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

Ali Wells – Mat based Maintenance Pilates and Hatha Yoga classes (beginners/improvers) 
Wednesdays 2.00 p.m. – Intermediate Pilates
New attendees welcome, but booking essential. Class numbers limited.
Ali’s longstanding regular weekly classes continue and are held adhering to Government Guidelines.
Any expressions of interest for an evening pilates class or a beginners/improvers gentle Hatha Yoga daytime class
or for private tuition, fee options and further details of all current and forthcoming classes please contact Ali on: 07828 625897

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:  John Mathew, Chairman – 01963 220595

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 2020 example of Programme of Events, please click here
Chair, Kate Hill
 – 01963 220044;  email:
Treasurer, Barbara James 
– 01963 220954;  email:
Membership Secretary, Jane Watkins
 – 01963 220058;  email:
Programme Planner (for Events), Judy Easdale – 01963 220984;

Charlton Horethorne Youth Theatre SUSPENDED
Annual springtime production with young people of all ages involved in all aspects from conception to final staging.
For further information, please contact Christie Sims on
For photos of the 2018 production of “The Dracula Rock Show”, click here

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
English folk dance group for all-comers.   Meets 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

Short Mat Bowls:
Social Play Only

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 220626

Competitive Group
Charlton Horethorne Bowls Club (Short-mat bowls)
This friendly Club meets on Wednesday evenings between 7.30 p.m. and 9.00 p.m. and welcomes players of all ability (or none !) and any age.   In addition to the regular evenings in Charlton Horethorne, the Club also plays matches with other clubs at their locations.   Fee:  £2.00 per head per evening (home or away).
Please just either turn up on the evening or, for more information, call Danny Mead 01935 813045

10.30 a.m. – 12.00 noon Second Thursday of Every Month
Second Thursday – The Coffee Morning for the over 60s
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 220595

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.
Contact: Alan Spacey, Chairman – 01963 251051 or Jill Hanson, Secretary 01963 250639

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

12.30 for 1.00 p.m. First Wednesday of Every Month
Gentlemen’s Lunch Club
The Kings Arms, Charlton Horethorne
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
Bi-monthly themed wine tasting in members’ homes as well as an Annual Dinner and Progressive Lunch.
Contact:   Jill Hanson – 01963 250639

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