Tattenhall has a wide range of clubs and societies including charities, sports clubs, societies, special interest and community groups catering for all age groups. Below is a searchable directory of all the groups in the local area. You can search for an individual group or a category i.e. 'sports', 'young people' etc.
If your local group is not included in the directory please contact the webteam and we will add your details if you are based in or near Tattenhall.
The Friends of St Alban's has been set up to repair, maintain and improve the church building and its grounds. It is separate from the PCC and as such will raise funds and spend money only on the structure and grounds. We are determined not to allow this building to go the way of its predecessor. If you have an interest in the preservation of the church, we invite you to become a Friend of St Alban's Church Building, Tattenhall.
St. Alban's Church, a Church Without Walls, meets for worship each Sunday at 8am and 10.30am, Wednesday at 10am and the last Sunday of the month at 6pm.
St. Alban's Tattenhall is a friendly church situated in the centre of the village. We are a growing Anglican Church where everyone is welcome. The message of God's love that Jesus brought is life-giving and transforming. We aim to share that love through our life together as a community. We would love you to come and visit us in person and we look forward to meeting and getting to know you. If you are wondering what Church is about and why people belong to Churches, come and see what we do. If you are feeling happy or sad, lonely or full of life, come and see...
St Alban's website is accessible through Tattenhall Online, with information on all our services and activities, along with regular updates on church news
If you want to speak to anybody to find out more, give Father Lameck a ring on 01829 770245.
Why not join us? A warm welcome is assured.
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Contact: David Lithgow Smith
0330 330 9689
1st Sandstone Scout Group provides fun, challenge and adventure to boys and girls aged 6-17. Based on Bickerton Hill the Group has 120 young members in its Beaver (6-7), Cub (8-9), Scout (10-13) and Explorer (14-17) sections.
Contact: Claire Harris (Leader)
1st Tattenhall Guides is for girls 10-14 years who want to challenge themselves, develop their skills and abilities and get involved! Tattenhall Guides meet at The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall every Thursday 6:45pm -- 8:15pm.
Contact: Sam Dakin-Evans and Claire Harris (Leaders)
South Cheshire Rangers (formerly 1st Malpas Senior Section) is for girls aged 14-18yrs and runs every other Monday during term time 7:00-8:30pm at the Malpas Scout and Guide Hut, Bishop Heber High School, Malpas.
Contact: Heather Grant, Unit Leader
Suitable for all girls aged from 7-10 years, Tattenhall Brownies meets at Tattenhall Recreation Club (Flacca) on Thursdays 6.00pm-7.15pm and is run by Heather Grant with Jayne Rose and Sarah as assistants.
Contact: Rhiannon Marshall (Leader)
Suitable for all girls aged from 5-7 years, Tattenhall Rainbows meets at The Barbour Institute, Tattenhall on Thursdays from 5:30pm – 6:30pm. Early registration (from aged 2 upwards) is highly recommended as waiting lists are very long.
Meeting every Tuesday at the Flacca from 9.30am – 11am, this is a group for all children from newborn to pre-school age which also gives the parents and carers a chance to catch up with a tea or coffee. The £1.50 charge also includes a snack for your child.
Contact: Anne Rouse
Junior Netball coaching takes place at The Flacca Recreation Club on Saturday Mornings between 10-11am from September-June.
Coaching is for juniors from 6 years to 14 years and is on a strictly fun basis! We are just mothers who have got together to encourage our girls to take some exercise so they don't just loaf around on a Saturday morning!
Contact: Hannah Adamson
Fusion Netball team based in Tattenhall. Train Monday evenings at the Kings School in winter or at Tattenhall Park Primary School in the summer. We play matches in Division 2 Northgate Arena on Wednesday evenings. We also play in the Chester summer league in Upton. A friendly team who play competitively but who have fun! If you wish you can just come along to practice and get fit!
Racketball is played on a squash court and is suitable for all ages. We are keen to encourage more people to play and if you want to play or just watch, come down to the club between 5pm and 6pm on any Monday or Thursday. Other times for a tryout by arrangement with Andrew Sherren. All are welcome!
Sport Tattenhall, The Memorial Pavilion
Sport Tattenhall is a sports club owned and run on a voluntary basis by its members. It is located on the outskirts of Tattenhall village in the beautiful Cheshire countryside. Its aim is to provide a facility within the village, primarily for local residents and for those who work in the area, to enjoy the benefits of sport and thereby fitness and health. Membership, however is welcomed from anyone wherever they live.
Contact: Jim McPhillips
Tattenhall Bowling Club at the The Bowling Green behind the Sportsman's Arms, Burwardsley Road (CH3 9QF). We currently have 2 teams in the Malpas Senior Citizens Bowling League and play matches on most Wednesday afternoons from 2:00 to 4:30PM between Easter and mid-September. Social bowling is available outside of match times. There is no age limit and all bowlers, from beginner to expert, are welcome to join.
This year sees the resurrection of Tattenhall Football Club Sunday League team. We are excited to create a young, vibrant squad to compete in the Chester & District Sunday League for the first time in 3 years.
We are on the lookout for new players, so if you are enthusiastic, energetic, and as excited as we are to play football, contact Charlie on 07585339517 or Matthew on 07946370112.
There are three Tattenhall Junior Football teams currently playing at Tattenhall Recreation Club.
Under 9's play on Saturday mornings in the Chester & District Junior Football League Mini Soccer Red Division. For more information contact Stephen Soal at email@example.com.
Under 10's play on Saturday mornings in the Chester & District Junior Football League Mini Soccer Division. For more information contact Matthew Green 07774 725095 or James Parkin 07980 566921.
Both teams have training sessions on Thursday evenings.
Under 17/18's play on Sunday afternoon in the Chester & District Junior Football League. Training sessions on Saturday morning. For more information contact Andy Turner 07740 943412. firstname.lastname@example.org
Tattenhall Junior Football is keen to hear from any players interested in joining these age groups. It would also be great to hear from any parents who might want to get involved, particularly with developing an under 8's side.
The running section of Tattenhall Recreation Club is known as Tattenhall Runners and caters for a wide range of abilities and interests. We meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings, typically using quiet country lanes for training in the winter and paths in the Peckforton Hills during the summer. New members are always welcome to come along and try us out!
Contact: Dave Whitehead
The squash section of Sport Tattenhall is ideal for both the competitive player and those playing for fitness and pleasure. Club Night takes place on Tuesdays from 7pm.
We currently have two teams playing in the North West Counties Squash League, and there is also a Ladies Team in the Cheshire League.
Tattenhall Tennis Club is ideal for both the competitive player and those playing for fitness and pleasure. It caters for all ages and grades of player. Our two courts have an all-weather surface and floodlights allowing play throughout the year. Tattenhall tennis club would like to welcome new members. Open sessions at Tattenhall Recreation Club, held every Tuesday at 7.00 pm throughout the year.
Contact: Stuart Taylor
In the 1970s, a group of young footballers were sent to football retirement by managers across the leagues for poor performances they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from middle aged slumber to a small Cheshire village. Today, still wanted by FIFA, they survive as soldiers of football-fortune. If you want a game, if no one else can play, and if you can find them, maybe you can join... The Tattenhall Vets...
Contact: Kate Bosley
CAMEO is Come And Meet Each Other. The CAMEO Lunch is held on every 4th Thursday of the month. Come and meet everyone – arrive with old friends, leave with NEW FRIENDS. This is open to everyone in the village. We would love you to join us. Ring Kate to book a place for the next lunch.
Contact: Hilary Scarratt
Come and join our coffee morning between 10am and 12 noon each Tuesday morning in the main hall at the Barbour Institute. All are welcome, no one is left out.
Are you interested in helping us to set up a Friends of Tattenhall Library group? Do you want to be a Library volunteer? Do you have time to spare? Do you have a talent or skill you could share? Come and join us and help to raise the profile of the Library.
Knitting, Nattering and Helping. From knitting for HIV orphans in Africa to making bobble hats for Innocent Smoothies and beyond. All ages welcome, although children must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Needles and wool available and we always have refreshments! There is a small charge for the hire of the room. We meet at the Barbour Institute; check the "WHAT'S ON" page to see when the next session is. Come and see – you will be very welcome!
Contact: Hilary Scarratt
We meet once a month in the Barbour Institute on the second Friday of the month (10am-3pm) for a workshop to make various articles with small beads. Suitable for beginners and improvers.
Contact: Val Meeks
New members welcome. We meet at 7pm every Friday at the Barbour Institute Tattenhall. We play 22-24 hands of duplicate bridge each club night in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere.
The Tattenhall Business Alliance (TBA) was set up in 2011 as a not-for-profit organisation to promote local businesses; it supports the village website, Tattenhall Online (www.tattenhall.org) and its members (local businesses) meet 4 times a year to help and support each other, share best practice and do business together where possible.
Contact: Martin Cooke
The Tattenhall Business Club was started in 2002 with the object of providing a forum for people running businesses in the locality and those who run businesses elsewhere but live in Tattenhall to meet over a convivial lunch and to listen to interesting speakers. The Club meets four times a year on a Friday in January, April and June and October and the subscription, which includes the cost of lunch, is £60 per annum.
Tattenhall Chess Club is focussing on establishing chess in Tattenhall. Therefore first and foremost we give interested people opportunities to play social chess regularly, to get education (if they want), and to improve their abilities. Welcome are young and old, beginners and advanced, male and female. The club offers special support for beginners and particularly welcomes both girls and women who are underrepresented in chess. Currently we have one team playing in the Chester & District Chess League as well as in the Wirral Chess League. Semi-advanced and advanced players cordially are invited to join our League team. For more information regarding playing dates and venues please contact Malcolm (details see above).
The Tattenhall OPAL Club meets at the Barbour Institute, Tattenhall every Tuesday from 10.00 am until 2.30 pm. Volunteer drivers are available to transport people to the meetings.
The club caters for men and women from the Tattenhall area who enjoy the opportunity to get out of their own home and meet old friends and make new acquaintances.
The club has a wide and varied programme of activities, both in the Barbour Institute and 'out-and-about'. Our outings include an annual trip to Bolesworth Castle, visits to Llandudno, National Trust gardens, local Garden Centres and trips on the canal.
Members get to share a hot two-course lunch in the middle of the day as well as mid-morning tea and biscuits.
Weekly activities are organized for the members, which include gentle Keep-fit exercise classes, talks from the Local History Society and musical activities.
If you, or somebody you know, wishes to find out more please contact Brenda.
Contact: Noel Atkinson (Chairman)
Tattenhall Over Fifties is a social group open to all residents of Tattenhall and the surrounding villages. Whilst the groups focus is the over 50's any resident of any age will always be welcome. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month in the Main Hall at the Barbour Institute Tattenhall between 2 and 4 pm. New members are always welcome so please come along to one of our monthly meetings.
Tattenhall Singers hold weekly rehearsals on a Tuesday night at 8pm – 9.30pm in the Barbour Institute. Open to men and women. We practice a wide range of songs. No one is turned away, no one has to have singing or musical experience and there are no auditions. Not now, not ever.
WCRU3A is a small and friendly local society. Members, now no longer in full-time employment, come from varied backgrounds and interests. We enjoy some of our leisure time in the company of others, pursuing hobbies/interests or engaging in activities new to us.
The Probus Club has up to forty members and meets for lunch followed by a speaker at the Flacca on the second Thursday of each month. Although it is a luncheon club for retired mainly PROfessional and BUSiness men, wives (partners) are invited to all their other activities. There is a Coffee Morning on the fourth Thursday and there are regular social gatherings including an annual holiday. There is a Walking Group, a Bowls group and days out are arranged to places of interest. There are also annual Spring and Christmas special lunches also including wives (partners).
Contact: Norman Fuller
Contact: The Secretary
Allotments are on the field next to the BT telephone exchange, off Bolesworth Road.
Tattenhall Allotments Association has been set up to manage the plots and the land is being leased from the Bolesworth Estate. Full plots and half plots are let to people in the village.
Tattenhall Gardening Society aims to promote the enjoyment of gardening in all its many forms. We have a programme of speakers at our regular monthly meetings which are held on the second Wednesday of every month from October through to April. The meetings are held in the Barbour Institute at 7.45pm. There are a range of regular activities culminating in the Tattenhall Village Annual Show in September.
Contact: Anne McGrath
Brings outstanding musicians from regional orchestras and music colleges to perform concerts in Tattenhall, usually at St. Alban's Church, but sometimes at the Barbour Institute and elsewhere.
Contact: Audrey Ryder
A community facility in the heart of Burwardsley which can be hired for groups/parties/functions.
Whist Drive 1st Wednesday of the month.
Films are on a Wednesday night, the last Wednesday of the month, and run from September to April, excluding December and January. There are two films in February. All films are upstairs at the Barbour Institute. Films start at 8.00pm (doors open 7.30pm). A bar and ice creams available. No interval, but the bar remains open. Pay on the door. A programme is available in the September 2015 Parish News, or visit the website (click the link above).
Friends of Tattenhall (FoT) is a community group, formed in 2012 to consider and respond to several proposals for large scale speculative developments around the village. We continue to work to preserve the character and vitality of Tattenhall and believe that any future development should accord with the provisions of the Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan (TNP) and the Tattenhall Village Design Statement (TVDS). The general aims of FoT are: 1. To work to maintain and enhance the involvement of the local community when the future development of the village is being considered. 2. To argue that any new development must comply with all relevant policies and provisions of the Tattenhall Neighbourhood Plan, the Tattenhall Village Design Statement and the CW&C Local Plan. 3. To support appropriate sustainable plan-led development proposals and oppose inappropriate schemes. 4. To provide an additional forum for residents to share and discuss information and views on planning issues. If any Tattenhall residents wish to be added to the FoT email circulation list, please contact Caryl Roberts at email@example.com
Tattenhall Local History Website is dedicated to celebrating and sustaining our local history and promoting community-wide engagement and inclusion. The Website is complemented by a Heritage Trail Pamphlet entitled 'Tattenhall in The Great War 1914-1918, a historical interpretation panel (located opposite the Barbour Institute) and by our book 'Tattenhall – A Community United by War'.
Tattenhall Community Association is run by a group of volunteer Trustees who have established and maintained The Barbour Institute as a community centre. Their main aim is to provide a facility that may be used for recreational, educational and leisure purposes.
Contact: Andrew Hull
Tattenhall Wildlife Group was formed to meet the challenges faced by trying to protect wildlife in this part of rural Cheshire. Working at the local level means interacting with land-owners/land-managers and informing and educating our community about the loss of biodiversity and the far-reaching impact of climate change. Recent successful projects have been the planting of Jubilee Wood, the protection of Glebe Meadow and Barn Field (areas of 'unimproved grassland') which have been identified as 'green spaces' and sites of nature conservation value, coppicing areas of woodland that we manage, and Slowing the Flow of the Mill Brook (Phase I). Follow us on our Tattenhall Wildlife Group Facebook Page.
Beautiful Victorian building available to hire for parties, celebrations and family get-togethers, conferences and meetings, performances and shows, classes and community groups. We have several rooms available to hire with rates ranging between £8.80 and £16.50 per hour.
Barbour Institute Admin,
Rising dramatically from the Cheshire plain, the Sandstone Ridge covers 230 sq km of rolling hills and escarpments, punctuated with glacial meres and mosses. Stretching from Frodsham in the north to Malpas in the south, this is rural Cheshire's magical landscape; rich in history and wildlife, and linked by the popular Sandstone Trail.
The Sandstone Ridge Trust is an entirely voluntary organisation and is run by a Board of Trustees who are responsible for the overall management of the Trust.