Christmas IS coming!

Despite the pandemic, Sulgrave Women’s Activity Group were determined that the now well established tradition of decorating the village bus shelter for Advent should be maintained. Last year record crowds gathered for the official opening (see here) but obviously that will not be possible this year. Nevertheless, the Group has transformed the little building into a bright and cheerful Christmas tableau and hope that people making individual visits will be comforted by the memory of past Advent times and the anticipation of the happy times which will surely come again in our friendly village.

Villagers will be able to donate to “Porch”, a charity for the homeless based in Oxford. A collection box will be in the village shop. (See here for more details of “Porch”)

This special post box in the bus shelter is for the children of Sulgrave to post letters to Santa Claus. Parents: Please ensure that letters include the names and addresses of the children. Last posting date for a reply is 23rd December.

See more pictures and further Christmas information on the next page (Click on “Read the rest of this entry”)







Advent Calendar Windows

Newcomers to the village and longer term residents wishing to indulge in some Christmas nostalgia may like to visit the “Archive Pages” on the right hand side of the home page of this website in order to view the wonderfully diverse “advent calendar windows” decorated by householders over the past few years.

Ingram Lloyd and Shrimp Christy, inter alia, have been instrumental in organising this wonderful celebration of Advent. Sadly, Ingram has been forced by the present circumstances into making the following statement:

“….due to the Covid restrictions, I will not be organising any window opening in December. However, if any of you want to decorate a window for us all to look at during the season of Advent, that would be really lovely. If you will be opening on a particular day you could advertise it on Nextdoor and the village website. 

For all new residents of the village, Advent windows have been a Christmas feature of the village since 2014. A different house window opens the curtains each night, to show a Christmas or winter scene, right up to December 25th. People come to have some mulled wine, a mince pie and a chance to have a chat to others. 

Do contact me if you need any further information.

Ingram Lloyd.


Christmas Tree

This year with no wreaths on the lamp posts and voluntary advent window decorations only, the village will look a lot less festive. So, to brighten up the village in a year of great stress to us all, the Parish Council have bought a large Christmas Tree to be erected on Castle Green field in early December. Solar lights have been generously given to decorate it along with a star for the top. This is a tree for us to enjoy, so if regulations allow during the festive season please make use of it.

Richard Fonge. Chairman, Sulgrave Parish Council


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