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Welcome to our website. We have been meeting together and providing service locally and overseas since 1922, but as a result of the Corona virus all meetings will be on-line until further notice.

May Rotary Walks and Gardens

Send photos of your daily walk, or one round the garden, to Jackie & John


April Walks in Lockdown

As we can't have the usual Rotary Walk these are walks done while social distancing


Tidying up our Sixfield Roundabout

A regular visit to keep the shrubs and weeds under control to help the town to look good.


About us

Northampton is a large market town in the East Midlands, approx. 67 miles Northwest of London on the River Nene, and is the county town of Northamptonshire.

The RotNorthampton Guildhallary Club of Northampton was founded in 1921 and now meets for lunch on Mondays, when we have business and committee meetings, as well  frequent speakers, usually related to our  objective of providing service to others, but sometimes of general interest.

Our Satellite Group members meet on Tuesday evenings when they have a similar programme of service projects and occasional speakers.

The two groups meet regularly for fellowship and joint fund-raising events.  We raise funds for, and plan and implement service projects, both locally and internationally.

We welcome anyone who may be interested in joining us to see what we are all about at lunch on Mondays, or on Tuesday evenings with our Satellite Group.

This website is also full of stories about what we do, and if you have the time why not take a look at the drop down options in the "beefburger" menu above left, to see what we have done in the past and what we have planned for the the future?

Coronavirus Status

For the foreseeable future all normal, contact meetings are cancelled.  When possible meetings will take place online or via telephone, including those with speakers.

Impact of Rotary Volunteers

A new study has revealed that Rotary volunteers gave a staggering 47 million volunteer hours worldwide in 2019!

This mobilisation of volunteers is the equivalent to nearly 27,000 full-time paid workers and saves communities an estimated US$850 million in service costs per year!

The Scope and Scale of Rotary Volunteering report, released by Johns Hopkins Centre for Civil Society, presents 10 key findings that powerfully demonstrate the significant renewable resource of volunteer effort that service organisations like Rotary are generating.

Read findings and download report


To read our latest Newsletter CLICK HERE

You will find Earlier Newsletters by clicking on "What we do" above, and then "Newsletter Library"


Bernard Thorne

Bernard, our oldest member, sadly died on Saturday 18th April, just 6 months before his 100th Birthday. The following day his wife Barbara, aged 87, died of a massive stroke unaware of Bernard’s passing just a few hours before.  With failing health, Bernard for the last few months had been cared for in Duncote Hall Residential Care Home near Towcester.

Bernard was born in Northampton in 1920 and was latterly educated at Wellingborough School where he boarded.  His father had moved from London to establish a new Northampton based business with the Soutar family.  Subsequently his brother ran the Odell Leather Company, and Bernard ran Soutar Thorne in Northampton which were leather factors and shoe component suppliers.  At the commencement of the war Bernard joined the Northampton Yeomanry and became a Captain, and subsequently acting Major, but with his leather and shoe background was made responsible for boot supplies to the army.

Bernard joined Rotary in 1963 and was our President in 1980.  His daughter Loie married John Perkins who was the son of Aubrey Dyas Perkins, President of our club in 1965 and benefactor of one of the Trusts we administer today. John was also a member of our club for 13 years.

Many will remember Bernard’s passion for motor racing and water sport. He was a keen founder member of the Northampton District Car Club and organised and participated in Rallies. He also raced at Silverstone in club events. Bernard enjoyed water skiing and helped to establish the Billing Water Ski Club. His love of boats took him to the South of France where he had a base from which he could enjoy his water sports.

Bernard will be remembered as a warm-hearted loyal Rotarian, who in later years actively represented Rotary at Age Concern and regularly participated in the activities of the local branch. He maintained a keen interest in our club and its members until the last, and until comparatively recently was able to attend our meetings. 

We send our sympathy to his two daughters, Loie and Lizanne, and to their families. We were all the better for knowing him.

Michael Pearson


Rotary - Make a World of Difference

Join Rotary and make a world of difference to your own community, to the lives of those less fortunate around the world, to your fellow club members - like-minded men and women of all ages - and, just as important, to yourself! The projects Rotarians get involved in are incredibly fulfilling, worthwhile and rewarding - and there's plenty of fun involved.

If you think that becoming a Rotarian may be something that would interest you, and would like to learn more, please click on the logo on the right, which is this year's Rotary Theme, or if you would like to talk to someone about joining Rotary in Northampton click on this link


To see more of what we do, just browse this website and see what you can find


Raise Funds for Rotary Charities While You Shop

Just click here to access over 250 retailers selling anything from CD's to Holidays.  Anything you buy through our web-shop will help towards our fund-raising targets - and you won't be charged a penny extra!

For a video to help you make donations click here


Happening soon...

Meetings and events happening soon

Tuesday 26th May 18.15

No Satellite Group Meeting


Committees - Assembly Reports to Jackie

Monday 1st June 12.30

Committees - Assembly Reports to Jackie

An on-line Link to a Zoom Meeting will be provided

Satellite Group Meeting - Business

Tuesday 2nd June 18.15

Satellite Group Meeting - Business

Miller & Carter

POSTPONED  - Concert by the Caerphilly Male Voice Choir

Saturday 6th June 18.30

POSTPONED - Concert by the Caerphilly Male Voice Choir

New Date to be Advised

Speaker and Club Council - On-line Meetings

Monday 8th June 12.30

Speaker and Club Council - On-line Meetings

An on-line Link to a Zoom Meetings will be provided

Tuesday 9th June 18.15

Satellite Group Meeting


Thursday 11th June 11.00 - 17.00 Saturday 13th June

President's Weekend

President Liz invites Members and Friends to join her for Fellowship and Fun in Gloucestershire

Club Assembly - On-line

Monday 15th June 18.30

Club Assembly - On-line

Plans for Next Rotary Year to be Outlined - An on-line Link to a Zoom Meeting will be provided

Tuesday 16th June 18.15

Satellite Group Meeting

Rotary Walk - On Your Own

Thursday 18th June 10.00 - 11.00 Thursday 21st May

Rotary Walk - On Your Own

Send photos of your garden or daily walk to Jackie

Speaker - On-line Meeting

Monday 22nd June 12.30

Speaker - On-line Meeting

An on-line Link to a Zoom Meeting will be provided

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Rotary News

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Meetings & Venue

Where and when:

Miller & Carter Northampton
Talavera Way
The Satellite Group meets at the same venue on Tuesdays at 6:15pm We meet on Mondays at 12.30
Miller & Carter Northampton
Talavera Way
The Satellite Group meets at the same venue on Tuesdays at 6:15pm  01604 494241

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