Berden Fete Saturday 15th July 2017


It might not have been a financial record breaker, thanks probably to the rather indifferent weather, but in terms of smiles and happy people it was certainly a winner! Counting is still proceeding but at this early stage we believe that, yet again, we have topped ten grand. Actual figures will be reported in the October magazine, and on the website.

 And so far as the pleasure that our fete gives to others that is immeasurable: I even encountered one little chap who was utterly delighted at winning a tea towel on the News Tombola! He must be easy to please come Christmas.

Very many people said ‘thank you’ for organising their annual treat – but that gratitude is not for me alone. Those thanks should be going to all the over 130 stall holders and others who contributed, on the day, in so many ways to making Berden Fete 2017 another great event. And without the great group of people who formed the fete committee and headed the sub-committees it just wouldn’t have happened so my thanks go to Kae Hewitt, Catherine Felstead, John Riddell, Brian Sumner, John Walker, Steve Bates, Amanda Coomber, Rob Talks, Sue Griffiths, Chris Thickitt, Jayne Liddle, Deborah Patrick and, also, Bronwen who, in particular, contributed in so many ways.

Berden Fete people are all heroes whether you have been mentioned in name or not.

Thank you – John Burton



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The Social Club Bar Rota needs you!

We have recently lost some of our regular bar rota members and really need to recruit some more volunteers.

Running the bar is great fun and you would always be paired with an “old hand” to show you the ropes.

If you can commit to a Friday evening around four times a year and would like to get involved please contact Mary on

Thank you.

Keep an eye on the Website, Parish Magazine and the e-mailed Newsletters


 Women in Berden

We are a small group, who normally meet once a month in our lovely Village Hall. Our meetings are the first Tuesday of the month, in the evening, and we have a varied programme of speakers, on a range of subjects; craft evenings when we learn ( or try to) various crafts; walks; car rally – it’s a quite long list. And although we call ourselves Women in Berden, we are always happy to have any men come to any of the meetings that sound interesting to them.

If trying to do more reading was one of your New Year resolutions…this will interest you. Members are encouraged to donate one or two books per meeting – we will then be selling them at 50 pence per book, A good fundraiser for us, and a good chance for a clear out for you.

Members are also asked to bring an unwanted Christmas gift…if there is an item you can see won’t be used in your home, bring it along and put it in our raffle. One  woman’s unwanted  gift could be a treasure for someone else!

 Non members and guests very welcome – just come to the Village Hall and enjoy meeting a friendly group of people. We meet the first Tuesday of every month, why don’t you put the date in your diary and never miss a fun evening.

For more information concerning Women in Berden please refer to the “Other Village Organisations” page

Tea and coffee will be served.

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