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Groups & Activities

Regular Activities in the Village

You need never be bored in Charlton Horethorne.  Call any of the following groups and a welcome is assured.

Located in Charlton Horethorne Village Hall

Art and Craft Workshop
Come along with your knitting, crochet, painting, drawing, tapestry or something similar that you would like to do whilst spending a fun hour or two in like-minded company.
New members always welcome – pay as you go – £3.00 per session.
Wednesdays between 10.30 a.m. and 12.30 p.m.
Contact:   Dorian Evered – 01963 220910

C.H.A.P.S. (Charlton Horethorne Amateur Pantomime Society)
Annual production in January.   Wide range of skills involved including acting, music, scenery, costumes, lighting etc. 
Contact:  Brian Matthews, Chairman –

Charlton Horethorne & District Gardening Club
The Club meets monthly from February to November.   Events include evening talks from entertaining and informative speakers, visits to interesting gardens and much more.   The Club organises, on behalf of the village, the Summer Show of flowers and produce, arts and crafts.   For photograph of 2014 Summer Showclick here

For 2023 Programme of Events, please click here
Jenny Peet 01963 220333
TreasurerChris Nicholson – 01963 220853
Secretary, Dorian Evered – 01963 220910
Membership Secretary and Summer Show OrganiserJane Watkins – 01963 220058
Committee Members: Sue Archer 220554; Andrea Hulme 220257; Marina Nicholson 220835; Liz Wilson 07805 068039

Evolve Fitness – Exercise Classes for the Over 30’s
Evolve run 1 hour exercise classes – on Monday and Wednesday these start at 06.15, 09.30 and 17.15, on Thursday at 17.15 and Friday at 06.15
Contact: Kyle Vincent – 07860 631 630 

Fine Folk
We now have space for some new members and welcome anyone interested in a free taster session of gentle exercise and warm friendship
Dances are taken from 17th to 21st century traditions, mainly English or American.  
The Group meets on Tuesday mornings from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m.   Good exercise, good company – no partner needed and newcomers receive lots of help !
All profits from the £2.50 weekly charge go to charity.
Contact:   May Closs – 01963 220640

JP’s Boot Camp
Weekly exercise group held on Thursday between 19.00 and 20.00
Contact: Justin Pugh

Pneuma Pilates
New Pilates Class every Monday at 11.00 a.m.
Join our restorative pilates to leave you feeling taller, toned and aligned! Suitable for EVERY body, ability and age.
Classes run by Ruth Green (BSc Hons Nutritional Science mBANT mCNHC, Nutrional Therapy Practice Diploma, Specialist Pilates Instructor, Wellness Coach and NLP Practitioner)
To book your spot, contact Ruth on 07818 543900 or or visit

Short Mat Bowls
This sociable group meets for friendly play rather than matches on Monday afternoons between 2.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Contact:  Tony Magson –  01963 22062

Second Thursday – The Coffee Morning for the over 60’s
10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon Second Thursday of every month
Charlton Horethorne Village Hall
Come for a chat and a cup of coffee – different themes for each gathering !
New members most welcome !   Entry – £2.00
For further information, please contact Bill Closs on 01963 220640

Located at Other Venues in the Village

Annual  Village Bonfire and Fireworks Display
Takes place on 5th November on the Millennium Green in aid of various charities.   Helpers with fund raising prior to November and at the event always welcome.
Contact:  Catherine Mathew – 01963 220276 or 07815 674175

Bell Ringers – Charlton Horethorne Village Church
All newcomers very welcome – learners encouraged gently !   Physical strength and musical skills unnecessary.
If you are interested in learning you are welcome to come and watch/have a go!
Practice takes place in the bell tower on Wednesday evenings from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.and bells are rung regularly at approximately two services a month. To find out more please contact the Tower Captain.
Contact:   Catherine Mathew, Tower Captain – 01963 220276 or 07815 674175

Charlton Croquet Club
A friendly sporting Club situated just off Cowpath Lane which welcomes all to play social and/or competitive croquet between April and September.   Social events also organised outside the playing season.   No experience necessary – all equipment provided. For full information about the Club and its activities see the Club’s website on
Contact: Alan Spacey, Chairman – 01963 251051 or Jill Hanson, Secretary 07796 086738

Knitting for charity – minimal skills required !  
Monthly meetings held at various houses in the village are an opportunity to socialise, spur one another on and get new ideas !
Contact:   May Closs –  01963 220640

School Hall – Charlton Horethorne Primary School
This is a monthly opportunity for any parents/carers to bring their pre-schoolers for a play at our lovely village school. Your children will have a chance to engage in some creative activities and meet other children their age.
Refreshments provided!
Taking place on the last Monday of every month between 2.00 and 3.00 p.m. during term time, this term’s dates are 27th February, 27th March and 24th April. Please tell your friends and we look forward to seeing you there.
For further information on future dates and times, please contact the School Operations Manager, Mrs. Katherine Vaughan, on (01963) 220345

Gentlemen’s Lunch Club
12.30 for 1.00 p.m. First Wednesday of Every Month
The Kings Arms, Charlton Horethorne or other local hostelries
This is an informal occasion and an opportunity to meet up with others from the village and surrounding community and put the world to rights – if only for an hour !
For further information, please contact Stephen Hall on 01963 220599

Horethorne Wine Society
Do you enjoy a glass of good wine ? If so, would you like to join the Horethorne Wine Society which meets four or five times a year, mainly in members’ homes, to learn more about wines.
Members also enjoy visits to vineyards and other places of viticultural interest.
For further information please contact David Peet on or on (01963)220333

Just Strollin’ – For details of next walk – Please see ‘Events’ page
As the name implies, this group enjoys strolling in the countryside and seeing far more (when we are not chatting) than from a car window.   Often ending near a pub (just right for lunch for those who wish to refuel !), the walks are around five miles and may include stiles and footbridges. Meet once a month from March to November for a 5 mile walk within a 30 minute drive of Charlton Horethorne. Newcomers very welcome !
For further details, please contact Sue Dando on (01963) 220610