TEA time: Teas will be available in the Parish Church next weekend, Saturday and Sunday, from 2pm-5pm. Money raised will go to the Bell Fund. Calendars and mugs will also be on sale.

SHOW time: Silchester Players present Twelfth Night, their first Shakespeare offering, from October 10-11 and 17-18. Tickets, from 0118 981 5600, cost £8 and £6 concessions.

CRICKET: After last Saturday’s results, the final promotion spot in Division 3NE of the Hants League hangs on the outcome of the matches to be played on Saturday. Silchester are slight favourites but Old Basing are also in with a chance.

BEER Festival: Is on September 13. Your £11 ticket will include two drinks, supper and a Silchester tankard. Tickets from Jays Stores and the Calleva Arms.

RIDE and stride: Takes place throughout Hampshire on September 13 from 10am to 6pm.

Some 360 churches have registered to take part. St Mary’s will be open to receive visitors.

BARK spread: Can you help? It will take place from 10am on September 13 to improve the playground.

REMEMBER the date: November 1 for the Silchester Bonfire Festivities.