2021 Berden Croquet


It is now May,  the month during which we usually start our Village Croquet tournament.  Last year it was sadly abandoned because of the pandemic.   However this year we believe it should be possible to run an informal tournament again as the game lends itself to social distancing, is played in the open air and many people have been vaccinated.

If you haven’t tried it before. please do think about joining in.  Some years ago we had as many as 32 teams of two taking part.  There is a handicap system to help new or less experienced players and the way the games are organised means that everyone plays at least 3 times, quite aside from friendlies.  We are pleased to say that there will not be an entry fee this year.

The organisers and the more experienced players are always happy to explain how the game works to beginners and those wanting to give it a try.

Traditionally we have ended the season with lunch and refreshments while the last games of the season are played.

If you would like to know more please contact
Andrew & Mary Nelson          01279 777784
Peter & Barbara Jester           01279 777313
Richard & Liz Little                  01279 777123

Re-opening on Friday 2nd July 2021


November 2020 Parish News



Photography and filming in private gardens is only permitted for private and personal use and not for any form of reproduction or dissemination nor for publication, electronically or otherwise, including via social media and image libraries. Photography for professional or commercial purposes is expressly forbidden. This is regarded as mandatory for all community events held in private gardens throughout the parish of Berden.

Thank you                                 Berden Parish Council


The Social Club Bar Rota needs you!

Running the bar is great fun and you would always be paired with an “old hand” to show you the ropes.

Opening time is 8.00pm except on Family/Early Bird Night when the early staff open at 6.30pm and the later bar staff come in at 8.30pm.

If you can commit to a Friday evening around four times a year and would like to get involved please contact Wendy on 777852

email – Wendy Riddell

Thank you.

Keep an eye on the Website, Parish Magazine and the e-mailed Newsletters

We are always happy to welcome new people onto the committee.  Please contact John Walker on 01279 777470 for more information.  Alternatively, if you feel you would like to help with events from time to time when you are able then you can join our team of event volunteers.  Please contact

To join the mailing list and be kept up to date follow this link Berden S&SC mailing list


Cinema Club

This season we will mainly be showing films on Saturday evenings as before, with as wide a range as possible, but are also going to have occasional screenings on Tuesday evenings, which will usually be aimed at more particular tastes.

All screenings in the Village Hall: Doors (and bar) open at 7.30, and the films will start at 8.00.

More information regarding films to be shown on village hall noticeboard

Club Membership: £12.00 (entire season) – Guest ticket: £4.00 per film.
All information from
Sue Griffiths 777465 Andrew Nelson 777784 John Walker 777470

T is for tea, talks, trips B is for Berden, what else  D is for discussions, debate, diversion

Meetings and events through the year

Everyone is welcome to attend these meetings

Contact Heather Davis email or call on 777611

Berden Book Club

A new book every month

contact John Walker on 777479 for more information regarding meetings

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