Girlguiding UK is the United Kingdom’s largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with about 575,000 members including about 65,000 trained volunteer adult Leaders. Guiding is for girls of all backgrounds, abilities and nationalities.
Girlguiding UK enables girls and young women to develop their potential and to make a difference to the world.
The aim of guiding is to help girls and young women develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world.
To support, join, or contact the committee, or to join and find out more information about the 1st Woodchurch Guide group please contact
Jess Eldridge – Rainbows (5-7yrs) T:07834 563882 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Skye Jones – Brownies (7 – 10 yrs) T:07834 563882 E: email@example.com
Tracy Ramsden – Guides (10 – 14 yrs) T:01233 861236 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
1st Woodchurch Scout Group is a very lively and exciting community and is the largest Scout Group in the district. It runs several meetings each week, during school term time. Catering for the different age groups and welcomes boys and girls alike.
All the section leaders give their time and energy totally voluntarily and are supported by a large and active committee of leaders, parents and other supporters, which helps with the smooth running of the group administration and fund raising for equipment and activities.
The Committee meets approximately every six weeks to arrange fund raising events and support the administration of the Group.
To support, join, or contact the committee, or to join and find out more information about the 1st Woodchurch Scout group please contact
Richard Copeland – Chairman Woodchurch Scouts Group
Janet Dean – Beavers (6-8yrs) T:07561099682 E:email@example.com
Louise Brooks – Cubs (8 – 10 yrs) T:07929425160 E: firstname.lastname@example.org
Julian West – Scouts (10 – 14yrs) Mon, (12-13yrs @19:30) Tues (11-12yrs @19:30) and Thurs (10-11yrs @18:00) T:07887748692 E: email@example.com
James Rowe – Explorer Scouts (14-18yrs) E:James.Rowe@inbev.co.uk
An Ancient Church worshipping a Living God in the 21st Century
We are a thriving church community that sits at the heart of our wider village community in rural East Kent between the Kentish Weald and Romney Marsh. All Saints is an historic and beautiful building in which we are fortunate to worship. However the real church is not the building (no matter how beautiful) but it is the people who worship here and we are a lively and diverse community who worship the living God.
Newcomers and visitors are always welcome to come along to any of our services or events. Sunday morning services start at 11.00am. If you would like to speak to somebody from All Saints Church, then please do not hesitate to get in touch.
Rector – Sue Wharton T:01233 820266 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Benefice Co-ordinator– Carol T:01233 850574 E:email@example.com
Lay Reader – Barbara T:01233 861297
The Mix – Ann T:01233 861363
Bell Ringers – Julian T:07887 748692
Parish Magazine Editor – Cherry T:01233 860043
Have you ever looked up at the night sky and thought ‘Wow!’, but wished you knew a bit more about it? Astronomy is a fascinating and rewarding hobby, there is no requirement to be an ‘expert’ or a ‘top notch’ scientist, or even to buy huge amounts of expensive stuff to get going. All you need to start with is an interest in looking up at the night sky and a wish to know more about it.
Ashford Astronomical Society are very friendly and welcoming, they meet on the last Friday of the month at Woodchurch Memorial Hall at 7.30pm where they always have a very interesting talk covering a variety of topics related to astronomy. Whenever the sky is clear there is also an opportunity to look through the telescopes at the night sky.
Steve Jackson – Chairman E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Mark Kingsbury– Secretary E:email@example.com
CARM (Caring All together on Romney Marsh) provides support and services to older and vulnerable people on Romney Marsh and parts of rural Ashford including Tenterden. Our aim is to support people who are socially isolated by providing one to one befriending, Meeting Points (coffee mornings) and reminiscence sessions. Through this support we aim to improve people’s well-being, help people remain independent for longer and enhance the quality of life of the rural communities where we operate.
Fundraising for Woodchurch Primary School, the Friends of Woodchurch School Association organise many events such as the village fete. Proceeds go towards various items such as school trips and yearbooks. The big project at the moment is for new playground equipment.
FOWSA (Friends Of Woodchurch School Association) is a registered Charity and fundraising committee made up of teachers, parents and friends of the children at Woodchurch School. We aim to work with the school to raise money to buy the extras that make a big difference to the learning experience of the children and which the current school budget would struggle to provide. The money we are able to provide to the school enables everything from enrichment activities and iPads to supporting fundamental maintenance of school property to keep our children safe and secure. The money FOWSA raise each year makes a significant difference to the opportunities our school is able to give to its children. In the last 12 months, the money raised has been used to support pupils both joining and leaving the school – providing book bags and water bottles for the former and beautiful leavers’ books for the latter.
Organising day trips and short holidays around the UK
Call Jasmine for more information prices and booking forms.
contact 01233 624241
Margaret Morris Movement (MMM) is a unique system of exercise, dance and movement training which achieves a perfect balance between set exercises and free movement expression. The exercises are aimed at increasing mobility in every part of the body, as well as developing suppleness, strength and stamina – according to the individual level of performance. Each exercise is performed to specially selected music and is a balanced phrase of movement with one or more physiological aims – good to look at and satisfying to perform.
Pilates Classes are held on:
Tuesdays – 09:30 to 10:45 and 11:00 to 12:15 in the Memorial Hall
Wednesdays – 9:00 to 10:15 at the Memorial Hall
Thursdays – 9:30 to 10:15 in the Annexe
Contact Alex to discuss how this can benefit you or to get more information on joining the class.
The Rare Breeds Centre is owned and run by a charity, Canterbury Oast Trust (COT). We support adults with learning disability to take control of their lives, by providing training, homes and work experience.
Many residents and students work and live on-site at the Rare Breeds Centre, and your visit helps us to continue our work.
Look out for our Art at the Farm on sale in the Granary Restaurant – beautiful, hand-crafted textiles, paintings and ceramics made by COT artists.
You can also visit some of our other Life Skills projects, like the Coterie Team Rooms in Rye, and the beautiful Poulton Wood, in Aldington.
The Royal British Legion helps the whole Armed Forces community through welfare, companionship and representation as well as being the Nation’s custodian of Remembrance
Sephora Spirit Baton Twirling Team are the local baton twirling and pom pom team
Shirkoak residential Park comprises of just over 135 homes solely for the retired or semi retired over the age of 50 years. It is situated just over a mile from the picturesque village of Woodchurch in the heart of rural Kent. It is ideally situated just 6 miles from Ashford town centre, Ashford International rail station and the M20 with the channel tunnel less than 30 minutes drive away.
For those of you who have a passion for fishing, Shirkoak Park, sports it’s very own fishing lake for use of the residents only.
Tom and Liz Neal – Park Office T:07932 579909
Paulyne Martin – Shirkoak Park Residents Association T:07590 531646 E:Shirkoakcommittee@yahoo.com
Clive Looker – Park Resident Contact T:07736 234501 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
A 44-home park set in the quiet village of Woodchurch
As our flagship park, you will get the very best in high quality homes, a warm and welcoming community and a beautiful surrounding area.
At Six Bells Park, you will be situated in the peaceful, idyllic village of Woodchurch in the Weald of Kent. It is the perfect place to retire to, with fantastic scenery, a view of the village’s 18th century windmill and a community led by its Residents’ Association.
You will never feel alone or isolated at the retirement park, with handy local amenities such as a doctor’s surgery, post office, a selection of local shops and a village green.
Michael Wright – Residents Association Chair E:Michael.Wright@outlook.com
Alan Baker – Residents Association Secretary T:01233 860506 E:Alanjamesbaker@gmail.com
Slimming World operates from 2 local sites. In Woodchurch it is at the local village school, Bethersden Road on Mondays at 5.30pm & 7.30pm
The other site is in Tenterden – at St Andrews Catholic Church on the corner of Turners Avenue
Mondays at 9.30am
Thursdays 5.30pm & 7.30pm
For more information call Sam on 07748 825609
Opening Offer – If you sign up for 12 weeks you only pay for 10 & get a free copy of Slimming World’s Eat More for Less – a fabulous recipe book worth £4.95 NB This offer is time limited
Cycling in Kent, Sussex, and beyond…..
Our promise is simple… We welcome all who are out for the enjoyment of the ride, no matter what your cycling ability.
Tenterden Golf Club is a club for all, we welcome and cater for all levels and categories of golfer. Being a membersclub allows us to re-invest all monies in to the running and developement of the club. The club itself is renowned throughout the south east as a friendly club and recognised as an ideal venue for company events and visiting societies.
Our golf course is set in beautiful countryside and is known for its great condition, allowing us to play on main greens and tees throughout the year. The course is set up to allow play at all levels. Academy, Junior, Ladies, Mens, Medal and Championship tees enable us to offer a fantastic experience from the new player through to the most discerning and experienced player.
Our golf Academy is fully equipped with all of the latest training aids and is in a large way set up to introduce new players to the game and in to the club. Now open is our brand new Academy par 3 course and short game facility, this will further enhance our facilities and be the first stepping stone for new players wishing to learn the game. The second step comes via our newly opened Decibels Academy Course, which is a shorter version of the main course ideally suited to new players.
We hope to see you at the club soon….