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Chipping Norton Amateur Astronomy Group

Where We Meet
Talks & Meetings: The Methodist Rooms, Methodist Church, Chipping Norton.

Everyone welcome (a donation from non members is always appreciated!)

Refreshments and full facilities.

3rd Monday of every month – 7.30 for an 8pm start.

Field observatories : Rollright Stones, Long Compton Recreation Ground plus other private venues.

Weather dependent. Visit the website for all upcoming events and latest updates.

What We Do
Promote astronomy to as wide a public as possible, to illustrate that astronomy is for everyone and to provide this in an informal, sociable and entertaining manner.

If you would like to be added to our discretionary regular event update list (membership not necessary).

Membership: or telephone 01608 641654

Contact Name: Chair, Robin Smitten

Phone Number: 07527 224411

Website Address:

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Compton Creatives

Where We Meet
In members’ homes.

3rd Mondays at 2pm.

What We Do
Meet to enjoy creative activities with textiles and sharing skills.

Contact Name: Caroline Nixon & Jane Burras

Phone Number: 01608 684831

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Where We Meet
Long Compton Village Hall.

3rd Wednesday in month 2.30pm in winter / varies in Summer.

What We Do
Varied talks and outings for over 60s.

Contact Name: Margaret Welsh

Phone Number: 01608 684238

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Football Club

Where We Meet
Aunt Phoebe’s Recreation Ground and away matches.

Tuesday evening – training.

What We Do
Train for weekend matches.

Contact Name: Sean Collins

Phone Number: 07497 017846

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Friends of Long Compton Church

Where We Meet
At the church.

Monthly meetings plus approx. 3/4 events a year – Concerts, talks, etc.

What We Do
Raise funds to support the fabric and work of the church in Long Compton.

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Long Compton and District Garden Club

Long Compton & District Garden ClubWhere We MeetLong Compton Village Hall at 7.00pm for a coffee and chat for 7.30 start.WhenFourth Wednesday of each month, October through to April excluding December.What We DoWe welcome anyone with interest in gardening to join us to share common interests.• Six Autumn winter meetings with speakers.• Summer outings to outstanding horticultural or historical gardens.

Contact Name: Secretary, Julie Reardon

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Long Compton and District Walkers

Assemble in the car park at Red Lion in Long Compton.

2nd Tuesday of each Month at 9.30 am.

What We Do
Monthly walks on an informal basis to enjoy the varied countryside and the company of fellow walkers.

Contact Name: Stuart Brown

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Long Compton and Whichford Bellringers

Where We Meet
Long Compton and Whichford Towers.

Tuesday 7.30-9.00 pm.

What We Do
We practice and enjoy the historic art of change-ringing and endeavour to maintain enough active ringers to service weddings, and when possible, ring before Sunday services.
We care for and maintain the two parish’s 14 tower bells and ancillary equipment.

Contact Name: Trevor Hobday & Peter Kenealy

Phone Number: Trevor Hobday 01608 684818 & Peter Kenealy 01608 685051

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Long Compton Book Club

Where We Meet
In members’ homes.

7.00-8.30pm on 2nd Thursday of the month, excluding December.

What We Do
We read a book a month (usually a library book) and meet to discuss it.

Contact Name: Imogen Brown

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Long Compton Cricket Club

Sunday cricket played throughout the season.

Cricket players on field

Contact Name: Andrew Lund-Yates Secretary & Andrew Badham 

Phone Number: Andrew Lund-Yates Secretary 07813 032144 / Andrew Badham 07900 466339

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Long Compton District History Society

Where We Meet
Long Compton Village Hall.

2nd Wednesday at 7.30pm in September, October, November, December, March, April, May, June.

What We Do
Share knowledge to increase the understanding of the history of Long Compton and vicinity.

Annual subscription £12 plus £1 for attendance at each meeting.

Visitors are welcome to attend any meeting at 7.30pm in the Village Hall for a fee of £3.

Programme of Talks for 2023-24

Date Meeting/Talk Speaker
Sept 13th


AGM & The Scandalous Northampton election of 1768 and the rebuilding of Long Compton Bill Cook
Oct 11th


Baddesley Clinton and Packwood House, recent archaeological discoveries


Stephen Wass


Nov 8th


More than three men in a boat: the rise and fall of pleasure boating on the Thames Simon Wenham


Dec 12th


A Victorian Christmas


Tim Healey


Winter break

March 13th


Place names, landscape and settlement in the Banbury region Deborah Hayter


April 10th


Cheltenham’s northern lights, a rival and a racecourse Sean Callery


May 8th


How the Brownies helped to win World War II, including their secret work for MI9 Karen& Bret Wiles


June 12th


Taking the waters: The waxing and waning of the English spa Melanie King


Contact Name: Diana Cook & Christopher Fance

Phone Number: Diana Cook 01608 684771 & Christopher Fance 01608 674207

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Long Compton Sports Club

Long Compton Sports Club has recently had a change of committee and we are looking to get the sports club back to the busy venue that it’s always had the potential to be, with different sports clubs looking to use the site, as well as the idea of encouraging youngsters from the village and surrounding areas to take part in sport. We aim to not only be sport orientated but to also hold social events, and encourage everyone to get involved and support the club.
What’s on in May:
May 14th LCCC v Shipton under Wychwood 1.30pm
May 21st LCCC v Presidents 11 1.30pm
Fixtures are subject to change so please follow Long Compton Sports Club on Facebook for weekly updates. Each fixture we aim to have refreshments available for those wishing to come down either to support the local teams or just to enjoy a social afternoon! We look forward to seeing you there.
The club are always looking for sponsorship, either for match days or general support of the club, so if your interested please get in touch via the club email shown below.
The cricket team are also looking for more players for the 2023 season so if your interested please message the sports club via Facebook or email.
The club committee can be contacted via:
Shaun Kench
Long Compton Sports Club

Contact Name: Secretary: Andrew Lund-Yates

Phone Number: 032144/ 01451 820467

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Where We Meet
Long Compton Village Hall.

First Tuesday of the month except Jan and August.What We Do
We started off with the hanging in the church, of the houses in Long Compton, going on to kneelers and altar frontal. We now knit items for charity and Village Hall Christmas Fair. The group enjoy meeting up for chat and to work together.

Contact Name: Katie Nye

Phone Number: 01608 684363

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Neighbourhood Watch

Where We Meet
Local Village Halls.

Quarterly update meetings with other villages.

What We Do
Neighbourhood & Home Watch is a voluntary network of schemes where neighbours come together, along with the police and local partners, to build safe and friendly communities.

Contact Name: Jordan Boswell

Phone Number: 07795 008998

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Rollright Trust

Where We Meet
At the Rollright Stones.

Preservation and Promotion of the Rollright Stones.

Contact Name: Chair, George Lambrick,

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Village Hall Committee

Where We Meet
Long Compton Village Hall, Main Street, Long Compton, CV36 5JJ.

2nd Monday in Month 7.30 – 9pm.

What We Do
To further develop village hall as a hub for the village.

Raising sufficient funds annually to maintain hall (c£8K pa).

Contact Name: Chair-Mo Read, Secretary- Bill Cook & Bookings -Ann Lattimore

Phone Number: Chair- Mo Read 01608 684130 Secretary- Bill Cook 01608684130 Bookings-Ann Lattimore 07966547535