Clubs and Associations
There are a number of very active Clubs and Associations around the villages, follow the links below for more information on those that interest you.
Contact phone numbers are available in the Village Information booklet. If you have a club or association that you would like added, or any of these details are out of date, please contact us.
THE COMMUNITY ASSOCIATION
Chairman: Dr Ian Burrows
Secretary: Mrs Fiona West
Bookings Secretary: Mrs Adrienne Collins - 01780 740124
The Community Association is responsible for running the Village Hall which is called the Wilfrid Wood Hall, and is situated in School Road. The hall is used for all village meetings and can be hired for private use.
BARNACK YOUTH CLUB
Youth Club takes place in Barnack Village Hall, generally on alternate Fridays (exact dates listed in Parish News) from 7.30 - 9pm during school term time. We welcome all young people in school years 7-11 who live in Barnack, Bainton, Ashton, Southorpe, Ufford, Pilsgate and Wothorpe. There are plenty of activities to suit all; table tennis, pool/snooker, table football, air hockey table, craft activities and tuck shop, the evening usually ends with team games. The cost is £1 to get in plus a bit extra for the tuck shop. Please contact Kerrie Garner for a membership form - 01780 740118.
THE BRITISH LEGION
Chairman: Mr Malcolm Morrice
Branch Secretary: Mr Malcolm Morrice
Membership Secretary: Mr Patrick Knights
The Barnack and District branch has approximately 70 members and meets about 6 times a year. Our aim is to raise money in a sociable and enjoyable way, in order to help those who have served their country and are now suffering hardship; this help extends to war widows and widowers, and their dependants. Anyone may join and membership currently costs £11.00 per year. Lectures, suppers, visits to Service establishments and local places of general interest are arranged. The British Legion takes a leading role in the parishes on Remembrance Day. New members are always most welcome.
DARBY AND JOAN
Club Leader: Mrs Rose Porter
Secretary: Mrs Elaine Ward
Meetings are held fortnightly at 2.00pm on Wednesday afternoons at The Community Room in The Acres. A varied programme of meetings and outings are arranged and new members are very welcome.
President: Mrs Adrienne Collins
Secretary: Mrs Janet Duff
Meetings are held at 7.30 pm in the Wilfrid Wood Hall on the second Tuesday of every month (no meeting in August). A lively and varied programme of speakers and demonstration is arranged. Lunch is arranged each month at a local restaurant or pub and outings, theatre visits and special occasions throughout the year form a popular part of the social calendar. New members are always welcome.
Tower Captain: Dr Ian Burrows
Bells are rung at Barnack Church each week and new members for the bell ringing team are always welcome. No experience necessary, training provided. For more information please contact Dr Ian Burrows.
Chairman: Mr Ray Hackett
Secretary: Mrs Pat Barton
Sessions take place in the Wilfrid Wood Hall each Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening from September to April. New members are always welcome. It is not an energetic game and is suitable for all ages. Tea and biscuits are always provided.
Chairman: Mr Phil Collins
Secretary & Membership Secretary: Mrs Margaret Broadbelt
The Bowls Club is situated on Walcot Road. The green is open from 11.00 am every day throughout the summer from approximately the middle of April to the end of September. New members are most welcome.
Chairman: Mr Will Armitage
Secretary: Mr Malcolm Holmes
The club, which is situated on Walcot Road, is open throughout the playing season. This club runs youth teams for under 17s, who play competitive cricket in two leagues. Training is arranged during the winter period. It continues in the warm weather in the nets at the club as arranged by individual trainers. New social and playing members are always most welcome.
AEROBICS AND TONING CLASSES
For details contact: Mrs Shelley Franklin
Classes are held on Monday and Wednesday mornings in the Wilfrid Wood Hall from 9.30 am -11.15 am, during the school term only.
GUIDES and BROWNIES
Brownies: Julie Wallace
Guides: Mrs Ailsa Lewis
Brownies meet on Tuesdays in the Bainton Reading Rooms
Guides' also meet on Tuesdays in the Bainton Reading Rooms
PENSIONERS' LUNCHEON CLUB
A hot 2-course lunch is served at 12.00 noon at the school every Thursday during the school term at a cost of £1.50. All pensioners within the villages are welcome. For information please ring Barnack School on 01780 740265.
Meets in the Community Room at The Acres every alternative Wednesday to the Darby and Joan Club. It runs from 10.30 am - 2.30 pm. Coffee is served during the morning followed by a hot lunch. Entrance is £1.00 and £2.50 is charged for lunch. More helpers and participants would be welcome.
BARNACK AND DISTRICT SEED CLUB
The seed club can supply plants and seeds from Dobies at very attractive discounts. For membership please contact Mr Ian Graham.
Classes are held every Friday morning in the Village Hall from 10.00 am - 11.30 am. For details please contact Mrs Ann Rodgers.
Classes are held on Wednesday evenings in the Village Hall. For details and times please contact Mrs Angela Nankervis.
BARNACK BRIDGE CLUB
Organisers: Mr Patrick Knights and Mrs Barbara Knights
The Bridge Club meets once a month in the Village Hall, normally on the last Monday of the month. People with a knowledge of bridge are very welcome to come along to play rubber and duplicate bridge in a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.
FRIENDS OF BARNACK CHURCH
Chairman: Mrs Elizabeth Young
Secretary: Mrs Sheila Berrill
Membership Secretary: Mr Ian Graham
The Friends is a registered charity, which contribute towards the finance of some special projects for the famous and historic 1000 year old Barnack Church. An annual newsletter is circulated to all members.
THE BARNACK & DISTRICT HORTICULTURAL SHOW & FAMILY DAY
Chairman: Mrs Debbie Martin
Secretary: Miss Jennifer Birch
Established in 1892, the Barnack & District Horticultural Show has become a significant local annual event, usually held on a Sunday in August at Barnack School. It is a great family day out with stalls, games, exhibitions and refreshments. Local residents of all ages can show their entries in a variety of categories.