St. Bartholomew’s C of E School Annual Christmas Fair!

Come celebrate Christmas this year by visiting Wigginton’s very own Winter Wonderland!

St. Bartholomew’s C of E School will be holding its annual Christmas Fair on Saturday, December 8th from 11:00 until 2:00.  This is a fundraising event, organized by the Wigginton School Association, with proceeds going towards the betterment of the school.

This year, in addition to the various raffle, games and tombola stalls, a Farmer’s Market, Café and numerous vendors will be on site to make this the best Christmas Fair yet!  Santa will also be visiting and handing out gifts to the children.

For more information, please contact the school at 01442 822364 or look out for the colourful posters throughout the village.

We hope to see you all there!

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Letters from Father Christmas

 Registered charity:  1040298

Give a child a magical surprise this Christmas

A personalised letter from Father Christmas!

Do you know a child or children who would love to receive a personal letter from Father Christmas through the post?

If so, please complete the slip below and return it, along with payment, to

Wigginton Pre-School c/o Hollybush Cottage, 6 Hollybush Row,

Wigginton, HP23 6HL by Friday 7th December


Only £2.50 each! *

*(Cheques made payable to Wigginton Pre-School please)

All profits donated to the Wigginton Pre-School Garden Rebuild

If you would like to send a letter to more than one child then please photocopy the slip below or email and a further copy will be emailed.

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Quiz Night with Fish & Chip Supper – Sat 24th Nov

St. Bartholomew’s church will be holding a Quiz evening on Saturday 24th November in the Village Hall, starting at 7:30pm. Teams of up to 6 people cost £8 per person, and includes a fish and chip supper, so come along to excercise your brain and enjoy a sociable night out.

Phone Jenny on 01442 823273 or Bobbie on 01442 822119 to book your table.  Thanks goes to Sumi and Clive for compiling the questions.

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Wigginton Cafe – Delicious home made cakes

Just a quick reminder that Wigginton cafe is open for business every Tuesday between 2:30pm and 4:30pm, serving up tea, coffee, and delicious home-made cakes. Looking at the spread below if you’re around on a Tuesday, and you don’t drop in, then you’re missing out on some tasty treats. Those bakes definately look like showstoppers!





2.30 – 4.30 pm


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Wigginton Fireworks – Saturday 3rd November

The Wigginton Fireworks display will be held on Saturday 3rd November this year, on the sports field. The display will be up to the usual fantastic standard, so bring the family along and come and enjoy the show. The bonfire will be lit at 7:00pm, with the fireworks starting at 7:30pm. There’s a make a Guy competition, so we look forward to seeing your creative entries (plus it’s a perfect excuse to ‘accidentally’ burn Dad’s embarrassing 70’s jumper!)


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Walk the Wendover Arm – Sponsored Walk 2nd September

Fancy an easy walk along a historic and beautiful canal route? Then why not..

Walk the Wendover Arm, from Wendover to Bulbourne, to raise money for the continued restoration of the canal

  • Open to all, marshals stationed every mile
  • Start your walk anytime between 9:30 am and 12 noon from Wendover
  • 6 ¾ mile canal side walk, flat terrain
  • See our restoration volunteers hard at work
  • Refreshments along the route and hot food / bar at The Grand Junction Arms, Bulbourne
  • Free car parking at Wendover or Tring
  • Free shuttle bus service between Wendover and Bulbourne
  • Free trip boat running from Bulbourne
  • Local charity stalls at Bulbourne picnic area

For all the details, visit

Walk the Wendover Arm

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Dacorum Foodbank

July 2012


Tinned Rice Pudding                        Tinned Meat                Tinned Sweetcorn         
Tinned Vegetables                            Cereal Bars                   Chocolate
Fruit Juice                                          Snack Bars                    Sugar
Tinned Tomatoes                                 

Dacorum foodbank opened late last year and is designed to help families and individuals in crisis through the provision of emergency food supplies.  Care professionals in the Dacorum area refer local people in need to a foodbank centre.  Here they are given a minimum of three days’ emergency supplies and help in finding other professionals to guide them out of their crisis.

St Bartholomew’s Church, Wigginton, is the local collection point for Dacorum foodbank.  If you are able, please help local people in crisis by adding an extra item or two from the list below to your weekly shop and putting it in the Dacorum foodbank box at the back of St Bartholomew’s Church.


Part of the work of the Trussell Trust

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Wigginton Village Café

Come and join us at the Wigginton Café for tea, coffee and homemade cakes! Open every Tuesday between 2:30 and 4:30 pm at St Bartholomews.


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Cream Teas for the flotilla at St Barts – Sunday 3rd June

At high water in the afternoon of Sunday 3 June 2012, up to a thousand boats will muster on the Thames in preparation for The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh to travel in a Royal Barge as a centrepiece of the flotilla.  St. Bartholomew’s  will be showing the ceremony live on the BIG SCREEN and cream teas will be on sale.

Come and JOIN US 1pm-5pm

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Diamond Jubilee Celebration – Programme Confirmed

June 4th 2012, from 1:00 pm at the Sports Field

Friends of Wigginton will be holding an event on the 4th June (Bank Holiday Monday) to celebrate the Queens Diamond Jubilee. The beer tent will open at 12  noon, and the fun begins at 1:00pm, so come and join us at Wigginton Sports field,there’s no entry fee, and it will be a great way to spend a few hours on the bank holiday:

There will be a fancy dress competition for the children, on the theme of  Kings and Queens, with spot prizes and a fancy dress parade, plus:

  • Cricket Tournament: Village Vs The Greyhound
  • Guest Appearance by Gillian Wright (local Eastenders star)
  • Children’s Sports Day
  • Petting Zoo
  • Children’s face painting
  • Games for all ages
  • Cream Teas
  • Pony Rides
  • Beer Tent
  • Tug of War
  • Side Stalls
  • BBQ Food and Refreshments
  • Live Music from:
    • The Sensational Soloist Jacqui J
    • Fifth Element
    • Electric Blues Band
  • Open Mic Spot / Jam Session

The Finale

Lighting of Wigginton’s Official Diamond Jubilee Beacon

The timetable for the day is flexible, but should roughly follow the outline below:

12:00 Beer tent open for business
13:00 Kids sports day / tug of war / fancy dress parade
16:00-19:00 Cricket match
18:00-22:00 Live Music: Jacqui J / Fifth Element / Electric Blues Band / Open Mic & Jam Session
Approx 22:30 Beacon and fireworks
23:00 Close

It promises to be a great day out, with something for everyone, so why not plan to spend a few hours with us, and make good use of that extra day off?  All proceeds will go to St Francis Hospice , so buying that ice cream or cream tea will be guilt free as you’ll be supporting a really worthy cause. Hope to see you there!

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