Painswick Probus Club was formed in 1990, with the objective to provide a regular meeting point for retired professional and business persons residing in Painswick and the surrounding villages.  It also provides the opportunity to socialise with others with similar backgrounds  via an occasional dinner or other outing.

The Club is run by the members for the members.

Some 40 members enjoy the Club’s activities and new members are always welcome. Please see below the paragraph about membership.


The Club meets  on mostly alternate Thursdays, at the Painswick Centre in the Beacon Hall where coffee is available from  11.00 a.m.  The meetings commence at 11.30 a.m. and last up to about 90 min including questions and discussion followed by refreshments at the bar. Speakers are engaged on a wide range of interesting topics. The programme of meetings and other events may be seen under the “Diary” menu on this website.

A report is usually submitted after each meeting and is posted in full on this website for the information of absentees.  A much abbreviated version of the  report normally appears in The Painswick Beacon to promote the Club and attract new members.


Visits are arranged annually to a place of interest. In recent years visits have included the Bletchley Park, RAF Cosford, the Palace of Westminster and Big Ben, SS Great Britain, Gatcombe Court, and Jaguar cars. We have also cruised on the Waverley paddle steamer and enjoyed a canal boat trip on the river Avon.  A list of past visits will be added to the website in due course.


A  Summer Luncheon and a Christmas Dinner, with   ladies who need not to be members, are held annually at a suitably prestigious local establishment.


New members and visitors will be warmly welcomed. If you are interested in attending a meeting or joining the club please contact a Committee Member. The annual subscription is £75.  The membership application form may be printed for manual completion and submission. If you prefer not to use the internet please contact the Club Secretary, Ian Eastwood, on 01452 813977, or just come along to the next meeting and introduce yourself to a committee member.

You don’t need to wait until you are invited to join and there is no joining fee.

Yew Trees at Painswick

Painswick churchyard is famous for its abundance of yew trees which are immaculately kept. This maintenance costs a great deal and an ingenious scheme has been devised by the town fathers to raise the funds.  Each yew tree can be sponsored for a fee by individuals or groups.

We at Painswick Probus Club have dug deep and sponsored one of the trees – here it is, No. 42! Look closely and you may spot a small placard on most of the trees, including ours, identifying  its sponsor.probusyew1