East Chinnock

A small friendly village in Somerset, set halfway between Crewkerne and Yeovil, south facing on the side of East Chinnock Hill.

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Chinnock Chimes Feb 2023 - Mar 2023

28 January 2023

Welcome to the February/March issue of The Chinnock Chimes! Let’s not forget it’s Valentines Day very soon!

As no cover pictures were submitted for this issue and I am editing The Chimes whilst in Australia, I am using a photo taken in Sydney. It’s one

of my favourite sights and it was particularly beautiful that evening. Please submit pictures of your favourite views – I would love to see them!

If you have an update, feature or photos that you wou


Tribute to Peter Tettmar, 1943 - 2023

13 January 2023

My beloved husband Peter died peacefully at home after a short illness. Details of the funeral and donations below. All welcome to attend the funeral and afterwards in the Village Hall. 




Indoor Kurling

13 December 2022

We really need more players to keep Kurling alive on Friday mornings in the village after some very sad deaths this autumn, players moving away and health reasons.  So we're having a recruitment drive in the form of an Open Day on Saturday 14 January at the Village Hall from 10.30.

If people don't want to commit to every Friday as a team player, then can be added to a reserve list who will only be called upon in cases of absence of regular team players.

Each game takes


December 2022 - January 2023

01 December 2022

Welcome to this festive issue of The Chinnock Chimes!

In this issue we report on the recent fantastic Bonfire and Fireworks display, our Christmas Fair at the Village Hall, our successful Pop-Up BYO Pub evenings and even new Pilates classes! It’s all going on in East Chinnock!

Our cover image is of a painting by local artist Diane Summer. The painting entitled ‘Snowfall – East Chinnock’ also features on Christmas cards, which were on sale at the Village C


St Mary’s @ Café Church - Jesus the 'Good Shepherd'

10 October 2022

St Mary’s @ Café Church. Come to join us with croissants and coffee 

Jesus the 'Good Shepherd'

9.45 am Sunday 16th October at Village Hall

Further information:     Alex & Claire Swarbrick    07473 704050



An evening of organ music

30 September 2022

Friends of St Mary’s presents An evening of organ music. From Bach to McCartney

Perfomed by Peter Shepherd - Organist at Paisley Abbey.

Peter Shepherd is a pianist, organist and composer. Since 2020 he has been the Assistant Organist at Paisley Abbey.


Friday 30th September 7.30 pm at St Mary’s Church, East Chinnock

Tickets £7 with drinks at the interval 

More information 01935 862003



Chinnock Chimes Oct 2022 - Nov 2022

26 September 2022

Welcome to the autumn issue.

Cover photo is of a painting by local artist Martin Harris. The painting entitled ‘Night Life’ received a Highly Commended award at the Ilminster Art Exhibition in August. Congratulations Martin!

Please find enclosed in this issue the Friends of East Chinnock Village Hall Lottery form. The lottery helps to raise funds to support the Village Hall and there is a monthly prize draw. Be in it to win it!

If you have an update, feature o


The Coker Ridge Weekly News Sheet - 25.09.22

25 September 2022

The latest Coker Ridge Weekly for September 2022.


Queen Elizabeth II has died

08 September 2022

Queen Elizabeth II, the UK's longest-serving monarch, has died at Balmoral aged 96, after reigning for 70 years.

She died peacefully on Thursday afternoon at her Scottish estate, where she had spent much of the summer.

Our thoughts are with all the Royal Family at this deeply sad time.


Village Picnic to mark The reopening of the Church Rooms!

29 August 2022

Village Picnic to mark The reopening of the Church Rooms! Bring your own food and drink

 • Village Survey headlines & raffle for winning number

Next steps for the Church Rooms future uses

Sunday 4th September 3pm – 5pm Portman Community Park

Further information: Alex Swarbrick 07473 704050