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Village Pub Night

Saturday 6th August 6pm to 10pm


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.


If it is a warm, dry evening there may be tables and chairs outside.


    Kingston Music Club

    Thursday 18th August at 7.30pm


    In the village hall.


    Peter Holly will bring us a selection of music on the theme of “New Women” and “Old Songs”. All are welcome.

    Kingston Village BBQ

    Saturday 10th September Doors open 5pm, food from 6pm


    By kind permission of James and Janet Clear, to be held at South Sea House.


    The ticket price (adults £12, children 6-14 £5, children under 5 free) includes a variety of barbecued meats, homemade bread, salads and desserts. Vegetarian and vegan options will be available.


    Fully licensed bar serving wine, real ale, lager and soft drinks (card payment only).


    No tickets on the door. Advance tickets available from: Pat Draper, Corinne Easy, Louise Gaffney, Isabelle Nett


    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...

    Village Pub Night - with Pizza Facile

    Saturday 2nd July 6pm to 10pm


    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.


    It's forecast to be a warm, dry evening so there may be tables and chairs outside.


    If you would like pizza please order by Thursday lunchtime (01223 263256, john@bigease.net)  The menu can be downloaded here


      Auction in aid of Kingston Church Restoration Fund

      Friday 17th June at 7.30pm


      In the field opposite South Sea Farm. Items available to view from 6.30pm and the live auction commences 7.30pm. Auctioneer: Torrie Smith.


      Auction catalogue can be downloaded here


      by kind permission of James and Janet Clear

      Kingston Music Club

      Thursday 16th June at 7.30pm


      In the village hall.


      The theme for this one was 'Desert Island Discs' - Suzy Stokes was interviewed by Peter 'Roy Plomley' Holly, and treated us to a selection of music she would like to take with her on a desert island.

      Jubilee Peal of Bells and Church Service

      Sunday 5th June 10am


      In Kingston Parish Church. The church bells will be rung between 10am and 10.30am.  Thanksgiving Service at 10.30am for all ages in the church to be led by Rev’d Geoff Dodgson. 


      Village Pub Night

      Saturday 4th June


      In the village hall.

      Jubilee Picnic

      Saturday 4th June 2pm to 4.30pm


      In the Village Orchard (on Rectory Lane). All present enjoyed a bring-your-own picnic, and we had a few traditional games for younger children and a game of rounders and a Village Tug-o’-War later in the afternoon. Kingston Village Platinum Jubilee mugs were available during the afternoon for children aged 16 and under and also for those who had reserved a mug. There was also a special Platinum Jubilee Celebration cake for all to share.


      Jubilee Raising of the Union Flag

      Thursday 2nd June at 7pm


      Jubilee Peal of Bells

      Thursday 2nd June 6.30pm to 7pm


      In Kingston Parish Church. Ringers needed - no experience required!


      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 Well Decorating

      Thursday 2nd June to Sunday 5th June


      A lovely focal point for the village over the Jubilee weekend! Lots of people came to visit and admire and take photos.


      Co-ordinated by Tony Smart and Jill Coleman with help from some of the younger children in the village.

      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

      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).