Dallington Services for July 2022

(Posted on behalf of Bobbie Steel)

all at St Giles except 31st

Sunday  3rd.     11am.                Service of The Word
10th.                    6.30pm.          Evensong
17th.                    11am.                Holy Communion
24th.                   9.30am.          Holy Communion
31st.                   11am.               Combined Service in
Marquee on Rushlake Green.

Jubilee Weekend Roundup


Proud to say that Dallington held celebration events on every day of the Jubilee weekend – and we were so lucky with the weather! Here’s a brief round up and a gallery of photographs.

    • Thursday Evening BBQ & Beacon: A wonderful evening – lots of people turned up to take part to enjoy the barbecue and good company and watch the beacon being lit. Thanks to everyone who made this happen – from initial planning and publicity, getting the pavilion and field ready the day before, the parish council for funding the food and drink, the individuals who cooked and served it, and finally the beacon team for assembling, lighting and keeping everything safe.
    • Friday Bellringing at St Giles Dallington Tower rang at 3pm, along with many other towers, to coincide with a Service of Thanksgiving at St Paul’s Cathedral  that day.
    • Saturday  Our regular monthly Saturday morning Community Library Café at Dallington Old School Village Hall was extended to 4pm for the occasion.  Visitors were able to view a temporary exhibition “Dallington Celebrates” – a display of photographs and souvenirs from village events over the years including Coronation celebrations in 1953, summer fetes, harvest festivals, street parties and open gardens.  There was also a chance to take part in a fun snooker competition in the newly refurbished Billiard Room. Thanks to everyone who lent photographs, scrap books and souvenirs, and to our volunteers who provided  bacon sandwiches, soup and delicious home-made cakes throughout the day.
    • Sunday am Thanksgiving service at St Giles (report from Bobbie Steel): Along with churches throughout this country and the Commonwealth, Dallington celebrated the Platinum Jubilee of Her Majesty The Queen. It happened to be one of the Sundays when we were without a member of the clergy present to lead the service. On these occasions our Churchwarden, Wendy Miers, prepares and presents the order of service, with a talk on a relevant person or subject. On this momentous day, when the focus was on Thanksgiving for Service, Wendy chose as her theme thanks to the members of the church family who had given unstinting service over long years. A good number in the congregation ensured that the lovely hymns were sung with enthusiasm, all rounded off with The National Anthem. After the service everyone enjoyed the refreshments with a loyal toast to Her Majesty. This was just one of the ways in which our village marked a very special, once in a lifetime, “Thank you” to our Queen.
    • Sunday pm Despite gloomy weather forecasts earlier in the week, the rain held off for our final village celebration, back on the recreation ground for a relaxed afternoon picnic tea & games and a drone to take a group village photograph of all present.

Jubilee Beacon & Barbecue

Beacon litLovely to see such a good turn out for this evenings inaugural Jubilee event at the Dallington Recreation ground.

Children playing on the field, lots of people enjoying the barbecue food and drink.

The beacon was lit a bit earlier than scheduled as people were beginning to get cold but was still roaring away happily at 9.45 when the national chain of beacons lit up.  Thanks to everyone involved in organising the event, bringing and cooking food & drink, and lighting the beacon .

Three men and a beacon
The Beacon lighting team, Nick, Matt and Douglas

And don’t forget tomorrow (Friday 3rd) bellringing at 3 pm, then on Saturday the community library cafe will have an extended opening from 10-4 at the Old School village hall in The Street – bacon sandwiches, cakes and refreshments all day, an exhibition of photographs of Dallington celebrations and events from the Coronation onwards, and a chance to see the newly refurbished Billiard room and take part in a lighthearted contest  – how many balls can you pot in 5 minutes?


Jubilee Weekend Events June 2-5 2022

Jubilee header


Here is the list of Dallington events taking place over the Jubilee Weekend.  These can also be found on the main Jubilee 2022 page for reference.   Any updates will  be posted here  (you can also sign up for email alerts for all village news items and announcements) .

Thursday 2 June Platinum Jubilee Beacons 7.30-10.00pm Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in background

This is is the first community event of the national four-day Jubilee Weekend. All local residents are invited to join the opening of festivities with a special evening event at the  Dallington Recreation Ground from 7.30pm to share a barbecue.


Dallington beacon burning

Then, along with hundreds of beacons around the country, the Dallington Beacon will be lit at 9.45pm.(You can find out more about the national beacon events at https://www.queensjubileebeacons.com/ )

Saturday 4th June “Dallington Celebrates”  10 am  – 4pm
Dallington Old School Village Hall 

On Saturday 4 June, Dallington Old School Village Hall will host an exhibition “Dallington Celebrates” alongside the monthly community Library Café which will be open until 4pm on this day.    Come and see a display of historic photographs and souvenirs from village events over the past seventy years, share your own stories and memories and enjoy delicious home made  cakes. Refreshments will be served throughout the day. Please get in touch if you have any photographs to share, particularly from previous Jubilee events.

We will also be inviting visitors to view the newly refurbished Billiards Room, take part in a fun competition (“How many snooker balls can you pot in 5 minutes?”) and find out how to book the room to play with your friends.

Sunday 5th June St Giles Church 11am
Jubilee Thanksgiving Service and Songs of Praise

Photo of Dallington Church TowerCongregation-led Service of Thanksgiving and Songs of Praise, followed by celebratory refreshments


Sunday 5th June 3-6pm Picnic  Fun & Games
Dallington Recreation Ground

photo of field with tree, table and sugar loaf folly in backgroundA village celebration and get together –  everyone is welcome. Bring your own picnic and share the fun with friends and family. There will be games and we hope a village photograph of all present via a drone – a wonderful opportunity to record more memories of the people living here today.

The last time we had an all village photograph was during the Millennium Celebrations (a copy of this will be included in the display hall display on Saturday





St Giles Services May 2022

  • Sunday    1st         11am.                   Service of The Word
  • Sunday   8th        6.30pm.            Evensong
  • Sunday  15th       11am.                 Holy Communion
  • Sunday  22nd      9.30am.           Holy Communion
  • Thursday 26th   7.30pm.           Ascension Day Service
  • Sunday 29th.     11am.                 Service of The Word

St Giles Services March 2022

  • Sunday   6th.    11am.        Service of The Word
  • Sunday 13th.    6.30pm.    Evensong
  • Sunday 20th.     11am.        Holy Communion
  • Sunday. 27th.     9.30am.    Holy Communion

    At a special service on February  6th we gave thanks for the 70 years of the reign of the Queen. The congregation took part in readings and reminisces. Afterwards, the Loyal Toast, “Her Majesty The Queen” and we shared celebratory refreshments.

    Lent Lunch.   St. Giles Dallington

    On Saturday March 12th we will be serving a Lent Lunch.
    Midday – 2pm in the church.
    For more information please call/text Jane on 07766 434847.

Village Hall Events February 2022

Apologies for late posting for this month’s events in the hall, and a particular reminder for tomorrow’s Saturday morning library cafe – don’t miss the bacon sandwiches!

  • Saturday 5th February (& first Saturday of every month) Library Cafe 10-12
  • Monday 7th February and every Monday
      • Art Club 10-12
      • Library Cafe 2-4pm
  • Every Friday: Chair Yoga 11-12 (email charlotte@living-yoga.co.uk if you are interesting in joining the next series of sessions )
  • Friday 25th February Quiz Night 7.00 for a 7.30 start. Tickets £5 per head (on the door or book in advance) to include light buffet refreshments. Please bring your own drinks.
    To book tickets in advance or for further information contact Bobbie Steel or Jane Messer (07766434847)