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To have your Club or Society included on this page or to submit corrections, please contact Dave Smith via the email link on the left.

Pavenham Women's Institute

Pavenham WI was one of the first to be started in Bedfordshire. It was inaugurated in 1910 and has been a thriving Pavenham society since that time. It provides ladies of our village with an interesting monthly meeting with good speakers and companionship. In fact for newcomers to the village it is a wonderful way to make friends whilst those who are long standing villagers are able to keep in touch on a regular basis.

The old minutes of the WI tell of the work done by the committees throughout the years to entertain the members in many ways by using their skills of baking, acting, sewing, keep fit, craft and knitting as well as a lot of walking. They have always been very active and a driving force in the village.

At present we have 46 members and as well as our monthly meetings have a monthly Luncheon Club at a local pub-very popular. We also run a Book Group. The members meet monthly at each others houses to discuss the book they have read that month. We actively support the annual Flower and Plant Show and we hold an annual Jumble Sale. In October 2017 we held a Lunch to raise funds for the Primrose Car Service Appeal.

All residents in the village are most welcome. Please contact any one of the four members listed below who will be delighted to take you to a meeting..

For more information please contact the secretary Jill Smith

Monthly meetings held on the first Wednesday of the month at 2.30pm in the Village Hall.

See the Village Diary page for the full calendar of events.



Mrs Jenny Evans 01234-823620

Mrs Rosemary Bliss 01234-823821

Mrs Kath Bennett 01234-824109


The two, all-weather, floodlit tennis courts are situated at the top of the playing fields by Pavenham Village Hall and players of all standards are welcome.

For more information please contact membership secretary Val Curtis, ph:01234 824 995 or Club Coach Dave Revell, ph:07494 534595


Pavenham Tennis Club Website

Pavenham Tennis Club on the web

Pavenham Tennis Club on Facebook

Pavenham Cricket - Qualified coaching session for seniors and juniors on a Sunday morning starting from the end of March.
10:00am on the playing field. Social events held during the year
Chairman Neil Blakemore 07920 144911 or Secretary Jules Knight


The Club meets at Pavenham Village Hall every Monday morning at 10.00 am. We welcome players from beginners to those with more experience. We have 3 good tables and the bats and balls are provided.

We play between 10.00 and 12.00 every Monday morning, with breaks at Christmas, Easter & the summer. We play for fun and to get some exercise at the same time in convivial surroundings. The charge is £ 2.00 per session, and light refreshments are available.

We are looking for more members. Why not come and give it a try?

Any enquires to Fiona on 01234 823228.

Village Organisations

Parish Magazine - The Villager
For details of events in the village, any articles to be included in the magazine should be given to
Lisa Milligan
Pavenham Discussion Group
Meet on the second Monday of each month to discuss a wide range of current topical subjects.
Contact Chris & Vivien Holt 825479
St. Peter's Church
For all information, visit their web site at:
There is a Caring Team available in confidence to offer help, sympathy and a listening ear or transport when in difficulty.
Contact Debby Horsman 825711
Pavenham Women's Book Group
1st Monday of each month. Discussion of a book over a glass of wine.
Contact Vivien Holt 825479
St. Peter's Flower Guild
The Flower Guild ensures that there are flowers in the church each week and meewt several times a year before church festivals. A flower festival is held each year in the church, fundraising events are also held during the year. All abilities are welcome to this friendly group.
Chairperson: Amanda Beazley 824565
St. Peter's Parochial Church Council
Takes responsibility for maintaining St. Peter's worship. fellowship, Church building and churchyard.
Churchwardens: Vacant
Harrold Surgery 720225
Sharnbrook Surgery 781392
Bell Ringers
Contact Vivien Holt on 825479
Fellowship Club
An opportunity for the over 60's in the village to get together.
Meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month at 2:30 in the Village Hall.
Outings and events are also arranged. Please contact the organiser
Mrs Bernie Sharpe 823423
Neighbourhood Watch
For more information, contact village co-ordinator Mr J Stamford 823041
or assistant co-ordinator Roger Whilding 824893.
Pavenham Christmas Lights

Originally established by longstanding Pavenham resident, John Stamford, the Christmas Lights competition
has, over twenty years, become a village tradition. In 2017, through a simple raffle and award
ceremony held at the local pub on Christmas Eve, it raised over £600 which was split between two
local charitable organisations: the Pavenham Community First Responder Group and Yarl's Wood Befrienders.
The aim of the Pavenham Christmas Lights group is to raise money through the Christmas Lights competition
and other activities for local charitable organisations, that reflect the spirit of neighbourliness that is embodied in the traditions of Christmas.
For more information please see:
Flower Show
A traditional village flower and produce show held annually around early September.

The show is open to all abilities.

Secretary: Carol Jenkins on 825181
Friends of St. Peter's Church
This is is a registered charity (number 802696) formed in 1989 to raise funds to help finance the maintenance of the fabric and structure of Pavenham's very old church.
Some members of The Friends are regular church worshippers; many are not. We all share a desire to maintain St. Peter's long tradition and preserve and protect our heritage. We raise funds through
members' subscriptions, donations, legacies and special fund-raising events. We receive wide-ranging support for the various fund-raising social events and activities we organise, often bringing in
people from surrounding villages as well as our core Pavenham supporters.
The Friends is organised by Trustees and an Executive Committee whose members are:

Hugh Josty (Chairman)
Claire Duncan
Amanda Beazley
Debby Horsman
Aisling Boland
Richard Roberts

Anyone interested in becoming a member of The Friends or seeking information should contact Derek Bliss on 01234 823821 or email
Open Gardens
Pavenham cottage gardens are open one afternoon in early June each year.
All proceeds go to Cancer Research campaign. Contact Amanda Beazley 824565
Whist Drive
Held in the Village Hall on the 4th Monday of each month at 7:30pm. Proceeds are given to a different charity each month.
Organiser; Dr. P Sharpe 823423
St. Peter's Caring Team
The co-ordinator is Christine Phillips on 823129
Pinchmill Lower School, Church End Road, Felmersham 781371. A bus service is available for village children.

This page was updated on 15th July 2023