Author: Richard

Thursday Post Office available from 23rd Sept. onwards

We are pleased to announce that the Thursday Hosted Post Office service will be available at Helmdon Reading Room 2pm-4pm this week onwards.

The Tuesday morning service continues as normal (10am-midday).

Details of Post Office Services

Posted: Mon, 20 Sep 2021 21:30 by Richard

Tags: Community, Post Office

Friends of St Mary Magdalene, Helmdon - Notice of Annual General Meeting, Tuesday 12 Oct at 7:00pm, to be held in Helmdon Church

The Friends of St Mary Magdalene Church will hold their Annual General Meeting on 12 October to elect Office Holders and Committee Members.
Reports will be presented on the past year and on the Friends' Finances.
Cliff Netten -

Posted: Thu, 16 Sep 2021 12:30 by Richard

Tags: Friends of St Mary Magdalene, Helmdon Church

Helmdon 200 Club AGM, Wed. 15th Sept at 7.30pm

Open to all members of the Helmdon 200 Club (i.e. anyone with 200 Club lottery numbers). Venue: Helmdon Church.
We will welcome anyone who wants to join the committee.

The 200 Club has been going for over 10 years now, so it has raised over £50,000 which is a terrific achievement.
Hugh Walmsley.

More information: 200 Club - Fundraising Lottery

Contact: Hugh Walmsley (via "Friends" contact form)

Posted: Tue, 14 Sep 2021 10:30 by Richard

Tags: 200 Club, Community, Helmdon Church


We are hoping to turn Helmdon into a Living Advent Calendar for the seventh time this year with windows throughout the village decorated and 'opened' each evening between 1 December and Christmas Eve. In order to ensure everyone knows their date in good time to plan, we need to be clear by mid-October that we have enough participants so we would be very grateful for quick responses.

You can see what... Read More »

Posted: Thu, 09 Sep 2021 08:45 by Richard

Tags: Advent Windows, Community

Thank you from Helmdon Church

Many many thanks to all those who organised, ran and attended the Helmdon Festival.

The Raffle raised over £150, the Garden Stall £200 and the Teas £330. Together with the generous donation by the Women's Club of the money they raised through the Bag stall and Name the Animals, nearly £1,000 was raised that day for the Church.

We are very grateful to all involved.
Ann Netten

Posted: Wed, 08 Sep 2021 23:15 by Richard

Tags: Community, St Mary Magdalene

Helmdon Women's Club, Wednesday Sept 15th, 7pm. "Bomb Disposal" by Ian Jones

Helmdon Women's Club present a talk on Bomb Disposal by Ian Jones - Wednesday September 15th 2021 at Helmdon Reading Room.

All welcome to hear this fascinating speaker who has worked in Bomb Disposal in the Army in Belfast since 1982, then in the Counter Terrorist unit of the Metropolitan Police since 1994.

Doors open 7pm, Speaker from 7.30 pm

Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 10:15 by Richard

Tags: Community

Helmdon Festival - Thanks

Helmdon Women's Club would like to thank all the people who supported their "Surprise Bags" stall, which raised £300 for Helmdon Church.

"Name the Animals" raised £15 - Henry the hedgehog was won by Ross, Stitch the Bear by Pauline and Cuddles the cat by Isabella.

We hope you enjoyed our stalls.

Posted: Fri, 03 Sep 2021 09:35 by Richard

Tags: Community

Post Office closed Tuesday 24th August due to staff shortages

Please note that the Helmdon Post Office will NOT be available on Tuesday 24th August, due to staff shortages.

Café will be open as usual.

Posted: Thu, 19 Aug 2021 22:15 by Richard

Tags: Café, Post Office

Car Treasure Hunt, Sun 24 Oct 2021, from 1.30pm

Clues for all ages to solve.

Start near the Church, refreshments afterwards in the Church.
£15 per car, funds raised for the Friends of the Church.
Explore local roads you may not know well.
Numbers limited.

Hugh Walmsley. Contact Hugh Walmsley, Friends of St Mary Magdalene

Posted: Tue, 17 Aug 2021 15:05 by Richard

Tags: Church, Community, Friends of St Mary Magdalene

Everyone welcome to the Helmdon Reading Room AGM

Helmdon Reading Room AGM will be held on Thursday 2nd September 2021 at 7.30pm in The Reading Room.

Everyone is welcome to attend. See Agenda below.

Jo Kirtland - Secretary

Agenda, Reading Room AGM

Posted: Thu, 12 Aug 2021 21:10 by Richard

Tags: Reading Room