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  • Church Bazaar 25th November 2017 in the Village Hall  
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    Church Bazaar 25th November 2017 in the Village Hall

    Raffle tickets are currently being sold door to door, and prizes this year include:  a three course meal for two people at the Rose and Crown, beer from Ramsbury Brewery, a family weekend pass for David Lloyd Leisure Centre, a chimney sweep from Sweep & Cheerful, two tickets to see Swindon Town play Notts County, a family ticket to watch Swindon Speedway at a meeting next year, a family ticket to watch Swindon Wildcats play in a league game, plus wines, spirits, Christmas floral arrangement, other Christmas fayre and many more prizes!  The raffle will be drawn at the Church Bazaar, where there will be lots of stalls including: cakes, gifts, bottles, books, bric-a-brac, toys, jewellery, children’s games, refreshments and more.  There will also be a display by Ashbury Neighbourhood Planning Steering Group.  Goods for sale can be brought to the hall after 9 am on the 25th, or prior to that given to a stall-holder.  We look forward to seeing you there.





  • Ashbury School Christmas Fayre - 30th November 5pm - 7pm  
    Last updated 1 month ago.

    Ashbury School Christmas Fayre - 30th November 5pm - 7pm

    Join us for a fabulous evening of Christmas cheer, Carols, Mulled Wine, Mince Pies, Santa’s Grotto, Cakes, Tombolas, Christmas Hampers, Raffle Prizes, Competitions and Games. There will also be many beautiful stalls with gorgeous original goodies for all your Christmas shopping under one warm and welcoming roof! Come along and support our little village school!

  • ANP Steering Group - MANY THANKS !  
    Last updated 3 weeks ago.

    ANP Steering Group - MANY THANKS !

    The ANP Steering Group would like to thanks everyone that attended the Public Meeting on Monday, 30th October.   Over 60-residents attended the presentation of the draft Plan policies by our consultant, Jeremy Flawn of Bluestone Planning.

    The Q&A session that followed the presentation produced a number of constructive suggestions, all of which will now be given full consideration by the Steering Group.

    Our thanks once again. 

  • Christmas Gifts for the Homeless  
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    Christmas Gifts for the Homeless

    Thank you to all those who have already donated items. We will continue to collect till end of the month. Threshold Housing in Swindon provide survival packs for those in need on the street and would really appreciate the following items which should be in good condition:  rucksack, sleeping bag, roll mat, torch, water/drinks bottle, lightweight waterproof jacket, gloves, woolly hat, socks. Plus new underwear, small toiletries (toothbrush, toothpaste, small shower gel, dry shampoo), baby wipes and unperishable food. During the last 6 month Threshold’s outreach team in Swindon have worked with 144 rough sleepers and 29 sofa surfers. Your gifts can be left with Norma Fergusson or Margaret Smith or left in St Mary’s Church.


  • World War 1 - 100 Year Commemorative Kneeler  
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    World War 1 - 100 Year Commemorative Kneeler

    Fourteen people have signed up to stitch an altar kneeler for the Craven Chapel, in St Mary’s Church, to commemorate 100 years of the ending of World War 1.  Stitching will start in January and hopefully the kneeler (in three sections) will be completed by Remembrance Day 2018.  The kneeler has been designed to incorporate the names of the forty soldiers from our parish who fought in WW1.  The total cost of designing and supplying the kit to make the kneeler is £558.  If you would like to help by stitching, or perhaps making a donation towards the cost of the kneeler, please contact Revd Norma Fergusson or Margaret Smith.  Haine & Smith Opticians have already kindly donated £100, and have given some 15% discount cards off the cost of new glasses purchased from them.  If you would like a discount card please email

Upcoming Events

Thu 30

How To Buy Jewellery

November 30 @ 14:30 - 16:30
Dec 09

Christmas Cake Decoration

December 9 @ 09:30 - 12:30
Dec 12

Christmas Wreaths Workshop

December 12 @ 09:30 - 12:30

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