Our Community

Shipton has a very busy community with many different activities.  See below for more information about what goes on in and around our village. The Reading Room which is our village hall hosts many of the activities. 


Meets on the 1st Wednesday of each Month.


The Knitwits are a group of ladies, meeting in Shipton Reading Room from 2 - 4pm on the first Thursday of the month (from September to May). We knit - for ourselves and our families - but also for charity. We support the Hatherley Aid to Serbia, Greenfields Africa, The Special Care Baby Unit at Gloucester Royal Hospital, and the Samaritan's Purse (sending shoeboxes abroad to children at Christmastime.)
We enjoy lots of merry chat over a cup of tea or coffee and biscuits - and we welcome any newcomers with or without knitting skills. Currently we have members from both Shipton and Andoversford as well as some knitters who support us from home.
Please phone Angela Finch 820442 for more information.


Angela Hardie is a trained Physiotherapist and Pilates instructor. She is running Pilates Classes in the Reading Room on Tuesday evenings.  She has trained with the APPI and has been teaching mat and equipment Pilates for 7  years.  There are two 1 hour classes one at 7.15pm the other at 8.20pm. If you are interested please contact Angela via email angelalhardie@gmail.com or phone 07980 605844. 


Yoga with Paula at the Reading Room on Wednesdays at  9.30am and Thursdays 6pm for £6 a class.

Join me in this weekly yoga class where we will work with a flow of postures to improve strength, flexibility and balance whilst discovering an inner calm through breathing and mindfulness. A great way to bring balance and harmony to both body and mind. No need to book, just come along. Please bring a mat (few available at the room).

For more information or to check term dates call 07917 365318 or email pcresswell@hotmail.co.uk

Shipton Quilters

Shipton Quilters was established in the mid 1980s. The members meet twice monthly in the Reading Room at Shipton and there is a varied programme of talks, demonstrations and workshops in patchwork, quilting and appliqué. Places are limited. Will not be held at the Reading Room until after the refurbishment is complete

We hold our popular exhibitions every three years, when we showcase our work and also raise money for charity, most recently for Help for Heroes, The Midlands Air Ambulance and the Encephalitis Society.

For more details contact: Margaret Brown 01242 820498

Cotswold Classic Car Club

For more information click here

Local Scout Group


St Oswald's Church

St Oswald’s is an Anglican church within the Diocese of Gloucester and is part of the Coln River group of parishes. It sits at the heart of the village of Shipton Oliffe and has been a place of worship since at least the 12th century. Details of services etc can be found at http://www.colnriver.org.uk

At present, services are held once a month, alternating between a 9.30am Holy Communion and a less formal 10.00am Morning Worship service. In addition we have services for Mothering Sunday, Easter, Harvest and Christmas. On Christmas Eve we hold a popular Christmas Crib Service. Everyone is welcome to our services.

The Friends of St Oswald’s helps with the maintenance of the church building.

For more details contact: Margaret Brown, Churchwarden 01242 820498.

Shipton Ladies

Many of the women  of the village get together occasionally to enjoy a glass of wine and chat. These meeting are generally held at someone's house or sometimes in the Reading Room. We ask you bring a bottle of something to drink ! If you would like to be added to the email list for these events as well as other social activities please contact Lindsey Crane at lindsey.crane@btinternet.com.

Shipton 'Gardeners'

Many of the Shipton men meet on the 1st Friday of each month to socialize over an ale or two at a local hostelry.  This is done under the 'guise of the Shipton Gardening Society.  If you would like to join in please contact Toby Saville at tobysaville250@gmail.com  for more information or to be added to the email list.


Shipton Walkers meet every Wednesday at the Reading Room at 9.30am prompt. Anybody welcome sojust turn up - The walk usually last about 45 minutes.