Photography and filming in private gardens is only permitted for private and personal use and not for any form of reproduction or dissemination nor for publication, electronically or otherwise, including via social media and image libraries. Photography for professional or commercial purposes is expressly forbidden. This is regarded as mandatory for all community events held in private gardens throughout the parish of Berden.

Thank you                                 Berden Parish Council

Souper Fridays are back !

Please make a note in your diaries that Souper Fridays this winter are on the following Fridays:




18 JANUARY 2019



The village hall will be open for homemade soup lunches between noon and 2pm, and the bar will be open. All profits will be going to the village hall kitchen improvement fund.

Come on: Get out of the house and meet and chat with neighbours and friends for a couple of hours.

Volunteer soup-makers required! Please contact Sue 777465 if you can provide soup for one of these dates.

Many thanks,  Berden Village Hall Committee

This season we will be showing films on Saturday evenings as before, with as wide a range as possible, but are also going to have occasional screenings on Thursday evenings, which will usually be aimed at more particular tastes . . . so our NEXT SCREENING will be on Thursday October 11th . The film will be a Spanish one, with English sub-titles, directed by Pedro Almodovar in 2006 and starring Penelope Cruz, who was nominated for an Oscar for her performance.
Almodovar is above all a director who loves women—young, old, professional, amateur, mothers, daughters, granddaughters, dead, alive.”
Then on Saturday, October 27th, as an offering for “Fright Night”, we will be showing a little known British thriller from 1970, directed by Robert Fuest and starring Pamela Franklin and Michelle Dotrice.
Two English girls are on a cycling holiday in rural France – when one of them goes missing, who can the other one trust?
 “Moody, suspenseful British thriller with good performances, particularly by Franklin as the worried heroine.”
All screenings in the Village Hall: Doors (and bar) open at 7.30, and the films will start at 8.00.
Club Membership: £12.00 (entire season) – Guest ticket: £4.00 per film.
All information from
Sue Griffiths 777465   Andrew Nelson 777784       John Walker 777470

The carol service is on 16th December at 4.30pm
I am suggesting the following dates for rehearsals
In the village hall from 6pm to7pm
Sunday 4th November
Sunday 11th November will be from 7 to 8 because on the remembrance service at the war memorial
Sunday 18th November
Sunday 25th November
Sunday 2nd December
Thursday 6th December at the village hall from 7.30pm to 8.30pm
Sunday 9th December in the Church 6pm to 7pm 
Thursday 13th December in the Church from 7.30pm to 8.30pm 
Rehearsal Sunday 16th December in the Church: Time to be confirmed
Carol Service
I am packing the rehearsals closer together as comments from people said that the gaps were not allowing them to remember what had been learnt so this should work better.
Additional sectional rehearsals will be added in when we start, dates and times can be sorted when we start.


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 Wendy on

Wendy Riddell

Thank you.

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


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