Groups

Name Active Balance – seated and standing exercise
Contact Toni Vassilouthis 07803345702 
Details 12.00 – 1.00 Every Thursday 
About Exercise class for improving balance, muscle strength, joint mobility, coordination and endurance
Other Qualified Postural Stability, OTAGO and Chair based exercise instructor
Name Cheltenham & District Orchid Society
Website www.cheltenhamorchids.org
Date/Time Annual Show at the Community Centre. Commencing – Saturday 5th March 2022
About Cheltenham & District Orchid Society Annual ShowNursery & Society Displays, Plants for sale (Including Alpines), ‘Resident Artist’, Refreshments, Re-Potting & Advice – Free Parking.
Name Churchdown Book Fair
Contact Terry Sims 01452 546879
Website https://churchdownbookfair.wordpress.com
Date/Time The Book Fair is held on the first Sunday of the month – please see our website for more details
About Churchdown Bookfair is Gloucestershire’s longest established Book Fair. Held on the First Sunday of Every Month at Churchdown Community Centre in the village of Churchdown in Gloucestershire. 1000s of quality second-hand & antiquarian books for sale from around 20 dealers.
Name Churchdown Patchwork and Quilters
Contact churchdownpandq@gmail.com
Website https://churchdownpatchworkandquilters.wordpress.com/
Date/Time 2nd and 4th Thursday evening 7.30 p.m. Sunday workshops 9 a.m.- 5 p.m. monthly – see programme for dates
Details We are a friendly group of sewers who meet to learn new skills, share ideas and help each other. Usually one meeting a month with speaker/demo and one meeting ‘sit and sew’ our own projects or charity quilts. Guests welcome at all our meetings. See website for programme and door fees
Name Churchdown Players
Contact 1 Janet Clark (Chairman) 07540 092505
Contact 2 Ian Clark (Secretary) 07540 074586
Website www.churchdownplayers.com


Details Churchdown Players, a friendly, village-based group who have been staging plays in Churchdown since 1958. Find out more about us by browsing our website or connecting with us on Facebook.


Name Churchdown Wine Circle
Contact 1 Richard Wright (Chairman) 01452 865837
Contact 2 Jill Colley (Secretary) 01452 712613
Date/Time 4th Thursday of the month at 7.45pm.
Details We are a group of about 40 members and although we no longer make wine we do have 2 or 3 wine tastings a year.  The speakers at our meetings cover a variety of topics and members can enjoy a drink from the bar and a chat. New members are always very welcome.
Name Independant Yoga Together
Contact Alison Gyde – alisons.gyde@googlemail.com | 07779241526
Websitealigyoga.co.uk
Date/Time Every Monday, starting at 6:30pm
Details Beginners Yoga – 18:30 – 19:15 for £6.50 per session when book a block of 6 or £7.50 per session
Power Yoga – 19:30 – 20:30 for £7.50 per session when book a block of six or £8.50 per session


Name Glevum Lacemakers
Contact 1 Jan Cowl (Chairman)
Contact 2 Jackie Woodland (Secretary)
Website https://www.glevumlacemakers.org 
Date/Time We meet on the second Saturday of alternate months (Jan, Mar, May, Sept and Nov) dates on website
Details Glevum Lacemakers have over 115 members, 70-80 of whom meet bi-monthly at Churchdown Community Centre. Our membership covers Gloucestershire, Worcestershire, Somerset, Oxfordshire and even Norfolk!All types of lace are made – Torchon, Bucks, Bedfordshire, Needlelace, Milanese, Honiton etc. All abilities are welcome. It is a self-help group as no formal tuition is available although we try to encourage new lacemakers. Speakers and suppliers are arranged for several meetings per year some on lace/crafts some totally unrelated to lacemaking. There is a raffle at each meeting, a quarter of the money taken goes to the group’s Charity of the Year. 
Name Gloucester IPMS (International Plastic Modellers Society)
Contact 1 Ray Scofield (Chairman) 07979 246875
Contact 2 Jeff Brown (Secretary) 01285 659254 (after 7.30 pm)
Website www.facebook.com/GloucesterIPMS/
Date/Time We meet once a month, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, 8 – 10 pm (please check website for confirmed dates) 
Details We are a group of like-minded people who enjoy a get-together and chat about scale modelling. There is plenty of experience here if you need to pick up a few hints and tips, and we have a wide variety of subjects modelled. Anybody with an interest in scale modelling is more than welcome, so come along and give us a try!
Name Gloucestershire Short Mat Bowling Association
Website www.GSMBA.org.uk
Name MGM Fairs
Contact  Gail Tucker – Owner / Manager 07818 462448
Email enquiries@mgmfairs.co.uk
Website www.mgmfairs.co.uk
Date/Time Once a Year – 2022 Date to be confirmed 
Details We organise 100% Dolls House and Miniature Shows around the UK, which are specialist fairs catering to everyone who has a dolls house, a miniature project, or just likes small things.   Traders come from all over the UK to show and sell their dolls houses and miniature items.
Name Physiotherapy Pilates with Sally
Contact  Sally Church (Qualified Physiotherapist & Pilates Instructor)  01452 812940 / 07967 126219
Date/Time Wednesday 5.30pm-6.30pm (weekly) & Thursday 3.00pm-4.00pm (weekly)
Details The classes are informal and kept to a maximum of 12 participants. Small classes ensure one to one time (if necessary) and the opportunity to ask questions, so you can be confident that you are exercising safely. I ask that all class members complete a short, confidential, health questionnaire; I am a physiotherapist so it is important to me that you are not doing any exercises that are unsafe for you.
Pricing £42.00 for 6 sessions.  If you have any questions about the classes, or you are interested in joining us, please do not hesitate to contact me, telephone 01452 812940
Name Churchdown Evening Art Group
Contact Peter Morley – churchdowneveningartgroup@outlook.com / 01452 413960
Margaret Daniels – 01452 618431
Date/Time Wednesdays @ 7.30pm
Details
No teacher but a great group of artists who enjoy each others company and painting/sketching in a friendly group.


Name Urostomy Association (Cotswold Branch)
Contact Janet Payne (Secretary) 01242 250241
Website https://urostomyassociation.org.uk/local-branches/cotswold/
Date/Time Meeting dates are circulated to members by email. Meetings begin at 10am, with tea and coffee, and the business starts at 10.30. The meetings usually end at noon.
Details Most members have a Urostomy or know someone who has. Please feel free to ring, e-mail or write to the Branch Secretary at any time for further information.
Name Churchdown Horticultural Society
Contact Churchdown.secretary@gmail.com
Details Please see: https://www.gfgs.org.uk/clubs/churchdown/default.htm
About Durting the year we have a series of free meetings for members in February,March,May,July,September and October with guest speakers covering a wide and interesting range of gardening and associated topics, followed by tea and biscuits, question time and raffle. The meetings are held on the first Thursday of these months, in the Main Hall at Churchdown Community Centre. We gather from 7.15 pm starting meetings by 7.45 pm and a pleasant and relaxing evening enjoyed by all.

In April we have a Friday social evening with a  ‘Bring and share’ supper and some form of entertainment such a quiz or live music.
Then in mid-June we have our Members Rose and Sweet Pea Show followed by a cheese salad supper.
Every year we stage our Annual Show in August.

Our year concludes with our AGM in November, which is again followed by a ploughmans’ supper and entertainment.


 
Other Churchdown Horticultural Society has been a going concern since 1950 and at Churchdown Community Centre. Churchdown Horticultural Society is affiliated to the Royal Horticultural Soceity (RHS), Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies (GFGS) and Churchdown Community Association (CCA)

Our RHS affiliation attracts the following benefits for he society:
-Monthly copy of The Garden magazine
-One free annual visit to an RHS Garden for up to 55 members
-Banksian medal to award at annual show
-Free gardening advice (for groups’ activities) from RHS advisors
-Quarterly Grassroots magazine and e-communications
-Discounted entry to RHS Gardens with Garden Reduced Price Entry card loaned to members
-Special affiliated society rate tickets for RHS Flower Shows
We also offer our members:
-Two free Newsletters – June and December
-Members only Annual Rose and Sweet Pea show (must be members by April 1st)
-Members only classes at our Annual Show in August (must be members by April 1st)
-All this for just £10 per year for individuals or £15 for two members living at the same address

Where else could you have an entertaining and informative night out for that price?!