Category Archive: News

Nov 18

Norman Johnson. Died 27 September

I would like to thank all the wonderful neighbours and friends in Ashford Carbonel who supported me so kindly and helpfully during what has been a traumatic and stressful year.  Norman first went into hospital in early April, remained there for two months, and was then in and out and, finally, confined to the house …

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Nov 18

Church Yard Clean up

An enthusiastic band (not all of them in the photo) have had 3 sessions to clear the Bales Tomb – on the North West corner of the Church.  Sadly none of the family now live in the area to be able to show them what a magnificent tomb their ancestors built, but it really is …

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Nov 18

Trev’s Bar – new opening

Due to popular demand we will be opening “early doors”  from five ’till six! Surplus draught beers from Sunday will still be discounted! “Early Doors“ Tuesdays will only continue with your support so let’s give it a go! Cheers! Dave and Matthew

Nov 18

Village Hall Update

The quiet season for the Village Hall is coming to an end as the winter programme of activities and events kicks in. Both Quiz Night and Flicks in the Sticks started during October and it was wonderful to see them back with good attendances. By the time you read this, the Grand Bric-a-Brac Sale (21st …

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Nov 18

Harvest Festival Event

Wow, what a wonderful Harvest Evening. The moon was full and shining through a clear sky as we came out of church.   The service was uplifting and short with cracking hymns and the church decorated beautifully with a stunning array of flowers and harvest goods. Then the supper…. What a happy gathering drawing in people …

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Nov 18

New Rector

A new Rector has been appointed for the new Ashfords Group, which St Mary Magdalene and St Andrew’s Churches are part of. Our new Rector is the Rev. Lynn Money. Lynn is currently a vicar in the Dunstable parish, in the Diocese of St. Albans. She was ordained in Hereford and worked for some time …

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Sep 24

Clever Girls

During the past months five of our members have worked very hard and put in many hours preparing their entries for both the Shrewsbury Flower Show and Burwarton Show. Both shows are held in early August which means twice as much work. The standard in both these shows is very high, the rules and regulations …

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Sep 24

In Memoriam

We are very sorry to report the sudden death on 14th July of Bronwen Coldwell at the age of 81. From her arrival in the village on Derek’s retirement over 25 years ago she has been an active and much loved member of the village community. Bronwen served as President of the Village Hall Committee …

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Sep 24

Historic Churches Ride & Stride

It was a day to remember to have Mike and Amanda`s wedding on the same day -we do not often have such joyful occasions … Pity the weather was not so accommodating!! I had a lovely day too – although I did get VERY wet three times – rather like a typical April day though …

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Sep 24

St Mary Magdalene Church, Ashford Carbonel is open for business

We have come a long way in the six and a half years since the Restoration Project bank account was first opened! It is a remarkable achievement to see the north nave of the church roof finally restored and the church open daily once again. Last year a number of community events were organised created …

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