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Sadly Duncan, our Manager, has resigned and we wish him well for the future. Duncan made several good changes in a short time, making our shop more attractive to a wider range of customers. The shop’s range of products is constantly increasing, including less well-known brands which offer great value for money as well as the brands that you will recognise. This is in answer to feedback when we have asked what would encourage potential customers to buy from us.

With summer on its way, we have a wide range of drinks and food for a great barbeque, picnic and party. If you need something in particular, eg croissants, sourdough bread, or a joint of meat, do let us know and we will make sure it is saved for you. We can order almost anything for you and have it available within a day or two. We also now sell flowers for special occasions and were delighted with sales for Mothers’ Day and Easter.

Our staff and volunteers are working harder than ever to keep the shop open and to ensure we are a great place to come in for a chat and browse. Who knows what you might buy! If you have a spare 2 hours, not necessarily every week and not necessarily at the same time, please come and talk to us about volunteering. It is great fun and very flexible

Take a look, come and browse. There is no obligation to buy!

Vigilis (from Kratos)


For service information please see the Church Services page

Playing Fields Association

Charity No. 1085011

The field always takes on a positive vibe when the sun shines and we head towards summer. We hope everyone agrees that it is looking in good shape although a great deal of effort is involved from the volunteers.

The tractor has been serviced recently and we have also invested in a new seat as the old one was in a terrible state of disrepair and it was asking a great deal of our drivers to continue to sit on the tatty torn one. It may well have been the original 50 year old seat. We have also invested in a new strimmer to keep the field looking smart.

The shelter on the field has been taken down as it was unsafe due to rotting posts and we have arranged a repair which should occur in the next few weeks. Also down for replacement are two rotten gateposts at the entrance to the field. I am assured by our appointed contractor that this will happen very soon.

The play area has been treated for weeds and was out of action for a few days. We now need to purchase some new bark chips to bring the level back up.

We are always looking for new helpers so please look out for notices or make yourself known to one of the committee members.

Mark Woollven





Finding new local routes to explore is often a challenge, so in April the Creaton Walking Group decided to stick 2 maps together and walk where they cross over, an area often missed! The walk was delightful, taking in the villages of Yelvertoft and Clay Coton and covering parts of the beautiful Jurassic Way before ending up at the Pytchley in West Haddon for a delicious lunch.

May saw the walkers crossing into Leicestershire to enjoy a walk from the Coach and Horses in Lubbenham to Marston Trussell and Foxton. The search for bluebells was entertaining!

If you enjoy walking with a friendly group of people, the Creaton Walking Group meet on the second Saturday of the month at Creaton lychgate at 10am and walk for about 8 miles followed by an optional pub lunch.

Next walks are on:

Saturday 11th June

Saturday 9th July

Saturday 13th August

Creaton Singers

After many months of practice the Creaton Singers are excited to be performing at Creaton in Bloom on Sunday 5th June. Come to the URC in the High Street at 3pm and listen to a variety of well-known songs whilst enjoying a cream tea.

Following Creaton in Bloom the Singers will be practicing hard for their concert on Saturday 24th September at 7:30pm in the URC on Creaton High Street. Songs will be from the Creaton Singers wide repertoire and include some numbers they have not previously performed in public, including one written and performed by hundreds of people coming digitally together during lockdown to sing. The whole evening will be an uplifting and enjoyable experience so don’t miss out!

If you are interested in joining the Creaton Singers we meet on Tuesdays at 7:30pm in the URC. We are a friendly group who sing for fun. No previous experience required!

Creaton in Bloom has been running in beautiful rural Northamptonshire for over 20 years and is based around an open gardens afternoon, but combines other attractions such as BBQ, craft and market stalls, live music and a classic car display. This year's event also combines Jubilee Fete and Open Farm Sunday featuring a fantastic informative display of farming machinery and practices.
It's a fundraiser for local causes such as the village playing field, church upkeep, village hall and pre-school nursery.
There will be a RECORD 16 gardens open for visiting, and as well as the BBQ, further refreshments include a beer and Pimms bar

The event starts at noon with the BBQ running until 2pm and the gardens open for inspection from 1pm to 5pm. Car Parking is FREE on the playing field, and tickets to visit the gardens are just £6 (payable on the day).

Great Creaton Primary School

This is a picture of Great Creaton Primary School taken in the 1970s after the new extension had been built. A number of these images are available featuring children at the time. If you would like to see this collection, contact Richard Hollingum:

Creaton WI

Creaton WI meets in Creaton United Reformed Church on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 7.30 p.m.  Our guest speakers for June and July are:

June 8th Alex Wood on “Theatre in Northampton”

July 13th Derek Blunt on “Saints and Sinners”

On August 3rd we shall be having a day-trip to Olney with a visit to the Cowper and Newton Museum.

Please do join us for any or all of these events!  Just come along on the evening or, for more information or to join the day-trip, contact President, Daphne Clark, 01604 505546, or email

Friends of St Michael History Group
In common with most other groups Covid posed a challenge to our organisation but we survived and were able to celebrate our 20th anniversary. The founders of the group Brian Lee and Liz and Martin Tingle joined us for a delicious dinner prepared by Sally Odell in the Village Hall.
We will be back in September with a new programme of events. We hope you will be able to join us for an interesting talk in good company followed by complimentary refreshments in St Michael and All Angels.

Kate McEwan

A misty morning view east from the Creaton to Cottesbrooke road.

Creaton Cover is to the right.

Local news from the Northamptonshire villages of Cold Ashby, Cottesbrooke, Creaton, Guilsborough, Hollowell & Teeton and Thornby.

Last updated Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 4th July 2022