Welcome to Groups Supporting the Interests of Local People

There are a number of active groups in the area that provide opportunities for members of the local community to meet, learn, follow specific interests and socialise.  Top of Page

Craft Group Photography Group  Women's Institute U3A Bell Ringing
Young Farmer's Club Table Tennis Club Luncheon Club Kirton Dairy Discussion Group  

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Craft Group
A Craft Group was established in 2000 and has met regularly since then, producing some excellent work which has provided personal satisfaction and pleasure for the group's members and provided items valued by the community. New members are always welcome. To find out more about the group and its work visit the 
Craft Group web-page on this web-site.

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  Photography Group
The group came into existence at the beginning of 2007 in response to a request for an exhibition of photographic work at the Worlington Arts Festival.  At the end of the Festival there was interest from those who had participated to carry on with regular meetings.  As a result a group was formed to continue to develop their photographic skills.  Early 2010 the group was awarded a National Lottery Grant for the purchase of equipment with which to teach image enhancement and manipulation, that project was completed in February 2011.  The group as a whole is continuing its development by collective photographic projects, exhibitions and competitions whilst utilising the National Lottery equipment.

To look at our photograph gallery and find out more about the activities of the group and how to join visit our Photography Group page on this website.

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  Women's Institute
The local Women's Institute is very active. It meets every month and organises events, speakers and visits. Some of the exciting topics offered during 2011 have been learning about the work of Involve
http://www.involve-middevon.org.uk/ an organisation that supports the development of community groups and volunteering; learning about the work of  Devon County Association for the Blind DCAB  http://www.devonblind.org.uk/index.html  and how they help visually impaired people; and having a go at handbelling, following a presentaion by  a local group. To learn about the full and varied programme for the rest of the year and for further information and contact details visit the
Women's Institute page on this web-site.

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University of the Third Age (U3A)
Several ladies from Worlington have joined the South Molton branch of the U3A in recent years,(University of the Third Age), a nationwide organisation to promote further learning and interests in the retired or semi-retired age group.Don't let the title put you off, it is great fun and you only join in whichever groups appeal to you.
A monthly coffee morning is held at Filleigh Village Hall on the second Tuesday of the month where you can get to know members and enjoy a varied assortment of very good speakers. A monthly newsletter is supplied letting you know what is on and when and a range of interest groups. For further information visit the
South Molton U3A web-site.
There is also a U3A branch in Tiverton. For further information visit the
Tiverton U3A web-site.

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  Young Farmers
The nearest Young Farmers Club to Worlington is Witheridge YFC. For further information contact Jade Cappell, tel. no. 07703685455 or email cheekymonkey082@hotmail.com The group usually meets in the Black Dog pub on 1st and 3rd Monday of each month at 8.00pm. (7.30pm in the Winter). We do lots of things from raising money for different charities to going bowling.

Devon Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs and the National Federation of Young Farmers' Clubs web-sites provide a wealth of information about and in support of Young Farmers Clubs.

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  Table Tennis 
A Table Tennis Club meets once a month in the Parish Hall. The club usually meets at 7.30pm for an hour on the first Friday of each month. A small charge of £1 is made to cover the costs and table tennis equipment is provided. Please check the Community Calendar for exact dates.

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  Ladies Luncheon Club and Gentlemen's Luncheon Club
There is a Ladies and a Gentlemen's which meets every two months, usually on a Thursday lunchtime. The Ladies Club is organised by Shirley Moore and the Gentlemen's Club by Ron Moore. Different venues are tried for each lunch and this provides an opportunity to socialise with others from our community and experience the hospitality and food available in the area. Check our Community Calendar for exact dates.

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  Kirton Dairy Discussion Group
Some local farmers are members of the Kirton Dairy Discussion Group. The group is open to all farmers in the area and meets to discuss farming topics. For more information and to find out who to contact for further details visit the Farming in our Community page on this website.

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  Bell Ringing at Worlington
We are a group consisting of 4 ringers from the Worlingtons, ringers from Chawleigh, Wembworthy, Lapford and Chulmleigh. We ring every Tuesday at 7.30pm at St Mary’s Church, East Worlington. We would be very pleased to teach new ringers of any age. We ring Devon Call Changes mostly and several of us are also Method Ringers so we occasionally ring the simple methods. We ring for Evensong at West Worlington on the second Sunday of each month meeting at 5.45pm at St Mary’s Church, West Worlington and finishing at 6.30pm. If you want to find out more about Bell Ringing or the group contact David Wilford 01769 580011 or Rosie Brook. If you are thinking of coming to one of the meetings it’s also advisable to contact David or Rosie first.

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