Welcome to Sheddington
We are a friendly and down-to-earth charity focused on making and mending, located at the St. Mark's Community Hub in the heart of Teddington, Middlesex. As a registered charity, we are committed to serving our local community and making a positive impact on people's lives.
Sheddington has well-equipped workshops for repairs and construction projects, a welcoming social space featuring a fitted kitchen, and a delightful community garden. We offer a place where people can connect, collaborate, engage in constructive activities, and have a great time together.
Our regular opening times:
- Saturdays 10.30 AM to 2.00 PM: Join us for tea, coffee and a chat, plus quick fixes and gardening
- Tuesdays 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM: Making and mending and gardening
- Thursdays 10.00 AM to 3.00 PM: Making and mending
If you have an item in need of repair simply bring it along to one of our sessions, or if you prefer you can contact us beforehand and we'll be happy to discuss. From furniture to electrical/electronic equipment and garden items, we possess the skills to mend them. We simply ask that you make a donation to help towards our running costs + the cost of any new parts.
We encourage you to drop by and lend a hand in our vibrant community garden. Experience the joy of nurturing nature and contributing to our green oasis during any of our sessions.
And if you're seeking a relaxed atmosphere for conversation, don't hesitate to join us for a coffee and a chat. We cherish the opportunity to connect with individuals like you.
In addition to our core offerings, we are thrilled to introduce the Sheddington Shufflers walking group. Explore both local and farther destinations with fellow enthusiasts who share your passion for discovery. To stay informed about this and other exciting activities and events, we invite you to explore our website. Rest assured, we make it a priority to keep our calendar up to date, ensuring you never miss out.
Step into Sheddington, embrace the friendly ambiance, and become part of our thriving community today. As a charity, we are here to make a difference, and your presence makes it all possible.
To explore the benefits of becoming a member and further engage with Sheddington, we invite you to visit our dedicated "Join" page.
Where are we?
Please click HERE to see all our contact information.
The shed movement can trace its origins back to Australia in the 1980s. The concept was to promote social interaction and wellbeing whilst engaged in practical activities of making and mending in a communal workspace or shed. Initially aimed at men who were retiring or being made redundant, the movement has expanded to include anyone, regardless of age or gender. The UK organisation was founded in 2013 and now counts over 400 sheds among its members. You can find details about it here.
Sheddington was inspired by Dr Chris Manning, who for many years worked as a GP in the area. His experience of local organisations was that they provided some fantastic services but there were still people who fell between the gaps. He realised they would benefit from being part of something different, not a service, but a co-created community, something that could compliment and signpost, when possible, other services. At its core was a very simple idea, "Doing stuff that we like doing together". And so, after months of research, listening to people and building a team, "Sheddington" was born.