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Hall Activities & Contacts

Bishops Caundle Quilters

Regular Activities

The village hall has the following regular activities:


A self-help Embellishing group meets on the first Monday in the month from 10.00-3.00. We help and inspire each other and use the technique of embellishing to make backgrounds and final pieces for our textile work. Tea and coffee provided. Bring your own lunch. We organise for an experienced tutor to visit annually/biannually to inspire us. Contact for further info.

Caundle Craft Group

A small group of ladies meet once a month on the 3rd Wednesday and we either bring our own work or we work on a project as a group. We sew, knit, crochet, bead, or even do block printing. The aim is to have fun and to help each other, as we all have our own favourite hobby and also like to try new crafts. For more information please ring Maria 07779040602.

Bishops Caundle Quilters

This group meets every Tuesday morning from 10am to 1pm, generally working on their own individual projects, with occasional sessions devoted to making a specific item. Contact Carol West on 0196323834 for further information.

Short Mat Bowls

Short Mat Bowling

Short Mat Bowls is a fun but competitive sport, suitable for all ages. It doesn’t matter how fit or strong you are, this is a sport primarily about hand-eye coordination and tactics. All you need to start is a pair of flat soled shoes and you’re ready to go. The club has sets of bowls available for you to use. We meet twice a week at the village hall, on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons at 2.15. So if you fancy some light exercise, and an opportunity to catch up on local gossip, come along to any of the sessions and give it a go, or contact Mrs Carole Blundell on 01963 23171.


Whist drives are held once a month on a Tuesday evening, starting at 7.30pm. If you are interested in joining this group please contact Mrs S Deane on 01963 23157

Other Craft Groups:

Blackmore Vale Embroiderers Guild meet on the 1st Saturday in the month, 9.30-3.30. Hold monthly workshop to teach new ideas. Members can also bring their own work. Hold biannual exhibition in the hall for Dorset Arts Week. First visit is free. Contact Mrs Sue Taylor on 07963 557078 or email at

The College Group

Meet on 3rd Monday each month, 10am to 3pm. 

Other Activities

Other activities that take place at the village hall include:

  • Private Parties
  • School Fairs
  • Badminton
  • Training Courses
  • Dorset Arts Weeks
  • Committee Meetings
  • Council Meetings

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