Clubs & Societies



Age Concern Club
Weekly meetings for senior citizens to provide friendship
Meet: The Kirby Room, St. Luke’s Church, Englefield Road, Theale, Thursday, 2:00-4:00 pm

Lyn Fuller – Tel: 01189 303125
Sheila Lovegrove – Tel: 0118 930 3106

Berkshire Beaders
A group for anyone interested in beads and beadwork, learning new beadwork techniques and meeting other beadworkers.

Meet: The Kirby Room, St. Luke’s Church, Englefield Road, Theale, 3rd Monday of each month, 7:30 pm to 9:30 pm.

Contact: Barbara Goodbun

Theale Church Bell Ringers
Campanologists – To encourage and promote bell ringing in Theale. We ring for Practice, Sunday Service, Wedding and special occasions. Everyone welcome and all abilities catered for, from those wanting to learn or give it a try, to experienced ringers.

Meet: Church Bell Tower, Holy Trinity Church, Every Wednesday 7:00 to 8:00 pm

Contact: Chris Burnham
Tel: 07801 650269

To provide local bingo for people who cannot get to the big bingo halls.

Meet: Theale Village Hall, Wednesday, 8-00pm till 9-45pm approx

Contact: Joyce Kingham
Tel: 01189 549220

Bird Conservation Group, Theale Area

Boys Brigade 1st Tilehurst Company
Uniformed Youth Organisation

Meet: Currently meeting with 3rd Reading company at Emmanuel Methodist Church Oxford Road Reading (next to Battle Library), Fridays during term time, Ages 5-10 from 6.00pm until 7.30pm, Ages 11- 18 from 7.00pm until 9.00pm

Contact: Mr. J.P. Venning
Tel: 01189 429102

Brownies – 1st Theale
Activities for girls aged 7-10, Girlguiding UK

Meet: Wednesday evenings

Contact: (Please select to “register your interest” and leave your details. You will then be contacted.)

Children’s Clubs – Theale Library
– Rhyme Time for Children 0-3 years – Monday and Wednesday (Term time), 11:00-11:30 am
– Story Time for Children 3 and 4 years – Tuesday (Term time), 2:15-2:45 pm

Meet: The Gateway, Theale Library
Tel: 01189 303207

Choir – Holy Trinity Church Choir
Holy Trinity Choir is a mixed, robed choir singing a fairly wide variety of mostly traditional hymns and anthems, and appear at the 10am Sunday service and occasional other services. We have singers at all levels of experience, and would welcome more members! We don’t have formal auditions, but invite you to join us for a practice or two and see how you get on.

Meet: Holy Trinity Church, Thursday, 7:00-8:00 pm

Contact: Mrs Kate Morgan
Tel: 07824 337999

Community Club
Theale Community Club – Family social club, weekend entertainment

Meet: Theale Community Club, Englefield Road, Theale, Reading, Berkshire. RG7 5AS

Contact: Melissa Burgess
Tel: 01189 303300

Lions Club – Pangbourne , Theale & District Lions Club

Meet: Six Bells, Beenham every third Monday in the month at 8.00p.m

Contact: Mike Wilson
Address: 26 Hazel Road, Purley on Thames, Reading, RG8 8BB
Tel: 0118 9410676

Local History Group
To remember, capture and document Theale’s past.

Meet: Gateway Centre, Theale Library, Tuesday, alternate months (contact group for dates) 19:30

Contact: Lyn Fuller or Graham Reeves

Overeaters Anonymous

Whatever problem you may be having with food, you are welcome in Overeaters Anonymous:

  • Obsessed with food, eating or your weight
  • Thoughts about your weight affecting the way you live your life
  • Eating when you aren’t hungry, going on eating binges or avoiding eating for no apparent reason

We are not a diet club. We are a 12-step fellowship. Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. We welcome everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; we are self-supporting through our own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology or religious doctrine. We take no position on outside issues. Our primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

Meet: St. Luke’s Church Hall, Englefield Road, Theale, RG7 5AS
Contact: Nicky – 07766 950347 or Lynda – 07985985727

Beaver Scouts, Cubs and Scouts

Beaver Scouts:
1st Theale & Calcot Beaver Scout Colony is for boys and girls age 6-8 years looking for challenge, fun and friendship as well as working towards badges and awards.

When and where: Tuesdays, John Cumber Hall, 6:00pm – 7:00pm

For more information please contact Jo via or ring on 07810 480339.

For boys and girls age 8-10.5 yrs, fun, more adventurous activity and plenty of challenge as well as working towards badges and awards.

When and where: Tuesdays, John Cumber Hall, 7:00pm – 8:15pm

For more information please contact Jo via or ring on 07810 480339.

For boys and girls age 10.5 – 14 yrs, plenty of outdoor activity, teamwork, learning new skills and working towards badges and awards.

When and where: Fridays, John Cumber Hall, 7:30pm – 9:00pm

For more information please contact Jo via or ring on 07810 480339.

Starburst Stage School (Children’s Dance Class)
A dancing school for children from 2½ yrs. We teach Ballet, Modern, Acrobatics, tap and lyrical. The school is a member of the Dance Teacher Federation and the children have the opportunity to enter local dance competitions and dancing exams.

Meet: John Cumber Hall, Saturday, 9.30–11:00 am

Contact: Donna Pinches
Tel: 01189 624525
Mobile: 07717 812218

Tai Chi: Calcot & Theale Tai Chi Club

When: Mondays, commencing September 02nd, 2013: 10:00 – 11:00 am
Where: Theale Village Hall, Englefield Road, Theale, RG7 5AS.

We are a recently-formed group of older people who meet every Monday morning from 10:00 till 11:00 in Theale Village Hall to practise Tai Chi under the guidance of our own professional instructor. We provide a gentle introduction to Chen style Tai Chi, with the emphasis on health and relaxation, and all newcomers are welcome. We charge £4 per class and a Loyalty Card scheme is in operation. Contact: Philip Larsson Tel.: 07814 969 540

Tea Dance
Social Tea Dance (Sequence, Fun and Ballroom)

Meet: Theale Village Hall, First Sunday in month, 3:00-6:00 pm

Contact: Kaye Webb
17, North Walk, Theale, Reading, Berks. RG7 5BW
Tel: 0118 9549060

Tilehurst Square Dance Club
Meet: Grange Church hall, Ciruit Lane, Southcote – Beginners, Friday, 8:00 – 10:15 pm
Or Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Tilehurst – Experienced, Wednesday, 8:00 – 10:00 pm

Contact: Pat Jenkins

Tel: 0118 9760907

Women’s Institute – Theale Green
The WI plays a unique role in providing women with educational opportunities and the chance to build new skills, to take part in a wide variety of activities and to campaign on issues that matter to them and their communities.

Meet: The Kirby Room, St. Luke’s Church, Englefield Road, Theale, RG7 5AF, second Monday of the month. Doors open at 7.15pm for 7.30 start. Meeting ends at 9.30pm.

Contact: Barbara Browne
Tel: 0118 9597204


Badminton group run by Sport in Mind
The focus of this group is on fun and exercise in a friendly supported enviroment.
SPORTINMIND are running a badminton group every Monday at Theale Green Leisure Centre 5 – 6pm. The session cost is £1 subsidised by the charity SPORTINMIND.
Sportinmind is an independent charity that uses sport to promote mental well–being. The subsidised sports sessions are run specifically to bring people with and without mental health problems together in order to promote social inclusion. Equipment provided.

Contact: Tony Young
Tel: 07903498441

Basildon Tennis Club
For further information see the website:
Contacting the club:

Basildon Tennis Club

Cove Angling Society
Cove Angling Society has a membership of approx 200. The club welcomes everybody, no matter what age, sex and ability. We are recognised in the area for having strict rules and a good safety culture. Pleasure and match fishing at Theale.

Contact: Mr Terry Rumsey, Secretary
5 Latimer Drive, Beansheaf Farm, Calcot, Reading, Berks. RG31 7AP
Tel:01189 821153

Fitness Classes
To provide multi-level fun fitness classes for men and women of all ages.

Meet: John Cumber Hall, Monday 7-8 pm, Thursday 6-7 pm & 7:30-8:30 pm

Contact: Judy Taussick
Tel: 07958 440111

Karate Club
To teach the ancient art of Shotokan Karate

Meet: Theale Green Recreation Centre, Church St, Theale, Wednesday, 6.00 – 7.00PM and Sunday, 10.00 – 11.00AM

Contact: Huw Steiner
Tel: 01252 843833; 07713 714167

Reading TKD (Taekwon-Do)
Taekwon-Do school for the whole family

Meet: Theale Green Recreation Centre, Friday evenings
Little Pumas (4-6 years) 5:00-5:30/5:30-6:00 pm,
Juniors (6-12 years) 6:00-7:00 pm,
Adults (13 years and over) 7:00-8:00 pm

Contact: Craig Spreadbury, Tania Spreadbury
Tel: 01579 362338

Theale Tigers Football Club
Contact: Dean Proudley
To promote youth football for all ages in the Theale area.

Theale and Tilehurst Cricket Club
Please refer to website for details of practice sessions, fixtures and committee meeting dates, etc.

Contact: Philip Mead
mob: 07789 145398

Theale Tennis Club
Please note that as of March 2013, Theale Tennis Club folded.

Yoga Classes
Yoga Class (mixed ability)

Meet: Theale Village Hall, Mondays,1-3pm and Kirby Room, St Lukes R.C. Church, Englefield Road, Theale, Tuesdays, 7:30-9:30 pm (new class startling Feb 8 2011)

Contact: Jean Cosham
Chylowen, Rokeby Drive, Tokers Green, Reading, Berks. RG4 9EN
Tel: 0118 9723212

Yoga Classes – Ben du Bernard Yoga
Yoga Class (mixed ability)


Ben’s own words:

“I’m a Yoga Instructor and Sports Specific Yoga Coach who has been practicing all my life and teaching for over 5 years now. I have classes open to the public in Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet Village Hall and Upper Basildon Village Hall (details on the attached flyer). All abilities are welcome including those who have never tried yoga.
My style of teaching is very mixed discipline and depends on the student(s) I have with me! I’m passionate about yoga’s ability to balance our bodies, clear our minds, work on our strength, flexibility, breath and sense of wellbeing and above all I believe we should have fun doing it!!!
From a sport perspective, I’m a lifelong amateur sportswoman and know first hand how yoga helps performance and maximizes our potential. This is the focus of the sports specific sessions.
On top of the public classes, I also teach one to one sessions here in Theale (or at the students home if there is space) for both general and sports specific yoga.”

Contact: Ben du Bernard
Phone: 07763 292 050

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