Groups and Organisations


The Children’s Society

 The Children’s Society is a caring organization funded entirely from voluntary donations, which helps distressed and disadvantaged children in the community. In support of this the Riverside Parishes run a boxholder scheme, raising around £500 each year, and also have a popular Christingle service every Christmas supported by local schools, children and the church congregation. If you would like to help please ask for a box or make a donation.

Contact: Di Baines (Local Secretary) 01636 705007


  History Group

 Meets North Muskham Village Hall on the 3rd Monday of every month at 7.30pm. Membership is £5, which consists of 9 lectures/talks per year plus a visit in July. Coach Trip is at the end of September including a history tour and 3 day trip in early May.

Contact: Ann Heathcote 01636 705566 or                                                   David Mellors 01636 671801


 Knit ‘n’ Knatter Group

 A friendly and welcoming group of ladies who share a love of knitting and nattering! The group meets fortnightly on Wednesday afternoons 2-4pm in the Vicarage. It includes church and chapel members and others from the local community. All abilities of knitters are welcome, from craftspeople to complete beginners. Members spend a lot of time providing knitted items for charities, including gloves, scarves and mittens for the Shoebox Appeal, red squares for the Children’s Society biggest Christmas Stocking Appeal, comfort teddies for Sue’s Place, baby blankets for Glenfield Hospital P.I.C.U. and much, much more. Many of us bring along our own knitting and we also try and help each other with difficulties in patterns etc. new members very welcome.

Contact: Linda Guy 01636 700247 or Linda Glithero 01636 67247










 Mothers Union

 The Mothers' Union is a Christian organisation with more than 3.6 million members in 78 countries worldwide. The local branch meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month (except in August), usually in member’s houses.

Contact: Branch Leader David Mellors 01636 671801

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 Muskham Reading Group

The Reading group meet once a month and venue of the meeting moves around the members homes for more information

Contact: Jenny Hamilton  01636 705300 

Riverside Parishes Choir 

The choir meet to practise on an ad-hoc basis to provide music for our special services. If you are interested in joining the choir

Contact:  Choirmaster. Geoff Wilkinson 01636 640300

Muskham Magazine

 The Muskham Magazine covers the parishes of North and South Muskham (plus Little Carlton and Bathley). It includes information on church and village events and includes useful advertising. The magazine is distributed free to local homes (no publication in January or August).

Contact: Articles for inclusion by 16th month previous to ;


The Plough

 The Plough is the parish magazine for the villages of Averham, Kelham and Staythorpe, edited by Athena Hodge & Judith Mills, and is full of useful local information, including reports of many groups and organisations. It also includes advertising and is published monthly.

Contact: Editor Judith Mills



Shoebox Appeal ;  Teams4U  real people making a real difference

The Riverside Parishes have been involved with a shoebox scheme for many years, sending shoeboxes full of gifts and love to places such as India, Bosnia, Croatia and Romania and more. In recent years an amazing 100 plus boxes were sent .The boxes brighten the life of a child who has very little. Enthusiasm for this appeal quickly spread beyond church members and many people in the community joined it. We are happy to support the T4U shoebox appeal

Contact: Linda Guy 01636 700247


Women’s Institute


North Muskham - Mrs Lorna Johnson 01636 671372

Averham/Kelham - Mrs Jenny Quickmire 01636 671554