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We have been very much enjoying the return to our regular monthly meetings, seeing each other “face-to-face”.

December 8th will be our Christmas party and in January we plan to meet on Zoom once again, as that will be easier for everyone during the worst of the winter months.

Please do join us in December at 7.30 p.m. in the United Reform Church. Telephone President, Daphne Clark, 505546, or email for more information about these events and our New Year Zoom meetings.


Come and join us for a fascinating talk and in good company at St Michael’s and All Angels Church, Creaton at 7.30pm.

“Ooh Matron!” A History of the “Carry On” films

The History of Wicksteed Park

Complimentary refreshments afterwards

Don’t forget to check our Events Diary for more information on events in all our villages and surrounding area.

The Creaton Walking Group

Living in and around Creaton means we are very blessed with many beautiful footpaths, often by water. The Creaton Walking group in October walked from Brixworth to the reservoir and then westwards along the shores to Scaldwell before looping back via Hanging Houghton. The sun shone and the countryside was at its best. The group were joined by visitors from near the New Forest and from Snowdonia who commented on our stunning scenery and lovely walks!

The November walk explored the footpaths around South Kilworth which again has beautiful Stanford reservoir on its doorstep.

If you enjoy walking and can manage a 3 hour / 8 mile walk off road then come and join this friendly group. Well-behaved dogs welcome. We walk on the second Saturday of the month at 10am, meeting at Creaton lychgate. We also walk on New Year’s Day at 11am.

Next walks are on:

Saturday 11 December 10am

Saturday 1 January 11am

Saturday 8 January 10am


The Creaton Singers are delighted to be back together in person, albeit with some precautionary measures in place, and have been especially pleased to welcome new singers. They have been practicing hard for Christmas and have a wide range of new and old carols and songs to entertain you.

The Creaton Singers are very pleased to have been invited to sing at Cottesbrooke church on Sunday 19thDecember at 3pm and would love you to come along and support them.

Also, on Tuesday 21st December the Singers are thrilled to once again be able to put on their annual Christmas concert in Creaton, starting with carols round the tree on the Green at 7pm, carolling through the village to the village hall for a concert at 7:30pm. As usual, the concert is free with a voluntary collection for charity which this year is Macmillan Cancer Support. It will be so lovely to see everyone again.

Anyone interested in joining the Creaton Singers should contact Jane on 07879604029. We meet on Tuesdays at 7:30pm until 9pm in the URC, Creaton High Street. No previous experience necessary, just a willingness to join in and have fun singing together.

Indoor Bowls

Indoor Bowls is back at Creaton Village Hall

Thursdays at 10:00am

Coaching is given and bowls are available, just bring flat shoes or a pair of socks.

Come and give it a try

For more information, please contact

Gillian on 07592335621


How quickly the seasons come and go. By the time you are reading this, Diwali, Halloween and Bonfire Night will all be a distant memory, albeit a memory full of light and sound. Creaton Village Shop, always a place for wizard food, did its bit with scary ice cream and what seemed like a pumpkin for every customer.

However, we look forward and although you have now missed the wine-tasting that was held in November - it was a great success, thank you for asking, and provided some fabulous ideas for gifts for Christmas and for celebratory consumption - the Shop is here to help you plan, and order, your festive fare.

Shopping local not only helps fight climate change, it also avoids the supermarket queues and that last minute rush. You can order your meat, vegetables and indeed all your Christmas food from the Shop. In particular, orders for turkey crowns (rolled breasts, with or without bacon) are now being taken but unfortunately not for whole birds.

Simon Robinson, part of the original team behind the community shop and the person responsible for getting the products on the shelves, is stepping back from the role of Operations Manager, a voluntary role he has carried out since the shop opened. His experience and expertise was a significant part of the jigsaw when the idea of a community shop was first mooted. However, a new chapter starts as a Shop Manager, a paid role, is now being sought.

This post will cover operations and continue to promote the customer-friendly, efficient side of the shop.

Finally, but by no means least, the volunteers are amazing but there are not enough of them! The Shop is open 7:30am to 6pm during the week and 8am to 12noon at the weekend. To support this, there needs to be over 80 hours a week of volunteer time. This is usually in 2-hour blocks, so not onerous, and need not necessarily be at the same time each week. Please see what time you can offer, and ask at the Shop for more details.

Creaton Village Shop Christmas & New Year Opening Times


Post Office


24th Dec

7:30am - 4:00pm

7:30am - 4:00pm

25th & 26th Dec



27th & 28th (B/H) Dec


8:00am - 12:00pm

29th & 30th Dec

8:00am - 6:00pm

8:00am - 6:00pm

31st Dec

8:00am - 4:00pm

8:00am - 4:00pm

1st Jan


9:00am - 12:00pm

2nd Jan


8:00am - 12:00pm

3rd Jan (B/H)


8:00am - 12:00pm


Normal hours resume

Normal hours resume


For service information please see the Church Services page

Creaton Church

Christmas Services

Carol Service

18th December 5.00pm

Walking Nativity Crib Service

23rd December 2.00pm

Christmas Eve



Also, all are welcome at:

Ravensthorpe Church

21st December 7.30pm

 ‘Blue Christmas’ service for those who are sad or struggling through this season.

Poppies coffee shop is now open two days a week from 10am to12noon on Wednesdays and Fridays only.

Poppies will be closed for the Christmas Holiday from 12noon on Friday 17th December and will re-open at 10am on Wednesday 5th January 2022.


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

Last updated Friday, December 24, 2021

Copy deadline for next printed edition: Monday 3rd January 2022