Category Archives: Social Events

Barn Dance

Come to the free Barn Dance at St George’s on Saturday, February 25 at 7pm.

There will be dances suitable for all with clear instructions from caller Kris Lawrence and music by Cajun Boogaloo, and a guest appearance by Jackstraws Morris.

No charge, just come along and have fun. Bring your own drinks and snacks. There will also be a raffle and an opportunity to donate to church funds.

See you there!

Snowman Drive

We’ve not seen much of the snow, but you can still create a snowman or two at our Snowman Drive at St George’s on January 14th, 6pm-9pm.

This is a seasonal variation on a beetle drive and is a fun way to cheer up a dark winter evening. Create your snowman by rolling a die, then move move from table to table.

Bring your own snacks and drinks. If you want a fish and chip supper this will be available for £10 but you must book ahead for this. Please also let us know if you are coming even if you don’t want supper as this will help us judge numbers. Contact Maxine on or 01252 318135.

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Free Family Fun Day

Come and have some free fun this half-term!

Everyone is welcome at our free Family Fun Day with a free lunch which will take place on October 27, 10.30am-1pm at St Mark’s Church.

There will be crafts, music, games, table tennis and a lunch with vegetarian and meat options. There will also be a quiet area for those who prefer this and an adviser to talk to families about special needs if required.  Free of charge, donations welcome. For more information email Michelle.

Free Barn Dance

Come to the free barn dance at St Mark’s , Upper Hale, on Saturday, October 15th, at 7pm, with local favourites Cajun Boogaloo, well known for their presence at festivals, clubs and pubs around the UK and in Europe.

There will be traditional reels, square dances, circle dances and a lot of fun for all ages and abilities, with clear instructions from caller Kris Lawrence. Those who don’t feel energetic or who need a rest can sit at the tables around the church. People are invited to bring their own food and drink, but tea, coffee and cake will be available for sale. There is no entrance fee but donations are welcome.

Come and join the fun – all ages and abilities welcome!

Cajun Boogaloo

Friday Night is Games Night!

Friday Night Games Night is back!

The ‘Youth Club for all ages’ is back at St Mark’s on the second and fourth Fridays of the month from 7-9pm, so the next two are November 11th and November 25th.

We have the table tennis tables out, along with our small pool table, board games, jigsaws, and maybe even a game of sock golf. There will be teas, coffees, squash, cake biscuits served and a lot of chat.

All welcome. For details, contact Stella Wiseman,, 07842 761919.

Book your tickets for the Harvest Supper

Saturday, October 1, 6-9.30pm

On Saturday, October 1, there will be a Harvest Supper at St George’s for the whole parish, with supper, entertainment and a raffle, starting at 6pm. Bring your own alcohol but soft drinks will be provided. Tickets are £10 adult; £5 child (under 16).

It’s always a great evening and if you fancy taking part in the entertainment, let Kris Lawrence know by emailing her at Tickets will be available in church or from Kris at the above email address, or call Stella Wiseman on 07842 761919.

At the Harvest Supper we will be auctioning these two lovely Nativity sets, made by Michelle Chapman’s father. There is a three-piece set (four pieces if the manger and baby are separated) and a 12-piece set (13 if manger and baby are separated) All money raised will go to church funds.

Top picture by Lena Volkova on Unsplash

Craft Market and Free Harvest Lunch!

We are holding a craft market and free harvest lunch on Saturday, September 17, at St Mark’s Church, from 10am to 2pm, with a free lunch served from noon.

Come and browse the stalls, full of beautiful craft items, listen to live music, and enjoy a free lunch which we are offering in conjunction with the Hale Community Centre and Community Fridge which is dedicated to sharing good food with everyone and reducing waste.

Everyone is welcome and admission is free.

Free Family Fun Day

Join us for a FREE family fun day on Friday, August 19th, 10am-1pm, at St Mark’s Church, Upper Hale (next to Tesco Express).

Free lunch provided, plus music, craft, table tennis and a chance for parents to relax and chat. Everyone welcome.

You can find out more by messaging us here or emailing Michelle –

See you there!

Save the date for the parish fete!

The parish fete will take place on Saturday, July 9th, 12-4pm at St George’s Church, Badshot Lea.

This is a whole parish fete, hosted by St. George’s, and we are now collecting bottles (for the bottle tombola), items suitable for tombola prizes and toys in good condition. Please leave these safely in any of our churches for collection. On the day we would appreciate donations of cakes.

There will be a craft fair there, a raffle, tombola, barbecue, a bar, tea cup ride, games, refreshments, entertainment, and a chance to catch up with friends.

We also now have raffle tickets for sale – please buy some and take some to sell to your friends. Any questions, contact Maxine Everitt.