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Sponsored Walk from Cambridge


 All Saints’ Haslingfield has a fine memorial window to its missionary Bishop, Charles Mackenzie, who prior to his going out to Africa to help combat the slave trade and to help establish the church in what is now Malawi, walked out from Cambridge to Haslingfield on Sundays to help with services in the church.    The full story of his life can be found in the display inside the church, but there is now a link between Haslingfield and Magomero, the place where he established a base in 1861.   The Church in Haslingfield together with other parishes in the Mare Way Group has helped with renovation of the school buildings, and most recently with materials for the construction of a church building, which is nearly complete. Read more


P1030564Owing to illness the Post Office opening hours will be 10.00 am to 2.00 pm, Monday to Friday, until further notice.   See the sign at The Village Shop for updates.

Village Banking Services


You can make cash withdrawals from all major banks at the Haslingfield VILLAGE SHOP & POST OFFICE.  Cheque and cash deposits can also be made, at no charge,  into Barclays, Lloyds, Halifax, HSBC/First Direct and Co-op/Smile. 

Well-Being Group

Do you suffer with stress, anxiety or depression?

Would you be interested in a self-help group – where you can receive and give support to others in a similar situation in a safe and confidential setting?   If your answer is ”yes” Read more


glider1Haslingfield is fortunate in being only 20 minutes from one of the country’s premier gliding clubs, and we have several village residents who are club members.
Gliding is a form of flight that is both beautiful and exciting.  Nothing can quite match the thrill of flying silently, giving a birds-eye view over the surrounding countryside of Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and beyond.  Gliders from Gransden Lodge Airfield often fly two or three hundred miles on a good day.
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Film Club

movie cameraThere will  be no film club in May 2013 because of other commitments, but I can thoroughly recommend the Haslingfield Little Theatre production  on Thursday 16th, Friday 17th and Saturday 18th of May.   The evening will consist of two very amusing plays and there will be the usual refreshment bar.  Tickets at the village shop – don’t leave it too late to buy!

Next Village Society Talk

Far Away Places.

Tuesday, 21 May 2013.  Haslingfield Village Centre. 8:00.

GangesMichael Coles will take us on a journey through India from the Himalayas, down the Ganges and on to the far south in Kerala.   His illustrated talk will cover natural wonders, picturesque people, fauna, flora, cities and countryside.   Read more

Bake House Opening

IMG_1555 Come and see the inside of Haslingfield’s historic bake house and browse a section of  the village’s extensive archive of old document and photographs.  Saturday morning, 4th of May, from 10.00 am to midday on Well House Meadow.

Haslingfield Methodist Church launches new web site

496-Haslingfield-MC-pjd-1024x563[1] Have a look at our new web site and find out about church and community activities.  There is Coffee House, Community Film Club, guest speakers, activities for young people and much more.  Watch a welcome video by Catherine Dixon our student minister.  Did you know the first Methodist Chapel in the village was built in 1867 with donations from local farm workers and the building still stands today?  Do you know where it is?

Yummy, Lovely Chocolate

chocolateArtistry in Cocoa

Haslingfield Village Society, Tuesday, 16 April in the  Village Centre at 8:00 pm

Cheryl Brightly, a finalist in the Academy of Chocolatiers International Competition, will talk about the history of chocolate, how it is grown, made, and processed. A demonstration with cocoa pods will be given, and a sample from an Aztec recipe made.  Some samples will be brought along! Read more