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CorscombeFest Major Sponsors

Since founding almost four decades ago, Radio Cabs have established a solid reputation as the Yeovil Taxi Firm you can rely on.

We operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week and strive to get you to your location as quickly as possible.

In addition to offering local Taxi services we offer great value airport transfers.

Our fleet includes a 16 seat mini bus, as well as 4, 6, 7 and 8 seater taxis for larger groups who wish to travel together.

We also have 14 wheelchair accessible cabs for hire to assist those with mobility issues.

Creative Legal Consultancy are your local solution for business related legal issues and are an alternative to costly legal firms.

We can handle litigation on your behalf and HR issues in a pragmatic way. We can be your in-house lawyer at a fraction of the cost.

Paul Randell, Creative Legal Consultancy, Lychett House, 13 Freeland Park, Wareham Road, Lychett Matravers, Poole, Dorset, BH16 6FA

Telephone: 01935 891918 Email: (click here)

A J Wakely are a local independent funeral directors with chapels of rest in Beaminster, Bridport, Crewkerne and Yeovil providing a 24 hour service

A J Wakely & Sons, 7 North Street, Beaminster, DT8 3DZ

Telephone: 01308 862358

We provide legal advice and services to business and private clients throughout the South West, nationally and internationally

Our lawyers are highly experienced in their respective fields and remain personally involved at every stage

With offices in Bridport, Beaminster and Lyme Regis clients can meet any of the team at any of the offices or if preferred meetings can take place at your local home or business premises.

Kitson & Trotman Solicitors, The Champions, Hogshill Street, Beaminster DT8 3AN

Telephone: 01308 862313 or 01308 427436


Other CorscombeFest sponsors:


PJ Howard Fencing and Landscaping was established in Surrey 25 years ago and relocated to the West of Dorset in 2006

It offers top quality workmanship at competitive prices around the West Dorset area, Contact paul Howard for advice, quotes and design ideas on a project of any shape or size

April Cottage, 6 Pine Close, Corscombe, Dorchester, Dorset DT2 OPF

Telephone: Mobile: 07774 272690 Website:

Cilla and Camilla Shops

Our simple aim is to satisfy our customers. We offer quality, range, value for money, and a commitment to offering the very highest standard of personal service

We have stores in:

Beaminster - 22 The Square, Beaminster, DT8 3AU - telephone: 01308 863189
Bridport - 4 East Street, Bridport, Dorset, DT6 3LF

Sherborne - 29b Cheap Street, Sherborne, Dorset, DT9 3PU - telephone 01935 817161


Specialist legal advice & solutions. For whatever life brings – at home or at work.

Battens is recognised as one of the country’s most progressive law firms with offices in Yeovil, Sherborne, Dorchester, Weymouth, Wareham, Bath and London.

For more than 300 years we have been providing specialist legal advice to our clients on both personal and business matters.

The philosophy of our team is to offer expert legal advice on a personal basis, tailored to your needs. We don’t have a 9 to 5 attitude, we just get the job done.

Battens Solicitors Limited, Mansion House, Princes Street, Yeovil, Somerset BA20 1EP

Telephone: +44 (0) 1935 846000 Website:


Little Groves Nursery

Find us on the outskirts of Beaminster (approximately 7 miles north of Bridport). We are located on the A3066, North of Beaminster between the town and the tunnel!

Telephone: 01308 862030



The Log Store Group

The Log Store Group provide kiln-dried logs that are delivered right to your door.

We provide free delivery to Corscombe and the local areas. p 100% sustainable hardwood all sourced from local woodland. Buy online now.

Website: Tel: 01308 868378


JN Fell are a local firm that provides all your building services

Plastering and Rendering - Kitchen and Bathroom installation - Carpentry and Roofing - Interior and exterior decorating, flooring & tiling - maintenance - renovations - general building work.
Telephone: 07533 904868


Whether you are buying, selling or letting, speak to Mayfair Town & Country.

Website: www.mayfairproperties.netTel: Beaminster Office 01308 862606


G.R Sweeps is run by husband and wife team, Graham and Bridget. Fully trained and professional in all aspects of sweeping, and members of the Guild of Master Chimney Sweeps

Using traditional brush and HEPA filtered vac as well as state of the art sweeping technology depending on what your chimney requires

Free, friendly advice, and a reliable, quality service

We want you to ask us back year after year so we treat you exactly as we would wish to be treated ourselves.

1 Park View Cottages, Seavington, TA19 0QE

Telephone: 01460 241440 or 07799 866102


Darch Oil are suppliers of Domestic, Agricultural, Industrial & Automotive Fuels & Lubricants

Mini tanker for restricted access deliveries
Free quotes given for oil tank installations
Machine oils & lubricants supplied

Pen Mill Trading Estate, Yeovil, BA21 5HA

Telephone: 01935 473302


John Stark & Crickmay Partnership

The John Stark & Crickmay Partnership (JSCP) was founded in 1999 and are your local architects practice providing a highly professional and friendly service to guide you through your construction project.

Telephone:01305 262636


Symonds & Sampson Estate Agents

Symonds & Sampson has the most experienced sales team in the Beaminster area and have together well over 100 years estate agency knowledge

Unlike many of our competitors all of our properties are featured on Rightmove, Zoopla and Prime Location and we can conduct viewings seven days a week

Why not call us now on 01308 863100 for your free valuation.

Symonds & Sampson, 36 Hogshill Street, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3AA

Telephone: 01308 863100


Bryan Paulley Oil Tank Installation

Bryan Paulley has been in the plumbing & heating industry for over 30 years

Bryan G Paulley Ltd is a member of OFTEC & a registered waste oil carrier

We offer oil tank supply, oil tank installation, de-commissioning, removal, 24 hour emergency for leaking tanks

BRYAN G PAULLEY LTD., Hallets Farm, DT10 2SN

Telephone: 01963 363870 Emergency 07836 502683


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Tron Media Digital Marketing Agency

Tron Media Limited started out in 2007 and has now been a certified Premier Google partner and Bing accredited professional company for eight years

The company has grown into a full service online marketing solution company and is now part of One2One Digital Limited, with offices in London, Brighton and Chicago

We provide comprehensive digital solutions for SMEs, including website design, SEO, PPC, email marketing, and social media marketing

Tel: 0203 006 688


Corscombe Fete and Fest Sponsors

Corscombe Fest 2019:

The Fest took place on Saturday 8 June and was a tremendous success

The column to the left of this one lists all the companies that supported us in 2018. If you are looking for goods or services, why not check the list for a supplier that supports our local community

Corscombe Fest 2020

Planned for Saturday 13 June 2020

If you are a performer or trader, why not contact us and offer your services.
The Fest is set in the unique grounds of Corscombe Court, and runs from 12 noon to 8pm
It features local song and dance acts, as well as having all the usual food and drink outlets, and traditional Fete stalls

Pop the date in your diary!

Halstock Shop


Opening Times over Christmas

Closed Christmas Day
Closed pm on Boxing Day and New Years Day
Apart from these opening times will be as normal
See in store for normal times and other details or changes to Christmas times

Postage Dates for Christmas

Second class and second signed for - by 18 December
Normal First and First signed for - 20 december
Special deliveies and tracked - by 21 December
Pck up a leaflet in the shop

Corscombe December Chimes entries

4 December 2019

The Corscombe entry for the December edition of The Chimes is now on the News page - dated 4 December

Click the link on the news page 23 November to read the copy early

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Calendar of Events

6 December
Rubish and food waste collection
7 December
Halstock Village Cinema


After a freak bus accident during a power blackout, Jack Mailik wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. By performing their songs t a world that has never heard them, Jack becomes an overnight sensation.
Great comedy from wrier Danny Boyle.

Full details of all films - look under Halstock Village Pages

All tickets £6 from Halstock Shop or on the door
Licenced bar opens 7 pm for 7.30 pm start
Click this link to visit website page -

Halstock Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
7 December
Big Breakfast

Corscombe Village Hall committee invite you to the


Breakfast - adults £6, children £3

Corscombe Village Hall 9 am 
to 11 am
7 December

Halstock Village Cinema


After a freak bus accident during a power blackout, Jack Malik wakes up to find that The Beatles had never existed. By performing their songs to a world that had never heard them, JAck becomes an overnight sensation. Great comedy from writer Richard Curtis and director Danny Boyle

Tickets £6 from Halstock Shop or on the door

Bar opens at 7pm
Halstock Village Hall pm for 7.30 
8 December
Christingle Service
St Juthware and St Mary's Church Halstock 4pm 
10 December

Tuesday Club Meeting

Christmas Lunch

The price for the two-course luncheon will be £19 for members and £21 for non-members. The full menu will be circulated to members in due course.

Call Jenny Thorne 891847 for details

Bridport Golf Club 12.30 for 1 pm 
10 December
Garden Waste Collection
11 December

Pot Luck Christmas Buffet and Film

Wednesday 11ᵗh December will be our final Pot Luck Lunch for this season and, with Christmas being just round the corner, it’s always a moment to share a special meal.
Our Christmas Buffet is always very popular, with complimentary crackers and drinks to enjoy, and we look forward to getting together with as many friends as possible, before we break for the season.
This year, as soon as the Christmas meal is cleared away, we are planning to dim the lights for a special showing of a film with a Christmas theme.
There’ll be no charge, and we’re hoping as many as possible will stay on and enjoy one of your favourite classic Christmas feature films to get us all in a seasonal mood.
It’s all part of making Christmas at Pot Luck special. be hope you can join us then, but if not, we wish you s very Happy Christmas and look forward to seeing y gain on Wednesday 8ᵗh January.


Halstock Village Hall not given 
11 December
Maiden Newton Art Group Workshop
Last meeting of the term

Christmas meal out

Details to be decided

Non members welcome call Jane on 01300 321405
Maiden Newton Village Hall   
13 December
Recycling amd food waste collection
13 December

Cello Concet

Pal Banda, professional cellist who teaches at the Royal College of Music
Tickets - Adults �8 � to include wine and nibbles (Children are Free!) �

Celia Tomkins (01935 891083

St Mary's Church Corscombe 7.30pm 
14 December

Pop Up Christmas Restaurant

3 courses plus coffee/tea, mints and crackers

£19 per head

Come and enjoy good food good company
Licensed bar


Winter vegetable soup, Prawns and smoked salmon, Marie Rose sauce


Grilled goats cheese with honey

Followed by

Traditional Roast Turkey, Poached salmon in Madeira sauce


Wild mushroom risotto


Christmas pudding, with brandy sauce or a selection of local desserts

Tickets in advance only from
Rosemary Lovegrove 01935 891415 (
Paul Rendell 07540 489517 (

proceeds towards Village Hall up-keep

Corscombe Village Hall 7 for 7.30pm 
15 December

Carol Service


Followed by warming refreshemnts
St Mary's Church Corscombe 5 pm 
18 December
Christmas at The Fox
Corsocmbe Fox Inn   
18 December

Carol Singing

The Fox Inn 6.30pm 
20 December
Rubish and food waste collection
21 December

HAlstock Children's Christmas Party

A special guest is expected to fly in to join the fun!

All ages welcome and visiting families too

Look out for posters for further information - or contact Mairead on 891 727 or Liz on 891 898

Invitations will be sent out at the beginning of December

If you have not had yours by 13 December - give us a call

Halstock Village Hall 2.30pm 
to 5pm
22 December

in Halstock Village Hall

Every fourth Sunday

Come and share croissants, bacon rolls, good coffee, and explore the Christian faith in an easy, relaxed style of worship that is ideal for the family

Part of the Melbury Team Ministry
Church - but not as we know it!

Halstock Village Hall 9.30am 
22 December
Carol Service
With festive refreshments
St Juthware and St Mary's Church Halstock 6pm 
23 December

Carols Around The hristmas Tree

The Christmas Tree will be there, and the tractor and trailer with singers and music - before doing its usual carolling tour of the village
On the Square 6.15pm 
24 December

Midnight Communion

St Mary's Church Corscombe 11.30pm 
24 December
Garden Waste Collection
24 December

Crib Service

Corscombe Court Tithe Barn 4.30 pm 
25 December

Family Worship with Communion

St Mary's Church Corscombe 10.30am 
25 December
Christmas Worship
St Juthware and St Mary's Church Halstock 10.30am 
29 December
Holy Communion
Maiden Newton 8am 
30 December
Recycling amd food waste collection
31 December

N ew Year Party

Come and join in the New Year’s Eve party


Admission Free (there will be a raffle) Bring your own drink and food to share

Hosted by Babylon Morris
More information from Rosemary (891415) or Andrea (01460 271208)
Corscombe Village Hall 8.30pm 
to gone midnight
1 January


On New Years Day Babylon and Guests will be dancing and Mumming
11 am Beaminster Square
12 noon Broadwindsor Comrades Hall car park
1 pm Waytown Hare and Hounds (followed by a music session)

Come and join us !!!!!

Beaminster Square 11am 
3 January
COGS Oil Order Day
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
5 January

Corsocmbe Big Breakfast

Superb breakfast that will set you up for the day!

Friendly service and great company

Why not come and meet old friends and make new friends

Corscombe Village Hall 9am 
to 11am
6 January
Can God meet my Deepest Desie for Happiness
Is lasting happiness so hard to find?
What am I living for?

Come and explores these questions in a seven week series, starting today
Acorn Inn 7.30pm 
6 January
Rubish and food waste collection
7 January

Tuesday Club AGM

Come along for a cuppa, biscuits and Quiz following our AGM, and to find out about the Programme for 2020 which the Committee have been busy arranging.
Corscombe Village Hall 2.30pm 
11 January
Recycling amd food waste collection
16 January
Shakespeare Out Loud
A group who meet to have a good look at Shakespeare's words in a totally non-academic and slightly theatrical way.

8 sessions, starting today

New-comers are welcome - all ages

If you already love WS, or think you might, do come along

No previous knowledge necessary - totally sae!! - usually lots of laughs

In these 8 sessions we will look at Macbeth

Bring copies of the play - but no homework necessary

Call Bardy Griffiths to say you are coming, or for more information - 01935 891 736
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
to 9.30pm
18 January
Melbury Men's Breakfast
Speaker will be Matt Lucas
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
19 January

Sunday School<.h1>
3rd Sunday of the month

Mrs Kim Sibley – 01300 321 306

St Mary's Church Maiden Newton   
21 January
Garden Waste Collection

27 January

Melbury Messy Church

Messy Church is a new way of doing church on a Sunday afternoon

It is messier, livelier and designed for the whole family to enjoy together, with crafts, quizzes, competitions, story-time and a delicious tea
All are welcome. Kids must be accompanied by a grown up

Rev�d Tim Greenslade: 01300 748675


facebook: Messy Church Melbury
Maiden Newton 3pm 
to 5pm
27 January
Parish Council meeting
Halstock Village Hall 7.30pm 
1 February
Big Breakfast

Superb breakfast that will set you up for the day!

Friendly service and great company

Why not come and meet old friends and make new friends

Corscombe Village Hall 9 am 
to 11 am
7 February
COGS Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
29 February
Race Night
Halstock Village Hall   
7 March
Big Breakfast

Superb breakfast that will set you up for the day!

Friendly service and great company

Why not come and meet old friends and make new friends

Corscombe Village Hall 9 am 
to 11 am
13 March
COGS Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
21 March
Melbury Men's Breakfast
The speaker will be Rich Roberts
George Albert Hotel, Warden Hill (A37) 8.30am 
to 9.45am
30 March

Parish Council Meeting

Corscombe Village Hall 7.30pm 
4 April
Big Breakfast

Superb breakfast that will set you up for the day!

Friendly service and great company

Why not come and meet old friends and make new friends

Corscombe Village Hall 9 am 
to 11 am
24 April
COGS Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
6 June
COGS Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
13 June
Corscombe Fest
Corscombe Court 12 noon 
to 8 pm
21 August
COGS Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
9 October
COGS Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
27 November
COGS Oil Order
Deadline for oil orders

Telephone 01297 444347 today or Email - in advance
5 December
Parnham Voices Concert
Details to follow

December 2020
St Mary's Church Corscombe   



Morris Dancing for Mid-Winter

Babylon Morris are a winter dance team. We practice on Wednesday evenings in November and December in Corscombe Village Hall.

We dance out in December and January -- with the main event being a dancing tour on New Year's Day

If you are interested in joining us please conact Rosemary on 01935 891415 or email

Liz Southern is starting Tai Chi classes from 6th March for a 10-week trial period. Sessions will run on Wednesday mornings, from 10.15 am to 11.30 am and will take place in Corscombe Village Hall.

The cost will e £3 per class, with monies going to support the village hall.

If interested please contact Liz on email

Yoga with Natasha Hope

Classes run in Corscombe Village Hall, from Janaury 2020 as follows:

Monday evenings 7 pm to 8.15 pm

Thursday mornings 9.30 am to 10.45 am

£7 drop in, £26 for set block of four< Telephone 079984 663 526

The Ivy Club
A friendly group based from Beaminster to Poundbury and everywhere in-between.

No upper or lower age limit. We go on regular coach trips on a luxury coach with lots of convenient pick-up points.

Come and join us. Trips cost just £18

For more information call Diane on 07833 995274 or Nadine on 01300 320705

Sunday School
Every third Sunday of the month at St Mary's Church Maidek Newton, Contact Mrs Kim Sibley on 01300 321306

A structured playgroup for young children

Meets for 10-week sessions various times of the year

Run by Rachelle who is a play practitioner

Call 01935 891661 for details

Maiden Newton Youth Club
Meets weekly

Everyone welcome

For more information contact Rechenda

South Perrott short Mat Bowls Club
Every Monday evening and Tuesday afternoon - in South Perrott village hall

Everyone welcome

For more information call Jane Allen on 01935 891684

Savill Hall Cattistock Activities
Mondays - Badminton (7pm - 8.30pm)
Tuesdays - Yoga (9am to 10.30am)
Wednesdays - Short Mat Bowles (7.30pm to 9.30pm)

Fridays - Yoga (2,30pm to 4pm)
                Table Tennis (5.30pm to 7pm)

Everyone welcome

Stay strong stay healthy
Rebuid muscle strength, improve your balance, reduce your risk of falls

Stay confident and maintain your independence

Tuesdays - walking for health - 12 noon - from Pound Piece Surgery, Maiden Newton

Once a month from Cattistock Tea Rooms

Everyone welcome

Contact Scheme Coordinator for more information - Barbara Evans - telephone 07810 153012 -

Cattistcok Short Mat Bowls Club
Every Wednesday, 7.30pm, at Savill Hall Cattistcock

Everyone welcome

For more information call Neil Bowerman (01300 321 163) / Mary Duff (01300 320 224) / Pauline Purdy (01300 320 233)

A variety of cakes served with coffee or tea in Melbury Osmond Village Hall
Every First Thursday of the month

Everyone welcome

9.30am to 12 noon

Every Tuesday on Melbury Osmond Rec at 4pm - weather permitting

Everyone welcome

Zen Yoga
Tuesday Evenings 6pm to 7pm

Evershot - contact Lin on 0788 494 7886 for details

Halstock Second Friday of the Month
The Fox Inn Corscombe - 6pm to 8pm

A number of villagers feel it would be a great idea to gather at The Fox in Corscombe on teh second Friday of the month in order for the Vilage to meet up and get to know each other better.

This is open to everyone who lives in the village, male or female, as long as they are over 18

One rule: everyone to buy their own drinks. We do not want people getting involved in huge 'rounds'

You do not have to spend the whole two hours at the pub - just come and go as you please. Also, you can have supper there afterwards

We can use the bar on the left of the entrance as usually quiet

Contact John Bright, Russell House, for more information

Royal British Legion: Halstock and District Branch
Meets on the second Tuesday of the month, 7.30ppm

Meeting place determined on a monthly basis - call Peter Brinck on 01935 891822 for details

Hilfield Monthly Clubs

Monthly Craft Days

10am to 4pm monthly - no need to book, simply come along

Monthly Lunch Club

12 noon to 2.30pm monthly - numbers are limited so please book in advance (and let us know of any food allergies)
If interested, call Suzi on 01300 341741 (leave a message if I am not available and I will get back to you)

From Yeovil: Take A37 Yeovil to Dorchester road. After approximately 8 miles turn left at Wardon Hill (Signposted Batcombe, Minterne Magna). At the T Junction turn right. Travel approximately 2.5 miles take second turn on the left. The Friary is at the bottom of the lane.

From Dorchester: Take the A 37 Dorchester to Yeovil Road After approximately 9 miles at Wardon Hill turn right (signposted Batcombe, Minterne Magna). At the T junction turn right. Travel approximately 2.5 miles take the second turn on the left. The Friary is at the bottom of the lane.

Click here to download a leaflet

The leaflet refers to 2017 - it would be wise to telephone before attending, to ensure activities are running.

Supporteas - Supporting you in your grief

First Monday of the month

Community Room, The Fire Station, Bull Lane, Maiden Newton 2pm to 4pm

Come and join Nicky Butler and others

In a comfortable environment over tea, coffee and cakes, you will have an opportunity to talk, to be supported, and to be with others who are also experiencing grief and loss

There is no charge, it will be completely confidential, and all are welcome.

If you would like to have more information please contact Nicky Butler on 01300 320 671 or email

Midweek Holy Communion
Celebrated as usual in the Community Room behind the Halstock Shop on the second Wednesday of the month, at 11am - with an opportunity to stay and chat afterwards over a cup of tea/coffee.

If you would like to come but getting there is a problem, please call Liz or Tony on 891898. Or if you or someone you know is housebound and would like to take Communion at home please let us know in advance and every effort will be made to arrange this

For more information contact Liz or Tony (891898) - the second Wednesday rule may vary

Breakfast Church
If you’re wondering, ‘What is Breakfast Church?’ well, let’s call it a new way of doing church. A relaxed new event in Halstock Village Hall that just might have answers to some of life’s questions

So come and share croissants, bacon rolls and good coffee, plus some songs and a talk, and we’ll search for answers as we travel through life together

It takes place on the 4th Sunday of the month in Halstock Village Hall, starting at 9.30am

Church - but not as we know it!

For more information contact Paul rendell

St Mary's Church Bell Ringer
We are always looking for new members so why not give it a try!

For more information contact Charles Gaskell on 01935 891127 / email

300 Club
The 300 Club runs for Corscombe residents. Each member pays a monthly (or annual) fee - then 50% of the funds raised are distributed as prize money through a monthly draw. The remaining 50% goes to support the village hall.

Results of the draw are published in The Chimes and on tis website (on the News page)

This is a great way of supporting your local community!

For more information contact Henry Lovegrove on 01935 891415 / email

Melbury Team Choir
Meets on the first and third Friday of each month
6.30pm to 7.30pm at Saint Mary's Church, Maiden Newton
Attendance / membership of the choir is free and no audition is required.
We sing at a few of the major church festivals (e.g. Easter, Christmas), occasional team services and at weddings on request, but there is no obligation to attend any of these events if you are not able to.

We will be singing for the most part sacred music from printed scores, but do please feel free to come along even if you have only limited music reading ability.

Please do come along and give it a try!!
It is really a very small time commitment and a lot of fun!

For more information and rehearsal dates please contact Jen Muggleton on 01300 32147 / email John Perris on 01935 891515 / email

Weekly Yoga Classes
Starting on Thursday 8th September 2016 Esther Benwell from Crewkerne will be holding weekly yoga classes in Halstock village hall.
Classes start at 7.30 pm until 9.00pm.
If you are interested or want more information please get in touch with me or just come along on 8th. Also please spread the word to anyone you think might be interested
Conact Deborah Childs - 01935 891744 - Email:

Exercise with Phoenix Physique
Wednesdays in Haltsock Village Hall

Ladies and Men: 7pm to 8pm

'We have had some amazing results with improved mobility, balance, flexibility, strength, tone and definition. Why not come along and have a try? Your FIRST SESSION IS FREE!' If you would like to know more, call Jill on 078111 32755

Shakespeare Out Loud
Meets monthly, on Thursdays - does not run continuously

New comers are welcome, all ages. If you already love WS or you think you might, do come along. No previous knowledge necessary. Totally safe! – usually lots of laughs

Bring copies of the play we are reading (or complete works) But homework unnecessary

Call Bardy Griffiths for more information - 01935 891736 or email

Halstock and District Gardening Club
Meets monthly - ask in the shop for details
Details will be placed here once known

Halstock Football Club
The team is meeting and playing matches.

When more details emerge they will be placed here (ask in the shop for details)

Shed Talk
Sharing food ...... talking together ..... learning Jesus

Shed Talk is a group of men who meet weekly on
Wednesdays at 7.15pm at the Fox Inn, Corscombe.

We discuss various issues of the day over a pint and a light meal. The topics are varied and range from male characters in the bible to current issues, such as the problems faced with re-housing the influx of migrants. There is no fixed agenda and any item is up for discussion.

Whether you are a regular church- goer, or just on the fringe or merely interested, you are more than welcome to come along and join us. If you would like more information or to book a place, contact Andrew Tomkins - 01935 891083

In part the name dervies from a radio programme. ShedTalk is a series of devotional thoughts and discussion programmes by men for men. Hosted by Carl Beech and friends, their aim is to help men get to know Jesus better and bring their friends to faith. Sunday at 9pm on Premier Christian Radio.

(Carl is an Elim minister and heads up Christian Vision for Men (CVM), a movementfocussed on evangelising to men)

Click the link:

Corscombe's No 2 Book Club
A new book club (as of 30 April 2016) is being set up by Sarah Cooke as the existing group is over-subscribed. If you would like to know more, contact Sara Cooke on 01935 892399 / 07710 506785, or email by clicking here. Or visit the club's facebook page called Corscombe Book Club

Melbury Messy Church
Second Sunday of the month 3pm - 5pm - venue changes for each session
Making Sunday afternoons fun! A new way of doing church for all the family, involving craft activities, songs, story telling, family friendly worship all themed around a Bible story and followed by a yummy tea.

For more information:
Contacts: 01935 83003 01935 83150 01300 321306
Website: Click here
Facebook: Messy Church Melbury

Halstock WI (Womens' Institute)
Meets on the 4th Monday of the month
All meetings start at 2.30pm in the winter months and Halstock W.I. welcomes any ladies who would like to come along

Badminton in Halstock Village Hall
At 7pm on most Tuesdays a small group of people gather at the Hall to play badminton. The skill level ranges from learner to pretty good so if you have never played, why not come along and give it a try, don’t worry if you don’t have a racket as we have spares. There is also a wide range of ages from 10 to nearly 80 so as you can see everybody would be welcome. Pe