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Pink Event a Great Success

St Swithun’s Church was pretty in pink for the second week of October, bathed in pink lights to herald operetta trio ‘Pink Champagne’s lively evening of song, laughter and audience participation for St Swithun’s Appeal Fund. Together with our sponsor’s Pinkster gin (and tonic) from Barley, pink champagne and pink-themed canapés the audience of 100 settled down to enjoy a programme ranging from the ‘Champagne Trio’ from Strauss’s Die Fledermaus to an Ivor Novello tribute and extracts from Lehar’s Merry Widow. With a well supported raffle, the £950 raised takes the Appeal Fund over its initial target of £50,000 in two years! The Appeal Committee extends a huge thank you to all who have supported events over the last 2 years.

Dancing for the Windmill
Last year, Wendy and David McKeown organised dance lessons for absolute beginners with all proceeds being donated to the Great Chishill Windmill Trust. This was a great success and £1000 was added to the fund. The original dancers persuaded Wendy and David to run more lessons through this coming Autumn and Winter. They will be held in Great Chishill Village Hall at 7.30 to 8.30 on Friday evenings commencing September 23rd.

So, if you have done a little ballroom and Latin dancing but would like a refresher, please contact David at mckeown.david@gmail.com. If you are an absolute beginner, still get in touch as we have a gentle pace of learning so that anyone with rhythm shouldn’t find catching up too difficult. These are fun sessions with emphasis on enjoyment – we are not after medal performance, just to be able to get around the floor with confidence.

Wanted - Bar Person
Simon and Ollie are looking for a reliable, personable, hard working person to work behind the bar at our popular village pub - The Pheasant - hours to suit. If you are interested give Simon a call on 838535

Great Chishill Windmill Cookbook
The cookbook containing 52 recipes submitted by the Chishills residents and friends is now available to buy at the modest price of £7.50, with proceeds going to the Windmill Restoration Fund.
Available from Hazel on 838254 or hrhandmaj@btinternet.com. More information on the www.greatchishillwindmill.com website

Village Hall Bookings
Click here to see the diary It is now possible to have a look at the Village Hall diary online. Simply click on the picture of the calendar to see it. (the diary will open in its own window).
Please treat this calendar as a guide only as some events may be provisional.
If you would like to make a booking, please telephone Janet Crouch on 838301.

Saffron Screen
Saffron Screen is your not-for-profit independent community cinema based within Saffron Walden County High School. The professional auditorium boasts a full size screen, 200 cinema seats, Dolby Digital surround sound and both 35mm and digital projection equipment. Ticket and refreshment prices are kept low to benefit all and parking is free.
Captain Fantastic 15 21st, 22nd 8pm
Kubo and the Two Strings PG 22nd, 24th, 25th 3pm
Così fan tutte 12A OPERA broadcast AS LIVE
from the Royal Opera House
23rd 2pm
The Beatles: Eight Days a Week –
The Touring Years
12A 23rd 8pm
The Childhood of a Leader 12A 24th 8pm
Hunt for the Wilderpeople 12A 25th 8pm
26th 3pm, 8pm
Branagh Theatre Live: The Entertainer 12A PLAY broadcast LIVE
from the Garrick Theatre.
27th 6.50pm
Nine Lives PG 27th, 28th 3pm
Bridget Jones’s Baby 15 28th, 29th 8pm
30th 5pm, 8pm
Blinky Bill The Movie U 29th 3pm
30th 2pm
The Innocents (B&W) 12A 31st 8pm
Anastasia 12A BALLET broadcast LIVE
from the Royal Opera House
2nd Nov 7.15pm
Bad Moms 15 4th 8pm
Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children 15 5th, 6th 3pm
The Magnificent Seven 12A 5th 8pm
My Feral Heart 12A 6th 8pm
sThings to Come
12A 7th 8pm
A Autism-friendly screening s Subtitled line Sold Out
B Baby friendly - Bring your baby (under 12 months) for a trip to the cinema without worrying about babysitters. There will be changing mats and a comfortable environment for new parents – and a certain amount of noise can be expected!

For full details see website www.saffronscreen.com

Saffron Hall

Saffron Hall is an exciting venture set up in the grounds of Saffron Walden County High School. The vision is to inspire through music and the arts. The impressive programme includes performances by the school's own ensembles and a host of well known British artists with international reputations.
Exceptional adjustable acoustics. Ample FREE parking.

Sean Shibe in Recital
Coffee Concert with the BBC New Generation Artist scheme’s first-ever guitarist
Sun 23rd October
Stephen Hough in Recital
Works by three great pianist-composers whose spiritual preoccupations mirror Hough’s own
Sun 30th October
English Touring Opera –
Ulysses’ Homecoming
The most tender of Monteverdi’s operas explores the final chapter of Ulysses’ epic journey
Wed 2nd November
English Touring Opera –
La Calisto
Cavalli’s La Calisto is the Venetian opera par excellence: saucy, fun and bubbly
Thurs 3rd November
English Touring Opera –
A revival of ETO’s popular production sees Handel’s famous Venetian opera relocated to the Battle of Britain
Fri 4th November
English Touring Opera –
St John Passion
Bach’s great masterpiece featuring new English translations from writers including Dr Rowan Williams
Sat 5th November
Britten Sinfonia plays Steve Reich
A concert to celebrate the master of minimalism’s 80th birthday.
Sun 6th November
SWCHS Event = School performers
www.saffronhall.com Box office 0845 548 7650

Royston Cinema

The Royston Picture Palace is a community cinema run by the people of Royston and surrounding villages. Although staffed by volunteers, the audience will experience state-of-the-art digital projection onto a 7m screen supported by a 17 speaker digital sound system. The cinema is located in Royston Town Hall, which has undergone a complete refurbishment in preparation for its new role in the community.
Currently films are shown on Fridays and Saturdays.

Swallows and Amazons PG Fri 21st 7.30pm
Sat 22nd 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Ghostbusters 12A Fri 28th 7.30pm
Sat 29th 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Bridget Jones’s Baby 15 Fri 4th 7.30pm
Sat 5th 3.30pm, 7.30pm
Finding Dory U Sat 5th 12.30pm
Sun 6th 3.30pm
Complete Diary available here

Bin Collections
Fridays unless noted below
28/10/16: Black Bin
4/11/16:Green Bin and Blue Bin
11/11/16: Black Bin
18/11/16:Green Bin and Blue Bin

Using the Caddy
Please note that the caddy should be used whenever possible for paper - including newspapers and magazines, telephone directories, catalogues, envelopes, shredded paper and junk mail.  
Check what goes in each bin

Victorious Season for GC Cricket Club!
The Great Chishill Cricket Club season came to a close with promotion into the Senior League Division 3, for only the second time in its history!!
Winning the penultimate game with authority and dominance against promotion rivals Wilbraham’s. Sadly the final game of the season was rained off at the half way stage, the only rain loss of the season.
As a club 31 different players have been chosen to represent the side over the 18 games that were played. At the close of the season the club had the second leading wicket taker with 29 wickets, the highest run scorer with 764 runs, the top fielder (wicket keeper) with 24 dismissals and greatest not out batsman in the league with 8 not outs, not too bad for a small village team, beating Royston on all counts!
The annual dinner is being held on Saturday 8th October, tickets are selling rapidly so book yours now through Angus at angusgent@gmail.com
Indoor nets will be running in the New Year, so don’t forget to dust off your kit then! New members are always welcome so don’t hesitate to contact Angus for details.

Click on this picture to view itOctober 2016 Chishills Newsletter now available to view or download
If you have trouble downloading or viewing the newsletter it may be because you do not have the latest version of Adobe Reader.
Back numbers of Newsletters here

Forthcoming Events

Get your event listed here by emailing webmaster@greatchishill.org.uk or phone 838311

Wine Circle

Next Wine Circle hosted by Margaret and Peter Wynne, Wednesday 26th October.

Great Chishill United Reformed Church

There has been a non-conformist Chapel tucked away down Barley Road for 321 years. Gone are the days when services were held every Sunday in the morning and evening with the children attending Sunday school in the afternoon.
Our records show that up to 120 people from the local farming community came and stayed all day celebrating Harvests, Christmas and Easter in their family groups. Today we worship on the second and fourth Sunday in the month but sometimes with a congregation of 3 or 4. Our minister Revd. Duncan Goldie is responsible for four URC churches in the area and conducts worship starting at 9.30am which enables him to conduct worship in another of our linked churches at 11 am.
Although small our congregation is very loyal we would love to have more people to worship with, our services are conventional non-conformist and we are lucky to have our own organist accompanied by Duncan on his cornet at all our services.
Some years ago we replaced our kitchen and toilet facilities and this enables us to let out our school room for children's parties, wakes and other community events. The "Church Mice" from the parish church meet here twice a month as do a newly formed church youth group.
At our last church meeting we had a long discussion on the short and long term future of our church including the possibility that after 321 years we may have to close the church. This is not something we wish to do but feel that our very small congregation is no longer viable.
We would give a very warm welcome to anyone attending our Sunday worship for the first time. Please contact Rosemary on 01763 838708 if you would like to learn more about us.
Services are at 9.30 on 2nd and 4th Sunday of the month
next service 23rd October
Read about more than 300 years of 'Non Conformist' worship in Great Chishill

Village Email Directory

We have set up a village email and telephone directory which now has quite a few entries on it.
Access to this directory is limited to those people who supply their own details. Access is via a username and password, issued after you have supplied your details.
Click here to register your details.
If you have registered you can go to the directory here If you have forgotten your password or would like to change it, email webmaster@greatchishill.org.uk

Parish Church Services

Sunday 23rd October
9am Hamlet
10am Chrishall

Sunday 30th October
9am Little Chishill
10.40am Chrishall

Other Parish activities, news etc.available here

To find out about the history of our villages read an extract from 'A tale of two villages' by the late Lorna Prior together with the Doomsday Book entry.

Mobile Library Dates
Heydon Road opposite the bus stop 13.25-14.05
11th November
9th December
Melbourn Library Opening Times
Monday 2.30 to 4.30
Tuesday 2.30 to 4.30
Wednesday 2.30 to 4.30
Thursday 5.00 to 7.00
Friday 2.30 to 4.30
Saturday 10.00 to 12.00

Thriplow Dump

Gravel Pit Hill, Thriplow, Cambridgeshire SG8 7HZ
Tel: (01223) 839001
Opening hours:
8am to 4pm Every day including Bank Holidays, 1st October to 31st March

Fancy a Walk?
Circular Walks from Great Chishill 13.3Km
or, if you want to go further afield, Walking in Essex More than 50 FREE walks to download, details of all the books, maps and walking groups in the county.

Barley Shop Opening Times
Normal opening hours
Mon to Fri 7am to 7pm
Sat and Sun 7am to 2pm
Note: The Post Office is now open most of the time when the shop is open, the exceptions being closing at 5pm on Wednesday, 1pm on Saturday and closed all day Sunday
Tel 848288