Congresbury Singers are presenting two concerts in April this year.
The first will be on Saturday 6 April 2019 at 7:30pm in St Andrew’s Church, Congresbury. Directed by Gordon Pullin this will be Johann Sebastian Bach’s setting of St Luke’s Passion. There is some academic debate about the authorship of this work but, whoever its composer, this is a charming work, essentially a sequence of recitatives, choruses and chorales, in a somewhat gentle but powerful telling of the Passion story.
For this performance we will be joined by Katie Chappell on violin and Bruce Saunders and Simon Perkins, baritones. Tickets will cost £8.00 including refreshments and can be obtained in advance from Congresbury Post Office, or pay on the door.
The second concert will be our annual touring performance of Stainer’s Crucifixion on Tuesday 16 April 2019 at 8:00pm in St Peter’s Church, Draycott. Barry Rose will play the organ and Bruce Saunders, baritone, will again be joining us for this performance. The performance will be free, with a retiring collection in support of the St Peter’s church organ fund.
Congresbury bowler Anthony Page is an England champion after winning an indoor tournament in Nottingham last weekend.
Ant won the Disability Bowls England National Singles for Non-classified members at Nottingham at his first attempt.
He won three tough rounds before winning overall in the fourth round 19-13.
“The last round was nip and tuck at first, then I managed to get ahead in the last few ends,” said Ant, aged 45, who lives in Worle.
He was brought up in Wolverhampton and first started bowling at age 11 on crown greens.
“My father got me into it. My four uncles played too,” said Ant.
“It was my life. It was everything I did, six nights a week from April to September.
“I got to county standard and played for Staffordshire at junior level.”
He started bowling again in 2017 when he joined Congresbury, and in 2018 won three of the club’s singles titles and reached the final of the men’s championship.
Ant, who works in a supermarket bakery, was born with a condition called scoliosis – curvature of the spine – which is painful at times.
Congresbury Bowling Club’s 2019 season starts on April 13.
New members are welcome. Turn up every Monday at 6pm for coaching. Equipment provided.
These are photos of some of the work completed at Love Congresbury’s St Congar’s Day
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Tropical temperatures did not deter villagers from flocking to St. Andrew’s church paddock, for Congresbury village fete and Flower show, which was better than ever this year, with attractions for all ages.
The upbeat sound of the Cadbury Saxophones encouraged slackers to the event, and the paddock was filled with stalls, manned by different village groups, coupled with a bouncy slide and ball pool, and a display by Avon Owls.
The Morgan car display of handmade luxury vehicles, and the vintage cars displayed by Debbie Fortune, the Audi shortly destined for Le Mans, drew appreciative crowds, mainly men.
Click here to see this year’s programme
To download the new programme click here
This evening, the members and committee of the Congresbury and District Horticultural Society voted to change the name of the society to Congresbury Gardening Club. The well attended AGM was followed by an American supper and raffle. If you are interested in joining our active and friendly club, click here for the form.
Thank you to the organisers of the Horticultural Society Autumn Show for a very successful day which was well attended. There will be a write-up of the show later. If you’d like to enter something next year, the Spring show is on Saturday 24th March. Click here for website.
See lots of photos on our Facebook page.
Spend your summer in the convivial and relaxing surroundings of Congresbury Bowling Club, off Mill Leg.
Give bowling a go! Everyone is welcome – no experience necessary. You are invited to turn up on a Monday evening from 6pm. Read More
There are still a few places on the Horticultural Society outing to Winterbourne, Edgbaston, Birmingham on Tuesday 20th June. So we have decided to offer it to non-members. If you would like to visit this delightful Botanical garden and Edwardian house please read on. Read More
On Saturday 24th June Congresbury Singers will be celebrating 40 years of singing in Congresbury with a concert in St Andrews Church reprising favourites from those 40 years.
A difficult Spring for local gardeners did affect the entries at the Congresbury Horticultural Society Spring Show on Saturday, but villagers pulled out all the stops and produced a colourful and enjoyable event.
Show Secretary Lyn Bacon summed it up when she said that the warm weather encouraged all the daffodils to open early, and they were then drastically damaged by wind and rain.
However the Old School Rooms still blossomed with a feast of colour and perfume, and, once again, children’s entries were numerous and fascinating.
Congresbury Scouts love to be outdoors and do a lot of hiking and camping. Scouts grow very fast, and for some families, it’s a real struggle to keep them in suitable warm clothing and footwear for activities. Leaders have had a number of occasions when young people have not been able to enjoy their outdoor activities just because they have been too cold and wet. We have decided to address this by setting up a kit exchange within the group, so that outdoor gear can be passed down to those who don’t have enough of their own.
To get this ball rolling, we need to assemble a reasonable stock of various sizes that are available for exchange. We are looking for waterproof jackets, trousers, gloves and gaiters especially, and for walking boots in various sizes.
If anyone has that sort of stuff hanging around outgrown or unloved, we would love to hear from you.
Alex Ballard 01934 853201 firstname.lastname@example.org
Congresbury Cricket Club is looking for a scorer for the league season which starts in early May. Click here for more information.
The latest edition of Yatton and Congresbury Wildlife Action Group’s newsletter can be read here
As yet no one is using the Horticultural Society marquee after the summer show on Saturday 1st July. Organising a “do” after the show as a great way to make money for your Society. We are happy for you to use it free of charge and the only cost is lighting and chairs if required. If you are interested then please contact Liz English on 834333.
Congresbury Cricket Club fell agonisingly short of victory in their debut season of the SuperCric8 indoor competition.
Having put a disappointing summer campaign behind them, Congresbury embarked on this new challenge with relish, finally falling at the semi-final stage to Weston-Super-Mare C.C.
The Congresbury afternoon WI meet in the Methodist Hall on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 2.15 and are a small, very friendly group, always happy to welcome visitors and new members.
Further information from our President, Val Harding, on 01934 833396 or the Secretary, Susan Hibberd, on 01934 833544
Click here for the 2017 programme
This historic photo of Congresbury Scouts was taken in 1922. Can anyone identify the two scouts on the right of the back row? One of them may have had the surname HUNT. The others have been named.
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Sunday Lunch is also available between Noon & 3pm booking is advisable tel: 01934 853080
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|Details||2nd Congresbury Guides ages 10 to 14
1st Congresbury Brownies ages 7 to 10
1st Congresbury Rainbows ages 5 to 7
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