Parish Life

Hope Show

Hope Show is held annually on August Bank Holiday Monday at the Hope Showground, Marsh Farm, Castleton Road, Hope. It features events including sheepdog trials, displays of champion cattle, sheep and horses, craft and food tents, horticultural exhibits and many other trade stands. It attracts large crowds and is one of the highlights of the parish year. For more information go to

Wakes Week and Well Dressing

Wakes and well dressing week for 2023 starts on Saturday 24th June, with a series of events throughout the week culminating in a grand procession on Saturday 1st July. For more information go to

Hope Sports Club

Hope Sports Club was founded in 1944 with the object of providing facilities for recreation and leisure for the residents of the villages of Hope, Aston and Brough, in the Hope Valley. Hope Sports Club is a registered charity, no. 507995, with most of the funding to run the Club being raised from car boot sales, which are held on the Hope Playing Field every other Sunday morning between April and October. The money raised by the charity is used to maintain the pavilion and the field, to provide and maintain a children’s playground and adult outdoor gym, to organize recreational events for residents throughout the year, including Wakes Week, and to support groups who wish to use the facilities. For more information go to

Castleton Silver Band

Castleton Silver Band was founded in 1935 and is a rural band situated in the heart of the Peak District under the Musical Direction of John Whitfield. Sessions currently take place in the Hope Sports Club Pavilion, and membership of the band is open to anyone who is able to participate.

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HADIT – Hope Amateur Dramatic Independent Theatre

HADIT is an Amateur Dramatic group putting on productions for the local community. It welcomes new members to come along and join in whether it be on the boards or back stage. For more information go to

Hope Historical Society

The Hope Historical Society is dedicated to exploring the history of Hope and the surrounding area. For more information go to

Pinder Meadow Charity

Pinder Meadow Charity (charity number 221209) maintains the historic pinfold in the village with income received from letting grazing rights. For more information go to

The Bull Meadows Fund

The Bull Meadows Fund (charity number 221210) provides animal breeding services to farmers and others in the parish. For more information go to