Village Workday - Saturday 31st January

Various jobs were carried out in the village orchard, and along the roads to reduce the risk of future flooding. Thank you to all who came along to help.

Churchyard Workdays - Saturdays 11th and 25th April

To rebuild the northern churchyard wall

 

Playground Workday - Saturday 6th June

Weeding under the Jungle climber, and spreading more playbark.

Village Barbecue - Saturday 27th June

(incorporating Kingston Pub Night)

At Southsea House, with many thanks to our hosts James and Janet Clear. The weather was perfect, and we enjoyed a delicious selection of barbecued meats, bread and homemade salads and puddings. The bar served wine, real ale, lager and soft drinks, and we had a raffle.

Followed by live music from The Kingston Blues Band featuring Val Sinclair.

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to make this such an enjoyable occasion

 

Clips of the Band's performance (courtesy Simon Draper) here:

http://youtu.be/SqrDL7NIJoY

http://youtu.be/RjF7IspK7zw

 

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Dates for your Diary

Village Pub Night - Saturday 2nd September

In the Village Hall from 6pm to 10 pm. Come and have a relaxed drink and a chat with friends and neighbours.

More information: Mark Stalham

Village Hall Management Committee AGM - Monday 4th September

In the village hall from 8pm. Everyone welcome to discuss events and the ongoing refurbishment project.

More information: Paul Wright, Mark Stalham

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In other news...

Village Work Day - Saturday 19th August

A few jobs around the village, a great team effort!

- Spreading a couple of bags of playbark at the playground

- Adding topsoil to the 3 stones outside Southcote

- Clearing ivy from some trees in Crane’s Lane (bridle path)

Village Pub Night - Saturday 5th August

 

Village Cream Tea and Church Gift Day - Saturday 8th July

on the Village Orchard and at the Church, Rectory Lane

Cream teas at The Orchard 3.30pm to 5.30pm

Tug-o-war

Church tower open from 2pm (over 12's only)

Bring your teddy and make his parachute in the church from 2pm; Teddy bear parachuting from 5.15pm

Everything is free. Please enjoy yourself, and donate generously to the church.

Village Barbecue (incorporating the monthly Village Pub Night) Saturday 1st July

At Southsea House (by our kind hosts James and Janet Clear)

Entry from 5.30pm, food from 6pm, bar closes at 10.30pm. Ticket includes a selsction of barbecued meats (vegetarian option available), homemade bread, slads and puddings. Licensed bar serving wine, coclktails, real ale, lager and soft drinks.

Advance booking only: no tickets will be available on the door because catering has to be planned in advance..

More information and tickets: Corinne Easy, Henrietta Burbridge, Katherine Reid

Chimney Sweep - Tuesday 13th and Thursday 15th June

Our annual visit, with a discount for Kingston residents

Contact Pat Draper for more information and to book your slot

Village Pub Night - Saturday 3rd June

In the Village Hall from 6pm to 10 pm. Come and have a relaxed drink and a chat with friends and neighbours.

More information: Mark Stalham

Annual Parish Meeting - Thursday 18th May

In the Village Hall from 8pm

A chance to discuss reports from the Parish Council and other village organisations over a drink, and raise any village issues you are concerned about.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 6th May

Village Pub night - Saturday 1st April

Gesualdo Six Concert - Thursday 30th March

Buffet supper with wine in the village hall from 6.30pm, concert by this outstanding vocal sextet in the Church at 8pm. Music focussing on early renaissance composers, but with a few modern works too. Proceeds to Kingston Parish Church.

 

Village Pub Night and Takeaway - Saturday 4th March

Bar, and hot indian food ordered by you and delivered by CamSpice

 

 

Village Coffee Morning - Wednesday 1st March

Come along for coffee, tea and a chat. In the Village Hall.

 

Village Pub Night - Saturday 4th February

Quiz'n'Chips - Saturday 28th January

In the village hall from 7pm, quizzing from 7.30pm

Tickets £66 for a team of six, to include food. The pub bar will be open.

Christmas Fair - Saturday 10th December

In the village hall from 2.30pm to 4pm.

A great chance to meet and mingle over the festive season over refreshments.

 

- Plants, preserves, baked goods, decorations

- Chocolate tombola

- Raffle

- Tea, coffee, mulled wine, mince pies

Village Pub Night - Saturday 3rd December

 

Village Pub Night - Saturday 29th October

Kingston Village Hall Management Committee AGM - Wednesday 28th September

In the village hall. All welcome!

Village Pub Night - Saturday 2nd October

Harvest Festival - Sunday 18th September

10.30am in the village church, all welcome

Ride, Stride or Drive - Saturday 10th September

This annual event is organised by the Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust. Participants are sponsored for every place of worship they visit by cycle, horse, bus, car or on foot during the Day. Half of the money raised by Kingston goes to the Trust, half to the Kingston Church Restoration Fund.

Details are on the website www.camhct.uk/ride. There is also information about donating online via 'JustGiving'.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 3rd September

Village Pub Night - Saturday 6th August

A lovely evening to sit outside and drink and chat!

 

Kingston Church Fete - Saturday 9th July

In aid of the Church, lots of stalls, food, drinks, Kingston Blues Band

 

Kingston Village BBQ - Saturday 2nd July

(incorporating the Village Pub Night)

At Southsea House (thank you to James and Janet Clear for their hospitality); entry by advance ticket ONLY

Selection of bbq meats, bread, homemade salads and puddings. Licensed bar serving wine real ale, lager and soft drinks.

Followed by live music from The Kingston Blues Band

 

Kingston Wood Manor Open Gardens - Sunday 12th June

Open from 2pm to 5pm. Four acres of mature gardens surround the beautiful moated C15 manor house. Teas served.

All proceeds for the Church of All Saints and St Andrew, Kingston.

 

Village Pub Night - Saturday 4th June

Our monthly pub evening in the Village Hall. Open from 5.30pm, serving bangers and mash and pizza, as well as the usual range of beers, wine and soft drinks.

Annual Parish Meeting - Thursday 19th May

In the Village Hall

Wine, reports and discussion about what is happening in the village, our local groups and charities

Click here for reports

 

International Evening - Saturday 14th May

A supper party in the Village Hall, dishes with an international theme. Traditionally the food is superb, and this year was no exception! All who attended had a wonderful evening, in great company.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 7th May

Folk and Blues Evening - Saturday 16th April

Free entry and a wonderful varied choice of music:: blues, Chinese qin, a capella, acoustic guitar. Bar with a fine selection of real ales, wine and soft drinks

 

Village Litterpick - Sunday 16th April

 

Crane's Lane Work Morning - Saturday 19th March

Work in Crane's Lane to help with ditch cleaning.

Church Work Day - Saturday 12th March

General spring clean and the replacement of chicken wire in the porch with netting.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 6th March

Our monthly pub evening in the Village Hall. Open from 5.30pm, serving bangers and mash and pizza, as well as the usual range of beers, wine and soft drinks.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 6th February

Our monthly pub evening in the Village Hall

Quiz'n'Chips - Saturday 23rd January

Our annual quizzing extravaganza, having fun while we raise money for village hall funds. Questions, drinks from the pay bar, and food, sharing an enjoyable evening with friends and neighbours! Many thanks to Paul and Sarah Wright for the organisation, and to Mark and Helen Underwood our indomitable quizmasters!

Village Pub Night - Saturday 9 January 2016

The return of our monthly pub evenings - now with added pizza!

Kingston Christmas Fair - Sunday 13th December

All proceeds to village hall funds.

- plants, preserves, baked goods, decorations

- chocolate tombola

- raffle

- tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies

- make your own Christmas decorations

This is a great chance to meet and mingle with friends and neighbours during the festive season over refreshments.

Kingston Blues Band Pub Evening - Saturday 14th November

In the Village Hall from 6.30pm, sets by the band at 7pm and 9pm. To celebrate the completion of the Village Hall building work.

Free entry with a voluntary collection for Village Hall funds.

Village Hall Grand Re-Opening - Saturday 17th October

Huge numbers of villagers turned out to check out the work on the hall, to have a drink, and enjoy a jacket potato meal. The opening ceremony featured Jonathan Park (BBC Look East), and a few words from the Village Hall chairman Mark Stalham. Filming by Torrie Smith (a video for our sponsors).

Village Apple Weekend -Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th October

Help to pick apples in the Village Orchard, fill up the boxes in the orchard. The apples will be turned into juice to be sold at future Village Pub Nights. Money raised will go towards village projects.

'Bourn Free' controlling Himalayan Balsam - Sunday 2nd August

Kingston Old Railway This was a Wildlife Trust activity, carrying out work to control non-native invasive species of fauna and flora that threaten the Bourn Brook, volunteers very welcome.

Click here for more information about this summer's work

Click here for BournNews1 - details about the ongoing project

Church Gift Day and Orchard Tea Party - Saturday 18th July

Church Tower Open Day with tower climbing (over 12s only), cream teas in The Orchard and the Teddy Bear parachute jump.

Annual Parish Meeting - Thursday 24th May

A chance to have a drink and hear reports about the various acitvites in the village over the past year.

Choral Concert - Friday 1st May

Wonderful singing in Kingston Church by The Gesualdo Six of music from the Rennaisance. Drinks and delicious canapés were also provided to the sellout audience, and there was plenty of opportunity to admire the medieval wall paintings. Fundraising for Kingston Church.

 

Village Workday - Saturday 18th April

To help repair damage to verges around the village. Wellies, gardening gloves and a spade.

Open Garden - Good Friday 3rd April

At The Old Rectory 2.30-4.30pm Easter egg hunt for children, with profits to Wood Green.

Quiz'n'Chips - Saturday 24th January

Our annual quizzing extravaganza, with our popular quizmasters Mark and Helen Underwood. The hall was packed full for loud, good-natured fun with friends and neighbours, lots of tricky questions, a bar, and fish and chips. Raising money for the village hall.

Village pub evening - Saturday 3rd January.

Village Plant Sale - Saturday 10th May

Pat Draper, ably abetted by Torrie Smith, organised a very successful plant and produce sale which has raised £500 for the Village Hall funds. Thank you to the committee members who helped in so many ways and to Jill Coleman who ran the coffee and cake stall. Also, a very big thank you to all of you villagers who supported us with plants, fantastic cakes and produce and to those who came and purchased on the day. Helen Underwood brought along a delicious range of bread (watch this space!) Finally, our thanks to Morrisons for donating £30 worth of flowers and plants for the raffle.