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The Abbeyfield Wellington (Somerset) Society Ltd Wellington Croquet Club
Arcadians Wellington and District Arts Association
Blackdown Community Choir Wellington and District Pool League
Cats Protection (CPL) Wellington and District Twinning Association
Civic Players Wellington Ex-Services Skittles League
Genesis Youth Theatre Group Wellington Flower Show Society
The Rotary Club of Wellington Wellington Garden Club
The Rotary Club of Wellington District Wellington Girlguiding
Somerset Red Arrows Majorettes Wellington Hospital League of Friends
Somerset Social Group (Wellington Group Of Friends) Wellington Ladies Probus Club
Somerset Skills and Learning Wellington Majorettes
Spectrum Wellington Museum & Local History Society
St John Fisher (Part of Clifton Roman Catholic Diocese) Wellington Operatic Society
Walk Well in Wellington Wellington Pantomime Group
Wellington Acoustic Music Club The Wellington Probus Club
Wellington in Bloom Wellington Rugby Football Club
Wellington Bridge Circle Wellington Scouts
Wellington Bowmen Archery Club Wellington St. John Ambulance
Wellington Camera Club Wellington Silver Band
Wellington Chess Club Wellington Stroke Club
Wellington Choral Society Wellingon Swords Fencing Club
Wellington Cricket Club Wellington Toy Library
The Abbeyfield Wellington (Somerset) Society Ltd
Registered Charity No: 268984. &nbsp Company Registration No: 1192971
Lesley Backhouse, 01823 664945
"My home, not a home".
Abbeyfield houses for older people are friendly, happy places. That's because we offer a unique blend of privacy, security and companionship. Abbeyfield houses offer very sheltered housing, providing meals and a resident housekeeper.
(Part of Wellington and District Arts Association)
Telephone: 01823 667774
The Arcadians are a comedy review group who write their own scripts.
Blackdown Community Choir
Telephone: 01823 275040

Meets: Baptist Church Centre, Wellington
Thursday evenings 7.30 - 9 pm term-time (11 weeks per term)
Telephone to check start dates.

Blackdown Community choir is an open access choir which has been running for 8 years, who sing unaccompanied and enjoy songs in exciting harmony from around the world as well as traditional songs from these shores. From September 2010 the choir will be led by Caroline Rigby. There are no auditions and all are welcome from experienced singers to complete beginners. All songs are learnt by listening but sometimes music is provided for those who like it. The atmosphere is deliberately informal - people feel welcome, supported and unpressurised. The choir sings for fun and some performance (not compulsory!) New members are always welcome. Come to a taster workshop at the beginning of each term or phone and try it out any time. If you can talk you can sing!
Cats Protection (CPL)
Registered charity number: 203644
Co-ordinators: Ann and David Manners
Tel: 08452 602397
Local branch website:
Always looking for permanent, safe, homes for cats and kittens. Alternatively, enrol as a Friend of the Branch. For a minimum donation £7.50 per year you will receive our branch newsletter plus an information pack & 'privileged' invitations to various events.

National website:

Civic Players
(Part of Wellington and District Arts Association)
Telephone: 01823 667774
Genesis Youth Theatre Group
(Part of Wellington and District Arts Association)
Telephone: 01823 667774
Genesis are looking for new and old members (aged 11-16 years) to come and join in.

We would also very much like to hear from any parents, performers or helpers who are prepared to assist on Wednesday nights. Please note that all adult helpers must be prepared to be C.R.B. checked as part of our Child Protection Policy. Anyone wishing to help out should contact the group secretary, Kev Stratton on 07917 337522 or email Don't forget to look at the Association's website for all the latest news.
Operatic Society
(Part of Wellington and District Arts Association)
Telephone: 01823 667774
Pantomime Group
(Part of Wellington and District Arts Association)
Telephone: 01823 667774
The Pantomime Group rehearse on Tuesday and Friday evenings at the Arts Centre.
The Rotary Club of Wellington
More information from:
Richard Coupe OBE
The Rotary Club of Wellington (Somerset)
Tel: 01823 663048

The Rotary Club of Wellington was formed in 1954 and is a member of Rotary International, which is a global network of service volunteers. It is the world's largest service organisation for business and professional people, with some 1,210,905 members operating in 168 countries world-wide.

There are some 58,000 Rotarians in Great Britain and Ireland in 1,845 clubs, helping those in need and working towards world understanding and peace. It's a fulfilling role, and Rotarians can get involved as much or as little as their time will allow.

But there is much more. Clubs meet on a regular basis, which allows members to build firm friendships. Every Rotarian has a right to attend any Club meeting anywhere in the world, so there is always somewhere to go, and people to meet, wherever business or leisure travel may take you.

The Wellington Club meets at 12.45 p.m. every Monday at The Beam Bridge, Sampford Arundel, Wellington, TA21 0HB. Telephone 01823 672223.
The Rotary Club of Wellington District
Symon Jeffrey (Club Secretary)
Somerset Red Arrows Majorettes
We meet at St.John's School, Wellington on Monday evenings from 6 p.m. to 7.30 p.m. We are currently looking for new girls to join the troupe. Please phone Elsie on 01823 667902 for more info.
Somerset Social Group (Wellington Group Of Friends)
Andrew & Cathy Haglington
Telephone: 08456 121 770 (local rate call from any BT landline)
It's not easy finding time to enjoy a good social life in the busy times we live in, but an innovative and exciting organisation has come up with the answer. Somerset Social Group provides a ready-made calendar of social events for people to enjoy. Offering a selection of social events, dining out, dinner & disco parties, outdoor activities, days out, weekend breaks, and international holidays.

Previously including local restaurants and country pubs in the Wellington and Taunton area, a 1920's themed party at Bindon House Country Hotel, a tribute band evening at Oake Manor Golf Club, a dinner party at The Anchor at Hillfarrance, a summer ball weekend at Cadbury House Hotel in the Mendips, a spa day at Cedar Falls, a rooftop guided tour of Exeter Cathedral, a behind the scenes tour of Sheppey's Cider, skittles at The White Horse at Bradford On Tone, quad biking at Quad World near the M5 Cullompton, jet-skiing near Bridgwater, a parachute jump at Dunkeswell Airfield, ten pin bowling in Taunton, adventure caving at Cheddar Gorge, a weekend of live bands at Butlins Minehead, a cultural and sightseeing weekend in the city of Bath, a weekend coach trip across to Brittany, and international social group holidays to Italy, Greece, and America.

Groups, couples, and singles can come along and join in with the group! No need to be lonely! This is a great way to meet interesting people, make new friends, have fun, and enjoy a great social life!

Email for a free information pack!

Discount for anyone quoting the Wellington Website!
Somerset Skills and Learning
4 Corams Lane
TA21 8LL

Office Tel No: 01823 663000
One of Somerset's leading training providers with over 20 years' experience providing skills, training and leisure courses. We provide apprenticeships, leisure and qualification courses, maths and English, online learning, careers advice and job help, family learning, skills training and much more.
St John Fisher (Part of Clifton Roman Catholic Diocese)
Mantle Street
Wellington Telephone: 01823 662283

Parish priest: Father Vincent Curtis
Part of Clifton Roman Catholic Diocese (spanning Gloucestershire, Wiltshire and Somerset;)
Member of "Churches Together in Wellington;"
A Parish accredited by the FAIR TRADE Foundation.
Saturday 5.00 pm
Sunday 11.00 am
(2nd & 4th Sunday in the month - except when no priest is available)
Monday (Usually 9.15am)
Tuesday 9.15 am
Wednesday 9.15 am
Friday 10.00 am
Saturday (Usually 10am.)
Sacrament of Reconciliation: Saturdays at 10.30-11.00am & 4.15-4.45pm at St John Fisher's, Wellington and by appointment.
Holy Day Mass: Wellington: 9.15am.
Rosary Prayer Group: Weds. 9.45;
Bible Study Group: Most Thurs. 2.30-4
"KingFishers" 11-14's Youth Group: 3rd Suns. 12-3pm.
Parish Pastoral Council and its specialist sub-committees meet regularly
"Parish Forum" open meeting meets quarterly.
Choir practice: Thursdays 7.30pm
Tea/coffee after Sat/Sun. Mass
(Part of Wellington and District Arts Association)
Telephone: 01823 667774
This is an arts and crafts group who meet at the Arts Centre on Mondays at 2-4.00 p.m. An exhibition is held annually during the third week of July.
Walk Well in Wellington
Telephone: (01823) 273084.
Walk Well in Wellington is a health walks programme supported by Tone Leisure and the Walking for Health initiative. Health walks are short walks (less than one hour) that take place in the town. They are free of charge and are led by volunteers. The programme supports adults who do little or no physical activity and who want to get a bit fitter through walking. Walks start from various meeting points on Mondays and Thursdays at 10:30.
Wellington Acoustic Music Club
Contact: Tony Woollard 660969
Third Saturday every month
Wellington Arts Centre, Eight Acre Lane, Wellington
8.30 until 11.00 p.m.
All styles and types of music, beginners to professionals
perform or watch. All welcome
Wellington in Bloom
Isabel Ward
Tel: 01823 667456
Wellington in Bloom will be celebrating our 30th Anniversary in 2014 and are hoping to have an exhibition in the Spring to showcase our achievements.
Last year, amongst other things, we repainted and repaired the planters in the town. We have an enthusiastic committee working towards a continual enhancement of our environment, the conservation of our heritage, the economic wellbeing of our community and in close co-operation with local schools and organisations.
We need your support, business sponsorship and 'hands on help'.
Wellington Bridge Circle
Bob Aldridge
Tel: 271955
The circle meets at 7.00 p.m. on Wednesdays at the WHERE Active Living Centre, North Street, Wellington to play Bridge in a friendly atmosphere. New members welcome, but no beginners please.
Wellington Camera Club
Formed in 1980, we are a friendly group with a good mix of members whose skills range from complete beginner to professional. Our calendar offers weekly evening meetings comprising practicals, competitions and illustrated talks, followed by social activities in the summer break. We also hold occasional tutorials on Monday evenings, for those who want to learn about technique before and after pressing the shutter release.

While some members still prefer film, the majority use digital cameras ranging from compact through to DSLR, and the results are displayed either through prints or our high quality digital projector. Local clubs often join us for friendly but spirited competitions, and members regularly have examples of their work accepted for regional exhibitions and the media.

You are welcome to come along free of charge for three evenings; meetings are in the Wellington School Science Block, entered via "Bulford", opposite the School all-weather pitch. For more details, go to our website at , or contact our Chairman, Tom Borg, 01823 652636.

Wellington Chess Club
Chris Barratt (Secretary)
Tel: 01984 623670
The club has been running for many years and Chris Barratt has been the Secretary for over ten of those. They meet at the Alan Roger Centre (ARC), Wellington School, TA21 8NT, on Wednesday evenings from September to April each year, 7.30 p.m. start. They cater for all ages from 10 years upwards
Wellington Choral Society
Secretary Chris Widdows
Tel: 01823 331394

We are a friendly, mixed voice choral society, meeting to rehearse on Wednesday evenings at Wellington Methodist Church, Waterloo Road. All are welcome to join. We perform 2 concerts a year, usually in March and November, with orchestral accompaniment and guest soloists in St John's Church in the High Street. In addition we arrange other events from time to time such as workshops and 'come and sing' performances open to non-members, though we generally take a break during the summer months.
Wellington Cricket Club
Duncan Short (Chairman)

David Derrick (Secretary)
1st XI and 2nd Team (both Somerset League Div 1), U11, U13 and U15. Two winter indoor league sides (Somerset County Ground Indoor School).

Click here to visit our website.
Wellington Croquet Club
Tel: 01823 667299
Croquet is a game of guile and skill, suitable for people of all ages. We play every day, weather permitting, at Oake Manor Golf Course and compete in league matches as far afield as Nailsea and Plymouth. We offer introductory games without obligation to those interested.
Wellington and District Arts Association
The Wellington (Somerset) & District Arts Association
A Company Limited by Guarantee.
Registration Number 04950364
Registered Office: Wellington Arts Centre
Eight Acre Lane, Wellington
Somerset, TA21 8PS
Registered Charity Number: 1106158
General information can be obtained from the Secretary:



The Arts Association started out as five separate groups who, in the 1970s, pooled their resources and bought the Arts Centre in Eight Acre Lane, Wellington. The Group now comprises:
Wellington and District Pool League

Three division pool league for Wellington and surrounding area (Thursday nights) with a representative team in the County structure (Friday night). Also a Summer League (Thursday Nights). All results, tables and player ratings published weekly on our website..
Wellington and District Twinning Association
Contact Pat Dillon on 01823 669619 for more information The aims of twinning are to promote friendship and understanding between the people of Wellington and those of Lillebonne (France), Immenstadt (Germany) and Torres Vedras (Portugal). We encourage and assist exchanges of young people, adults and ideas, aiming to enrich lives through varied social, educational and leisure contacts. We run social events throughout the year in Wellington.
Wellington Ex-Services Skittles League
Secretary: Kevin Allen
13 Walkers Gate
TA21 8DJ
Telephone: 01823 661105
Full details from the website:
Wellington Flower Show Societys
(formerly the Wellington & District Horticultural Society)
Sheena Page
Our Society is over 100 years old and currently has a committee of about 12 people whose aim is to organise the annual Summer Flower Show. We are always looking for new committee members who are keen to help with running the Show.
Wellington Garden Club
Chairman: John Gould
Telephone: 01823 667225

Events Secretary:
Janet Hillier
5b Beech Grove
Wellington TA21 8NG
Telephone: 01823 662068
Club meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of the month in Lodge Hall, Lodge Close, at 7.30 p.m. They include a talk on a gardening subject, together with plant and magazine sales. New members are welcome at any meeting.
Wellington Girlguiding
More Information from:
Shirley Hooper on 01823-601347
Girlguiding UK is the United Kingdom's largest voluntary organisation for girls and young women, with around half a million members. The aim of Girlguiding is to help girls and young women develop emotionally, mentally, physically and spiritually so that they can make a positive contribution to their community and the wider world.

In Somerset we have almost 4500 members enjoying Girlguiding activities every week and nationally we are a growing organisation with one new member joining every hour. Why not find out what we have on offer in the Wellington area by phoning Shirley on 601347.
Wellington Hospital League of Friends
Contact : John Bailey - Chairman
32 Blackmoor Road
Wellington TA21 8ED
Monthly meetings of the Trustees every third Tuesday of the month (except August) at the Community Hospital, Bulford, Wellington commencing 7.00pm. Annual General Meeting each June again at the Community Hospital commencing 7.00pm. Anyone interested in joining the Trustees please contact the Chairman at the e-mail address shown.
We raise funds for the provision of care and services at the Community Hospital for both in-patients and out-patients and Stratfield House Day Centre. Since its inception in 1969 the League has raised over £300,000 thanks to the generosity of the people of Wellington and District. We fund regular sessions of Aromatherapy for patients and fund the flowers decorating the reception area and the patients day room. We have recently purchased two Bladder Scanners (one for use in the Hospital and one for the travelling Community Nurses), a blood centrifuge, and several smaller items of equipment useful to the hospital. Our main funding in 2013 was the building of an extension to the patients day-room together with new furniture and blinds at a cost of some £60,000. This has greatly improved the facilities for both patients and visiting relatives. Look out for our fund raising activities and events which are advertised in the Wellington Weekly News.
Wellington Ladies Probus Club
Contact: Julie Morton
Tel: 01823 661996
To enable retired Professional and Business Women and wives of any of the gentlemen in the Wellington Men's and Monument Men's Clubs to meet together for a time of companionship and friendship, and to enjoy the varied programme of monthly meetings, with excellent speakers who cover a wide range of topics. Also coffee mornings, trips out and holidays as available.
We also link with the Wellington and Monument Men's Probus Clubs for Joint events.
The Club meets on the Third Thursday of each month from 10.00 to 1200 at a Church Hall.
Wellington Majorettes
Louise Brierley
8 Lillebonne Close
Somerset TA21 9EU

Tel: 01823 661392
We meet at Court Fields Community School Hall on Friday evenings at 5.30pm - 7.30pm. We are currently looking to expand our troupe and band and are looking for anyone over 4 years old, male or female, child or adult.

Wellington Museum & Local History Society
28 Fore Street
Somerset TA21 8AQ

Telephone number: 07971 242904

Wellington Museum offers a warm welcome to visitors. The Museum has exhibits which feature famous firms, both past and present, that are/were based in Wellington. The Duke of Wellington is also represented, together with other famous people associated with Wellington. Our volunteer Stewards are available to share their knowledge of the town. We also sell booklets on local history, sometimes written by members of the society, and a range of postcards, local walks' leaflets and souvenirs of Wellington.

Entry is Free. Visitors do not have to be a members of the Local History Society to come in and look at the displays.

The local history society is part of the Museum. We have various copies of records of people who lived in Wellington and in some of the parishes around. We also have a local oral history project, with recordings on CDs of local people and their memories. These are all held in the Museum. The Stewards are quite willing to help people to look up these records, though further details are found in Taunton Record Office.

To join the Wellington Museum & Local History Society costs from £3.00 for a concessionary single up to £6.00 for two people at the same address. These are annual charges, from 1st January to 31st December. New members are always welcome.
The Wellington Probus Club
For more information please contact the Secretary:

Mr W Copley
60 Waterloo Road
TA21 8HY

Tel: 01823 662849


The Probus Club was founded in 1976. The object of our Club is to promote fellowship and relaxation for members and, where appropriate, Ladies and Friends. Membership is open to retired professional and/or businessmen. Why not give us a try?

Monthly Meetings are held at The Wellington Rugby Club on the third Thursday of the month at 10.30am. We also have outings, a residential Spring Break, an Annual Lunch and a pre Christmas Drinks and Buffet Party.

The Club is run by its members for its members and we are known as "The Friendship Club for the Young at Heart".
Wellington Rugby Football Club
The Athletic Ground
Corams Lane
England, TA21 8LL

Membership secretary:
Steve Rea
Tel: 01823 660632
The club meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays for training. New players always welcome. Dependent on fixtures, we play on Saturdays at 2:30pm.
Wellington has three senior teams and several junior teams.

Click here to visit our website.
Wellington Scouts
Steve Altria
01823 666295

1st Wellington Scout Group:
Beavers : 6 - 8 years
Cubs : 8 - 10.5 years
Scouts : 10.5 - 15.5 years
Ventures : 15.5 - 20 years
Leaders/Fellowship : 18 - 65 years

1st wellington scout groups is a large vibrant scout group with a strong sense of family and community who, through its wide adventurous and culturally rich programme, helps the development of the young people of wellington and its surrounding villages.
We have 225 members and new members of any age or sex are warmly welcomed.

Click here to visit our website.
Wellington St. John Ambulance
HQ phone number: 01823 661444


Click here to visit our Website.
We are very much a community based organisation and we have a large youth section. We have Badger meeting nights for children aged 5 - 10 and Cadet meetings for people aged 10- 18. In Cadets alone we have nearly 40 young people enrolled who attend our weekly meetings. All youth activities include games and badge subjects; these include first aid but also range from accident prevention to disability awareness to media studies to fire prevention to radio communications to care in the community. There are over 70 subjects to choose from covering a huge range of different areas.

We are also now offering community first aid courses to the public, covering a wide range of first aid situations.

We also hold garage sales and open evenings at our HQ in Victoria Street, Wellington.
Wellington Silver Band
Contact details:

Membership Secretary:
Davina Greenshields - 01823 665821

Wellington Silver Band is a friendly fourth section band and we would love to welcome you to our group.
We play at local concerts, fetes and also visit local sea resorts to play our music. In the past the band has also contested and progressively improved. We play traditional to popular music and have a mixture of young and older players.
We would love to welcome any level of playing from beginners through to the well seasoned players. We have an extensive training programme in place giving FREE LESSONS and INSTRUMENTS - please visit our website for more information and contact our Membership Secretary if you require any further information.
Practice: Junior Band - Tuesday evenings (all year) from 6.30pm to 7.15pm
Full Band - Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm-10.00pm
If you would like to know more please do not hesitate to contact us.
Wellington Stroke Club
Charity no. 211015
John Angus
Tel: 01823 663014
Affiliated to the Stroke Association , we offer:
  1. The chance to meet others with similar problems
  2. Time out from home
  3. Help to improve mobility or speech
  4. To give confidence and encouragement
  5. To give carers the opportunity to have time to themselves
Volunteer helpers always needed.
Wellington Swords Fencing Club
Jane Browne (Secretary)

Tel: 01823 661598

Modern fencing has retained the basic aim of duelling - hitting your opponent without getting hit yourself! Many of the same rules still apply. Today's fencers use lightweight blunted swords to play a game of skilful, physical chess. As one of the original modern Olympic sports, fencing rewards mental agility over power and size.

Once you are strong enough to hold a sword for some time (9 to10 years), age is no limit - some of the British Veterans team are in their late seventies.

Venue: Princess Royal Sports Complex, Wellington Junior School, South St, Wellington. 01823 668718.
Wellingon Toy Library
For more information
contact Kathy on 01823 601229
The Toy Library has over 300 toys for ages 0-8. Come and browse and borrow. Find us at the Friends Meeting House in High Street (behind One-Stop shop).
Wellington Toy Library and Toddler Group open every Monday morning (except Bank Holidays): - Toy Library 10.00-12.00 with Toddler Group 10.0-11.30. Second Saturday in the month all year (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day): Toy Library only 10.00-12.00
Members and volunteers always welcome!
facebook Find us on Facebook: Wellington Toy Library Group.