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Over 100 Chapmanslade residents and former residents filled every seat in St Philip and St James' church on Moday 1st May at a special Songs of Praise service led by Bishop Ed Condry and Rev Pauline Reid to celebrate the church's 150th birthday.

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ABOUT OUR VILLAGE.  Chapmanslade is a vibrant and friendly Wiltshire village populated with some 675 happy souls. Situated in wonderful countryside on the border with Somerset, the Village stretches both sides along the road between Westbury and Frome, some 3 miles from Warminster. Chapmanslade enjoys it's own Pub, Church, School, Pre-schools, Village Hall, Recreation Ground, Children’s Playground, together with many local clubs, societies, activites and small businesses. There are numerous footpaths with walks through the countryside to our sister village Corsley, to the imposing Cley Hill and to the Longleat estate, not forgetting walks through our very own Black Dog Wood.

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Bishop Ed leads service for Church 150 years

Over 100 Chapmanslade residents and former residents filled every seat in St Philip and St James' church on Monday 1st May at a special Songs of Praise service to celebrate the church's 150th birthday. 

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The service was led by The Right Rev Edward Condry, Bishop of Ramsbury (known to everyone as Bishop Ed) and Rev Pauline Reid, Priest-in-Charge of the Cley Hill Villages Benefice and Rural Dean. The hymns were chosen by representatives of village organisations including the History Group, the Guides and Loose Women.

150th cake webAfter the service, tea and cakes were enjoyed by everyone in the school hall, where an exhibition about the church's history was on display thanks to Chapmanslade History Group. The delicious birthday cake was made by Sue Fear.

Rev Pauline commented, "It was an amazing service, enjoyed by everyone, and it was so pleasing to see the church so full. The Chapmanslade community truly has been at the heart of the church for the last 150 years and we look forward to serving the community for the next 150 years."

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Posted by Terry Rose, 5 May 2017

Pipe Up for GAS - getting gas in the village

Pipe Up for GAS - A Village Voice Initiative
Following on from the recent meeting with Wales & West in the village hall, the team working on the initiative to get a mains gas supply installed in the village, have issued an update outlining the current situation and options.

Posted 11 Apr 2017 with thanks to David Aurthur for the copy.

Parish Council News - LATEST UPDATE

Parish Council elections due to take place on Thursday 4th May 2017 along side town council elections, will no longer take place as only six people put themselves forward to serve for the next four years. All six will therefore elected unopposed. See Phil Jefferson's report below for more details.
Phil and Dennis stand down from the Parish Council

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Phil has served as Chair of the Parish Council for the last 4 years. 

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Dennis has served on the PC for 43 out of the last 49 years. A wonderful contribution. 
Last update, 24 Apr 2017

Purple4Polio School campaign

As part of the Rotary Club 'Purple4Polio' campaign, pupils from the Gardening Club of Chapmanslade Primary School recently planted a large number of purple crocus bulbs, reports Ian Buick, one of our local Rotarians. Ian had earlier made a presentation about Purple4Polio to the whole School at one of their assemblies.

Ian says "The bulbs have been potted up and after spending the next few months in a cold frame, will be planted out in the 'Dredge Planter' situated between the school and the church, adding a lovely splash of colour to our street scene."

Rotary Clubs across the UK are planting six million purple crocuses in order to raise awareness of their campaign to finally rid the world of polio.

Frome Rotary president, Gerry Atkinson said, "It's wonderful that Chapmanslade Village School and the community took part in this wonderful event. It is hoped in the spring that along with Chapmanslade village, these lovely purple flowers will bloom across the country to remind us all how important it is to rid the world of this crippling disease."

Ian says there will be another photo opportunity and story when the bulbs get planted out.

Posted 8 Jan 2017 with thanks to Ian Buick for the report and the photos.

Events & Activities

Parish Council AGM - 18 May

The Chapmanslade Parish Council Annual General Meeting will be held at the village hall on Thursday 18th May, starting at 7.00 pm.

This is the first meeting of our new Parish Council. The council's officers , including chairman, will be elected at this meeting.

Do come along - to participate, speak your mind or just to listen.


Community Coffee Morning - Thur 18 May

Do come along to the next Church & Community Coffee Morning at the Three Horseshoes Chapmanslade, from 10.00 - noon.

Meet lots of friends, old and new, for a chat over a cup of Ben's freshly brewed coffee. And if you're new to the village, this is the place to come to be warmly welcomed and to say hello.

Community Coffee Mornings are held the third Thursday of every month in the pub.

Church May Fayre - Sat 20 May

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 Corsley and Chapmanslade Churches
May Fayre
Saturday 20th May 2.30 pm
at Corsley Manor
 Do join us - it'll be great fun

(plants, cakes, School PTFA, handmade jewellery, produce, etc.)

50/50 Club draw

Cream Teas

Children's games, activities, competitions

Annual Bridge Cricket Match - Sun 28 May

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This year's Corsley v Chapmanslade annual cricket match for the Bridge Cup will be held on Sunday 28th May at Corsley Playing Field, 11.30 start with children's match.

The Chapmanslade team will again be captained by John Foster.
If you are interested in representing Chapmanslade either in the children's or adult's match, please contact:

Adam says no special skills necessary although the ability to hold a pint of beer (smoothie for the kids) is a definite advantage. No willing player refused!

Do come along and support Chapmanslade

Licensed Bar, match teas and copious beverages available

MONSTER Explorer Trail - Sat 10th June


Saturday 10th June

10.00 am to 4.30 pm

A Village Voice event

This is a wonderful opportunity for everyone to be involved in a village-wide event which will allow us all to work together to bring much needed funds for village groups and initiatives.

Make a DINO MONSTER and put it in your front garden or along one of the trails

(Contact Charlene at: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

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Village Barbecue - Sunday 2 July





Join us for lunch, and meet friends old and new! 

Lots of fun and games 

Kids races                           Tug o’war

Egg throwing                      Petting goats 

Tea and cakes

and lots more! 

Let us know if you would like to help or to run a stall! 

Proceeds in aid of Chapmanslade Village Hall 

Contact Denise Page (01373 832485) for more information

Loose Women - 2017 Programme

The Chapmanslade Loose Women group meet on the first Thursday of each month throughout the year.

Contact Denise Page at dandcpage74@gmail if you would like more information.

History Group meetings - Tuesdays, 10.30am


The Chapmanslade History Group meet every Tuesday at 10.30am at The Three Horseshoes.

The History Group, lead by our very own local Historian, Joyce Jefferson, research the history of the village with the aim of producing a book in the not too distant future.

Joyce says "We're a very friendly and informal group, so if you are interested in village history, why not come along and join us when you can make it. Just turn-up at 10.30am and enjoy a warm welcome and a cup of Ben's coffee."

Future Dates for Village Hall Events

Future dates for village events in the hall are:- 
                   Quiz                 29th April
                   Fete                 2nd July
                  Cream Teas      6th August

updated 14 Apr 2017