Interest Groups

Arts Society Dane Valley
Arts Society Dane Valley (ASDV) 

ASDV offers a superb monthly lecture programme covering all aspects of the arts such as paintings, sculpture, ceramics, mosaics, furniture and more, plus involvement in heritage and conservation projects.  Inspirational, monthly illustrated lectures by renowned experts covering a wide range of arts subjects are held at Holmes Chapel Comprehensive School on the second Wednesday of each month (excluding July and August) at 7.30pm.  In addition there are occasional visits to places of interest.


Contact:     ASDV Committee,   07856 721087


Bell Ringers: St Luke's Church

The ancient art of church bell ringing has been practised for many centuries.  The small St Luke’s group ring every Sunday and practise on Friday evenings at 7.30pm.

New ringers are very welcome.  As long as you are tall enough, age and gender don’t matter. Come and see us.

Contacts:  Mervyn Harrison              01477 537187

                 John Murfin                     01477 532442

Friends of Dane Meadow

This is a group set up to involve the community in the conservation and management of the Dane Meadow – the country park on our doorstep. If you are interested in joining us and making either a physical contribution or lending us your expertise, we would be delighted.



   Hazel Sutcliffe, Co-ordinator  01477 535374

Gardening Group: Holmes Chapel

We are an enthusiastic group of about thirty people who enjoy all aspects of horticulture.

We meet at the Methodist Church, usually on the first Monday of the month at 7.30 pm.  There is a small subscription or you can pay on the door.  Sometimes we visit gardens of interest both locally and further afield.


Please see details on the Village Noticeboard

Bell Ringers: St Luke's Church
Friends of Dane Meadow
Gardening Group
Gooseberry Club
Holmes Chapel Photographic Society
Home Grown in Holmes Chapel
Holmes Chapel U3A
Gooseberry Club: Holmes Chapel and District

The Club was founded in 1835 and is now one of only nine clubs left in the Country, eight of them being in Cheshire.

The Gooseberry Show held in the Victoria Club, Holmes Chapel, is always on the last Saturday of July starting at 1.00pm; admission is free and visitors are always welcome.

Contact:    David Monks, Chairman              01477 532935

                 Malcolm Quayle, Secretary         01477 533561

Holmes Chapel Photographic Group

HC Photographic Society has been an active part of the community for over twenty five years and is affiliated to The Lancashire and Cheshire Photographic Union.  We meet every other Thursday at 7.45pm, September to May, in Holmes Chapel Library.  Our varied programme of meetings includes external speakers, workshops, competitions with both internal and external judging and folio review evenings.  We welcome photographers with all levels of experience.

Contacts  Chris Davies           Chairman               

              Teresa McFarquhar  Secretary 01477 534117


Village Volunteers
Home Grown in Holmes Chapel

We are a group of volunteers with a common interest in growing fruit, vegetables and community spirit!  We grow in various spaces around the village and produce is free for EVERYONE to pick and enjoy.  Come and join us at one of our monthly digs – everyone is always welcome!


Contacts:  Sue Mitchell      01477 532064  


U3A - Holmes Chapel and District

The U3A (University of the Third Age) is a self-help organisation for people who are retired, semi-retired or no longer in full time employment.  It provides opportunities for members to share learning experiences and to pursue educational, creative and leisure activities in a friendly environment.

Our monthly meeting is generally held on the 2nd Thursday of each month (excluding July and August) in Holmes Chapel Methodist Church Hall from 10.00am to 12 noon.  Full details of all our activities are available on our web site.


Contact:  Terry Dykes        01477 535499


The Village Volunteers

We are a group of local residents who meet regularly to tend and improve public green spaces and litter-pick in and around our village. We meet in the Precinct on the second Sunday in the month from 10.00 to 12.00 as well as occasional Monday evenings in the summer.  New members are always welcome.

If you would like more information about the group’s activities please make contact as detailed below. Our programme of working sessions for the year can be found on the Holmes Chapel Parish Council web site.


Contact:  John Clowes       01477 532266