breakfast 8.45 am

9.30am Holy Communion

2nd Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion (traditional language) (said)

9.30am Morning Worship (non-eucharistic)

3rd and 4th Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion (traditional language) (said)

9.30am Holy Communion

5th Sunday
8.00am Holy Communion (said)

10.00am Benefice Eucharist rotates around the benefice

- please check date list for venue

Morning Prayer is said on a Wednesday at 8.00am

Morning Prayer is often said daily during Lent and Advent

Compline with meditation is on the first Monday of the month at 6.00pm For more information please contact Revd. Sue Murray
Phone: 01452 770897

Chalford Sports & Social Club

Date: December
Venue: Chalford Sports & Social Club

Visit our website for details of What’s On

Big Screen on the Hill - The Unlikely Pilgramage of Harold fry

Date: Thursday 11th January
Venue: France Lynch Church rooms (Hall on the Hill)
Time: Doors Open 7 p.m. Film Starts 7.30 p.m.
Price: £4 adults CASH ONLY

Cert 12a . 1 hours 42 mins

A non-religious pilgrim story about the power of hope and faith – a celebratory and uplifting film to start the New Year. Based on the book by Stroud based author Rachel Joyce and featuring some local landmarks.
Kim’s ice creams £2

    Chalford Parish Local History Group

Chalford Parish Local History Group

Date: Wednesday 17th Jan, 21 Feb, 20 March
Venue: France Lynch Church Rooms
Time: see website for details
Price: Members £2 non-members £3 (membership £5 per annum)

We meet monthly except August and December, normally on the third Wednesday of the month.

Our current programme is” here

    Cackling Bat Comedy Club

Cackling Bat Comedy Club

Date: Saturday 27th January
Venue: France Lynch Church Rooms
Time: 2.30 p.m.

Tickets available from

Terry Alderton and 2 more fantastic comedians

'Not a nuther one' - Chalford tops 'n' bottoms

Date: Tuesday March 5th - Saturday March 9th
Venue: France Lynch Church rooms

Tickets go on sale February 1st call 07837 768390

Chalcan - Events

Venue: Trinity Rooms
Time: 110-02

See website for more information:

Frithwood Community Cafe

Date: every Wednesday
Venue: Frithwood Youth Centre
Time: 10.15 - 12 noon

Great chat, coffee & cakes!
everyone welcome.

16th November – Christmas Fayre
Call Carol 01453 884584 or Renia 01453 883148 if you want to sell plants, produce or crafts.

Stalls are free – but 10% donation of sales would be appreciated.

Parish Council Meetings

Date: see parish website
Venue: contact The Clerk for Venue 01453 887204
Time: 7 p.m.

For more information of dates and times of the Parish Council meetings please visit:

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