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Toc H Wessex

Friendship, Service, Fair-mindedness, and Reconciliation

Toc H Wessex

What is Toc H ?

Toc H Is a national and international movement which had its roots in the work of the Revd P.B. Tubby Clayton in the horrors of the First World War in Flanders. He set up a house for soldiers of all ranks at Talbot House, Poperinge, Belgium. The house was run on egalitarian lines, a key motto being “All rank abandon, ye who enter here”.

After the war, Tubby set up a movement called Toc H, named after the signaller’s parlance for Talbot House. The movement was to be “a living memorial” in that Tubby was determined that the dead should be remembered by the forging of a new, more equal society at home.

The movement is based on the four points of the compass –.  Friendship, Service, Fair-mindedness, and Reconciliation. The branches work out these principle by responding to the needs of the local community, so everywhere the work of the Toc H branches is different. Some examples include work with veterans, forming of friendship groups, from toddlers to senior citizens, work in local hospitals, conservation, but always responding to local needs

Toc H Wessex

Recently a group of people who have been working to arouse interest in the movement and its possibilities for Wantage and area have set up a branch. Our aim is to find ways to live out the principles of the four points of the compass and respond to the needs of the local communities.

We aim to meet bi-monthly for friendship and mutual support in our individual under takings, to keep our finger on the pulse of the needs of the local community and to organise larger events such as our successful Question Time event last September .


If you would like to know more about Toc H Wessex, or have some ideas about prospective activities for the branch, please E Mail



Toc H Nationally and Toc H Wessex have been thinking about loneliness lately.

Loneliness – What can we do to help??
Please send ideas for action to


Guerrilla gardening and litter picking

Can we make a difference to our environment in Wantage
Yes we can !

Ideas  for action to :


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