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What’s On

What’s On in The Hendreds from Friday 8th December 2023


Church Services
Sunday 10th December 2023
9:30am – Holy Trinity, West Hendred, Holy Communion (CW Trad)
11:00am – Holy Trinity, Ardington, Holy Communion (BCP)
3:30pm – St Augustine’s, East Hendred, Christingle

7:00pm – 
St Mary’s, East Hendred, Ecumenical Service of
Carols, Readings and Choral Music for the season of Advent

St Mary’s Catholic Church, East Hendred
Sunday Masses:
9:30am, 6:00pm


Janice Burns & Jon Doran: Winter Folk Song at Snell’s Hall
Saturday 9th December
Doors open at 6:30 for a 7:30 start
The bar will be open.
Jan & Jon are an award-winning Anglo-Scottish duo who came together
after discovering a shared love of traditional music. Their songs tell vivid
stories about the nature of life and our place in the world.

Tickets: £16 cash on the door, or £14 online (plus £1.50 booking fee) at

Camelot the Panto!
Snells Hall, East Hendred
Join us this January for a tale of knights,
witches, princesses and dames!
Friday 26th January @ 7.30pm
Saturday 27th January @ 2pm and 7.30pm
Sunday 28th January @ 1pm
Pay bar and ice creams at all performances
All tickets now on sale at

HEG Community Larder and Cafe
Monday 11th December at Snells Hall
Cinnamon Cafe: 9am to 5pm
Session 1: 4:00 – 4:45pm – Cycle or walk
Session 2: 5:00 – 5:30pm – All means of transport
To join the larder click below

Springline Singers 
are holding an Open Rehearsal on
Thursday 14th December at 7.30pm at Snells hall.
Do come and join us and hear the choir singing a variety of
songs and carols.
Plus possibly be inspired to join the choir in January.
Refreshments will be provided plus a collection for a
Breast Cancer charity.

Hendred Vineyard
Allins Lane, East Hendred
Two new sparkling wines have landed including a sparkling rosé.
Shop open Saturday 16th December 4.30-6.30pm –
drop in between those times for a free
taste of the new range.
Single bottles, mixed cases and gift boxes available.
Visit Hendred Vineyard web page to ‘click and collect’ wines.
See facebook and instagram for latest local wildlife activity!

Decorating St Augustine’s Church for Christmas

Sunday 17th December, 2:30 to 4:30pm
A festive occasion for all the family.
St Augustine’s Church welcomes you to bring your
children to help decorate the church.
Children’s Advent craft decorations will be provided.

Hendred Mummers!
Boxing Day – 26th December, 12:15pm
Join us as the steady beat of the drum announces the start
of the traditional Mummers’ play outside the Eyston Arms
this Boxing Day at 12.15.
This play was traditionally performed by the labourers and
artisans in the village but sadly came to an end and the words
forgotten until James Madison Carpenter, an American folklore
collector’s work became available online, and the words of the
Hendred Mummers could be revived. James came to this
country in 1933 to tour around looking for remnants of the old
Mummers’ plays and spent some time with Rose Kimber in
East Hendred and noted the characters and words she had
learned at her father’s knee.  The play was first revived in
East Hendred in 2019 to rapturous applause and has gone
from strength to strength under the guidance of Robin Hine
and his team of enthusiasts.

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