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Martock offers a wide range of hobbies and craft clubs. There are a number of very popular groups from quilting, to weekly bingo and monthly whist sessions at the Parish Hall. There is also the very active Gardening Group, a History Society, not forgetting the various exercise groups with regular weekly classes.

For more information about the various groups, see the list below.

Come for a Coffee

A great opportunity to meet and make friends and enjoy a chat. Coffee and cakes. Check our events calendar for more information.

Contact: Jenny Becker 01935 822144

Ash Craft and Lacemakers

Lacemaking and craft group meet every Wednesday 2pm to 4pm at Ash Pavilion.

Contact: Rosemary Gay 01935 824152

Ash Quilters

Quilting group meet every Thursday 1:30pm to 5:30pm at Ash Pavilion.

Contact: Rosemary Gay 01935 824152

BHAM – Bower Hinton Ash and Martock Running Group

We run together on a Monday evening and regularly run a beginners programme please ring for more details

We also have a Sunday Trail run and are entering races around Somerset and Dorset.

If you are interested in running with others do get in touch.

Contact: Neil Brannagan-Fuller 07833235605 / www.bhamrunners.org

Boccia

Anyone for a game of Boccia?

At Swallowfields Court, Mow Barton, North Street, Martock. Tuesdays from 11am to 12pm

Contact: Di Ramsay 01823 345626 / 01823 345626 / [email protected]

Evergreens

Weekly seniors bingo club in the Community Room at Bearley House on Mondays 2pm to 4pm

Contact: Doreen Southall 01935 823063

Guardians of Martock Church

The Guardians charity was formed to provide funds for the restoration of the fabric of All Saints’ Church Martock. Regular concerts are held in the church and tickets are available from Martock News and Martock Gallery.

Contact: David Marshall 01935 823430

Martock & Ash Mothers’ Union

The Mothers’ Union is a worldwide organisation committed to preserving family life and marriage. Martock and Ash Mothers’ Union meet on the first Tuesday of each month at All Saints’ Church at 2:00 pm.

Contact: Branch leader: Brenda Bailey 01935 825227 / themothersunion.org

Martock & District Gardening Society

The gardening society holds regular events which are open to all, including lectures, visits to local nurseries and public and private gardens. To find out more about these see the ‘What’s On’ section of this website.

For enquires and further information please contact:

Mr Gareth Issac on 01935 823366 or [email protected]

Mr Brian Yearley on 01935 829705 or [email protected]

Martock & District U3A

Fun, Friends, Interests – if you live in or near Martock and would like to enjoy new hobbies and interests and meet new people come and join us.

Martock & District U3A is open to all who are no longer in full-time employment. It is the time to make the most of life, giving you the chance to enjoy new hobbies and interests and make new friends.

We have monthly meetings every 2nd Wednesday of each month with interesting speakers, local topic and socials and over 30 interest groups meeting each month, with new groups starting regularly.

Current groups: Art/Watercolours, Art Appreciation, Birdwatching, Book Club, Classical Jazz, Computing, Cycling, Easy Walks, Family History, Flower Arranging, French, Gardening, German, Italian, Latin, Local History, Lunch Club, Mah Jong, Mindfulness, MOTO, Paper Crafting, Philosophy, Photography, Play Reading, Quizzes, Recorder, Scrabble, Sewing, Spanish, Theatre, Ukelele, Wildlife, Writing

Contact: 07510178094 / [email protected] / www.u3a.org.uk

Martock Community Group

The Martock Community Group organises cultural and social events and raises funds for local charities.

We manage the Martock Film Nights and organise Santa’s tour of Martock. If you would like to join us please give us a call.

Contact: Liz Burke 01935 824449 / [email protected]

Martock Film Nights

Martock Film Nights are open to all at Martock Parish Hall, usually the last Saturday of September, October, November, January, February, March and April.

For details of films, times and tickets please see the What’s on Section or visit the Martock Film Nights website: www.martockfilmnight.co.uk

The Film Nights are presented by Moviola in association with Martock Community Group.

Contact: [email protected] / 01935 826457

Martock Friends Active Living Group

Martock Friends Active Living Group meet every Thursday in the community room at Bearley House, East Street.

The group caters for Martocks senior residents and offers Lots of chat, activities, as well as outings and talks. Never a dull moment!

The weekly sessions run from 10am to 3pm and includes lunch and refreshments during the day. If you or someone you know are at a loose end on a Thursday and fancy a sociable day out why not come and visit…

For more information about what we do or how to get there contact the Seniors’ Support Coordinator ( we may be able to offer help with transport if that is something that prevents you from joining us).

Contact: Caroline Bennett 07946121612

Martock Local History Society

Between September and April we have talks at Martock Primary School on mainly local topics. Usually on the 4th Tuesday of the month, unless half term at the school. In May, June and July we have outdoor visits. No Meeting December or August. Annual membership is £10 for all 10 meetings, or £3 per meeting. Everyone very welcome.

For more info www.martockhistory.co.uk or contact Fergus Dowding on 822202

Quirky Quilters

Quilting group meet every other Tuesday 12pm to 4:30pm at Stoke sub Hamdon Memorial Hall

Contact: Sue Chiswell 01935 829005 / [email protected]

Royal British Legion

Martock Branch: https://www.britishlegion.org.uk/branches/martock

Contact: Secretary: Mr. Waterhouse 01935 823628

Slimming World

Martock Slimming World group meets every Tuesday evening at 3:30, 5:30 and 7:30pm and on a Thursday morning at 9:30am and 11.30 at the Martock Christian Fellowship Church. Church Street

Contact: Josie 07769 908544 / www.slimmingworld.com

SSAFA (Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen & Families Association)

National organisation which aids servicemen and women and their families in times of need.

Contact: 01935 841331 / www.ssafa.org.uk

Stanchester Quilters

Quilting group meet every Thursday 10am to 12pm at Ash Pavilion.

Contact: Dru Perry 01935 822703

Stepping Stones Bereavement Support Group

We are here to help you through those difficult times following the loss of a loved one or the loss of a job,loss of confidence or loss of a pet.We will be really pleased to see you and help in any way.

Venue: The George, opposite the church.

The group meets on the 1st Monday of each month 2:30pm to 4pm and 3rd Saturday each month 10:30am to 12pm.

Contact: Jan Masters 01935 823062

Wayfarers

Social club for adults with learning difficulties. Fortnightly meetings are held at 7:30 to 9:30pm at The Pavilion. Please contact for more details.

Contact: Pat Jewell 01935 824473

Martock Wednesday Club

A warm welcome is offered every Wednesday at Martock Youth Centre for this social and inclusive group. It is open for all over the age of 18. Current time is 2pm to 3:30pm, but changing to 10:30 to 12:30.

There is the opportunity to play pool and join in the activities, (be it arts and crafts, gardening, relaxation session, board games etc) or just enjoy a cuppa, biscuit and chat. All new ideas welcome.

Come and be part of this supportive and welcoming group. It is a space to be yourself without fear of judgement.

50p a session with free tea/coffee and biscuits. Come along and make this group your own.

For more information please contact Naomi on 07539754413 or [email protected]

Weight Watchers

Martock Weight Watchers group meets every Tuesday evening at 5.30pm and Wednesday mornings at 9.30am – The Pavilion.

Contact: Jodie Nesbitt 0845 6777788 / weightwatchers.co.uk

Whist Drive

Held most months on the last Wednesday of the month at 2pm to 4pm at the Parish Hall. All welcome.

Please contact Mrs Connolly to confirm when the next Drive will be.

Contact: Yvonne Connolly 01935 823487

Women’s Institute

Meets at 2.00 pm at The Recreation Ground Pavilion, Stoke Road, Martock, unless otherwise stated. Meetings usually start with WI news and business, followed at about 2:45pm, by a Speaker or activity, and refreshments. Visitors and new members are very welcome.

Contact: Brenda Swindells 01935 508265

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