The Community Group


Chipstable    &    Raddington



       Waterrow Praise

Waterrow Praise is held once a month in the Community Hall,

 it is a musical, friendly service,

               all are welcome.

 Sunday  28th September 2014


for details call Vigdis 01984 623869

Link to Revd.Graham Owens letter -  A Century of Service


Harvest Festival a Harvest Supper.

This Sunday (28 Sept) we have our harvest festival in the church.  Very informal with favourite hymns, lots where children can join in and followed by Linda’s special Ploughmans complete with cider etc. Biscuits and cordial for kids.  The service starts at 6 and you are so welcome to join us then or to drop in at about 6.40 for the ploughmans.  On Saturday we will be decorating the church and help is always welcome at about 11am.  Also we are collecting non perishable foods etc for the Besom charity for local people in need and they have put in a special plea this year for really staple food – tins, coffee, tea, UHT milk etc. There’s a basket in the church for any gifts.

 Friday 3 October is the date of the Harvest Supper in the Hall.  A team of ladies provide a traditional Supper and Edwyn Mills will host a cabaret type entertainment to show our local talent.  It’s a fun evening. You need to buy a ticket from me (01984 623680), Ann (01984 623532)or Elaine (01398 361269). 

£8 for adults and £4 for children (goes to both churches and the hall).

With best wishes

Sue Levinge  01984 623680 or email


We are holding a      Barbecue at the Parish Hall, Waterrow

 Sunday 31st August 2014, 1pm - 4pm at the Hall - Tickets £8.00 children £3.00           (2 courses)

Ice cream, Soft Drinks and Wine can be purchased,

Please book ahead... 01984 623431 or 01398 361202


Library Van Dates

Waterrow - Hall 12.45 - 1.00pm

Chipstable - Newhouse Farm - 1.15 - 1.25pm

Raddington - Gamblyn Cottage - 11.45 - 11.55

Raddington - Blackwell Farm - 12.10 - 12.15pm

Raddington - Raddington Mill - 12.20 - 12.30

Thursdays - 18th Sept. - 16th Oct - 13th Nov - 11th Dec 2014 - 8th Jan - 5th Feb - 5th Mar - 2nd Apr - 30th Apr - 28th May - 25th June - 23rd July - 20th Aug - 17th Sept 2015

Chipstable Church Service

9.15am, Sunday 14th September 2014 - HC -DW

6pm Sunday 28th September 2014 - Harvest Festival - DW

Followed by Linda's Special Ploughmans of cider, bread and cheese etc.

Raddington Church Service

3.00pm Sunday 2nd March 2014 (Evensong) David Widdows

9.15am Sunday 16th March 2014 (HC)

Follow link for services at St. Andrews Wiveliscombe  -  HERE

Parish Council Meeting, Waterrow Community Hall -- .
Tuesday 9th September 2014 (all are welcome)

Link to last meeting report HERE

Profits to be shared between St. Margaret's Hospice

 and the Waterrow Hall

Whist Drive at Waterrow - Community Hall

2nd Monday of the month -  Restarting in September 2014

Profits between St. Margaret's Hospice & Waterrow Hall

Table Tennis at Waterrow Hall  would you like to join  this winning team...


Wiveliscombe Table Tennis Club at Waterrow, 7.30pm Mondays

1st five years ago, 2nd 3 times in last 4 years, 3rd once.

(We play in the West Somerset Table Tennis League - 1st division)

  Work in Progress

 Picture near left shows the scaffolding in place at the      Community Hall Waterrow this is to allow the very necessary  and urgent repairs to the chimneys

Picture far left shows the view of Waterrow from chimney level

September/October 2012

Dave Grandfield presents Peggy's cheque to Eddie Genrey, Chairman of the Trustees

     The Hall at Waterrow Remembered    

Peggy Driscoll (Bird) who grew up in Waterrow - daughter of the blacksmith, has remembered the happy times of her youth by leaving the sum of £2053.50 to the Hall.

 The Trustees are delighted to benefit in this way and are resolved to spend the funds on a capital item with a plague in honour of Peggy


'No one placed a bet on us!'

Duck Race at Manor Mill Waterrow

Sunday 10th July 2011

open 1.30pm. First Race 2.00pm Ducks £1 each

Cash Prizes £25, £10, £5. Four Races

Cream Teas - Hot Dogs - Burgers - Ice Cream - Children's Games - Produce Stall

Come and enjoy a fun day in a beautiful riverside setting

All proceeds to support the Wivey Link, Waterrow Hall and All Saints Church, Chipstable

     The Waterrow Duck Race            



In Praise of Raddington

On mornings wild, through wind and rain

Across the fields we go,

All to sing at Raddington,

With voices high or low.

We sing full-voiced, the psalms and  hymns

of Parry, Dykes and Goss

(but first we must take off our boots

Stuck round with mud and moss).

As we fumble with our books

Our place by gaslight is found

And only Colin's willing feet.

Make the 'organ' sound.

We watch the sky, we watch the rooks,

The clouds upon the breeze.

And then we find, while singing loud

We're swaying like the trees.

Dear little church, all by itself

At the bottom of the field;

Here we gain an hour of quiet,

And the souls of men are healed.

Marcia Fielden.


There is a vacancy for a Parish Tree Warden.

Interested parties should contact Sheila Newman on the Parish Council, (01398361346) The job includes consultation on tree felling and you are invited to various seminars and information days which are not obligatory.


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