|Activity||The Parish Church for the villages of Congresbury, Hewish and Puxton.|
|Details||Please visit our Web Site.|
|Activity||Non-competing brass band.|
|Details||Details An established, friendly brass band who play at village fetes, bandstands, carol services etc, raising money for charitable causes where they can. We welcome players of all standards, and have even tempted several returning players to pick up their instrument for the first time in over 10 years! We play a variety of music old and new, classical and light and seek to support any personal favourites. Practices are on a Friday evening 7.30 – 9.30 in the Methodist Church Hall, Congresbury, where we support and encourage each other to play to our best in a relaxed and enjoyable atmosphere that rounds off the week. There are some instruments available on a free-loan basis.|
|Contact||Stuart Lovell||Phone||07986 007829||www.congresburybrass.com|
|Activity||Bell ringing in St Andrew’s Church.|
|Details||We are a secular band of Bell Ringers who aim to develop and maintain ringing skills in a friendly environment making use of one of Congresbury’s hidden treasures – the fourth heaviest peal of 8 bells in the entire World. Three of these bells date from 1606. We ring for Church Services including Weddings as required and we practice virtually every Wednesday evening between 7.45 and 9.00pm and offer a warm welcome to visiting ringers and indeed anyone who would like to see what we do with a view to perhaps taking up bell ringing – please ring first for details.|
|Contact||John L Dunster||Phone||01934 email@example.com|
|Activity||Drop-in play session for parents, grandparents and carers with children aged 0-3 years.|
|Details||Every Thursday (term-time) between 9.15am and 11:45am in the refectory. An opportunity to meet other local parents, grandparents or carers with children. There are a variety of toys and games and children are offered a drink and biscuit/snack. CRB checked volunteers will invite children into a different room for about an hour each session to give parents a break and an opportunity to take part in a creative activity and enjoy a hot drink. (Parents do not have to leave their children if they would prefer not to). Sessions are free, but donations are welcome. Booking required on the Wednesday evening before each session on the number below.|
|Contact||Monica White||Phone||01934 833850|
|Activity||Under 5’s education – learning through play|
|Details||We are a well-established Pre-school in the village of Congresbury, founded over 25 years ago in the old school rooms. We have grown considerably over the years and are lucky to have our own portakabin building with a lovely spacious garden within the grounds of St Andrew’s Primary School. We now offer places to all children from 2 to 4 year olds. All staff have recognised childcare qualifications and years of experience in supporting children to reach their full potential as set out in the statutory framework for the Early Years Foundation stage. This states that as practitioners we must consider the individual needs, interests and stages of development of all children in our care. We provide opportunities and activities that enable the children to develop their skills in all areas of learning in line with their individual needs.|
|Contact||Teresa Turner||Phone||01934 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Details||Please visit our Web Site.|
|Contact||Kieran Palmer||Phone||01934 email@example.com|
|Activity||Monthly meetings with varied speakers and occasional visits of friendship.|
|Details||Non-political, non-religious group. Meeting second Wednesday of each month at 7:45pm at the Methodist Hall, Congresbury.
You will find more information about the W.I. on our Web Site.
|Contact||Mrs W Manning||Phone||01934 838209|
|Activity||Congresbury Footpaths Group was founded in March 1993 with the aim of ensuring that the footpaths within the village boundary were walked regularly. This is still done today, although walks are not confined to the village and the Group will often travel to neighbouring counties, especially for the Sunday walks.|
|Details||There are two walks per month – on the first Tuesday and the third Sunday. Tuesday walks are in the morning and are about 2 to 4 miles in the vicinity of the village or locations nearby. Sunday walks are planned for the day and can be from 5 to 9 miles and are further afield. Bluey, the village mini-bus is used on Sundays to transport members. Meetings are held twice a year to plan the walks programme. There is a summer outing in July to the seaside, where there is a choice of activities, from an energetic ramble to a lazy day on the beach. In the Autumn members enjoy a weekend away, for many years in Devon, but now we’ve ventured as far as Cornwall. A traditional Boxing Day walk attracts a good number of villagers and guests. Membership costs £2.50 per year and there is a small cost levied for each walk, plus a charge for Bluey, The group is covered by insurance. The winter and summer programmes and posters for each walk are posted on the 3 village noticeboards, on the village website and in the library. Details of each walk are also printed in the local newspapers, magazines and the village diary. New walkers are always welcome, and their dogs, where allowable.|
|Contact||Mary Abbott||Phone||01934 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Julia Koblizek||01934 email@example.com|
|Activity||To promote an interest in Allotments and Gardens. Encourage good practice, enjoyment and the benefits of having an allotment. Help and advise members on cultivation and sustainability. Liaise with the Parish council on matters concerning the allotments site and its environs.|
|Details||Congresbury Allotments and Gardeners Association was formed to represent the tenants of Congresbury Parish Council who rent a plot on the Bristol Road Allotments. Membership gives the opportunity to obtain 50% discount on seeds from Kings and of 10% on garden supplies purchased from the Garden Park centre, 2 miles down the A370 at the left turn for Puxton. The allotments shop will open on 4 consecutive Saturday mornings in Spring for the sale of bamboo canes, Growmore and slug pellets. Non-allotment holders are welcome to join and will enjoy the same discount benefits as allotment holders. Please visit our Web Site|
|Contact||Rod Stephens (833512). Janet Dickson (835055). Dave Miles (832893) (all 01934)|
|Activity||Research into the history and archaeology of Congresbury.|
|Details||Hold monthly meetings with a speaker.||Organise guided walks.|
|Collect photographs of the village.||Undertake research.|
|Visit our web site|
|Contact||Chris Short||Phone||01934 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Activity||Learn about and visit gardens, enter your best in the Shows. Monthly meetings from September to May.|
|Details||Please visit our Web Site|
|Contact||Janet Edwards||Phone||01934 email@example.com|
|Activity||Sunday services, Bible study groups, Women’s Bright Hour, Ladies Friendly Society, Tuesday Luncheon Club|
|Details||Minister: Rev Julie Letts. Phone: 01934 852314
Please visit our Web Site
To book the Methodist Hall click on link in the Business & Services page.
|Contact||Ken Hill||Phone||01934 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Activity||Village green straddling the Congresbury Yeo in the centre of the village. The green is run by volunteers and helpers to keep the green tidy are always welcome.|
|Details||With the River Yeo flowing through the middle, rhynes around the edges, mature trees and extensive views, the Green and quiet field linked by the Millennium Bridge is at the centre of village life in Congresbury. The perfect place to picnic, fly a kite, take the kids to play, walk the dog, take the air, sketch, play, chat or just sit and enjoy the views.|
|Contact|| Mary Short
Chairman, Management Committee
|Activity||Social activities on alternate Tuesday afternoons 2:30 to 4:00pm in the War Memorial Hall.|
|Details||A great variety of entertainment with tea and biscuits at each meeting. Annual coffee morning, Christmas lunch. Monthly coach trips between April and September.|
|Contact||Irving Prowse||Phone||01934 832004|
|Activity|| To provide sports and recreation facilities for the village of Congresbury and surrounding areas.
Cricket, Football, Tennis, Skittles, Darts, Pool.
Function room available for private hire.
Well stocked bar with real ales.
SKY TV and large screen.
|Details|| Open 7:30-11:00pm Mon-Fri, 4:00-11:00pm Sat, 12:00-3:00pm Sun.
Meat raffle every Sunday at 2:00pm.
Click here for Web Site.
|Contact||Bookings & general enquiries||Jo Williams (Club Steward)||Phone||01934 832150 Email email@example.com|
|Club Affairs||Marcus Searle(Secretary)||firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Activity||Provides a two course lunch, plus tea or coffee, for up to 45 Congresbury senior citizens once a fortnight in the Old School Rooms.|
|Details||Congresbury Senior Citizens’ Lunch Club meets once a fortnight on a Thursday at 1pm in the Old School Rooms.
A delicious home cooked two-course lunch, plus tea or coffee, at a total cost of £3.00, is provided for up to 45 people, by volunteers.
Transport may be available if required by Yeo Valley Lions’ minibus and Congresbury Community Transport (Bluey).
If you would like to join in this enjoyable social occasion, please contact Kate Herbison for further information and to book a place for yourself, a friend or relative.
|Contacts||Kate Herbison||Phone||01934 email@example.com|
|Activity||Small(40) friendly mixed voice choir with members from Congresbury and nearby villages|
|Details||Recent concerts included music from: Favourite operas; The American South, including familiar spirituals; Films and Musicals down the years; Much loved English songs; Bach’s St Mathew’s Passion and, always popular, our eclectic Christmas concerts, Something for everyone!
Rehearsals – 8.00pm Tuesdays in Old School Rooms (OSR) and concerts mainly in OSR or Church, and an annual touring performance elsewhere in North Somerset
For more information see our Facebook Page – click here
|Contacts:||Paul Adams (Chairman) Phone 01275 878740
or Liz Sampson (Secretary) Phone 01934 876104
|Activity||We are a friendly tennis club, providing facilities to support and encourage the playing of tennis for all ages and abilities from the village and the surrounding area. The club offers social and competitive tennis as well as coaching opportunities for all ages and levels.|
|Details||Please visit our web site.|
|Contact||Michael and Alexa Holder||Phone||01934 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Badminton||Billiards & Snooker||Bingo|
|Karate||Folk Night||Book Sales|
|Morris Dancing||Aero Modellers Club||Zumba|
|Young Farmers Activities|
|Details||Book Sales 2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month.|
Aero Modellers meet 2nd Thursday of the month.
Social Club open Mon and Friday (with draw) from 7:30.
|Activity||To inspire and challenge young people to change our world.|
|Details||Choice: a range of opportunities designed for young people.
Welcome: a chance to meet other young people and adults in a safe and friendly environment.
Support: to help young people make informed choices and decisions, and to be listened to without being judged.
Equality: opportunities to question and judge attitudes in a positive way.
|Contact||Sarah Storey||Phone||07825 453 email@example.com|
|Alex Ballard||07894 338 995|
|Activity||A registered charity (1096207) set up in February 2002, our objectives are:
Details Please visit our Web Site
|Contact||Sarah Storey||Phone||07825 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Alex Ballard||01934 853201|
|Activity||Camping, craft and other outdoor activities|
|Details||Cubs (aged 8 -10½) meet on Thursdays from 6.30 to 8.00
Beavers, meet on Fridays
|Contact||Alex Ballard||Phone||01934 email@example.com|