Adult Social Clubs and Classes in Tarporley

Social Clubs and Classes for Adults


We aim to list here all the adult clubs and classes in Tarporley that exist for the purpose of socialising, meeting new friends or learning new skills.

If your club or class is not listed and you would like it to be then please send us the details using the Contact Us page. There is no charge for this.

Watercolour Painting

Watercolour painting classes are held between September and May on Wednesdays in the Community Centre. Both beginners and advanced pupils are welcome.

For further details contact Peter Willis on 01829 732129 or e-mail


Flower Club

Tarporley Flower Club meets on the first Tuesday of each month in the Community Centre. In January we meet on the second Tuesday. There is no meeting in August. Flower designs are created by first-class demonstrators on the stage, with a chance to win one in the raffle. A plant sale is held in May. The Club is affiliated to the National Association of Flower Arranging Societies. Membership is just £30 per annum and Visitors are welcome to attend our meetings for a small charge.

For further information email or phone 01829 733639.

Tarporley & District Decorative and Fine Art Society

The Tarporley & District Decorative and Fine Arts Society (TADDFAS) meets in the Community Centre on the afternoon of the 2nd Thursday of each month (except July and August) and has an interesting programme of lectures which are covered by the membership fee. There are also two study days and two outings each year. The membership is currently almost 300.

For further information please contact the Membership Secretary at and do look at our website, which is changing shortly at to see what we have planned for the coming year.

Tarporley U3A

We are a group of retired or semi-retired people from Tarporley and surrounding villages with a membership of 300 members. We run a monthly meeting at 10 am on the 4th Thursday of the month at Tarporley Community Centre with refreshments and an interesting speaker. There are 20 interest groups which cover a wide range of subjects. We also run a monthly trip to places of interest/theatres etc., at home and abroad. Membership costs £15 per year. You are welcome to attend a monthly meeting and join up.

If you want more information visit our website at


Film Night

Film night takes place in Tarporley Community Centre every 3rd Friday at 7.30pm.  Please see notice board for latest information.

Tarporley Silver Band

The Tarporley Silver Band has recently reformed and meets on Thursday evenings in the Band Room off The Close. New members, both experienced and beginners are welcome. Instruments are available. The Band has a program of appearances in Cheshire throughout the year, including Tarporley Carnival.

For further information email or visit the website

Tarporley Decibellas Choir

Decibellas has over 70 members and provides a fun environment for women of all ages to come together and sing.  We rehearse on Thursday evenings during the school term from 7.15-9.15pm in Tarporley Primary School hall.

For details of performances or how to join, or check out our website at

Tarporley Women's Institute

Now in our second year, we have a growing membership and new ladies are always welcome. We meet on the first Wednesday of every month (no meeting in August) and also arrange other events such as walks, darts and meals out. We have a varied programme of events and speakers, including health and beauty, crafts, zumba, and of course bake-offs!  Join us at 7:30 for 8 pm start in the Done Room, behind St Helen’s Church on High Street. We are a friendly group, and new members are always welcome – the first meeting is free!  £5 for non-members.

Please phone Sarah on 01829 733813 for details and encouragement, email or visit the website

Tarporley Amateur Dramatics Society

The Tarporley Amateur Dramatic Society (TADS) presents two plays a year, in late March and late November. Rehearsals are held in the Community Centre small hall (Craven Room) for three months prior to each performance. The Society is affiliated to the Cheshire Theatre Guild, and has approximately 35 members. New members are always welcome to help backstage or to act or both.

For further details phone Tom Kenny on 01829 732646. or visit the website

Tarporley Millpool Probus Club

The Tarporley Probus Club meets in the Rising Sun Public House on the High Street on the last Monday of each month at 9.30am for coffee and a speaker. There are also bowls matches, walks and trips out. The Chairman is Brian White phone 01829 732641.

The Tarporley Millpool Probus Club meets on the third Wednesday of each month at Willington Hall Country Hotel for lunch and a speaker. Outings and social events are also arranged. New members are welcome; phone the Chairman Colin Smith on 01928 788704 or email:


Tarporley Bell Ringing Practice

St Helen’s Church bell ringers have approximately 14 members and meet every Tuesday evening for practice at 7.45pm. The group is affiliated to the Chester Diocesan Guild of Church Bell Ringers and always welcomes new members. 

For further information phone Jenny Christian on 07974 685782.


Tarporley OPAL (Older People Active Lives)

Fancy a change from being at home? Miss meeting up with friends for a chat or a meal?

If you are finding it more difficult to get out and about then Tarporley’s Opal Club might be what you are looking for. Perhaps you are new to the village and want to meet people of a similar age? Volunteers can pick you up and take you there to enjoy a tasty mid-day meal.

The club provides a programme of activities, speakers and outings and the chance for people to sit and enjoy a chat. New members are welcome. We meet at Tiverton Hockey Club on Fridays 10 am – 3 pm.

Volunteers are urgently needed to provide transport or to support members in the activities.  To find out more telephone Carol Hitchen on 07851 253587, email or visit

Tarporley Rotary Club

The Rotary Club of Tarporley raises money for local and international charities by organising the monthly Country Markets (1st Saturday of the month), monthly Film Shows (3rd Friday of the month) and twice yearly Quizzes, all in the Community Centre. We also organise Tarporley Carnival in July, a charity Horse Ride in September, and support the switch on of the High St Christmas Lights in early December by selling hot chestnuts and burgers.  We also conduct mock job interviews for year 11 pupils at Tarporley High School each December, and sponsor “Rotakids” in the Primary School. Forthcoming events are advertised on our own notice board at the side of the Rising Sun pub and on our website at

The Club has 26 members – both men and women – and we meet in the Rising Sun pub most Tuesday evenings. The meetings feature a two-course meal, interesting speakers, and plan the work of the Club. If you are interested in joining as a Member or as a Friend, email the secretary at

Tarporley 41 Club

The Tarporley 41 club is made up of ex Round Table members and friends. The club meets twice monthly in the evening; one meeting usually involves a meal and the other is a more active event. If you are over 40 and looking to meet new friends, stay fit and active and contribute something to the community.

Please contact John Nunnerley on 07513 107 389 or email or Paul Caine on 07812 038 601.

Tarporley Lodge of Freemasons

The Tarporley Lodge of Freemasons is part of a worldwide fraternity dating back more than three centuries.  Founded on the three great principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, it brings together men from all backgrounds and life experiences who wish to uphold these high values in a social setting where there are no religious or political barriers. Freemasonry also provides members with a code of conduct based on moral and ethical standards.  Self-development is encouraged through service to others and involvement in charities.

If you are interested in becoming a Freemason you can find more at or by contacting the Tarporley Lodge Secretary, Richard Sheard, at email:

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Best Kept Village Competition 2019

The Best Kept Village competition's aim is to develop and highlight a sense of pride amongst local people throughout Cheshire.

The official BKV website says... "The Competition exemplifies the community spirit in all the villages. It demonstrates and emphasises just how much voluntary work is undertaken to keep Cheshire a beautiful and attractive County. The competition encourages villages to improve every aspect of village life which is under threat in so many different ways."

Tarporley Parish Council discussed whether to enter this year's competition at their meeting last week. It was noted that the BKV Competition is focused on community spirit in villages and, as such, needs to be a community led project that involves the whole community.

It was agreed that the Parish Council would seek volunteers both to lead on the Best Kept Village Competition and to work on it. Depending on the response, the Parish Council will decide whether to enter the competition in their 11th February meeting.

This project to compete in the Best Kept Village Competition requires a lot of sustained effort throughout the village through to September. Tarporley has won or come runner up in this competition many times. We can do it but it does take concerted effort. You can get more (yet to be updated for 2019) information on the BKV website here....

If you would like to volunteer to lead and/or work on the project for Tarporley's entry to this year's BKV Competition then please contact the Parish Clerk at and, if you like, comment below.
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It's a sad week for our village learning we will be without a butcher and our lovely Tarporley News.

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Pet pigs found dumped by side of busy road near Tarporley prompts RSPCA investigation

Two pet pigs were found dumped by the side of a busy road near Tarporley, prompting an investigation to be launched by an animal welfare charity.

The pair were found running loose on the A51 Nantwich to Chester Road in Alpraham on the morning of Saturday, January 12, by a member of the public.

The RSPCA are appealing for anyone who recognises who the pigs belonged to, to contact the RSPCA appeals line on 0300 123 8018.
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Sad to see...BUTCHERS CLOSING TODAY: Sad and sudden news from our High St butchers. They are closing for the final time today (Friday) due to health reasons and a downturn in trade. They are open until 5pm today with lots of half price offers on meat and other goods... #mytarporley ... See MoreSee Less

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Tarporley News to Close

Emma and Victoria have announced that the last edition of Tarporley News will be on Thursday 25th April. This will be the 150th Edition and will mark 3 years since their first edition.

Tarporley News has become a wonderful feature of life in Tarporley and we will be very sad to see it go.

We wish Emma and Victoria every success and happiness in their careers and a very big thank you for the huge amount of work and creativity they have committed to Tarporley News over the last 3 years.

We understand that whilst Emma and Victoria are particularly protective of the standard of quality and reputation of Tarporley News, they would consider passing it on to the right person/people. If you are interested and believe that you could maintain the quality of journalism and production, then please contact them.
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