Here is the September Newsletter for Sessay

The Hot Doggers

Saturday September 30th 7:30 pm in the Village Hall.

The Hot Doggers – village resident Tony Craven and his band are returning to the village hall stage in September. Tickets £10 in advance with nibbles. (£12 on the door but I wouldn’t rely on that!). They are a great band to dance to and the more you drink the better they sound. The bar will be open! Saturday September 30th 7:30 pm in the Village Hall. Tickets going fast!

Tickets from Dennis or David

BG PT Boot Camp

Weekly Fitness Class will start on Wednesday 13th September, 7-8pm. £5 per session.

This sounds more daunting than it actually is! Its a weekly fun friendly class suitable for all abilities and ages.

Sessay Indoor Bowls Club

The new indoor bowling season begins hard on the end of the outdoor season. The AGM is on Monday September 4th and the first full practice bowling starts on the Tuesday 5th September at 7:15 in the village hall. All are welcome. The club hopes to have two teams playing in local leagues again this year. There will always be one mat open for visitors and practice on Tuesday nights.

MacMillan Coffee Morning ~ Community Cafe

Saturday, 30th September in the Village Hall from 10.00 – 11.30am. We are having a
MacMillan Coffee Morning to support MacMillan Cancer Care; all proceeds will go to
this very worthwhile charity. So come along, bring your neighbours and friends, and
enjoy coffee, cake and a good old chat, knowing you are supporting a very good cause.

Planned Events at the Village Hall

Get these dates in your diary.

Five Loose Chippings – 4th November details soon.

Christmas Market – 18th November. Now taking bookings for a table in the Christmas Market / Craft Fair. £10 per table.

Pig Race – 9th December – Don’t tell anyone about the Pig Race!

Sessay Village Bar

Sessay Village Bar continues!

The Cricket Season is underway. This means the bar will be run in co-operation between the Cricket Club and people from the village. The Village Bar is open every Friday evening from 6 pm for junior training until late with regular barbecue, on Saturdays from 5-9 pm and on some Sundays when there are matches. Come and join friendly conversation and banter over a pint (other drinks available!). Occasional quizes or dominoes or other surprises. Bring your neighbour! If you are interested to help, please contact Dennis by email or just turn up.

Keep up to date for last minute changes via Sessay Village Bar Facebook page.

Any other business

Some of you will remember the survey, carried out 18 months ago, about what people wanted from Sessay Village Hall.  A report has now been be published on this website following approval by the Trustees of Sessay Community Trust and the Committee here.

You can keep up to date with whats happening in Sessay Community Trust meetings here

Elizabeth Willoughby – Sponsored Walk

If you see Elizabeth walking up and down the village repeatedly in September, its because she is is raising funds for Dementia UK. Her target is 2 miles a day.

You can sponsor her through her Facebook Donate page here. Or stop Elizabeth in the street and throw money at her!

Women’s World Cup final

Just a huge thanks to all the people who came down to watch the Women’s World Cup final. 23 of you good folks turned up and although the result was not what we wanted everyone enjoyed themselves and thanks too for all the food that was brought down – all in all a good few friendly hours. Dennis Ayling

Eleanor Hooper

Sadly Eleanor Hooper past away recently. She was a much loved and well respected teacher at Sessay School for many years and will be well remembered amongst past pupils and their parents. This is to let you all know that there will be a service of Thanksgiving for Eleanor`s life at St Oswald`s Church on Friday 8th September at 1pm.

Village Hall Refurbishment Update

Volunteers Needed 7th October 10am at the Village Hall

Phase 1 of the Village Hall Refurb is set to commence soon. This comprises building new area where the rose garden is, creating a new main entrance, moving the kitchen and creating a bare bones kitchen and moving the diabled toilet entrance. The hall will be available to use as far as possible throughout.

The volunteers will be clearing out under the stage and dismantling the stage. Anyone wanting the wood can take it away.

The WI rose garden will go, so anyone wanting mature rose bushes can come and dig one up at any time. A lot have gone already.

Sessay Cricket Club

Friday September 8th is Juniors Presentation Evening and disco in the Village Hall

Saturday September 9th is End of Season Party and Lee’s 50th Birthday combined. There will be a Chip Van outside as part of the celebrations and villagers are welcome to partake. Fish and Chips are about £9 a portion. Please let the cricket club know if you’re interested.

Regular Events at the Village Hall

Sessay Bowls Club

The Bowling Season comes towards its close. There is a Pairs Competition on Sunday September 3rd at 1:00 pm. Finals Day is Sunday September 12th is the climax to the season with club competition finals taking place all afternoon and a competition for anyone else not alredy in a final!  Come and watch!  Saturday practice finishes on Saturday 11th. New members always welcome. You don’t need anything other than flat soled shoes.

September 6th

Sessay WI 2:00 pm Lies Damned Lies and Registration    Mrs. Barbara Dixon

Find the full WI Programme here


St Cuthbert’s Church 10.30 – Morning Prayer with coffee afterwards.

September 11th

Rural Arts Class 10:00. Come and be Creative in an Arts Class. £2 entry.

A somewhat disappointing session using Cyanotype on a dull day and Fused Glass were the sessions in August – who knows what September will bring!!

More about Rural Arts classes here.

September 12th

Tuesday ClubD-Day the Moral Case for Victory Dr D Gibbons

Find the full Tuesday Club programme here.

September 24th

St Cuthbert’s Church 10.30 – 10.30 – Holy Communion with Rev Pauline and coffee afterwards.

September 25th

Rural Arts Class 10:00. Come and be Creative in an Arts Class. £2 entry.

More about Rural Arts classes here.

September 30th

Community Café MacMillan Coffee Morning – see above Come and Join us for Tea, Coffee, Cake and a natter. Bring a neighbour.


If you want your event in the newsletter, or can think of something I’ve missed, please let me know by the last week of each month. Thank you.

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