Abbots Bromley Art Class
Art Class exhibition
A friendly, recreational painting class,
held in Church House, Abbots Bromley every Thursday afternoon during term time from 2 to 4 pm.
The class is
limited to 12 students. This allows the tutor to advise, demonstrate and encourage individualism, development and an
understanding of composition, colour and technique.
For further information please ring Pat Clare on 01889-270139 or call in one
Thursday afternoon and have a chat.
The pictures show a selection of the Art Class paintings on show in the
church on Horn Dance day. (Click on picture for enlarged version)
Abbots Bromley Bellringers
We are a friendly team of volunteers who manage the ringing of the church bells at St Nicholas’ church. There
are eight bells in the church tower ranging in weight from 200kg to 575kg (that’s over half a ton.) There have been
bells in our church for at least 500 years and we endeavour to keep this village tradition alive as well as enjoying the
social side too!
We ring for church services on Sunday mornings and also for weddings and we practice weekly on
a Tuesday evening from 8pm. Afterwards we can usually be found in The Bagot Arms.
We are always keen to recruit
and train new bellringers of all ages from 10 years old upwards. Learning to handle a bell safely can take about 6
lessons and we often run dedicated learners practices to speed this process up. Once you can handle a bell you will be
welcome in any of the 5000+ churches with bells in this country and overseas.
We also maintain the bells
and bell frame in good working order. This involves painting the iron bellframe, lubricating clappers, splicing ropes,
winding the church clock, and lots of other smaller jobs.
As a hobby, bellringing has a lot going for it,
- It’s good for you - gentle exercise, or more energetic if you want to ring the tenor bell (weighing
about half a ton!)
- It’s challenging - need a good sense of rhythm rather than to be able to read
- It’s something a bit different
- It's a team activity and so you get to meet lots of people. We
get a lot of visitors as our bells are considered among the best in the area
- We visit other towers and so you
get to visit lots of places both UK and even abroad
- Get to see behind the scenes of the church
you would like to know more about ringing, are a visitor and would like to join in one of our practice nights, or are
interested in learning to ring, you'll be made very welcome.
Contact Stuart Hutchieson:
Web pages: http://sites.google.com/site/abbotsbromleybellringers/home
just come along at 8pm on most Tuesday nights. Our ringing schedule is given on the "Calendar" page of our website.
Abbots Bromley Bowls Club
Abbots Bromley Bowls Club is a friendly bowls club open to all villagers and those from the surrounding
If you are interested in playing crown green bowls and would like to join a bowling club you would be
most welcome at Abbots Bromley Bowls Club.
We play friendly fixtures against other local villages and hold
"roll up" games on Saturday afternoons, Tuesday mornings and some evenings. As members you would be able to play any
time the green is available.
The club is Crown Green and has been in existence since 1922.
winter it also has an associate indoor short mat bowls club that plays in the Village Hall
Friday and Sunday evenings from 7 - 9pm.
If you require further information please contact the club secretary,
Telephone: 07974 623083
Abbots Bromley Community First Responders
We are a group of currently fifteen volunteers who are in training to act as lay medics in the local area. Our role will
be to respond to emergencies, and to arrive first on the scene to complement - NOT REPLACE - the statutory
For more information contact Colin Palmer:
Telephone: (01283) 840667
Abbots Bromley Cricket Club
Founded in 1881, the
Abbots Bromley Cricket Club now has their home at the Anglesey Ground off Swan Lane (by kind permission of the Abbots
Bromley School for Girls).
The club provides opportunities for all ages to play and watch through a variety of
- Kwik Cricket (under 12's): Practice on Saturday mornings with matches on Friday evenings.
15's: Practice on Monday evenings and play matches on Thursday evenings.
From over 15's to 50+'s there are
- Saturdays: First XI play in the Derbyshire and District Cricket League Division 7 South and
Friendly XI play local "friendly" fixtures
- Sundays: 1st XI: Lichfield League Division 2
occasional mid-week matches.
Occasional friendly matches are arranged when the need arises. A new innovation in 2001
was the limited-over intra village competition.
New players, spectators and social members are always welcome,
please contact one of the officers below.
Cricket Club contacts:
- Club Chairman: Chris Wood - (01283)
- Vice Chairman: John Haley - (01283) 841007
- Secretary: Dave Jones - (01283)
- Treasurer: Sarah Roberts - (01283) 840975
Web pages: Abbots Bromley Cricket Club
Abbots Bromley Dance Classes
A dancing school is operating in
Abbots Bromley catering for all ages, levels and abilities in a fun and friendly atmosphere at the Village Hall, Bagot
Ballet, tap and modern classes are held every week. If required there is also the opportunity to take
exams in each of the subjects and participate in shows and competitions.
Angelina is a qualified member of the
Midland Independent Dance Arts Association (which is recognised by the Stage Dance Council).
She has appeared
in professional productions with performers such as Danny La Rue, Les Dawson, Cannon and Ball and Russ Abbott. Angelina
has also appeared in television programmes including Boon with Michael Elphick, Pebble Mill at One, Crossroads and
various TV commercials.
For further information please visit her web site
or contact her
Abbots Bromley Exercise Classes
Alison is currently at the village hall on a Thursday morning. Further classes may be added during the year so please
check the website for up to date information.
10.30am - Village Hall – The Ladies
This class is suitable for the mature, active adult wishing to maintain or improve their fitness level.
All areas of fitness are incorporated into the hours class, for example: stamina, strength, balance, co-ordination,
flexibility, posture along with some fun too! If you would like to come along and try the session please give Alison a
Please contact Alison on either 07813 508773 or e-mail: Alison
, alternatively have a look at www.aljfitness.vpweb.co.uk
for further information.
Abbots Bromley Footpath Society
Formed in 1971, the Abbots Bromley Footpath Society exists to promote the use of Rights of Way in Abbots Bromley and the
Since then the Society has been responsible for the re-opening of many paths in the area
by clearing undergrowth and erecting stiles and bridges.
The Society holds regular walks which are informal and
open to everyone to attend. Details appear in the on-line diary
, monthly Parish Magazine and on
posters around the village. Download the 2017 walks
Annual membership is £1 per household and members are provided with a copy of the annual
programme. For further details contact Roger Rooke on 01283-840516.
Abbots Bromley Joint Scout and Guide Group
In Abbots Bromley we have seven units that meet on a regular basis and use the Scout Hut to organise and take part in
Anyone between the ages of 5 and 18 years can be involved. We have over 100 young members in
the group, supported by leaders, young leaders and parent helpers.
For a young person, the Abbots Bromley Scout
Group and Guiding units are a place to have fun, make new friends, learn new skills and have the kind of adventures that
you can't have anywhere else.
Whether you're a young person who wants a taste of adventure, a parent who's
looking for a new interest for their child, or an adult who wants to volunteer or help out in some way, we want to hear
- 1st A.B. Rainbows: Jenny Simmonds (01283 840887)
- 1st A.B. Brownies: Lesley Griggs (07800 824732)
- 3rd A.B. Guides: Emma Catterall (01283 840358)
- 1st A.B. Beaver Scouts: Hannah Love (07807 102162)
- 1st A.B. Cub Scouts: Simon Wilson (01283 840224)
- 1st A.B. Scouts: Rebecca Male (07913 355072 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
- 1st A.B. Explorer Scouts: Ed Bayliss (07768 046582)
Abbots Bromley Ladies Club
Abbots Bromley Ladies Club is a long established village club and currently has members from Abbots Bromley and a small
number from local outlying villages. We have an elected committee (which oversees the general running of the club)
although we are an informal organisation.
We are a very friendly club, offering meetings (with speakers) or
social events every month, except August. In addition there are occasional social events and we generally support a
local charity or two during the year.
We meet on the third Thursday of the month, in Church House, Abbots
Bromley at 7.30 pm and membership costs just £10 per year. We look forward to meeting you…a warm welcome awaits!
If you would like further information, please call Karen Hill on 01889 586379 or email email@example.com
Abbots Bromley Netball Club
Abbots Bromley Netball Club is open to anyone who would like to get fit or have fun.
We train on Wednesday from
1830 - 2000 at Abbots Bromley Girls School.
Find us on Facebook as "Abbots Bromley Netball
Club"Netball Club contacts
Chair: Niki Evans - 07854-288096
Secretary: Claire Collier -
Treasurer: Claire Gould - 07967-885554
Abbots Bromley Sports Association
Abbots Bromley Sports Association brings together the Cricket Club, the Football Club and the Junior Football
Club to work towards a new sports ground for the village that may well in time incorporate other sports.
availability of a site on Lichfield Road and the approval of an initial planning application has created the opportunity
to raise funding to see the project realised.
ABSA is always looking for others to be involved and more
information can be found on their web pages at www.absasport.co.uk
is an overview of the proposed development:
Abbots Bromley Tennis Club
The Tennis Club is situated next
to the Village Hall
where we have two macadam courts with floodlighting.
We are a small
friendly club and we are always on the look out for new members - no experience necessary! The club is LTA
Wednesday evenings from 6.00 is the club night session, a good time for new members to come along and
join in. (All abilities are welcome).
Tuesday evenings are reserved for coaching and juniors.
run 2 teams in the Burton area leagues.
For membership enquiries email firstname.lastname@example.org
for the attention of Membership Secretary, Wendy
For general enquiries email email@example.com
for the attention of club Secretary, Richard
Web pages: Abbots
Bromley Tennis Club
Abbots Bromley Women's Institute
Abbots Bromley WI meets in Church House on the second Monday of each
month at 7.30 pm.
We are affiliated to the Staffordshire Federation of Women’s Institutes (SFWI) and
celebrated our 95th birthday in June 2017. Our institute offers fun and friendship, with a wide range of interesting
and diverse speakers, who give talks on subjects such as Shetland and Orkney, Living with MS and Making Wine from
We also organise many social events including birthday teas, quizzes, group meetings, often attend
meetings and parties of other WI’s, go on organised walks, and regularly enjoy afternoon tea.
We raise funds
for charity at Horn Dance Day, and organise St Nicholas Church Christmas Tree Festival. We participate in the
activities of other local organisations including knitting sensory bands for the local day centre and helping at the
village nursery school. Visits are made to house-bound people in their homes, which is part of the National
Federation’s campaign to alleviate loneliness.
Special events are organised by the SFWI, including meetings
with well-known speakers, lunches, visits to specialist gardens and craft shows. Every year members have the
opportunity to attend courses at Denman College in Oxfordshire, which is the home of WI learning and provides
educational courses in many different subjects. Recently our members have attended courses on gardening, bridge,
jewellery making and Shakespeare.
Our members are a bright and lively group of ladies, who will give a very
warm welcome to all visitors and new members.
WI motto – Inspiring Women!
Telephone: 01283 840523
Blithfield Sailing Club
Blithfield Sailing Club is based on Blithfield Reservoir. New members are welcome and beginners
training courses are run for both juniors and adults throughout year.
The main sailing day is Sunday, although
Wednesday evenings and Saturdays are also busy during the summer.
If you want to bring home Olympic Gold, one of
the best places to practice is on your doorstep!
More information is available on the club web pages (see link
For more information contact Tim Male:
Web pages: Blithfield Sailing Club