Welcome to the Jubilee Weekend

As the Queen celebrates 70 years on the throne, there are plenty of activities in the village to celebrate this historical event.

  • Thursday from 9pm – Lighting of the Beacon on the Village Field (bacon rolls being served)
  • Friday 12-4pm – Afternoon Tea at the Star Inn
  • Saturday from 7pm – Best of British Knees Up at the Star Inn
  • Sunday 12 for 12:30pm – Big Jubilee Lunch at the Village Hall
  • Sunday 3pm – Blessing of the Queen’s Jubilee Tree in the village field followed by a Giant Jubilee Picnic

Welcome to our new Rector, the Reverend Nicki Bradford

We are looking forward to the arrival of our new Rector, the Reverend Nicki Bradford. She will be joining us from The Mendips where she has been the Curate in 5 parishes. We welcome her and her husband, Steve, and look forward to working with her.

Her licensing service will be held at Christchurch, Nailsea at 7 pm on Thursday, April 11th and will be attended by Bishop Michael  and  the Archdeacon of Bath, the Venerable Dr. Adrian Youings. We hope as many of you from Tickenham and Christchurch as can will join us. There will be light refreshments in the Vestry Hall after the Service.

Archdeacon Adrian also officiated at our Easter Sunday Service. This was an excellent opportunity for us to say “farewell” to him as he leaves Bath to take up work with a charity.

The Reverend Nicki’s first service with us will be our Family Service on Sunday, April 14th. All the family welcome!

Other services in St Quiricus and Julietta in April are:

Sunday 7th         Holy Communion

             21st       Holy Communion

             28th       Unsung Morning Worship. Our annual Parochial Church Meeting will be held after this service.

On the last Friday of every month we light up our Church with candles and play choral and other classical music. It is a wonderful opportunity to come and listen, relax and enjoy our beautiful Church. 6 – 7.30 pm. Come for as long or short a time as you like.”

Sea Shanty Group Make Welcome Return to Tickenham.

Following their much-applauded visit last year, Bristol’s longest-serving sea shanty group, The Harry Browns, make a welcome return to Tickenham Church on Friday, March 15th.

They will be giving us songs from the sea from their expansive repertoire including contemporary and self-penned numbers.

Formed in the 1980s, they have toured Europe and sung at major festivals at home and abroad. So come along at 7.30 pm and have a fun evening in our lovely Church.

Tickets at £10 including refreshments on 07740 085015 or www.ticketsource.co.uk.

Draft response to NSC Pre-submission Local Plan

The Tickenham Road Action Group are finalising their response to North Somerset Council’s Pre-Submission Local Plan 2039.

The TRAG believe that the Local Plan does not address overall traffic growth over the 15-year period covered, nor does it provide a view of how the traffic will be routed along the key transport routes. Without these key routes being identified and developed, traffic of all types will continue to use rural lanes through villages on roads which are already inadequate for the volumes they carry.

Future developments which will see a significant increase in the volume of traffic over the next 15 years include: the building of 15,000 more homes in North Somerset, the development of 34,000 homes by 2040 in the Bristol Local Authority area, the creation of an industrial site near the M5 junction at Clevedon and an increase of 20 % in the capacity at Bristol Airport. The impact of these developments are not fully considered in the Plan.

The draft submission can be viewed here:

We would urge you to view our draft submission and let us know your thoughts on the points we are making. Please email these to bruce.tch@btinternet.com. The deadline for submissions to north Somerset Council is 5pm on January 22nd 2024.