Diary updated on 20/02/2018
Updated on 20/02/2018


Success of the village web site depends on the input from all the local groups, societies, businesses, services and venues. To be featured on the site please email the with all the relevant details, together with photographs (if applicable).

Development of the web site will continue over the next few months, so if you have any comments, suggestions, requests or questions please email the Photographs of the local area or events are especially welcome.

• Latest News •

Poppies St Philip's Church - 150 years

Poppies at St Philips

1918 - 2018

To mark the centenary of the first Armistice Day, we want to fill our churchyard at St Philip’s with 3000 poppies (approximately one for each person in the parish). These will be displayed in July when we celebrate the church’s 150th anniversary, and then again in November to mark Remembrance Sunday. Can you knit, crochet or otherwise create poppies that are (approximately) 10cm diameter, which we will either fix to 30 cm sticks (you can supply these as well, if you prefer) or attach to netting. Can you ask family, friends, your club or group, to participate, to mark this very special anniversary year?

For more information, or for a pattern, please speak to Jo Mackriell (email: jo29@mackriell.me.uk tel 01829 752639).

Posted 12th February 2018
Kelsall Medical Centre

We need your help to make
Kelsall's new Medical Centre a reality.

It has finally been agreed that Kelsall Medical Centre will be relocated into a new purpose built medical practice, which will be located on land behind the new Morris Dancer. This is envisaged to be completed in 2020.

The Doctors are keen that the new Medical Centre contains a Community Space, which will be used for medically related activities such as diabetic, age concern and young mum groups. They also want a place to encourage people to meet in order to address the growing problem of social isolation in sections of our community. Therefore the space will also be used daily as a Community Café, which will be run by volunteers.

Whereas the Medical Centre is already funded, the Doctors have asked if the village can raise the money to pay for the community space. The figure that is needed is £130,000.

The Patient Participation Group (PPG) has been tasked with running this fund raising effort.

This is a great opportunity to get Kelsall a fantastic facility but the PPG needs your help to make it happen. We need volunteers who have experience and enthusiasm to contribute ideas and practical assistance.

If you would like to join the team please contact us at:

Email: kelsallppg@gmail.com

Caroline Stein 751308

Michele Grant 752778

Humphrey Claxton 752905

Or visit our website www.kelsallmedicalcentre-­patientgroup.org

Posted 24th January 2018

• Upcoming Events •

Flicks in the Sticks - Goodbye Christopher Robin

Flicks in the Sticks - "Goodbye Christopher Robin"

Friday 9th March 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

After leaving London for the English countryside, writer A.A. Milne starts to spin fanciful yarns about his son's growing collection of stuffed animals. These stories form the basis for "Winnie-the-Pooh" and "The House at Pooh Corner," published respectively in 1926 and 1928. Milne and his family soon become swept up in the instant success of the books, while the enchanting tales bring hope and comfort to the rest of postwar England.

Starring: Domhnall Gleeson, Margot Robbie, Kelly Macdonald, Phoebe Waller-Bridge

Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752548

Pay on the door only. Doors open at 7.00pm. Refreshments available.

Clatterbridge Cancer Research - Jumble Sale and Grand Auction

Clatterbridge Cancer Research (Kelsall Branch)

Grand Auction & Jumble Sale

Saturday 17th March 2018 - Kelsall Community Centre
Opening at 1pm - Auction 2.00pm

Jumble and auction items can be delivered to the Community Centre on the day between 9.30am - 12noon only.

Please no large items of furniture (beds, sofas, etc.) or electrical items (TVs, computers, etc.).


Make SPACE......

St. Philip's Alternative Church Experience

Kelsall Community Centre, Sunday 18th March 4pm - 6pm

-> A relaxed Café style feel with a free hot meal.

-> Crafts and Activities for Everyone.

-> Soft play for toddlers.

All Welcome!
Click here for a list of the events this year.

Rev. Peter Mackriell 01829 752639


Sam Brady Poster


Sam Brady Poster
KADRAS and CRTA present


Award winning storyteller and failed Buddhist monk, Sam Brady,

performs two one-man shows in a single evening.

Kelsall Community Centre, Saturday 24th March
Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 pm start.


Written and performed by Sam Brady

This funny, heart -warming one-man show tells the true story of Sam's journey from businessman to Buddhist monk to single parent.

Things That I Say When I Don't Say I Love You

Witten and performed by Sam Brady, Directed by Hannah Banister

When Tommy is diagnosed with Alzheimers, his son, Ian and his wayward son agree to help him fulfil his life's dream to restore a classic car. But amid stripped engines, rusted metal and frayed tempers, the three men discover that piecing together the past can have unexpected consequences. A warm and uplifting one man play.

"Sam Brady's life has taken many twists and turns...but somehow he manages to find humour in the most difficult situations." Matthew Bannister BBC Radio 4.

"Life presented in its true form with highs and lows and much self-deprecating laughter throughout...Go see for yourself and maybe feel a little less cynical about life." Broadway Baby.

Tickets £10 from Jim Struthers 01829 751031 or jim.struthers2@gmail.com

Please bring your own drinks, glasses and nibbles.

The 10th Kelsall Beer Festival

The 10th Kelsall Beer Festival

Friday 9th and
Saturday 10th November 2018
Community Centre

Save the date...

If any companies are interested in sponsoring the festival, or anyone would like to volunteer, please contact us via our Facebook page: www.facebook.com/kelsallbeerfestival

• Notices •

Arthritis Care Arthritis Research UK

Come along to the Tattenhall Chronic Pain

and Fatigue Support Group

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
10am - 12am
Barbour Institute, High Street, Tattenhall, CH3 9PX

You are not alone, a very warm welcome awaits you. Refreshments available, hugs and information. Come along to share experiences.

For more information about the Group and to register interest in coming, please contact Sarah: cheshireacpfsg@gmail.com

Full details available here: Tattenhall Chronic Pain and Fatigue Support Group

OPAL - Older People Active Lives

Great News OPAL GoOnLine is returning to Kelsall

Starting Tuesday 13th February at The Royal Oak, 10am to 12noon

We are thrilled to be back at The Royal Oak an excellent venue for our free service for carers, or anyone over 60 years of age.

So if you lack confidence or just need a little help in using your laptop, tablet or mobile phone pop along and get one to one support from one of our experienced volunteers.

The sessions will run on alternate Tuesdays 10 am to 12 mid-day on February 13th & 27th and March 13th & 27th.

For further details see the OPAL GoOnLine website here: www.opalservices.org.uk

'2019 Photography Exhibition and Competition' image

St. Philips Church, Kelsall

150th Anniversary

2018 Photography Exhibition and Competition

"Through the Seasons in Kelsall

(and surrounding area)"

Adults and Childrens classes — 13 winning photographs will be chosen for a 2019 village calendar.

Prizes for the winners!

Photographs need not be recent and do not need to be digital - dig out some old snaps that fit the bill.

Photographs of the village welcomed for exhibition only (no entry fee) in addition to or instead of competition entries.

Entry forms available from 1st December at the Firs Veterinary Centre, local shops, St. Philip’s Church (generally open 10-4 daily), Kelsall Village website and St. Philip’s Church website www.kelsallparishchurch.org.uk.

Entries to be received by Friday 10th August 2018.

Full rules and entry form for the competition can be found here: 2018 Calendar Competition and Photographic Exhibition - Rules and Entry Form

A photography exhibition and voting for entries by the public will take place on Saturday 8th Sept, 1:00pm - 4:30pm and Sunday 9th Sept 12noon - 4:00pm at St. Philip’s Church Lounge with afternoon teas available.

Cheshire Primary Winner 2016/17 - Milo Forster


Cheshire Primary Winner 2016/17 - Milo Forster

dot-art Schools announces new exhibition venue
for Cheshire's inter-school art competition!

dot-art Schools is delighted to announce Chester's new culture hub Storyhouse as the exhibition venue for the second year of our inter-school art competition across Cheshire West and Chester, Cheshire East and Warrington.

dot-art Schools is currently welcoming applications from schools in Cheshire and Warrington to showcase the artistic skills of their Year 5 and Year 9 students. Registration is open until Christmas for mainstream and Special Educational Needs schools, both primary and secondary, to take part in the highly anticipated 2017/2018 art competition.

Storyhouse is Chester's brand new £37m theatre, library and restored 1930's cinema and will be proudly hosting the public exhibition of leading entries from Cheshire's dot-art School competition. The annual competition entries can be of any theme and will be shortlisted by noted arts professionals, culminating in a public exhibition with winners selected by an online public vote. A prestigious award ceremony is hosted for students and their families where the overall winners and runners up are chosen by a special guest judge.

Read more in the attached release: Press Release

Posted 19th November 2017
'The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas' image

The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas

Kadras has kindly allowed the full text of the book 'The Story of Kelsall' by Elspeth Thomas (with illustrations by Anne Saul) to be made available on the website. The book is in a text searchable pdf format. Click the link below to have a read of this fabulous resource.

The Story of Kelsall by Elspeth Thomas