Church Eaton

 A Staffordshire village with lots going on.
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Site Last Updated: 27/10/2016

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Village Events and News

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Urgent Action

Two projects need input from villagers

Potential Removal of Village Phone Boxes.

The Future of the Glebelands Sports Association.

Church Eaton Parish Council - Important Notice

Please be advised that BT intends to remove the two parish telephone boxes located at
Marston and High Street, Church Eaton. The parish council has requested that these
remain as working phones but urge you, if you have any comments as to whether
they should remain or be removed,
to contact:

Stafford Borough Council, The Planning Department, Civic Centre,  Riverside,  Stafford,
ST16 3AQ Email:  
Quote this reference number on any correspondence WM20490304

The borough council as the local planning authority are overseeing the consultation on this matter. The consultation period ends on Friday 4th November 2016.

If the phone boxes are de-commissioned, Church Eaton Parish Council will be considering
adopting them for other use,  but BT will obviously still remove the phone equipment

The Parish Council can be contacted through the Clerk: Mrs D M Key, Ivy Cottage, Seighford,
Stafford, ST18 9PQ 01785 282922 or email


 This was held in THE SPORTS PAVILION at
7.00 p.m. on WEDNESDAY 26th OCTOBER 2016

It was an Extraordinary General Meeting of the Association but also an open meeting to all residents of Church Eaton to discuss the future of the
Association and elect its new officers.

Chairman, Vice Chairman and Treasurer were appointed but a Secretary is still needed.
Anyone willing to take up this post should contact Michael Faarup (824606).
Proposed changed to the constitution were presented and moves made to rectify recent problems. There will be another open meeting in December.

Special Events 2016

Coffee Morning Thursday 3rd November The Village Institute Contact Jenny on 824882 or

Justin on 824788 for details.

Four distinguished musicians called Concertante will present popular music from the baroque period.
They play the music as it was intended to be heard; a small group of  musicians surrounded by an audience in an intimate setting. It is timeless and accessible music with an endless variety of mood, structure and emotion.
The group, comprising 2 violins, a cello and a harpsichord, will play compositions by
Telemann, Vivaldi, Handel, Purcell, Haydn and J.S.Bach.

Tickets at 8 are available now from Justin, with free admission for under 16's if accompanied.
(It's probably not suitable for children under 10 years).
The concert will last 2 hours including an interval.
Tea and cakes will be on sale at what should be a very pleasant occasion.

Sunday 6th November

4 p.m.

The Village Institute
Market Day Saturday 19th November The Village Institute


Regular Events



Various services - (see "Justin's Jottings" for details.)
or for the United Benefice site click here

St Editha's Church

Tuesdays 10 a.m - 3 p.m. Why not give the Churchyard Team a hand to maintain this important part of the village St Editha's Church


10 a.m.

Church Eaton Toddlers Group

Church Eaton School


7 p.m.

Bell Ringing

St Editha's Church


7 p.m.

Church Eaton and District Dog Society

 Church Eaton Village Institute 

First Tuesday monthly

 7.30 p.m.

Church Eaton Parish Council

 Church Eaton Village Institute

Second Tuesday monthly

 7 to 9 p.m.

The Crafty Lot - Adults 2 children 50p (babies free) includes refreshments.

 Church Eaton Village Institute

Second or Third Friday 2.45 p.m. to
3.45 p.m.
Mobile Library Van  - Parked by the Post Box See Justin's Jottings
for detailed dates

To see the Institute Facebook page go to:

To find some items that have gone from this front page click here


For local crime warnings from POLICE - click here

Bits and Pieces

Click here for the latest
Parish Council News.

To read the Parish Council Chairman's
Report to the Annual Parish Meeting
Click here.

Click here

or to read the important Newsletters click here
(click here for) Advice from Neighbourhood Watch  

Online Watch Link (OWL), Valuable advice,    News

PCSO Scott Biddulph on 0300 123 4455 or email
Gnosall Police Station is 01785 234828

Wheaton Aston Pharmacy is now
open on Long Street.

 Call 01785 841811
or e-mail

Don't forget that we have the excellent
"Farm on Wheels" based
in Church Eaton.

To bring the countryside to your school,
party or other organisation click here or check our 'Businesses' tab above.

 CHURCH EATON - Portrait of a Village

Made by filmmaker, historian Ray Johnson,
Professor of
Film Heritage and Documentary
at Staffordshire University.

The cost of the revised second edition
is still available at 15 with all proceeds
going to the Festival funds.

Click for more details

Bin Collection Dates

Click here for the calendar

(Skip Lorry)
Usually 9 a.m. to 10 a.m.
at the Royal Oak Car Park
9th April,  30th July & 26th November

Bus timetable
to Stafford, Derrington, Bradley, Haughton,
Church Eaton, Marston, and Wolverhampton

Public Transport
or Car Planner
To assist people looking for family or genealogical research,
(who often contact the webmaster), a large number of St Editha's
gravestone and tomb pictures have been put on line.
This is part of an attempt to record and classify them
for the benefit of current and future generations.
If you can help decipher some of the more difficult ones
please contact
The ones on line are not yet edited or classified,
but are easier to search than crawling around the churchyard.
To access the pictures of the rear churchyard
click here and click here for the front churchyard.

Visitors to the village or to this web site;
please comment on the "Visitors" topic of the Blog
How to use the BLOG

Sadly, idiot spammers have attacked our Village Blog
and put inappropriate material on it,
so now I have to try to filter the content
before it can be displayed. This will result
in delays in seeing your genuine contributions,
but I think that is better than exposing
villagers of all ages to offensive postings. Sorry! John.

Local History Club
The Village history web site gives details
of their activities. Passwords are issued to club members.

We have not met for some time,
as all the work seems to fall on the same shoulders.

Ian Hennwinkle continues to provide local finds
that give a picture of past residents of our parish.
If you would like to revive the club and help delve into the past
and present of Church Eaton, please call 823O67.

The Village Institute
Your help is always needed to run the hall.
Click here for job descriptions.
Click here for committee members

Staffordshire Police Citizen's Panel

Click for detail

The Church Eaton Tennis Club Web Site
is now at

Village Welcome Packs are available  

click here for details

NOTE: Link to Staffordshire Past Track
showing historic pictures in this county
is under
Village Activities.
Type in "Church Eaton" for local pictures

Despite his re-enactment during the 2010 Scarecrow
Festival, Knotty's original performance on
"The Plinth" has now been archived,
(sadly only 6 minutes of the 60) . 
To see the clip click here

The Village has two members of the
Staffordshire Open Studios. Bob Thacker
of Oaklands Studios and Rachel Millington of Rose Villa.

(click the names for details)
Click here for artists and makers who have appeared at the village festival

Hits since revised site created in August 2006

The Royal Oak now has a new web site.
Click here


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