Our Mission Statement.

• To provide a sustainable and attractive shop which will deliver valued products and services to the whole community.

• In addition the shop will enable social engagement across the whole parish and will use its surplus funds to develop the business and to support a range of community projects and needs.

Yarpole Community Shop Association privacy statement can be accessed here.


Yarpole Community Shop Association Ltd. (The Shop in the Church).

Yarpole Shop logo5 of 5 stars The regular shop opening hours are –

Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 1.00pm & 3.00pm to 5.00pm

Saturday – 9.00am to 1.00pm

Sunday & Bank Holidays - closed until further notice due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Post Office open 9-12midday Monday to Saturday.

Telephone: 01568 780148 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Gallery cafe is closed but is providing takeaway meals.


Message to all account holders. We would be very grateful if account holders could use BACS to settle their accounts on a monthly basis. Cheque and credit card payments incur the Shop in a charge.

If you are able to pay by BACS/Faster payment then these are the details you need:

Account Name: Yarpole Community Shop

Sort Code: 60-83-01

Account Number: 20387813

In the Reference field please enter the full name of the shop account holder whose account you are paying

Customer Orders.

Please read the details below! However, as a summary to order food at this time:

Step 1: Download and complete an account application form Shop Account Application Form

Step 2: Check the Shop Products list Shop Products

Step 3: Email the shop with your order to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Fruit & Vegetable orders.

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PLEASE PLACE YOUR ORDERS BY TUESDAY AFTERNOON AT THE LATEST as our main supplier will now be delivering a day earlier.Orders will be collated ready for collection in the church on Friday. Deliveries, where needed, will be made as quickly as possible by Yarpole Parish Good Neighbour Scheme (YPGNS) volunteers.

It is worth reiterating that if you are not self-isolating or shielding and you are able to collect your order, that would be a great help or perhaps you can get a friend or neighbour to collect your order for you instead of requiring a delivery. Orders please to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .​

Yarpole Community Shop will be closed on Sundays and Bank Holidays and will not be open for any sales. Newspapers will still be available, if pre-ordered and paid for on account or by vouchers. Newspapers are being placed on tables inside the church. The Shop and the Post Office remain open weekdays and are both operating normal hours. The Shop is manned by volunteers, many of whom are elderly, and circumstances may change.

However, it will be essential that you have a credit account with the shop in order to facilitate this service – so if you do not currently have an account with us please complete an online Shop Account Application Form. Normally this facility is only available to Shop Shareholders but we are waiving this necessity in view of current circumstances. However, please become a shareholder and download a printable Share Application Form. The Shop will do its best to deliver all that you ask for - but of course cannot guarantee it will always be able to supply everything on your order. You can view the Shop products by following this link.

You will have noticed our request that customers wash their hands prior to entering the shop. Whilst to some this may seem excessive or unreasonable (after all most shops don’t) nonetheless as a community owned shop we do feel a responsibility to protect our community, and our volunteer staff, as much as we can. We hope therefore that you will help us observe this small precaution.

We would also like to ask for your help in avoiding the shop getting crowded. If you see the shop is busy with more than two customers inside, we would ask you to wait in the church until a customer leaves. We would be grateful if customers were to observe the distancing guidance in front of the shop and Post Office counter.

We expect some of our volunteers to self-isolate during this period so if you are able to help out as a new volunteer for a few hours a week, (maybe you are working from home), do please get in touch with us. We would love to welcome you to the team. Similarly if you can help the YPGNS then please get in touch.

Please note: To reduce risks associated with congestion in the shop and the newspaper cupboard outside becoming over full, a new system of issuing newspapers to customers has been put in place. Customers having newspaper accounts or paying by voucher will not need to come into the shop each day to collect their papers. You will see that we have placed three tables in the Church on which pre-ordered newspapers (and any other pre-ordered publications) are being placed having been labelled with customers names. Spare Saturday and (weekday) papers will be kept inside the shop for purchase on a pay-at-the-time basis.

No spare newspapers will be made available on future Sundays and Bank Holidays.

Ordering for delivery
Placing and picking and delivering of orders for those self-isolating is functioning well but please be patient if, as expected, the volume of orders ramps up. This is not only relating to timing but also, with regard to expectation of 100% fulfilment of orders placed.
To assist with choice you will find a list of the items we normally hold in stock (some 1500 lines!!). These items are broken down by category. These lists can be found at Our Products

Shopping on site
Please be aware that we may be compelled for health reasons to introduce a system which precludes customers, apart from those using the Post Office, actually coming into the shop. Under these circumstances, we will ask customers to either pre-order what they need to buy or to provide your shopping list at the door of the shop so that your order can be picked by volunteers and passed to you. Having a shop account would obviously be ideal under these circumstances. Failing that, contactless card payment would be preferred.

Pre-ordering three days before required delivery or pick-up would greatly assist with provision of fruit and vegetables and items such as quiches. Pre-order by emailing This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. as this will allow your order to be acknowledged.

Bread Deliveries
Some of you may be aware that our usual daily bread supplier, Central Bakery, has closed. Reassuringly we have been able increase our order with Swifts in Ludlow and have also arranged with two other suppliers to keep our bread deliveries as we need them.

Finally – please remember, to protect us all, we are strongly encouraging all customers and our valuable volunteers to observe the hand-washing and social-distancing requirements.

Thank you for your continued support of our Community Shop. Aren't we lucky to have it! We are able to stay locally and do not have to go Leominster or Ludlow where the risk of coming into contact with someone with coronavirus is much greater.

Yarpole Community Shop Association Annual General Meeting 2020.

Dear Shareholder

I am writing to you on the subject of the 2020 Yarpole Community Shop Association (YCSA) AGM. You may be aware that this meeting had been scheduled to take place in St Leonard’s Church at 7.00pm on June 18th, 2020. For obvious reasons relating to the Covid-19 pandemic and ongoing social distancing requirements, the Shop’s Management Committee have discussed the various options that are open to us with regard to this meeting.

It was decided at a Committee Meeting held over the internet on May 6th that the holding of the 2020 AGM should be deferred for 4 months at which time it may hopefully become acceptable to arrange for a physical meeting to take place.

It is accepted that this deferment is contrary to paragraph number 14 of the YCSA Rules which requires an AGM to be held within 6 months of the close of the financial year, but under the extraordinary situation we find ourselves to be in, it is felt by the committee that this action is the correct one to take. Arranging for necessary decisions to be made and voted upon remotely by way of the internet would be, it was felt, fraught with difficulties considering variable access to internet experienced by shareholders.

This communication will be sent by email to those members for whom we have current email addresses; and placed in the June edition of the Parishioner and also on the Shop website.

An interim Chairman’s report will be communicated to shareholders by email and on the Shop’s website before 18th June together with a copy of the 2019 accounts and balance sheet. These documents will also appear in the July edition of the Parishioner.

It is relevant to remind shareholders that at the 2012 AGM, a resolution was passed which allowed any communications relating to General Meetings need only to be communicated by email and via the shop website and Parishioner unless a specific individual request was made to receive such communications by post. No such requests are now extant.

The management committee members currently serving have agreed to continue in their posts until a physical AGM can be arranged, hopefully in October. It is also noted that no requests for Project Funding have been made.

If you wish to discuss this decision or any matters relating to the current and future situation, please contact me on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone on 01568 780358.

With kind regards,

Andrew Praill.

Our shop and Post Office are what helps to make Yarpole the great place it is.

If you feel you would like to volunteer in either the Café or the Shop please follow the link. Volunteer here.

The Shop was voted Best Village Shop & Post Office in the UK in 2010 in the Countryside Alliance Awards. A group from the shop travelled to the House of Lords to be presented with the award.

Yarpole Shop volunteers outside the Houses of Parliament



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