Organisations

Byfield Village Hall

The village hall has a wide range of users. 

In 2023 we thought we were clear of  Covid problems but the Autumn course had to be cancelled because our lecturer Barry Whitehouse had Covid.  So the series of five lectures on ‘The British Impressionists’ will start on Tuesday 5 March.  Please go to News & Events on this website for more details.  The five lectures are held in the Main Hall starting at 7.30pm, lasting about two hours but with a tea and coffee break at half time.  We have a very friendly and devoted group and there is plenty of opportunity for questions and discussion in a relaxed atmosphere.  New attenders are most welcome.  The charge for courses is £45 payable at the start by cash or cheque.  Alternatively if you wish to make an online payment to Barry, or for any other information, please contact me,  Richard Corbett by phone or email. ( / 01327 260180 / 07780 678996).

The Club, formerly known as the Over 60’s Club, meets in the Side Annex on the second Tuesday of every month, 2-4pm throughout the year. Outside speakers are invited and outings are arranged to places of interest, utilising either a minibus or private transport. There is a Christmas lunch each year. The membership subscription is £7 annually plus a £2 contribution for the tea & biscuits each visit. Members stress that meetings are open to all, irrespective of age as the former title has been abandoned.  Guests are always welcome and are asked for a contribution of ‘something more than £2’ each visit, depending on their generosity.  Come and try it.  For details please contact Angela Weller on

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!

These events take place on the first Saturday of each month from October to April.  Breakfast is served from 10am to 1pm, with last orders taken at 12.30pm.    A fine full English breakfast, freshly cooked is on offer for £8 for adults and £3 for children. This major catering operation, all run by volunteers, has operated since 2009 and has raised over £25,000 for Byfield Holy Cross Church.  Enquiries please to Lyn Grennan (01327 261596). 

The same group also run an annual Burns Supper night (around 25 January to celebrate the poet’s birth in 1759) to  raise funds for the Parish Church. However this is not taking place in 2024.

Volunteers for the Byfield Big Breakfast many hands make light work

There is no dog training at present but we hope it will recommence in April 2024.

Sarah Clarke BSc RVN provides training for dogs of all sizes, breeds and ages. Sarah’s classes are very popular so she is now running two sessions a week, one on Tuesday evenings (6-8pm) and another on Wednesdays (6-9pm).  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 10 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.

No meetings at present.

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.

Justine Williams runs Gentle Yoga sessions on Friday mornings from 9.30-10.30am.  Justine can be contacted on her email address or mobile: 07778 532768.  More details can be found on her poster to be found under NEWS & EVENTS. 

The Hall is available for private hire whenever it is not in use by a regular user.  Hirers can make use of the Main Hall and that will include the Side Annex, or they can hire just the Side Annex at a lower charge.  For smaller meetings the Meeting Room is available, again at a lower charge.  Details of charges are found under Bookings.

The Hall is used as a Polling Station at local and general elections and twice a year by the NHS Blood Transfusion Service for blood donations.  Byfield School PTA hold various events such as a Christmas Fête.