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KIT January 2023

Dear reader,

A very warm welcome to 2023 and to January's KIT.

Things to look out for this month:

  • Cakes and spot prizes are needed for the Fladbury Festive Five. Please help if you can.
  • Recycle your Christmas Tree this Saturday 7th January with Chip for Charity and help Great Ormond Street Hospital.
  • Fladbury Coffee Club is opening on Tuesdays from 10th January.
  • On Sunday 22nd January there will be a Sung Eucharist at Worcester Cathedral for which lifts are available. See Church Services & News for details.

Please do get in touch if you'd like something added to KIT.

John Powell
KIT editor

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Fladbury Festive Five


Calling all bakers!


Jan Clarke writes:

Just a reminder that we need cakes for the Fladbury Festive Five run on 8th January.

If you plan on making a cake, we would like these on Saturday 7th if possible, unless you are actually coming to the start of the run.

I am collecting cakes so they can be brought to me at Silverdale, Broadway Lane (2nd house past Broadway Close) or I am happy to collect them.

Contact details are: 07542 747278 or

Many thanks in advance for your help.


Spot Prizes


Lou Bugg:

I am collecting spot prizes for the run so any contributions would be appreciated.

Thank you.

Organised by Friends of Fladbury


Chip for Charity


10am, Saturday 7th January 2023


Hannah & Toby Cheung write:

Have your Christmas tree chipped in aid of Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children.

10am on the village green by the Anchor in Fladbury.

Alternatively, leave your tree visibly outside your property between 10-11am and we will collect it and your donation.

**Minimum £5 donation per tree**

We will be in the green TC Contracting truck and trailer.

If you are not going to be in, please email us on and let us know...

You can donate via the link below, or search "chipforcharity" on

We will be covering Fladbury, Charlton, and Cropthorne.

Thank you.

TC Contracting Limited,, 07890689184


Fladbury Coffee Club


From Tuesday 10th January, 10.30am-3pm


Helen Jones writes:

From Tuesday 10th January Fladbury Coffee Club will be open from 10.30am to 3pm offering tea, coffee, soup and rolls.

Come along and find some company during the winter months.

Helen Jones, tel: 07891 443428


Church Services & News



An update on Fladbury Church tower and bellringing

A specialist stonemason with rope access has been appointed to undertake repairs to the church tower, and is scheduled to begin early January if the weather conditions are right. Once the repairs to the external stonework are complete, work to repair timber inside the tower will commence. Then the bells will be operational again.

The revival of a bellringing team at Fladbury and Cropthorne is good news. Thank you to everyone who rang for the Sunday service on the 18th December at Cropthorne. We look forward to many more occasions and a return to Fladbury. Thanks too, to bellringing coaches from churches beyond the Five Alive.

Parish Priest



Sunday 1st January - New Years Day

11am Charlton Holy Communion - Patronal

Sunday 8th January

11am Fladbury Holy Communion

Sunday 15th January

9.30am Bishampton Morning Worship
9.30am Wyre Piddle Holy Communion
11am Fladbury Morning Worship

Sunday 22nd January

10.30am We join the Sung Eucharist at Worcester Cathedral*

Sunday 29th January

9.30am Bishampton Holy Communion
11am Cropthorne Holy Communion

*Arrangements for Sunday 22nd January

We shall coordinate lifts for those who would like them and lists will be available in each church for those requiring a lift and for willing drivers to sign. Please look for these lists and sign as soon as possible, or contact Meredith: 446276, 07748 597011 or Celia: celianwillis@gmail.com01386 861348.

In addition, following the service, Carol Rosier is arranging a pub lunch for those who would like to join in and, again, we shall coordinate car-sharing. (Carol would like to know if you are intending to join the lunch, as soon as possible, so that she can decide on a venue and make make arrangements). Please sign the list in church or contact her: or 01386 554410.


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Parish Priest:
The Revd Sarah Dangerfield, tel: 861669

Five Alive Parish Wardens:
Meredith Debenham, tel: 446276
Celia Willis, tel: 861348

Bishampton & Throckmorton Church Warden:
Peter Chatterton, tel: 462349


The Five Village Proms


Friday 10th March


Mark Buckwell writes:

A new date has been fixed for The Five Village Prom that had to be postponed from October due to the issues with the Fladbury church tower. It is now 10th March 2023 so please keep this date free. More information will be available in the New Year.

For those people who are still holding tickets for the October concert you are more than welcome to hold onto these and use them for the concert on the 10th March. If you can't make this date and/or would like a refund please contact whoever you got the tickets from and they will give you a refund. (If you bought through Eventbrite your refund has already been processed direct to the card you used to pay for the tickets.)

If you have any queries please contact Mark Blackwell at

Looking forward to seeing you on the 10th March. Best wishes for a Happy New Year in the meantime.


Indoor Bowls


Sally Hutchinson writes:

Has anyone been wanting to start an indoor bowling group in Fladbury? It's fun, good exercise for the muscles & grey cells, and obviously involves walking, bending, etc.

Unfortunately there has been little use of the equipment by the "Games Café folk" on a Wednesday morning, especially since we came back from lockdown, as we are finding it rather heavy to get out and put back in it's bag. And also we are enjoying the board games challenges.

It seems a shame if there are other times in the week when a group may want to make use of the hall and this equipment.

Anyone interested in discussing this idea please contact Sally Hutchinson on 01386 861206. There are some minor repairs needed to the wooden frames used at each end (to prevent the bowls disappearing into the distance!!!! [or knocking down those exclamation marks, Ed.])

(P.S. we are unable to sell it as the items were provided under a Worcester County Council scheme).


Classifieds 📰

Please contact John at if you'd like an entry in this section.

Personal Notices

Christmas Thanks to...
... David and Gill Taylor for donating the Christmas trees in the Churchyard and on the Green and to all who helped to erect and light them. Thanks also to all who gathered round the tree on the Green to sing carols, accompanied by Penny Wagner on the keyboard and Ruth Jones playing the French horn, both technically assisted by Peter Wagner. And to Simon of the Anchor and June Nye for providing mulled wine and the Friends of Fladbury for the mince pies. Over £170 was raised for Caring Hands in the Vale, based in Evesham.
Jane Bugg

Photocopier - going free
Photocopier (no computer printing facility), black & white AND colour - going free. Please ring Felix Borchardt on 860314.

New Gravel Available
Quarter of a bag of new beige-coloured gravel available for garden paths, driveways, etc. Any offers? Please ring Jane on 860531.

Greenhouse - £10

£10, nearly new condition, Gardman Compact 4 Tier greenhouse, Ht.145cm. Contact David Day on 860183.

Fladbury Apple Juice 2022
Don't forget Fladbury Apple Juice - £3 a bottle. Could be a new year gift and it keeps, if unopened, for over a year. It can only be purchased in Fladbury from Diana Brown 860519, Sandy Insall 860909, Chris Jordan 860798 and Jane Bugg 860531.

Big Garden Birdwatch
Jane Bugg writes, it's the Big Garden Birdwatch from 27th-29th January. For how to take part, go to


Regular Events & Groups

Book Group (Wyre Piddle WI)
Our next meeting will be on Thursday 5th January, 10am at Fladbury Social Club.
Wendy Berry, email:

Coffee & Cake, Fladbury Social Club
Come along and join us enjoying good company and conversation on Friday and Saturday mornings.
From Tuesday 10th January Fladbury Coffee Club will also be open from 10.30am to 3pm offering tea, coffee, soup and rolls.
Come along and find some company during the winter months.
Helen Jones, tel: 07891 443428

Fladbury & Cropthorne Bellringers
Normally open practice is Thursday evenings, 7-9pm at St John's Fladbury. However, with St John's being off limits in the short term for repairs, we're currently practicing at St Michael's Cropthorne on Thursday evenings, 7-8.30pm.
John Powell, Tower Correspondent, email:, tel: 07776 063252

Fladbury Community Orchard & Nature Reserve
Our next Work Party is at 10am, Saturday 14th January. (Work parties are held on the second Saturday of each month.)
To know more and how to become a member, please contact me, Jane.
Jane Bugg, email:, tel: 01386 860531

Games Café
Meets every Wednesday, 10.30am-12noon, Fladbury Village Hall.
Sally Hutchinson, tel: 01386 861206

Knit & Natter
We meet next on Thursday 5th January, 10am at Fladbury Social Club. You're welcome to join us for coffee and natter if you're not a knitter too.
Karen Walton, email:, tel: 07811 480152

The Christmas (yes, Christmas!) Tuesday Lunch in the Pub will be held on Tuesday 17th January in The Chequers. Further information will be circulated soon but please make a note now. And if you know of anyone who might like to join in, please let me, Jane, know.
Jane Bugg, email:, tel: 01386 860531



January 10th 7pm Senior IT
Need help with IT at home, get your problems solved. Local IT consultant will help. Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall

Craft Club
Every Monday 2-4pm Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall. Come along with whatever you do, knitting, crochet, painting, etc. Share your skills with the rest of the group and enjoy a coffee or tea.

Coffee and Chat
Every Tuesday 10am-12noon, Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall. Everyone welcome. Borrow books, games or jigsaws free of charge.

If you would like to know more about Village People or any of the above events please contact Kathy Rayers, email:, tel: 07811 190555



Christmas Festival of Small Trees
Mary Gisborne writes:
A big Thank You to everyone who helped with our Festival of Small Trees. Charlton church has been looking lovely with lots of beautiful trees! Lovely contributions from our young people and their leaders & teachers, the Beavers, Brownies, Rainbows, Pre-school and pictures from Cropthorne school.
Thank you all!!

Charlton Chattery
Friday 27th January in Charlton Old Schoolroom, 2.30pm.
Mary Gisborne, email:

Crafters & Creators
Next meet on Friday 20th January in Charlton Old Schoolroom, 2.30pm to 4.30pm. Bring your own project and meet other crafters. For more information contact Elaine or Loraine.
Elaine, tel: 07729 256076
Loraine, tel: 07947 633724

Morning Get Together
11am, Monday 9th January. Coffee in church.
Mary Gisborne, email:


Other Events & Groups

The Fladbury Players

The Fladbury Players AGM is on Monday 9th January, 7.30pm, at Fladbury Social Club. We are planning a pantomime and murder mystery in 2023 and would welcome anyone interested to come along.

Evesham & District Music Club

The next EDMC concert will be on Thursday 26 January at 7:30pm, at All Saints Church, Evesham, and will feature the Mithras Trio, with the following programme:

Beethoven: Piano Trio in E flat Major, Op. 1 No. 1
Rachmaninoff: Trio élégiaque No. 1 in G minor
Korngold: Piano Trio in D Major, Op. 1

Tickets £20 (adult) / £5 (under-18) (available on the door)



Mobile Library

Wednesday 11th January (2nd Wednesday)
11:30-11:45, Broadway Lane, Fladbury
11:50-12:05, Chantry, Fladbury
12:10-12:25, Post Office, Lower Moor

Tuesday 24th January (4th Tuesday)
13:15-13:30, Lay-by, Cropthorne
13:35-13:50, The Green, Cropthorne
13:55-14:10, Ryden Lane, Charlton


Local Businesses

'Winter Medley'

Two treatments for £52.00

Swedish Back Massage
Dermalogica Facial
Shellac gel Hands
Shellac gel Toes
Indian Head Massage
Hopi Ear Candles

Treat yourself for January/February

Please contact Katie 07977181001

Yoga with Barbara

Restorative Hatha Yoga

Fladbury Village Hall – Thursday's, 18.15–19.15pm
A slower paced traditional Yoga class suitable for those who are new to yoga or for seasoned practitioners who prefer a gentler more relaxing yoga experience. Yoga poses work on the physical body, easing through muscular tension and helping us to reach a balance between strength, flexibility and increased range of mobility.

Strength and Tone

Lower Moor Village Hall – Monday's, 18.15-19.15pm
Increases flexibility, muscle strength, energy levels and balance by combining Pilates-based strengthening and stretching poses, deep breathing and relaxation techniques.

Private 1-2-1 classes also available including meditation and mindfulness – an ideal way to explore your own personal journey.

For more details contact Barbara,, 07852778730.



January 2023 🗓

5th, Thursday
  • Book Club, 10am, Fladbury Social Club
  • Knit & Natter, 10am, Fladbury Social Club
7th Saturday
  • Chip for Charity, 10am, Fladbury, Charlton & Cropthorne
8th Sunday
  • Fladbury Festive Five
9th Monday
  • Morning Get Together, 11am, Charlton Church
  • Fladbury Players AGM, 7.30pm, Fladbury Social Club
10th, Tuesday
  • Senior IT, 7pm, Cropthorne & Charlton Village Hall
11th, Wednesday
  • Mobile library, Fladbury & Lower Moor
14th, Saturday
  • Work Party, 10am, Fladbury Community Orchard & Nature Reserve
17th, Tuesday
  • TULIP, 12noon, The Chequers Inn
20th, Friday
  • Crafters & Creators, 2.30pm, Charlton Old Schoolroom
24th, Tuesday
  • Mobile library, Cropthorne & Charlton
27th, Friday
  • Charlton Chattery, 2.30pm, Charlton Old Schoolroom


And Beyond 📡



Fri 10th The Five Village Proms


Sat 22nd Fladbury Safari Supper
Sun 30th Cropthorne Walkabout


Mon 1st Cropthorne Walkabout
Sat 6th The Coronation




Sat 1st Fladbury Walkabout
Sun 2nd Fladbury Walkabout

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