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Clubs & Societies

Scramblers - The St Denys’ Toddler Group

We run the 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month during term time, 9am-10.30am, at St Denys Church. For all preschool age children and their parent/careers.

St. Denys Church Bell Ringers

Stanford Church Tower has a lovely ring of 8 bells, the tenor (heaviest bell) weighing 8cwt. The art of church bell ringing is a skill which can be learnt by almost anyone from the age of 10 upwards. The ringers practice weekly on a Tuesday from 7.30-9pm. Each bell is rung by one person. We aim to ensure that the bells are rung for every Sunday morning church service (9.45-10.15 ringing) and we also aim to ring for all sorts of other special occasions, whether church services or special occasions such as Coronations and other national events or - by special arrangement - for weddings and such like.

Church bell ringing is a fantastic and fascinating skill:- there is always something different to try; it keeps the mind active; it boosts concentration, teamwork, listening and analytical skills; it is effective exercise for posture and toning muscles, it is gently aerobic - and it burns calories; you meet new people and visit new places; its a great activity for parents and children to learn and enjoy together; and we can make a glorious sound – from the largest and loudest (unamplified) musical instruments in the world!

Please contact us at for more information.

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Thursdays 10 a.m. to 12 noon, Stanford in the Vale Small Village Hall

Open house - drop in for tea/coffee and a chat - newspapers/magazines, table games, book exchange, jigsaw puzzle library available. Regular bring and buy stall. Average attendance of 25 people each week - all ages including carers of young children.

For further information contact Joan Greenwood on 01367 710578.

Repair Cafe

Since 2018 the village has run a Repair Cafe. It is run by unpaid voluteers who endeavour to service and mend household equipment that is brought to one of the meetings. There are usually two meetings per month- the first Saturday in the month in the Coffee Shop (12.00 - 2pm) for Advice and small items and the third Saturday in the month in the Social Club for major items. (11am - 2pm) There is no charge but any voluntary donation is put into a fund to buy items for the village. Details can be found on the notice boards and on the website.

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Stanford in the Vale Local History Society

This Society was launched in 2004, after the interest shown in the publication two years earlier of the magazine, 'The Stanford Historian' edited and produced by Philip Morris.

The aims of The Society are:

  • To increase awareness of the history of Stanford in the Vale and surrounding places, in the eastern part of the Vale of the White Horse.
  • To encourage local history research and publish the results.
  • To collect, preserve and record objects of historical interest.
  • To organise local history displays and exhibitions.
  • To publish newsletters, booklets and pamphlets.

Membership is open to everyone who supports its aims, on payment of an annual membership fee.

Visitors are welcome on payment of a small entrance fee.

Meetings are held between September and June, usually on the second Wednesday in the month. at 7.30 p.m. in the Large Village Hall, Stanford in the Vale.

Activities include talks, on a variety of historical subjects, with the emphasis being on local themes, i.e. the Vale, Upper Thames Valley, and other parts of Oxfordshire and Berkshire. There will also be occasional visits and walks, and some workshop sessions for those persons/small groups pursuing local or family history research.

Contact Details: For more information, just come along to one of our monthly meetings or please contact Mary Vizoso:

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Stanford in the Vale Gardening Club

We meet on the 4th Wednesday of each month except December and August, in the Village Hall at 7:30 p.m.

Events are posted to the events page. Verified Aug 2023

Ladies Netball

Just for fun and fitness! We meet on a Wednesday 6.00pm - 7.30pm at the football field.

Nicky Eynstone

Firm Foundations Dance Academy

Ballet, Modern and Tap classes for children aged 3+. From Melody Bear through to Ballet Classique and Student Dance Teacher Programme. This enchanting syllabus incorporates good solid dance technique with an award system which encourages self-esteem in the aspiring dancer.

As you would expect teachers are fully licenced, CRB checked, first aid trained and insured. We are unique in that alongside professional dance qualifications the Principal is also a qualified nursery nurse and child counsellor and is therefore able to provide a safe nurturing environment even for the quieter student.

Classes run during school term times on a Saturday and Tuesday afternoon in Stanford in the Vale.

Telephone 01367 718578

Visit the Firm Foundations website

Stanford in the Vale Football Club

Stanford in the Vale F.C. has been in existence for a long time, and as with most football clubs have had successful seasons, and others where success seems a long way off.

At present the Senior Teams compete in the North Berks League. the first team in division three and the reserves in division five. In addition to the men's Senior Teams, there is also a ladies team, and four junior teams associated with the club.

The Club Ground and clubhouse is on Cottage Rd. and there are usually games played every Saturday afternoon during the season. In future it is hoped that fixtures and results will be posted on the web site.

In addition to football there are a lot of other activities that take place at the club.

There are facilities for darts, pool, dominoes and during the summer aunt sally, If there are any of you who haven't heard of "aunt sally" come along on a Wednesday evening for a bit of fun. The darts, dominoes and aunt sally all compete in local leagues, so there is a lot of interest.

The Club is open most evenings, and everyone is welcome .The membership fee is £6 (senior citizens £4) but there are plenty of advantages to offset that!

So, if you are interested please come along either to watch a match or, to have a natter and a game of Pool or whatever takes your fancy.

Telephone Martin Stenzhorn on 01367 710724

Stanford Youth Football Club
Stanford Youth FC

Under 12's (years 6/7) football team, under 9 & 8's (years 2/3/4) as well. We play in the Oxford boys league.

We are looking for the following aged players: 8/9 and 10 year olds

Telephone 07759 714779

Visit the Stanford Youth FC website >>

Stanford Art Group

Stanford Art Group is a small friendly group who are interested in and enjoy art. Our meetings consist of visiting speakers, work shops and critiques. Our members are of mixed ability, using different mediums. This gives a wide range of work produced and enjoyed. Our members are able to enter their work in the annual Oxfordshire Art Weeks Exhibition if they wish.

Our monthly programme is published in the 'What's On', the Faringdon Folly and the Stanford Parish News Letter

Verified Aug 2023

1st Stanford in the Vale Scout Group

Boys and girls are welcome to join all sections of the Scout Group.

For further details visit the Stanford Scouts Website Verified Aug 2023

1st Stanford in the Vale Rainbows, Brownies and Guides

Visit the Girlguiding website for more information.

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Stanford Drama Group

Contact Yvonne & Barry - 01367 710789

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Stanford Social Club

Sheards Lane, Stanford in the Vale, SN7 8LW

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Stanford in the Vale Short Mat Bowls Club

We are a friendly group who enjoy playing social bowls. The Club also plays league matches throughout the year in the Oxfordshire County league and several of our members currently play for Oxfordshire in County competitions.

We have sets of bowls which can be used by anyone wishing to have a go. You just need to have bowling shoes or slippers with flat soles.

For more information, please contact Sue on 07932 650 951

Verified Aug 2023

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