Diary updated on 19/02/2020
Updated on 19/02/2020


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.

• Upcoming Events •

Flicks in the Sticks - OFFICIAL SECRETS

Flicks in the Sticks


Friday 13th March 2020 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

The gripping true story of Katharine Gun, whose job at GCHQ involves routine handling of classified information. Until one day on the eve of the Iraq war she receives a memo that reveals a dubious intelligence operation. A woman of principles she feels she can’t stand by and watch the world be rushed into an illegal war. She leaks the memo to the press, exposing a vast political conspiracy, and putting herself and her family directly in harm's way. Anchored by a fiery central performance from Kiera Knightley, this pacy, powerful, engaging thriller is a pertinent reminder that our world needs everyone to act according to their principles. “gripping, articulate and hugely relevant” Daily Mirror

Starring: Keira Knightley, Matthew Goode, Ralph Fiennes, Matt Smith

Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931.

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

North West Cancer Research (Reg No. 519357) Pool of Life (Reg No. 1111599)


Kelsall Village & Friends

Pink Charity Cake & Coffee

Willington Hall, Willington
Tuesday 24th March 2020 - 2.00pm

Come and join us, bring your family & friends. Enjoy, cake, sandwiches & refreshments in a lovely setting in the heart of Cheshire whilst helping to raise money for two special cancer support charities.

Tickets £5 per person. Please contact: Mike Meaney mike.c.meaney@gmail.com or 01829 751739

Tickets £5 this includes: Tea, coffee, sandwiches, selection of homemade cakes with musical accompaniment & prize raffle. Meet with Charity members!

Tickets also on sale Duttons Butchers Church St. Kelsall

3-Saints Circular Walk

3-Saints Circular Walk

Saturday 28th March 2020 [09.30 start]

or do it in your own time.

Get your boots on for this fantastic 14-km circular sponsored walk over local countryside to raise funds for St Philip’s, Kelsall, Modernisation Project. We start from St. Philip’s in Kelsall at 09.30 and walk to St. John’s in Ashton Hayes where we have a refreshment break. Then onto St Andrew’s in Tarvin for lunch before the final leg back to St. Philip’s for cake and drinks. The walk is unsuitable for dogs and young children.

If you wish to commit to walking and raising/contributing funds for this worthy cause please email - philpearson7@gmail.com for more details by end February 2020

Flicks in the Sticks - KNIVES OUT

Flicks in the Sticks


Friday 3rd April 2020 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

When renowned crime novelist Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) is found dead at his estate just after his 85th birthday, the inquisitive and debonair Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is mysteriously enlisted to investigate. From Harlan's dysfunctional family to his devoted staff, Blanc sifts through a web of red herrings and self-serving lies to uncover the truth behind Harlan's untimely death.

Starring: Daniel Craig, Chris Evans, Ana de Armas

Admission: Adults: £5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931.

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

'The Four Horsemen' image

KADRAS AND Cheshire Rural Arts present

The Four Horsemen

By Just Some Theatre

Kelsall Community Centre
Saturday 4th April 2020

The Four Horsemen is a satirical comedy which brings the fabled Horsemen of the Apocalypse into a contemporary setting.

Death and War see their lifelong friendship torn apart by jealousy and infighting after War begins a relationship with the upcoming Horsewoman hopeful Addiction. Pestilence introduced the team to his new disease which sends victims through a dramatic enactment of the Seven Deadly Sins and Famine struggles to bring together the team in harmony they haven’t seen since the Dark Ages.

This slick two-hander with high energy, physical comedy and slick, quick changes oozes enjoyment and will appeal to fans of Black Adder and Fawlty Towers.

“This is theatre artistry and technical genius at its best! Pure Magic!!!” TheatreReviews.Design

Doors open at 7pm for 7.30 start. Please bring your own glasses, drinks and nibbles.

Tickets available from 01829 751031 or online at Ticketsource.

• Notices •



The creation of a new wellbeing hub in Kelsall, Cheshire, has moved a step closer following a £17,500 financial boost from Trafford Housing Trust.

The Kelsall Wellbeing Hub will be attached to a new NHS Medical Centre also being built on the site off Chester Road. When it opens in 2021, the Hub will provide a range of services aimed at addressing social issues.

As well as providing support for people experiencing challenges in their lives, the Hub will include a daily community café to address the issues of loneliness and social isolation. The café will be run by volunteers who will be trained as Social Connectors and trained to listen, understand and signpost people to services provided by the Hub or elsewhere.

The grant from Trafford Housing Trust's Social Investment Fund comes as Laurus Homes, the housing development arm of the Trust, continues work on its nearby 166 home Earlsbrook development, which sits on the edge of Delamere Forest.

Alongside the contribution from the Trust, finance to create the Hub - which will cost £130,000 in total - has been raised through a concerted campaign led by Kelsall Patient Participation Group. Whilst the full amount has been raised, £73,000 is still needed to repay loans from individuals and local businesses, with more fundraising events planned for this year.

Humphrey Claxton, Chairman of the Group, said: "We are enormously grateful for this support from Trafford Housing Trust which has given our fundraising efforts a terrific boost. The Wellbeing Hub will be a great resource for the Earlsbrook residents."

Fay Jackson, Social Investment Manager, Trafford Housing Trust, said: "Our Earlsbrook development will comprise 166 homes and add around 600 new residents to the area who will be signing up to be supported by the new NHS Medical Centre and Hub. We were therefore happy to help out with some of the funding for the new Wellbeing facilities."

Trafford Housing Trust aims to invest £2million a year through its Social Investment Fund into projects that tackle poverty, address inequality, strengthen families and improve skills and employment opportunities to transform lives.

Posted 3rd February 2020
Volunteer OPAL - Older People Active Lives



14 hours a week, £10.75 per hour

Working flexibly across the week including occasional evening work, for a small rural charity providing social activities for older people and their carers.

For more information on what we do please visit www.opalservices.org.uk.

The post holder will be based at home, having contact with services, staff, members, and of course volunteers.

This post will require a well organised, people person, able to work flexibly, with access to transport.

Must be innovative, self-sufficient, computer literate, caring, and have excellent people skills, with experience of working with older people, carers and volunteers.

For an application form and accompanying information please contact us at info@opalservices.org.uk.

Completed application closing date: midday Friday 24th January 2020.

Interviews likely to be week beginning 3rd February 2020.

Rural Community Services (West Cheshire) registered charity 1143753

Working to reduce social isolation in rural West Cheshire

Posted 13th January 2020
St. Philip's Church Calendar


St. Philip's Church Calendar
St Philips




Following the success of the 2019 Village Calendar, St. Philip's Church 2020 Calendar featuring more wonderful photos of our beautiful village is now available.

Get your copy from: The Firs Vets, Kelsall Methodist Church, 'Sponsored Sing' event on 23rd November at St Philip's Church and the Christmas Tree Festival on 7th December.

Profits will go towards the Modernisation Project Fundraising.

Queries to:

Andrea Gray tel 752833


Kath Roberts tel 752209 kroberts18@talktalk.net

Posted 19th November 2019
St Philips

Kelsall Churches Welcome New
Ecumenical Minister - Revd Susan Banks

On Sunday 3rd November Kelsall Churches welcomed their new Ecumenical Minister Revd Susan Banks. Susan moved to St Philips vicarage with her husband Allan, just over three weeks ago from a parish in North Manchester.

To find out more visit the St Philip's Church page: St Philip's Church

Posted 19th November 2019
D&G Bus

82 Bus Service

now provided by D&G Bus

The 82 bus service has been taken over by D&G Bus. The timetable for the new service can be seen on their website here: 82 Bus Timetable. The terminus in Chester is now the new Bus Interchange, it does also now stop at Stand DD in Foregate Street.


Updated 19th November 2019
OPAL - Older People Active Lives

OPAL GoOnLine sessions in Kelsall

At The Royal Oak, Chester Road CW6 ORR, 10am to 12noon

Free GoOnLine service for Volunteers, Carers and the over 60’s continues to run in Kelsall.

So if you lack confidence or just need extra help in using computers, tablets or your mobile phone and would like individual support in a friendly and relaxed environment join us.

The sessions will run on alternate Tuesdays 10am to 12 mid-day.

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

Posted 7th September 2018
Sandstone Ridge

A Pictorial History of the Sandstone Ridge

The Sandstone Ridge Trust would like people’s help to compile a pictorial history of the wonderful Sandstone Ridge.

The Sandstone Ridge is one of Cheshire’s most distinctive landscapes, covering 230 sq kms (88 sq miles) of rolling hills and escarpments that stretch from Frodsham and Helsby in the north, through Delamere, Tarporley, Beeston, Peckforton and Bickerton, to Malpas in the south. This is rural Cheshire at its finest, linked by the Sandstone Trail.

The Ridge has a long and rich history that ranges from pre-historic landscapes through the Roman, Saxon and Medieval periods to the present day. Its appearance has been shaped by centuries of farming, forestry and use of natural resources, including water sources like ancient springs and wells, as well as sandstone, sand and gravel, copper, marl and other minerals.

Old photographs and postcards can provide a revealing snapshot into how people have interacted with the landscape over the decades and centuries. By comparing them with present day views it becomes possible to understand how the countryside, villages and buildings in the area have changed over time.

The Trust would like to hear from anyone who has old photographs and postcards of the Sandstone Ridge area. These can be either in their original (photograph/postcard), or scanned (digital) forms. If enough images can be found, it is hoped that they could be published in a small book for everyone’s enjoyment.

You can contact the Trust by emailing info@sandstoneridge.org.uk.

Posted 15th April 2018
'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