Fancy going to the Movies? Preston Village has set up a Film Club and they will be showing movies on a regular basis.

The next film to show is  “The Woman King” which is a fairly new film and has been given good reviews! Inspired by true events, this is the remarkable, action-packed story about the all-female unit of warriors who protected the African Kingdom of Dahomey with skills and a fierceness unlike anything the world has ever seen. Follow the epic and intense journey of General Nanisca (Oscar @ winner VIOLA DAVIS; 2016 Best Supporting Actress, Fences) as she trains the next generation of recruits and readies them for battle against an enemy determined to destroy their way of life

Date  – Thursday 8th February doors 7:00pm – film starts 7.30pm

Venue –  Preston Village Hall, Church Lane, LE15 9NG  (there is a car park which has a small number of places)

Price – Tickets – £5.00  (no need to book tickets in advance)

Please bring you own drinks and snacks as they do not have a license to serve drinks.


SONGS OF PRAISE  will take place at 3:00 pm on Sunday, 28th January.

Nominate your favourite hymn and join us at our next Songs of Praise service.

Light refreshments to be served afterwards.


Want to blow away the cobwebs?

Join us at 10:00am on Saturday, 27th January in the church porch.

All welcome.  Coffee will be served afterwards.


A combination of wet weather and high winds has brought down a young tree on the bridleway leading from the village towards Belton.

It is possible, with care, to step over it.  Park Farms have been asked to remove it and have confirmed that the works will be undertaken.



Unusually kicking off with a classic children’s book Kenneth Grahame’s,  “Wind in the Willows” – inspired by Mole ‘s statement “Hang spring cleaning!”.  Enchanting, although I found the illustrations disappointing.

The second this month is a crime writer who had hitherto been unknown to me  – Victoria Walters, one of her Dedley End mystery books – “Murder at the Village Church”, a locked-room puzzle.  Easy reading for a winter’s afternoon.

Concluding with another Agatha Christie “The Pale Horse” – a standalone novel where the investigator is Mark Easterbrook; enjoyed it more on re-reading it.

New to the Village, want to find out more about what is going on or want to let others know of any news or events? We have a

  • Village Website
  • Village WhatsApp Group
  • A monthly Parish Magazine
  • Village Hall Notice Board
  • Church Porch Notice Board

For information about Ridlington Village and St Mary Magdalene & St Andrew, Ridlington, please visit the websites below:


If you have any items/articles that you would wish to include in the Parish magazine, please email Annie Harvey by 12th of each month, at the latest.

Thank you.



A warm thank you to the anonymous person who has given the Village Hall a new bench to commemorate our new King’s Coronation  and to Debra Thatcher & the Parish Council for arranging its installation.

Somewhere nice to rest at one of the country’s prettiest village halls.

The Trustees

Once again your generosity, especially in the run up to Christmas, was stunning – thank you so much for your generosity in 2023.

Unfortunately, the Food Bank continues to need our assistance – please continue to donate.

Collection dates will be displayed in the church porch.