Regular Users

  • Byfield Arts Class

    Two 10 week courses are held over the winter followed by a 5 week course after Easter. A long summer recess is held while enthusiasts get painting. Newcomers are always welcomed, at all levels, no previous experience necessary. Meetings are held in the Lower Annex 7-9pm Tuesdays. Pensioners: £40/term, others: £50/term. Instruction provided by Tony Pearson who can be contacted on 01327 261503.

  • Byfield Baby & Toddler Group

    We are a fun and friendly group of Mums, Dads, Grandparents, Childminders and, of course, children (aged 0-5 years) who meet each Thursday morning 10-11.30am during term time. There are plenty of toys and activities for the children to enjoy, as well as a great craft centre allowing little ones to unleash their creative energy. Each week we have a singing session or story time. Snacks and drinks are provided for children and we have tea and great coffee and home-made cakes for the grown ups. First session is free, then £2 per child and 50p per additional child thereafter. Refreshments are included. No need to book. We're a friendly bunch and you're sure to feel welcome!

  • Byfield Big Breakfast

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    The famous Byfield Big Breakfast is open to all on the first Saturday of the winter months from October to April but excluding January. A fine full English breakfast, freshly cooked is served from 9am-12.30pm for the bargain price of £6 and £3 for children. This major catering operation, all run by volunteers, has operated since 2009 and has raised over £23,000 for Byfield Parish Church.

    The same group also run an annual Burns Supper night (around 25 January to celebrate the poet’s birth in 1759) and a ‘Beetle Drive & Puddings Night’, again to raise funds for the Parish Church. Enquiries please to Pam Hicks (pamhicks@uwclub.net).

  • Byfield Community Choir - The Lost Chord Singers

    The Choir meets on Monday evenings 8-10pm from September to May. New members are always welcome,

    no previous experience necessary and no auditions. The Choir entertains the village with a Christmas Concert and sings at music festivals during the Spring. Contact Pat Cannell on 01327 26048 (cannell@clara.co.uk)
    Words of wisdom from Pat: Happiness is singing in the Choir.

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  • Byfield Craft Club - Byfield Knit & Natter

    The Craft Club meets on Thursday afternoons 2-4pm in the Lower Annexe from September to May. Most members are knitters but are knowledgeable about other crafts such as patchwork, and cross stitch. For further information, contact Ann Caldwell on 01327 260993 (anncaldwell45@gmail.com).

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  • Byfield Lunch Club

    Barbara Edmonds has run the Lunch Club for a remarkable 25 years. She cooks and serves fresh food on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. Any one of mature age is welcome to her two course lunch for £4, they can turn up at 11.30am for coffee and lunch is at 12.30. Regulars come from outside Byfield but transport cannot be provided. Barbara can be contacted on 01327 262106 or via barbaracupcake18@gmail.com

  • Byfield Over 60’s Club

    The Club meets in the Side Annex on the second Tuesday of every month 2-4pm throughout the year. Outside speakers are invited and outings arranged to places of interest, utilising either a minibus or private transport. There is a Christmas lunch each year. Subscription is £7 annually plus a £1.50 contribution to the tea & biscuits each visit. For details contact Angela Weller wellerbyfield@waitrose.com

  • Byfield Parish Council

    The Council meets on the 2nd Thursday of each month at 7.30pm in the Lower Annex. All meetings are open to the press and public and the presence of villagers is welcomed. The Council is currently understrength and anyone interested in cooption is encouraged to attend a meeting and have informal discussions with the clerk or the Chairman, John Gillic. The Clerk to the Council is Angela Weller who can be contacted by clerk@byfieldparishcouncil.org.uk and more information about the council can be found on their website.

  • Dog Training

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    Sarah Clarke BSc RVN provides training for dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages. She is in the Main Hall from 6.30-9pm every Wednesday evening, the first hour is for young dogs and the final hour for adult dogs. Sarah explains: ‘It is a fun, friendly and safe environment to properly socialise your dog so he or she has the life skills needed for a well behaved happy animal. Training is based on ‘reinforcing positive behaviours’. Sarah is a qualified veterinary nurse with 5 years of experience in training dogs, from working gun dogs, agility dogs to family pets. She can be contacted on 07971 642820 and can be followed on Facebook.

  • Kyushiki Kwai Judo Club

    Lynn and Paul Bushell run judo classes in the Main Hall from 5.30-6.30pm every Tuesday during term time. Anyone over 5 years is welcome at £4 a session. They are contacted via johnson314@live.co.uk or mobile 07411 003752.

  • Men’s Breakfast

    Meets in the Lower Annex 8.30-10am on the last Saturday of each month from September to May, excluding December. New members always welcome, proceedings start with tea/coffee and rolls before a talk given by either an outside guest or a member, covering an astonishing range of subjects. Contributions of £2 are made by those attending. New members with new knowledge and new subjects to speak about are particularly welcome. Projector and retractable screen are ready for your presentation.

  • Messy Church

    The Fiveways Benefice (Aston-le-Walls, Boddington, Byfield, Eydon & Woodford Halse) arranges this event once a term for primary school children and younger brothers and sisters. They must be accompanied by a suitable adult, parent, grandparent or carer. There is no booking, please just turn up. Each time there is a particular theme starting with a craft session, then a short service and finally a quick meal for all the children and the adults. There is no charge but donations towards the Hall, craft materials and food are welcome. Enquiries please to Chris Cross on 01327 260764.

  • Royal British Legion

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    The Royal British Legion meets on the first Monday of each month at 8pm in the Lower Annex. If that is a Bank Holiday the meeting is held a week later. All are welcomed as members regardless of age or gender and no military background is required. Membership for this year is £17. Contact Russ Mallace for more details, russ.mallace@live.co.uk and follow the RBL website for details about forthcoming excellent speakers. For just £1 you can attend as a visitor (but you may find yourself willingly recruited).

  • Slimming World

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    Kate Isaac has supplied all the necessary details on the attached poster. The chips look good but probably not served on arrival! Meetings are in the Main Hall every Monday.

  • Women’s Institute

    The WI meets on the third Wednesday of the month in the Lower Annex at 7.30pm. The programme comprises interesting speakers, outings and social activities as well as events centred on the wider WI organisation. New members welcomed, subscription for 2017 will be £39, please contact Ann Marriott on 01327 260244 (annmarriott124@gmail.com) or Delia Thomas on 01327 260761(delia.thomas@hotmail.co.uk).

  • Workers Educational Association

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    The Byfield WEA, through the Regional East Midlands branch of the national body is able to
    offer two lecture courses a year, one in the Autumn and one in the Spring. Regular supporters have a say in the choice of lecturers. Historical and artistic topics are the most popular. Courses cost £52 and generally run for nine weeks, being held in the Side Annex starting at 7.30pm on Tuesday evenings. Contact Susan Kennedy on 01295 660537 (wdsk45@gmail.com) or Richard Corbett on 01327 260180 (crrcorbett@gmail.com).

    WEA lecture on the history of art in the Side Annex

  • Other Uses

    The Hall is used as a Polling Station at local and general elections and twice a year by the Blood Transfusion Service for blood donations.