St Nicholas

There cannot be many villages in England that have actually moved but Cublington has! It is situated in the Vale of Aylesbury and the earliest mention of Cublington is in the Domesday book and belonged to one Gozelin from Brittany a follower of William the Conqueror. In 1341 during King Edward 111’s reign, the tenants left the village, for what reason is not clear, maybe the Black death or the badly drained land. By 1400 It had been rebuilt on its present site with a new Church in its centre. Many of the materials from the old Church -stone and timber- were re used in the new one and some of the fittings like the old parish chest – the oldest in Buckinghamshire – is still in use today.

Furthermore a brass table in the chancel of the present church records the death of one John Dervyle who died in 1410 as ’the first rector of this church’, his predecessors being rectors of the old church down the hill.

Church Services
Are detailed on the church noticeboard and in the current edition of the Cublington Crier.

Clergy Comment
Reverend Philip Derbyshire writes a piece in the current edition of the Cublington Crier.

Sponsor the Churchyard Floodlights
A small £12 donation – covers a whole weeks lighting. Would you like to sponsor the floodlights for a week in celebration of an event eg birthday, wedding anniversary etc. for just £12 per week with publicity in The Crier? If so, you can contact Roy Shons on 682787 or roy.shons@btinternet.com or direct to The Crier with a dedication. Gift aid envelopes are available from the Church and pub porches this will enable us to recover 23p for every pound donated.

 

This Month’s Sponsor:
The floodlights for June were sponsored by Sally & Joe’s Daughter Caroline & Darren on a visit home, memories of their Wedding day in St Nicholas Church on the 4th of June 2005
In August they were sponsored by Lucy &Andy Peck for a welcome home, and apologies for any inconveniences  during the refurbishment.
September by Evelyn  to celebrate her daughters graduation, BSC [hons] in Psychology.
September also by The Riley family for Rosie’s 21st Birthday on the19th
Best Wishes from all of us, have a lovely day Rosie,
And also September Joan in memory of Mike on the 18th of this month.

 

Churchyard Mowing Rota
Each growing season for the last few years, kind-hearted and community-conscious villagers have put their names on to the Church lawn mowing rota. As the spring warmth is already encouraging the grass to grow, may I encourage anyone who is prepared to take a turn (or two) at mowing the church grass to contact me for inclusion on this years rota. Instructions and a full copy of the final rota (which runs from March to October on a weekly basis) are displayed on the noticeboard in the pub foyer. Please let me know if I can include you by emailing me at royshons@btinternet.co.uk or phoning 682787.

Thank you