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

Bus Stop 2019


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.

Screening DatesTuesday December 3rd, Saturday December 14th, Saturday January 18th, Tuesday January 28th

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


Souper Fridays December 6th and January 10th

Why not leave the house for a couple of hours to meet and chat with neighbours and friends, also to enjoy a convivial lunch.

Homemade Soup lunches between 12.30 and 2.30pm

Tea, coffee biscuits and cake  and bar open too

Aimed at the over 50’s but all are welcome

It helps if we know how many to cater for, please let Sue Griffiths (777465) or Wendy Riddell (777852) know if you want to come, transport can be arranged if needed.

Profits to the Village Hall kitchen improvement fund

Friday 13th and 20th December, Carol Singing


In aid of Essex and Herts Air Ambulance.

From 6pm around the village (weather permitting)

All welcome, contact John Walker for further information 777470

Saturday 14th December, Children’s Christmas Party


from 3pm to 5pm in the Village Hall

This is a party for children and grandchildren of the village, their friends and family. It is intended for primary age children although younger and slightly older children are also welcome. There will be a disco, games, a christmas gift and party food. Father Christmas is also hoping to come along!

The bar will be open. Places are limited so please let us know if you want to come along.

Contribution of £5.00 per child

Please contact John Walker on 777470

Tuesday 31st December, New Years Eve Dinner


Dinner Party in the Village Hall, 31st December 7.30 for 8.00pm until 1.00 am

Bring a dish, canapé, starter main or dessert

Bar open, Bubbly at midnight

Adults only, guests welcome

Contribution £5.00 per person

Contact John Walker on 777470

Wednesday 1st January 2020, New Years Day Drinks

Lunchtime drinks in the Village Hall

Come to the Social Club bar for a complimentary glass of bubbly and some nibbles

12 noon until 2pm

January 2020, Pool, The Stephen Griffiths Memorial Trophy


Open to all members of the social club over 18

Starting in January a repeat of the previous popular tournament, all previous entrants will be entered automatically any new participants please contact Keith Bishop on 777500

Entry is free, played over several weeks on Friday evenings in the Village Hall

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





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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