St Bees Village Organisations

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Area Visitor / Good Neighbour  Scheme

The parish is divided into 30 small areas each with an official Church Visitor whose task is to welcome and help people in the  name of the Priory.

Arts Society

The Arts Society meets every two months on the last Wednesday of the month at 7.30 p.m. Venue – St Bees School Business Centre.
822468.

Pop-in Cafe

Every Thursday from 10.30 a.m. to 12.00 noon – Pop-in Cafe in New College Hall. Everyone welcome  – Coffee and homemade cakes.

First Responders

Community first responders are volunteers who are trained to attend certain types of emergency calls in the local area  to provide vital life support before the ambulance crew arrives.

History Group

The History Group was formed to research and publicise local history. Lectures are arranged periodically. 

Over – 60s Club

The club meets in Hodgett’s Club on 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of each month from 2.00 – 4.00 p.m. It also arranges regular outings to various local venues. 

Youth Group

St Bees Youth group meets on the 1st and 3rd Fridays of the month at 7.00 p.m. in New College Hall. All youngsters of secondary school age are welcome.

Women’s Institute

The local WI meets on the 2nd Monday of month at 7.30 p.m., usually in New College Hall, St Bees Priory.

Village School Association

The Village School exists to raise funds for the school and to foster links between school and community.
Contact – Secretary – via School – Tel. 822392.

Friends of the Priory

The Friends assists in the conservation of the Priory and encourages interest in
its historical and architectural heritage. They regularly arrange lectures on a variety of topics and other activities. 

Seagalls

The Seagalls is a ladies group that meets first Tuesday of month at 7.30pm in the Seacote Hotel. 

Village in Bloom

The Village in Bloom group is a voluntary group responsible for the public floral displays that are found around the village. New members always welcome.

St Bees Traditional Mummers

Every year at Christmas-tide the St. Bees Mummers set forth around the village of St. Bees in West Cumbria, to perform their ancient play: “Alexander and the King of Egypt”. It has been performed in the area since the 1700’s, but died out in the 1920’s. Revived in 1974 to raise money for the RNLI, and 600-plus performances later, it is still going strong.

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