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This is intended to be a broad list of organisations in and around Winnersh that may be of interest to Winnersh residents.  If you would like your organisation added please email the webmaster with your details - and don’t forget to update us if any of those details change!

Name of Organisation


Contact Details

1st Winnersh Scout Group

Beavers Colonies meet Monday & Thursday 5.45-7.00pm

Cub Packs meet Tuesday & Wednesday 6.30-8.00pm

Scout Troops meet Monday & Thursday 7.30-9.00pm.

All groups meet at Dinton Activity Centre during term time only.

Hester Grafham (Group Scout Leader)

Email: info@1stwinnersh.org.uk

Website: www.1stwinnersh.org.uk

1st Winnersh Brownies

Meet on Mondays at Sindlesham Baptist Church Hall, Bearwood Road 17:45-19:15

Email: 1stwinnershbrownies@gmail.com

2nd Winnersh Brownies

Meet on Fridays at St Mary’s Church Hall

Website: www.2ndwinnershbrownies.org.uk

3rd Winnersh Brownies

Meet on Wednesdays at St Mary’s Church Hall 17:30-19:00

Email: 3rdwinnershbrownies@gmail.com

3rd Winnersh Guides

Looking for girls between the ages of 10-14 to join the local Guide unit. Meet on Fridays, during term term, from 7.30-9pm at St Mary's Church Hall.

Email: 3rdwinnershguides@gmail.com


Local group of volunteers who help to keep Winnersh tidy by regularly picking up litter in their local area. Litter pickers and rubbish bags are provided. For more information see Contact on right.

David Baker
Email: david@opendoorconsulting.co.uk

Berkshire Area Group
N Gauge Society

Model railway club meets on the 2nd & 4th Wednesday of each month at Sindlesham Baptist Church Hall, Bearwood Road, Sindlesham RG41 5BB from 19.30 to 22.00. Visitors are always welcome.

Website: www.bagladdies.weebly.com

Berkshire Ornithological Club

Berkshire Ornithological Club welcomes birdwatchers of all abilities. Fortnightly indoor meetings between September and April are held at Reading University. Organised excursions and field trips to many birding sites within Berkshire and further afield.

Ruth Angus (Publicity Officer)
0118 9894928

Centre Forward Community Action Group

A group of local residents within the Rainbow Park and Courts areas of Winnersh that works with partners, such as WBC, housing associations and voluntary groups, to get the best for the community. The group raises money for local projects and runs activities for all the community, including indoor bowls (Tue & Thu), monthly mini bus trips to assist the less able to get out and to help with shopping, monthly over 50 lunches and regular social events.

The Chairman  0118 901 9119

Email: brutonallan@gmail.com

Website: see Hosted Page

Charvil Choirs

Charvil Girls' Choir is for 10 - 18 year olds; Tapestry is a female vocal ensemble singing mainly songs from stage and screen and Charvil Voices is a ladies choir. Contact Suzanne to join or for more information.

Suzanne Newman

0118 934 0589

Email: suzanneynewman@btinternet.com

Dinton Walking Group

Leisurely paced walks of between 4 - 6 miles are organised by the group.  Some walks include pub lunches and others go further afield and include coach trips.  The group meets on the first Tuesday of every month at Barkham Village Hall.      

Sheila Garfoot  0118 9619367
Email: s.garfoot@ntlworld.com

Website: see Hosted Page

Friends of the Loddon Community Nature Reserve

Part of the Berks, Bucks & Oxon Wildlife Trust, organises work parties to enhance the Loddon environment.

Rhiannon Harrington, Community Wildlife Officer  01628 829574 ext 202
Email: rhiannonharrington@bbowt.org.uk

Website: www.bbowt.org.uk

Friends of Winnersh Meadows

A group of local residents set up to oversee what happens to Winnersh Meadows, the public open space between Arbor Lane and the A329(M).

Janet Dodsworth

Email: janet.dodsworth@btinternet.com

Phoenix and Ranelagh Hockey Club

Meet at Reading University. Training days Wed 19:45-21:00 for ladies and Thu 19:45-21:00 for men.

Email: info@prhockeyclub.co.uk

Website: www.prhockeyclub.co.uk

Royal British Legion, Winnersh Branch

Winnersh Branch is at Woodward Close Winnersh RG41 5LP. Branches are the lifeline of the Legion and the volunteers that run them work tirelessly to raise funds and provide welfare support whilst offering a social focus for their members to meet. Meet on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 8 pm.

Email: jstrange@britishlegion.org.uk

Website: berkshire.britishlegion.org.uk

Sindlesham Baptist Church

Sindlesham Baptist Church (opposite the Bearwood Recreation Ground) has been around since 1828 but today it sees itself as go-ahead and very unstuffy. It has a diverse congregation, is known for being welcoming, and seeks to be a relevant part of the wider community and to partner with other local churches.

Main contact:

Rev. Calvin Julian-Jones   0118 978 3022

Email: c.julian-jones@tiscali.co.uk

Website: www.sindleshambaptistchurch.com

St Catherine Bearwood, Sindlesham

Church of England. Built in 1846 by the Walter family, this church is on Bearwood Road (RG41 5BN) south of the Walter Arms. Worship each Sunday at 11:00.

The Revd Samuel Denyer  0118 977 6221

Website: www.achurchnearyou.com/bear-wood-st-catherine

St Mary the Virgin, Winnersh

Church of England. Built in 1965, a friendly modern church located in Church Close (RG41 5NA) off Robinhood Lane by the train station. Worship each Sunday at 9:30.

The Revd Samuel Denyer  0118 977 6221

Website:www.achurchnearyou.com/winners h-st-mary-the-virgin

SalGO Assist

A donation of £2000 was sent to a poor rural community in Andhra Pradesh, S. India in 2000 by the Parish of St. Nicholas Hurst & St.Mary's Winnersh. A revolving loans scheme was established enabling people to start small businesses. Since then SalGO has raised money to build an orphanage, started hostel, foster and family support schemes and bought 3½ acres of land for 45 families to become self-sufficient.

For more information please contact: clifford_pat@wynhurst.plus.com

South Reading Fuchsia & Geranium Group

We meet on the 1st Friday of the month at St Peters Church Hall, Earley, RG6 1EY at 7.30pm. We welcome speakers on a variety of gardening subjects to our meetings. We have a Group evening visit to a garden arranged in June, as well as 3 Annual Flower Shows. Visitor's welcome. Yearly membership only £8!

Joy Craig

Phone: 01189663237

Email: craig.j3@sky.com

The Thames Valley Chorus

Men's Choir, singing unaccompanied 4 part harmony. Meets at Waingels College, Waingels Road, Woodley RG5 4RF on Tuesday evenings at 7.30pm all through the year (except Christmas week).

Brian Milbank 0118 959 8701

Email: membership@tvchorus.co.uk

Website: www.tvchorus.co.uk/join.html

Trinity Concert Band

A wind band based in Lower Earley playing music from a wide range of sources - classical transcriptions, original band compositions, music from stage and screen, pop and swing as well as the traditional marches! Perform 4-5 formal concerts per year including a concert each year at Bearwood Theatre.

Email: trinityband@hotmail.co.uk

Website: www.trinityband.co.uk

Also on Facebook and Twitter

Wargames Association of Reading

A miniature tabletop club for wargamers in the Reading area established in 1978. Meet weekly at the Winnersh Community Centre where up to sixty members play tabletop games from Ancients to Modern and beyond.

Website: www.wargamesassociationreading.co.uk

Winnersh Ballroom Dance Club

Meet at the Winnersh Community Centre.

Not able to take any more people (and already have a long waiting list).

Winnersh Community Partnership

Objectives include: to improve the quality of life in Winnersh Parish; to mobilise cohesion in the community; to foster new initiatives; to encourage and support co-operation between existing groups. Formerly known as the Winnersh Village Centre Management Initiative (WVCMI).

Amrita Auch  0118 979 4482

Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=4385862 1558&ref=mf#

Winnersh & District Historical Society

The purpose of the society is to study, share and record the history of Winnersh and its surrounding area,  Currently the society has suspended its meetings.

Website: see Hosted Page

Winnersh Neighbourhood Action Group (NAG)

By working directly with the Police, Wokingham Borough Council and the Parish Council, the NAG is well placed to help problem solve the main issues that the community has raised through survey responses.

Phone: 07956 198573

Email: winnersh.nag@talktalk.net

Website: www.winnersh-nag.org.uk

Winnersh Rangers Football Club (WRFC)

A very successful football club catering for all ages of boys and girls and fielding nearly 30 teams in various tournaments. WRFC is based at the Bearwood Recreation Ground.

Website: www.winnershrangers.com

Winnersh Residents for Action on Planning (WRAP)

WRAP is made up of people from a wide range of backgrounds whose common interest is the protection of Winnersh. It is an informal, non-political, non-profit making, self-help group of residents which forms and re-forms to address the excesses proposed with each new housing development.

Email: WRAP@talktalk.net

Winnersh Library Gaming Club

Gaming club for young people (age 11 to 17).  Meet on Saturdays at Winnersh Library.

For information call 0118 974 7979

Winnersh Women’s Institute

Meets in the afternoon on the first Tuesday of each month at St Mary’s Church Hall.

Contact via: www.thewi.org.uk

Wokingham District Veteran Tree Association

The association was established to make sure that veteran and other significant trees in the district of Wokingham are properly identified, protected and managed, and to increase public awareness about how important our veteran trees are both environmentally and historically.

Fee Young (Winnersh Parish Coordinator)

Phone: 07952 469949   

Email: lacilaci.feyoung@gmail.com

Website: www.wdvta.org.uk

Know of a local organisation not listed above? Please encourage one of its organisers to give us details or send us contact details and we’ll ask.

Page last updated: Apr 2019