Societies & Groups Information

Old Catton Society
Meetings held on 3rd Thursday of each month (excluding Aug) at the Village Hall, Hall Drive, off Church Street
For more information see website:
Tel: Barry Leggett 01603 429986

Old Catton Twinning Society
Annual visits to Lavare
For more information see website:
or Facebook @OldCattonTwinning
Tel: Richard Moore 01603 400690

Old Catton Horticultural Society
Meetings held 1st Wednesday of each month at the Village Hall, Hall Drive, off Church Street. Annual membership: £12 per person
X2 shows a year, garden outings throughout the year, open gardens for members.
Tel: Liz Brown - 01603 409905

Friends of Catton Park
Help support Catton Park by becoming a Friend
See Catton Park website for details:
Tel: Gill Renouf - 01603 484073

Walking Group
Friendly, relaxed walking group.
Monthly walks arranged with the option of lunching at the end. Details of walks available in the Old Catton News (copies available at St Margaret’s Church)
Tel: Roger Campling 01603 426585

Old Catton Ladies Group
A social group of ladies who meet on the 2nd Tuesday evening each month at members’ homes with visiting speakers. A “young at heart” group. New members always welcome
Email Mary Horne:

St Margaret’s Church
Tel: Rev Andrew Parsons 01603 425615

Old Catton Methodist Church
Tel: Rev Robert Roberts 01603 433936

Over 100 allotments at Spixworth Road, Old Catton available for rent by Old Catton residents.
Charge is £15 per year.
Tel: John Aldridge 01603 413258 or Ann Chandler 01508 470388

Old Catton Junior Football Club
Season runs from September to Easter with Summer tournaments and competitions.
Matches played a Lavare Park, Spixworth Road. Weekly training sessions held at Recreation Ground, Church Street and other venues. For team information see the website:
Tel: Kevin Brown 07770 988878

Old Catton Cricket Club
Throughout the Summer - adult teams playing on Saturdays and Sundays, junior teams coaching sessions and/or matches on Tuesdays and Fridays. For more information see website:
Email: for youth teams
Tel: 07957 903300

Wensum Bowls Club
Play evenings at Recreation Ground, Church Street
Tel: John Dickerson – 01603 502370

Old Catton Bowls Club (formerly Anglia TV Bowls)

We play at the Old Catton Recreation Ground, Church Street on Thursdays from 2:00pm till 4:00pm from April.

We play lawn bowls just for fun! If you are new to the sport why not join our friendly group and try bowls for free. We have a selection of bowls you can borrow. Or just come and watch!
Experienced bowlers are always very welcome, we have teams in both the Pensioners and Yare afternoon leagues.
Tel: John Nuthall - 01603 466686 or Tony Butcher on 01603 429905

Catton Bowls
Play evenings at Recreation Ground, Church Street
Tel: June Blomfield - 01603 716989

Old Catton Tennis Club
Play throughout the year (weather permitting) at the Recreation Ground, Church Street.
Tel: Joan - 01603 426493



French Classes
A friendly, intermediate French class is held on term-time Wednesday mornings, from 10 - 12, at the Pavilion, Church Street, Old Catton. Our tutor is a native French speaker.
For further details, please either phone Rosie Ward on 01603 427807 or email

Italian Classes
A friendly, mature Italian conversation and reading class is held on term-time Wednesday afternoons, from 1.30pm – 3.30pm, at the Pavilion, Church Street, Old Catton.
For further details, please either phone Margaret Pond on 01603 429269 or email

Units meet at Hayman Lodge Catton Park, St Margaret’s Church Blacksmiths Way, Old Catton Village Hall Church Street and Lodge Lane Infant School Lodge Lane
For more information see website:

44th Norwich (1st Old Catton)
Units meet at Scout Hut at Lodge Lane Infant School, Lodge Lane
Beavers: Mondays and Thursdays
Cubs: Tuesdays
Scouts: Fridays
For more information see website:

Sprowston Youth Engagement Project (SYEP)
Old Catton Youth Group
Drop in youth group for children aged 13-18. Held at the St Margaret’s Church Hall, Blacksmiths Way (or Recreation Ground, Church Street) every Thursday 7pm-9pm
See Facebook/Twitter @SYEP_TeenCafe
Tel: Clare Lincoln 07917 517405

Halls For Hire

Old Catton Village Hall in Hall Drive is available for hire. The hall is used extensively by local organisations Monday to Friday. However, there is availability to hire during school holidays and on Saturday afternoons. The hall also welcome christening parties on Sundays.
Cost is £10 per hour. Please contact Barry Leggett 01603 429986 or

Hayman Lodge at Catton Park is available to hire Monday-Saturday (9am-10.30pm) and Sunday (10am-6pm). Community groups and organisations most welcome. Birthday parties and larger private events also welcome. Beautiful, quiet location within secure, dog free picnic area. Car parking available for hirers. Cost is £10 per hour. Please contact 01603 423880 or

The Pavilion at the Recreation Ground is available for hire. Available for community groups and organisations extensively during the Recreation Ground opening times. Block hiring available throughout the week. Please contact 01603 423880 or

St Margaret’s Church Hall at Blacksmiths Way is available for hire by community groups and private parties. Please contact David Fletcher 01603 402158