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Berwick St James Parish Meeting - 7 Oct '21

Berwick St James Village Meetings on Thursday 7th October @ 7pm in the Reading Room and Online ( We are very much hoping the online will work, we have Christian working on making it possible and if anyone can make it work he can!).

We are looking forward to welcoming as many people as possible to the next village meeting and the agenda is attached. It will be the first gathering in the Reading Room since lockdown and the restrictions being lifted. So that everyone is aware there will be people present not wearing masks and so if you feel at all apprehensive please join online.



23 August '21

We are delighted to say that the Reading Room is now open!

For details, click here


Berwick St James AGM - 19 May '21

BERWICK ST JAMES Berwick St James Village AGM Wednesday 19th May@ 7pm Online.  The next village meeting will be held on Wednesday 19th May 2021. The meeting will be a ‘hybrid meeting’. This means that the only people actually present will be the Co Chairs, Treasurer and Secretary but it will be open to the village residents online like we have done recently.  A link will be forwarded nearer the time.  Agenda items should be submitted to either Christian Lange at The Black Barn or Sarah Humphreys at Berwick House or by e-mail to no later than Monday 17th May.   The full agenda will be published on Tuesday 18th May.


Update 21 March '21

As the weather is starting to improve and the light at the end of the lockdown tunnel becomes more visible, it is time for a quick up update for the village.

Moment of reflection – Tuesday 23rd March 12.00

Tuesday 23rd March has been nominated as a Day of Reflection, as it marks the anniversary of the first lockdown and thus provides an opportunity to reflect on all that has happened in the past year and in particular, the loss of so many lives.  

There is a one minute silence at noon after which the church bell will be rung for 5 minutes.

The Boot

Mike has written to say that the Boot will be opening up in compliance with the guidance from 12th April. This means that they will be serving in the garden only initially but we hope that in May people will be allowed in the pub itself. It will be so good to have a drink together at the pub again!

Village Art Competition

Following some fabulous entrants for our village Art Competition with the theme of ‘Berwick in Winter’. We are delighted to announce the following results and their awarded places. 

In the Adult Category :1st Place – Jane Rowe, 2nd Place – Nicky Street and 3rd Place – Paulene Patient

For the Children aged 12 years and under Category: We had one clear winner and the First Prize was awarded to Master George Ridley!

As promised the winning entries will be posted on our Facebook Site, Website (click here to view) and Village noticeboards. A huge thank you to ALL who entered and many CONGRATULATIONS to all our talented winners!

Village Notice Board

We are planning to refresh the Village Notice Board, by updating the current information and adding new. If any villagers would like to have a card displayed for their local business, or any community projects / activities etc. Please contact Hayley on 07774 926567 or

 Village Online Scrabble League

A number of us have been enjoying our Friday night games of scrabble over the last few weeks. We have resourced a web based platform, which enables 4 people to play a game of scrabble together online. It has proven to be hilarious fun with lots of laughter, as all the players compete with one another. It’s also been a great way to socialise together, whilst The Boot is closed. We will be continuing this for a few more weeks, so any new teams/ players are really welcome. Our next games will be played on Friday 26th March at 7pm.

If you would like to take part please contact Hayley on or 07774926567.


I have highlighted a few key points as discussed at the A303 Community Forum Online Meeting which took place on 17th March.   Click on this Link to go to that update.

Carolyn MacDougall

Easter crosses for decoration

As part of the celebrations for Easter, we thought it would be cheering to decorate the railings alongside St James’ churchyard.

Having seen the wonderful Christmas wreaths that villagers decorated, I have obtained some wire florist frames in the shape of a cross, which people can decorate as they wish.

If you would like a frame to decorate, please let me know and I will deliver to your house. They are currently just a wire frame, but could be filled with oasis or moss to make a base for adding flowers/foliage – Janey C-J has experimented adding oasis to one and it worked very well. Please make sure that there is something on the back (wire, string, ribbon) in order to attach it to the church railings.

Please take your decorated cross and attach it to the church railings on the morning of Good Friday, 2nd April. Or let me know and I will collect from your house.

With many thanks

Kate Glyn-Owen                                                                                                                                                                     01722 790961 / 970 115710

Next Village Meeting & AGM

The next village meeting will be held on Wednesday 19th May at 7pm. It will be held online again. This meeting will be our AGM where we will go through and approve the village accounts and also re-appoint the village committee members. The last AGM was held late due to the pandemic and was held six months ago on 28th September. We are now trying to get back to holding the AGM in the month of May in the normal way. The existing postholder have confirmed that they are happy to be considered for election at the AGM.

Christian Lange – Co- Chair

Sarah Humphreys – Co-Chair

Bill Hiscocks – Treasurer

Halley Burrey – Secretary

If anybody would like to stand for any of the above positions, please contact either Christian (790122) or Sarah (790 212) by 9th May at the latest

We are in the process of preparing an agenda for the meeting. Please could you let Christian or Sarah know if you have anything that you would like discussed at the next meeting.

Many thanks

Christian Lange & Sarah Humphreys

Co-Chair Berwick St James Village meeting