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 organises
voting for the annual Whitchurch Award to a deserving resident. The Society
organises two community walks a year and has published
many editions of a booklet of Eric Hartley's walks, now available online
Whitchurch and Goring Heath Twinning Association - For social and cultural exchanges with our friends in La Bouille, France.
Wendy Ferguson email
Whitchurch-on-Thames Habitat Study group and Parish conservation group. Click
here for the Hardwick Road Restoration Project' summary document.
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.
and Whitchurch Sustainability (PAWS) Group
- Encourages the development of a sustainable local community. Watch out
for events on their
Whitchurch Holidays – a spin-off from the Theatre Club – takes people to
new places. A
holiday in Yorkshire is planned for June 2024. Contact
Chris Martin at
Whitchurch on Thames Photographic Society - For all those with an interest in photography. Weekly
meetings, alternating between Whitchurch Village Hall and on Zoom.
Whitchurch Bridge Club
- for card enthusiasts
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
Jill if you
are interested in being part of this group.
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
A Chess Group meets regularly at The Sun pub, Hill Bottom, between 12
and 2 pm on the 1st and 3rd Monday of each month. Fancy a game? Contact
Chris Bergmann on 07876 531 881.
Whitchurch and District Allotment Society
- For those who want to grow their own vegetables on a rentable plot on
the community allotments, Hardwick Road
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.
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.
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.
community Art Café opens
each Saturday morning in the Old Stables from 10:30 to 12:00, bringing people in to chat with friends, raise money for a good cause
and enjoy the art. If you would like
to run an Art Café coffee morning please contact Geoff Weir by
- 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 Garden and Craft 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.
|The NeverNevers are a five-piece covers band who love infectious rock and roll and are guaranteed to get any event dancing! They gig at various local pubs and parties/weddings. To book them, contact Nick on 07748 967 501 or email.