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.
A celebratory party for the local communities is planned, including a champagne reception, dinner and live music with a Ukulele band, in a beautiful riverside setting in Corhampton. With help from the National Lottery Community Fund tickets will be sold at a subsidised price in order to encourage full participation.
Events for your diary, more details will follow nearer the time;
Postponed until further notice
Tuesday 24th March
FOSACC AGM with talk by Professor Ryan Lavelle, professor of Early Medieval History at the University of Winchester. 19.30 in The Meon Hall, followed by drinks and canapes.
Friday 27th March
Yew tree talk by national tree expert Toby Hindson at Corhampton Church at 6pm, followed by refreshments.
Sunday 29th March
Local singers/ choir will perform Olivet to Calvary (by J H Maunder) from scratch at 16.00 at St Andrew’s Church.
Sunday 5th April
As above at St Mary’s Portchester at 16.00
Saturday 2nd May
Rohan McCullough will perform “My Darling Clemmie ” in Corhampton Church at 18.30
Sunday 17th May
Winchester Cathedral Chamber Choir will perform at St Andrew’s Church at 19.00, followed by a wine and finger buffet.
Saturday/Sunday 6th and 7th June
A wildflower display on Saturday and Sunday in Corhampton Church with music and readings at 11.00 and 14.00 on Saturday only. A display of roses and herbs from 10.00 to 17.00 on both days in St Andrews Church
Saturday 13th June
Quiet Day 10.00-16.00 in Corhampton Church with use of Meonstoke Church facilities
Saturday 27th June
Celebratory combined villages party, The Old Vicarage, Corhampton; drinks, dinner and dancing at 19.00.
Tickets available from Easter at the Village Shop.
Saturday 4th July
Church Fete on Church Green from 12.30 with sale of commemorative mugs designed by local arts group.
Sunday 12th July
Athanasian Consort choir at Corhampton Church followed by refreshments at 18.30.
Sunday 19th July
Bishop’s visit and walk from church to church; Eucharist at 08.00 at Exton, refreshments on Church Green at 09.30 and Blessing of the new Icon at Corhampton at 11.00.
Sunday 13th September
The Four Marks Folk Band on Church Green with a cream tea and flower display of dahlias in St Andrew’s Church at 15.00.
Saturday 3rd October
The Madding Crowd, a local group who research and perform church and secular music of the English village bands and choirs in the period 1660 to 1861, will perform at Droxford Church followed by Supper with the Madding Crowd in Droxford Village Hall starting at 19.00.
Wednesday 21st October
Organ recital by Richard Martin at St Andrew’s Church, Meonstoke at 19.30.
Saturday 7th November
Exhibition of art produced by local artists and display of locally found ancient artefacts at The Meon Hall from 12.00 to 20.00.
Saturday 12th December
Christmas tree festival at St Andrews Church at 16.00; an informal family friendly event with carols around the trees, wine and mince pies afterwards. If you would like to sponsor a tree or decorate a tree for a village group please contact email@example.com