St Bees Village Organisations

St Bees Parish A B C directory –  from the “St Bees News” flyleaf

Area Visitor /              The church parish is divided into 30 small areas each with an official
Good Neighbour        Church Visitor whose task is to welcome and help people in the 
Scheme                        name of the Priory Church. Co-ordinator – M Westhead (822674).

Arts Society                meets every two months on the last Wednesday of the month at
                                       8.00 p.m. Venue to be arranged. Details from Dilys Brownrigg
                                       (822584) or Chris Robson 822468.

Bellringing                  The Priory has a ring of 8 bells. Those interested in ringing or
                                       learning to ring, contact D Sim, 31 Main Street. Practice
                                       Wednesdays, 8.00 pm.  Sundays, ring at 10.00 a.m.

Brownies                     Brownies meet on Tuesdays. Further details can be obtained
                                       from Leanne Cherry, contact 07805154408.

Cubs, Scouts,               Cubs for children aged 8 – 10, meet on Thursdays, 6.30 – 8pm.              
Beavers                         Beavers meet on Thursdays (term time) from 5.00 – 6.00 pm.
                                       Details from Graham Young. They meet in CCF Hut,
                                       St Bees School. Scouts meet at Egremont.

Choir                            rehearses on Sundays at 9.30 a.m. Details from Frank Bowler, the Organist (Tel. 825307).

Churchwardens          are leading lay Church members who will be pleased to help and
                                       advise on church matters. Malcolm Lightfoot, Tom Kelly.

Councillors                 Copeland – Cllr Jeffrey Hailes- 01946 814819, 7.00 to 9.00 p.m
                                       Monday to Friday. Cumbria – Cllr Chris Whiteside, 01946 67575 or
                                       07798667678. E-mail

First Responders        provide Basic Life Support in association with the Ambulance
                                       Service. Contact Andy Brock 823497

Football                       Contacts – Seniors Tony Barnett 590640.
Association                 Juniors (U-12) – Alec Morton 823992 & Alastair Billson.

Freemasons                St Bega Lodge meet 7:00 p.m. On 2nd Wed of each month, Village
                                       Hall. Details: 01946 64275 or

Friends of the              assists in the conservation of the Priory and encourages interest in
Priory                            its historical and architectural heritage. facebook page click here
                                       or Tom Rice, Treasurer, Green Ghyll, Greendykes, Egremont.

Garden Society           Details from Mark Hewertson, (Tel. 01946 825468). Flower Show is
                                       held on the 3rd Saturday in August.

 Guides                        Guides – West Cumbria Guides meet on Mondays.  
                                      Rangers – Rangers meet on alternate Mondays
                                      Rainbows – a new Rainbow unit serving St Bees, Bigrigg
                                      and Moor Row will open in October meeting in Bigrigg on Mondays

                                     For more details contact
                                     or register online via 

History Group             works towards improving knowledge of local history. Lectures
                                      arranged periodically. Details from Chris Robson 822468.

Over 60’s Club            meets in Hodgett’s Club on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month:
                                      2.00 – 4.00 p.m. Details – Gill Richardson Tel. 822394.

Parish Council           The civil council. Clerk to the Council is Mrs Jane Donaldson, East House,
                                     Coulderton. Tel. (01946) 822560, email, who
                                     will answer queries on civil parish matters.  

Church Council         This is the Parochial Church Council, which deals with  Priory Church matters.

                                      Secretary – Jon Mellor,

Playgroup                  meets every Wednesday in term time only, from 9.30 – 11.30 a.m. in
(Toddler Group)         New College Hall, St Bees Priory. Details from Amy Linton –
                                     Email –

Pop-in Cafe                Every Thursday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon – Pop-in Cafe in New
                                     College Hall. Everyone welcome  – Coffee and homemade cakes.
Pre-School                 meets in the new building next to the Village School, All day, 5 days a  week.

                                     For children of 2 years upwards. Contact on 823880.

Prayer Group             meets on Thursdays from 1.45 – 3.15 p.m. in New College Hall . All
                                     denominations welcome.

Priory Singers           rehearse in Old College Hall, Mondays at 8.00 p.m. Details from Frank Bowler. (01946) 825307.

Seagalls                      meets first Tuesday of month at 7.30pm in the Seacote Hotel.  Contact
                                     Lynne Smith – Tel. 822285  – or Judith 07772523742

St Bees Triers            Friendly running club for all abilities. Every Thursday 6pm & 7pm.
                                     Email Tel. 823497 Web

St Bees Youth            meets 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 7.00 p.m. in New College

Group                          Hall. All youngsters of secondary school age are welcome. See Priory website for details .

Village School           exists to raise funds for the school and to foster links between school
Association               and community. Secretary – via School – Tel. 822392.

Village Hall               Management Committee administers Hodgett’s Club. For details and
                                    booking contact Phil or Valerie Turpin (Tel 823772).

Village in Bloom       Details from Eileen B Todd, 14 Main Street. St Bees. (Tel 822522).

Village Web Site       Information for inclusion should be sent to Ian McAndrew (822326) or
                            Address is

Women’s                    meets 2nd Monday of month at 7.30 p.m. usually in New College Hall
Institute                     (see program). Contact Roxanne Benson Tel 823137.

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