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Things to do in Bonchurch

Lots of activities are organised by the Bonchurch community Association, please see the Events CAlendar's for dates for your diary

locals have a drink

Every two weeks or so, locals meet at the Bonchurch inn for a very informal drink and / or have a meal. If you live locally and would like to join the whatsapp group, please get in touch here. 

The club meets at St. Wilfrid's Parish Room, Trinity Road, Ventnor. PO38 1NL. The season starts on the last Monday in September and continues until the last Monday in April, excluding bank holidays. Membership is currently £3.00 annual subscriptions and then £1.50 for each meeting attended to cover the hire of the hall, the cost of the speaker and tea/coffee and a biscuit.
Non members just pay £2.00 per meeting. To attend the end of season AGM & members dinner you must be a member and places need to be pre-booked and paid for. There is off road parking of about 15 spaces at St. Wilfrid's. Meetings start at 7.30 pm so you need to get there in time to pay entry fees and get seated before the meeting starts.

Bonchurch Social club

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Bonchurch parish Church

Coffee mornings and a sewing bee once a month, flower festival, special musical events from visiting musicians and singers to the parish.

visit the facebook page for the next event.


Isle of Wight walking festival & Ventnor fringe

 sue Lowday guides two special tours around bonchurch. 

Charles Dickens visit to Bonchurch 

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It’s nearly 175 years since Dickens visited Bonchurch, our walk will follow his movements around the village visiting friends, playing rounders on the beach and performing magic tricks. My research this year has uncovered some little known facts about his visit.

We will be ambling around Bonchurch on all its levels taking a look at the beautiful houses and historic churches of the village.

Length: 3 miles

Duration: 3h

Price: £20

A donation from the tour goes to the Bonchurch Community Association. 

Bonchurch Victorian Famous Residents and More 


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Bonchurch became a magnet for many Victorians who were household names in their time; poets, authors, artists and two kings. We track down surprising and interesting tombs and spot homes of the famous residents and visitors.

We shall also listen to work by a well-known musician who composed a piece inspired by St. Boniface Down.

The tour includes a free copy of a special walking map with donations going to Bonchurch Community Association.

Length: 3 miles

Duration: 2h 30m

Price: £20

A donation from the tour goes to the Bonchurch Community Association. Please bring exact cash on the day.

for more information visit

Here is a link to the walking festival's site where Sue has written a paragraph about her love of walking on the isle.

"Walking on the Wight: Sue Lowday, Historian and Bonchurch Community Association"

look out for the many fringe events that take place in the village.


bonchurch boasts of some of the most special beaches on the island that are suitable for swimming. currents can be strong so care should be taken.
do help keep our seas and beaches beautiful by picking up 3 pieces of plastic / rubbish, and take your own litter home. bins are by the public loos.
Public paid parking is on shore road. care should be taken driving as the road is single track with hidden bends. 

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