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All Saints’ Nave Roof Repair

You will be pleased to know that the Nave Roof has finally been completed. After a much delayed start, with problems of all descriptions, we now have a beautiful new Cumbrian slate roof. The slates vary in length up the slope and also in width. As the tiler said, ‘It is like playing chess to lay a roof like this’.  But to see the completed roof is to see a work of art, which is a real joy, and of which we can all be very proud. It also means of course that All Saints’ remains open as a place of worship and peace for the whole of the village community for years to come, and we can remain dry while using it!  

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Next Environment Working Party

Sunday the 12th March is our next environment working Party.  I will be there from 1.30.
Last time we dug in 4 new fruit trees and completed putting in stakes and weed suppressant mats around the trees.  Yesterday they were all looking good.  I hope to see as many of you as can make it on Sunday; we aim to complete the careful removal of Ivy from the Tudor wall so that we can move on to other sites in the village. Read more

Film Club

The next Film Club will be on Friday 10th March at 7.30pm.  We shall meet in the Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms.  Admission is free.  Film running time 102 min. Certificate: 12+.  We will break for tea, coffee and biscuits, half way through.  

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Little Owls Ceilidh , Saturday 4th March

We are thrilled to welcome back to Haslingfield the highly regarded Cambridge University Ceilidh Band, playing for us at All Saints’ Church on Saturday the 4th of March from 8.30-10.30 pm. 
 
There will be a licensed bar and local caller, Bob Ridout, will once again be guiding us through the dances. Last year’s Ceilidh was terrific fun and we can promise you a great evening out.  Click the pic to see full details.
 

Music in All Saints’ Church

Advance notice:

Saturday 25th March, Haslingfield Choir & Orchestra, Bach’s St John Passion.
Saturday 8 April, Richard Gowers, Senior Organ Scholar, King’s College.
Saturday 13 May, SongCycle, the all cycling/all singing male voice quartet.

Next Haslingfield Village Society Talk

Honor Ridout will be giving a talk on Tudor Cambridge* on Tuesday, 21st March, 8:00pm, in Haslingfield Village Hall.  A resident of the village, Honor is Chair of the Cambridgeshire Association for Local History, a former City Tourist Officer, and author of a book on Stourbridge.   We welcome this return visit from Honor who is a knowledgeable and entertaining speaker.
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Next Village Society Talk

Tuesday 21st February 2017, 8.00pm,  Haslingfield Village Hall

Human Pathology from the Past to the Future: a talk presented by Charles van Heyningen who is a Fellow of the Royal college of Pathologists and retired after 28 years as a consultant pathologist in the NHS.  Pathology is the study of diseases and derives from Ancient Greek roots meaning “an account of suffering”.  His talk explores the practice of human pathology from the nineteenth century to the present and speculates on the future. He describes the growing variety of pathology specialties and the people working in modern laboratory services, including some local history.  

Members and under 16  free: £2.50 for visitors.  Being a ‘village’ society, everyone is very welcome.

Volunteers Cordially Invited

This Sunday (12th) we are going out again from 1.30, meeting at the Wellhouse gate with work to complete.
Jo Fullick has been doing sterling work on the ivy almost daily, but it is a long wall with still some more careful cutting to do.  This Sunday we have 5 new trees to plant in the community orchard – 4 fruit trees and a small oak.
Also to complete putting grass suppressing polythene around all the trees – this needs to be tucked down into grooves to prevent it flying away. Read more

Film Club

The next Film Club meeting  will be on Friday 10th February 2017 at 7.30pm. in the Haslingfield Methodist Church Rooms. Read more

All Saints’ Coffee Morning

There will be a Coffee and Cakes morning at All Saints’, Haslingfield from 10-12 on Saturday 11 February.   Do drop in for a chat, coffee and of course cakes; all proceeds to the Church Restoration Fund.

Merle Barton/José Hopkins