News & Events

Latest news and events from around our parish



Welcome to our new web site for the parish of Bredon with Bredon's Norton, Bredon's Hardwick, Kinsham and Westmancote. We hope that you will find at least some of the information you need - if not, please bear with us as we are still building the site and adding content.

If you have anything you would like to share with the local community or suggestions for things we could include, then please use the links on the Contacts page to reach the appropriate person.


Parish Magazine

We have a monthly Parish Magazine. If you would like to keep up-to-date with things happening in the parish, as well as local information, activities and businesses, it costs £1 per copy or £9 for a year's subscription. Please phone Pam Frith on 01684 773164 to arrange a subscription which will be deliverd to you monthly.

We hope that you will find the Magazine useful, and also that you can find a way to support those businesses who in turn support our parish by advertising in the magazine.

Bredon Boat Races 2024

Bredon Boat Races are Back!

The 10th Annual Bredon Boat Races will take place on Saturday, 31st August, 12 noon to 4.30pm, at Old Rectory Meadow, off Dock Lane, Bredon (what3words: ///cave.skippers.brick). This is a great community event that always provides a fun afternoon of activities. All money raised will go towards a new kitchen for the Church Rooms, the venue for our village Playgroup and used by many little folk. The money raised last year provided two new toilets in the Church Rooms.

What’s on?

The boat racing takes central stage, so if you would like to enter a team please do so now! Eight paddlers to a boat. The helmsman and all equipment are provided and you will have at least two races. Booking a team has been made easier this year: simply click here or scan the QR code below to access the entry form, which is also mobile friendly. Alternatively, email Anne Choi at parishsecretarybbg@outlook.com for a paper version.

Early bird offer! Book your boat before the end of July for £30. Teams booked after this date will be £40.

New for 2024: There will be a prize for the Best Dressed Boat Team, so get your thinking caps on for some fun fancy dress. We will also have a children’s game zone.

Plenty of refreshments will be available, including a pig roast, BBQ, vegan wraps and a cake-laden tea tent. Beer will be also on sale, alongside cider, Pimm’s, gin & tonic, prosecco and, of course, soft drinks. We will also have delicious Kelly’s ice cream and live music during the afternoon.

Don’t miss the ever-popular bottle tombola and book stall. Back for its second year and bigger than before will be our sweetie tombola.

We need your help!

For the event to be successful, we need your support in a number of ways:

  • Donations of bottles and sweets for our tombolas. If you can contribute, please contact Elaine Lane on 07741 014612 or drop them off in the porch of 19 Blenheim Drive, Bredon GL20 7NQ.
  • Donations of books can be dropped off at Stonecroft, Main Road, Bredon GL20 7EL, or contact Andrew and Jill Chapman on 01684 772272.
  • Cakes for the tea tent - please let Dorothy Denny know on 07980 918725.
  • If you would like to volunteer for an hour or so on the day, please let Jo Hill know on 07845 469899.
  • Book a boat team to enter the races.
  • Turn up on the day and see the boat races in action.

Admission remains at just £2.50 per adult and under 12s are free.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday 31st August from 12 noon for a fun-filled afternoon!