Community Activities

Here are some ways you can be part of your community – we have dozens of activities going on to suit all tastes…

At St James’ Church Centre

Scouts and Guides: Almost every weekday night the uniformed organisations meet – see the back of the magazine for details – Brownies and Rainbows for the little ones, Scouts and Guides for the older, and Venture Scouts that extends to Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

University of the Third Age: Five groups meet here: Family History, Architecture, Historic Houses, History and Current Affairs.  To join them, contact membership secretary Lesley Titchmarsh on 581802 or email

Clubs: On the right there is a list of clubs and other groups you can join.  Further details from the Parish Office or the notice board in the Centre.

Tea Dances: organised by Maureen Kilvington and Kathleen Blower for older people, comprising ballroom and a little sequence. Mondays from 2pm to 4.30pm; tea and scones at 3pm. £1.50 plus raffle.

Choral: for the musically minded, as well our Choirs, the Choral Society meets on Mondays, Wetherby Light Musical Singers on Weds, Folk Chorale Choir and Elysian Singers on Thurs.

Mums and Kids:  Pre-school meets most days.  There is Thursday’s St James’s Time for Tots and on Friday mornings Mums and Tots.  Rhythm Time meets on Wednesdays and Paul Nicholas School of Acting on Saturdays.

Art and Crafts: Why not try your hand with EmbroideryStella’s Craft or Crafty Monkeys?

For the Active: There is a range of activities – see below, for all ages.