Take Art ~ Badminton ~ Bowls ~ Dancing ~ Pilates ~ History Group ~ Mother & Toddlers ~ Parish Council ~ St Peters Church ~ WI

NEROCHE HALL is available for all of our community and suits various activities.

Many groups use the hall as you can see from the calendar. If you are interested in joining any of them see below for contact details.

If you want to practice your singing or musical instrument without driving your family crazy, just use our hall. We currently have drummers and bands practicing. Contact the booking secretary for prices.

If you wish to join the list simply contact us using the contact us page and your details will be added.



BOOK SWAP corner. In the corner of the main hall you will find shelves of books for you to take and read. Just leave one there to take one away



Monday afternoon  2-4.00pm

About 13 years ago we were a group of Hatch Beauchamp W.I.ladies eager to set up a badminton group. Over the years we have been joined by numerous friends, male & female. We all tend to be mature, fun loving people eager to let off steam & keep fit!


We meet at Neroche Hall on Mon afternoons from 2.00pm to 4.00pm

Contacts:   Molly Reynolds Tel.01823 332938     or    Daphne Brightwell Tel. 01823 480548


Tuesday Evening   Badminton (advanced level)   8.00pm contact Rupert Ryall 01823 480898


Friday afternoon   5.00- 6.00pm  Curland Ladies Badminton...good excercise and a bit of fun...contact Anne    01460 234377


OR If you simply want a game of badminton just check with the booking secretary or the calendar to see if the hall is free. It's only £8 per hour.



Pilates  every  Monday Morning   Contact  Sarah Minty  01458 259525 or 07796288596   £5   10.00am - 11.00am

Bring your own mat if possible ,otherwise contact sarah.


Neroche Short Mat Bowling Club………Thursday evenings

For the past 20 years the club has played at the Neroche Hall competing in the Taunton & District SMB league. Currently there are 15 registered members with ages ranging from 13 to 70.

For league match's 10 players are required to fulfil 4 games with 2 in the first half of the evening and 2 in the second half with refreshments in between.

Home games are played on Thursday evenings starting at 7:30 normally finishing between 9:30/45 and are played in both a competitive and friendly spirit. The season starts in September and finishes in April and includes pre and post season friendly match's against local sides.

 For further information contact R.E.Larkman, Chairman, robjoy72@googlemail.com

Moo Music comes to Neroche Hall
Tuesday 5th September, then weekly in term-time
10.15 to 11.00AM
For age 0yrs to 5 yrs old

Contact Katriona on 07738 827 175


Neroche Garden Club

We are a group for local amateurs to exchange information and plants. We have recently joined forces with the newly re-formed Hatch Beauchamp Garden Club. Details about membership and the proposed programme of activities which promise to be interesting and very "hands on" are available from Michael Beavan on 01823 480359.  New members welcome.

For more information e mail: staplemead@waitrose.co.uk

Neroche Local History Group
                            Every fourth Wednesday from 7.30 – 9.00pm

We concentrate mainly on the history of the local area. Several members are conducting their own research. For 2010, amongst other topics, we will be looking at the Alms Houses in Staple Fitzpaine, how Elizabethan Poor Law and its successors affected the neighbourhood, and local workhouses. A study visit to Somerset Records Office is planned for early in the year.

We also have regular external specialist speakers. In February there will be a speaker from The Family History Society on how to get going with your own research.

Anyone with an interest in the history of our local villages and surroundings is welcome to join the group.

Please contact Jane Hole, Chair of Neroche Local History Group on 01460 234410, jane.hole@outlook.com for more details.

…twice yearly…….see also COMING EVENTS

Take Art is an Arts Development Agency, which serves the towns, villages and rural communities of Somerset. It began as a village performance scheme in 1987, touring high quality performances to just 10 villages in Somerset. Since then the scheme has grown to over 80 village promoters.  Our mission is to produce, promote and facilitate participation in the arts and continually to explore innovative ways in which artists can enrich communities.  

Neroche Hall has been a promoter of Take Art performances for many years and the productions are always professional, diverse, entertaining and sometimes challenging.

The profits of Take Art events are shared between the Neroche Hall funds and Take Art.

Neroche Parish Council

The local Parish Council meets in the Committee Room at 7.30pm on the second Thursday in January, March, July, September and November.  Meetings are open to the public and there is an opportunity to speak to issues on the agenda.

The Clerk to the Parish Council is Gillian Midworth who can be contacted on 01823 253646

The parish council has its own section on the community website  www.nerochevillages.org.uk

Click herefor details of your parish councillor and the agenda and minutes of meetings


St Peter’s Church, Staple Fitzpaine


The beautiful ancient church of St Peter nestles in the heart of Staple Fitzpaine providing a place for Christian worship and fellowship.

St Peter’s is a church in the community and as such holds a number of events throughout the year either in the church, at Neroche Hall or around the parish.  Regular events include pancake parties, harvest suppers and safari suppers.

Rector:- Rev Paul Reynolds, The Rectory, Stoke St Mary, Taunton TA3 5BX.  01823 444023

Associate Minister:- Mary Godin, The Stables Capland Lane, TA3 6TP   01823 480606

Assistant Curate: Christabel Ager, 14 Morgans Rise, Bishops Hull, Taunton, TA1 5HW  01823 335424

Church Wardens:-  Alison Brown, Battens Farm, Bickenhall TA3 6TS. 01823 480441, Mal Lee, Woodcott, Curland.  01460 234 282

For Benefice details, events and news go to www.sevensowers.org.uk

Women’s Institute….  every second Wednesday at 7.30pm

Have you ever thought about becoming a member of the Womens Institute?

Bickenhall and District is a small group of around twenty members. We meet on the second Wednesday night of every month, excluding August. We do not quite resemble ‘Jam and Jerusalem’ or ‘The Calendar Girls’ but find the ground between the two by joining in activities such as skittles, quiz evenings, singing and much more and have many good speakers on numerous subjects ranging from talks on charitable organisations, flower arranging, gardening as well as hands on evenings such as  making cards for Birthdays and Christmas.

We also have a vote on more serious subjects which are projects of the National Womens Institute for example on the subject of battered women and recently the plight of the honey bee.

Your local W.I. gives you an opportunity to meet new people and make friends. We meet at Neroche Parish Hall at 7.30pm. Do come along we look forward to seeing you.

More information can be obtained from Di Grabham 01823 480811  or e mail  pmphelps@enterprise.net