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)

5 of 5 stars The regular shop opening hours are –

Yarpole Shop logoMonday 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

Post Office open 9.00 - 12 midday Monday to Saturday.

Royal Mail Collection 11.00am weekdays.

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

The Gallery café is re-opening on Monday, 12th April. See the Gallery Café page for more details.


Yarpole Community Shop AGM - change of format.

As previously intimated in the June Parishioner, we had been aiming for the AGM to be held at 7.00pm on Thursday June 24th in St Leonards Church and in addition, for those who preferred, to join the meeting virtually, via Zoom. However, for two reasons we have decided to hold the 2021 AGM entirely on-line. The first reason is the uncertainty surrounding the Covid-19 situation and the Government’s possible delay in implementing step four of their road map planned for 21st June. The second reason is that it is unlikely that the current re-ordering of the chancel will be completed by that date which makes it difficult to accommodate a meeting in the church at present while still maintaining sensible distancing.

This is, indeed, unfortunate because the original plan would have been preferable both practically and socially.

We propose, therefore, to hold a virtual AGM using Zoom on Thursday 24th June, starting at 7.00pm (the “waiting room” will be open from 6.30pm.)

Zoom invitation below.

We would strongly encourage as many shareholders as possible to join this meeting as, this year apart from the usual items, we have two major pieces of business to discuss and to vote upon.

Firstly, the committee, as agreed at last year’s AGM, has been exploring the updating of the Rules of the Association and wish to put a resolution to the shareholders regarding these changes. Attached is a short document highlighting the major differences between the old and the proposed new rules. For those that wish to study the new rules in their entirety please click on the link here.

Secondly, there being no community projects put forward for funding last year, we have a total of eleven to consider this year. Project Funding submissions.

It is so important for you as shareholders to be involved in these two important pieces of decision-making so please do attend if you possibly can even if you are away!.

It is critical that we are quorate for this virtual AGM and so would welcome a prompt response by email preferably by 14th June, from shareholders, indicating a positive commitment to join the meeting by Zoom and advising how many shareholders from each household site will be present. Please email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

There is a maximum attendance on Zoom of 100 sites and so these will be taken up on a first come – first served basis. Shareholders will be asked to identify themselves at the Zoom session.

If you would like to place any questions at the meeting which are pertinent to the agenda items, we would ask that these be placed by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. prior to the meeting and in any case no later than the 17th June.

It is also so important to emphasise that a standing item on the agenda for the AGM is the election of the Management Committee for the year 2021/2022. We would be very pleased for members who would be interested in putting themselves forward for election to complete a nomination form and deliver to the secretary via the shop not less than 7 days before the AGM. Online Nomination forms are available on the Shop website or from the Shop in paper format. It is so important that we encourage “new blood” to join the committee which is responsible for the management and continued development of this vibrant and worthwhile community enterprise.

Please note, only shareholder members are eligible to vote. The method of voting will be explained at the meeting.

Yarpole Community Shop account holders:

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.

If you wish to become an account holder please use the link. Yarpole Shop Account Application Form.

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 Parliamentqueens award logo1



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