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 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:
BURGHFIELD TOY LIBRARY has lots of GREAT NEW TOYS to lend you.
We have a wide range of fun and educational toys suitable for children from birth to seven years old.
Toys are on loan from as little as 50p per month.
Parents, Grandparents and Childminders welcome.
Tuesdays during term time 10 - 11:30 Mortimer Methodist Church (alongside Mortimer Toddlers)
For more information and to volunteer to help on the rota contact contact Janet Sykes via Facebook page
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 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
Living Painting is a Kingsclere-based charity which provides a free library of Touch to See books, bringing to life the visual world for blind and partially-sighted people.
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 Mortimer Conservatives Branch of the Wokingham Constituency promotes the Conservative cause in Mortimer and the surrounding area. They organise occasional social events such as Bar-B-Qs and dinners which are addressed by the local MP when available.
Contact Graham & Joan Bridgeman for further details
The club have been playing cricket on The Fairground for over 100 years and are based in the new community centre, making use of the fantastic new facilities there. A successful club with a Saturday League side; Sunday side and Mid-Week teams and a junior section due to start in 2010. All standards very welcome: non-players too! Contact Adrian Smith for further details.
Local fundraising group for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, Three major events per year raising in excess of £10,000. Chairman: John Bull
9 Croft Rd
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:
Mortimer Liberal Democrats exist to support the principles of Liberal Democracy, to reform and bring more fairness into our Political System and to support Candidates at Parliamentary level for the Wokingham Constituency and at local level for the West Berkshire Council.
Contact Mollie Lock for more details
The Oak House,
64 West End Rd., Mortimer,
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.