Launch film

The first film to be shown at Chilworth Community Cinema will be advertised here soon.


Chilworth is set to get its own community cinema

Now that the village hall has a new upgraded audio visual unit, the next step planned is to create a brand new Community Cinema. The aim is to bring people together and, once the start up costs have been covered, to raise money for community projects.

A consultation meeting was held on Friday October 14, which was well attended, and resulted in suggestions for films, a big thumbs up for the suggestion of themed evenings (with a film and a meal included), and offers of help.

It is planned to sell glasses of wine and Loseley Ice Cream, so the whole experience will be sociable and fun.

The equipment, donated through Chilworth2gether (beneficiary of last year’s Pimms and Picnic evening), is capable of delivering films in cinema style surround sound. A new screen means that, wherever you sit in the room, you’ll have a great view of the action.

It is planned that Friday night will be film night, starting at 8pm.
Films will be shown on the second Friday of the month, and the first date will be announced soon.

Tickets will be £5 on the door, though in future it is hoped to provide a website and a facility to pay in advance to reserve your place.

Want to be kept informed of progress and film titles? Send your email and/or contact phone number to

Chilworth Manor starts Grape picking

Chilworth Manor is ready to go into production, now its young vineyard is maturing. Volunteers from the village and beyond gathered at the Vineyard’s magnificent barn to help with picking the ripe bunches of grapes for the first time.

Pinot noir grapes ready for picking

Chilworth Manor Vineyard will be producing a Rose wine, ready for drinking next Spring, and some of the Pinot Mernier grapes harvested will contribute to the first Sparkling Wine, but we’ll have to wait for that to be released.

Pinot Meurnier grapes at Chilworth Manor

By the end of the day, ten rows of grapes were gathered in, and whisked away to be processed by the wine makers, who are based at Denbies in Dorking.

Estate Manager John at Chilworth Manor supervises the grape harvest

There will be more opportunities to help with the grape picking. If you’d like to express an interest in volunteering, contact Sasja at

Stag Beetle millstone biscuits

Here is a photo of the special Mill-stone biscuits made by Alison Boyce, one of our special Countryside Wardens.

We are making this photo into one of our permanent headers for the website.

These biscuits were one of the highlights of Millstone Sunday, part of Heritage weekend, and were on sale as part of the event. We were encouraging families to come and enjoy our local Scheduled Heritage site here in the village.

Alison is moving on to a new job at Merrist Wood College, but hopes to keep in touch with us all through Chilworth2gether. She is invited to speak at the Gunpowder Mills Annual Meeting, which will be held in the Village Hall in November.