Throughout the Year

February to November
Charlton Horethorne and District Gardening Club
To find out what activities the Club normally organises, please see the Programme of Events for 2023, on the Groups/Activities page of the website.

‘Chipmunks’ Baby and Toddler Group Click here for the Primary School’s latest Newsletter
Charlton Horethorne Primary School Hall
A monthly opportunity for any parents/carers to bring their pre-schoolers for a play at our lovely village school. (See the Groups and Activities page of the website for more details)
For further information, please call the School Operations Manager, Mrs. Katherine Vaughan, on 01963 220345


2.00 to 4.00 p.m. Saturday 27th May 2023
Charlton Croquet Club Lawn (off Cowpath Lane, see for details)
Think you know croquet? Think again!
Come along and have a go! There will be tea and cakes for which donations will be appreciated which will go to the British Heart Foundation.
For further information please click here

2.30 p.m. Tuesday 6th June 2023CHIFS Ladies who Knit (Please note the change of day toTuesday from now on)
Cleeve House, Level Lane by kind invitation of Kate and Jane
We knit for various charities and wool is supplied.
New knitters are always welcome.
For more information please call May Closs on (01963) 220640

10.30 a.m. Thursday 8th June 2023Second Thursday Group
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
Second Thursday is a regular cofee morning with entry of just £2 including refreshments which goes to Village Hall funds.
Everyone welcome!
For more information about this regular activity, see the Groups and Activities page on this website

Sunday 17th June 2023 – The Big Village Breakfast is back !
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
Entrance and breakfast is free of charge however generous donations are requested on the day to cover the costs of the foold and hall hire. Any surplus will be shared 50/50 between the parish church and the village Church of England Primary School.
All are welcome!
Further details regarding timing with be available nearer the time.

Just Strollin’ Group
10.30 a.m. Wednesday 21st June 2023
This will be a circular walk of about 4.5 miles meandering around Mere, including Castle Hill (the remains of a medieval fortification) – with the option of walking to the top with panoramic views – then paths, lanes and fields south and west of Mere.
Please park in Mere’s Castle Street car park ready to start the walk at 10.30 a.m. Lunch is at The Butt of Sherry pub opposite at 12.45 p.m.
We would also be delighted to welcome any new members. We are a relatively small, friendly group walking between 3 and 5 miles on reasonably easy terrain. We start and end at a pub or cafe and have lunch there afterwards which is always fun!
If you would like more information on this walk of about joining us please contact Sue Dando on (01963 220610) or 07598 051506

7.00 p.m. Thursday 29th June 2023 – Horethorne Wine Society
Meeting in the archway next to Oliver’s Coffee House in Cheap Street, Sherborne
90-minute guided walk of Sherborne looking at the origins of “Beer, Wines and Spirits” in the town.
Inevitably there will be some local history in which the abbey monks, the stagecoaches and horses, the railway, the brewsters and even Charles Dickens all play their part.
The tour is open to everyone and after the tour those who wish can continue to one of Sherborne’s historic places of refreshment!
For further information please contact David Peet on peet.pippin or (01963) 220333

2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Sunday 2nd July 2023 – Charlton Horethorne Amateur Pantomime Society (CHAPS) Barbeque and AGM
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
CHAPS open social gathering is an annual event when the last production is reviewed and the new organising committee is elected
Everyone will be warmly welcomed and food will be provided – please bring your own drinks!
If you are interested in any aspect of our next production in a cast, technical or committee role, CHAPS will be delighted to hear from you.
If you can’t make it on 2nd July, please contact Ross Lund on 07584 064233 to express your interest!


4.30 p.m. 8th July 2023Wick Charity Music Festival
Following the amazing success of the 2022 Festival when £12000 was raised for the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance, Headway and The Brain Injury Unit at Poole Hospital, the Festival is back in 2023.
This year’s charities will be the Somerset and Dorset Air Ambulance and the Eve Appeal (a charity supporting research into five types of women’s gynaecological cancer).
Children’s Entertainment starts at 5.00 p.m. with “Pinkie Parties
DJ, Bar, Food, Raffle Cocktails from “Floral Shakers”
Music from … “Raizing Steam”, “Flick Keirle”, “Hancock”, “Archie Ray”
Tickets: Over 18s £20.00 Over 12s £10.00 Under 12s Free
Camping Available – Pitch fee to be paid on arrival £10.00
Tickets available from … Sarah Sprake on 07526 259146, Jo Osment on 07715 988200 or through EventBrite ‘Wick Charity Fest 2023’

Saturday 5th August 2023 – Charlton Horethorne and District Gardening Club Summer Show
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
Start planning your exhibits! More details to follow in due course.

13th October 2023 – Concert by Yeovilton Military Wives Choir
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
In celebration of the Village Hall’s 100th Anniversary
Details to follow in due course