Rescuing our churches
Articles in The Guardian and Country Life support the Friends of Friendless Churches while highlighting the plight of rural churches
By Peter Mann It’s been a good week for spotting mentions of the Friends of Friendless Churches – and the plight of rural churches...
Matthew Parris is an FoFC convert
He let the world know via The Times on 5th February
Matthew Parris, former MP, host of Radio 4’s Brief Lives and Times columnist, discovered a disused, part-Norman church belonging to The Friends of Friendless...
Have you read this?
Mentions of Hatley we've spotted
By Peter Mann Depending on where you live, there can be any number of mentions of your locality in books on the countryside, buildings,...
St Denis’ in the news
Press cuttings from our open days and evenings
Local press coverage of handing over St Denis’ church keys to the Friends of Friendless Churches by South Cambridgeshire District Council in July 2017...
Fly-tippers – does you mum still clean up after you?
SCDC's new innovative sign asks embarrassing questions
South Cambs District Council is erecting these eye-catching signs which question why people are fly-tipping – including whether their mum still cleans up after them....
Someone put a grenade in their blue bin!
Would you believe the things people put in their blue bins?
A grenade, a toilet seat and disco lights are on a list of items people in south Cambs have wrongly put into their blue...
The parish newsletter
Everyone in Hatley will have received a copy of the latest (November 2019) newsletter… but if you’ve not seen it or have lost your...
Good support for the Hatley Macmillan Coffee Morning
Lots of yummy cakes, tea and coffee were happily consumed at the special Hatley Coffee Morning on 1st October. it was given over to...
Harvest Service – thanks for the flowers, fruit and veg
The Revd Norman Young stood in for his wife, the Revd Hilary Young (our parish priest), to take the Harvest Service in Hatley St...
Hatley Village Fête 2019 – the photos
A fine time was had by all on Sunday, 21st July
The weather was kind and lots of people came along on Sunday, 21st July to enjoy the tea tent, bouncy castle, children’s games and...
Heroes and heroines from the 2019 Hatley litter pick
A big thank-you to them all
Neal Barton, Sarah Brennan, Margot Eagle, Jeremy Hooper, Mervyn Lack, John O’Sullivan and Martin Ward all did wonders on 24th March. And not forgetting Harold...
HOD raised over £250!
Every little helps the Friends of Friendless Churches to complete its St Denis’ project
Actually, it was £267.45 – over three gloriously sunny days in mid-September as 103 people (some on bikes, some with children and two with...
St Denis’ churchyard tidy-up, 2019
17 volunteers cut and cleared it on 4th August 2019
By Nicola Jenkins Many hands made lighter work! A fantastic turnout of 17 volunteers at St Denis’ churchyard worked hard on Sunday morning, 4...
We’re in the news!
The Hatley website hits the headlines (almost)
The Friends of Friendless Churches owns St Denis’ in East Hatley – along with 51 other redundant churches in England and Wales. Here’s a...
A little less of St Denis
Lost in the great fire at Notre Dame Cathedral
Saint Denis was a 3rd-century Christian martyr and saint – martyred for his faith by decapitation, thus now portrayed carrying his head in his...
Hatley Parish Council’s finances, 2018 / 2019
All the facts and figures
Hatley Parish Council’s financial results and audit documents for 2018 / 2019 are now available for you to scrutinise. All the files are downloadable...
New Parish Council chairman
Plus 2019 reports
Alan Pinney is Hatley Parish Council’s new Chairman – he took over the role from Margot Eagle at the Annual Meetings on 21st May,...
Retired after 15 years
Goodbye to the original Hatley website
Well, that was the website that was. After 15 years of faithful service, time for a long rest for the old design now we’ve...
Someone nicked our children sign
Do you know what happened?
You will have noticed the two original (and a bit worn looking) ‘children’ signs in Hatley St George have gone. The one above was...
Things going on in and near Hatley
WHAT’S ON? NOT A LOT, Including our regular listings (Coffee Morning, Parish Council meetings etc) – all postponed or cancelled ‘due to COVID-19’. What else? ...
General election result
Conservatives hold the seat – with a much reduced majority
The result of the election in our South Cambridgeshire parliamentary seat on Thursday, 12th December was: Conservative majority – 2,904 (15,952 in 2017) Number...