The 9th Centennial 2024

The 900th anniversary of the founding of St Kyneburgha’s Church 2024

Events confirmed and at the planning stage

Sunday the 14th April 05.43 – BBC Radio Bells on Sunday – featuring Castor bells

Weds 17th April – the 900th anniversary of the dedication of St Kyneburgha’s Church on the

Weds. 17th April 2024/1124 – to the day. A full peal of bells 2p.m. to 5 p.m.

Thursday 6th June – David Lammy M.P. in conversation with Stewart Francis. In the Church. Ticketed with bar. Tim tbc.

Friday 21st June to Sunday 7th July – Fringe Fortnight

A variety of events at different locations around the villages – some ticketed, some free. 

During the fortnight there will be a Saturday day of fun – Saxon sports on / around the school field – a bit like the Village Festival. 

  • Peterborough Big Band
  • Comedy night
  • Local people – “Raise the Roof”-style event
  • Selected music acts

Sunday the 22nd June and Sunday the 23rd June –  In and around church – Castor and Ailsworth Art Group invite budding artists to join in a workshop session to capture what they see

Sunday 23rd June – Beating the Parish Bounds – join us for a walk around the parish limits )or more or less)

Sunday the 23rd June – 16.00 In church – a choral concert

Fergus Black and the St Martin’s Singers – ticketing details later

Wednesday 26th of June – a talk by broadcaster and historian, Dr. Jonathan Foyle – on the significance of St Kyneburgha’s church building,  –

details not yet available

Friday the 28th June – Quiz night Village Hall – 

details to follow

Saturday 29th June – Talent Show , Village Hall

details to follow

Sunday the 30th June – Up an’ at ’em History group presenting Horrible Histories –

Meet a Roman soldier;    The Saxons move in!;     A conquest from the continent.

An event for children up to Year 7 – This will be a ticketed drop in 2 sessions 10. 15 to 12.45  and 1.15 to 3.45

£5 buys a child an all day ticket N.B. The child must be accompanied by an adult.

Saturday 6th of July – Sports day and Village Fete – on the school field with food and bar

Saturday 6th of July – Saxon Ibiza Party Night – on the school field (evening) Music, Food, Bar

3rd – 5th October  The Kyneburgha Operetta   

Will take place in the church. Lyrics Ian Winfrey, Music Jon Graham

Thursday 24th October – The Life and Times of Henry I – Professor Stephen Church of Lincoln University 7.00p.m. at the Village Hall (Doors open 6.30)

Thursday 28th November – The Life and Times of John Clare – Dr Sam Ward, Archivist for the John Clare Society – 7.00p.m. at the Village Hall (Doors open 6.30)

That’s all for now folks but this page will be updated as existing events are confirmed and new events are planned.