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Minchinhampton Life September Newsletter

As usual please see below a list of events taking place in the Minchinhampton area for the next month.   For more information and detail please look at the website

The bunting and banners are up and it is now less than two weeks to the Minchinhampton Fayre, on Saturday, 14th September.  The day will start at midday with a cavalcade – vintage cars, the Gruffalo, the Pageant Players and school children parading from the school field, up to the Market Square for the Pageant play about 12.15 pm.    Posters will soon be displayed with timings of events so you can plan your day.

The 37th Annual Gardening Show will be in the School;  The Way we Wed – a Festival of Wedding Dresses and flowers through the ages in Holy Trinity Church;  Teckels’  Dog show;  Fun Fair;  School of Larks’ circus skills’ workshops;  Walking with Hawks;  Punch and Judy shows at 1.30 and 3.30 pm; pony rides,  gliding simulator;  golf and football activities and games and stalls galore for all ages.

Artisan-Ales are supplying beer, cider and lager for the Beer Tent.  There is a Hog Roast courtesy of Pimbury pigs; Funky Falafels; Indian cookery samples and demonstration by Madhus’ Rasoi;  burgers, sausages, juices and drinks and ice creams of every description.  The Kitchen, the Chip Shed and Henry’s will be open as usual supplying their usual delicious food and the Crown is running a pop up pub.

In the evening the Market House will be open for live music with Richard Dinning and with a DJ to get everyone on the floor dancing.  Bar.

The weekend will finish with a Service of Thanksgiving at the Holy Trinity Church at 5.30 pm on Sunday.  All welcome.

Please make it a weekend to remember and come along with friends and family. Free entry and all proceeds to local charities.  Don’t forget to buy raffle tickets!

Sunday, 1st September 2019.  3.30 p.m.  Box Village Show, Box Village Hall.

Sunday, 1st September 2019.  1.00 – 4.00 p.m.  Flower Show (Stroud and District Chrysanthemum Society).  Scout Hut, Dr Browns Road, Minchinhampton.  Admission 50p.  Refreshments, tombola & cut flowers for sale.

Wednesday, 4th September 2019.  7.30 – 9.00 p.m.  Indian Food Demonstration + meal – Murgh Palakh.  Box Village Hall.  £20 head.  To reserve place contact 01453 755934 or email

Wednesday, 4th September 2019.  7.30 p.m.  The Life and Times of Longford and Ham Mills.  Talk by Ian Mackintosh at Royal British Legion meeting, Cotswold Club.

Friday, 6th September 2019.  5.00 – 6.30 p.m.  Children’s Church Choir and Fun Club.   Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton.  To register interest in this new club contact Fr Howard at or telephone 01453 882289.

Saturday, 7th September 2019.  2.30 – 4.00 p.m. Cotswold Canals Trust – Plans for Brimscombe Port.  Talk and walk.  Contact CPRE Stroud secretary on 01453 883973 for more information.

Sunday, 8th September 2019.  3.30 p.m. Messy Church.  Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton.

Tuesday, 10th September 2019.  9.00 a.m. pickup.  Day out with Ian Jarvis – Batsford Arboretum and afternoon in Sezincote House and Garden.  Tickets + Coach = £35, contact 01453 83 31 31.

Friday, 13th September 2019.  7.00 p.m.  Preview of Wedding Dress Exhibition.  Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton.  Tickets £6 from Market Stores.

Friday, 13th September 2019.  6.00 – 10.00 p.m.   Artisan Ales pop-up pub at Aston Down.  Tel 07780 449102.


Friday, 13th September 2019.   6.30 – 9.00 p.m.   Jazz on the Hill.  Features local trio “Utrillo”.  Burleigh Court, The Roundabouts, Burleigh.  01453 883804.


*****   Saturday, 14th September 2019.  12.00 noon – 4.30 p.m.  Minchinhampton Country Fayre.  ****** 

 Saturday & Sunday, 14th/15th September 2019.   9.30-5.30 (Sat) and 11.30-5.30 (Sun).  “The Way we Wed” a festival of wedding dresses and flowers through the ages.  Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton.

Saturday, 14th September 2019.  11.00 a.m. – 4.00 p.m.  37th Annual Gardening Show.  Minchinhampton School, Bell Lane.

Saturday, 14th September 2019.  2.00 – 6.00 p.m.  Family Day at the Club.  Cotswold Club.  All welcome.

Saturday, 14th September 2019.  Evening (time to be confirmed).  Music/Disco/Bar.  Market House, Minchinhampton.  Check website and posters for further information.

Saturday, 14th September 2019.  8.30 – 10.45 p.m.  “Duo, Madeline & Matt” music event.  Cotswold Club.  Guests to be signed in.

Sunday, 15th September 2019.  5.30 -6.30 p.m.   Country Fayre Celebration Service.  Holy Trinity Church, Minchinhampton.  All welcome.

Sunday, 15th September 2019.  All day event.  Minchinhampton Tennis Club 50th Anniversary Celebration.  All current and former members are welcome to attend.   Email Galina at for further information.

Tuesday, 17th September 2019.  8.00-9.00 p.m.  Local History Group “The Changing Face of Stroud”.  The Hub, Tobacconist Road, Minchinhampton.  Non-members welcome.  Guests pay £2.50.

Thursday, 19th September 2019.  Bereavement Journey Course (1st day of six sessions).  Tel:  01453 886997 for further information regarding times/venue or email

Friday, 20th September 2019.  “Stan & Ollie” Minchinhampton Movie Night.  Market House, Minchinhampton.  Tickets £6.00 from Market Stores.  Doors open 6:30 p.m. for main event 7:15 p.m.

Friday, 20th September 2019.  7.00 p.m.  Back to School Quiz Night.  Longfield Hospice, Burleigh Lane, Minchinhampton.  £10 per person.  Booking essential.  Tel 01453 886868.

Saturday/Sunday, 21st/22nd September 2019.  Dru Yoga Workshop – retreat style weekend.  Box Village Hall.  £160.  Tel:  01453 885254

Tuesday, 24th September 2019.  8.15 p.m.  Open Mic Night.  Cotswold Club, Minchinhampton.  All acts welcome.

Friday, 27th September 2019.  Big Macmillan Coffee Morning.  Cotswold Club, Minchinhampton.  All welcome.


Friday, 27th September 2019.  7.30 p.m.  Annie’s Prize Bingo.  Cotswold Club, Minchinhampton.  All guests to be signed in.

Saturday, 28th September 2019.  7.45 p.m. Manager’s Music Quiz.  Cotswold Club, Minchinhampton.  All guests to be signed in.

Sunday, 29th September 2019.   10.30 a.m. – 1.30 p.m.  Walking and Wildlife Group – The Heavens.  Meet at Bell Lane car park for car sharing.

Don’t forget, if you are interested in any of the above events it is best to check the website for further details and booking information.   Also please do let us know of any omissions or alterations you would like made on the website.