1st May WH Cricket match (Rivers) 2pm start WH Cricket Ground
2nd May WH Ladies Club 2.30pm WH Club (Talk on Cleopatra’s Needle)
5th May Soul Dough Pizzas - Milton Lane - book via 07759 137582
7th May St Mary Magdalene Church –Holy Communion 11am
7th May WH Cricket match (TBA) 2pm start WH Cricket Ground
10th May WH Cricket match (Priddy) 6pm start WH Cricket Ground
10th May Open Mic WH Club 7.30pm (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
14th May St Mary Magdalene Church –Morning Prayer 11am
14th May WH Cinema showing 7 Oscar winning film “Everything, Everywhere All at Once” 7.30pm in the WH Club WH Club - members £6 Guests £8
15th May WH WI 2pm Wookey Hole Caves Hotel all welcome – contact Jill Deans for info 01749 675477
21st May St Mary Magdalene Church –Holy Communion 11am
21st May St Mary Magdalene Church-Annual Parochial Church Meeting 12.15pm
24th May WH Lunch Club 12.30pm Wookey Church Hall (contact Lynn Astle on 01749 671912 for availability)
24th May Open Mic WH Club 7.30pm (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
26th May Soul Dough Pizzas - Milton Lane - book via 07759 137582
28th May St Mary Magdalene Church –Holy Communion 11am
28th May WH Cricket match (Priston) 2pm start WH Cricket Ground
The Wookey Hole Inn is open 7 days a week & serving food Monday to Saturday 12pm-2.30pm & 5.30pm-8.30pm, Sundays 12pm-3pm Tel. 01749 676677
The Wookey Hole Club www.wookeyholeclub.co.uk is open 7 days a week – Mon-Frid 4pm-11pm, Saturday 2pm-12am & Sunday 12pm – 11pm (has Skittles, Darts & Pool teams)
If you have events you would like adding please email
Events in Wookey Hole Village for April 2023
2nd April St Mary Magdalene Church - Palm Sunday 11am
2nd April WH Cinema showing The Lost King 7.30pm in the WH Club
4Th April WH Ladies Club 2.30pm WH Club
4th April WH Club AGM 7.30pm
7th April St Mary Magdalene Church- Good Friday Last Hour 2pm
7th April “The Side Tracks” (Harmony Folk Pop Blues Band) in the WH Club pm
9th April St Mary Magdalene Church Easter Dawn Service 6.30am at Deerleap Stones – (top of Deerleap on left)
9th April St Mary Magdalene Church – Easter Holy Communion 11am
9th April WH Cricket Club Duck Race in caves car park 11.30am
11th April Annual Parish Council Meeting - Coxley Village Hall 6pm
12th April Open Mic WH Club 7.30pm (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
14th April Soul Dough Pizzas - Milton Lane - book via 07759 137582
16th April St Mary Magdalene Church – Morning Prayer 11am
17th April WH WI 2pm Wookey Hole Caves Hotel all welcome – contact Jill Deans for info 01749 675477
19th April WH Lunch Club 12.30pm Wookey Church Hall (contact Lynn Astle on 01749 671912 for availability)
21st April Soul Dough Pizzas - Milton Lane - book via 07759 137582
23rd April St Mary Magdalene Church – Holy Communion 11am
26th April Open Mic WH Club 7.30pm (2nd & 4th Wednesday)
28th April Soul Dough Pizzas Milton Lane - book via 07759 137582
30th April WH Cricket match (Southstoke) 2pm start WH Cricket Ground
The Wookey Hole Inn is now open 7 days a week & serving food Monday to Saturday 12pm-2.30pm & 5.30pm-8.30pm, Sundays 12pm-3pm Tel 01749 676677
If you have events you would like adding please email
Wookey Hole Duck Race Sunday 9th April midday
Come along to this popular Easter event in the Wookey Hole Caves car park.
Do you use the bus? Read on……
Can you help us by taking part in an online focus group about rural transport?
This is part of a research project funded by the Rees Jeffreys Road Fund. Its aim is to enable communities to participate in the development of transport solutions that will impact their daily lives.
We need bus users who live either in one of our Somerset villages or in one of the smaller Somerset market towns.
The focus group is scheduled for the early evening of Tuesday, March 21st. The session will last for a couple of hours sometime between the hours of 15:00 and 20:00. Please let us know if there’s a particular time slot that suits you best (i.e. 15:00-17:00; 16:30-18:30, etc.). Or if you could make any time after 15:00 on the 21st.
Can you please email Somerset Bus Partnership ASAP if you would like to take part. Please let us know the village / town you live in -
2 Bedroom Cottage for rent in Wookey Hole
Mothering Sunday service this Sunday 19th March 11am at Wookey Hole Church
Everyone welcome and some background below on the origins of this special day.
Each year on the fourth Sunday of Lent, countries around the world celebrate Mothering Sunday. This typically involves lavishing Mums with gifts and attention and celebrating the women who have nurtured us throughout our lives. But with the day becoming increasingly commercialised, how many people are aware of its very different origins?
Here are some of the traditions that have shaped Mothering Sunday into the celebration recognised today:
The Journey to the Mother Church
In the 16th century, Mothering Sunday was less about mothers and more about church. Back then, people would make a journey to their ‘mother’ church once a year. This might have been their home church, their nearest cathedral or a major parish church in a bigger town. The service which took place at the ‘mother’ church symbolised the coming together of families. This would have represented a significant journey for many.
A day off to visit Mother
Another tradition was to allow those working in the fields on wealthy farms and estates in England to have the day off on the fourth Sunday of Lent to visit their mothers and possibly go to church too. This was a variation on the theme of visiting the 'mother' church and was a move towards a more family focussed occasion. Before the days of cars and roads, family get-togethers were far more rare, (and facetime was still a long way off). In some ways this tradition is still alive today as grown up children often visit their parents on mothering Sunday.
Simnel cake has a strong affiliation to Mothering Sunday as it is usually associated with spring and Easter. It resembles a Christmas fruit cake but should be slightly lighter in texture. The other difference is the two layers of marzipan. Yum. Simnel cake should have a layer of marzipan running through the middle like a victoria sponge and then another layer of marzipan on the top. Traditionally, you should also roll some marzipan into eleven eggs and place these on the top. The eggs are supposed to symbolise the disciples who followed Jesus – note that Judas is excluded.
The question is, do you boil or bake your simnel cake? Some say it’s necessary to do both because of an argument from folktale where two people could not agree on the correct way to cook the cake.
This Sunday, churches around the country will be sharing their own traditions, celebrating and giving thanks to the huge impact mothers have on each of our lives. The main service on Mothering Sunday in churches across the country is central to the life of the church.
The church recognises that the day may be difficult for some people and so it is common place for services to include prayers for those who don’t find the day particularly easy.
Families across the country will be preparing little presents and cards and in some churches flowers are blessed and handed out during the main service.
Families come together to have lunch, or children make breakfast in bed for their mothers, leaving all the mess to be cleared up later! It’s all about showing appreciation and many make a huge effort to make their mother feel special.
The Real Big Olive Podcasters Charlie & Kieran meet with the Wookey Hole based Pizza supremo Ed Martin of Soul Dough Pizza.
Please click on the link below to view the podcast.