Join us in celebrating the 900 Celebrations for St Kyneburgha Church, Castor.

Another century gone! It’s that time again to celebrate the wonderful St Kyneburgha Church and its history in our community.

We want to make this a very special celebration of the 900th anniversary of the founding of St Kyneburgha Church on the 17th April 1124 , regarded as one of the top 100 churches in the country (there are 15,000!). AND the ONLY Church in the world dedicated to St Kyneburgha

There is a whole K900 celebration programme planned, so if you’d like to get involved and help make it a big success, then come along to our next planning get together.  It’s on Thursday 15th February Village Hall Castor – 7.30pm for about an hour – with refreshments provided.

This is your chance to play a part, whether shaping activities or providing much needed support in the background and being a part of K900 together.

I think we can all agree, the success of the amazing series of village celebrations Castor & Ailsworth has put on over the last 30 years, has been down to the effort and involvement of the community coming together.

Some of you have attended a previous K900 meeting in November or January, some have been

 in touch interested in finding out more – everyone is welcome – and this is an important meeting to ensure we get our plans in place.

Dates for your diaries so far:

Thur 15th February – K900 Planning meeting Village Hall 7.30pm
Thur 14th March – Operetta read through and how to get involved Cedar Centre 7.30pm
Wed 17th April – Kick off the celebrations at Castor Church itself.

23rd June – 7th July – Fringe festival of events and ‘happenings’
Sat 6th July – Saxon sports day & Evening party on the school field
Thur 3,Fri 4,Sat 5,Oct – Operetta performed in the Church




When do the celebrations start?

Dedication of St Kyneburgha Church was on the 17th April 1124, the date carved above the Priest’s door and one of the few ancient Churches where the exact date is known.  So, what better day to kick off with a service followed by refreshments – the beacon will be lit and the bells will be rung.

For more information – get in touch with Antonia or come along on the 15th February 7.30pm, Castor & Ailsworth Village Hall

Antonia Pounsett, 07831 127961