The Friends

Village Lunch

Events for the 2021/2022 season start with a bang on Sunday September 12th with the annual village lunch. This is special for two reasons:

  • It will be our first village lunch for two years
  • It is one of events to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the founding of St John the Evangelist Church, Langrish.

The lunch will start at 12 noon, following the commemorative service at the Church and will be held in a marquee on the newly cleared and grassed area below the church. Access for car parking, by kind permission of Marjory Day, will be through the parking area adjacent to The Old Hop Kiln and into the small field beyond which Alison Meggeson is kindly allowing us to use for parking. Those arriving on foot should use the lych -gate and access the lunch site by the steps that lead down to the field below the church.

Lunch will be a hog roast (a vegetarian alternative will be available), a selection of salads and desserts and coffee.

There will be a bar offering wine, beer including Flower Pots bitter (our locally brewed craft beer) and soft drinks. Drinks are not included in the price of the ticket but free bottled water will available.

Tickets must be purchased in advance; £10 for adults, £5 for children under 12, under 3s free. Please contact me betty.wesley@gmail .com or 01730 231081 for tickets. Payment can be by cash,  BACS (sort code 40-36-16, account number 71448064) or cheque made payable to Friends of Langrish & Ramsdean.

Future events

We are resuming our regular monthly meetings at Langrish House:

14th October: Cheese and wine tasting with Sara Bangert

The previous tasting Sara conducted for us in January 2020 was a huge success much enjoyed by all those present and I am sure this one will be just as good.

18th November: The Iron age with Dave Butcher and Karen Hill

Dave and Karen are both volunteers at Butser Ancient Farm and experts on the Iron Age. They will be updating our knowledge about Iron Age in full costume! The meal will be prepared using ingredients that would have been available at that time. I am sure you will be amazed by the variety of ingredients that will be used!

15th December: Friends Christmas meal

No speaker but a great opportunity to relax, chat and enjoy good food and wine.


The programme for 2022 is starting to take shape. Pippa Lee has very kindly agreed to give the talk in April 2022 that she had prepared for us for our meeting in April 2020!

Betty Wesley