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The Charltons Parish Council

Cary Fitzpaine - Charlton Adam - Charlton Mackrell - Lytes Cary - Wellham - West Charlton

Charltons Adam Post Office - photo by kind permission of Jemma Lawson



Charlton Mackrell School

Charlton Mackrell Church of England Primary School, Bonfire Lane, Charlton Mackrell. Somerton, Somerset TA11 7BN Headmistress - Mrs Rebecca Cawley

☎ 01458 223329



Social, Sport & Community

Art Group

Meetings in the Reading Room. Contact Terrie Elliss

☎ 01458 224225


Badminton Club

Played in the Community Hall on Thursday evenings. £2 per person on the night. Contact Shirley.

☎ 01458 223749

Bell Ringers

Contact Pauline Whitaker

☎ 07966 147030


CHADS - Amateur Dramatic Society

Most years, CHADS put on a pantomime and/or other productions at the Reading Room. Over the years more that £17,000 has been donated to charities and local good causes from the proceeds of productions.

CHADS has mainly drawn its membership from within the Charltons, though occasionally people from as far away as Street and Glastonbury have been involved! If you are interested in becoming involved with CHADS, either on the stage or otherwise, please contact Phil or Terrie Elliss.

☎ 01458 224225


Charltons Horticultural Society

All meetings, talks and events are held at The Reading Rooms, Hillway, Charlton Mackrell. Dates for all these are on our website.


Garden Club

The club meets weekly between April and September to visit interesting gardens, have lunch or tea and enjoy a chat. We are a company of mature gentlefolk who would appreciate a few younger members. Contact: Margaret Hutchins

☎ 01458 224099


A small educational charity which aims to enable people to benefit, learn and develop through woodland experiences and provides a variety of inclusive opportunities at Hallr Wood in Charlton Mackrell and Drayton Woods, near Langport.


Short Mat Bowls

The Charltons Short Mat Bowls Club meets at Kingsdon Village Hall on Mondays 7.30 - 9.30 pm. and Tuesday mornings 10.00 - noon. We are a very happy friendly Club who enjoy a roll-up with occasional friendly matches being arranged with other local clubs.

The annual joining fee is £10.00 and we pay £2.00 per game. We have social outings in the Summer and a Christmas meal. We welcome new members and woods are available to try out for weight. Two weeks "taster session" is not chargeable. Contact Nicholas Smith for more information.

☎ 01458 223336

Somerset Levels RDA Carriage Driving Group

Our aim is to improve the lives of people with disabilities, enabling them to carriage drive for the benefit of their health and wellbeing, and to achieve their goals within the sport of carriage driving. We are fortunate in having a wonderful team of around 30 helpers who look after the horses, equipment and who raise funds. For more information, contact the Group Organiser: Miss Yolanda Hansford or visit our facebook page.

☎ 079358563190


Tennis Club

Members are provided with a key to the padlock at the tennis court on the Community Playing Field. A booking diary is within the court fence. Membership costs £20 per individual, £25 for a couple and £30 for a family. The court is due for refurbishment this year. Contact Dee.


The Charltons Historical Society

Active research into the history of people and places with an active Facebook page. Contact Celia Mycock

☎ 01458 223575



The Giraffe House Pickleball Club

The Charltons Community Centre is the home of the Giraffe House Pickleball Club which was formed in September 2018 and has grown to about 70 members who travel from surrounding villages and as far away as Sherborne and is becoming one of the fastest growing sports in the UK. Our membership includes many local residents and we have many players who are well into their retirement years but don't be fooled by that the game is fast moving and offers an excellent opportunity to socialise whilst keeping fit.

Pickleball is a form of short tennis played with a table tennis style paddle an airflow ball and a tennis height net on a badminton court. It is suitable for all ages and we generally play in mixed groups.

We offer a free taster session to all potential new members and all you need to have to give it a try is a pair of trainers and suitable indoor sports wear, we have spare paddles and everything that you will need to try your hand.

☎ 01458 223015


Wildlife Contact

Contact Kevin Anderson.

☎ 01458 223462


Youth Club

The Youth Club is open every Wednesday evening in term time from 6.30 until 8.30 pm at the Community Centre. Young people aged from 10 to 17 are very welcome. Subs are £1 per session (free on the first visit) and there are a wide variety of activities planned. These include sports activities, arts and craft, cookery, BBQs, football, badminton and much more. Youth Workers Kayleigh and Jean look forward to welcoming you to the club.

For more information or if you would be interested to know more about volunteering to work alongside Kayleigh and Jean about once every 5 weeks, please contact Kayleigh Smith or Kate O'Boyle (Youth Club Village Coordinator).

☎ 07513138433


Places of Worship

The Charltons Churches

St Mary the Virgin
Bonfire Lane
Charlton Mackrell
TA11 7BN

St Peter and St Paul
Church Lane
Charlton Adam
TA11 7JU

Contact Church Warden Liz Bale 01458 223164 email who is also the organist.

More information

The Charltons churches are part of the Benefice of St Michael and All Angels, Somerton with the Charltons and Kingsdon.
The Priest in charge post is currently vacant (as from January 2022). We will continue to offer ministry through baptisms, weddings, funerals, and pastoral care of all in the area. During the Vacancy If you would like to use any of these services or for any other reason, please contact the Benefice office by email Tel: 01458 273499 or use email Tel: 07483137623 (all of these will be monitored regularly).
Mrs Jenny Gollop is the Reader 01458 233516 email
Services in the Charltons are held alternate fortnights in Mackrell and Adam at 9.30 am. Service details for the benefice can be obtained from the benefice website We would be delighted to see you at any of our services. At the moment masks are still required in church. The churches are open every day from 10 am until 4pm for private prayer. We have a team of people who pray for healing. If you would like prayers please leave a prayer request card in either church or contact Jenny Gollop.
The members of the Parochial Church Council are:
Chair Liz Bale
Secretary Chris Thomas
Treasurer Andrew Goldsworthy
Social and Fundraising Committee Andrea de Berker
Members: Heather Barnes, Jenny and Chris Gollop, Margaret Hutchins, Kevin Moore, Dot Squire , Kathy and Bill Train.
For information about weddings and funerals please contact the benefice office at St Michael’s 01458 273499 or 07483137623 email
The Benefice has a monthly newsletter Contact which can be purchased from the Post Office in Charlton Adam for 50p per copy or by an annual subscription payable in January.
The churchyards are maintained by a Churchyard working party which meets monthly. For more information, please contact Andrea de Berker 223227
The Social and Fundraising Committee organise the monthly village cafés, Winter Warmer lunches and fundraising events. If you would be interested in getting involved please contact Andrea de Berker 223227 or Margaret Hutchins 224099

☎ Please see various contact details in 'More Information' to your right.



Meeting Halls

Mackrell Reading Room

Hillway, Charlton Mackrell, Somerset TA11 6AN
Chairman, Kevin Moore tel 01458 223774
Booking Secretary, Margaret Hutchins tel 01458 224099
Secretary, Terrie Elliss tel 01458 224225
Treasurer, Phil Elliss tel 01458 224225

The Charltons Communty Centre

The Recreation Ground, Top Road, Charlton Adam. Numerous events go on in the Hall & Sports Field on a regular basis, Football, Badminton, Pickleball, Youth Club, Jumble Sales, etc. as well as live music and other events. The Hall is available for hire at very competitive rates. Villagers get a discounted rate. To find out more on hiring the Hall, and Committee members, please visit our website.



Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) Somerton & Langport Area branch

We are your local branch holding events & collections to raise much needed funds for this life-saving institution

☎ 01458 251057


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