Community Groups

To be directed to the relevant group (where direct contacts are not provided) please email for further details.

Watercolour painting of a fox from the Kirkby Art Group

Kirkby Art Group

Do any of these apply to you?

During Lockdown:

  • Have you found you needed more interesting things to do?
  • Have you tried some art work and found you liked it?
  • Tried some art work and found you were quite good at it? (You could come and show us
    how to do it!)
  • Found you would have liked some help? (We all help each other anyway and have a laugh
    when it goes wrong)
  • Would have loved to have a go but didn’t have any materials.

If you have never done any drawing or painting but would like to try, we can help. We can show you some of the basics and provide you with some materials until you decide if you want to carry on and buy your own.

Why not come and visit us… even join us for a coffee when we start again and see what we do.

We meet on Monday mornings 9.30-11.30am.

Tea and cake for the Kirkby Ladies Guild

Kirkby Ladies Guild

We are a group of ladies that meet on the first Wednesday of each month.

We have varied speakers from a talk on Mountain rescues, to herbs and how to use them, make up, crafts, alpacas and pets for therapy. We have an outing once a year, garden meetings and also a Christmas Dinner.

We always finish our afternoons with a cuppa and chat with a raffle thrown in.

Buffet table laid out for a Kirkby Community Group

Kirkby Supper Club

Beckside Ladies’ Supper Club meet on the second Wednesday of the month at 7.30 pm. Meetings are held between the months of September to May (excluding January).

Entertainment is provided by speakers on a wide variety of subjects. These have included local history to travels around the world, crafts and demonstrations and occasionally a musical evening. A programme of events is printed ready for everyone prior to the first meeting. Supper is supplied by each person bring in a plate of savoury or sweet dishes to share. Tea and coffee is served by ladies on a rota. Membership is £2.00 a year and an entrance fee of £2.00 for members £2.50 for visitors at each meeting. This includes a free raffle prize.

Please come and join us.

Group photo in front of historic house for the Kirkby History Group

History of Kirkby Group

Informal meetings take place on the 3rd Tuesday of the month with the exceptions of August and December at 2.00.p.m.

Occasional evening meetings may also take place. Monthly details in the Kirkby Caller.

Group of people taking notes at the Parish Town Council

Parish Council

Kirkby Ireleth Parish Council holds meetings on the third Thursday each month (except September) at various locations throughout the parish, including the Community Centre. Meetings are currently on zoom, please contact the Parish Clerk if you wish to attend the meeting.

Please look in the current Kirkby Caller or on the Parish Council website for up-to-date arrangements, or email the Clerk to the Council, Alison Field, at

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