Thank you very much to everyone in the village who supported the Carols in the Churchyard on Christmas Eve. A splendid turnout of almost 100 to give a joyful start to the Christmas celebrations.
Join us in half an hour for the Wardington Carol Service in the churchyard. Optional Communion service follows.
A section of wall has collapsed onto the footpath between the old Plough pub and Chapel Cottages. The owners' agent has requested a builder attend urgently to make safe pending repair works in the New Year. Please take extra care when passing as this is currently unstable.
The St Mary Magdalene, Wardington, Christmas Fundraising Draw will now close on Monday 21st December. Please do consider buying some tickets if you haven't already. ENTER ON-LINE - CLICK HERE! Join our Church Christmas Fund Raising Appeal with Prizes to be won too! Prizes to include: Long week-end in cottage in the Yorkshire Dales Festive Christmas Hamper Champagne £30 Barn Farm Plants Voucher Mumford Butchers Voucher Case of Carlsberg Lager Case of Landlord Ale Wine from Majestic Wine Follow the link to the ticket page. Pledge the number of tickets you want and pay by BACS to be entered into the draw. Full instructions on the Prize Draw page.
Wardington’s very own Ruth Tuthill is running a marathon around the lanes to raise money for MIND. Please support Ruth by cheering her on as she runs through the village (twice) on the 19th December and if you are able, please consider supporting her fund-raising effort: https://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/RuthTuthill Ruth says: On the 19th December I plan to run a marathon… as the first lockdown began [my daughter] Florence was set some running challenges: fastest 5k and 10k by Millfield Hockey department. I decided to join her and started running again - having a challenge, a focus really benefited me and I enjoyed getting fit. I subsequently listened to the Jasmin Paris podcast of the Spine race – WOW! I then read
St Mary Magdalene, Wardington, Christmas Fundraising Draw. ENTER ON-LINE - CLICK HERE! Join our Church Christmas Fund Raising Appeal with Prizes to be won too! Prizes to include: Long week-end in cottage in the Yorkshire Dales Festive Christmas Hamper Champagne £30 Barn Farm Plants Voucher Mumford Butchers Voucher Case of Carlsberg Lager Case of Landlord Ale Wine from Majestic Wine Follow the link to the ticket page. Pledge the number of tickets you want and pay by BACS to be entered into the draw. Full instructions on the Prize Draw page.
Come and visit the Manor Pop-up Shop on Friday mornings between 10am and 2pm. Local Produce from Dodds Manor Farm Grass feed meat Organic Milk and Cheese Local Sour Dough Bread Organic Vegetables Flowers Amazing Olive oil and more Coffee cakes preserves
High above the beautiful Cotswolds, frothy white clouds scudding across a bright sky, a patchwork of fields studded with mellow stone houses below, tied to the outside, yes the outside, of a plane its engines drumming beneath me, yelling at the top of my voice, “I can’t believe I am doing this!” Wing walking is sheer, wonderful, awe- inspiring lunacy. My face literally flapping, air rushing towards me as we bank round to the right and then, stomach lurching, into a nose dive. It was over all too soon, but the sense of exhilaration will remain with me for a very long time. Katharine House Hospice is the most amazing place, giving wonderful care to people at their most vulnerable.
On the 1st of October I will be wing walking for Katharine House Hospice - Banbury because it provides support to patients and their families. When I first heard about wing walking I had a moment of madness where I thought 'I could do that'! My family were incredulous...I can't even go on waltzers at the fair. Katherine House provides tremendous support to patients and their families. In the last few years I have experienced serious illness myself. I know the power of the support that was given to me by my wonderful friends and family and the professionals who worked hard to get me back to health. I know I'll be terrified, but I hope exhilarated too. I am
Summer pop up dinners on Wednesdays in the Walled Garden with Lulu Cox The Land Gardeners team are all connected by a passion for nature. Be it in food, flowers, gardens or soil. Head Gardener - Charlotte Heffernan, Head of Climate Compost - Catie Jarman and Lulu Cox, former Sous chef of Rochelle Canteen, London are working with all layers of the land here at Wardington Manor, to bring you simple, delicious, nutrient dense food - grown, cooked and served with care and consideration. Join us on Wednesdays, to eat amongst the romantic gardens. From potting sheds and glasshouses to wild orchards and yew rooms... from long billowing borders to painted flower rooms, dining