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We have listed a number of clubs, societies and venues around Bishops Cleeve if you have an organisation and would like to have it listed, send an email to

Listed here is a brief description, a telephone number and contact name as well as a link to a website and/or an email address if available. The organisation names are in alphabetical order so scroll down to find the one you are interested in.

New Service

Since October 2017, Village and Community Agents have become a new service which integrates the roles of the Village/Community Agents and the Social Prescribing service called Community Connectors. For information about this service contact 01452 528491. 



Newlands Park Sports and Social Club, and home to Cheltenham Tigers Ruby Club. This community facility has been recently refurbished and is available for hire for private and community functions. There are numerous sports facilities pitches available free to Schools and for Charities. As well as Rugby, there a number of organisations already housed here amongst them a Dance class, Martial Arts, Pigeon fanciers club and a Tractor Club. For more information contact 01242 672752

Bishops Cleeve Bowling Club

Following a public meeting called by the Parish Council; Bishops Cleeve Bowling Club was formed on 23rd February 1999, under the Chairmanship of Wing Commander John Dyer RAF, by a group of like-minded individuals who wished to see a bowling green built in the village. The Parish Council were to build the facility, as part of the larger sports field project, with the aid of a grant from the National Lottery, and lease it to the Bowling Club.

The lottery bid failed, but the wish to have a bowling green was strong, and eventually funds were raised from other sources, notably a grant from Tewkesbury Borough Council and a precept on the Parish Council element of the Council Tax. Over a period of six plus years the Bowling Club maintained interest among its members by playing short mat bowls, initially in the Tithe Barn and later in the Methodist Church Hall, until its own facilities were ready.   

Work started on Tuesday 6th July 2004 to construct the Bowling Green, which was formally opened on 23rd April 2005 (St George’s Day) by Councilor Mike Beresford who had been the driving force behind the sports field project. The Clubhouse was incomplete so the Bowling Club operated initially from a storage container until occupying the Clubhouse on Friday 10th June 2005. The Sports Field complex (including the Bowling Club) was officially opened on Saturday 20th August 2005 by Sir Geoff Hurst, of England’s 1966 World Cup winning football team fame.

Bishops Cleeve Bowling Club occupies a site on the Northern edge of the Bishops Cleeve sports field, the Clubhouse is to the western side of the Green, and enjoys a superb view across the football pitches to the Cotswold escarpment and Cleeve Hill to the east. The view is enhanced from time to time by the sight of passing steam trains in the distance on the preserved Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway, and of gliders in the sky finding thermals in which to soar over the hills.

The Club Colours are purple and white, echoing those of Cleeve School and reflecting a tenuous link with Bishops purple. The Club badge reflects the chess board design of the Parish Council Chairman’s badge of office. The motto ‘Facta non Verba’ may be translated as ‘Deeds not Words’.
Go to the club's website by clicking go to bowling

Bishops Cleeve & District Chamber of Commerce

The BCDCC are a group of businesses in and around Bishops Cleeve. Information can be found within the pages of this website. 
Our aims and ambitions can be found at about us
The list of committee members is available - click committee

Bishops Cleeve Players

Formed in 1955, Bishop’s Cleeve Players is an established and experienced amateur dramatic group. Apart from major productions at The Tithe Barn, The Playhouse Cheltenham and The Kings Theatre Gloucester, the players appear regularly in and around the Gloucester, Tewkesbury and Cheltenham area at a wide range of venues including Church and Village Halls, Clubs, Associations, Societies and Schools.
Productions range from one and two act plays to shows incorporating music, sketches, pantomime, poetry and monologues with a definite bias towards gentle humour.
We are always keen to welcome new members to our happy troupe. The overriding requirements are a sense of humour and a willingness to try things.
If you get a kick out of seeing people really enjoy themselves then give us a call.
We have had particular success in raising money for local and national charities, so if your club, society, venue or group would like to host an event or participate in a joint production then please contact us.

Whatever your requirements please call Sandy on 01242 673729 or email or visit our website at

Cleeve Chorale

We are a friendly choral society drawing its members from Bishop's Cleeve and the surrounding area.  We  meet on Tuesday evenings in term time at Bishop's Cleeve Primary School, Tobyfield Road, 7.30 - 9.30pm.  New members are welcome. Cleeve Chorale reg. charity no. 284752

Website is and our email is

Cleeve School

At Cleeve School the aim is to raise the aspirations of our pupils through the learning they experience. We intend to equip them with necessary skills to face the challenges of the 21st century and encourage them to become life-long learners.

We make every student matter by:

    * Establishing individual targets and acting upon them
    * Encouraging our students to be confident, active, and responsible global citizens
    * Encouraging a love for learning and recognition that education is liberation
    * Creating and supporting a diverse range of enriching experiences
    * Celebrating achievement at every level

Cleeve School website link

Cleeve Harmony

Cleeve Harmony. We are an Award Winning Ladies A- Cappella Chorus. We are looking for new members, ladies of all ages are welcome, no need to have had any experience of singing or be able to read music only requirement that you enjoy a good sing and enjoy the company of others who like to do the same, why not give us a try. We meet every Wednesday in the Tithe Barn, Bishop’s Cleeve, at 7.30pm until 9.30pm.
For more information contact
Call 07737 280336

Denley Hall - Cleeve Senior Club

From an idea in 1946 and with the support of Gloucestershire County Council, a New Modern Building became available in 1988 for the sole use of Senior Citizens. It was subsequently purchased from the County Council on behalf of the Membership in 1998. Non-Sectarian, Non-Political and a Registered Charity, Membership is open for the over 60s resident in Bishops Cleeve, Woodmancote, and Surrounding Areas, having over 300 Members. The Club is open 6 and sometimes 7 days a week for various Social Events and Activities.

The activities include Short Mat Bowls, Skittles, Bingo, Yoga, Exercise Class, Whist, Painting & Handicrafts, Poetry, and Walking Group.
We also have Musical Evenings, which include Folk, Choir, Groups and "Sing-a-longs" etc. There are also outings to various places of interest, Quiz Nights, Slide Shows, and Guest Speakers on a wide range of subjects.
We are a friendly and caring Club and we believe that as a Club for the over 60s we are unique, in fact it would appear we are the only Club of its kind in the South of England, if not further afield.
So if you are over 60 and need to make new friends and enjoy new interests come along to a Coffee Morning on Wednesdays or Saturdays between 10.00am and 11.00am, we will make you very welcome. A few words with the Membership Secretary, a Committee Member, or Phone Terry on 01242 678378, will deal with any questions you may have about becoming a Member.
Email address is now: bishopscleeve seniors
Website is 
www.bishopscleeve seniors

Please note the web and email addresses are not active yet 2017/08/21

The Ecumenical Parish of Bishop’s Cleeve

The local ecumenical project is the means by which all the Christian churches in the wider parish of Bishop’s Cleeve seek to work together in a union of fellowship and service to the community.

The churches concerned are:

  • Methodist Church, Bishop’s Cleeve

  • St Michael’s Church, Bishop’s Cleeve

  • The Church of The Ascension, Southam

  • St Peter’s, Cleeve Hill

  • Free Church, Woodmancote

  • Roman Catholic Church, Bishop’s Cleeve (worships in St Michael’s Church)

The Church Office co-ordinates the ecumenical administrative work and deals with all enquiries concerning the ecumenical parish:

Church Office
St Michael’s Hall
School Road
Bishop’s Cleeve
GL52 8BA

Phone/fax: (01242) 673612

The Church Office is open: 10-12 and 1:30-3:30 (Mon to Friday)

Friends of Bishops Cleeve Primary School

An organisation to help with fund raising activities for the Bishops Cleeve Primary School in Tobyfield Road. To find out more click on the link

The Tithe Barn

A Grade II listed 15th Century building in the heart of the village

The Tithe Barn is a registered charity, which is owned by Bishop’s Cleeve, and for which the Parish Council are the trustees.
The building needs to have access for the disabled to the main hall and provide all the facilities of bar, cloakrooms, and kitchen on the same level as the main hall. The committee also want to install a hearing loop and to modernise the stage to improve its appearance and sound qualities and make it more accessible.
The only income the Village Hall receives is from the hire of the facilities but with the support of the Parish and the Borough Council, and our own ‘Extension’ funds, we are over half way to our estimated total requirement of £300,000.
See more at the barn go to:

Transition Cleeve

If you are concerned with the future and how we are using fossil fuels join us. We want to discover a new way to live.

Bishops Cleeve U3A

Currently there are 15 interested groups including Book Circle, Bridge, Creative Writing, Family History, German, IT Studies, Luncheons, Mah Jong, Photography, Play Reading, Poetry, Spanish and Walking

Meeting Venue is Woodmancote New Village Hall
Contact Mary Enderby on 01242 676993 for more details


Bishops Cleeve W I

Meeting at the Tithe Barn on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.15pm
The WI provides a friendly and regular opportunity for women to meet and enjoy the company of others

Come along to a meeting, no pressure, just come and see if it's for you.

Contact:  Claire Knight on 01242 678953 or Daphne Cherry on 01242 678485

All women welcome

Woodmancote Men's Probus Club

Is a club for retired professional and businessmen, meets every Tuesday (except after a bank holiday) at 10 am in the New Village Hall.  Currently there are 55 members.  The meetings mainly take the form of a talk by a visiting speaker, sometimes illustrated.  Other activities of interest to the membership are also arranged.  Visitors are always welcome and there is no pressure or obligation to join the Club.  Should you have any questions or wish to know more, the Secretary, Dick Rands, can be contacted on 672132.

Woodmancote Senior Citizens Club

Founded in 1982 with the aims of promoting friendship, fellowship and entertainment.  They welcome new members so if you would like further information about this friendly club, please contact B Sharpe on 676589

Woodmancote Society

The Woodmancote Society was established in 1978. Its overarching aim is to foster, support & promote the development of a strong and vibrant community in the village of Woodmancote.

To this end we organise a range of activities including:

  • Barbecues,
  • Skittles Evenings
  • Local Country walks (not too strenuous!)
  • Trips to the Theatre. 
  • Quiz Evenings
  • Wine Tasting
  • Treasure Hunts for Children

We aim to organise at least one event per month, especially during the warmer months.
Now On Line go to the Website
This website is designed to keep existing and potential members abreast of current and planned Woodmancote Society activities.

Woodmancote New Village Hall

There are some vacancies in the bookings for the small hall in the New
Village Hall, Woodmancote, which is at the end of Bushcombe Close.

These vacancies are mainly on Wednesdays, Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays, except when the Cricket Club has booked Sundays in the summer. The hall holds 80 people standing or 50 sitting. It has its own small kitchen and a bar is available by arrangement.

Details can be seen on, and on the booking secretary is Jim Makin on 0776 641 3376

Love Woodmancote

This is an independent site run for the residents of Woodmancote and any other persons interested in the village. You will find useful information about the village its facilities and history. Anyone who has useful or informative information relating to the village is quite welcome to send it in for inclusion via the contact link above.

Web address: