Our Groups & Activities

The Ark

2nd Saturday of each month, 10:30am to 12:30pm usually at By Brook Valley School, Yatton Keynell.  Doors will open from 10.15am and activities will start promptly at 10.30am

The Ark is our benefice wide group for families. It is a fun event for the whole family, exploring a different theme each month through activities, games, crafts, songs, and food!  Run by a team of volunteers, all you have to do is turn up and enjoy yourselves.  There is no charge for the Ark, but any donations given will go towards running costs for the Ark.  For more information, please contact us


Edward Bear

1st Friday of every month at St Nicholas, Biddestone 10.00am

Edward Bear is for children under 5 and their parents/carers. It’s an opportunity to bring your children to church to something especially for them. We celebrate birthday’s together and have a time of singing, interactive Bible stories, making and playing.

The sessions are free of charge and drinks and biscuits are provided for adults and children as we spend time getting to know one another better.

The church has a toilet and baby changing facilities which you are welcome to use.

Come along and meet Edward Bear himself: you can be sure of a warm welcome and lots of fun!

For more information, please contact us


Biddestone Church Coffee Morning

There is an informal and free coffee morning at the back of St. Nicholas Church Biddestone every Thursday morning between 10.30am and 12 noon. This is organized on a rota basis. Everyone is welcome.

We usually have about 15 people who drop by for coffee and a chat. The aim of the morning is for anyone in the area to feel they can just drop by for a social time with friends.


Yatton Keynell Cafe Church

Every Tuesday from 10am. tea, coffee and cakes are served at St Margaret’s, Yatton Keynell in our informal, friendly cafe area.  A team of friendly volunteers serve hot and cold lunches from 12 noon to 1 pm.  All are welcome.


Bybrook Blokes

Our men’s group, made up of Blokes from Bybrook (and nearby) getting together for fun, laughs and conversations that may not otherwise happen. If you’re interested in joining us or to be added to the mailing list, contact us.


Bell Ringers

There are four ringable bell towers (Grittleton, Kington St Michael, Nettleton and Yatton Keynell) within our benefice all members of the Chippenham Branch of the Gloucester & Bristol Diocesan Association of Church Bell Ringers, to find out more about becoming a Bell Ringer, contact us.