Saint Bris-le-Vineux is a small village of just over 1100 inhabitants situated in the Burgundy region of France, close to the town of Auxerre, about 175 km south-east of Paris. The history of Saint Bris dates back to Medieval era and the village shows much of this character.
The village is situated in a beautiful area of rolling hills with mature cherry orchards and vineyards which produce a fine variety of Burgundy wines. Many vineyards grow the Sauvignon grapes to make white wine under the Saint Bris label.
The Twinning Charter between our two villages was signed in 2005 and since then we have enjoyed many visits, and formed many new friendships which have grown stronger over the years. Click here for our constitution: Constitution Issue 2
Since 2005, joint activities during the biennial visits have included:
Visits to Wrea Green:
Visits to Saint Bris:
- Wine tasting
- Treasure Hunt
- Visits to Auxerre, local historic sites
- Exploring the wine caves
- Long French lunches!
There is no age limit for getting involved with Twinning – you will always be made welcome
whatever your contribution may be – from baking a cake on Field day to hosting some of
our French guests! whether you are single, a couple or have a young family, we are always
looking to grow our Group. It’s a great way to learn about French culture and even improve
your language skills, and you don’t have to be a fluent speaker.
If you would like more information, or would like to get involved in any aspect of Twinning, we would love to hear from you.
Mike Parker : [email protected]
Mike Cockrill : [email protected]
In these very strange and uncertain times, I wanted to give you a brief update on Wrea Green Twinning Group:-
At this time of year, we’d normally be holding our A.G.M. and reflecting on our twinning year. However, this year has been very different due to the issues caused by the Coronavirus pandemic. The biennial visit from St Bris to Wrea Green should have taken place at Easter 2020. However, very sadly, due to the lockdown and corresponding travel restrictions, the visit had to be postponed. It has tentatively been rearranged for Easter 2021 (Friday 2nd April – Monday 5thApril 2021) although we can’t say with any degree of certainty whether or not this will actually go ahead. More information out on next year’s visit will be sent out in due course.
In addition, we haven’t been able to hold any fund raising or social events this year. Our largest annual fund raising event is the tea tent on Field Day, but like so many other events this year, this also fell victim to the Covid pandemic resulting in Field Day 2020 being completely cancelled.
Because of these issues and the fact that we can’t have a face to face meeting due to Covid restrictions, we have decided not to hold an AGM at the moment.
Our accounts are currently being audited and these will be made available to anyone who wants to look at them. Please contact either myself or Chris Bradbook for further information on this.
There are currently 7 serving members on the Twinning Committee and the officials are:-
Chairperson Davina Parker [email protected]
Treasurer Christine Bradbrook [email protected]
Secretary Jacky Draper [email protected]
Please do not hesitate to contact any of us should you have any questions or concerns or if you wish to become more actively involved in the Twinning Group. We are always on the lookout for new people to become involved.
We are sending this e-mail to you because you have supported the Twinning Group in the past or because you have recently expressed an interest. If you do not want to receive any further communication from us, please let me know by email.
Wrea Green Twinning Group