Maulden Institutions, Clubs and Societies
Maulden village has a busy, rich, deep and varied social life, but, as with many things in English villages, you often need to know where to look. We have collected a few local social websites below, and are always on the look out for more ways to contact and help publicise local clubs, societies and organisations.
Aside from the web, look out for the local social magazines (The Fuddler, Villager, Village News) that drop through letter boxes, the pages of the two local news papers and the notice boards at the Churches, at the village hall, and at the Coop.
We have split out the other social activities of the village into separate pages as we found so much to do in Maulden:
- Education – preschool, school, adult and other
- Sports and Fitness – from Bowling to Zumba
- Pubs – for after hours
The parish church is set over the village, and dates from C12th. It very probably gave the village its name, from Meldone, via Moldrich, to Maulden – all of which mean something close to “Church on the Hill”. A regular newsletter sets out events, services and information on the church.
Maulden Baptist Church’s principle aim to to introduce, connect and develop peoples relationship with the living God. We strive to build a community of believers that have a passion for our Lord Jesus Christ, His people, and His works. Alongside this, we seek to a offer a loving, warm and welcoming environment for everyone that attends. Whether you’re young, middle aged or, err, young at heart, our focus is to not only help guide and direct everyone into a loving and intimate relationship with Christ, but to welcome you into a body where you can use and express your God given gifts.
Running at various times during each week are:
- Coffee Drop In Mornings
- DV – for teens and young adults
- Friday Club (on Friday!)
- Men’s Breakfasts
- Prayer Groups
- Lunch Club
- Bible Study
- Mums and Tots – Mondays 10am – 12pm
This is a vibrant parent group supporting the local school, and which runs a large Fayre in the summer on the school fields.
The Village has a thriving Scout Group, with Beavers, Cubs, Scouts and Explorer Scouts, serving young people 6 to 18. They have a hut just off Redlands Close.
They welcome new young people. It always looks for adults with relevant skills to volunteer. Scouting is unisex, both boys and girls can join. There are no barriers from race, religion, personal orientation or disability status: Scouting is very inclusive.
- Beaver Scouts are the junior section – 6 to 8 years old
- Cub Scouts are 8 to 10
- Scouts are 10 to 14
- Explorers are 14 to 18 (and have their own website at Brocks Explorer Scout Unit)
To learn more about Scouting in general, and what it offers Young People, check out the National Scout Association Website.
The Ampthill and Woburn District Scout Council has its own website as well, with lots of information on joining, activities and events.
There is also a Girl Guiding group locally, serving Rainbows, Brownies, and Guides.
They have a hut and a shop near the allotments on Moor Lane, and have good prices and vital gardening supplies. They are a source of inspiration to gardeners and allotment holders in the village. The village allotments themselves are run by Central Beds Council and Maulden Parish Council.
With a ring of Eight Bells, the ringers have a fine tower. For more information, and contacts for membership, see their page in the Parish Newsletter.
They practice on Wednesday evening. Men and Women ring. There is also a safeguarded Young People’s section for ringing. More information on keeping this wonderful skill alive in our villages is available from Bedfordshire Association of Church Bell Ringers.
The local society is very active, and regularly stages productions, often in the village hall.
Maulden Art Group
We have an art group that meets at Maulden Village Hall on Friday mornings. Email:
Maulden Cribbage Players
Meet in the local pubs – hard to miss them!
Do you have an event, a club, a society or a sport in Maulden that wants people to know about it?
Just let us know!