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Online Ridgeway Parishes Sunday Communion service on Zoom - Sunday, 10am

on Sun, 12/07/2020 - 10:00am

For those who may like to join in, Leonora and Andrea hold a communion service each Sunday at 10.00am via Zoom, followed by coffee together online.

If you would like to join them, please contact Revd Andrea Colbrook for details of the Zoom link and passwords, as well as a copy of the service.

Finally, both Leonora (760112) and Andrea (07749865052) are at the other end of the phone for anyone who would like a chat.

Cafe Scientifique: Who Needs Geologists? - 2nd Tues (14/7), 7.30pm

on Tue, 14/07/2020 - 8:30pm

Who Needs Geologists?

The Role of Geology in the Energy Transition, with Mike Simmons

Although geology may bring to mind the study of dinosaurs, volcanoes, and plate tectonics, the majority of geologists are engaged in activities which help find energy, mineral, and water resources that are essential for society, but which may have major environmental impacts. So how will geologists’ roles change as we move to a low carbon economy? Come along and judge for yourself if they are “the good guys” or “the bad guys” in developing a prosperous, yet sustainable, global society.

Mike Simmons works as a geologist for Halliburton at Milton Park and holds honorary positions at the University of London and the Natural History Museum.

Join us via Zoom from 7.15pm on

and follow the on-screen instructions  -  the talk will start at 7.30pm promptly.

We are grateful to the Beacon staff, who are continuing to publicise our talks whilst in lockdown, and we look forward to the time we can meet in their Cafe again!

Future talks at Wantage Cafe Sci...

  • 14 July - Who Needs Geologists? The Role of Geology in the Energy Transition, with Mike Simmons

Join us for this FREE event - doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start!

More details:-

Please contact [email protected] if you have any questions.



Uffington Farmers Market - Sunday, 19th July, 10am - 12.30pm

on Sun, 19/07/2020 - 10:00am

COVID19 allowing...

Local food producers offering meat, cheese, preserves, fruit, vegetables, pies and pastries, vintage tea room and much more!

The market (usually) runs every third Sunday of the month in the car park of the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington. SN7 7SB.

10am to 12.30pm.

  • 21st June
  • 19th July
  • No market in August.
  • 20th September
  • 18th October
  • 15th November
  • 13th December, (Christmas Market.)

Established in 2015, the Uffington Farmers Market is a non-profit community market organised by village residents. 


Wantage Farmers' Market - Saturday, 25th July from 9am

on Sat, 25/07/2020 - 8:30am

Wantage Farmers Market is in the Market Square, usually on the last Saturday of every month from 9am.

Smaller markets can be found in the same place in Wantage on Wednesdays and other Saturdays.


Telephone: 01235 763459

Give Blood - Thursday, 27th August - Please Donate!

on Thu, 27/08/2020 - 2:00pm

96% of us rely on the other 4% to give blood - don't leave it to someone else. If you’re generally healthy and aged between 17 and 65, you can probably donate.

The next donation session will be at Old Mill Hall, Grove (instead of The Beacon, Wantage) and is on Thursday, 27th August between 13.15 & 19.15.

Here is the advice re donating during COVID19 lock-down:-

For your trouble, you'll enjoy a complimentary cup of tea and selection of biscuits, alongside the satisfaction of knowing that you're actively helping others.

Can you give blood?

Most people can give blood, but before the NHS can accept your blood they need to ensure there's no risk of harming you or the patients who will receive it. Use the below links to the Give Blood website to see if you are eligible to give blood:-

From February 2012, male blood donors can increase frequency of donating to a maximum of 4 times in 12 months at an interval of not less than 12 weeks.

Register as a blood donor:-

Giving blood is quick, easy and most importantly, it saves lives. Simply fill in the form by clicking <here> to register your interest in becoming a blood donor or to come along to a session near you.

Learn more by visiting the Blood Donation service website:-

  • or by calling 0300-123-23-23 (calls are normally charged at your providers (eg BT) local rate).

Are you an existing blood donor?

If so, you can jump to your own secure Blood Donor login page here:-


White Horse Gardening Club - Thursday, 3rd September at 7.30pm

on Thu, 03/09/2020 - 8:30pm

Meetings in the Thomas Hughes Memorial Hall, Uffington, Faringdon, SN7 7RA

Meetings held on the 1st Thursday of the month at 7.30pm, unless otherwise stated.

Membership £10 per year. Visitors £2.50 per meeting.

Find out more:-


  • Suspended due to CVD19 until 3/9/20
    • Bob Brown from Cotswold Garden Flowers.     
    • VISIT to RHS WISLEY Flower Show with Barnes Coaches.  Depart 9am return 6pm
    • £21 members.  £23 visitors.   Includes entry and coach.
    • Christopher Lanczak from Waterperry.     
    • Nick Wray, Curator of Bristol Botanic Garden           
    • TALK:   STAY GROUNDED.  By Jane Rennells
    • Samples of coffee and festive refreshments.  


LOCAL: Parish Council Meeting - Wednesda,y 16th September at 7pm

on Wed, 16/09/2020 - 8:00pm

*** This meeting will be run in an online Zoom group chat ***

Watch a short video on how to Join a Zoom meeting <here> (click)








Agenda of the Parish Council meeting to be held on Wednesday 16th September 2020 at 7.00pm
via Zoom link

All members of the public welcome

Open Forum, to include addresses from the public, District & County Councillors


  1. tbc.

Mrs D Lewis-Pryde, Parish Clerk

Tel: 751923