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 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 here.
Twinning Whitchurch and Goring Heath Twinning Association - For social and cultural exchanges with our friends in La Bouille, France.
Wendy Ferguson email
Wothabs WoTHabs - Whitchurch-on-Thames Habitat Study group and Parish conservation groupClick here for the Hardwick Road Restoration Project' summary document. 
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. 
The Pangbourne and Whitchurch Sustainability (PAWS) Group - Encourages the development of a sustainable local community. Watch out for events on their Facebook page.
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.
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 Jill 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. 
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.
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
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 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 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 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.