Blame the Plantagenets for delays reopening Old Church


Mediaeval wall painting of a lady's head from Plantagenets eraBlame the Plantagenets

If the Old Church mediaeval paintings are, as believed, around 700 years old, then we can blame the Plantagenets for its delayed reopening.  Apparently, deciding how best to preserve them has become a bit of a headache which is delaying the internal redecoration.  Accordingly, the Friends of St Mary’s have revised their event plans for 2020 as follows: Continue reading “Blame the Plantagenets for delays reopening Old Church”

Heathlands PTA Is Buzzing

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Heathlands PTA Is Buzzing

Heathlands PTA members are buzzing with ideas to help them raise funds for the school.  If you want to get involved in any of them then let’s start with some key activities (more details will normally be put out nearer the time):


The kids have done their bit and designed T-Towels for Easter & Mothers’ Day – these will soon be available for sale for Continue reading “Heathlands PTA Is Buzzing”

St Mary’s Update – 21st June 2016

St Mary’s Update – 21st June 2016

St Mary’s Church update for 21st June provides listings of services, bible readings and other events and appeals for support for their stall at Heathlands School Fayre.

sweetsHeathlands School Fayre – Friday 1 July – Sweets needed!

St Mary’s will be running a stall at the school Fayre on Fri 1 July and have decided to  offer 2 activities Continue reading “St Mary’s Update – 21st June 2016”

Christmas Craft Fayre with FREE entry

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The Creations Christmas Craft Fayre will be on Saturday 1st December from 10:30am to 4pm at the Orpen Memorial Hall.

A Christmas shopping event showcasing the work of local artists and crafters. A great place to buy unique handmade gifts including cards, art, jewellery, soap, bags, jams, candles, wood crafts, children’s gifts and more!

Free entry. Refreshments. Free children’s craft table!

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Family Fun Day – Saturday 16th June

Come & join us for all the fun of a traditional country fayre starting at the Lorkin Daniel Playing Field at 12 noon.  Join in with activities, games, competitions, rides such as:

  • donkeys,
  • tug of war,
  • penalty shoot out,
  • teddy bear’s picnic,
  • children’s cinema,
  • licensed bars,
  • decorated scooter parade,
  • …and much more.

This event has now happened – read here for report.

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Bergholt Heath Anniversary Fayre & Table Top Sale

Bergholt Heath YFC are celebrating their tenth anniversary with a Fayre in Orpen Hall and on the playing field on Easter Monday between 12 – 4pm – Entry FREE. Activities include:

  • Stalls*
  • Bleep test
  • Penalty shoot out
  • Roll the coin
  • BBQ
  • Tug of war
  • Stocks and a
  • Special Invitation Match between the Original BHYFC and current Under 16s team.

*BHYFC are particularly keen to welcome stallholders. If you want to book a stall please contact Jackie on 07846 428229 in advance.

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