Friends of St Nicholas

The Friends of St Nicholas (established in 2000) are a dedicated group that have raised over £32000 for the fabric of the Church since starting their work and they and the congregation continue to contribute to the upkeep of St Nicholas.

Roy Shons   Church Warden

Would anyone like to sponsor a week of the floodlights? Could you spare £12 – just a pound a month would help us keep our wonderful church lit for a whole week! All we need is 52 lovely villagers, clubs or societies and it would help enormously with the running costs over the year. Thank you  Roy

The Thirteenth Horticultural Show – Sept 2nd 2017
with all profits going to the Friends Of St Nicholas. Last year again, over £1500 was raised through entries and sponsorship. For more information or to sponsor a category in this years show, please contact Sandie Joy on 01296 682446.

Growing Categories and sponsors 2017
Thank you so much to the sponsors so far

Vegetable Categories  
Longest Parsnip – Mainly Mowing
Vegetable tray – The Unicorn Pub
Longest Runner bean – Lakeside Fisheries 
Three Parsnips
Two of any other single variety of vegetable
Three Carrots – long or intermediate – Colcort Jewellery 
Three Carrots – short or stump rooted – Harlequin Press   
Most oddly shaped vegetable – Rayman Family
Three White potatoes – Parrotts Butchers  
Three Coloured Potatoes – Wing Take Away 
Six Runner Beans – HANson Health & Fitness  
Six of any other Climbing Bean (e.g. French)
Three Beetroot
Three Courgettes – Cublington Allotments    
Three Onions
5 Chillis – Mercer & Hole
Nine Shallots – VASS Tech
5 Small Tomatoes – MattLac Builders
5 tomatoes  – Mark 1 First Aid
Salad Collection – basket of 4 kinds of Salad items
Heaviest Marrow – Cublington Tennis Club
Heaviest Pumpkin – K4 Consulting
Terracotta Pot with 5 planted herbs – Adept Driving School

10 autumn raspberries – Wing Stores & Post Office  
Three Culinary Apples – Vintage Wine Marque
Three Dessert Apples – Old Stables Farm Sausages 
Any other single variety of fruit – Wing Cars

Best Single Rose – Breeze House
Best Flower Arrangement
Vase of Dahlias – Manor Farm B&B
Tallest Sunflower (measured in-situ) – Cublington Nursery

Ginger bread man – Neales farm
Collage of a flower –  P Thornton

Domestic Categories
Two fruit marmalade – Alexander Country Cats
Red onion chutney – Creative Condiments
Courgette and Lime cake (recipe to follow)
Apple pie (pastry base and top) – Cublington Cricket Club
Soda bread loaf (freestyle) – Jane Alexander  
3 Hens Eggs  – Willowbrook Barns

Virtual Pets  
Photograph your Pet and name it – Neales farm