02: Invest in relationships – social interaction & relaxation

Organisation Name
Purpose/role

This is a Community Choir, not a church choir. It provides opportunities to sing together for fun & enjoyment and to meet together.

The choir sings at social occasions, eg weddings, fetes and in care homes.

When & where
Blackford Church, 8 – 9pm on Monday evenings
Person to contact
Deirdre (Bun) Sisson
Phone
01934 713617
Cost
Free. A voluntary contribution of £1.00 for church funds is welcome, but there is no obligation
Who can attend
Everyone welcome, no audition is required
Support with attending
Contact Deirdre (Bun) Sisson to discuss.
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Purpose/role

To enable the whole village to meet together for an evening to celebrate the harvest

When & where
The event is held each year on the 1st Saturday in August in the field in the church. There are also fund-raising events throughout the year, eg the ‘Winter Warming’ evening
Person to contact
Mike Isgar
Phone
01934 712087
Cost
Ticket prices are set for the harvest home event as low as possible, to enable as many people as possible to come.
Who can attend
Open to everyone.
Support with attending
Contact Mike Isgar to discuss.
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Purpose/role

Social interaction, exchange of ideas and patterns

When & where
Alternate Wednesdays 10am to 12mid-day. Check dates in Wedmore News or Isle of Wedmore website. Small Hall of Wedmore Village Hall (use back door)
Person to contact
Ruth Edkins
Phone
01934 710064
Cost
£15.00 twice yearly to cover hire of hall
Who can attend
Open to anyone interested in sewing, patchwork and quilting. Visitors welcome to pop in for chat and a cup of coffee
Support with attending
Not available.
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Purpose/role

A social get-together with a variety of interests

When & where
Monthly get-together on 3rd Wednesday of each month, excluding August. In winter months at the Masonic Hall at 2.30 with a speaker, summer months include a coach trip.
Person to contact
Pauline Lunn or Heather Banwell
Phone
(Pauline) 01934 732517 (Heather) 01934 712216
Cost
Annual membership of £5.00
Who can attend
Open to any adult over 50 years of age.
Support with attending
Not available
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

A social club for retired business men.  No political affiliation.

When & where
Meetings 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month at Wedmore Golf Club at 10.15am
Person to contact
Ross Young
Phone
01934 710255
Cost
Annual subscription of £25.00 and £2.00 at each meeting
Who can attend
Open to men only, retired businessmen
Support with attending
Contact Ross Young to discuss
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

An opportunity to share friendship and music in a relaxed and supportive group

When & where
Masonic Hall, usually every fortnight on a Monday, from 2.15 to 3.30pm
Person to contact
Stella Moore, Music Therapist or Heather Banwell
Phone
(Stella) 01934 732282 or (Heather) 01934 712216
Cost
No cost to people attending, but a donation is welcomed. Supported by local charities
Who can attend
Open to carers and people with memory difficulties. Local musicians are very welcome to join us occasionally and provide a short performance as part of the session.
Support with attending
Contact Stella or Heather for more information and to discuss.
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

To meet, chat, share and sing! Previous singing experience not necessary, we sing for enjoyment!

When & where
The group meet fortnightly on Tuesdays from 2.30 – 3.30pm, at Axbridge Town Hall
Person to contact
Maureen Campbell
Phone
07984 099031
Cost
None at present. donations accepted
Who can attend
open for people with memory difficulties, their carers and other members of the community who feel isolated.
Support with attending
Contact Maureen for advice
Purpose/role

To continue the tradition of change ringing at St Mary’s church, the original purpose of which was to call people to church services

When & where
Ringers practice Monday evenings at 5pm. The bells are rung every Sunday at 9.45am before the Sunday service and on other special occasions, eg weddings.
Person to contact
Steve George
Phone
01934 712115
Cost
No cost to ringers to join. Fee paid to ringers for weddings
Who can attend
Anyone who has an interest in ringing or learning to ring.
Support with attending
Contact Steve George to discuss.
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

Informal social gathering for a chat and a cuppa

When & where
The Lady Chapel at St Mary’s Church, on the 2nd Friday of each month, 3.00 to 4.30pm
Person to contact
Heather Banwell
Phone
01934 712216
Cost
No charge, but donations to the heating of the church are welcome.
Who can attend
Open to anyone who is living/feeling alone and would like an afternoon of company with like-minded people
Support with attending
Contact Heather Banwell to discuss. Transport can be arranged.
Organisation Name
Purpose/role

To hold an annual village event with entertainments & including a competition to present the best of a range of items & skills, e.g: children’s handicrafts produce, handicrafts, baking, wine, beers and photography.

(Formerly known as “Theale Flower Show”, we changed our name to Theale Show in 2020)

When & where
The annual show is held on the 1st Saturday in September. There are fund-raising events during the year.
Person to contact
Bill Woodroffe
Phone
07957 140461
Cost
Small charge to enter the competition and to visit the show.
Who can attend
All welcome to the annual event. Supporters and helpers on the day and throughout the year welcome.
Support with attending
Contact Bill Woodroffe to discuss.