We are very involved with the local primary school, which is next door to the church. We are regularly welcomed into the school just as the children and their teachers are welcomed into the church for services and educational visits.
Avening Church of England Education Fund
This provides Funds to support the Village Youth Club for 7-13 year olds and the school. It also annually invites applications from villagers for funds to help with any special educational need of village youngsters.
Avening Youth Club
The Avening Youth Club for 7 – 13 year olds meets every Tuesday evening in the Village Memorial Hall, from 6.00pm to 7.30 pm.
Activities are varied, including cookery evenings, film nights, indoor football, quizzes, pool table, computer, parties, tuck shop and general high spirits!
The club is primarily financed by the Avening Church of England Education Fund and is professionally staffed by The Door. For more information please contact Gerald South on 01453 834884.
Avening Bell Ringers
The present team was formed soon after the bells were restored at the Millennium; only one member had rung before.
Our aim is to ensure that the Avening bells are rung for church services and weddings, and to ring in the New Year at midnight. We are always willing to train people who are interested to learn.
Our normal practice nights are Tuesday, anyone interested should contact Andrew on 01453 835783 to check in advance that we are practising.
This is usually held on the first or second Sunday in June and takes place around the Church and School. It is a traditional fete with a variety of stalls, children’s activities, a prize raffle and cream teas. In addition we have the hugely popular duck races in the Avening stream and a Photographic Exhibition in the Church.
This year it is necessary to postpone the fete, hopefully to 13th September.