Twinning Association News & Events


Events & Activities

MARCH 18 St Patrick’s Day Quiz Night – Stansted Day Centre

APRIL French Story time for Pre-schoolers – Stansted Library

JUNE 3 Rungis Residents Village Arrive for 3 day visit

JUNE 4 Hog roast/Prosecco & Strawberries garden party for visitors from Rungis & host families

JUNE 5 Jubilee Brunch for visitors from Rungis & host families

SUMMER Youth Cultural Exchange

2023 Events & Activities

APRIL Golf Club Visit

St Patrick’s Day Quiz 2022

Stansted/Rungis Twinning Association is putting on a quiz night on Friday, March 18 to mark St Patrick’s Day, the day prior.

Held at the Day Centre at 72 Chapel Hill, doors open at 6.30pm, and prizes are on offer for the winning team (8 people per team). You can book your table in advance at Tickets are £10 and you can bring your own bottle.

Funds will go towards exchange visits and twinning activities with Rungis throughout the year.

It’s own turn to host, folks!

As it is Rungis’ turn to visit us this year, the twinning association is arranging the visit to coincide with the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations, during the weekend of Friday June 3 through to Sunday June 5.

We are looking for residents who would be happy to host our visitors from Rungis. It is not necessary to be a French speaker, and if you have no space to put someone up, perhaps you could act as volunteer or chaperone to our guests from France, for example by accompanying them on visits to local sites of interest.

Families and individuals who have previously offered to put up our friends from France, could you email to confirm this is still the case? Thank you.

Stay up to date on news of twinning events between the two communities of Rungis and Stansted by following the Stansted Twinning Association on Facebook at @stansted-rungis


In December as the country struggled with yet another wave of Covid, residents showed great community spirit to support the twinning association when they turned out for a quiz fundraiser for the organisation. Money raised will be used to fund social activities for visiting Rungis residents in 2022.


The community celebrated first twinning social since the start of the pandemic with a quiz night held at the Day Centre in September. Teams of eight competed for a prize of French goodies of wine, cheese & chocolates. The proceeds from the night were banked to put on social activities for when Stansted hosts visits from Rungis residents in 2022.

  • September 2021

    Quiz Night

    First social event held for over 18 months held to raise funds for twinning activities.

  • June 2021

    Race to Rungis

    Hugely popular Race to Rungis sees residents walk of lockdown woes in a virtual walk to our French sister town.

    June 2021

  • February 2020

    Last Pre-Covid Social Event

    Last cheese & Wine, tasting & quiz night before the pandemic paused twinning activities

  • November 2019

    Trip to Rungis

    Six residents of Stansted pay a visit to the Château of Vaux-le-Vicomte, as well as Rungis’ Christmas market with a meal hosted by the Maire of Rungis

    November 2019

  • 6 July 2019

    Twinning charter signed

    Officials from Stansted & Rungis formalise their twinned status at St John’s Church. Stansted-Rungis Association holds events to celebrate the twinning.

  • June 2019

    Trip to Rungis

    Six Stansted residents visit Rungis. BBQ held in their honour, & attend cultural shows put on for them.

    June 2019

  • May 2019

    First Student Exchanges

    68 students from Rungis visit the village. Pen letters were exchanged between primary & secondary schools in March. English speaking corners get under way in Rungis.

  • November 2018

    Stansted-Rungis Twinning Association Established

    The community group is set up to bring residents of both communities closer together.

    November 2018

  • 9 June 2018

    Officials Meet in Rungis

    Representatives from both administrations meet in Rungis to sign a twinning agreement

The Official Twinning Ceremonies
– Summer 2018

In the summer of 2018 representatives of both councils for Stansted Mountfitchet and Rungis met in the French town for the signing of the Twining Charter.

Pictured in the centre is Parish Council Chairman Maureen Caton (left) and the Rungis Mayor Cllr. Raymond Charresson (right).

A reciprocal event took place at the signing ceremony the Twining Charter in St John’s Church, Stansted when the Twinning Charter was signed.

You can learn more about Rungis by clicking on the link Plaquette-Rungis Town Info Leaflet or from the French town’s Regional Council’s website. The website can be accessed in English.