What’s on

Wed 21 Oct-Wed 28 Oct: Christmas Shoe Box

For details and a list of gift ideas, visit www.teams4u.com, or pick up a leaflet at the Community Centre, Corner House or the churches.

Contact: Joan Belshaw 01608 810130

Maureen Sparling · Link

Fri 23 Oct-Sat 31 Oct: Food support available at the Cornerstone

If you are struggling to feed the family during half term due to no free school meals, please come to the Cornerstone Monday - Saturday 10am - 1pm and help yourself from the food shelf of food cupboard foods. 

Any donations to the shelf from those who have spare gratefully received. 

Many thanks to the many people who donated carrier bags recently. 

Jo Paton · Link

Sat 24 Oct-Sat 31 Oct: Royal British Legion, Charlbury Branch - The Poppy Appeal

Poppies will be on sale at  Fiveways store, Charlbury Coop, and Charlbury Town Football Sports and Social Club from 24th October to 7th November. 

In addition, there will be a 'pop-up' stall selling poppies driveway from 10am to noon on Saturday 24th October in the War Memorial Hall driveway (in the Hall foyer if wet).

Jackie Hague · Link

Sun 25 Oct-Sun 1 Nov: NOTICE of Christmas Tree Festival at St Mary’s

Following the success of last year’s Christmas Tree Festival we have decided to run the event again this year. The dates will be Thursday 3rd – Sunday 6th December and we will have 40 trees available to sponsor.

Obviously things will have to be a bit different this year owing to Covid-19 but we are keen to celebrate the diversity and enterprise of our wonderful town even more in these strange times. We will make sure that you and your organisation can set up safely and we will use all the correct safety measures so the general public can enjoy the festival.

Please download your booking form here.

Maureen Sparling · Link

Wed 28 Oct: Your weekly Farmers Market - midnight deadline for ordering fresh veg, trout, cheese, eggs, etc collected outside Community Centre on Saturday (& SESI refills)

Order deadline midnight Wednesday (actually 7am Thursday if you get up early enough!) for collection the following Saturday.  Order your produce from StyanFamilyProduce.co.uk and pay online. In addition to a wide range of fresh fruit and veg from Worcestershire, you can also order Bibury trout, Stainswick Farm oils and dressings, Charlbury honey, preserves, free-range eggs and a range of Smarts single and double gloucester cheeses.

Please check your email on Sat morning for your collection timeslot in the afternoon between 2-3pm. To enable the safe collection of the pre-ordered boxes, there are 10 minute timeslots for up to 6 people to collect from 6 different collection points alongside the Community Centre organised by surname (name used for the order). Notifications are sent out on Saturday morning by email to everyone who has ordered a box. Please keep your 2m social distance and ensure only one person at each collection point at any time.

Items ordered will all be in your box EXCEPT the pre-ordered TROUT which needs to be collected from the Bibury Trout Farm van which will be on site. If you have just ordered trout without any fruit or veg then there won't be a box or a timeslot and you can collect your items anytime between 2-3pm. THE BIBURY TROUT FARM VAN WILL BE ON THE WAY BACK FROM A FARMERS' MARKETS WITH EXTRA ITEMS FOR SALE eg QUICHE FLANS OR CRUMBLES - SO JUST ASK ABOUT WHAT'S AVAILABLE - EVEN IF YOU HAVEN'T ORDERED IN ADVANCE.

Please bring your own bag to transfer produce from the box and please return egg boxes and apple juice bottles for reuse - there is a national shortage of egg boxes.

To reduce contacts maybe arrange to collect for friends and neighbours.  if you are doing this please email info@charlburygreenhub.org.uk and provide details so we can group your boxes together in the shade of the big tree by the entrance to the community centre for collection any time 2-3pm rather than have a specific timeslot.

House-bound and need your box delivered? Call the Community Centre on 01608 811878 or if engaged try 01608 819253 (weekdays only) or email your request to info@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk. These boxes will also be under the shade of the tree and can be collected the pre-arranged volunteers any time 2-3pm rather than a specific timeslot - BUT WE NEED TO KNOW THE SURNAME USED FOR PLACING THE ORDER SO WE CAN LOCATE THE BOX FOR COLLECTION BY THE VOLUNTEER.

Normally Styan come to Charlbury Farmers Market every 3 months from near Evesham, but since April we have been fortunate that they are delivering farmers market produce for collection in Charlbury every Saturday afternoon. There is a £6 veg box with a selection of seasonal vegetables but everything is able to be ordered separately to give you maximum choice. Throughout the summer we have enjoyed asparagus, cherries, and wonderful plums together with tomatoes, carrots, courgettes, curly kales, broad beans, peas, spinach, chard, salad bags, rocket, spring onions, sweetcorn, beetroot, cucumber, strawberries, etc, etc - all freshly harvested from Worcestershire. 

See CharlburyCAN Instagram for favourite recipes using seasonal food throughout the year and for tips to avoid food waste. Use #charlburyCAN etc hashtags to share your own favourites.

Dairy Kefir grains - available free of charge, please email info@charlburygreenhub.org uk to request some and bring a very small jam jar of milk to take some grains away.

SESI Refills - if you need refills for SESI household detergents then please drop off your clean empty bottles on Saturday afternoon during the veg box collection outside the Community Centre. These will be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday afternoon. Any refills dropped off at the Farmers Market can also be collected here.

NEW - Secure Paper Shredding - collect free sacks for your paper waste on Saturday afternoon during the veg box collection and then take them along to the next paper shredding collection which will be next March .

Looking for local food supplies? Check out useful summary of local food suppliers

Organised by Charlbury Green Hub in conjunction with Janet Burroughs from Charlbury Farmers Market, Nikki Rycroft from Patients Participation Group, and Tanya Stevenson from the Community Centre.

Christine Elliott · Link

Sat 31 Oct: Charlbury Halloween Hunt

As trick or treating is off limits this year, we've decided to offer a safe alternative.

Come to the Centre between 4 and 7.30pm to collect your maps, find as many haunted houses as you can, then come back to collect your sweet treats before 8.30pm.

Please let Charlotte know asap if you are going to decorate your house this Halloween, so we can add you to the map. charlotte@charlburycommunitycentre.org.uk

Tanya Stevenson · Link

Sun 1 Nov: Service of Thanksgiving for the Departed

St Mary's Church 4pm. 

All welcome

Jo Paton · Link

Sun 1 Nov-Sat 7 Nov: Royal British Legion, Charlbury Branch - The Poppy Appeal

Poppies will be on sale at Fiveways store, Charlbury Town Football Sports and Social Club, and Charlbury Coop from 24th October to 7th November.

Jackie Hague · Link

Thu 5 Nov: Charlbury Society Zoom Meeting Liz Woolley - Children's Experiences of WWII in Oxfordshire

The next Charlbury Society Zoom meeting will be held on Thursday November 5th at 8.00 pm  Members may join the meeting from 7.40 onwards

This months speaker will be Liz Woolley with a presentation on Children's Experiences of WWII in Oxfordshire

Please note this Zoom presentation will be for members only Membership forms are available from the secretary sec.charlsoc@gmail.com

The annual subscription is £8.50; free to under 18s.

Tony H Merry · Link

Fri 6 Nov: Femke Dekkers - Open Space

Charlbury Art Society

Zoom Discussion 6.30 pm

Dutch artist Femke Dekkers will discuss her work which is being exhibited at the newly opened Zuleika Gallery in Woodstock from 17th October until 16th November. 

She will be talking to Anstice Oakeshott who curated the exhibition. Anstice, an independent photography specialist and curator, has recently moved to Charlbury.

All Art Society members will be sent a Zoom link. If you are not a member and would like to join the discussion please contact 

Phil Roberts 


Tony Lloyd · Link

Sun 8 Nov: Remembrance Day Service

As with so many community and fundraising activities, the Royal British Legion has been affected by the regulations concerning Covid-19. However, the Remembrance Day Service will still be held at St Marys Church at 3pm on Sunday 8th November, although there can be no parade and there will be no rehearsal. As usual, this will include the Act of Remembrance and Wreath Laying Ceremony at the War Memorial.

Due to the need for social distancing, congregation numbers are limited to 55. Places can be booked in advance (contact Jane Parsons 01608 810822), or you can just arrive on the day, although early arrival is recommended in this case. The RBL Secretary and Church Warden will be taking names at the Church door for Track and Trace, or St Mary's QR code can be used. Sadly, there can be no refreshments afterwards. For further details, please contact Nick Potter on 01608 810388.

You can also join the Service using the Live Link https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC746kq-fPT0zM_5rPHRw_0w/videos

If you are having trouble please email Paddy Gallagher who will send you an alternative link after the service paddygallagher@hotmail.co.uk

Jo Paton · Link

Wed 11 Nov: Charlbury Art Society

Kieran Stiles

A history of the different still life meanings and the methods used by artists to achieve them.

From Roman Tomb painting to Michal Craig-Martin RA

A Zoom talk and demonstration

Members will be sent a Zoom link. If you are not a member and would like to join the talk please contact Phil Roberts


Tony Lloyd · Link

Thu 19 Nov: Charlbury Garden Society - November Talk

Apples through the Seasons

Our final talk for 2020 will be held online. Andy Howard from The Heritage Fruit Tree Co will be talking about ‘Apples through the Seasons’.

19 Nov 2020 7:30 p.m.

Please email membership@charlburygardensociety.org.uk to register. The Zoom link will then be sent out to all who have registered a couple of days before the 19th November.

To find out more about The Heritage Fruit Tree Company, see:


Geneviève Hug · Link

Fri 20 Nov: Poets of the Four Last Things

Gathered and livestream lectures run by Robert Fraser.

Friday afternoons 2pm - 3.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Charlbury, OX7 3TW.

Friday November 20: "John Donne and Death"
Friday November 27: "George Herbert and Judgement"
Friday December 11: "Gerard Manley Hopkins and Heaven"
Friday December 18: "T. S. Eliot and Hell"

Please email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk to book a place or for the livestream link. 

Jo Paton · Link

Sun 22 Nov: Learning from Mark

In the Charlbury churches the Gospel reading on most Sundays in the coming year will be from Mark's gospel.

Join us at 6.00 pm in St Mary's as John Partington explores the Gospel .. who wrote it, when & why;  and how it's different from the other Gospels.

All welcome.  (Social distancing will be followed:  please bring a face covering.)

John Partington · Link

Fri 27 Nov: Poets of the Four Last Things

Gathered and livestream lectures run by Robert Fraser.

Friday afternoons 2pm - 3.30pm in St Mary’s Church, Charlbury, OX7 3TW.

Friday November 20: "John Donne and Death"

Friday November 27: "George Herbert and Judgement"

Friday December 11: "Gerard Manley Hopkins and Heaven"

Friday December 18: "T. S. Eliot and Hell"

Please email parishoffice@stmaryscharlbury.co.uk to book a place or for the livestream link.

Jo Paton · Link

Thu 3 Dec-Sun 6 Dec: 2nd Charlbury Christmas Tree Festival

Advance notice that we will be running this event again this year. We want to celebrate the diversity of our town all the more in these strange times and so there will be 40 trees for local organisations to sponsor. More details of other events nearer the time but, if you want more information now, please contact hilli.waller@gmail.com. All proceeds in aid of St Mary's Church.

Elisabeth Partington · Link

Wed 9 Dec: Charlbury Art Society

An Evening with Elena Piras

Elena will talk about her life and play some of the music she has written as well as other work she finds inspiring

Elena Piras is an award-winning solo artist specialising in traditional Gaelic and Scots folk music. She has performed live extensively, including at the Opera North Twilight Season in Leeds in 2015 and the Box Full of Treasures festival in Italy in 2013, which was also the year she released her debut album ‘Journey’ to critical acclaim.

In more recent years, she has continued to make music despite near-death experiences (plural), multiple sensory loss, chronic pain and the inevitable highs and lows that go along with trying to make a success of a creative life in troubled times. Happily, she is now well on the way to completing her second studio album ‘Where the Wind Blows’ and is still an in-demand name on the live folk circuit. Some of this new material has already enjoyed radio play on the BBC Introducing in Oxford show.

Elena cites Charlbury’s incredible community as her foremost reason for settling here. The varied connections and support she has received - both in and out of music - have proven invaluable to her and she looks forward to making a few more after her talk and performance!

Charlbury Memorial Hall 7.30

Non members welcome £5

Tony Lloyd · Link

Sat 12 Dec: Charlbury Green Hub providing SESI detergent refills at Farmers Market

SESI Refills - if you need refills for SESI household cleaning products then please drop off your clean empty bottles on Saturday afternoon from 1.30-3pm outside the Community Centre at the weekly Styan produce collection. These will then be refilled during the week and be ready for collection the following Saturday afternoon. Empty bottles can also be dropped off at the CGH stall at the Farmers Market for collection the following Saturday afternoon at the weekly Styan produce collection. New full bottles for refill another time can also be purchased if ordered in advance by emailing sesi@charlburygreenhub.org.uk.

Refill price per litre (price for new refillable bottle including product)
£2.10/litre Washing-up liquid (unfragranced) (500ml bottle £1.55)
£2.20/litre Washing-up liquid (spiced ginger) (500ml bottle £1.60)
£2.50/litre Non-bio laundry liquid (unfragranced) (1 litre bottle £3.00)
£3.50/litre Biological laundry liquid (fragranced) (1 litre bottle £4.00)
£2.00/litre Fabric conditioner (cologne) (1 litre bottle £2.50)
£4.00/litre Delicate and hand laundry liquid (unfragranced) (500ml bottle £2.50)
£2.80/litre All purpose cleaner (lavender & rosemary) (500ml bottle £1.90)
£3.00/litre Cream cleanser (fragranced) (500ml bottle £2.00)
£1.20/litre White vinegar for cleaning (1 litre bottle £1.70)
£1.50/litre Window and glass cleaner (sea grass) (500ml spray bottle £1.50)
£2.50/litre Toilet cleaner (lotus & sea salt) (1 litre bottle £3.00)
£2.00/litre Hard water rinse aid for dishwashers (1 litre bottle £1.50)
£6.00/litre Hand soap (Fig) (500ml pump dispenser £3.50)
£6.00/litre Hand soap (English Rose) (500ml pump dispenser £3.50)

Also dairy kefir grains available free of charge - just bring a very small jar of milk to take some grains away in.

Summary of Farmers Markets in this area and other local food opportunities

Christine Elliott · Link

Sun 13 Dec: Messy NativiTea

Join us for an Nativity with a difference - a Messy NativiTea. Families are invited to join us for crafts, the Nativity story and a picnic tea at socially distanced tables. Places can be booked using Eventbrite - link to follow.

4pm in St Mary's Church. 

Jo Paton · Link

Thu 6 May 2021: Town Council elections

Provisional date. Postponed from May 2020.

Richard Fairhurst · Link

Sat 26 Jun 2021: Charlbury Beer Festival

The Charlbury Beer Festival will be back in 2021 - once again at Charlbury Cricket Club, just three minutes' walk from Charlbury station. There will be the usual fare of live music and other entertainment, good food (including vegan options), children's activities, and 50 real ales, as well as ciders, perries and fine wine, the World Open Singles Aunt Sally Championship, and the Culture Club tent with a range of talks and discussions, as well as a repeat appearance by the Choirs of Charlbury Primary School. All proceeds will go directly to good causes, both locally and in the developing world.

As always, we are grateful to our generous sponsors, and we would be delighted to hear from anyone interested in sponsoring a barrel to mark a special event such as a wedding, birthday or anniversary.


Edward Fenton · Link

Thu 9 Sep 2021: Charlbury Art Society

Industrial Art

Geoff Walton will share some of his fascinating collection of industrial art and talk about the artists who created these and some of the other works he admires.

7.30 Charlbury Memorial Hall

Non members welcome, £5 

Tony Lloyd · Link

Weekly calendar


  • 9.30am (termtime): Toddler group, Memorial Hall
  • 1.30pm-3pm: Tennis club
  • 1.15pm and 2.30pm: Strength & Balance, Community Centre
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 7pm-8.30pm: Scouts, Scout Hut
  • 8pm-10pm: Badminton, Community Centre


  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 10am-11am: Bump to Two, Community Centre
  • 11am-12pm: Well Baby Clinic, Community Centre
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Fish van, Market Street
  • 6pm: Bowls club
  • 8pm: Wychwayz Morris, Scout Hut


  • 9am-10am: Lean Gym, Community Centre
  • 10am-11am: Stay & Play, Community Centre
  • 10am-11.30am: Tai Chi, Methodist Hall
  • 11.15am-12pm: Toddler Gym, Community Centre
  • 11.45am-12.45pm: Qigong and Tai Chi, Methodist Hall
  • 2.15pm-2.45pm: Rhyme Time, Charlbury Library
  • 2.30pm-4pm: Walking Football, Community Centre
  • 5pm-8pm: Thai to Go, Spendlove
  • 6pm-7pm: Hatha Yoga, Community Centre
  • 7.45pm: Bell-ringing, St Mary's
  • 8pm: CBY Music Club, Rose & Crown
  • 8pm-10pm: Volleyball, Community Centre


  • 9.15am: Hatha Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • 10am-12pm: Font Cafe, St Mary's
  • 11am: Therapeutic Yoga, Memorial Hall
  • 4pm-5pm: Junior Sports Club (8-11), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6pm: Basketball (11+), Community Centre
  • 5pm-6.15pm: Beavers, Scout Hut
  • 7pm-9pm: Velo Pizzeria, Rose & Crown
  • 6.30pm-8pm: Cubs, Scout Hut
  • 6.30pm-7.30pm: Circuit Training, Community Centre
  • 7pm-9pm: Tennis club
  • 8pm-9pm: Walking Football, Community Centre


  • 9.30am-12pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • 9.30am: Exercise for 50+, Memorial Hall
  • 10am-12pm: Coffee Club, Community Centre
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis Club
  • 5pm-8pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • 7pm: Choir practice, St Mary's
  • 7pm-9pm: Youth Club, Community Centre
  • August 10am-12pm: Museum open


  • 9.30am-12.30pm: Donate and Take, Corner House
  • 9.30am: Mass, St Teresa’s
  • Morning: Coffee Morning, Corner Ho
  • Summer 10.30am-12.30pm: Museum open
  • 4.30pm-8.30pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove


  • 8am: Holy Communion, St Mary's
  • 9.15am: Mass, St Teresa's
  • 9.45am: Parish Communion, St Mary's
  • 10am-11am: Circuit Training, Community Centre
  • 10.30am: Quaker Meeting
  • 10.30am: Baptist Church Service
  • 10.30am: Methodist Church Service
  • 2pm-5pm: Tennis club
  • 2.30pm: Canoe club
  • 4.30pm-8.30pm: Fish & chip van, Spendlove
  • Summer 2.30pm-4.30pm: Museum open

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