Activities centre run by A2Dominion Group, offering activities for Older People just off the Burghfield Road, Activities include Craft Workshop, Cake Decorating, Bingo, Reminiscence, Exercise Classes, Gardening club and many more. Full programme of structured activities every Tuesday and Friday, managed by Qualified Staff including Support Workers.…
Local support for the elderly with practical help and information. For more information contact Sarah Cuff Hon. Secretary
The Alfred Palmer Memorial Field is held in trust "as a public ground for the resort and recreation of and as playgrounds for or otherwise for the benefit of the inhabitants of the Parishes of Mortimer and Wokefield."
The Trust are keen to ensure as many of its beneficiaries as possible are able to utilise the field as per the original bequest. See our contact page if you are interested in using it for organised events, either regular or one off. Otherwise just feel free to come and enjoy the space.
A community wind band which meets every Friday in term time from 7:30pm to 9:45pm in Beenham School, RG7 5NN. Contact Simon Witcomb for more details.
Contact Gabi McKeown - Fundraising concerts from a musical trio who sing for the pleasure it gives them!
M: 0777 473 4654
Several Mortimer residents belong to the Burghfield Bridge Club; you are invited to join them as we are short of members. Free instruction is available to those who have no experience of this very interesting, stimulating leisure activity but would consider joining the club. There are few other clubs which are cost free and where you can choose your own day and time to participate. For details contact Ron Keith:
Burghfield Camera Club is a friendly group who meet regularly to encourage each other to improve our photography skills. Our activities cover both the practical and theory sides of photography and all levels of photographers are catered for.
We have a wide ranging program throughout the year of speakers, photography talks, practical evenings and regular informal club competitions.
Why not visit our website or contact Christine Marie Lamb for more details.
St Oswalds Church
Burghfield Community Sports Association (BCSA) opened its doors just over 2 years ago. We are a family friendly community club and are keen to welcome new members. We have Squash courts, Skittle alley, Snooker room, Pool, Darts, Football, Indoor Bowls & all kinds of Dancing. It’s a great place to hold a family party or just come along for a social evening. For more information about events at the club visit our facebook page
James Lane, Burghfield, Reading, RG30 3RS
Burghfield Sailing Club is one of the largest inland sailing clubs in the country. The lake has over 200 acres of sailable water and lies along the beautiful Kennet Valley, benefiting from the prevailing south-westerly winds. The club membership is made up of dinghy sailors with some sailbords. There is also a very active junior fleet sailing Optimists and Toppers with abilities ranging from absolute beginners to a good standard for racing in national events.
Contact the Club Manager Pat Forbes for further information:
Come & share your hobbies, crafts or games (e.g. knitting, crossstitch, chess, Scrabble etc.). On the 1st & 3rd Fridays of each month from 1:30- 3:30 pm. For more information contact Ann Stroud or Terry Nasce
Mortimer Methodist Church Hall
West End Road
A group for people with dementia and their carers
Every other Friday, 10.30am - 12 noon.
For more information contact Pauline Ball
Middle Farm, Green Lane, Ufton, RG7 4HE
The Island Sailing Club Reading is based on the Englefield Lake in Pingewood. The long established club is focused towards all inclusive sailing, from the absolute beginner to experienced sailors, from those who just want to sail for fun to those who are keen racers. The club is RYA affiliated and therefore offers training courses to teach any newcomers. We sail on Sundays, or the first Saturday of the month, from about 11 through to 4, or whenever the sun goes down in the summer months. Always open to new members, come down and see us, for more details see the website
Searles Farm Lane,
We are a group for all artisans, artists and crafters local to Mortimer who create and produce their own handmade goods, with a wide range of members from bee keepers, woodturners, glass artists and photographers. A friendly and supportive group, we meet regularly (usually on the second Thursday of the month, in the evening) to share ideas, gain inspiration, ask advice from each other and generally share a passion for making things!
We run craft evenings which are open to all on an ad-hoc basis and we also currently run the children's craft activities at Mortimer library which take place on the second Saturday of the month from 10.30 - 12, which is free and open to all children aged 3 - 11 with no need to book. We also aim to collectively raise the profile of the crafters in the village and encourage a more ‘buy local’ ethos and arrange markets for our members to display their wares, three times a year. Contact the Chair, Emma Vidal for more information
Mortimer 2012 WI was founded in October 2012 in response to local residents who wanted a branch of the WI to be run within the village. Mortimer 2012 WI is a member of the Berkshire Federation of Women's Institute and the wider National Federation of Women's Institutes.
We hold monthly meetings on the first Wednesday of every month at 7 30pm in Mortimer Community Hall on The Fairground. Our Calendar of monthly speakers for the coming year will be posted on this website as soon as it is available. They will include talks on Antiques, Jewellery Making, Pottery, Travel, Wine tasting and a range of Crafts. Please look out for our posters advertising monthly speakers round the village.
We would be delighted to welcome new members to our Mortimer 2012 WI. Each WI is unique as it offers a range of activities for the needs of those who join. Activities may include traditional crafts, games, poetry, arts, cookery, walking, days out and many more and will take place outside the monthly meetings.
For further information please contact:
The society exists to promote the love of flowers and flower arranging. Meetings with demonstrations are held on the 2nd Monday of each month at St John's Hall Mortimer at 7:45 pm. Visitors welcome. For programme of meetings and membership details please visit the website or email or phone:
Welcome to the Mortimer Film Club
We show films across a wide range of genres, including foreign subtitled, black & white classics as well as Independents.
Our seasons run from September to June (10 films). Our film showings take place at Mortimer Community Centre on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Doors open at 7.30pm, with coffee, tea and freshly baked cakes or biscuits available until the film starts at 8pm. Membership costs £40 for the season (£4.00 per film) or you can pay £5 per film as a guest. You are invited to join some of us in the Horse & Groom afterwards to talk about the film and get to know fellow filmgoers.
Films at a glance:
21st November - The Guernsey Literary & Potato Peel Pie Club (12)
19th December - Mystery festive screening (PG) with festive drinks and nibbles
16th January - 3 Billboards outside Ebbing, Missouri (15)
20th February - Lean on Pete (15)
20th March - Finding your feet (12)
17th April – Early Man (PG)
15th May - Another mother’s son (12)
19th June - Lost in Paris (12)
Please see below contact details and information for the committee:
Chair: Belinda Hopkins : 07818441019
Bookings Secretary: t.b.c.
Find us on Facebook and Twitter – Mortimer Film Club
Every month we welcome help with:
- promoting the film in the run-up to the show (social media; e-mailing members;
putting up little posters and putting up the board on Mortimer Common fence;
- baking the cakes/biscuits to offer on the night;
- setting up the chairs and refreshment counter from 7pm;
- taking the money for tickets on the night;
- selling the raffle tickets;
- serving refreshments
- tidying up after the show.
If you can help, even for one month, please contact Belinda Hopkins, whose details are above. Volunteering once does not commit you for the year!
We look forward to meeting you at one of our films in the near future.
The Mortimer Gardening club meets on the 4th Wednesday of most months.
Meetings consist of interesting talks on various topics, Competitions, Social evenings including an annual BBQ and Christmas Dinner. You will meet and can talk to fellow gardeners and discuss gardening topics and maybe learn some new tips.
Notice of meetings appear on Village notice boards and on the Mortimer Village website calendar
For more information please call:
Peter Marsh on 01189 332219 or…..
Just turn up at a meeting at the Community Centre opposite the Horse ad Groom.
Our meetings start at 7.30pm. We look forward to welcoming you.
West Berkshire Council sponsor health walks in Mortimer . We meet every Tuesday in the car park opposite the Horse & Groom pub. There are 3 walks:
9:45 Long walk of about 5 miles approx 1hr 45 min
10:00 Regular walk about 3.5 miles approx 1.5 hrs
10:30 Short gentle walk of about 1.5 mile approx 1 hr. This is for those wanting to start walking or returning after illness or injury
More details from Gilbert Bedford
Contact, Nick Carter, Marketing Manager
The Mortimer Local History Group meets every third Thursday of the month at 8 pm in the meeting room at the
Methodist Church. Its aim is to collect amd record and educate on all aspects of local history. Visitors and new members very welcome.
Copies of the Society's latest book 'Mortimer in the 19th Century' are available for sale from Budgens priced £8.99 a copy.
Contact Carolyn Owen for further details:
Contact Dave Kilshaw, Administrator
Mortimer Netball Club is a netball club for the community of Mortimer and the surrounding area.
If you are ready to return to netball and to get active again, please join us! Any level of experience is welcome.
We train outdoors between February and September and indoors from October to January.
Check out our facebook page Mortimer Netball Club
September: 7.30pm - 9pm
October onwards: 8pm - 9.30pm
For more information please contact Stephanie Kape email@example.com
Academy Sport, Northumberland Avenue, Whitley, Reading, RG2 8DF
Why not join our friendly Mortimer Tennis Club and enjoy getting fit and having fun on the tennis courts on Mortimer Fairground.
We meet twice a week, on Tuesdays at 6:15PM and Thursdays at 6PM.
COntact Jean Thomas
From 19th Sep 017 Mortimer Toddlers (and Babies) meet on Tuesdays during term-time from 10:00 to 11:30 in Methodist Church Hall on West End Rd. Parents, Grandparents and Carers - Come along with your Babies, Toddlers and Pre-schoolers. We provide toys, activities and a healthy snack for the children. It is a great place for you and your children to make new friends, and to enjoy a friendly chat with other parents/carers.
Please "like" our Facebook page to stay in touch and keep up-to-date with our events, news and opening hours:
The purpose of Mortimer Village Partnership (MVP) is to involve people and groups in the life of the village, to improve communications, to connect people together and facilitate activities and events in order to enhance the lives of those who live and work in Mortimer and nearby.
Mortimer West End Produce Show is held annually on the Saturday of August Bank Holiday Weekend at Mortimer West End Village Hall.
Entry categories are Vegetables, Fruit, Flowers, Handicrafts, Photography, Art, Home-made Wine and Domestic. There is also a Class for Children.
The Show attracts 4-500 entries which are judged by qualified independent judges.
For further details please contact Mr N. Munson
or Mel Bennet 933 2620 firstname.lastname@example.org
Mortimer West End Village Hall
An informal group for the elderly people of our community that meets 12-1.30, twice a month (second and last Thursday), at the Community Centre. This is an opportunity to make new friends and reconnect with old ones over a light lunch provided by volunteers and sponsors.
Contact Cindy Kimber if you are interested in joining 07946585935
Contact Rebecca Barker if you are able to volunteer to help email@example.com
MVP Theatre Trips was set up in response to requests made in the Parish Plan Refresh. The aim is to provide transport and discounted tickets for groups of villagers to go to events either locally or further afield. Bookings are now being taken for new shows. Click on the link below to see what is on offer or send requests for future events/to be put on the mailing list to Rebecca Barker at the email address below.
An informal monthly get together for the senior men in our community to chat over a lunchtime 'pie and pint' in the Horse and Groom
Any gentlemen interested in joining please contact Rebecca Barker
The Royal British Legion is best known for the annual Poppy Appeal and provides financial, social and emotional care and support to members of the British Armed Forces - past and present and their families.
Membership is open to everyone. If you have an interest in the objectives of the Legion please come and join us. We welcome men and women of all ages, whether they have served in the Armed Forces or not.
For 10 years intrepid Santas have ridden the streets of Mortimer, Theale, Burghfield Common and Burghfield Village bringing some much needed Christmas cheer
The Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust is a charity which receives no funding from the NHS or from the National Lottery, but relies entirely on Sponsorship, donations and fundraising activities such as this
All costs of participation are met by the ‘Cruisers’ who pay for drink, decorations - reindeer food and the Santa outfits so all the proceeds from donations and collection go to Thames Valley and Chiltern Air Ambulance Trust!!!
A group for people with dementia and their carers
Every other Wednesday during term-time, 1.30pm-3pm
For more information contact Pauline Ball
Burghfield Common Methodist Church hall, Reading Road, RG7 3QA
The club meets every Thurs at 7pm at Grazeley village hall.
Contact Val for further details.
Mortimer Post Office
Time4U is an oasis for parents/carers (with or without your children) to come and enjoy each other’s company over coffee and cake, to walk, talk, to enjoy some pampering or be creative. Every Thursday (during term time) between 9.45 and 11.45 in the Schoolroom, Mortimer West End Chapel, Padworth Common, RG7 4QE.
Please check the Tim4U Facebook page for weekly updates.
Contact Ann, Grace or Trish at Time4U@thechapel.org.uk
An oasis for women (with or without your children) to come and enjoy each others company over coffee and cake, to walk, talk, to enjoy some pampering or be creative.
The walks take place every Tuesday and start from the community centre car park opposite the Horse & Groom PH. There are always three walks – at 09:45 a longer, faster paced, walk of around 5.25 miles that lasts from 1 hr 45 mins to 2 hrs; at 10:00 our regular, easier paced, walk of around 3.5 miles that lasts about 1hr 30 mins; and at 10:30 a shorter, gentler, walk taking an hour (particularly intended for those just starting out, or coming back from illness, etc). We always all meet together back at the Horse & Groom, at around 11:30 to 11:45, for coffee. All are very welcome – new walkers please turn up about 10 mins before the relevant walk and make yourself known to one of the walk leaders. All walks are free of charge. More details can be found at www.westberks.gov.uk/wfh. From Mid April to October walks also take place on Monday evenings
Singing anything from timeless Disney Classics to hits from top shows, Glee spectaculars to the latest hits by singers like Adele, West End Singers is a totally new and fun way for anyone who just loves to sing to show what they can do. Singers will warm up each week with fun and engaging exercises, learn how to breathe and stand correctly, and work on a repertoire of songs
Classes are taught by Matt Brown, a professional Music Producer and singing teacher with over 10 years experience, at St. John's Hall on Thursday afternoons. Matt is fully CRB checked and taught classes through Winchester Theatre Arts School from 2002 to 2007. He also teaches privately.
Contact us to book your free taster session: