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South Oxfordshire Choir

South Oxfordshire Choir

On the evening of Saturday 15th June, South Oxfordshire Choir will be performing in Wallingford's church of St Mary-le-More at 7.30 pm.    Do come along and enjoy the evening.  You would recognise plenty of singers as many of them come from Brightwell cum Sotwell.
Concert for Ukraine

Concert for Ukraine

Concert for Ukraine being held on Sunday 23rd June at 3 pm at the Church of St Mary Le More, Wallingford.
Village Shop AGM

Village Shop AGM

It's that time of the year again for the Village Shop AGM.   Please put Saturday June 29th into your diary.  The meeting will be held in the Village Hall at 3.00 pm.

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Bridge Taster Session

Bridge Taster Session

Want to try something new?   Wallingford Bridge Club are running a FREE bridge "taster" on 20th July - 9am to 1pm at the club.   Details below or get in touch with Tom Rogerson.
Wallingford Museum Press Release

Wallingford Museum Press Release

See below for the latest news from Wallingford Museum.   They especially want to highlight the archaeology day on July 20th.   Also if you look at the Wallingford Museum page under Community you will find further information on their activities.

Monthly church notice

Monthly church notice

The monthly church notice sheet is now available on the website.   If you look under Churches under Community you will find the latest June update.

About our village

You may be a visitor, wanting to know more about the village with the weirdest name in South Oxfordshire or you may be a resident.   In either case, we hope you will find something here to interest you.

Brightwell-cum-Sotwell is a village of picture postcard prettiness.   Nestling in a hollow below Wittenham Clumps, it has at its heart the CAMRA award-winning Red Lion pub.   Dotted along the narrow streets are picturesque black and white thatched cottages.   There is a school and pre-school, four churches, and a village hall with a thriving volunteer-run village shop adjacent.   The parish stretches to the edge of Wallingford, but the village values its separate identity.

In estate agents' jargon, this is a sought after village, but it is much more than a pretty face. People have lived and worked here for over a thousand years. Where our forebears tilled the land, we are now more likely to toil over computers. However, farming still has an important part to play in shaping the landscape, and we remain firmly in touch with our rural roots.

This is an area that has attracted artists, musicians, scientists and visionaries. Visitors come from all over the world to Mount Vernon, home of the celebrated Bach Flower Remedies. Wild flowers grown in the garden of Mount Vernon are still used to make the mother tincture of these homeopathic treatments, and their creator, Dr Edward Bach, is buried in St James's churchyard in Sotwell.

Feel free to send us your pictures, news and dates for the calendar. If you would like to advertise or create a web page for your organisation, we would also love to hear from you. Just click on the Contact link at the top, or get involved through the Facebook page.