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List of Organisations

For a complete list of all groups and their main contact please click here (the list will open in a separate window in .pdf format).

Please phone 01787 224 370 to let us know of any additions/changes or use the Contact form to advise us of the details.

Cheeky Monkeys Nursery, Pre School and Holiday Club

Telephone 01787 221102

Cheeky Monkeys Nursery offers Nursery, Pre School and Holiday Club facilities and is open 0700-1900 hrs Monday to Friday Creche available Saturdays 0900-1300 hrs

Visit our webpage

or follow us on Facebook

or Twitter @ cm_nursery

The Colchester School of Dance - Wednesdays and Thursdays in the Village Hall - Ages 3-12 yrs

Ballet, Tap, Modern, Street Dance & Acro Classes
Contact: Jane Hansford
01787 269034, 07855 380739 or visit

Annual Examinations, Bi annual show held at the Charter Hall in Colchester & annual Summer Show

Earls Colne Friendship Club
Friday afternoon (fortnightly)

Club for the over 55's

For more information call Jackie Sage on 01787 223945

SEFKA Earls Colne Karate Club

Monday eve

Contact: Bob Plumb
01787 371 131

Lunch Club

Tuesday (fortnightly)

To book your place call Helen Collins on 01787 223677

Earls Colne Primary School and Nursery    

Park Lane, Earls Colne, Colchester, Essex CO6 2RH. Tel: 01787 222205.

We believe that every child deserves the best possible start in life and that they need to be given the support to fulfil their potential. A child’s experience in the early years has a major impact on their future life chances. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right, and it provides the foundations for children to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.

We provide sessional care and education for young children between the ages of three and five years. The nursery is open five days each week for thirty eight weeks a year.

Term dates are in line with those in the main school.

Opening times are: Mornings 8.45am to 11.45am Afternoons 12.30pm to 3.30pm

Ofsted rating Good.

If you would like to view the nursery, please do not hesitate to contact the school office on the above telephone number.

The Religious Society of Friends Earls Colne Quaker Meetings

Quaker Meeting House, 4 Burrows Road, Earls Colne, Essex CO6 2RZ

Meeting for Worship 1st, 3rd and 5th Sundays  Contact Colin and Jean Keen 01787 280192

The Meeting House is available for hire by community groups and for family events Contact John Derring on 01787 222993



The Bell Ringers ring the bells at St Andrews and surrounding churches for church services, weddings, special occasions and for ringers' practice and pleasure. Whether you can already ring to any standard or would like to learn, please come and join our happy band! We practise most Tuesday evening either at St Andrew’s or other local church towers and would love to see you. For further information please contact Karen Abbie 01787222257 or Trevor Beadle 01787223611

Earls Colne Twinning Association

Twinning AssociationIn Earls Colne there is a thriving Twinning Association that enables you and your family to enjoy entertaining a French family in your home and then visiting them in France.

Right now we have a number of French families on our waiting list, really keen to join us, but they need host families here.

Since 1975 Earls Colne has been twinned with Nonancourt, a medieval market town in Normandy. Situated on the banks of the River Avre and surrounded by the green Normandy countryside, a pleasant and typically French small town. Founded at the beginning of the Middle Ages with the old fort and the church dating from that time, Nonancourt is now the county town for the district and is particularly lively in the summer and on market day.

Every year we get together, generally the May Day weekend, hosting alternate years.  When our French friends visit us in England we usually host a dinner-dance and arrange a trip to a place of local interest such as Colchester Castle, a trip on the Thames, the London Eye, Hampton Court or Framlington Castle. Whilst in France in previous years, we have enjoyed trips to Versailles, Paris, Chantilly and Honfleur.

But a trip to France is not just about visiting cathedrals and ancient towns; there are opportunities to have loads of fun too with picnics and games for the young or the young-at-heart. Our children have particularly benefitted from the opportunity to learn or improve their French and as they have grown into adults they still have maintained friendships across the Channel. Nowadays, instead of cards and letters it is social networking sites that provide the means for these friendships to continue.

Both communities learn what life is like in their twin town – how the people live, work and play. In many cases this has meant lasting friendships between families where nationality and language has proved to be no barrier to having a great time together.

Despite its name the Earls Colne Twinning Association has members from outside the village and we welcome members from all the Colnes, Chappel, Sudbury and Coggeshall. Everyone is welcome to join us in one of the most successful twinning associations in East Anglia.

Membership is easy and inexpensive, so if you are interested in joining, or would like to find out more about the association and our social events, please contact the membership secretary, on 01787 223313.

Email us at or                                                      

visit the Earls Colne Twinning Association website to learn more.    



We meet at the Colne's Constitutional Club, Park Lane, Earls Colne at 7.30 p.m. on the third Monday of each month.

Visitors/New Members welcome.

Please visit our website at

Please contact Jackie O'Shea at for further information.


Tuesday mornings Village Hall 10.00 - 11.00 am

Thursday mornings Village Hall 11.00 - 12 noon

For further enquiries contact Sally on 07530 075586


Stane Street Players

For further information contact Duncan or Gill McCubbine on 01787 224348

or visit our website at 

Stane Street Players are the local Amateur Dramatic Society for Earls Colne and Halstead.We put on 2 or 3 shows every year including a pantomime, and perform at either Earls Colne Village Hall or the Empire Theatre in Halstead.  New members are very welcome, regardless of experience, and we are always looking for people to help backstage, with set construction, lighting and sound, or front of house, as well as those who want to ‘tread the boards’.  We also welcome younger people who wish to be involved with our Pantomime productions.  We are a very sociable group and organise various social events throughout the year for our members, from Theatre trips to visits to local vineyards, eating out and after show events, Bonfire night parties and summer picnics.  If you are interested in joining us please call Duncan or Gill McCubbine on 01787 224348, or come along to one of our regular club nights at the Earls Colne Baptist Church Hall on Tuesday nights from 8.00 p.m. Membership is £20 p.a. and subs of £1.50 per rehearsal, reduced rates apply for younger members and  for those taking part in a single production


Upholstery Class

Tuesday eve

Contact: Kathy Valvona
01787 829 019


Join us for a fabulously fun dance class fit for all shapes,sizes ages and abilities. No stripping but plenty of shimmying.

Weekly classes run every Thursday 8.15pm to 9.15pm. The next course starts Thursday 5th March and the next shimmy for a fiver is 2nd April - both courses are 4 weeks long. For more info email  

Get a bit of sparkle into your working week


Young Embroiderers

Come and be part of an enthusiastic group and learn something new and different (ages 8-14) by joining Young Embroiderers. Next meetings: 24 February, 24 March, 21 April, 26 May and 23rd June at St. Mary's Church Hall, West Bergholt CO6 3JF from 10am until 12.30. Contact Jill Carter at or telephone 01206 240568 for further information.

Earls Colne Parish Council : Village Hall : York Road : Earls Colne : Colchester : Essex : CO6 2RN
: Tel. 01787 224 370