Film in The Hall

From September to April on every second and fourth Thursday come to the Village Hall to watch a film. We try to ensure a mix of popular and less well-known films with the occasional foreign-language oeuvre also.
Bar at 7.30, film at 8.00.

For more information and a list of films that we will be showing.

Contact: Lynne Nicholls 858964
        Sarah & Neil Houghton 857260

 Begins 27th September with a blockbuster

Spetisbury Festival 2019
Now is the time to become a Friend Of The Festival. A donation of £20 will provide some start-up funds and will also entitle you and a guest to enjoy the forthcoming season of films. 
Coffee and Cake in the Church 

On the first and third Mondays of each month come and enjoy home-made cake and coffee in Spetisbury Church from 10-11.30 am. All are welcome. 

Home-baked Cakes 

Do you fancy a freshly made, home-baked cake without having to do it yourself? The two Lisas at BethellBridge Bakery offer really delicious coffee, chocolate, lemon curd, lemon drizzle and Victoria sponge cakes for only £6 - many other types available on request.

You can pick up your pre-ordered cake on Thursdays at the Corn Exchange indoor market in Blandford or from Lisa's home in Salisbury Street, Blandford.

They also provide buffets, birthday and wedding cakes, Dorset hampers, cupcakes, business lunches, cream teas and funeral teas.

Order on or phone 07762 497 776 or 07557 643 572.

Advanced French Conversation Classes

French Classes on Wednesday mornings, held in The Committee Room at the Village Hall 10-11am. Level is post-GCSE, cost £7 an hour, pay as you go.

If interested, phone Frances Aspinall and have a chat. 01258 857262 

or email


 Spetisbury Occasional Dramatic Society (SODS)

SODS is a slightly ramshackle amdram group whose object is to make you laugh.

There are three productions a year: 

 the Pantomime, starting production in October, performing over two weekends at the end of January and beginning of February

  • Sods in Summer, production generally in June/July
  • Harvest Supper in late September
Details for read-throughs, tickets and performances sent out as emails from this website – sign up here
Newcomers welcome onstage and backstage.
Contact Derek Ritchie or Lynne Nicholls


Marcia’s Market, Clapcotts Farm, Spetisbury 

Clapcotts Farm, Spetisbury, Blandford Forum, Dorset DT11 9DF

For a full range of locally sourced produce from farms, farmers' markets and producers. Milk & dairy produce, vegetables & salads, fresh meat, fish & free range eggs, bread & bakery products, preserves & condiments. 

Every 2nd Sunday of the month March - October Covered Market/Car Boot at 11am
Every 3rd Sunday of the month Magpie Auctions Poultry & General Auction from 10am
Dog Training in The Village Hall

Monday evenings from 7pm - Dog Training Sessions, from puppy to adult: Cherry Fricker 01258 857678

Friday evenings - Positive, reward-based dog classes:
Liz Hughes or call: 07449 919 707 

Bell Ringing

Bell Ringers practise every Wednesday evening between 7.30 and 9.00 pm. They always welcome anyone who wishes to learn from scratch or those who want to return to bell ringing after a break.

There are six good bells in the tower at Spetisbury and they are rung from the ground floor, so you do not have to climb a narrow spiral staircase as you have to do in some churches . We normally ring with those who are available on Sunday mornings or at weddings in the church if asked to do so. Some of the bell ringers go to other churches and can take those who like to get around a bit, meet new people and see other beautiful church buildings.

The Tower Captain:    Jodie Miller 
Tel. 01258 858561/07719 996784
Or Tower Secretary : Chris Isaac Tel 01258 857759


Twinning Association

The Spetisbury/Le Vast Twinning Association was formed in the late 1980s and is still going strong. Le Vast is a pretty little village on the banks of the Saire River, about 25 minutes' drive from Cherbourg. We take turns to visit each other every year for a weekend when we will stay with our hosts and be entertained by them. In 2018 the French came to Spetisbury and it was our turn to accommodate and entertain them.

Over the years strong friendships have formed between families and people often visit one another outside of the organised twinning weekends. There is absolutely no need to speak any French! Several of our French twins speak some English but it is surprising how much can be conveyed in 'Franglais' and sign language, especially after a glass or two of wine!

We always welcome new members and would especially encourage families with young children to join us. The annual subscription is £10 per adult with school-age children free.

For more information please contact Andi Cheesley (, Lynne Nicholls (, or 
Frances Aspinall (

  • Beavers aged 6-8 years - Fridays 5.30-6.45 pm Spetisbury School
  • Cubs aged 8-10½ years - Mondays 6-7.30 pm Spetisbury School
    Contact Pete Haines 07584297115 or 01258 720052 
  • Blandford Scouts 10½-14 years Wednesdays 7 - 8.30 pm Blandford Scout hut 
  • Rainbows contact Elizabeth Pickering 01258 456156  


Keep Fit
Yoga in Spetisbury Village Hall: Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

Tuesday evenings in the Village Hall 7-8.30 Gentle flowing Yoga sequences incorporating the breath and guided relaxation.
Suitable for beginners - £5 per session.

Please contact Joanne for further details:

Tel:07741 469166


Yoga with The Cedar Tree, Spetisbury Village Hall, suitable for all abilities on Wednesday evenings 6.30-7.30.
Book 6 sessions for £42.00 or pay £8.50 per session.


Please contact Fin for further details: 

Tel: 07780952395 

Email Or via Facebook @infothecedartree


Hatha Yoga classes on Thursday mornings at 10.30am - Gentle yoga to improve your movement, deportment and wellbeing, suitable for beginners and intermediate levels. Cost is £7 drop-in or £6 when you book for a block of 6 to be used any Thursday. 

Call Sue 07525 173 257 or email for further information. 



Pilates for all abilities with Tracy Summers.

Body Control, Matwork. Mondays at 11.30 am @ Spetisbury Village Hall. Spaces limited to 12. All equipment supplied.

6-week courses £48.00 (equivalent to £8 per hour) Opportunities to make up a missed class at one of my other venues; these being:

Tarrant Keyneston Village Hall Mondays @ 9.30am
Canford Sports Centre Mondays @ 17.45pm & 19.00pm (& on Thursdays @ 19.00pm)
Broadstone Dance Studio Wednesdays @ 17.30pm & 18.45pm (& 20.00pm dependent on numbers)
Corfe Mullen Royal British Legion Club Fridays @ 9.30am & 10.45am or for those of you looking to add another Pilates lesson to their week. Reserve your mat space asap.

Tel: Mobile 07833 625826/Landline 01202 696090
Facebook: @pilates.tracy.summers

Looking forward to welcoming your body to Pilates!
Tracy Summers (Tracy Summers Pilates)

Table Tennis for all

Every Friday in Spetisbury Village Hall @ 6.30 - 8.30pm

No need to book - just turn up!

  • £2 (child with adult free)
  • 2 full-size tables, 1 Junior-size table
  • All ages, all abilities, just fun!

For further information contact: 
Maureen on 07554 527156 or Martin on 01258 480567