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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

Easter Film, 30th March

496 Haslingfield MC pjdHaslingfield Methodist Church
As part of our Easter activities we plan to show  The Gospel of Us on Easter Saturday 30th March 2013 at 7.00pm for 7.30pm.    Coffee served from 7.00pm – Everyone Welcome. Read more

Film Club for Children.

 movie cameraIn order to test the potential interest in a film club for children in the village we are planning to show a children’s film on Saturday 13th April 2013 beginning at 10.00am with the film starting at 10.15am: details below.  If you know of any young families who might be interested, please let them know or ask them to email me on

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Film Club

movie cameraThe next Film Club evening we will be at 7.30pm on Friday 12th April in Haslingfield Methodist Church. Admission is free. Running time c.100 min. Break for tea/coffee and biscuits half way through. Collection to cover refreshments and use of room.
For copyright reasons we cannot advertise the film in C&V and on the village notice boards in the usual way, but we can invite friends. If you or your friends would like to be included in the circulation emails, please let me know on


movie cameraThe next film club meeting will be at will be at 7.30pm on Friday 8th March 2013 in Haslingfield Methodist Church. Admission is free. Running time c.117 min. Certificate 15+.  Break for tea/coffee and biscuits half way through.  Collection to cover refreshments and use of the room. Read more


BusThe Cambridge Dial-a-Ride Service  provides volunteer operated mini-bus services  and assistance for people who have difficulty accessing or using other means of transport.  The service covers  Haslingfield  and now they need our help.  They have been selected to share in £10000 of funding put up by The Cambridge Building Society in their Cash for The Community programme and they need our assistance to obtain the biggest share possible. All you have to do is collect as many as possible of the tokens that will be appearing in Cambridge Evening News until 25th February.  The more tokens collected in their name the more will be their share of the £10000.  The collected tokens should be put into an envelope with Cambridge Dial-a-Ride on the front and delivered to The Village Shop or to Alan Edwards (60 Barton Road).