Church Activities

Gentle Exercise Class

The Gentle Exercise Class is open to anyone.  We meet in the Main Hall every Monday and Wednesday at 10 am for about one hour.  We have tea/coffee and a pleasant chat after each session. 

 

Art & Craft Club

This meets on the second Thursday of each month at 2 pm throughout the year, except in January and August. 

In painting we explore colour and its emotional impact, look at tonality together and study composition – it’s a place of discovery and lots of fun, we surprise ourselves sometimes at what we achieve.  We work mostly in acrylics on board or canvas and we have an exhibition each year which follows the “Faith in the City” event.

Crafters do an interesting variety of things – card making of all sorts, decoupage, knitting, crochet, applique, quilting, quilling, bead work, glass painting and mosaic to name but a few!  The craft people often bring new ideas for things we can all have a go at, showing the rest of us how it should be done!

There is always a creative buzz going on throughout the afternoon, interspersed with laughter and a most welcome break for tea and coffee with biscuits too, served to us by Ken - what more could we ask?  Only that you come and join us too!

We have been working on a joint project – two large canvasses to hang as banners in the Sanctuary.

In December 2014 we completed “The Star” for creation and incarnation.  All members painted or sewed and beaded to produce together a 40 x 50 inches hanging in a pointillist style work.  We have put a picture of it here to whet your appetite!

Our second hanging has been designed and we've started working on it, themed around “The Dove” reminding us of the energy of the Holy Spirit and also the symbol of peace. 
 

 

Cameo

Meets on the first and third Thursdays of each month, except January and August, also at 2 pm. 

It is known as “The Friendship Club” and the name means Come And Meet Each Other.  Both men and women are most welcome, we sit around small tables set with afternoon tea, open sandwiches, savoury bites, cheeses and sausages, cakes and lashings of tea and coffee!  We also offer a vegetarian selection. Tea follows a short opening act of worship, centred around a lighted candle to remember Him in whose name we meet, a time of news followed by a few funny stories and a good laugh.

We have most interesting speakers too – on a great variety of subjects – we had a talk on “The Crown Jewels” and a set of replicas displayed filled us with amazement.  Sometimes a professional entertainer will sing for us, others come from charities and tell of the marvellous work they are involved in.

At about 3:45 we tuck into tea and lively conversation, our speakers join in.

There is always an abundance of food and cuppas and a most enjoyable time is had by all.  New members are always welcome.

Tearaway Tots (Parent & Toddler Group)

Tearaway Tots is a ‘drop-in’ group that meets every Thursday (except during school holidays) in the Main Hall between 10 am and 12 noon.  The age range is 0-4 years and there are plenty of toys for the children to play with.  Tea and coffee are provided for the adults and a healthy snack for the children.  Click here for details

Knitting Group

The Knitting Group is open to anyone.  We meet in the Small Hall on the first Friday of each month, 10 am to 12 noon.  The group knits for a variety of different charities, including:-

‘Sleep Suits’ for stillborn babies, hats, cardigans and cot blankets for the “Trevor Mann Baby Unit”, and also large blankets (single bed size), cardigans, jumpers, scarves, hats and gloved for various orphanages and charities. 

Book Club

The Book Club meets at Dorset Gardens on a Wednesday afternoon at 2 pm for about an hour and a half every six weeks.  The aim is to have fun, enjoy reading, sometimes outside of your comfort zone, and find out what others thought of the  books that have been considered.  The Book Club is a relaxed gathering where many topics apart from books are discussed.   All are welcome even if you haven’t read the book in advance.

Art and Friends 

Art and Friends is a small client-led art group of between two and five adults with learning disabilities.  We began in March 2015 and meet on Mondays in the Small Hall from 10 am to 3 pm.  We are supported and funded by the Frances Taylor Foundation, a charitable company.  For more information about this group please contact Anne Garrett-Jones on 07875 956339.