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Bin Collections

From August 2017, bin collections in Bucknell will be on a Wednesday (rather than Friday).

This link shows the collection calendar through until 13 December 2017 - note that we are in South Cherwell and the first collection on a Wednesday will be the Green Bin collection on Wednesday 2 August.  


Church Garden Party


The Church Garden Party, held on 1 July 2017,  was an enjoyable social occasion for the villagers of Bucknell and for others who came in from elsewhere. We were very fortunate with the weather with cloud clearing to sunshine in the afternoon. Bucknell PCC is grateful to Derek and Kate Hedges who made their lovely garden and orchard at Manor Farm available. There were stalls, games and a ride behind a small steam engine. The most popular thing were the cream teas which were served throughout the afternoon around the tables and chairs kindly lent by Bucknell Village Hall. The tractor, car and motor bike display in the orchard opposite Manor Farm was a much admired attraction in its own right and well worth the £2 entrance fee which was charged. I was fascinated by the 1927 Francis Barnet motor bike. My father owned one in the 1930s and it was a joy to see one!

The net proceeds came to £1,041 which was an excellent effort and will go towards the "parish share" which St Peter's Church pays the Diocese of Oxford towards the cost of clergy stipends.

The "Bucknell 100 Club" which will now be run by Bucknell Parochial Church Council was launched at the garden party and we are offering numbers from 1 to 100 for a monthly draw to be held at the Village Hall Bingo session on the 1st Friday of each month starting in October. The cost of having a number is £20 per year, with monthly prizes of £50, £20 and £10. Proceeds will go towards getting a WC and a servery put in St Peter's Church. Please contact me, Kate Hedges or Pat Brain for further information or to participate. Only those over 18 years old may buy a number, however, an adult (who will be the recipient of any prize won) may buy a ticket on behalf of someone under 18. 

Rev.d Becky Matthew

Rev'd Becky Mathew will be leaving the Parish in July. The last service that she will hold in Bucknell will be on Sunday 16 July - this will be the 11am Holy Communion and will be followed by a Bring and Share Lunch at the Village Hall. All are welcome to either or both events to say a fond farewell to Becky and to wish her well in her new Parish.

Parish Council and Annual Parish Meeting

Monday 8 May from 7pm in the VIllage Hall


Local Choirs

Two local choirs will be holding concerts soon to showcase their work - and residents of Bucknell feature in both events  click on the links under Latest Events on the left side for details on purchasing tickets, prices and times. 

On Saturday 29 April, The Phoenix Singers are performing at St Edburg’s Church in Bicester - including Mozart’s Requiem, Bach’s Brandenburg Concerto No 4 in G Major and Vaughan Williams’ Serenade to Music - contact sallyro@onetel.com for tickets

Whilst on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May, the Wendlebury Community Choir will be holding its Spring Concert at St Giles’ Church in Wendlebury.  Pieces include songs from Les Miserables, the Rhythm of Life, Bridge Over trouble Water and many more. Proceeds of this event are in aid of Clearly Speaking who provide specialist Children and Family Support Services - contact beth.biddenham@btinternet.com for tickets


2017 Flower and Produce Show

The 2017 Flower and Produce Show will be held on Sunday 10 September - programme and class details and entry conditions can be found through the Flower and Produce Show link in the menu bar to the left.



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