Haughton Village News

Haughton Village News

Haughton Drive Sale - 8th August

There will be a Drive sale this Saturday, August 8th

St. Giles Grove, Haughton

1pm to 4pm

Harvey and Jamie

The Bell Inn Haughton

Every Wednesday throughout August!!! 
Give us a call to book your table.
We look forward to welcoming you all at The Bell

St Giles Church Services and Bell Ringing

Sunday Services across the Benefice for the next three weeks:

Sunday, 2 August, St. Mary's Church, Bradley, 10.00a.m.
Sunday, 9 August, St Matthew's Church, Derrington, 10.00a.m.
Sunday, 16 August, St. Editha's Church, Church Eaton, 10.00a.m.

There will be our usual Private Prayer services at Haughton on 2nd, 9th and 16th August.  Starting at 10am.  The Church Bellringers will start ringing at 9.30am for each of the private prayer meetings.

Wednesday  5th August Bell Ringers.
We had 5 ringers turn up, as Karen had got called to work.  We decided to change things slightly by putting Dick on the Tenor in the view of teaching him to Tenor behind.   We had some good steady rounds on the back 5 and tried some Plain Hunt on 3 with 4 and 5 behind.  The Plain Hunt needs a little more practice!

We then discussed VJ day (15th August) and have decided to ring on Saturday 15th, time to be confirmed. Discussing what we ought to ring, 75 rounds was suggested, but this would mean either standing on the backstroke or pulling off from the backstroke.  We decided pulling off on the backstroke may be more successful and so we finished the practice by practicing just that!

We are very keen to maintain social distancing, and so are only open to 6 ringers.  If you want to join us, please contact us beforehand to see if we have a spare rope, if we have you'll be more than welcome to join us!

St. Giles Church - Haughton

It was such a pleasure to welcome our new Rector, Rev. Cath Brumfitt to St Giles’ Church last Sunday for her first Service in the Benefice. Thank you to everyone who attended the service - complete with their masks! We are restricted through social distancing to a maximum of 27 members in the congregation and we reached capacity! These are strange times indeed and we thank everyone for being so understanding.

St Giles will be open for private prayer from 10a.m. - 11.00a.m (The church bells will ring from 9.30am) on August 2nd, 9th and 16th and on those Sundays, the Rector will be taking a service at each of the other parishes. We will try to keep everyone updated with what is happening across the Benefice.

Laurie Worthington

Shropshire Inn Steak Night and Fish and Chips Takeaway

The Shropshire Inn Haughton have Steak Night every Thursday 5pm until 9pm and are also offering a Fish and Chip Takeaway service, see menu below or click here to get a PDF file of the Menu.

Haughton Village Hall Re-Opens

Haughton Village Hall will reopen on Saturday 1st August, following the Covid lockdown and we look forward to welcoming hirers back. 
The Hall and all its furnishings have been deep cleaned according to Government guidelines, a risk assessment carried out, and measures are now in place to safely reopen.
The hall will be cleaned in between each booking and we have guidelines available to hirers with regard to social distancing rules etc.
New markings and signage is in place for disabled parking, and traffic calming measures have been put in place to try and reduce the number of unauthorised heavy vehicles coming onto the carpark.
If anyone has any queries please contact the Chairperson, Peter Skelson on Stafford 780564
To book the hall, contact Berni Chadwick on 07722 003626

Village Hall

Bell Ringing 29-7-20

Tonight we managed rounds on 6 for the first time since Lockdown.  Over the next few weeks, we are going to work on our handling techniques to really get our rounds good, before moving on to changes,

After working up a thirst we went and refreshed down to The Shropshire...  Although we're all still very carefully social distancing, it's great that things are slowly returning to normal.