The Whitchurch Society


The Whitchurch Society AGM was held in May 2022. Vivien Chambers' design for the Society's Christmas card for 2022 was announced as the winner. The committee agreed a reshuffle, and gained one new member. It now comprises:

John Bradon, Chairman
Will Barclay, Secretary
Laura Lucas, Treasurer
Sarah Hanfrey
Nick Brazil


The Society coordinates and takes financial responsibility for several regular events:

·         Two seasonal walks (New Year’s Day and in the Spring) organised by a group including Mike Scott, Roger Crawford and Richard Harris.

·         The Garden Walk in June (an open gardens event followed by tea), organised by Laura Lucas and Will Barclay with a team of helpers. For 2020, photos were invited and an online display was created. To see it, click on the Gardens 2020 tab at the top of the Photos page. No event was held in 2021.

·         The Art & Craft Exhibition in November, organised by Sally Woolhouse with a team of helpers. 


The Society was founded some 40 years ago.  One of its original functions was the review of planning applications. Opinions were solicited and comments submitted on behalf of the village.  However, village residents now have their say individually on the SODC webpage, or by post, and this function is no longer active.  Also, there used to be a small annual subscription for membership of the Society but for many years now the principle has been adopted that all village residents are automatically members without any subscription.

Whitchurch Award

Since 2019 there has been an annual village award to give recognition and thanks to one or more residents who have given exceptional voluntary service to the community. Nominations are invited in advance from village residents. A short list is then drawn up by the Whitchurch Society committee and the final choice is made by the chairman of the parish council. For the list of winners so far, visit this page.


Any queries should be directed to . Offers to help with any of the society’s events would be appreciated.


Page updated January 2022












Photos by Nick Brazil