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For more information on groups run by the local churches (eg for toddlers, school-age children, young people, art group, Sunday School, Knit & Natter) there are links to their websites on the relevant page on our site.  Don't forget to look at our Businesses Page and Arts, Crafts & Local Products Page too. 

LIBRARY          Back to Top 

A local community library service manned and run by volunteers is held on Saturdays from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon and Wednesdays from 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm in St. Brides Major Church Hall.  Green and blue recycling bags are also for sale. 

CREATIVE WRITING          Back to Top 

Held every Wednesday from 7.30 pm to 9.00 pm at Franklin's Cafe, Ogmore-by-Sea, this friendly group is for those who write and for those who have always wanted to write.  Bring your favourite pen, note book and an open mind.  Daytime classes and weekend workshops held.  Tel 07969 860540 for more details.  Visit  Please note the group will not be meeting during the summer (2014) and that it is hoped classes are will re-start in September.   

ART GROUP          Back to Top 

The Art Group meets from 1.30 pm to 3.30 pm on the second and third Friday of the month.  Bring your own paints and paper. 


Meet at 10.30 am on the third Tuesday of each month in All Saints Church, Southerndown.  Garments have been made to send to local and national centres as well as abroad or to sell to raise funds for a variety of charities.  Blankets for the homeless, ponchos for those without warm clothing, cardigans/jumpers for refugee children, toys for orphans, extra-small delicate items for premature babies, hats for sailors and poppies for the forces.  Just some of the worthy items produced.  You do not have to be an experienced knitter - novices welcome.


Call in to Glamorgan Heritage Coast Centre, Dunraven Bay, Southerndown, if you are interested in helping to raise funds, wish to find out more about the work undertaken by the Rangers or would like to volunteer. 

CARNIVAL COMMITTEE          Back to Top 

Information about previous carnivals and the event to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II on Saturday, 16th June, 2012 has been retained for interest. 


Support groups and activities in our area are run by various organisations, such as Age Concern, The Alzheimer's Society and Crossroads.  Members of St. Bridget's Church (St. Brides Major), All Saints Church (Southerndown) Ewenny Priory Church and the Evangelical Church in Ogmore by Sea also provide assistance to villagers. 

WOMEN'S INSTITUTE          Back to Top 

Merthyr Mawr WI. meet at Corntown Village Hall on the first Wednesday of every month, starting at 7.00 pm.   

Southerndown WI. meet in the Church Hall, St. Brides Major on the second Thursday every month, starting at 7.15 pm.  Also, coffee mornings once a month.   

MOTHERS UNION          Back to Top 

St. Brides Major MU meet on the second Tuesday of the month at 7.30 pm in St. Brides Major Church Hall, St. Brides Major.  Coffee morning first Tuesday of the month. 

TODDLERS         Back to Top 

Children from 0-4 and their parents and/or grandparents meet in St. Brides Major Church Hall from 10.30 am to 12 noon every Friday, term-time. 

PRE-SCHOOL PLAYGROUP          Back to Top 

St. Brides Major Playgroup for children 2-4 years old.  Held in the Church Hall, St. Brides Major, Monday-Thursday from 9.00 am till 2.55 pm and Friday 12.00 noon to 2.55 pm. 

BOYS BRIGADE 2nd Llantwit Major  Back to Top 

The Boys' Brigade 2nd Llantwit Major Company meet at the Tabernacle Presbyterian Church.  Company Section (11 to 15 years) and Seniors (15 years upwards) meet on Tuesday evenings.  Anchors (5 to 8 years) and Junior Section (9 to 11 years) meet on Thursday evenings. 

BROWNIES & GUIDES 1st Wick & St. Brides Major         Back to Top 

For information on membership please contact or as appropriate.  In 2006 St. Brides Major Brownies joined with Wick Brownies. 

Visit the Brownies website     Visit the Girl Guides website

CUBS & SCOUTS Ogmore Down          Back to Top 

Ogmore Down There is currently no Cubs group. 


For 11 to 16 year olds, held every Tuesday during term time from 7.00 pm to 9.00 pm at the Sports Pavilion, Heol y Slough, St. Brides Major.  Many activities including indoor and outdoor games.  Internet facilities and playstation.  Organised by Vale of Glamorgan Council.  Members come from Ewenny, Ogmore-by-Sea, St. Brides Major, Southerndown and surrounding area.  This group originally met at Ogmore Centre Trust. 

ST. BRIDES MAJOR KEEP FIT CLUB          Back to Top 

Scouts Hall, St. Brides Major, from 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm every Tuesday.  All ages / All abilities.  Qualified tuition, easy to follow.  Just for fun or to keep in trim, come and join in.  Formed in 1981.  Wear comfortable shoes or trainers and bring something to lie on for floor work, such as an old bath towel, thick blanket or floor mat. 

AEROBICS CLASS          Back to Top 

St. Brides Major Church Hall, at 7.30 pm every Monday.  Fancy feeling fitter?  Trying to get in trim?  Make a good start to the week ... join a qualified aerobics instructor for a fun fitness class aimed at adults of all abilities.  Wear comfortable clothes and trainers and bring some water to drink. 

ZUMBA CLASS          Back to Top 

Monday evenings from 8.00 pm in St. Brides Major School and Wednesday evenings in St. Brides Major Village Hall.  Zumba is a fun, easy and energetic Latin-inspired dance fitness class suitable for people over 16 years of age.  Wear comfortable work-out clothes and trainers or cross trainers.  Bring water to re-hydrate yourself.  Pay at the door.  Call 07881 733003 

PILATES CLASS          Back to Top 

Thursday from 12.45 pm to 2.45 pm held at St. Brides Major Village Hall.  More information from Vale of Glamorgan Community Learning Centre. 


Movement to music for older people or the less able of any age.  Classes are held every Tuesday from 2.00 pm to 3.30 pm at The Gathering Place, St. Athan.  The aim of the group is to reduce social isolation for older people by bringing them together as well as enhancing their mobility and wellbeing.  Visit Extend website

JIU JITSU CLUB          Back to Top

Tuesday evening in St. Brides Major School Hall.  Juniors (age 8-14 years) from 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm.  Seniors (age 15+ years) 8.00 pm to 9.00 pm.  Formed 29th April 2008.  Visit Jiu Jitsu website

KARATE CLUB          Back to Top 

Thursday evenings, term time, in the School Hall, St. Brides Major.  Juniors 6.00 pm to 7.00 pm and Seniors 7.00 pm to 8.00 pm.  Come along and talk to Graham if you would like to know more or telephone 01446 774148.  Learn the art of karate with a qualified instructor; Karate is one of the most effective forms of self-defence and a good way to keep fit. 


St. Brides Major Riding and Trekking Centre runs a small, friendly club for youngsters from four years old that meets weekly and has an annual camp.  Learn to ride and improve your riding skills.  Learn about the care of your pony or horse, and stable management.  Also, horse riding for all the family from beginners to improvers as well as the more experienced rider.  Tel: Julie 01656 881962. 


Several walking groups and members of the Ramblers Association follow the varied walks and rights of way in the villages and surrounding area, all through the year.  When possible, we detail on our Diary Page the dates when groups of walkers will be in our area. 

SURF LIFE SAVING CLUB          Back to Top 

Lifeguard clubs are usually affiliated to a national body such as The Royal Lifesaving Society and/or the Surf Lifesaving Association of Wales.  Most clubs have three sections: Nippers or Rookies for ages 7 to 12; Youth for ages 12 to 19; Seniors; some also have a Masters group.  During the summer older members take part in volunteer patrols.  Training takes place at local swimming pools in the winter and there is the opportunity of working towards awards and exams as well as learning first aid.  Social and fundraising events are also held throughout the year. 

CYCLING CLUBS          Back to Top 

Many cycling clubs hold pleasure rides, practice events, time trials and road races throughout the year that pass through the villages of our Parish and major events such as the Empire Games have passed through our villages.  Click the link for photos too. 

CRICKET          Back to Top 

Vale Cricket Club is based at Corntown Cricket Club, Ewenny; some coaching and training is held at Cowbridge School and Neath Cricket Club; Senior and Junior sides play Saturdays, Sundays and mid-week friendly fixtures; practice sessions and games are also played at Southerndown Cricket Pitch.  

FOOTBALL     Back to Top  

Unfortunately, we do not have details of any current clubs; however, we do have some details and photographs of Sporting EV from 2002.

ORRA  (Ogmore Retired Residents Association)          Back to Top 

ORRA met for the last time in June, 2013 although members will have a cream tea at Ogmore Farm on 4th July, 2013 and a planned Christmas meal.   Information retained for interest. 

THURSDAY CLUB          Back to Top 

Thursday Club  Sadly, Thursday Club closed on 14th July, 2011 due to lack of membership; this was 64 years to the day that it had begun.  Information on guest speakers, demonstrations and other general meetings retained for interest. 


* Amendments:  Please note, mistakes can happen!  We may not have been informed of temporary or permanent alterations in venues, scheduled dates or times, and be unaware of the cessation of groups, clubs or classes until some time after their closure.  In addition, it is not always possible to show late changes that occur unexpectedly.  To avoid disappointment, remember to check details.  If you are starting up a group or running a group now and would like information to be included or updated, do let us know.  We appreciate contact from organisers and members of groups, clubs, committees and organisations, because we can't join them all! 

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