SUMMER FETE – BARROWDEN – starts at 12.00, 29th June. 

Lots of family fun on the village green ; BBQ, Pimms, traditional fete stalls;classic cars.

Battle of Britain Flypast.

Plus the renowned Duck Race on the pond.

Proceeds to St Peter’s Church and village groups.


Plus on the next day :
Sunday  June 30th from 12 noon until 5pm.8 interesting gardens will be open to the public.Tickets on the day from the tent onthe Village Green. £5.00 for adults

Accompanied kids under 16 go free. 

Cream teas available in one gardenProceeds to St Peter’s Church Re-ordering. 

Ride + Stride 2019

RIDE AND STRIDE Saturday 14th September 2019.

Rutland Ride+Stride is a sponsored event for cyclists, joggers, walkers and horse riders. The event is held in Rutland once every two years in order to raise money for the preservation of the county’s beautiful and ancient church buildings. Ride+Stride was last held in 2017, and the next event is Saturday 14th September 2019.

Participants challenge themselves to visit as many churches as they can by their chosen mode of transport and at the same time raise money to support the work of the Rutland Historic Churches Preservation Trust. Whilst many of our participants choose to walk or cycle we welcome anyone who is willing to take on a personal challenge. Horse riders are welcome and we’d love to see a unicyle or three-legged team or mobility scooters!

Have a fun day and help support the Churches of Rutland. 

Sponsorship forms are available from Patrick and Judith 01572737199.

New labyrinth

My wife Lesley and l recently invited friends, family and neighbours to help us with the Dedication Ceremony (inauguration) of our new Chartres-inspired labyrinth, which has been two years in the making here at Chater Valley Farm, Pilton. The labyrinth is open to the public but we just ask that people wishing to walk it contact us beforehand in case we’re tied up with farm work. Here is a link to the Veriditas website telling you about labyrinths.

I trained as a Labyrinth Facilitator with Veriditas last year at Bedford University. Our labyrinth is a “medieval” design based on the famous labyrinth at Chartres cathedral in France. We were inspired to build it after reading the words of Danish philosopher and poet Soren Kierkegaard, who said: 

“Every human being comes to earth with sealed orders. However we need the tools to find our orders and decipher them. Many people find their way to the labyrinth in searching for their own special talents. The labyrinth is a transformational tool that can help people discover their sealed orders.”

The labyrinth and the meditative walks it offers is the final step in the offerings here ar Chater Valley, which include ‘Back to Nature’ Retreats, Equine Therapy, Biofield Tuning, Sound (& Gong) Therapy & Healing, and Wellness workshops.

So there are now two labyrinths in Rutland that we are aware of. The other one, known simply as The Old Maze, is of course in Wing itself and is one of only eight surviving turf labyrinths, and has existed for a couple of hundred years.

We shall occasionally be organising special hosted events such as combined SoundBaths and candlelit labyrinth walks. Email us if you’d like to know the dates.

Or if you’d prefer to walk the labyrinth alone or with friends please call us on 01780 720660 or 07768 466968.

Malcolm & Lesley

Wing Village Garage/Table Top/Yard/Car Boot Sale

Wing Village Garage Sales

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PLEASE READ AND TAKE PART – the more the merrier!

Thanks to all of you who have said you will have a sale (garage/tabletop/car boot) at your homes on June tabletopyard sale

The same day it will be Open Studios and refreshments are to be served in the Village Hall.

The sales will be 10am-2pm and please donate 10% of your takings to the Village Hall.

Herds of Words and Hosts of Notes

Friday, June 7, 7pm

Wing Parish Church

Herds of Words

Scan 4You are all invited to an evening of poetry and readings, fun, laughter and nibbles at Wing Church kept in order by

Bob Rollett

– the narrator of 350 audiobooks


Hosts of Notes

tunefully arranged and blown for you by

The Beaufort Wind Quintet


An entertaining programme of poetry and prose totalling well under 2 hours … including musical intervals

Tickets £12 (to include drink and nibbles) from Jeffy Wood 01572 737465 Jane Peach 01572 737220 Alice Hill 01572 737516

All proceeds in aid of St. Peter and St Paul’s Church, Wing.

Litter Louts

From Linda Clark, Wing
We don’t have to put up with this!

A world-wide problem!

Some of us are taking a bin bag on our walks and picking this crap up but we shouldn’t have to. If you see the perpetrators get their numbers and report them!

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January 13th. Wing Hollow to Preston junction, right hand side only.

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20th March. Three Stella Artois cans from Wing Hall entrance to Top Street.

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9th March 14 Stella Artois cans from beyond Mill Close to junction back towards Wing Preston at top of hill.

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28th February. Buttonhole

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23rd Feb.Wing Hollow to Top Street/Reeves Lane.

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11th February Wing hollow to Top Street. 2h Stella Artois 2 Guiness

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Friday 25th Jan. Wing Hollow to Reeves Lane

Songs on a Summer evening – 11th August, Old Wing Hall

Songs on a Summer evening at The Old Hall Wing

performed by

International Mezzo Rhonda Brownerhonda-browne-square accompanied by Phillip Thomas.

Sunday 11th August at 7pm.

Rhonda Browne was a student of the National Opera Studio,  ROH Jette Parker finalist and winner of the London Wagner Society’s Bayreuth Bursary and Audience Prize.  Her many engagements have included performing at the Royal Opera House, English National Opera and Longborough Festival Opera’s Ring Cycle.
Phillip Thomas has worked as Conductor and Vocal Coach in professional opera for over four decades from Head of Music at English National Opera to the Cardiff Singer of the World. He is also Music Director of the newly formed Northampton Opera Group.

Their recital will include the wonderful songs of Mahler and Elgar’s “Sea Pictures”  amongst songs by other well-known Composers.

Something for everybody to enjoy.

Tickets at £20 on sale from 1st June. 
Numbers are limited so book early.
Please contact Lindsay O’Connor at Bayford Grey Concierge on 07970 998862 or Jacqueline Straubinger-Bremar on 07785938709
Join us for an evening of beautiful music at The Old Hall Wing.  From 5pm, before the concert, you are welcome to bring your own picnic to enjoy in the garden (or in the marquee)  or visit our pop-up delicatessen to top-up your picnic.
There will be a paying bar with a good selection of Wines, Gin and soft drinks during the interval and before the concert.
All proceeds will be split between Wing Parish Church and Wing Village Hall.

From the Heart of Rutland

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