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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


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.


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.

The Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday Weekend – What’s on

On 6th February this year Her Majesty The Queen became the first British Monarch to celebrate
a Platinum Jubilee. To celebrate this unprecedented anniversary there is to be a long bank holiday weekend from Thursday 2nd to Sunday 5th June.

The four days of celebrations will include public events and community activities, as well as national moments of reflection on The Queen’s 70 years of service.

Within the three villages, there will private celebrations, special activities and street parties, as well as some larger events running in the community. We have put together a list of events and commemorations.


Platinum Jubilee Beacons

A Platinum Jubilee Beacon will be lit on Thursday 2nd June at Easneye, Stanstead Abbotts. The event starts at 8.30pm in time for the National Lighting time of 9.45pm. Parking is available as well as hot suppers. Purchase tickets in advance of the event from The Red Lion.

Great Amwell is also holding a 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 and can be booked here.

Stone Valley Festival South

Stone Valley Festival South will be running from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th June at Pepper Hill Farm, Hertfordshire. This established festival offers a full line-up of live music over the three days. For more information, please visit their website:

Platinum Jubilee Party

Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council have organized a Platinum Jubilee Party, which will take place at 12–4pm on Friday 3rd June at The Stanstead Abbotts and St Margarets’ Village Club. It will include live music, a BBQ, dance performances, tombola, cake stall, face painter and ice creams.

Just the Tonic Comedy Shindig 

On Sunday 5th June, Just the Tonic Comedy Club is hosting a Shindig featuring some big names in comedy, including Jason Manford, Shappi Khorsandi and Reginald D. Hunter. To check out the amazing line-up and book your tickets, visit their website:


Alongside commemorative initiatives such as The Queen’s Green Canopy and events running throughout the year, the long bank holiday will feature the following:

Thursday 2nd June
The Queen’s Birthday Parade (Trooping the Colour)

Platinum Jubilee Beacons: The Principal beacon will be lit in a special ceremony at Buckingham Palace.

Friday 3rd June
Service of Thanksgiving held at St Paul’s Cathedral.

Saturday 4th June
The Derby at Epsom Downs.

Platinum Party at the Palace: The BBC will stage and broadcast a special live concert from Buckingham Palace.

Sunday 5th June
The Big Jubilee Lunch: People are invited to share friendship, food and fun with neighbours as part of the Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

The Platinum Jubilee Pageant: The London based Pageant will combine pomp and ceremony, street arts, theatre, music, circus, costumes as well as cutting-edge visual technology.

If you know of any other local events you would like to add to the list, please do let us know by emailing

Stanstead Abbotts’ Annual Parish Meeting: 5th May 2022

Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council is holding its Annual Parish Meeting on Thursday 5th May at 7.30pm in Stanstead Abbotts Parish Hall.

Everyone is welcome to attend the Annual Parish Meeting, which is an informal meeting to update villagers on the work the Council has done in the previous year and plans for the year ahead.

Refreshments will be available, and we hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Stanstead Abbotts Parish Council

An archaeological dig in Stanstead Abbotts: Volunteers welcome!

The planned small expansion of housing in the village at Netherfield Lane off Roydon Road gives us the opportunity to discover more of our history courtesy of the land owners and former large-scale village employers, Websters Ltd.

Their continuing 50-year long involvement with the village will include financing a 5-day professional Archaeological Dig starting on June 20th in an area that has revealed evidence of our ancestors going back 8,000 years. If you can afford a day or the whole week, and whether you are experienced or not, you are invited to take a ‘hands-on’ look into the history of the village.

If you are interested in volunteering please contact Mike Dorman for more information on Email: or Phone: 07899 992951.

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