Diary updated on 16/12/2018
Updated on 16/12/2018


Seasons Greetings

*** Merry Christmas to all and ***
* best wishes for a Happy New Year. *

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 •

Picture of Red Robin by Noah Simpson

Christmas 2018

Date Time Location Details
Sunday 23rd 9.00am St Philip's Holy Communion (said)
Sunday 23rd 10.30am St Philip's Morning Worship
Sunday 23rd 10.30am Methodist Church Nativity Service
Monday 24th 4.00pm St Philip's Christingle Family Service
Monday 24th 11.00pm St Philip's First Communion of Christmas
Tuesday 25th 10.30am St Philip's Family Communion
Tuesday 25th 10.30am Methodist Church Christmas Celebration
Sunday 30th 10.30am St Philip's Morning Worship
Flicks in the Sticks - The Post

Flicks in the Sticks

"The Post"

Friday 4th January 2019 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

THE POST is a thrilling drama about the unlikely partnership between The Washington Post's Katharine Graham, the first female publisher of a major American newspaper and editor Ben Bradlee, as they race to catch up with The New York Times to expose a massive cover-up of government secrets that spanned three decades and four U.S. Presidents. The two must overcome their differences as they risk their careers - and their very freedom - to help bring long-buried truths to light.

Starring Meryl Streep and Tom Hanks.

Admission: Adults: 5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931.

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

• Notices •

Wellbeing Hub Fundraising

Wellbeing Hub Fundraising

Fundraising for the proposed Wellbeing Hub is under way with the delivery of leaflets to every household in the village.

The response since the campaign started has been very encouraging but we do urge everyone to act now to make a donation or buy a Bond. There is no limit to the number of Bonds that you can buy.

It is very important that we get to our target of 115,000 by the end of March as we have to be in a position to give the builder the go-ahead to get construction of the Hub under way. This is the main reason for the Bonds as they will buy time for us to run fundraising events and make grant applications.

If you have questions you can go to the FAQ page of www.kelsallppg.com.

To buy Bonds call Humphrey on 01829 752905 or Alan on 01829 458396.

Donations are easy to make on line (preferred) by going to www.kelsallppg.com and clicking on the MyDonate button or by BACS to Kelsall PPG, sort code 20-51-08, account number 43443957 giving your name as the reference, or by cheque made out to Kelsallppg and sent to 87 Old Coach Road, Kelsall, Tarporley CW6 0RA.

Updated 28th November 2018
Sandstone Trail


WALK THE SANDSTONE TRAIL - In Aid of Kelsall Wellbeing Hub

The trail runs from Frodsham to Whitchurch over 34 miles/55 kilometres. It is easy to moderate in difficulty, generally flat and with some short steep sections. It provides an invigorating walk over some of the best countryside in Cheshire. If you wish to do all or part of the walk and help to raise funds for The Kelsall Wellbeing Hub please contact me by e-mail.

Please note that you will need to be prepared to manage your own equipment, refreshments and risk. When I know the numbers involved, I’ll arrange a meeting in January to agree a suitable date and make more specific plans.

Regards, Phil Pearson.


34 miles [55kms] over 3 days in Spring 2019.



We'll meet in January 2019 to make more specific plans!

Updated 28th November 2018
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.


Posted 7th November 2018
Cheshire Core Pilates

Cheshire Core Pilates

Due to popular demand new Physiotherapy Led Pilates classes will be starting on Wednesdays from 9th January 2019 at the Lounge, St Philips Church, Kelsall. A beginners class will be held at 6:30pm and an intermediate class at 7:30pm. This is in addition to Monday classes which are currently held in Kelsall Methodist Church. Beginners at 6:15pm and Intermediates at 7:15pm.

To book your 5 taster session please contact Sarah Lloyd, Physiotherapist Bsc, MCSP, HCPC. Mobile: 07813 297757, email: sarah.lloyd-pilates@hotmail.com or Facebook/Cheshirecorepilates.

All levels catered for from beginners to advanced. No previous experience of pilates required.

Posted 7th November 2018
Kelsall Village Calendar Poster


Kelsall Village Calendar Poster
Kelsall Village Calendar

Kelsall Village Calendar 2019

Available Now

The 2019 Village Calendar is now available! A4 size in full colour.

Only 5 per calendar

Available from: The Firs Vets, The Boot Inn, Andrea Gray - tel 752833 or Kath Roberts - tel 752209. They are also being sold at the Beer Festival from about 6-8pm. Cheques payable to ‘St. Philip’s Kelsall PCC’

Winning photos by Karen Elliott, John Diggle, Jeff Mulholland, Ian Littler, Anne O’Donnell, Elaine Shakspeare, Dave Shakspeare, David Evans.

Posted 7th November 2018
Print Hub

New Entry on the Business Pages

Print Hub

Print Hub offers full printing services including banners, posters, brochures, flyers etc. They also offer higher end signage solutions including A Boards, acrylic signs, flags etc. Finally, they offer in-house graphic design services.

For further details see the entry here: Print Hub

Contact: 07492 680 999 Email: Sales@PrintHubServices.com or visit the website at: Print Hub

Posted 7th November 2018
Kelsall Pink Charity Walk 2018 Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

Kelsall Pink Charity Walk

Sending out a big, BIG "thank you"! to all you wonderful people who made this Pink Charity Sponsored Walk such an outstanding success. To date we have helped to raise over 3400 for our two special charities NW Cancer Research and Pool of Life (breast cancer survivors charity). This smashes our target of 2500. And donations are still coming in!!

This could not have been possible without all the 100+ walkers who turned up and all your supporters and sponsors. In addition the event would have not been so enjoyable for everyone without the skills and commitment of my co-organisers John, Angela and Lindsey and of course all the wonderful helpers inc. marshals, catering team, registration team, Ian for his superb IT support, the raffle team and the farmers who supported us and whose land we walked over.

We all did our bit - and we should all feel proud!
Thank you all so much - here's to next year!!
Updated 27th October 2018
OUI Creative

New Entry on the Business Pages

OUI Creative

Oui Creative is run by Ceri Holmes. Her work can involve basic stationery creation, posters, booklets to full, interactive presentations, Photography, Video Production and Editing.

For further details see the entry here: OUI Creative

Contact: Ceri Holmes 07951 697479

Posted 30th September 2018
Will Consult You Ltd

New Entry on the Business Pages

Will Consult You Ltd

A husband and wife team who established Will Consult You Limited in 2013. They provide advice on estate planning in a relaxed and ethical manner for families nationwide.

Helping people with later life planning including;

  • Wills
  • Lasting Power of Attorney
  • Trusts
  • Inheritance Tax Planning
  • Funeral Planning
  • Probate

For further details see the entry here: Will Consult You Ltd

Contact James or Sarah on 01829 309103 or visit the website: www.willconsultyou.co.uk

Posted 7th September 2018
OPAL - Older People Active Lives

OPAL GoOnLine sessions in Kelsall

Starting Tuesday 11th September 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 on September 11th & 25th, October 9th & 23rd and November 6th & 20th.

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

Posted 7th September 2018
St Philip's Church Lounge St Philip's Church Lounge

The Lounge

The lounge at St Philips Church has had a complete refurbishment and is now available for hire to organisations, groups, families or individuals. An ideal location and venue for meetings, coffee mornings, presentations, small family gatherings or parties, children's parties or whatever you require your ideal space for.

A small but well equipped kitchen with serving hatch to main room. Kitchen is equipped with oven, microwave, kettles, crockery and cutlery.

The main room has been decorated in a pleasant colour scheme and easily moveable tables and chairs mean that you can set the room to meet your needs.

For further details or to make a booking, please contact Heather Leather on 01829 752558 or email hleather16@gmail.com

Updated 20th July 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