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

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Village Pub night with Angie's Kitchen

Saturday 4th September 5.30pm to 10pm

The bar will be open from 5.30pm onwards, with food by Angie's Kitchen from 7pm, from her van in the car park.


Rules are now quite relaxed, 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.


  1. Sign in: optional
  2. Indoors: tables of any number.
  3. Outdoors: tables of any number.
  4. Service: at the bar
  5. Wearing a mask: optional


To give some comfort and space to those who are still sticking to the former rules, the south half of the big hall (near the old porch) is reserved for those who wish to maintain distancing. 

 

Annual Parish Meeting

Saturday 11th September

In the Village Hall


This is the Annual Parish meeting recheduled from July - more details shortly 

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Keeping Kingston moving...Together - every Friday


On Zoom 11am to 11.30am

Strength & Stretch weekly wellness workout in the comfort of your own home. FREE.


Contact Jacqueline for a secure joining link Jacqslsmith@gmail.com

Photo of Jacqueline Smith

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Wellness Workouts - some sessions are now being held in the Village Orchard, subject to weather conditions  SUSPENDEDevery Tuesday

In the Village Hall at 10am and 6.30pm

This workout with music is designed to maintain mobility, core-strength and flexibility for the whole body including weight-bearing cardio work, Pilates/Yoga style core-conditioning and stretch. £6.50 drop-in; free taster session.

More information: Jacqueline Smith, Kingston Barns Tel. 07979802749


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Coffee, tea and chat

In villagers' gardens, weather permitting 10.30am to 12 noon

More information: Kay Forsyth

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Mobile Library - 2nd Thursday of the month

11.30am to 11.45pm at the crossroads in Kingston

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Stretching - SUSPENDED every Tuesday

In the Village Hall at 5.45pm

**NEW**  Focussing on stretching and flexibility, these sessions promote a core element of fitness, and are very valuable to reduce general tension and stress, and to prepare the body for exercise. £3.00 drop-in; free taster session.

More information: Jacqueline Smith, Kingston Barns Tel. 07979802749


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Kingston Music Club - SUSPENDED

In the Village Hall at 7.30pm.

More information: Peter Holly

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 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).


If you would like to have your chimney(s) swept on one of these dates, or want further details, please let Pat Draper know.

Village Pub night with Easy Pizzas

Saturday 7th August 5.30pm to 10pm


The bar will be open from 5.30pm onwards. Rules have relaxed again since 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.


  1. Sign in: optional
  2. Indoors: tables of any number.
  3. Outdoors: tables of any number.
  4. Service: at the bar
  5. Takeaway food and drink can be collected inside.
  6. Wearing a mask when inside: recommended (when not seated) but not mandatory


To give some comfort and space to those who are still sticking to the former rules, the south half of the big hall (near the old porch) is reserved for those who wish to maintain distancing. 


If you want a pizza, please order by Thursday lunchtime to the Easys  specifying whether to eat in or take away.

Church Gift Day and Pop-up Sale

Saturday 10th July

Donations for the Church Gift Day gratefully received at the Church 12 noon to 5.30pm. Pop-up sale: Books (poetry, classics, cricket, cookery, donated by Rhonda Oliver ex libris Philip Oliver), ornaments and china (given by Mariko-Parslow-Otsu from Orchard Cottage).


Note that the hoped-for Village Tea Party in the Orchard, to be held on the same afternoon, has been cancelled because of ongoing covid restrictions for large gatherings. We hope this event can be re-scheduled for the autumn.

Village Pub night with Angie's Kitchen

Saturday 3rd July 5.30pm to 10pm

The bar will be open from 5.30pm, with food from Angie's Kitchen available from her van in the car park.


Angie's Kitchen Menu

Rules are the same as last Pub Night:

  1. Sign in: use the NHS app to read the barcode on the poster at the entrance, or sign the paper register. Everyone over 16 must sign in (not just one per household).
  2. Indoors: Tables of six from multiple households or any number from two households/social bubbles. Groups must stay 2m apart and people must not move between groups. Masks must be worn except when seated. Ventilation to be maximised.
  3. Outdoors: groups from any household up to 30.
  4. Table Service only indoors and outdoors. Remain seated at your table unless going to the toilet.
  5. Wear a mask when inside. You do not need to wear a mask while seated.
  6. Please wipe your table using the wipes provided when you arrive and when you leave.

Village Pub night with Easy Pizzas

Saturday 5th June

Village Pub night with Angie's Kitchen

Saturday 1st May 5.30pm to 10pm

The bar will be open from 5.30pm, with food from Angie's Kitchen available from her van in the car park. (Or you can bring your own food.)

Angie is offering on Saturday a free surprise homemade dessert with every order of £10 or over.


Angie's Kitchen Menu

Village Pub night with pizza - al fresco dining

Saturday 17th April 5.30pm to 10pm

'Easy Pizzas' - Takeaway only

Saturday 6th March 6pm to 8pm


Saturday 6th February 6pm to 8pm

From the Village Hall - Takeaway only

Pickup at middle door.  Nobody must come into the hall

Payment by contactless card payment

Orders by Thursday lunchtime please to the Easys

Virtual Quiz Night

Saturday 23rd January - online


Organised as an online event this year by Katherine Stalham, with our indefatigable quizmasters Helen, Mark and Kitty Underwood. To-the-door drinks deliveries by Chris Reid. Money raised will be added to Hall funds.

Kingston Virtual Christmas Fair

Saturday 12th December 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m online and by phone


A SHOPPING CATALOGUE for the stalls  can be seen on its own page on this website  You can also download the catalogue in pdf format.


HANDMADE CHRISTMAS GIFTS from www.etsy.com/shop/kaisydaisysewcrazy and discounted from 1-12 December (see below). 20% of the purchase price to go towards Village Hall funds.


BUY On the day, simply phone the individual stallholders to make your purchase. Payment details will be on the Catalogue.


Village Pub Night with Pizza

Saturday 5th December, from 6pm, last orders at 8pm

We have to adhere to the Tier Two covid restrictions, so please click to read our operating guidelines and to see the pizza menu (opens a new page)

Remembrance Sunday Kingston 8 November

The new national lockdown means that the Service of Remembrance planned for 10.55 am on Sunday 8th November at Kingston Church has been cancelled. There will, however, be a brief outdoor ceremony and wreath laying at the war memorial at 9.15am. Government advice is that households gather on their doorsteps to observe the 2 minutes’ silence at 11am.

 

There will be a Papworth Team Service at 10am via Zoom – see www.papworthteamchurches.org for more information.

 

Donations may be made to the Royal British Legion online at www.britishlegion.org.uk

Village Pub Night - Saturday 5th September

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.

With 'Easy' pizzas.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 25th July

In the Village Hall 6pm to 10pm.


'Easy family' pizzas available - to be pre-ordered. Please follow social distancing guidelines; no guests from outside Kingston. All payments to be by contactless card (no cash)

Village Picnic - Saturday 18th July

In the field behind the Village Hall, from 3.30pm onwards.

Bring your own picnic!

Courtesy of James and Janet Clear

Village Pub Night - Saturday 4th July

In the Village Hall 6pm to 10pm.


'Easy family' pizzas available - to be pre-ordered. Please follow social distancing guidelines; no guests from outside Kingston. All payments to be by contactless card (no cash)

Village Pub Night - Saturday 1st February

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.

Quiz'n'Chips - Saturday 25th January

In the Village Hall. Our annual evening of team fun (tables of six). Bar open from 7pm. Quizzing starts at 7.30pm. Intermission for fish'n'chips (or other options).

More information: Paul Wright

Village Pub Night - Saturday 4th January

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 7th December

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.

Kingston Music Club - Thursday 5th December

In the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Presented by Jill Coleman "Memories of Dusty"

Postyer for Kingston christmas fair, illustration of snowman with Father Christmas hat

Live Music from the Great American Songbook - Saturday 16th November


In the Village Hall at 7pm


An eclectic mix of blues, folk, pop and jazz vocals. Beer, spirits, wind and soft drinks, and 'Easy' pizzas. Our very own Kingston Blues Band, with guest appearances from Val Sinclair (singer), Mike Nathan (drums), Dave and Vicky Hawkins (bass, guitar, vocals).


More information: Simon Draper

Poster for an evening of live music in Kingston Village Hall, with a photo of singer Val Sinclair

Kingston Music Club - Thursday 7th November

In the Village Hall at 7.30pm. Presented by Kay Forsythe

Village Pub Night - Saturday 2nd November

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.

Parish Council Extraordinary Meeting - Tuesday 22nd October

In the Village Hall at 8pm. To discuss a tree works planning application

Village Work Day - Saturday 19th October

From 10am to 12 noon.

Please spare a couple of hours to keep our village looking its best – there will be something to do for all abilities!

Even You Song - Sunday 13th October

In the village church at 6.30pm


A new choral work, performed by Director of Music Owain Park with Cambridge Chorale and organist Joseph Wicks and children from Bourn Primary against a backdrop of digital projections. This special evensong will be led by The Reverend Nigel Pearson. Supported by Wysing Arts Centre.


Tickets available online £15 each (free libretto with each ticket)

http://bit.ly/2VvwxAb


More information from www.wysingartscentre.org

Village Pub Night - Saturday 5th October

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.

More information: Chris Reid

Poster for Even You song event

A World To Come - 31st July to 1st October

The village church is open daily from 10am to 6pm, to display this Art+Christianity community art project by local artist Bettina Furnée. The medieval Wheel of the Seven Acts of Corporal Mercy (one of Kingston's medieval wall paintings) is 'turned again' for a contemporary audience.

https://youtu.be/kJVJs18lWqM

More information: Peter Reynolds, Torrie Smith

Harvest Lunch - Sunday 29th September

In the Village Hall at 12.30pm (after the Harvest Service in the church at 10.30am).  All are invited for Ploughmans and cake. No need to attend the church service, just come straight to the Hall.

Tickets: £10 adult, £5 child

Macmillan Coffee Morning - Saturday 28th September

In the Village Hall at 10.30am. Cakes, buns, biscuits, tea, coffee.  Come along and enjoy refreshments and a chat with friends and neighbours, while helping to raise funds as part of "The Great Macmillan Coffee Morning".

Organised by: Jill Coleman, Sarah Wright


Kingston Music Club - Thursday 26th September

In the Village Hall at 7.30pm

More information: Peter Holly

Village Hall Management Committee AGM - Thursday 19th September

In the Village Hall at 8pm

All welcome. Discussion of plans for the hall, and events and activities past and future.

Village Pub Night - Saturday 7th September

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.


Medieval storytelling - Saturday 31st August

In the village church at 2pm. With Danny Hopkins. A free event in connection with the "A World to Come" art project. All welcome; no need to book.

More information: Torrie Smith, Peter Reynolds

Kingston Music Club - Thursday 29th August

In the Village Hall at 7.30pm. A selection of music will be presented by Miki Ellar.

More information: Peter Holly

A World To Come: Discussion - Saturday 17th August

In the village church at 2pm

Bettina Furnée (artist) and Laura Purseglove (curator) will discuss the development of the work "A World To Come" - Bettina's enquiry into the iconography and symbolism of the church's medieval wall paintings and her thoughts on the relationship between art and morality.

No need to book; just turn up
https://youtu.be/kJVJs18lWqM

More information: Torrie Smith, Peter Reynolds

Village Tea & Coffee morning - Wednesday 7th August

In the Village Hall from 10.30am. An opportunity for chat and refreshments.

More information: Miki Ellar

Village Pub Night - Saturday 3rd August

In the Village Hall 6.30pm to 10pm.

More information: Chris Reid

Mask making - Saturday 27th July

In the church from 10am to 12 noon. For children and families. Part of the "A World to Come" Art project.

Village Cream Tea and Church Gift Day - Saturday 13th July

At the Village Orchard, and the Village Church.

Cream teas 3.30-5.30pm (the tea and scones are free: please donate generously to the church!); tug-o-war; bar offering real ales, cider, wine and G&T

Poster for A world to Come event

"A World to Come" - Friday 12th July

The Art+Christianity community art project opens in the Village Church at 6.30pm. The artist Bettina Furnée will give a talk at 7.15pm and refreshments will be served.

Kingston is part of a pilot project linking contemporary art and artists to historical art in churches (our medieval wall paintings).

More information: Peter Reynolds and Torrie Smith