Village Groups

Whitchurch has many active groups and most have their own websites - links are given below. If you would like to add your group, send details to the News Editor.

The Whitchurch Society  - The Whitchurch Society organises The Annual Art and Craft Exhibition  each November in the village hall.
 
Twinning Whitchurch and Goring Heath Twinning Association - For social and cultural exchanges with our friends in La Bouille, France.
 Vicky and Martyn Jordan 0118 984 3260 email. Next twinning visit.
 
Wothabs WoTHabs - Whitchurch-on-Thames Habitat Study group and Parish conservation groupClick here for the Hardwick Road Restoration Project' summary document. 
 
Allotments Whitchurch and District Allotment Society -  For those who want to grow their own vegetables on a rentable plot on the community allotments, Hardwick Road
  
The Pangbourne and Whitchurch Sustainability (PAWS) Group -  A not-for-profit community organization with the aim of promoting and encouraging the development of a sustainable local community. Seedsavers is now part of PAWS.
 
Theatre  Whitchurch & District Theatre Club - Organises trips to the theatre and other events of interest.  
 
 
Camera  Whitchurch Hill Camera Club - For all those with an interest in photography. 
 
  
Bridge Whitchurch Bridge Club - for card enthusiasts 
 
 
The Crafty Knit & Stitch Group meet  to work on their own projects and contribute to community projects.
The Old Rectory Stables every Thursday from 2:00pm to 4:00pm or 7pm to 9pm. Contact Gill Williamson  by email.
    

MOWS (‘Make Our Whitchurch Special’) is a group which aims to enhance the village. Residents volunteer for tasks such as bulb planting and weeding. Contact Leslie Maynerd on 0118 984 5513 or by email
   
The Friends of St Mary’s & St John’s – brings together those in the community who want to help maintain the church buildings and churchyards for future generations. Members of all faiths and none are welcomed. 
   
History Whitchurch & Goring Heath History Society - Arranges talks and outings on local history. Meetings are held in Whitchurch Village Hall or Goring Heath Parish Hall. Hon Secretary: Vicky Jordan. Tel: 0118 984 3260. 
    
Bell Ringers Whitchurch Tower Bell Ringers - Like making a noise?  Come and learn to ring at St Mary’s. 
 
 
WOTSing - offers a get-together for all who like to sing, with sessions at 7.30 pm, usually on the third Thursday of the month. We sing songs from musicals and other well known songs. No test, no need to read music!   Contact Geraldine Witcher by email.

Whitchurch Handbell Ringers - get together at 7.30 on Friday evenings in Swanston Field. Beginners welcome. Contact Peter Ferguson on 07557 383 634.

Whitchurch’s community Art Café opens each Saturday in the Old Stables bringing people in to enjoy the art, chat with friends and raise money for a good cause.  Village resident and artist Gill Williamson is the organiser. 
 
WOTJammers - are a jazz group who play for fun for a couple of hours in the Old Stables each week. If anyone wants some jazz music for an occasion they could put a group of musicians together for a gig, contact Leslie Maynerd on 0118 984 5513.
   
  Goring Heath and Whitchurch Flower and Produce show - two shows are held, in the spring and in the autumn. Residents from Goring Heath, Whitchurch Hill and Whitchurch on Thames are welcome to enter.
The British Modern Military History Society held its first event in May 2019. The secretary is Jerry Cockeram of Manor Road. Contact him on 07889 178640 or by email.