Middleton Cheney Parish Council

Serving the people of Middleton Cheney

All Saints Church 1920

Clerk: Mrs Valerie Furniss
Parish Meeting Rooms
Middleton Cheney, Banbury
Oxon OX17 2LR

Tel: 01295 713500

Middleton Cheney Library Supporters Group was formed in 2011 to provide support and funding to Northamptonshire County Council in its efforts to maintain a full library service throughout the County.

As an informal body of volunteers for Middleton's library we have been successful in providing equipment that allows it to be used by more people from Middleton and surrounding villages.

Whilst library staff continue to offer the full range of modern library services, we have been able to programme and underwrite some twenty events a year – notably Author Talks and regular Films. With the County we are currently exploring the possibility of expanding the building to allow for larger audiences and more activities.

In the past year we can highlight the success of a Valuation evening and especially the October weekend Big Draw. With the support of, what we are told was. The only Arts Council grant to a local library we offered a family-oriented drawing experience to some fifty people of all ages. We plan to repeat our role in the National Big Draw experience next year.

Our activities - most of which are held in the library – are widely advertised and tickets are usually available at the library. Yet another reason to use this valuable local asset and to join the Supporters in their activities.

Events may be cancelled, if ticket sales do not meet a break-even point, one week before the published date.

- To avoid disappointment please book tickets early.

In addition to being able to purchase tickets for these events from the library, if it is more convenient you can purchase on-line at no extra cost, (unless you require tickets posted to you), otherwise you just print off your own tickets, please contact -



From September to December all events will be held at All Saints Church, Church Lane, Middleton Cheney, pending the final details of the proposed Library closure, unless otherwise stated.

Tickets will be on sale at the Library while it is still open, but also available from Butler's Pantry and Macintyers Estate Agents and also on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/MCLSG
Due to increased capacity at the Church you will also be able to buy tickets half an hour before the start of each event.

Friday 19 October at 7.30 pm
Relive Georgian life in Olney, the home of Amazing Grace and over 300 other hymns, this illustrated talk is a fascinating insight and will bring some of the greatest stories of the Era to life.
Adult £8 / Child £4, including wine & soft drinks.

Friday 2 November at 7.30 pm
This illustrated talk by Chris Bazeley will be full of factual information, artefacts and recollection of local Home Guard members. Noted for his humorous and informative talks Chris will not only inform us but keep us entertained for the whole evening.
Adult £6 / Child £4, including wine & soft drinks.

Thursday 15 November at 7.30 pm
'Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri'
This multi-award winning film is a true story about a hard-nosed mother seeking justice for her murdered daughter, and the battles she has with the authorities, a stunning performance by Frances McDormand as the mother.
Adult £6 / Child £4, including ice-cream.

Sunday 2 December at 7 pm
James Hornsby presents another fantastic one-man show of his adaptation of the Charles Dickens novel.
Adult £8 / Child £4, including mulled wine and mince pies.

All details and tickets from the library or buy on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/MCLSG

Other events will be announced soon, please also check on the notice board at the library.

Events will continue until such time that NCC make a final decision about libraries.

Keep a watch for further updates and plans for the future.

Tickets & further information from the library or purchase on-line at www.ticketsource.co.uk/MCLSG

Other events may be added, and TBC events may be withdrawn. Fuller details for each event will be published when appropriate. All events to take place at the library unless specified.

Tickets for all events will be on sale in the library.


REVISED LIBRARY OPENING TIMESTuesday 2 to 6 pm. Wednesday 10 am to 2 pm. Friday 2 to 6 pm.We are always looking for new members, both for the 'committee' and to help with fund raising, sales and at events. If you can help please leave a message with Henderson in the Library or call Brian Goodey (Joint-Chair!) at 01295710554