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St.Laurence Festival

4th - 12th June

Church and Community Together

Please come and join us at any or all of the events

The Festival is back for 2022!

All events are in church and there is no charge to attend
(but we will not turn down any donations)

The church is open all week, from 9 - 5 so why not drop in for a cuppa and a chat?

There is still room for displays, so if you wish to mount a display, please contact Derry French on [email protected]

We are delighted that Winslow Church of England School will be returning to church this week as well

Finally, in honour of Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, there will be a Civic Service on Sunday June 5th At 4pm in St. Laurence Church.

All are welcome to attend.

Please see the programme Below, and full times will appear in next month’s Parish magazine.

Festival of St. Laurence Itinerary

4th - 12th June 2022.  Church and community together.

  • Saturday 4th June

  • 9:30 - Displays arrive to set up

    10am-12noon Jubilee themed Coffee morning hosted by The Choir

    11:45am and 2:45pm Church and Tower tours 

  • Sunday 5th June

  • 4pm Civic Service in honour of Her Majesty the Queen

    Absolutely everyone is welcome

  • Every Weekday 2:30pm in church 

    "Talks and Walks" with Dr David Noy

  • Local historian Dr. David Noy will present a different aspect of Winslow history each day, followed by a short walk around the town, and back to church for refreshments.

    Monday - Shops

    Tuesday - Pubs

    Wednesday - Chapels (including Keach's Meeting House)

    Thursday - Schools

    Friday - Houses

  • Monday 6th June - 7:30pm -

    The Bells!

  • A fascinating talk about the History of the Church Bells and a tour of the Tower!

  • Thursday 9th June - 7:30 -

    Adstock Singers in jubilation

  • The Adstock Singers bring you a concert of music inspired by the life and times of the Queen, featuring some of her favourite composers and songs from the time of her coronation. From the sublime to the ridiculous, music to transcend o to reflect upon, there is something for everyone here. 

  • Saturday 11th June - 7:30pm

    Winslow Players presents "God Save Our Gracious Queen"

  • Winslow Players present a dramatised history of the Queens of England!

  • Sunday 12th June - Festival Choral Evensong 5pm

  • A special Choral Evensong to celebrate the Festival. 

    About the contributors

    Dr David Noy

    He is a retired lecturer in Classics, and an Honorary Research Associate of the Open University. His great- grandfather Arthur Midgley arrived in Winslow in 1867 and his family were ironmongers in Winslow for 100 years. He is the author of How One Man Transformed a Town: Winslow 1640-1770 and William Lowndes, and of various other books and articles about Winslow. He regularly gives talks about the history of Winslow and leads walks around the town.

    Adstock Singers

    The Adstock Singers was formed as a women's choir seven years ago, singing songs in a cottage sitting room. It has since grown to include singers from as far afield as Buckingham, Tingewick, Hemel Hempstead and even Winslow and has come to include male voices too. They give two formal concerts a year in St Cecilia's church, Adstock, as well as performing in art galleries, in churches throughout Buckinghamshire, in orchards and even from the back of a tractor, raising several thousand pounds for various charities. Members of the choir include first time singers, professional musicians and experienced amateurs and, above all, they sing for the joy of singing together!

    Winslow Players

    Festival 2022 Parish Mag June 3Formed in 1967, the Town’s amateur dramatic society has performed three productions a year since then, until the outbreak of Covid-19 stopped them in their tracks. Members come from far and wide, including Aylesbury, Leighton Buzzard and Milton Keynes, and they always welcome new members. This is their first public performance since February 2020.

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