Clubs and Societies

 1st Shipham Brownie Pack  Sally Hansford (Brown Guider)
 Tel 07979 843639
 Brownies meet weekly in term time on Tuesday evenings in the Village Hall, 5.45 to 7.15pm.
 For girls aged 7-10 years.  For further details contact

 1st Shipham Cub Pack

 Dave Peake (Akela)
 Tel 844612

 Cubs meet weekly in term time on Monday evenings in the Village Hall, 6.15 to 7.45pm.

 1st Shipham Scout Group  Paul Bradshaw
 (Scout Leader)
 Scouts meet weekly on Monday evenings in the Village Hall, 7.00 to 9.00pm.
 They are currently working towards badges for caving, hobby and modelling, and are       looking forward to their first camp.
 For more details please contact

 RNLI, Winscombe and District  (includes Axbridge, Shipham,    Rowberrow and Cheddar)  Tina Joyce
 Tel 842304
 The RNLI is largely a volunteer organisation.  Many thousands of people give their time, 
 skill and commitment so that the RNLI can achieve its purpose of saving lives at sea.

 Shipham Active Living


 Liz Palmer (Coordinator)
 Tel 843038

 Gloria Tyson 
 (Lunch bookings)
 Tel 842360

Active Living welcomes all over 50s at the Village Hall on alternate Fridays, from 10.30am.
It is partly funded and supported by Somerset County Council, and is run by local volunteers.
We are a Drop-in Centre for Over Fifties, with speakers and entertainment.  Fairtrade drinks (free top-ups) and biscuits are available for only 50p.  A two-course lunch is always served, which should be booked beforehand.  You will receive a warm welcome.
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 Shipham AFC


 Veterans and Weston &
  District Teams

 Steve Dodd
  Tel 843660


We have a first team entered in the Weston & District League, Division 2, as well as an established Over 45s team playing in the Bristol Casuals League. 
The Weston & District teams play on a Saturday afternoon and the Veterans on a Sunday morning. 

We are always on the lookout for new players, especially those based in the village.  If you're interested in playing, helping us manage the teams, sponsorship, or simply want to find out why you can hear lots of shouting on Saturdays and Sundays, then please contact Steve Dodd on the number opposite.

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 Shipham Art Club


 John Moorhouse, tel 842272
 Tina Dodd, tel 843660

The club meets on Friday mornings in the George Thiery Room, from 10am to 12 noon.
Classes cover a wide range of media and techniques, including: life drawing, portrait drawing,
still life, landscape and abstract painting.

 Shipham Bell-Ringers  Paul Ashmore
 Tel 843388 
The bell-ringers meet on Tuesday evenings from 7.30 to 9.00pm, in the belfry of St Leonard's Church.  We cater for any age over 12 years.  Sunday service ringing takes place on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th Sundays of every month.  We have an outing every summer and enter local ringing competitions.  We are a small and friendly group and always welcome new members. 

Why not join us and keep this ancient art alive?  See more on our own page Bell-Ringing
 Shipham Book Club  Pam Williams
 Tel 843772
We meet monthly to discuss a book that we have read during the course of the month.  Why not join us for a lively evening, combined with social conversation and light refreshments?  7.30pm - 9.30pm.
Please contact Pam for further details.
 Shipham Community
 Allotment Association
 Verena Zamick
 Tel 844534
Our organic community allotment is situated at the back of the Village Hall.  Members work on the same plot and share its produce.  This is a new project, and everyone is welcome to join, able and non-able bodied alike.  We all have something to share, be it knowledge or the ability to dig.  The plan is to grow as many fruit and vegtables as we can, creating self sufficiency in Shipham.  Infomative talks, fun and social events are planned.
 Shipham Community Cinema  Norma Scanlon
 Tel 842845
Full details at
 Shipham Gardening Club  Jeni Humberstone (Sec)
 Tel 843149
The Gardening Club meets on the third Thursday of every month, at 7.30pm
in the George Thiery Room of the Village Hall.  New members always welcome.
 Shipham Mah-Jong Club Mark Trenchard
 Tel 842564

We meet on the second and fourth Tuesdays of the month from 7.30pm to 10.30pm
at Wilcox Cider, Broadcroft Farm, Broadway, Shipham.
New members of any ability and experience are welcome.

 Shipham Mountain Bike


 Alasdair Hotston Moore

 David Davenport
 Tel 843625

We ride out from the The Swan Inn (BS25 1QL) Rowberrow (Shipham near Cheddar) onto the Mendip at 8pm every Thursday throughout the year, whatever the weather. 
The night is rounded off with social banter and après drinks in The Swan.

More about the group (and a Facebook link) at 

Alternatively, if you want to meet for a chat before joining a ride, then just drop in to The Swan on a Thursday night at about 10pm, and ask the LandLord to point you in our direction.
Failing that you can always e-mail us at

There is also a casual ride on Saturday morning at 10am from The Swan. 
In between our night rides we get out on day and weekend trips.

 Shipham Players

 Daniel Jeffery (Chairman)
 Tel 744882

 Debbie Andrews (Vice- Chair)
 Tel 842727

Shipham Players is an amateur dramatics group formed in January 2006, prompted by the stage facilities at the newly built Shipham Village Hall.  We staged our first production, Shipham Showcase, seven weeks later.  Since then we have staged a number of very well-received productions.

We are a small and friendly group and we always welcome new members with whatever skills they can bring, onstage or behind the scenes.  Having fun and providing good entertainment is what Shipham Players is all about.  Do get in contact with us if you fancy giving your stage ambitions a whirl!

See our website at

 Shipham Pre-School  Term-time, tel 844511
The Pre-School is located in the grounds of the First School, and is open five days a week
 for children 2 to 5 years old.     More information
 Shipham Pro-K Kickboxing  Mel Edmonds, tel 843177
  mobile 0777 624 6866
Fantastic for fitness, fun, self confidence and stress busting!
Training sessions are held weekly in the George Thiery Room of the Village Hall.
   Kids' classes every Tuesday from 6.15pm to 7.00pm.
   Adult classes every Wednesday from 1.45pm to 2.45pm.

 Shipham, Rowberrow & Star
  History Society


  Brian Trigg (Chairman)

  Sara Kew (Secretary)
  Tel 01278 781987

The History Society meets on the second Tuesday of the month (except July and August),
in the George Thiery Room at Shipham Village Hall, starting at 7.30pm.

Annual membership is a very reasonable £10, with £2 payable at each meeting attended.  Visitors are very welcome at any meeting for a small fee of £4, which includes not only a very interesting evening but a friendly crowd of members.

 Shipham Table Tennis Group
 Jeff Brewster
 Tel 844166
The Table Tennis Group meets on Tuesday nights in the Star Room of the Village Hall,
starting at 8.00pm.  We vary greatly in ages and abilities, but have enjoyable games and lots of fun.  It costs £1 per week to take part, and you will be most welcome.

 Somerset Singers
 Paul Ashmore
 (Local contact)
 Tel 843388
The Somerset Singers are the local Choral Society in this area, with members from Shipham, Axbridge, Winscombe and other local villages.  We rehearse at the Sidcot Quaker Hall every Wednesday evening, and provide two choral concerts every year.

If you would like to join, please see more at

 Women's Institute of Shipham, Rowberrow & Star


 Audrey Birch (President)
 Tel 842016
Lyn Wood (Secretary)
 Tel 843620

The WI meets every other second Monday in the month in the Village Hall, at 7.30pm.
Various activities and speakers, as announced on the noticeboard in The Square.