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 (The Shop in the Church)
Green Lane Yarpole Leominster HR6 0BB
Shop open Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.00pm
Saturday – 9.00am to 1.00pm
Sunday & Bank Holidays - closed (pre-ordered newspapers available)
Post Office open 9.00 - 12 midday Monday to Saturday.
Royal Mail Collection 11.00am weekdays.
The Gallery café is open Monday to Wednesday and Saturdays 10.30 am - 12.30 pm
Thursdays and Fridays open 10.30 am - 4.00 pm with light lunches available from 12 -2 pm
See the Gallery Café page for more details.
New members of the Shop Board are needed as some long serving members are retiring. For a Shop Board Nomination Form click here.
Yarpole Community Shop publicity following being voted best Shop & Post Office in the Midlands 2021.
Yarpole Community Shop was selected as the Regional winner for the Midlands as best Village Shop & Post Office 2021 by the Countryside Alliance. The awards have been running for the past 15 years and aim to celebrate excellence in rural communities. There were over 18,000 entries in this year's award. From those nominations four Village Shops in the Midlands area were selected as regional finalists. From these four the regional champion was chosen - Yarpole Community Shop.
Here is what the judges had to say about the shop -
"Yarpole Community Shop and Post Office is a wonderful community enterprise. It is friendly, efficient and a great asset to the village community and beyond. Much more than a convenience store, it is the hub of the community, selling essential goods and little luxuries and freely giving friendship, companionship and cheer to everyone."
This is truly a great accolade for our Shop and Post Office. No other Community enterprise has been selected more than once. Yarpole Community Shop was winner of Best Village Shop and Post Office in 2010; shortly after moving into the Church.
Listen to the Shop being promoted on the Andrew Easton show on BBC Hereford & Worcester.
We would like to thank everyone who voted for the shop... we appreciate you.
Yarpole Community Shop gives £8,981.58 for local projects at the AGM.
Yarpole Community Shop Shareholders voted to fund all the projects which submitted applications for funding totalling nearly £9,000. This is a magnificent gesture from the Shop and emphasises its importance to the local community in returning profit back into the community. The Shop has given money each year, with the exception of last year due to Covid 19, to local projects ranging from money for the Church, the Gallery Café, the Parish Hall, the Dog Agility Group, the Youth Club, The Birchpoles singing group. Many of the new gates in the Parish, replacing old styles, have been funded by the Shop as well as the strimmer used by the footpaths team. Over the 8 years that the Shop has used its surplus funds in this way more than £20,000 has been distributed to the Community. This is a magnificent achievement for our Community Shop.
It is only possible if the Shop makes a profit and that is dependent on it being used by the community. Clearly Covid has provided an exceptional year but it was possible to source everything one needed from the Shop without leaving the Parish. The use of the Shop has dropped off since the easing of restrictions which will mean that the profit for next year may be lower and the possibility of such generous funding will be reduced. The Shop needs everyone in the community to support it on a regular basis.
Remember Waitrose or Aldi will not be giving the Parish any grant money next year!
The church, the Gallery Café and Yarpole Community Shop - the beating heart of our community.
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.