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Hello! I’m Laura Carroll, the new Gorsley sub-editor. I live in the village with my husband, our young Son, and our black labrador. I’m keen to keep the Gorsley pages of the Chimes alive and relevant to what’s going on in our wonderful village.

If you have any special news/events or ideas about what you would like to see in the Gorsley section of the magazine going forward, please get in touch!


Our committee meetings take place on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm. We always welcome new people to help us put on a programme of activities to involve the village and to raise money for the hall’s maintenance.

The Village Hall now has a new roof! Thanks to all who donated. The next step is to get solar panels installed and we would be grateful for any further donations and/or fundraising ideas.

The 100 Club has been started to help with fundraising. It costs £12 a year per share. 50% of the proceeds will be paid back in prizes, with 3 prize-winners monthly. If you’re interested in joining, please email Detail on PDF copy on home page

December winners: Dorothy Hillier £25, Roger Davies £10 and Sarah Davey £5.

January winners: Shirley Davies £25, Anne Course £10 and Barbara York Jones £5.

Table tennis equipment is now available to hire at the Village Hall.

For more information please contact:

Hall Secretary, Anne Course: Detail on PDF copy on home page

Hall Bookings Secretary, Margaret Evans: Detail on PDF copy on home page


Just a quick reminder for all those living in the Herefordshire side of Gorsley - your local parish council is Linton Parish Council. Please do remember to check out the Parish Council section of the Linton pages. Especially of note this month - the Recycling Cafe will be at Gorsley Village Hall on Saturday 10th February, 10.00am until noon.


Special Event: THE BIG QUESTIONS - 6.30pm in the Orchard Coffee House, Gorsley Baptist Church on the following dates:

· Sunday 28th January: What’s the point of life?

· Sunday 25th February: Is the Bible still relevant?

· Sunday 24th March: Shouldn’t the world be a better place?

As we live our lives, due to circumstance and situations we go through, we ALL often ask Big Questions where answers are not obvious or straight forward. ‘The Big Questions’ will give an opportunity to discuss and share different perspectives – everyone is welcome to be part of coffee, cake and conversation, and to bring their own questions for discussion.

As always, everyone is welcome to our Sunday morning service at 10.30am. It would be great to see you! Detail on PDF copy on home page


In the deep midwinter: At this cold and wintry time of Candlemas, when churches traditionally bless the candles to be used in church for the coming year, we extend a warm welcome at our regular 10:30am Sunday services. Our Candlemas Holy Communion service is on the 4th of February.

Please also note that our Mothering Sunday service will be on the 10th of March. For further details of our services please contact us on

The annual churches World Day of Prayer is this year being held at Glebe Chapel Community Centre, Newent on Friday 1st March at 1.30pm.

At this time of deep midwinter, our thoughts and prayers are especially with those who live in the wartorn countries of our world.


We have moved! We now meet in the Committee Room at Gorsley Village Hall at 7.30pm on the third Tuesday of the month.

Next meeting is 20th February. Our speaker will be Paul Evans, who will be reading his Monologues and Poems – he is extremely entertaining!

Visitors are welcome, we only sing Jerusalem on special occasions, and we are very informal. For more information, contact Anne Course Detail on PDF copy on home page


We are a group of people who enjoy gardens and gardening. In autumn/winter, we have talks from gardening experts and projects, and in spring/summer we visit open gardens.

Visitors and new members are always made very welcome. If you think you might be interested in joining or would like to know a bit more about us, please call Charlotte Detail on PDF copy on home page

The subject of our February talk is ‘The Late Summer Garden’. Our speaker is Jack Willgoss, Co-owner of Wildegoose Nursery in Shropshire. Jack will talk us through late season flowering perennials and grasses that will extend the garden's interest through summer and into autumn. Come along and start making plans for this summer in your garden.

The talk will be held in Gorsley Village Hall on Monday 19th February from 7.30-8.30pm, followed by complimentary tea / coffee and biscuits. There is an entry charge of £3 for non-members.


Are you a retired or semi-retired professional businessman looking for something new to do in 2024 with the opportunity to widen your circle of friends? If ‘yes’, then why not consider joining us at the Newent and District Probus Club. We are a very friendly group and meet on the second and fourth Tuesday of each month at 10.00am in Gorsley Village Hall for tea & coffee, followed by a talk from a guest speaker.

Talks planned for the next few months include: The Dymock Poets, The West Midlands Air Ambulance Service, The Gas Industry – Seen from the inside, The Battle of Midway, The History & Work of the RNLI, The Great Train Robbery, The Schneider Trophy – how it influenced WW Aircraft Design plus many more.

Club members and their partners can enjoy a social programme including monthly pub lunches, summer garden parties, skittles and quiz evenings and theatre visits. Visit our website: or contact our Club Secretary: Detail on PDF copy on home page


‘The Great Escaper’ (starring Michael Caine and Glenda Jackson) Thursday 15th February – Gorsley Village Hall - Doors open 7.00pm, film starts 7.30pm.

Tickets can be bought in advance (to guarantee a seat) from Gorsley Community Shop or from Bob Muncey Detail on PDF copy on home page


The library is now open, located in the shed next to Gorsley Village Hall – mind your head as you go in! There is a good selection of books, DVDs, video games and jigsaws to borrow on a ‘trust-based’ system.


Get fit in 2024! There is a selection of adult gym equipment in the grounds at Gorsley Village Hall. When the weather improves, we will be installing soft-surface matting.


Karate classes take place at Gorsley Village Hall on Friday evenings from 6.30pm. For further details, please contact Pam Bennett: Detail on PDF copy on home page


Bingo is held at Gorsley Village Hall on every 4th Tuesday at 7.30pm in the Village Hall. The Cost is £5 for 6 games with a break halfway through.


6-week classes are held on Wednesday evenings at Gorsley Village Hall. Please contact Alex Hall for upcoming dates/further details:


Thursday mornings at Gorsley Village Hall: Mat Yoga 9.30-10.30am and Chair Yoga 10.45-11.30am. Contact Jeni: for more details and to book a place.


Monday mornings 10.00-11.00am at Gorsley Village Hall. New ‘Move and Improve’ classes are aimed at older adults and will involve exercises which incorporate strength, balance and mobility… and lots of fun and laughter! Suitable for all levels of fitness and can be done chair-based if required. The cost is £7 per class, pay-as-you-go. Contact Pippa Ward on 07709 264434 or for more information.


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