Re-opening the bar

Short update after the committee meeting this morning. We will try the different layout for the table to get drinks from the bar.   What you need to try to remember is that if there is someone already at the table then you approach the table from the steps at the top of the ramp, if…

Re-opening the bowling club

St Chads will re-open in a limited degree from Monday 15th June. In accordance with Bowls England (BE) and government guidelines there will be restrictions in place concerning the clubhouse, playing, dress and behaviour.   For the most up to date Bowls England guidance you can look here https://www.bowlsengland.com/coronavirus-guidance These restrictions are not up for debate,…

Covid-19 impact on the 2020 summer playing season

Hi everyone, It won’t be unexpected that due to the Covid-19 (Corona virus) lock-down, our 2020 summer bowling season is going to badly impacted, we can already tell you that all the regular competitions (RAL, RAL(M), Tarbard Shield and the WEEL) have all been cancelled for this year by their organisers.   This follows the national…

Hole reparation day

Over the winter our bowling green suffered a lot of damage due to birds (mainly magpies, crows and pigeons).   We suspected that foxes were also possibly to blame for some of the larger holes but we haven’t seen any direct evidence of this.  We did ask the council for permission to put up a fox…

2020 Competition slips

Dear members, You were sent a competition entry slip attached to the letter inviting you to the General Meeting held this morning (8th March).  At the meeting additional slips were available for those without print facilities or who missed the attachment.    Should you still need an entry slip then these are available from the…

Ken Radley R.I.P.

Ken Radley sadly passed away on Thursday 19th December, his funeral was held be on Wednesday 15th January at 11.40 at Corbets Tey crematorium East chapel.  There was a wake following the funeral at The Optimist pub in Upminster. Recent new members wouldn’t have known Ken, he hasn’t been well for more than a year…

Brian Mackenzie R.I.P.

  Dear members and friends, On the 8th of January we attended the funeral at Forest Park crematorium of our dear friend and former president Brian Mackenzie who sadly passed away on 11th December aged 75.  The service was, like Brian’s life, a little unconventional with no hyms, just songs by his favourite artists and…

Bowling club provides venue for litter pick

Hi all, There was a litter pick today in St Chads park, organised by “Keep on the grass” which is a recent resurrection of what used to be  the “Friends of St Chads Park”.  “Keep on the grass has informal links with the Chadwell Heath Residents Association (CHRA) and the club got involved as Gloria…

Monthly quiz – 2nd November 2019

Please don’t forget the next quiz at the club which is on 2nd November.   This time it’s going to be a little different, we have a guest quiz master Paul Smeulders.       I know this is the weekend when there may be a lot of fireworks parties around but it would be…

Marie Saunders cabaret night 14th December

Hi all, The next cabaret night at St Chads Bowling Club is on the 14th December featuring Marie Saunders.  Marie has been with us before and is a big favourite so please get you tickets early (2/3rds of tickets already gone).  For those who have not heard her before you an get a YouTube taster…

2019 Annual General Meeting

To all members. Your 2019 AGM invitations are on their way.  Within the pack you will get there will be your invitation, 2020 renewal form and invitiation to the 2019 Presentation night.   Please can you get your presentation night form back to Dave Jarrold with your payment (correct money would be appreciated) as soon as…

John Schaffer R.I.P.

On the 16th of August we attended the funeral of our dear friend John Schaffer who sadly passed away on 25th July aged 92.  The funeral was held at Forest Road crematorium, during the service John’s son Mark read a moving eulogy.    A wake was held at the Ceders Club in Chadwell Heath where…

Ray Biscoe R.I.P.

On Thursday 31st July, we met at Forest Road Crematorium for the 2nd time in 2 weeks to say goodbye to another dear friend, Ray Biscoe, who passed away on 17th July.  Ray succumbed to the cancer that he had been fighting so bravely for 20 years.   He fought it with everything he had and…

2019 2-woods singles day

On the 28th July we played our 2-woods singles day.  This internal competition was resurrected 2 years ago when Stuart Mackenzie was the winner.  Last year we were unable to play this competition due to the weather being too hot, this year the rain could have been our undoing but it held off and the…

George Taylor R.I.P.

  On Thursday 18th July, we met at Forest Road Crematorium to say goodbye to our dear friend George Taylor.  It was really nice to see that so many of the club turned out to pay their respects with the family to a fellow bowler who had been a loyal member and friend of St…

Green preparations – spring 2019

Our green suffered pretty badly last summer due to the heat and the long-standing problem of the irrigation system not reaching the centre of the green and the four corners Since the season closed last autumn we have been following (or tried to as best we can) a maintenance program recommended by John Quinn, master…

St. Chads winners at London Parks finals!

On Saturday 8th September at North Greenwich Bowls Club, the London Parks Finals were held.   St. Chads had representation in the pairs finals, Dave Jarrold and Stuart Mackenzie, they were playing a pair of very experienced county bowlers from Fords.   Dave and Stuart both played very well and after 18 of the 21 scheduled ends…

Jeff Smith gets his Essex badge

Jeff Smith was recently awarded his Essex badge which for anyone that has seen Jeff play or played against him, won’t come as a surprise.  The only surprise probably is why he hasn’t received it sooner.    I’m sure the club would like to congratulate Jeff on reaching this milestone, well done Jeff! Photo below…