Diary updated on 20/09/2018
Updated on 20/09/2018


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.

• Upcoming Events •

The Holberg Sinfonia


The Holberg Sinfonia

The Holberg Sinfonia: "Music for Strings"

Directed by Daniel Parkinson

St Philip's Church

Friday 28th September 2018 - 7:30pm


Mozart - Serenade in G 'Eine Kleine Nachtmusik'

Grieg - Holberg Suite

Tchaikovsky - Serenade for Strings


Daniel Parkinson is from Kelsall. He is Assistant Music Director of Northern Ballet. He studied Orchestral Conducting at the Royal Northern College of Music. He conducted Manchester Camerata in 2015 as part of the MBNA Chester Music Festival. In 2019, Daniel will make his debut with Scottish Ballet.

Tickets 16 are available from Heather Leather 01829 752558 or Peter Mackriell 01829 752639.

Profits from the concert season will support the St Philip's Major Project Fund.

Harvest Gathering (SPACE)

Harvest Gathering (SPACE)

Kelsall Community Centre

Sunday 30th September 2018 - 4pm

After one amazing summer we are now approaching Harvest, a time for giving thanks. St Philip's is holding another village gathering and meal (St Philip's Alternative Church Experience) and everyone is welcome to attend.

Rev Ian Enticott will be speaking at this event, considering how we can help share in the harvest bounty in a time of food poverty in this country. There will also be activities for children.

The afternoon starts at 4pm and there will be a simple supper around 5pm for you and the rest of our community. Please do come along, enjoy this time of fellowship and bring a friend!

Flicks in the Sticks - Darkest Hour

Flicks in the Sticks

"Darkest Hour"

Friday 5th October 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

Within days of becoming Prime Minister of Great Britain, Winston Churchill must face one of his most turbulent and defining trials: exploring a negotiated peace treaty with Nazi Germany, or standing firm to fight for the ideals, liberty and freedom of a nation. As the unstoppable Nazi forces roll across Western Europe and the threat of invasion is imminent, and with an unprepared public, a skeptical King, and his own party plotting against him, Churchill must withstand his darkest hour, rally a nation, and attempt to change the course of world history.

Starring Gary Oldman, Ben Mendelsohn, Lily James, John Hurt, Kristin Scott Thomas

Admission: Adults: 5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931

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

Grand Auction and Jumble Sale
Clatterbridge Cancer Research (Kelsall Branch)

Grand Auction and Jumble Sale

Kelsall Community Centre

Saturday 6th October 2018 - 1pm: Auction - 2pm

Jumble and auction items can be delivered to the Community Centre on the day between 9:30am and 12noon only.

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

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Village Litter Pick

Saturday, 13th October

Meet at the Community Centre Car Park at 10am


Kelsall Village & Friends Pink Charity Walk Visit my fundraising page on BT MyDonate

Kelsall Village & Friends

Pink Charity Walk

Start/Finish at the Kelsall Community Centre.

Saturday 20th October 2018

Starts 11.00am (Registration from 10.00am).

Kelsall is calling out to all residents and friends as part of the
October Cancer Awareness Month.

Enjoy a fun and leisurely walk with family and friends to help raise funds for two special charities. We would love for you to join us. If you are unable to walk why not sponsor a friend or family member who may be walking with us (see MyDonate link below)?

With your help Kelsall Village can do their bit!

For full details click the link: Pink Charity Walk

You can donate direct via mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/kelsallpinkcharitywalk.

Flicks in the Sticks - The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society

Flicks in the Sticks

"The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society"

Friday 2nd November 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

Based on the bestselling novel, Lily James plays free-spirited writer Juliet Ashton, who forms a life-changing bond with the eccentric Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, when she decides to write about the book club they formed during the occupation of Guernsey during WWII. From the producers of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, and with an all-star British cast, comes a compelling romantic drama with an intriguing mystery at its heart.

Starring Lily James, Matthew Goode, Michiel Huisman

Admission: Adults: 5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931

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

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

Flicks in the Sticks - Christopher Robin (TBC)

Flicks in the Sticks

"Christopher Robin (TBC)"

Friday 7th December 2018 - Kelsall Methodist Hall - 7:30pm

An adult Christopher Robin, who is now focused on his new life, work, and family, suddenly meets his old friend Winnie the Pooh, who returns to his unforgotten childhood past to help him return to the Hundred Acre Wood and help find Pooh's lost friends.

Starring Ewan McGregor, Hayley Atwell, Bronte Carmichael

Admission: Adults: 5.00 Enquiries: 01829 752931

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

• Notices •

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 the 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
Kelsall Medical Centre
Kelsall Medical Centre Wellbeing Hub Taking Shape


Kelsall Medical Centre Wellbeing Hub Taking Shape


The planning application for the new Medical Centre has now been submitted which included the artist’s impression shown. A decision is expected in September.

Meanwhile, the Patient Participation Group (PPG) has been developing its thinking on the Community Space mentioned in our previous article. It has been temporarily renamed the Wellbeing Hub as all of its activities will be focused on improving the health and wellbeing of the community of Kelsall and patients of the Kelsall Medical Practice wherever they live.

We are planning to conduct a survey in the village into what kind of activities people would like to see in the Hub, and even what it should be called, so that patients and residents have the opportunity to participate in its development and to shape the outcome.

The project still depends on the new Medical Centre receiving funding approval from the Clinical Commissioning Group. The Hub depends on the PPG being able to raise 130,000 to pay for it.

Dr Baker attended a conference in Frome where a project known as Compassionate Frome has been offering a wide range of activities and interventions aimed at increasing the wellbeing of the community. It is credited with reducing emergency admissions to hospital at a time when they have been rising elsewhere. The aim was to break a familiar cycle of misery: illness reduces people’s ability to socialise, which leads in turn to isolation and loneliness, which then exacerbates illness. We shall be using this experience as a role model for our Hub. We will aim to address issues experienced by all ages, from young people, young parents all the way through life to the elderly. The Hub will be made available to charities to run sessions aimed at addressing these issues.

We have a particular need to hear from anyone who could help us with a local social media campaign to help with community engagement and fund raising, and from people who would be willing to help deliver our survey to every household in the village. Please contact kelsallppg@gmail.com or

Caroline Stein 751308

Michele Grant 752778

Humphrey Claxton 752905

Updated 19th July 2018
The Farmers Arms, Kelsall

Update on the Food & Drink Pages

The Farmers Arms

From the end of June 2018 The Farmers Arms came under new management. The Farmers Arms is a traditional pub serving home-cooked, proper pub grub using fresh, quality produce at good prices.

For the further details see the entry here: The Farmers Arms.

Contact: 01829 751 480 or visit the website.

Posted 1st August 2018
The Village Fryer Cheshire

New Entry on the Food & Drink Pages

The Village Fryer Cheshire - Mobile Fish & Chip Van

Each meal is freshly cooked just for you, from their fully fitted mobile fish and chip van. As well as the traditional fish and chips the menu also includes scampi, jumbo sausages, meat pies, fish cakes, chicken nuggets, mushy peas, curry sauce and gravy.

The Village Fryer Cheshire parks outside the Social Club every Wednesday evening between 5pm and 8pm or phone your order through on 07597 322740.

For the further details see the entry here: The Village Fryer Cheshire

Contact: 01829 740532 / 07597 322740 or visit the website.

Posted 20th July 2018
Morris Dancer

New Entry on the Food & Drink Pages

Morris Dancer

The Morris Dancer, situated in the heart of the village, is part of the Brunning and Price group offering the same high standards of indoor and outdoor dining together with a varied selection of beers.

For the further details see the entry here: Morris Dancer.

Contact: 01829 701 680 or visit the website.

Posted 20th July 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
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

'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