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Alice in Wonderland at Stanstead Bury Farm

See Alice in Wonderland performed at Stanstead Bury Farm, Stanstead Abbotts on Friday 24th June at 6.30pm.

To see a rabbit is nothing remarkable… To hear it comment upon the time is quite remarkable… To follow it down a rabbit-hole into a strange new world not knowing how you’ll get out again is something extraordinarily remarkable indeed!

As Alice encounters the weird, wacky and wonderful characters who live in the world at the other end of the rabbit-hole, she’ll experience an adventure like never before! Finding her way home again won’t be an easy task and it will definitely make her rethink all her thoughts she has previously thought!

Running time: 1 hour 15 minutes approximately


Coming soon… The Three Villages Magazine: Issue 2!

The Three Villages Magazine: Issue 2 is on its way to the printer and will be publishing at the start of June.

This is our Jubilee Issue, which includes some wonderful artwork from our Platinum Jubilee Children’s Art Competition winners, a new puzzle page alongside interesting features from local businesses and community groups including Scouting and Girlguiding. The cover of Issue 2 features our photograph competition winning entry from Katy Smawfield.

If you haven’t already done so, make sure you grab a copy of Issue 1 while you still can!

The Three Villages Team

Great Amwell Carpet Bowls Club

Very sadly, after more than 30 years, the Great Amwell Carpet Bowls Club has closed its doors.

Mr Alan Ball, who has set up the mats for the club’s members every Tuesday for many years, is no longer able to do so and the club have been unable to find someone else to take on the job. Thank you to Mr Alan Ball for his hard work, and to everyone who has been a member of the years.

The hall management committee would give much encouragement to anyone who wants to take on running the club. If you are interested and are able to volunteer some time, please be in contact with The Three Villages ( or Great Amwell Parish Hall directly (01920 467927).

Rogation Day Service and ‘Beating the Bounds’ Walk on Sunday 22nd May 2022

Service at St James’s Church

Join us for the Annual Rogation Day Service at St James’s Church, Roydon Road, Stanstead Abbotts, on 22nd May 2022 at 10.30am.

All are welcome to this service thanking God for the land and praying for a blessing for the harvest.


‘Beating the Bounds’ Countryside Walk

The ‘beating the bounds’ walk, which was traditionally an opportunity to re-establish the Parish boundaries, is a fantastic opportunity to explore the extreme edges of your Parish on foot.

Maps and instructions will be available at about 11.30am, after the service at St James’s Church.


The 3 Churches Foodbank Hub *UPDATE*

We have had another request for help from The 3 Churches Foodbank Hub.

They are in need of the following:

  • Custard
  • Mashed potato pots
  • Jam
  • Tins of rice
  • Small jars of coffee
  • Children sweets
  • Juice
  • Marmite
  • Marmalade
  • Chocolate spread
  • Honey
  • Shampoo
  • Nappies
  • Toiletries

 [Please ensure all food items are sealed and in date. Thank you]

Donations can be made to Sue at 8 Millers Lane or contact The 3 Churches Foodbank Hub (07487 350918). Any help would be greatly appreciated.

The 3 Churches Foodbank Hub
A local Hub of the Hertford & Ware Foodbank based at St Margarets’ Parish Church

Platinum Jubilee Beacon Celebrations at Easneye

Come and join the Platinum Jubilee Beacon celebrations at Easneye! This event is free to residents in Stanstead Abbotts Parish and St Margarets Parish.

Where: Easneye (access is via the entrance to All Nations College on Hollycross Road, just beyond Medivet)

When: 2nd June, 8.30pm to 10.30pm (with beacon lighting at 9.45pm)

See the attached poster for more information…

Great Amwell Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon

Come along to the Great Amwell Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon Event on Thursday, 2nd June from 5pm to 11pm at The Glebe Field, Hillside Lane SG12 9SG.

Beacon will be lit at 9:45pm.

Bring your own drinks and picnic. Tickets required.

CLICK HERE to book your tickets or scan the QR code on the attached poster.

Please note the following:
– Bottles allowed but plastic glasses only.
– Toilets available in the Parish Hall.
– Event will go ahead whatever the weather.
– Limited parking – please walk if you can.
– Please bring a rubbish bag for your picnic litter.

Supported by: St John the Baptist Church, Generous Donation, Great Amwell Parish Council, Great Amwell Parish Hall, The Amwell Society.

And our cover photo competition winner is…

We had a really fantastic number of entries for the photography competition. The photographs were of such high quality that it made it really hard to choose a winner.

Congratulations go to our winner, Katy Smawfield! This wonderful image features Sophie Smawfield taking a photo on the tow path just beyond Stanstead Abbotts.

Katy’s photograph will be used on the cover of our second issue, which is due out at the start of June. Keep an eye out for it in a month’s time!

If you would like your work to be considered for the cover of our September issue, please send entries to

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