Parishes Magazine – June 2021


We are very pleased to welcome the Pierson family – Simon, Gemma and their two little girls, who will be moving to the village (6 Brook Close) shortly.  We hope you will be very happy here.



The feast of St Peter on 29th June is an important date in our calendar, as the church is dedicated to St Peter.  This year, we will be celebrating with a service at St Peter’s, Winterbourne Stoke on Sunday 27th June at 6.00pm and welcoming those from all 9 villages across the Benefice and there will be refreshments after the service.  Please let Olivia or Dee know if you would be able to help with flower arrangements in the church.

Churchyard Gates

Local contractors Ron Emm and Alistair Haggaty have been carrying out repairs and painting the gates to the churchyard.  Our grateful thanks for the funding of the gate renovations from: Trevor and Suzanne Witt; Colin Rose and the Rose family; Maggie Jones, wife of the late Brian Jones; the family of the late Margaret and George Rhind-Tutt; Matt & Karen Blair; Brian Currie and the Crouch Family; Ann and Ian West; and Maureen Rhind-Tutt, wife of the late Robbie Rhind -Tutt.  Your gifts were very much appreciated.  Thank you very much, Ian, for organising this.


Plant Swap

During the months of May and June if you have any excess of plants that you would like to swap or rehome, or even if you are looking for something in particular. You can list them on facebook in the comments of the plant swap post, put up a notice in the telephone box book swap or leave them at the end of your drive etc for rehoming.

Scarecrow Trail

Winterbourne Stoke residents are again invited to take part in our 2nd Village Scarecrow trail which will be held in June. This year the theme is “Characters from a book”.  All you have to do is build a scarecrow using whatever materials you have available to you and to display your Scarecrow in your front garden for a fortnight between Saturday 5th and Sunday 20th June.  

Big Lunch

The past 18 months have been super tough and it’s important to have something to look forward to. We are hoping to hold a village “Big Lunch” towards the end of July. We’d like people to come along and bring a picnic for themselves and their family. We are hoping to have some games for the children, possibly a BBQ and an outing for the village bunting.  We are encouraging everyone in the village to come together and get to know each other a little better. The date and venue are to be confirmed and dependant on the COVID rules at the time.  Look out on facebook and the village noticeboards for more information nearer the time.

Village Bunting

It’s the season for coming outside, to start socialising and BBQing after the colder and wetter months inside.  The Village Bunting is due to get its first big outing at the “Big Lunch”

after being created during the colder times, you can help make it longer and to see your handy work on show.

All you have to do is create a triangle of bunting (or however many you like) whether it be drawn/painted on paper, cross-stitched/appliqued, standard fabric triangles or even a photo printed and triangled.  Everyone of any age can take part.  Finished triangles can be pinned up on the string with the pegs provided at the church. Templates are available on the facebook group (in the topics section, “things to do”), the Parish Council website or hard copies are available in the church.

Make, Meet and Mend

If you’re a crafty type of person, maybe you would like to learn a new craft, have a few bits that need mending or just want to get out of the house to meet people, chat and eat cake, we are looking to set up a Make, Meet and Mend group to meet monthly. Bring along the project you’re working on and we can sit, chat, share techniques and skills….. or just eat cake!  We are looking to have the first get together towards the end of June, look out for posters about the village and on facebook for updates, if you’d like to register your interest email


Stall holders

Are looking for local crafts people who would like a stall to sell their homemade/handmade items at the Solstice Festival.


They will be also holding a tombola in aid of the “Little Stars Appeal” so if you have anything you would like to donate they would be very welcome.

Solstice Festival

The campsite will be holding their Solstice Festival 18-21 June.  Admission is free to all villagers.

If you would like any further information or have donations for the tombola please contact

Winterbourne Stoke entries

Olivia Dutton collates the news from Winterbourne Stoke to submit to the Parish Magazine.  Please contact her via  The deadline for going to print is noon of 16th of the month, so please make sure to send it to her by 14th of each month.

Winterbourne Stoke Parish Council