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. The Society has published many editions of a booklet of Eric Hartley's walks, now available online here.
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.
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 at the Old Rectory Stables on alternate Thursdays from 2-4pm or 7-9pm, please see What’s On for dates. Bring whatever project you’re working on, don’t worry if you’re just starting out there’ll be a community pro on hand to offer help - or just pop in for a natter. Contact Gill for more details.

The Green Team  is a group which aims to enhance the village by looking after all the green spaces. Residents volunteer for regular maintenance work or ad hoc tasks. Contact Charles if you are interested in being part of this group.
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. 
Whitchurch Hill Women’s Institute (WI) meets on the third Tuesday in the month in the morning in Goring Heath Parish Hall. Regular social activities are also organised throughout the year. Members include residents of Whitchurch on Thames. For further information please contact Frances Strange on 0118 984 2162.
WOTsing  offers a get-together for all who like to sing, with sessions at 7.30 pm on the first Thursday of the month - no test, no need to read music! We sing the songs everyone knows.   Contact Geraldine Witcher by email.

Whitchurch Wallopers (Handbell Ringers) – resuming from late June on Sunday afternoons, in Swanston Field. Beginners welcome. Contact Peter Ferguson on 07557 383 634. Report of May 2021.

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.  If you would like to run an Art Cafe coffee morning please email.
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.