Chilworth Community Cinema Nov 12 is Little Women

The Community Cinema is showing Little Women this Friday. Entry at the door is £5 and there is a full service of wine, beer, ice cream and drinks to purchase for before the film and the interval.

Cinema doors at the Village Hall open at 7.15 for the film which starts at 8pm

Book your slot for a Chilworth Manor Christmas tree Dec 2021

Helping wrap our Christmas tree!

Come and visit us at Chilworth Manor Christmas Trees to view our amazing selection of homegrown trees whilst enjoying some delicious christmas treats, buy wine from Chilworth Manor Vineyard and even feed our alpacas!

We are open from 9 am till 4 pm during the weekends of 4-5 December and 11-12 December.

In order to be able to help you pick your perfect tree, we will be running a booking system. Please visit our website to book a slot.

Hope to see you in December!

PS Although we are confident we will have the right tree for you, there will be no hard feelings if you book a slot and leave empty handed.

Chilworth2gether honoured by Deputy Lieutenant for Surrey

Sir Graham Wrigley awards the Founder Chilworth2gether team with commemorative plaque

Chilworth2gether founder members were presented with a commemorative plaque recognising Chilworth2gether’s services to the community.

Sir Graham Wrigley (centre), as Deputy Lord Lieutenant for Surrey, chose Chilworth2gether to be recognised for its outstanding support towards the community of Chilworth.

The award was presented at Chilworth Manor before this year’s successful Picnics and Pimms event, at which Chilworth2gether are to be the beneficiaries. The team members are shown wearing their Chilworth2gether caps and rosettes, ready to serve at the event held on Friday August 13 2021.

Pictured left to right are: Maggie Scott, Kathy Wells, Sir Graham Wrigley, deputy Lord Lieutenant for Surrey, Anne Denmark, Diane Kenny and Anita Smithers. They are standing in front of the oak tree, previously planted for Chilworth2gether in the grounds of Chilworth Manor.

Here are the team and their partners. This team will be retiring in 2022. If there are any locals interested in reinventing Chilworth2gether for the village, please contact for a chat.

Christmas lights – St Martha Church appeal for new floodlights

Our iconic church on the hill, that we see lit up at Christmas, needs new floodlights, and an appeal is under way. Please see below for details of how to contribute.

St Martha’s floodlights have lit the church for half a century on dark winter nights. This beacon of light can be seen for miles across the countryside, bringing delight to travellers far and wide.We must replace the lights this year. The old ones are no longer fit for purpose.Please give generously to our appeal for funds to install new, energy-efficient lights.

We have made it easy for you to donate: just click on this link.Or if you prefer to make a bank transfer using online banking, the details are below.
Donate by Just Giving Scan the QPR code below the text
by holding your phone’s camera up to it.
That will take you to our Just Giving page. 

Click here to go to our Just Giving page 

make payment by
Online Banking TransferSort code. 30-93-74
Account number 62192360
Account name Chilworth PCC
Please quote the reference LIGHTS

Chilworth Care Committee news – and open for business!

Chilworth Care Committee News

At our March Meeting we noted that the Management Committee has met 6 times since August and 9 times since March 2020 to keep adapting the provision of the services we can offer as the circumstances keep changing. Many of these have been via Zoom.

We are so pleased to be able to offer lifts to medical appointments again and continue our good neighbour scheme picking up prescriptions and undertaking basic shopping and are just so grateful to all our willing volunteers who undertake these tasks. To provide a lift you do need to be DBS’d, wear the PPE provided and agree to our Covid-safe policies but if you are currently working from home with the flexibility to take a break for an hour just once a month it would be great to have you on-board. So far we have provided just 9 lifts to Vaccination and other appointments.

We have once again refreshed our posters to reflect this – at no cost thanks to the generosity of Pauleen at Flippinimage Ltd – and remain grateful to St Thomas’s Church who have allowed us the use of their notice board in this respect for so long

Our buddy scheme put in place last March is still in place and we have the capacity to pair up more couples if anyone would like to receive a regular phone call just for a chat.

Our AGM remains on hold but we remain hopeful that we can arrange a summer date safely. We have noted the resignation of our current Chair Tim O’Hanlon with thanks for all his contributions and are grateful to Cathy Browning for stepping up from Vice Chair to Chair so if you can help with the management of our activities it would be great to have someone with organisational / administration skills at the meetings. (We hope to be back to just 4 a year plus the AGM soon!)

As always we can be contacted on 01483 538886 – all calls will be returned – and at chilworthcarecommittee@hotmail.comThere is also information on our page on the Chilworth2gether website.

Chilworth Care Committee resumes lifts to the doctor, including for Covid vaccinations

Happy New Year from Chilworth Care Committee!  

Throughout the lockdowns of 2020 Chilworth Care Committee has continued to offer help to our community seven days a week collecting provisions and medication. We are immensely grateful to all our existing and new volunteers for all the help they offered without whom this would not have been possible.

As we enter 2021 there is hope around the corner with the vaccination programme being rolled out. With this in mind and as we go into this new lockdown, we are pleased to resume offering lifts to medical appointments and most vitally COVID vaccinations. All risk assessments and Safeguarding documentation is in place to provide this service as safely as possible to everyone.

If you need a lift, please ring the Chilworth Care Committee on 01483 538886 and leave a message and someone will get back to you. Please give our volunteers as much notice as possible.

 As many of our exiting drivers are self-isolating / shielding we particularly welcome people prepared to offer lifts at the moment. We are also looking for new Committee Members who have a little time to spare to keep us all going. For more information about any of our activitiesplease ring the same number and leave your details and someone will call you backwith further information.

Chilworth2gether plans to retire – public announcement

Public announcement – the future of Chilworth2gether

With one of the founding members of Chilworth2gether retiring and moving away from the village, a consultation of others who’ve been part of the core team has taken place to determine the future of Chilworth2gether.

We have decided that it is now time for the original team to retire, happy to leave a permanent and lasting legacy to remind us of the wonderful years we have had together, making the village of Chilworth a great place to live and work in.

The village now has public benches, an improved picnic area in the Gunpowder Mills, three defibrillator machines, and a thriving Community Cinema, as a direct result of the village’s efforts.  With the support of a local benefactor, we’ve also decorated Christmas trees in the village, and installed a media centre in the village hall.  There have been fetes and dog shows, barbeques and Heritage days, and the famous Chilworth Duck Race.  It’s been fun, and many, many villagers have contributed as volunteers or participants, together with the schools and the wider community, young and older.  Thank you!

Chilworth2gether has one outstanding commitment, which will provide another lasting legacy for the village.  This is to support St Martha Parish Council as it finds a way to retain West Lodge as part of the Gunpowder Mills site, but with a new future as a community resource.  Chilworth2gether will pledge its residual funds, together with any proceeds it receives from next year’s Picnic and Pimm’s celebration, as a community contribution to this project, run by the Parish Council.  This community contribution will be needed as part of the Parish Council’s bid for Heritage Lottery funding, which hopefully will provide sufficient funding to refurbish West Lodge for its future use. Contribution to this bid will be our biggest, final project, if it comes off.  This will be a decision for the Parish Council.

If this project doesn’t come to fruition, then the funds won’t be taken up, or an alternative project will be found, to use this funding, before the Chilworth2gether books are closed.  The books will continue to be inspected until they are finally closed.

We are looking for someone, an individual or a group, to take over the Chilworth2gether website, so it can continue to be a communication channel for the village.  We hope it will remain and be reinvented, to continue to support village life.  Please contact if you are interested or have a suggestion.

From the Chilworth2gether Core Team

Foodwise offers free meals to families in need – details

Please see this information provided by GBC.  Families are not allowed to apply direct, but the information below shows how referrals can be made through local organisations, schools and churches.

“I have been asked to draw your attention to the work that local charity Foodwise has been undertaking to provide meals to families in Guildford borough during the current crisis. It is currently producing around 1,600 meals per week and delivering these to nearly 200 families free of charge. You can find out more on its website (

Families are not able to self-refer, but local charities, schools or churches can refer people through the portal on the website. The website also lists the recipes that Foodwise prepare, but meals are also provided by Cook and the Caring Foundation.

You may wish to pass this information on to local organisations and groups in your own local communities working with vulnerable residents.”

Administrator note:  If you would like to access this service, please contact

in the first instance.

Regards Steve

Steve Benbough

Strategy and Communications Manager

Guildford Borough Council