CORHAMPTON CHURCH IS BELIEVED TO HAVE BEEN BUILT IN 1020 AND HAS BEEN IN CONTINUOUS USE FOR THE LAST 1000 years. It is a living monument to our rich heritage. In celebration, the community is planning a series of cultural and community events. With the help of The National Lottery Community Fund, Winchester City Council, and Hampshire County Council, the aim is to foster inclusivity across the whole village and to enable everyone to participate in the celebrations.
The following community events are being planned:
A series of performances in local community spaces together with musical entertainment during events.
A tapestry is being produced by the local school children, ably assisted by community volunteers meeting every Thursday afternoon at the school. This will involve a timeline covering the last 1000 years. Commemorative mugs are being produced and will be given to all local school children.
An exhibition of locally produced artworks and historic artefacts.
Flower arrangements will be produced from local gardens to decorate some events and two flower displays in the churches are planned. There will a display of wildflowers, roses and dahlias. The children at the school will also be learning about herbs through the ages and growing some too.
Events for your diary, more details will follow nearer the time;
Once again we are hoping that our postponed events for the celebration of the 1000th birthday of our beautiful Saxon Church at Corhampton will be able to go ahead this year. So, below, you will find many of the events we have in store for you. The majority are free or at minimum cost. We would be delighted to see you at any or all of them. Booking may be through Eventbrite.
There will be more publicity in the Bridge as the year unfolds, but please look at the page on the Bridge website http://www.bridgechurches.org.uk/c2020/ for any last minute changes, should the Covid pandemic affects our plans.
Sunday 31st January – 10.30 St Andrew’s and Church Green – Dedication of the new St Andrew’s Noticeboard as part of, and after, Sunday worship
Sunday 21st March – 16.00 Rehearsal, 19.00 Performance St Andrew’s – J H Maunder’s Olivet to Calvary from scratch. Described as a sacred cantata, it represents the scenes which mark the last few days of Christ’s passion. Come and join local singers and professionals. Music scores will be provided.
Saturday 8th May – 18.30 Corhampton – A moving and entertaining portrayal of Winston Churchill’s devoted wife “My Darling Clemmie” by renowned actor Rohan McCullough
Friday 21st May – 19.00 Meon Hall – One-man show by poet, rebellious priest and psychotherapist David Keighley following the publication in the US of his work “Poetry, Piety and Psyche”
Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th June – 10.00 to 17.00 Corhampton and St Andrew’s – Flower displays, with music and readings at 11.00 and 14.00 on the Saturday in Corhampton
Saturday 26th June – 10.00-16.00 Corhampton/Outside – A day of spiritual reflection
Saturday 3rd July – 12.30 to 16.00 Church Green – Church Fete with celebrity guests “Top Banana Circus”
Sunday 11th July – 18.30 Corhampton – Athanasian Consort join us for a Choral Evensong
Sunday 12th September – 15.00 Church Green and St Andrew’s – Four Marks Folk Band and cream tea with dahlia display in the church.
Sunday 19th September – 19.00 St Andrew’s – Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir will perform and a finger buffet will be served.
Friday 24th September – 18.30 Corhampton – Yew Tree Talk by national yew tree expert Toby Hindson. Gather around our special tree to start the exploration.
Saturday 2nd October – 18.30 Meon Hall – The Madding Crowd band performing music from 1660-1861 and a delicious Harvest Supper
Tuesday 19th October – 19.30 St Andrew’s – Organ recital by our very own Richard Martin
Saturday 6th November – 12.00 to 20.00 Meon Hall – Exhibition of art produced by local artists and display of locally found ancient artefacts
December – Christmas Tree Festival – details to be confirmed
Guy Liardet will be selling copies of a booklet of his historical articles published in the Bridge, and a few mugs are still available via Gregor Logan. Both at a bargain price of £5 each. Buy them whilst you can.
Refreshments will be available at events
Donations may be requested
With the support of the National Lottery Community Fund, Hampshire County Council, Winchester City Council and the South Downs National Park
Fostering inclusivity across our Villages