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Annual Parish Meeting

Tuesday 21st May 7.30pm


In the Village Hall.


All welcome to attend to discuss village activities and topics of local interest. Refreshments will be available.


The Agenda is displayed on the Village Noticeboard, and is shown below


More information: Parish Council chair (Sue Dalgleish)

Agenda

  

  1.  Chair of Parish Council Report – Sue Dalgleish, Parish Chair

 

      2.  Transport Report – Julie Conder, Parish Councillor

 

      3.  Open Spaces report – Mark Nicholls, Parish Councillor

 

      4.  Clerk’s Report – presented by Sue Dalgleish

 

      5.  District Councillor Report – Tumi Hawkins, South Cambridgeshire District Councillor

 

      6.  County Councillor Report – Michael Atkins, Hardwick Division County Councillor

 

      7.  Kingston Village Hall Management Committee - Paul Wright, Village Hall     Management Committee Chair

 

      8.  Kingston Poor Charity – Peter Reynolds, Trustee

 

      9. Parochial Church Council – Peter Reynolds, Secretary - Kingston Parish Church

 

      10. Open Forum

 

Regular Kingston Events

Boogie Tuesday

Tuesdays 10am to 11am


In the village hall.


More information: Jacqui Smith

Coffee, tea and chat BACK TO WEDNESDAYS

Wednesday 10.30 to 11.30am


In the village hall. Donation of 20p, or as you wish.


More information: Kay Forsyth, Miki Ellar

Mobile Library

2nd Thursday of the month


1pm to 1.30pm at the crossroads in Kingston


More information on the County Council website


Pilates

Fridays 10am to 11am


In the village hall.


More information: Jacqui Smith

Contact telephone numbers are not normally given on the website for reasons of personal privacy. However they are available in the monthly Kingston Parish and Church Magazine which is delivered free to all local households.


Alternatively you can email the webmaster

Recent Events . . .

Concert "Les Nations"

Friday 10th May at 7.30pm


In All Saints and St Andrew’s Church, Kingston


17th century music from France, Italy, Germany

and Ireland


Tickets £10 and £14 from 'Ticket Source' for Harcamlow Music (click to go to external website)

CPR and Defibrillator Training

Wednesday 8th May at noon (after coffee morning)

Thursday 9th May at 7.30pm

Saturday 11th May at 10.30am


In the village hall.


Each course will last about 1 1/2 hours. Please note that most of the training will be delivered through excellent videos produced by the British Heart foundation.


The courses will involve practical sessions, working in pairs. You will need to be able to kneel on the floor. Wear loose, comfortable clothing such as joggers and trainers.


For more information and to book a place please email or phone Peter Stokes (07740 053247 pandsstokes@gmail.com)


Village Pub Night - with music and pizzas

Saturday 4th May 6.30pm to 10pm


In the village hall.


Live folk music: klezmer, english, irish, scottish


The Ermine Street Band Presents:

Sunday 28th April at 2.30pm


In All Saints and St Andrew’s Church, Kingston


Joachim Raff:  Sinfonietta op 188 (1873) for ten wind instruments

Mozart: Gran Partita (abridged) K362 (781) for twelve wind instruments

Refreshments served after the concert on a donation basis
All proceeds to the church restoration fund


Village Pub Night

Saturday 6th April 6.30pm to 10pm


In the village hall.



Village Pub Night (with Pizza)

Saturday 2nd March 6.30pm to 10pm


In the village hall.


Enjoying a drink and chatting to friends and neighbours in a relaxed setting.


Kingston Music Club

Thursday 22nd February at 7.30pm


In the village hall.


Jill Coleman will be presenting a programme of songs from musicals. The selection
will cover many well-known favourites but also some lesser-known numbers. Come along and enjoy an eclectic mix of songs in the comfortable surroundings of the Village Hall lounge!


More information: Jill Coleman

Kingston Village Hall AGM

Thursday 8th February at 8pm


In the village hall.


More information: Paul and Sarah Wright


Village Pub Night

Saturday 3rd February 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall.


Come and enjoy a drink and chat to friends and neighbours in a relaxed setting.

Quiz and Chips

Saturday 20th January


In the village hall.


Our annual quizzing event: having fun and raising money for the village hall.


Village Pub Night

Saturday 6th January 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall.


Enjoying a drink and  chat with friends and neighbours in a relaxed setting.

Kingston Church re-opening

Saturday 9th December 3pm


In the church


A celebration hosted by the members of Kingston Parochial Church Council to mark the re-opening of the Parish Church of All Saints and St Andrew following the completion of the recent programme of repairs (the most extensive in one hundred years);


to thank all the various contractors involved in carrying out the works;


and to express our heartfelt gratitude to the eight charitable trusts, and the many parishioners and other friends, who have made grants and donations, funding this project to its successful conclusion


Refreshments.

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Kingston Christmas Fair

Sunday 3rd December


Christmas goods will be available for sale by telephone from a catalogue published in advance.

More items on sale in the Village Hall.

Refreshments available: tea, coffee, mulled wine and mince pies.


Typical items for sale: Cakes, biscuits, flapjacks, scones, pastries, mince pies, christmas puddings and cakes, fudge and chocolate.

 : Jams, chutneys, pates, quiches, sausage rolls, christmas wreaths, plants, tree and table decorations.

 : Wines and spirits plus home-made sloe gin.


The catalogue and full details of dates and times will be distributed on the village emailing list a few days in advance. Contact Peter Stokes if you are not on the village emailing list.


Village Pub Night

Saturday 2nd December 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall.


Come and enjoy a drink and chat to friends and neighbours in a relaxed setting. Pizza by 'Pizza Facile'.

Remembrance Sunday

Sunday 12th November


There will be an Act of Remembrance at the War Memorial at 12.15pm.


Please note that the Remembrance Service will be conducted outside the church by the war memorial on the west end of the tower.


Donations may be made to the British Legion www.britishlegion.org.uk or
Help for Heroes www.helpforheroes.org.uk

Kingston Music Club

Thursday 9th November 7.30pm


Torrie Smith will take us north to Scotland with a wide-ranging selection of music
including folk, traditional fiddle music, Gaelic songs, and classical music from Nicola
Benedetti and other well-known performers. The Village Hall will open at 7.15 with
drinks available from the bar. The programme will start at 7.30pm.


More information: Simon Draper, Torrie Smith

Village Pub Night

Saturday 4th November 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall. 7983334151.


Village Pub Night

Saturday 7th October 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall.


Come and enjoy a drink and chat to friends and neighbours in a relaxed setting. Pizza by 'Pizza Facile'. 


Scything Taster Session at Kingston Local Nature Reserve

Thursday 5th October at 6pm


Organised by Cambridgeshire County Council Biodiversity and Greenspaces Team


Join Andy, our scything expert, on a Scything taster session at the Kingston and Bourn Old Railway Local Nature Reserve. Training and Health and safety instruction will be provided.


Meet at the main entrance to the Nature Reserve, a kissing gate at the western end. Please wear suitable footwear and clothes.

Meet here:
Nat Grid: TL337558/TL3378455824.
Nearest Post Code: CB23 2TT.
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MacMillan Coffee Morning

Friday 29th September at 10.30am


Our regular weekly coffee morning was hosted this week by Lee Steele in the Village Hall, in aid of the MacMillan Cancer Support charity.

Harvest Festival and Harvest Supper

Saturday 16th September at 6.30pm


In Kingston Village Hall (as the church is currently closed for repairs).


6.30pm Harvest Festival Service


7.30pm Join together for a Harvest Festival Supper with apple puddings and entertainment to follow. A pay bar also available.

Kingston Music Club

Monday 11th September at 7.30pm


In the Village Hall. Peter Holly will trace the history of rock and roll by following one word: from the blues to early rock and roll to 60s rock to r&B to Taylor Swift. come to Music night to find out what this word is!


More information: Peter Holly

Logo for 2023 Ride and Stride

Ride and Stride

Saturday 9th September


Ride and Stride traditionally involves people being sponsored to walk or cycle to as many churches as possible in one day. But there are other ways you can take part, from travelling on horse or by canoe, to holding an event or spending an afternoon exploring the wildlife in a churchyard and donating money. Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust https://camhct.uk/ride-and-stride/


The Cambridgeshire Historic Churches Trust has helped Kingston recently with a grant of £3,000 and an interest-free loan of £20,000. It would be good if we were able to reciprocate with a special effort this year. Half the sponsorship raised goes to the Trust and half to Kingston church’s Restoration Fund. If you would like to ride or stride, please contact Peter Reynolds.

Last Night of the Proms

Saturday 9th September at 6.30pm


In the Village Hall.


The BBC will be televising the Last Night of the  Proms from the Royal Albert Hall. This performance will be shown in Kingston Village Hall on the big screen. The bar will also be open. Exact timings will be confirmed.
Everyone is welcome to come along! Bring friends as well!


More information: Jill Coleman


Village Pub Night

Saturday 2nd September 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall.

Live Music and Art

Wednesday 16th August at 7pm


In the Village Hall.


Jeremy Harmer, a well-known singer-songwriter with an international reputation as far afield as Mexico, will provide the music.  Jeremy writes and sings folk songs which are by turns whimsical, energetic, driven, and melodic. With his ability to create rapport with his audiences he was described in one folk magazine as ‘a
twenty-first century troubadour, accompanying himself with intricate and beautiful guitar playing.’


The art exhibition will be arranged ‘atelier style’ with paintings on the walls, sketch books on tables, and working paintings on easels. Work will be offered for sale at a wide range of prices.


All Kingston residents, family, friends, and others who are interested, are invited to this free event.


Doors open at 7 pm: music is at 8 pm.


The bar will be open and bar proceeds and commission from the sale of paintings will go to support the Village Hall.


More information: Simon Draper


Village Pub Night

Saturday 5th August 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall.

With pizza by Pizza Facile

Kingston Music Club

Thursday 14th July 7.30pm


In the village hall. Bar open.


Pat Draper presented a talk entitled ‘Just one Cornetto’. You know that tune so well, but can you name it? Where does it come from? Who wrote the original? Pat unpicked the mostly classical works, which have been the inspiration behind well-known adverts, signature tunes, popular songs and spoofs. A light-hearted look at some of the melodies we carry in our heads without a second thought.


More information: Pat Draper, Simon Draper


Kingston Church Gift Day and Cream Teas

Saturday 8th July 2pm to 6pm


At the church of All Saints and St Andrew in Kingston. Cream teas served from 4pm.


Please help to fund the redecoration of the church interior by donating to Kingston Church Restoration Fund. All donations. large or small will be most gratefully received.


More information: Peter Reynolds and Kingston Parochial Church Council


Village Pub Night

Saturday 1st July 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall. With pizza.

Village Barbecue

Saturday 24th June from 5pm


This will be held at Southsea House by the kind invitation of James and Janet Clear. Doors open at 5pm, food from 6pm.


A variety of barbecued meats (vegetarian and vegan options available) and homemade bread plus a selection of salads and desserts.


Tickets available until 18th JuneL Adults £14; children 6-24 £6; children 0-5 free.  NO TICKETS will be available on the door.


Flyer for art exhibition with live folk music

Kingston Music Club

Thursday 22nd June 7.30pm


In the village hall. Bar open.


"It Ain't Nothing but the Blues". Simon Draper will talk about the earliest days of blues and how the genre gave rise to jazz, and to popular blues, blues ballads and blues rock. The evening will start
with a brief live demonstration on a cigar box guitar of the basic structure of the blues. After that expect to hear BB King, Eric Clapton, Billy Holiday, Fleetwood Mac and many others.


More information: Simon Draper


Village Pub Night

Saturday 3rd June 6pm to 10pm


In the village hall.

Wildflower Walk

Sunday 30th May 2pm


At the Kingston and Bourn Old Railway Cutting Local Nature Reserve.


Meet at the main entrance to the Nature Reserve, a kissing gate at the western end. Please wear suitable footwear & clothes.

Free and no need to book. Organised by Cambridge County Council and local volunteers.
(Very limited/no parking - cycling and walking to the event is preferable)

Concert: Music for Violin and Harpsichord

Friday 26th May at 7.30pm


In Kingston village church. Theresa Caudle (violin) and Andrew Arthur (harpsichord).


Music by Corelli, Handel, JS Bach, and Telemann.


Tickets £14/(£10 concessions)

From www.ticketsource.co.uk/harcamlow-music


More information: www.harcamlow-music.org

Email: harcamlow@outlook.com

Poster for music concert 26th May Kingston church

Annual Parish Meeting

Tuesday 16th May 7.30pm


In the Village Hall.


All welcome to attend to discuss village activities and topics of local interest. Refreshments will be available.


The Agenda is displayed on the Village Noticeboard, or can be downloaded in pdf format by clicking here.


More information: Parish Council chair (Sue Dalgleish)

Coronation Celebrations

Friday 5th May


- Village Well

The well will be decorated by Jill and Tony.


- Flag Raising 6pm

The flag will be raised at the Village Green, followed by refreshments.

Coronation Day

Saturday 6th May

Official King charles III coronation logo 6th May 2023

- Big Screen from 9.30am

The Village Hall will be open for you to watch the day’s events on our new big screen. The bar will be open serving drinks, coffee and tea. Pizza Facile will be serving pizzas at lunchtime (from 12 noon to about 2 or 3pm depending on demand). Please choose from the menu (click to download) and place your order by lunchtime on Thursday (01223 263256 or john@bigease.net.) stating whether to eat in or take away. You are also welcome to bring your own food.


- Bell Ringing 5.30pm to 6pm

In the Church of All Saints and St Andrew.


The Central Council of Church Bell Ringers has launched an initiative called Ring for the King, a national festival of bell ringing for the Coronation on May 6th, with the aim of including all the church bells in the kingdom.


Kingston will be taking part, as we did for the celebration of the late Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in June last year. Everyone is welcome to come along and have a go at ringing our three bells. Refreshments will also be served.

Village Pub Night

Saturday 6th May from 6.30pm


In the Village Hall.

Coronation Service

Sunday 7th May 10.30am


In the Church of All Saints and St Andrew.


The Rev Nigel Pearson will lead a special service of Celebration for the Coronation of King Charles lll.

Suitable refreshments, including a glass of fizz, will be available after the service providing an opportunity to socialise and to drink the health of The King.


More information: Torrie Smith, Peter Reynolds

Coronation Evening Concert

Sunday 7th May 7.30pm


The Village Hall will be open for you to watch the concert on our new big screen. The bar will be open serving drinks and coffee. Bring your own food, grab a table and relax with friends.

Games Club

Sunday 23rd April 3pm to 5pm


In the Village Hall.

Board and table games (e.g. table tennis and pool) will be available for use. Please bring along any board games that you might wish to play. Responsible adults and teenagers will be present at the pilot event to help engage with and encourage younger children, but everyone is welcome to come without booking. Depending on the response, this may become a regular event. Hot and cold drinks will be available, but snacks can be brought along.


More information: Isabelle Nett and Mark Stalham

Kingston Music Club

Thursday 20th April at 7.30pm


In the Village Hall - the smaller hall with comfy sofas and chairs. The bar will be open.


Miki Ellar will take a provocative look at 'Protest Songs', drawing examples from the USA and elsewhere.

Village Pub Night

Saturday 1st April 6pm to 10pm

Annual Church Meetings

Tuesday 28th March at 7.30pm


In the parish church of All Saints and St Andrew.


The annual church meetings consist of, firstly, the Annual Meeting of Parishioners for the purpose of

electing two churchwardens and, secondly, the Annual Parochial Church Meeting for the purpose of

electing the officers and members of the Parochial Church Council, and to receive annual reports,

including the presentation of the church’s annual accounts.


At present there are no candidates for election as churchwarden and only two for election to the PCC. The future of the church in Kingston is now gravely in doubt. This ironically at a time when we have raised very nearly the full sum of around £140,000 to carry out extensive repairs to the church building, which are due to commence on the 1st August this year, thanks to the generosity of the people of Kingston who have responded to our fund raising appeals over the last three or four years.


If you have any interest in the future of your parish church, please consider attending these meetings, whether or not you wish to stand for election, and irrespective of your own beliefs. All are very welcome to attend.


More information: Kay Forsythe, Treasurer; Peter Reynolds, Secretary

Logo of Kingston parish church

Kingston Music Club

Thursday 23rd March at 7.30pm


Peter Holly presented a selection of his favourite music.

Village Pub Night

Saturday 4th March 6pm to 10pm

Church Emergency Meeting

Thursday 2nd March


A wide ranging discussion of the various issues concerning the future viability of the church, which sadly remains unresolved."If the church is to have a future in Kingston it needs people to get involved."

Public Meeting: aircraft noise

Thursday 23rd February at 7.30pm


In Little Gransden village hall and on Zoom.


The meeting will be addressed by local MPs, councillors and RELAS ('Reject Luton Airport Stacking'). A link to attend by Zoom will be published on the RELAS Facebook Page.


More information: facebook.com/groups/relas.ad6

Email: info@relas.uk

Kingston Music Club

Thursday 16th February at 7.30pm


In the village hall - the smaller hall with comfy sofas and chairs. The bar will be open.


Kay Forsythe presented a selection of music in celebration of Buddy Holly.

Concert: Cambridge String Quartet

Friday 10th February at 7.15pm


In Kingston village church. Pre-concert talk at 7.15pm; concert at 7.30pm.


Music by Webern, Haydn and Beethoven


Tickets £12/(£8 concessions) From www.ticketsource.co.uk/harcamlow-music


More information: www.harcamlow-music.org