Have you ever thought “I’d like to be a volunteer at the Gorsley shop, but I’ve never worked in retail and don’t have any experience”?  Well, the good news is you don’t need any! Nor do you have to live in the village. More than half our volunteers come from the surrounding villages.  We will give you full training, support throughout and flexibility to do as much or as little as you like. Go on, you’ve been thinking about it for ages, now it’s time to do it, we need your help and support to keep our essential shop running, please get in touch at the shop on click here to contact You may have noticed “Big Green” our new storage container has arrived with a bit of an entrance! The storage is much needed by the shop to ensure we have the space to keep the regular everyday items and the goodies you all love.  A special mention must go to Shaun – without all his hard work behind the scenes this would not have been possible. We hear you cry “I’ve forgotten the sausages and we’re having a BBQ later” – did you know that the shop stocks at least six different delicious varieties of KILCOT sausages. You don’t get more local than that! plus we stock chicken, chops, and sausages from Prichard’s at Fownhope. So don’t panic! But remember we close at 4.15 Monday to Friday and 12.30 on Saturdays. The support from our customers over the past year has been tremendous, but as we now start to move out of the restrictions of lockdown, please remember to shop with us, we’ve got to know you and you’ll be missed.  See you soon


Our busy little village continues to be a vibrant place to live and a place where we want there to be a very strong sense of community. If you would like to find out about events and things going on in the village then there are two social media groups you can join to help you keep up to date!  Our village Whats App Group - contact Sarah or David click here to contact if you would like to join.  Our village facebook group/page : Gorsley COVID Community Support.  We look forward to having an influx of new members very soon!


Our services continue into the summer, and we extend a very warm welcome to everyone. Services will be held on the first and third Sundays of each month at 4.00 pm in a Covid secure environment. These services will also be available via a Zoom link. Our church is also open for private prayer and reflection on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 9.00 am to 5.00 pm. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all as Covid continues and hopefully June will be a time that brings us all more freedom. For more information, please contact us on click here to contact


Do you want to grow your own fruit and veg?  A  Plot just became available! £52 per annum. In good condition.  Contact click here to contact


We are, we are, we are, we are, we are allotmenteers!

We have, we have, we have, we have got several pairs of shears,

And wheelbarrows, forks and hoes, spades and watering cans,

And rakes and trowels, and heaven knows how many planting plans!

We sow our seed and mulch and weed, wait anxiously for rain

Until it comes, and then the sun’s our fervent hope again.

Our backs may creak, our joints may squeak; crop prospects on the edge.

But we know there’s no taste compares with own-grown fruit and veg.

And so we tend, until year’s end, our plots in our spare time.

We earth up spuds and pick off grubs and help the beans to climb

Before the day comes when we may start picking what we grew,

And with first bite, say “That’s just right!” Or very simply, “Ooh!”