Men’s Shed Workshops are held every Wednesday at St. Mary’s Church Hall, Fordingbridge, from 9:30am to 12:30pm. Note the new times from 9 February 2022.

The workshop sessions are very informal gatherings involving tea and coffee and chat and bacon rolls, and we usually get round to doing some woodwork and mending things. We’re a friendly crowd, so please feel free to join us.

The church hall is on Church Street, directly opposite St. Mary’s Church, Fordingbridge, SP6 1BB. There is parking behind the hall.

We also have social gatherings, usually at The Hyde Club – look out for details of the next such meeting on the events page.

We are a small group of local people – now a registered charity – working to set up a community workshop in the Fordingbridge area, in association with the UK Men’s Sheds Association.

‘Men’s Sheds’ are community spaces for people to connect, converse, and create. They are similar to garden sheds in that they are places to pursue practical interests at leisure, to practise skills, and to enjoy making and mending. The difference is that the activities that go on inside garden sheds are often solitary in nature, while ‘Men’s Sheds’ are the opposite: they are about social connections and building friendships.

Members will be able to enjoy learning and sharing skills, trying out new crafts, making new friends, and working on their own and community projects. Or you can just pop in for a cup of tea and a chat. All within the supportive atmosphere of a friendly group of like-minded people.

Eventually we hope to create a vibrant space where people can come together to create things, mend things, share skills, learn new skills, or just drink tea and consider.

If you are interested in becoming involved in this project, or would like to know more, please contact us by email.

And keep checking this website for the latest updates.