Kingsclere Parish Council
Clubs & Societies
|Coffee Mornings||At Fielden Court, Swan Street every Tuesday morning from 10.30 till Noon.
In the Methodist Church Hall every Thursday morning 10am to 12noon, all are welcome for Tea/Coffee and biscuits. In the Kingsmill Room, St Mary’s Church every Saturday Morning 10am to 12 noon.
|Kingsclere & Headley Woodlands WI||We meet at The Village Club, Georgestreet, Kingsclere on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 1.30pm. At our meetings we have guest speakers, discussion forums and social events. We also organise days out for members and their guests.||01256 850017|
|Kingsclere Film Club||We screen films from all genre from black & white to present day. Details of our next film are published in the "Kingsclere Tower" magazine.||01635 297221|
|Kingsclere Gardening Association||We arrange talks by well known people from the horticultural world. We have three shows per year which are open to all comers. We also organise outings to well known gardens and also hold plant sales within the Village.
Full details of all our activities are published in the “Kingsclere Tower” magazine.
|Kingsclere Guitar Society||A group for classical guitar players of all ages from beginners to advanced. We meet for an hour once a month on a Sunday evening in Kingsclere to play ensemble pieces and to share music we enjoy. There is no minimum standard but players will need to be able to sight read ‘easy’ pieces of music. New members are very welcome.||07808 777650|
|Kingsclere Heritage Association||We have monthly talks covering a variety of historical and heritage-based subjects from October through till April from suitably qualified and experienced guests. Over the summer months we arrange visits to places of interest, sometimes with private guided tours. We are also custodians of an extensive archive of documents and photographs that have been given or loaned to the Association. The archivists are at the Village Club most Monday afternoons, when they would be glad to show you our holdings.||01635 297403|
|Kingsclere Parish Paths Group||We meet at the Village Club, George Street, Kingsclere usually on the last Sunday of the month at 9.45am. Our aim is to keep rights of way open to the public. With financial help from Hampshire County Council we clear vegetation and re-build stiles, kissing gates and footpath surfaces. We always need volunteers to help and all age groups are catered for, so come along and enjoy the country fresh air.||01635 298376|
|Kingsclere Photography Club||We are a small and friendly group of people who own cameras and enjoy taking photographs. We meet once a month usually in the Village Club, but in summer we try to get out and about with our cameras. We have a well equipped dark room for those who use film which can be booked through our Dark Room Manager (Gareth Martin). We also have equipment for slideshows, both digital & transparency, equipment for mounting photos and a wealth of enthusiasm & experience.||01256 417547|
|Kingsclere Players||Ever thought about joining your local amateur dramatics group? Think no longer! Kingsclere Players is not just about acting on stage; there’s a whole host of “off stage” activities which can be equally rewarding and not quite as daunting as treading the boards.
We are always looking for producers/directors, backstage crew, set builders, designers, makeup artists and actors, no experience necessary!
The choir, formally called ‘The Kingsclere Choral Society’, was formed in the 1920′s by the addition of men’s voices to the WI choir. The name has now been changed to reflect a new style of choir and repertoire which we hope will appeal to a wider audience. The choir visits a variety of local venues, performing music from the 15th-21st centuries; from unison singing to Close harmony; from Bach to Beatles; from Offenbach to ‘Often in the West End’.
Much has changed over the years, (in 1925 the annual subscription was 3/-, 15p), but the spirit and enthusiasm of the choir has not. Enjoyment of singing is all that is required to join and meet new members of all ages are always very welcome.
We meet in the Methodist Schoolroom, Kingsclere (next to the Methodist church) on Mondays 7.30pm to 9.30pm. Just drop in if you are at all interested.
We have a four week ‘cooling off’ period so there is no initial commitment and NO AUDITION!!!
We are always happy to sing at weddings and other private functions.
If you would like us to perform for you or are interested in singing with us, please contact Hazel O’Leary on 01635 298507 or Georgie Selby on 01189 811793 or speak to any of of our members if you visit.
|Kingsclere Twinning Association||Kingsclere is twinned with the village of Cormicy which is in the Champagne region of France. The association organises trips to visit Cormicy and hosts return visits. The association runs social events, with a French theme, during the year for members. The aim of the association is to promote and foster friendship and understanding between the residents of the two firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Kingsclere Ukulele Group||You are invited to come and play along with Kingsclere Ukulele Group. Everyone is welcome from those just starting out to seasoned players. The ukulele is a fun and easy instrument to learn, easier still if you know a few guitar chords. Learn new songs and skills, all taught in an informal environment. No membership is required, just turn up! We meet every other Tuesday from 7.30pm until 9.30pm at the Kingsmill Room which is part of St Mary's Church.|
|Kingsclere Whist Club||We meet every Wednesday evening at 7.30 pm. Friendly semi-partner whist. Cash prizes and a good raffle. We urgently need local support. Come along and give us a try.||01635 298485|
|Old Time Tea Dance||Come and join us on Wednesday’s at The Fieldgate Centre from 2pm until 4.00pm. We enjoy a session of Ballroom and Sequence Dancing , with the addition of a Raffle, Tea and Biscuits. All are welcome.||01635 297154|
|St Mary's Church Bell Ringers||8 bells with 15cwt. Tenor bell dating from 1664. The band rings for church services, weddings and to celebrate special occasions both local and national. We practice every Monday evening from 7.30 to 9pm (not Bank Holidays) New members are always welcome, contact Maggie Hiller as above.||01635 297674|
|St Mary's Guild||We meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month for talks, fundraising, outings, garden parties etc. We give a warm welcome to all ladies from 20 years upwards Look for announcements of our activities month by month in the “Kingsclere Tower” magazine.||01635 299743|
|The Kingsclere Tuesday Club||The Kingsclere Club meets on the second Tuesday of the month at Rose Hodson Court, Newbury Road, Kingsclere from 2.00 - 3.30pm We welcome new members to enjoy a varied programme throughout the year. We would also welcome more volunteers to help run the club and make sure members enjoy their time at the meetings. We can arrange transport free of charge if you are unable to get there by bus or drive yourself.|
|The Tuesday Craft Club||We meet every Tuesday evening 7pm to 9pm throughout the year in the Holding Room . Our members stitch, cross-stitch, embroider, do patchwork and knitting. We like to learn other crafts too so come along and join our friendly group and share your skills with us. All ages are welcome||01635 298854|
|The Wednesday Craft Club||Held every Wednesday morning from 10 'til noon in the Holding Room. Come along and bring your embroidery, cross stitch, crewel, goldwork, knitting in fact anything, have several cups of tea/coffee and a chat. Our mornings are very informal, the aim being to help each other if we have any problems with our crafts. We meet throughout the year, no breaks for holidays, and welcome people of all ages and abilities.||01635 297610|
Kingsclere Walking Group
Kingsclere Walking Group continues to provide a varied programme of walks for members from the Village and surrounding areas. Each month we publish a programme of 2 to 3 walks varying in distance of between 5 - 10 miles. We are now entering our 11th year with a membership of approximately 60 people. The group has an active social programme and always welcomes new members.
For more information: Contact Pam Evans at: - 01635 291315