The Arts Society Egerton is a local charitable organisation which aims to inform, educate and entertain people about arts related topics. It has a programme of meetings where world class speakers give illustrated lectures on art, architecture, theatre, sculpture, literature, etc. Special interest days and visits are arranged. The Society meets in Egerton Millenium Hall on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and lectures commence 2.30 from September. For membership details see http://www.egertondfas.org.uk or contact Sue Lewry – 01233647137
The Big Thin Red Line has been formed to bring together the community and celebrate the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One.
The Mix is a holiday club for primary school age children that takes place in High Halden or Woodchurch primary schools. The numbers of children coming to The Mix has really grown and our recent sessions have had a real buzz as children from the Benefice come together for fun craft and activities and a picnic lunch. It’s not just great for the children … parents get a few hours free, thanks to fully-supervised activities for the children in the school holidays!
Ann T:01233 861363
Carol T:01233 850574
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The Spectacular Weald of Kent Steam Rally on 6th & 7th August 2016
Largest line up of Steam in Kent – Weald of Kent Steam Rally, Little Engeham Farm, Woodchurch, Kent. TN26 3QY
With over 40 full size steam engines taking part in arena events, steam ‘working area’ with threshing machines and saw benches, a Victorian Fair complete with Carousel and traditional side shows, Scale steam engines and ride on railways, classic cars, stationary engines, commercial, farming, military vehicles and stalls, there really is something for everyone.
Throughout the weekend there will be steam games to watch and participate in, a restoration marquee giving you access to what goes into bringing these beautiful machines back to life with live demonstrations and why not take a helicopter flight which will allow you to get a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Kent countryside.
Relax and enjoy the stunning surroundings with something from food stalls and the fully licenced bar which will be offering locally brewed beers, ciders and more.
The Weald of Kent Steam Rally is the largest event of its kind in Kent and is a great educational day out for all the family.
Little Engeham Farm, Bethersden Road, Woodchurch, Kent, TN26 3QY
Meetings are held weekly in the Memorial Hall. Our membership is made up of Woodchurch villagers and other amateur artists from the surrounding district. We enjoy painting for pleasure and socialising. For variety, workshop days are arranged with local professional artists. The use of different media is demonstrated in some of our sessions by talented members or visitors. During the long summer breaks outdoor painting days are arranged to easily accessible sites. An annual event is the June exhibition, showing pictures we have enjoyed creating. Many are for sale at very reasonable prices
Woodchurch Bell Ringers would welcome new members to their friendly team activity that stimulates the brain and helps keep you fit. Anyone can become a bell ringer! Ringing is well within the capabilities of virtually everyone – no musical knowledge is needed – open to all age groups.
Maintain a traditional skill with a new learning experience and serve your community.
Interested? Come and have a go.
Julian T:07887 748692
Penny T:01233 860207
The book club meets once a month at the Bonny Cravat. It is open to all who enjoy reading
Meetings are held at 7:30pm at the Bonny on the second Monday of each month
We would love to show you around, so please contact the school office to arrange an appointment; you’d be more than welcome.
We are a single form Church of England Primary School with approximately 170 children in the village of Woodchurch, near Ashford, Kent. At Woodchurch CE Primary School, with education, safety and happiness in mind, we will:
help each child to feel safe, secure and valued as part of a caring and supportive school community which celebrates success;
enable each child to become polite, respectful, active and responsible community members and citizens of the world;
provide a relevant broad and balanced curriculum for all learners;
encourage each child to be an independent learner and confident communicator who is able to seek solutions cooperatively and creatively, valuing both themselves and others;
inspire both a love of learning and an understanding of the value of lifelong learning by encouraging curious and enquiring minds and an ability to ask questions;
support each child in order that they become confident enough to take risks in their learning;
offer many opportunities for each child to discover and develop their personal, social, moral and spiritual identity.
The Woodchurch Community Centre is situated in an acre of green land set back from the road in the small picturesque Kentish village of Woodchurch, near Ashford Kent. We have plenty of parking, well established trees, and grassy areas suitable for recreation and relaxation. The site has a summer house that is often used for small meetings and event’s.
Woodchurch Community Centre hosts various events and activities throughout the year, this includes some regular village activities such as yoga, line dancing and a afternoon pop-in with games.
The centre is also available to hire for Parties – Anniversaries – Meetings – Courses – Wedding Functions – Corporate groups – Birthday Parties and other Functions.
Enter the Centre through a glass conservatory 4m x 5m. The main Hall Area is 10m wide x 17m long. The kitchen area has a large mains gas cooker. Ladies, gents and disabled toilets. Summer house in grounds.
Carriage Driving helps to improve co-ordination, balance and sense of well-being and can greatly improve the quality of life of many disabled people.” The group meets every Wednesday between April and October and activities include driving around the local lanes and fields, grooming, tack cleaning, and a well-attended annual fun day. Susi added “We all get immense pleasure from carriage driving and volunteering with the group is fun and rewarding.
The Woodchurch Carriage Driving for the Disabled is on a huge drive for volunteers. The group, which is part of the National Riding for the Disabled Charity now, has around 50 people involved with the group and urgently needs more help. Susi Anderson, the group’s organiser said “The group has gone from strength to strength but we desperately need more volunteers if we are to expand and help more disabled adults. . Previous experience is not necessary as all training is given – all we need is enthusiasm!” The group has had a successful year as fundraising has provided 2 new carriages and planning permission was granted for an indoor carriage driving arena. Anybody interested in volunteering, helping with fund-raising for the group or wanting to know more about the group should contact Susi Anderson, Group Organiser on 07880 743170 or visit the website at http://www.rdawoodchurch.co.uk
Woodchurch Film Society is a charitable organisation based in the Kentish village of Woodchurch. Every month we put on a film in the Memorial Hall, transforming it for the evening into our very own cinema (click on the Forthcoming Films tab above for details of our next films and dates). As well as providing pleasure and entertainment for the village and local area, our aim is to help raise funds for the maintenance of the hall.
Film nights are friendly and sociable occasions where we are delighted to welcome both members and guests. Embracing the traditional cinema experience, we offer an interval halfway through the film, when refreshments are available. We’re justly proud of our home-baked cakes, muffins and freshly prepared popcorn – best to go easy on supper before a film night! Tickets may be bought at the door.
Woodchurch Film Society is entirely run by volunteers, so if you have a few hours free once a month (and enjoy watching films), then get in touch.
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Woodchurch is fortunate to have many societies and clubs which provide the focus for community life. The Woodchurch Gardening Society can claim to be the oldest society in the village. Founded in 1887, the Woodchurch Amateurs and The Cottage gardening Society existed under the patronage of the Schreiber family, owners of the estate that covered much of the village. Nowadays the Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Society.
The highlights were the shows which eventually amalgamated into one annual show, which continues to this day.
The society holds monthly meetings from March to November. There is a varied programme which includes
- Guest Speakers
- Practical demonstrations
For more information about the Society contact:
Chris Stafford – Chairman T:01233 861193 E:firstname.lastname@example.org
Reg Short – Vice Chairman T:01233 861295 E:email@example.com
Woodchurch Herb Group meets on the first Tuesday of the month between 2 -4pm.
During spring, summer and autumn join in on workshops growing and using herbs to make ointments, teas, creams, tinctures, during the winter workshops to make marigold lip balm, frankinsense face cream and myrrh ointment.
Please contact Lucy for further information or to join Woodchurch Herb Group
This group is for people within and around the village of Woodchurch, Kent.
In 2017 a group of volunteers entered Woodchurch into the Royal Horticultural Society competition: South & South East in Bloom … and in 2018 Woodchurch won a Silver in the category Large Village!!
There is always something going on at Woodchurch in Bloom so if you would like more information or to lend a helping hand please do get in touch! There are many different tasks to be completed, some are hands on gardening but there are many others e.g. secretarial work, advertising, help at some of our events throughout the year etc.
Woodchurch in Bloom arranged and maintains the planters on the village green and by the school; in the process of updating the information on walks in and around the village; liaises with other community groups to work together to continue to make Woodchurch village a great community.
Meetings are held in the Woodchurch Memorial Hall at 7:30 pm on the first Monday of each month.
Subscription fee is £10 (£5 after 1st September)
The evening entry fee for non-members is £2