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
If you are in need of help from the Foodbank, please ring the Crisis Foodline on 01635 750560. They are open 9 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri. Further help can be food on West Berks Foodbank website https://westberks.foodbank.org.uk/
Once you have been accepted and given a voucher number come to the local Foodbank Centre for Burghfield & Mortimer which is held in St. Oswald's Church Hall (The Leonard Rooms) RG7 3HQ each Friday afternoon between 1:30 pm and 3 pm
Abbey Park, Burghfield Common, Reading RG7 3HQ
Burghfield & Mortimer Photo Club has an exciting and varied programme. We are a friendly group who meet fortnightly from September to July for talks, workshops, competitions, outings, and discussions.
All are very welcome, whatever your photographic interest or skill; if you are a beginner seeking answers or a more advanced photographer who can contribute or guide. And it doesn’t matter how you choose to take your images; DSLR, mirrorless, bridge, compact, tablet or mobile, we’re interested!
If you’d like to come along, just let our secretary know, firstname.lastname@example.org or look at the programme and venue www.burghfieldcameraclub.co.uk to turn up on the night. We look forward to seeing you.
St Oswalds Church Hall
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:
For more than 17 years the intrepid Santas have ridden the streets of Mortimer, Theale, Burghfield Common and Burghfield Village at Christmas time on their annual Santa Cruise. Raising money for the The Thames Valley Air Ambulance and other local causes, they also organise the Burghfest Beer and Music Festival in September and The Burghfield Boxkart Bash in June as well as a number of pop-up pub events in Burghfield throughout the year.
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.
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
For young people in Year 9 and above. Skills, physical activities, volunteering and expeditions leading to Bronze and Silver Awards. Additional option of Gold Award for those 16+ includes additional Residential section
FastTrack Fit Camp offers outdoor group fitness for people wanting to feel better, feel fitter and get healthier. We're at Mortimer St John's School at 06.15 on Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Come along and try us out for a week's free trial.
Contact: Heidi Strickland-Clark
Feed The Children (UK) is a totally independent charity supported entirely by voluntary donations of not only money but also life saving goods and fund raising activities. We work with vulnerable children and their families in communities across the world, in situations of poverty, conflict and famine.
Contact Mrs Jean Garrett for details
A group of local residents have worked together to form the Friends of Mortimer Library (FoML).
We aim to promote our library, to encourage use by local people and groups. It’s a wonderful facility in the centre of the village which we should all be proud of. It’s a place where local people of all ages can come together to enjoy themselves, meet new people and learn. We are an independently constituted body who will work closely with West Berkshire Library Service and the Parish Council, but we want you to come on board with us.
We look forward to hosting a variety of events.
If you would like to help, offer your support or have any ideas and suggestions of setting up interest groups for adults or children, or events involving local speakers, please get in touch by email.
Greening Mortimer is our local community group formed as a result of the nationwide Greening Campaign (see https://greening-campaign.org ). The primary focus of the Greening Campaign is helping us, as individuals and a Community, to reduce our daily carbon footprint by making small and simple changes to the way we live; and to move forward with Community Projects through which we work together to protect our local environment, retrofit our homes, and support human health. From this we will have the building blocks for a sustainable community.
Incredible Edible's vision is to create kind, confident and connected communities through the power of food. Here in Mortimer, we are just starting out - looking for places to grow vegetables together, highlighting local food producers in our community and having fun! Do join us! If you eat... you're in!
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
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.
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:
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.
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Bellringers visiting the village or anyone wishing to learn to ring church bells is invited to contact the
Joint Tower Captains – Nick Munson and Elaine Perkins
Contact email address: email@example.com
Contact telephone numbers: Nick 07905 617665 or Elaine 07765 837721