St. John's Church
Chelveston - cum - Caldecott

 CHURCHWARDENS
Arthur Wright  &  Richard Kirk

 Services at St. John's Church
Chelveston - cum-Caldecott

Every Sunday 9 a.m. Family Mass.
      
      ​​​​​
CHURCH TEAS
      Afternoon Tea in our lovely village church on Tuesday 20th June 2:00—4:00pm. Do come along, all ages welcome.
   
   
      ​  
On Sunday June 4th from 2.30pm to 4.30pm there will be a Pentecost Party in church for children to bring their parents to hear the rest of the Easter story and discover what happened in the six weeks after Easter and the exciting times the disciples had. There will be storytelling, crafts, games and party food, so do come along and join in.
For catering it would be helpful email  Sara Owst or Brenda Elldred  to know numbers
      ​
Our Flower Festival will take place from July 21st - 23rd with the theme of "All things bright and beautiful."
   
305th Bomb Group Memorial Association
In 1940 the Air Ministry built an airfield at Chelveston which was used for a variety of experiments which were carried out using troop carrying gliders with Stirlings and Wellingtons. The airfield was handed over to the USAF in July 1942 and was used by two Groups until November 1942 when the 305th Bomb Group moved in.
They flew B17 "Flying Fortresses" on daylight bombing missions over Germany.
Just over 800 airmen were killed during the 480 missions flown from Chelveston.
With over 4000 servicemen station at Chelveston there was a regular connection with the Parish Church of St. John the Baptist and thanks to the Association there are a number of memorials around the church including a "Book of Govenors" inside the church which contains letters from the Govenors of every on of the States of the USA.
In 1980 the Tower of the church was restored with financial assistance from the Association and on the East face of the tower is a memorial to the men who lost their lives flying from Chelveston.

UK contact:- Ian White
VILLAGE EVENTS
 
Chelveston Chorus
Anyone is invited to come along and sing under the encouragement of Natasha Thompson. We meet fortnightly on Thursdays from 7.30 p.m. to 9 p.m. in the Village Hall.
       
Next meetings on Thursdays 8th & 22nd June
  
For further information contact Joe Carpenter
Nene Valley Astronomical Society
Meets in the Village Hall on the third Monday of the month from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The next meeting will be on Monday, 19th June.
Star gazing every Friday evening, weather permitting. Visitors welcome at £2.00
Further information at www.neneastro.org.uk
Women's Institute 
Meets on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30pm in the village hall. Visitors welcome at £4.00 .
      Our next meeting is on 14th June when the speaker will be Diane Eardley with a talk on "Healthcare for the joints"
         Further information contact Raine on 625739
Drawing & Painting Class
Every Tuesday afternoon in the Village Hall from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Contact Derek Geater on 01933 381848
 
Free Spirits 
Ladies afternoon group meets on the third Monday of the month in the Village Hall from
2 - 4pm.
      
The meeting on the 19th June will be a visit to Brigstock to see the kennels and the hounds.
   
      Further information contact Raine on 625739 
 
Belly Dancing 
Meets in the village hall every Tuesday evening 7.45 - 8.45pm. Further information contact Vanessa on 07952 684354 
Tai Chi 
Classes every Wednesday afternoon in the Village Hall from 2 - 3pm. Further information contact       
Robert Agar-Hutton on 07771 333369
   
Ruby's Ballet Academy 
Every Monday morning in the Village Hall 10.15 - 10.45am, Disco Duck dancing for 2 - 4 year
olds. Every Friday morning 9.30 - 10.15am "Mummy and Me" ballet and song for children 18 months to 3 years. Also Friday morning 10.30 - 11.15am adult ballet classes. Further information contact Lucy on 800245 or 077889 983403 
Village Hall 
The hall is available for hire by groups for meetings or private functions - Wi-Fi enabled. Further information contact the Hall here