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Photo of roof and tower of Kingston Parish church, trees in the foreground

Dates for your Diary

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Ermine Street Wind Band Concert

Sunday 22nd May at 3pm.

In the Church of All Saints and St Andrew.

This local band is a ten-piece wind ensemble with a wide repertoire. The concert will include well-known classical pieces such as Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, Tchaikovsky's Nutcracker Suite and many more.


All proceeds to the Kingston Church Restoration Fund.


Tickets £10 (under 16's free)


More information: Peter Reynolds

Jubilee Flower Festival

Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June


In Kingston Church - the church will be open each day from 10am to 6pm.

There will be no charge, but donations are invited for the Church Restoration Fund.


More information: Linda Smith

Village Pub Night

Saturday 4th June - tbc


In the village hall.


The bar will be open from 6.00pm onwards. Rules are now more relaxed, but please feel free to wear a mask if you wish.


    Coffee, tea and chat

    Wednesdays 10.30 to 11.30am


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


    More information: Kay Forsyth, Miki Ellar

    Wellness workouts

    Tuesdays 10am


    In the village hall.


    More information: Jacqui Smith

    Mobile Library

    2nd Thursday of the month


    1pm to 1.30pm at the crossroads in Kingston


    More information on the County Council website


    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


    Events you may have missed...

    Kingston Music Club

    Thursday 19th May at 7.30pm


    The theme for the 19th of May is Klezmer music. This is traditional folk music of the Jewish diaspora with a rich history dating back into the 16th Century but extending into the 21st Century.

    Sometimes called ‘Jewish Jazz’ it also incorporates haunting melodies and laments from the Arab Mediterranean and lively dance music played at weddings and festivals”.


    The bar will be open.


    More information: Simon Draper

    Kingston Village Litter Pick

    Saturday 14th May - meet at 10am

    We are looking for volunteers to help litter pick in and around the village. It would be fantastic if we can get as many people as possible to come along and help to keep our village tidy, clean and safe.  Litter picking equipment will be provided.  Children are welcome but need to be supervised.

    Open Meeting - Kingston parish church

    Thursday 12th May at 7pm


    In the Church of All Saints and St Andrew.


    This meeting is to discuss the future of the church in Kingston, to look at three possible options:


    Option A Decide there is no future as an independent PCC and pursue partnership with another parish; with a reduced number of regular services and activities.
    Option B Decide there is no future and seek ‘Festival Church’ status; where
    governance of the parish is done elsewhere and no more than 6-8 services per
    annum.
    (Option A is little more than a precursor and temporary stay-of-execution to Option B.)
    Option C Embrace a bolder vision. Appeal for new people to help the running of
    the church’s mission and ministry; with uplifting worship and ministry pertinent to
    the needs of the community; with the work of the PCC going beyond the repair and maintenance of the building (important though these are) and upholding the status quo; working together for further changes that allow the building to become a more flexible and welcoming space - including the installation of basic comfort and hospitality facilities so that it might be used more widely (as it was in the middle ages) as a ‘village resource’ than it has been heretofore.


    More information: the Revd Nigel di Castiglione, Team Rector

    Village Pub Night

    Saturday 7th May


    In the village hall.

      District Council Election

      Thursday 5th May 7am to 10pm


      Local polling station: Kingston Village Hall

      Easter Service and Easter Eggs

      Sunday 17th April at 10.30am

      The Archdeacon of Cambridge, the Venerable Alex Hughes, will be taking this service

       

      Easter eggs may be found in the vicinity afterwards

       

      ALL VERY WELCOME!

      Annual Church Meetings

      Tuesday 5th April at 7.30pm


      All are welcome to attend these meetings which are held in the Church of All Saints and St Andrew in Kingston.


      Annual meeting of parishioners

       - to elect two churchwardens


      Annual Parochial Church Meeting

       - election of the Parochial Church Council by those on the church's electoral roll

      - presentation of reports: financial report, report on the fabric, safeguarding report, report from the Team Rector.


      More information: Peter Reynolds, the Revd Nigel di Castiglione


      Village Pub Night

      Saturday 2nd April 6pm to 10.30pm


      In the village hall, with pizza by 'Pizza Facile'.

      Village Pub Night

      Saturday 5th March 6pm to 10.30pm


      In the village hall, with pizza by 'Pizza Facile'.

      Kingston Virtual Quiz Night

      Saturday 26th February at 7.30pm


      An online quiz with a mixture of questions, spoken then presented in written format. Breakout rooms during the quiz, where the groups go to discuss their answers, then return to the main event.


      Charge of £5 per person as this is a fundraising event for the village hall.


      Resuscitation courses - how to carry out CPR

      Tuesday 11th January 6 to 7pm - session cancelled

      Wednesday 19th January 12 noon to 1pm

      Thursday 27th January 7 to 8pm


      In the Village Hall.

      Organised by Peter Stokes, training delivered by a British Heart Foundation video. What to do in an emergency: use a defibrillator? or carry out cardio-pulmonary resuscitation? what is the 'recovery position'? Practical sessions using inflated dummies. Maximum participants 10.


      More information: Peter Stokes

      Village Pub Night

      Saturday 5th February 6pm to 10.30pm


      In the village hall, with pizza by 'Pizza Facile'.

      Christmas Family Communion

      Saturday 25th December at 9am


      At the Church of All Saints and St Andrew. All welcome!

      Christmas Carol Service

      Sunday 19th December at 6pm


      In the courtyard of the Church of All Saints and St Andrew. The short service will comprise three lessons and four carols.


      All welcome! Wrap up warmly and bring torches or lanterns.

      Kingston Nativity Service

      Saturday 18th December 4pm


      In the Church of All Saints and St Andrew. All welcome!


      Mulled wine and mince pies after the service, including a visit from Santa at 4.30pm - all children, grandchildren, nieces, nephews welcome to take part.


      Please let Katherine Stalham know if you and children will be staying after the service

      Village Carol Singing

      Wednesday 15th December from 6.30pm


      Meet outside the Village Hall. Carol sheets are provided; please bring a torch.

      Refreshments afterwards at the Church.


      All contributions are gratefully received: Please make cheques payable to "Kingston Parish Church". If you are a taxpayer, please consider the "value added " factor of gift aiding your contirbution.


      More information and to make contributions: James and Janet Clear

      Virtual Christmas Fair

      Sunday 12th December 10am to 1pm and 3 to 5pm


      All proceeds go to Kingston Village Hall.


      Auction of Gingerbread House and Christmas Cushion

       

      Sale of christmas goods

      Xmas Fair flyer 2021

      Village Pub Night

      Saturday 4th December 6pm to 10.30pm


      In the Village Hall; the bar will be open from 6pm onwards. Sorry no food for sale, but you are welcome to bring your own. Rules are as for last Pub Night, but please respect others who are still distancing or wearing masks as a personal choice. Please do not attend pub night if you have Covid symptoms, a positive test, have been 'pinged' or otherwise present a risk to others.

      Remembrance Sunday

      14th November at 10.45am

      Service in the church of All Saints and St Andrew. All very welcome.

      Village Pub Night

      Saturday 6th November 6pm to 10.30pm


      In the Village Hall; the bar will be open from 6pm onwards.

      Harvest Festival

      Sunday 17th October 10.30am

      In the Church of All Saints and St Andrew

      ALL VERY WELCOME!

       

      Wine and refreshments followed the service

       

      This year the collection taken at the service was donated to the Cambridge Refugee Resettlement Campaign, which is helping to support refugees and those seeking asylum in Cambridgeshire (www.cambridgerefugees.org). The Papworth Team will match fund our collection.

      Village Pub night with Pizza Facile pizzas

      Saturday 2nd October 5.30pm to 10pm

      Kingston Village Hall Committee AGM

      Thursday 30th September 8pm

      The 45th Annual General Meeting of the Kingston Village Hall Management Committee was held in the village hall. All welcome to attend - to discuss the change in the constitution of this charitable body, and activities in the hall.

      In the Village Orchard

      Tea with scones and jam and cream. for all residents of Kingston.

      * Special Presentation*

      Orchard Cream Tea Party

      Saturday 11th September 3.30pm to 5pm

      Village Pub night with Angie's Kitchen

      Saturday 4th September 5.30pm to 10pm

      Kingston Summer Picnic

      Saturday 28th August 4.30pm   NOTE CHANGE OF DATE


      In the field behind the Village Hall, from 4.30pm onwards.

      Bring your own picnic! Cook your own barbecue - facilities will be provided.

      Bring musical instruments if you play.

      No cars; dogs on leads; please remove your own rubbish.

      Note: there is a small pond in the field, so please keep an eye on your children.


      Courtesy of James and Janet Clear

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      Chimney Sweep

      Monday 9th and Tuesday 10th August


      We are so lucky to have built up a good relationship with this chimney sweep over the years. As well as trying always to accommodate individual needs he is as usual applying a discount for our village block-booking (prices remain at £50 for a standard chimney).