Stratton Churchway Bowls Club

It’s with great sadness that on Sunday 13th September 2020 our friend, long serving club member, ex-club president and club stalwart Dave Humphreys passed away.
Dave had been at the club for well over 40 years and had been instrumental in the club's survival in the late 1970’s when things were tough for the club. Through the following decades Dave gave his time and committed so much to the club, he was a key figure in the club launching the floodlight gala in the 1980’s which is still an annual success over 35 years later.  Dave held numerous officer roles at the club over the years, his most recent was club president which he stepped back from a few years ago. Dave was a great club member, a great player on the green in his day, a proud Welshman and a great friend to many of us and it’s a sad time.  Our thoughts and prayers are with his family at this difficult time.

Stratton Churchway Bowls Club Home page

Welcome to Stratton Churchway Bowls Club. 


Bowls England has issued guidance to Clubs as to how they can open safely.


The Committee has reviewed the Bowls England guidance and is pleased to let you know that the Green will be open from Friday 29th May. 


The Bowls England guidance is very clear and the following should be noted:

·         You must pre-book if you want to use the Green.

·         Only alternate rinks will be open (e.g. rinks 1, 3 and 5)

·         Only 2 Members per rink

·         No spectators are allowed

·         Social distancing must be observed at all times from other bowlers and from your opponent if you are playing with someone outside of your immediate household


Please note that the barrier that allows entry to the car park is likely to be closed. Please walk, cycle or park courteously on Grange Drive or on the entry road to the Club.


The Clubhouse, toilets, changing rooms and equipment room are all CLOSED and must not be entered.  The Boules is also CLOSED but if you do want to play contact Paul Hitchcox.


Please come ready changed so you only need to put on your bowls shoes.



1.      Call Barry Romain on 07707 416846 to pre-book a rink (You must pre-book a rink)

2.      Roll ups are an hour long and staggered to avoid contact with other people.  You can book up to 3 sessions a week.  The available timeslots are:















Do not attend the Club unless you have pre-booked a rink and only arrive 5 minutes before you are due to play


3.      All facilities at the Bowls Club are CLOSED except the green  

4.      Please wear gloves to unlock & lock the gate (bring hand sanitiser if you have some)

5.      Collect 2 mats and 2 jacks from under the “bus shelter”.  These will be set out

6.      Only 3 rinks will be in use at any one time  (1-3-5 or 2-4-6), rinks will be set up accordingly

7.      Maximum of 2 people per rink – be mindful of social distancing guidelines and make sure the same person delivers the jack and touches the mats

8.      Once you have finished your roll up please put used mats and jacks in the containers provided and leave there

9.       Leave the club immediately – wear gloves when closing and locking the gate



Stratton Churchway Bowls Club is situated next to Grange Community Centre off Grange Drive Stratton on the Eastern outskirts of Swindon.

The club has an outdoor 6 rink bowling green, with a Club House.

Social Events take place from time-to-time throughout the year, (Skittles and Bingo during the off season). Members, families and friends are always welcome at these events.

Bowling is a fun sport that can be played at a social or competitive level.

New members or those returning to bowls, no matter what ability or age you will find a warm welcome at our club.

Interested in Playing Come Along and Have a Go.

Come on a Friday evening (weather permitting) from 7:00pm or Tuesday Morning 10.30am during the season - End of April till End of August.
All we ask is that you bring flat soled shoes without a heel (to protect the green). Equipment will be provided to use: Bring the whole family and tell your friends to come along with you!

The club has Qualified coaches available to give you an insight into the game of bowls

If you would like more details please contact James (Secretary) on 01793 335620 or use the Contact Page Form. To make arrangements for you to to try your hand at bowls.

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Lockdown easing: 10 things you CAN do this summer

From an article on the BBC Website

Number 9 Take Up Bowls 

With people now looking for alternative sports that allow them to maintain social distance and play outside, the non-contact activities of bowls and golf are firmly back on the agenda. Before lockdown, an increasing number of young people had been taking up lawn bowls - once the domain of elderly men and women dressed in white.

Now Bowls England says the coming weeks and months are "an opportunity" for those "who currently don't play, to give bowls a try".

However, there are strict rules. Empty rinks are to be kept between players, clubhouses must remain closed except for essential access, for example, the use of toilets and washing facilities, and equipment must be cleaned before, during and after play.

If you would like more details please contact James (Secretary) on 01793 335620 or use the Contact Page Form. To make arrangements for you to to try your hand at bowls.

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Bowls England has launched its own YouTube channel as part of its commitment to inform and entertain its members.

YouTube will provide Bowls England with a one stop shop for all its multimedia content where you will find the ‘Extra End’ Podcast, ‘Keep Active’ videos and other audio-visual content.

To receive notification when any new content is uploaded, simply subscribe to the Bowls England channel HERE


Bowls England’s outgoing Chief Executive, Tony Allcock OBE, chats to Bowls International editor Sian Honnor about his life within the sport.


Bowls England’s High Performance Director, John McGuinness, chats to Bowls International Editor Sian Honnor regarding his new role, the highlights of his career to date and the positive impact that the home Commonwealth Games could have on the future of the sport.

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Bowls England Directors Dr Anna Molony and Mal Evans join Personal Trainer and Wellness Coach Kate Swinson to discuss the workout videos that have been specially created to help bowlers stay fit and well.

THE EXTRA END EPISODE  5  – John & Katherine Rednall 

Father and Daughter John & Katherine Rednall who have both represented England at the highest level, discuss their experiences in the sport. 

THE EXTRA END EPISODE  6  – Amy Gowshall

Any Gowshall has represented England all over the world, winning medals at World Championship and Commonwealth Games  

The 2020 Bowls Season 
Membership & Social Membership is Now Open.

Current Members please sign in to see the details on the Membership page
New members please contact our Secretary     ( via the contact page) 

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