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 in similar circumstances 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.


The Club meets  on alternate Wednesdays at Beacon Hall, in the Painswick Centre, where coffee is available from  10 o’clock.  The meetings commence at 10.30 a.m. and last about 1½ hours. Speakers are engaged on a wide range of interesting topics and questions are taken afterwards.  The programme of meetings and other events may be seen under “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 appears in The Painswick Beacon to advertise 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 Ladies Summer Luncheon and a Christmas Dinner, also with the  ladies, 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 £50.  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.

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 that money. Each yew tree can be sponsored for a fee.

We at Painswick Probus have dug deep and sponsored one of the trees – here it is, No. 42! Look closely and you will see a small placard on most of the trees naming the sponsor.