Kelshall Parish

St Mary's Churchyard Spring Clean

It won't be possible to spring clean inside the church this year, but there is planned some interesting churchyard improvements. Jobs for all the family and an opportunity to learn a little more about the church. Refreshments & food too when everyone has had enough.

Saturday 22nd May, starting between 10-10:30am.

Therfield Village Fete

  • Therfield Village Fete is being held on Saturday 3rd July , 2-4:30 pm in the grounds of St Mary's Church

SAVE THE DATE The Centenary Trust Jazz Afternoon

  • The Therfield Centenary Trust invite you to a Jazz afternoon in the Rectory, Therfield on Saturday, 17th July 2021

  • More details to follow.

SAVE THE DATE - Kelshall Fun Dog Show


New Planning application

For Chippins The Street Kelshall Royston Hertfordshire SG8 9SJ. Click on the planning applications page for more detail

Resurfacing of North End Road, Kelshall

The planned resurfacing of North End Road, Kelshall has now been rescheduled to between the 14th and 18th of May.

Church Services During Lockdown

For the moment, because of lockdown restrictions, there will be three services taking place each Sunday in the benefice, one in a building and two online.

9am A Service of spoken Family Holy Communion at St. Faith's. 10.15am Morning Worship on Zoom at

5pm 'Espresso Church' service on Zoom at This Zoom service is a contemporary, informal service of 30 minutes, with a hymn, a Bible reading, a sermon and a reflection. There is then a five minute break followed by an optional 20 minute discussion of the sermon/Bible text.

For more details on the St Faith's & St Mary's Church Services during lock down and information on how to book in, head over to the St Faith page

Future Kelshall Events - VE2 Day Cancelled - Dog Show September

The PCC representing St. Faith's and the Village Hall Committee are very hopeful that we shall very soon see the end of lockdowns and feel it is time to start making plans to be able to gather together and hopefully generate some funds for our village.

Sadly we will have to postpone, once again, our VE2 Day celebrations on May 8/9th as it looks as if there will still be many restrictions. Please keep the date free for 2022 and plan your gardens ready for visitors! More news later.

Plans are going ahead for a FUN DOG SHOW on SUNDAY 26th SEPTEMBER at the Country Boarding Kennels, Slip End, Kelshall - off the A505.- Jeremy and Renata have generously lent us their premises, so please put this date in your diaries.

Hopefully we will be able to have a musical event in church before Christmas. A Pop-up

Pub evening in the Village Hall would be very welcome!

If you have any ideas to cheer us up after this long isolation, please let the editor know - a Newcomers' Evening for anyone who has moved in since 2019 would be great!

Previous Kelshall Planning Applications - Summary

A summary of the planning applications for Kelshall is now available on the website from 2014 to present.

These can be found here, also available under the Parish Meeting menu.

Waste tips to help slow the spread of coronavirus

To help slow the spread of coronavirus and keep you and our collection workers safe, please remember to:

  • Wash your hands before and after putting your bins out.

  • Disinfect your bin handles and lids.

  • If you have coronavirus, double bag and store any used tissues and PPE for 72 hours before being put outside for collection.

Wash and squash your recycling waste!

To help our waste crews, if you have any extra recycling waste, please remember to wash and squash the waste before putting it in your bin. Here are some top tips to help:

  • Scrape out any food remains/pour away excess liquid from your recyclable items.

  • Give your recyclable items a quick rinse.

  • Squash your recyclable items safely either with your hands or under your foot.

  • Tear any cardboard boxes into smaller pieces.

  • Once you have put the items into your grey bin, push down on it all to make more space. Wash your hands after!

Thank you. Together we can help maintain a good waste and recycling service for everyone during the Covid-19 crisis.