Local Organisations

Cross Connections

This is a voluntary community action group formed to get people together in Cross, Compton Bishop and Webbington. They organise events, and campaign for the facilities that children, young people, parents and grandparents want to see in the area.

For further information visit the website by clicking here.


Friends of Compton Bishop Church (FCBC) charity no. 1084558

This registered charity was set up in 2001 to raise money for the repair, maintenance and improvement of St. Andrew's church and its churchyard. Do visit the church. You will find a simple, peaceful, much loved building surrounded by wonderful countryside.
For nearly 800 years local people have cared for and maintained St. Andrew's church. FCBC aims to continue this tradition and ensure the building is sustained for future generations, Fund raising events by FCBC have become part of the social life of our community, but membership is so important to our charity's future, Give us your support. It costs as little as £15 per year, and it is a simple and convenient way to support a worthwhile enterprise.

Contact Bob Jordan on 01934 732974

Or check out the website by clicking here

Webbington Investment Club

Anyone interested in a 'hands on' approach to stock market investment may be interested to learn that we have a thriving local investment club. Meetings are light hearted yet enthusiastic, and anyone who would like to sit on our meetings with a view to joining us would be very welcome.
Contact Barry Easey on 01934 732032

Wine Appreciation Group (WAGS)

These extremely popular meetings are held on an irregular basis about three times a year. Members take it in turn to organise the format, which may be a talk from an expert on wine or a DIY evening. Whatever, wine of varying types is consumed and commented upon. Cost at each meeting varies, but is usually about £6 per person. None of us are experts but we all enjoy wine.
Contact Brenda Sharp on 01934 732497

Bridge Club

Anyone interested in playing bridge? We meet most Thursday evenings in Cross Memorial Hall. Come on your own or bring a partner. All standards are welcome.
Contact Jane Craig on 01934 732487

Crook Peak Gardening Club

This was formed in 1991 by a group who share an interest in gardening. Meetings are usually held on the third Thursday of every month, and usually take the form of a talk by a specialist in his or her given subject, or a visit to a garden in the local vicinity. New members are always welcome,we are pleased to welcome visitors at the majority of events

Posters with event details are to be found at local bus shelters  and the Village Hall.
'Contact' also contains information regarding current events and you can see the latest event on the 'Calendar-what's on' tab on the left of this page.

There is no meeting held in January or August.
The annual village show of Cross and Compton Bishop is held in August,usually the third Saturday.The event is open to all residents of Cross and Compton Bishop as well as garden club members.

For further information regarding Crook Peak Garden Club please contact. Jean Buckler 01934732286.


To help relieve stress and tension that our busy lives can bring, through gentle stretching to keep joints and spine supple, and deep breathing and relaxation to keep the mind calm. There is no age limit. Classes are held in Cross Memorial Hall on Tuesday mornings.
Contact Gillian Gravell on 01934 732266

William Cray Charity

In 1728 William Cray gave "7 acres of land in the parish of Badgworth to certain trustees and their successors for ever, the profits therof to be constantly applied for the teaching of poor children of this parish in reading English until they shall be perfected therein". Much has changed since 1728 but the Cray Charity is still active and now helping with the purchase of essential books and equipment, or with maintenance costs, principally for students of further or higher educational courses. Applications are considered in the strictest confidence and must be completed and signed by the applicant in person, unless he or she is under 18 years of age.

William Cray Foundation Invites Grant Applications - closing date for applications is 31 October 2020.

The Trustees of the William Cray Foundation invite the residents of the Parish of Compton Bishop to make applications for grants to assist with the education of any student of school age or beyond.

Grants can be used for any reasonable purpose associated with the student’s education, even where the expense has already been incurred. Over the last three years the William Cray Foundation has provided almost £6,500 in grants towards things like books, tuition and laptops right through to field trips and equipment for vocational courses.

The application form is very simple and can be downloaded from the Foundation’s Facebook page at www.facebook.com/william.cray.foundation or here www.files.fm/u/vehj3z2r  or here to download a printable version

Applications will be assessed by the Trustees and grants notified by 30 November 2019.


Axbridge Archaeological and Local History Society  (AALHS)

The Society exists to promote interest in, and research into, the rich history and archaeology of Axbridge and the surrounding area, including Compton Bishop and Cross.  We have a new programme of monthly talks and visits throughout the year - view our website for details (click here)  

Visitors are always welcome at meetings of the Society, although a small donation is requested.

New members are warmly welcomed so whether you’re interested in archaeology or just want to know more about the history of your local area do please join us.

For further information about the Society and details of our programme please see our website www.aalhs.co.uk or contact the Secretary, Elizabeth Friend;  Tel. 01934712971 or email friend.elizabeth@gmail.com




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