St. John's Church
Chelveston - cum - Caldecott

 CHURCHWARDENS
Arthur Wright  &  Richard Kirk

Church Lunches
Soup and a roll or tea & cakes will be available in our lovely village Church on Tuesday 16th Janauary
​12 noon to 3 p.m.
 Services at St. John's Church
Chelveston - cum-Caldecott

Every Sunday 9 a.m. Family Mass.


Sunday 17th December

Crib Service in church at 3 p.m.

Christmas Day
9 a.m. Family Mass
Knit & Natter Afternoon
A new event in church on the 4th Tuesday of each month.

Next meeting
Tuesday, 23rd January
1.00 p.m. to 3.00 p.m.
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Brenda and Sara welcome anyone who would like to join them to share in some quiet time and prayers for the community. This is very informal and will last no longer than an hour including discussion and fellowship. Please feel free to join us and let us know of any concerns that we can pray for. For more information contact Brenda on 07816 771702. We hope to make this a regular prayer time.
   
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.
December meeting on 11th & 25th January       

  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.

​Next meeting on Monday,  Monday, 15th January

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 .
Next meeting  on 10th January Richard Wells will give a talk on "Conducting Business in Japan"

  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 15th Janaury will be John Paul Carr giving a talk about "Wonderful Wellingborough Women"   
   
      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.
No meeting in December but will start again on 3rd January.
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 
Mindful Meditation
Group meets in the Village Hall on the first and third Wednesdays of the month
from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Next meetings on 3rd & 17th January

More information from Ann Leach on 07845778518
Village Hall 
The hall is available for hire by groups for meetings or private functions - Wi-Fi enabled. Further information contact the Hall here