Stratton Churchway Bowls Club

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Welcome to 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 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.


The 2021 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) 

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.

It's with great sadness especially at this time of year we have learned of the passing of 3 former members.
Len Ponting, Ray Lawrence, Glad Morley all will be remembered for the different roles they played here at Stratton.
Are thoughts and prayers are with their families at this difficult time.  

Following the latest Government Announcement on the Tier system of Coronavirus restrictions for England.

Latest news

Inside Bowls, the official publication of World Bowls

The Latest Inside Bowls Magazine (January 2021) is available find the link see the link on the World Bowls Magazine page.        ....

Latest News Letter

The latest news letter has been emailed to members. If you have any problems a copy is available to all members once you have signed in....

Wiltshire Mixed Friendlies

Wiltshire Bowls have announced their mixed friendlies for the 2021season.  SUNDAY 9th MAY SWINDON & DISTRICT B.A.    @ HIGHWORTH B.C. SUNDAY 6th .......

Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust

Message from Mick Leighfield who is a bowling member at Alderbury Bowls Club and is also one of three operators for the Wiltshire Bobby Van Trust and .......

Clubhouse Opening

Following the announcement by the Government that Swindon has been be placed into high-risk Tier 2 category from the 2nd December the Clubhouse will n.......

National Open Weekend on 28th – 31st May 2021

Bowls England have confirmed that they will be holding a National Open Weekend from the 28th to the 31st of May where they have set a target of recrui.......

Club Statement Electric Fence

Members The Electric fence around the green is now live and you will receive a shock so please don't touch. This should now keep the local wildlife of.......


The extension of the current Boules Court is due to start in early November weather permitting  ....

Bonus Ball Winners

Here is the list of Bonus Ball Winners  04/01/2020 11 Bryan.......

Swindon & District Mens Bowls Association AGM 2020

The Association Officers have taken the decision that it will NOT be possible to hold this year’s AGM on 9th, November. The AGM will therefore be post.......
Bowls England You Tube

Subscribe to Bowls England’s YouTube Channel

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.

THE EXTRA END EPISODE 2 – John McGuinness  

owls 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.

THE EXTRA END EPISODE 3 – Kirk Smith England's Team Manger

Bowls England’s Mens Senior International Team Manger Kirk Smith chats to Bowls International Editor Sian Honnor regarding his New Role and the highlights of his career, which includes winning the Men's National Fours Title for the second time in 2019


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 EXTRA END EPISODE  7 –  Jon Cockcroft

Jon Cockcroft discussing his new role as Bowls England Chief Executive with Bowls International Editor Sian Honnor.


World Bowls President, Commonwealth Games Performance Director, England International Team Manager, World Championship Gold Medallist - John Bell discusses his career within the sport of bowls with Bowls International Editor Sian Honnor.
THE EXTRA END EPISODE  9 –  Alan Thornhill
International Technical Official Allan Thornhill has travelled all over the world, officiating at many World Championships and Commonwealth Games. Allan discusses his experiences in the sport with Bowls International Editor Sian Honnor.

Torquay Trip - Friday - 22nd January - Monday 25th January 2021

The Annual weekend away in Torquay playing bowls at the THL resort.    


For the latest updates please contact Ian Woods - 07809265588