Saturday/Sunday 11th /12th May we welcome Peterborough Salvation Army Band.
- see special events below.
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10am Church Service with cafe fellowship
11:30am - 12:30pm Sunday Live (3-12yrs and Pro Fide 13+)
5.00pm - see the Special Events section for details of our occassional Sunday Evening activities
- Monday 10:00 till 12:00 Bereavement Support Group - See seperate section below
- 19:30 till 21:30 Potting Shed gardening Club - See seperate section below
- Tuesday 09:30 till 11.30 Parent and Toddler Group
- 16:15 till 18:15 Kumon
- Wednesday 11:30 till 14:00 SA Community Lunch Club
- 20:00 till 22:00 Fellowship Band Rehearsal (3rd Wed of Month)
- Thursday 11:30 till 14:00 SA Community Lunch Club
- 19:00 till 22:00 Senior Choir and Band Rehearsals
- Friday 16:15 till 18:15 Kumon
- 17:00 till18:30 Junior Band and Learners Rehearsals
- Saturday 10:00 till 14:00 Encore Theatre Academy (Term time only)
The Bereavement Group, Kumon and the Encore Theatre Academy are not run by the Salvation Army.
Pre School - Monday to Friday 09:15 till 14:15 (Term time only) see seperate section below
Charlie Greens concert raised £2370 for the Big Collection. Thank you very much Charlie and all who supported.
Weekend of 11th/12th May. A visit by Peterborough S.A. Band. Saturday evening (7pm) tickets £7 - All proceeds in aid of The Big Collection. Sunday 3.30pm free concert.
'The Big Collection' is a national program organanised by the Salvation Army to raise money to help with its social program in the United Kingdom. The things that this program supports include hostels for homeless men and women, addiction rehabilitation centres, old persons homes, food parcels, prison visitation, prisoner rehabilitation programs and prisoner support and missing persons services; for fuller details see the Salvation Army national website. https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk/big-collection
Thursday 18th April 7pm - Maundy Thursday Meditation.
Friday 19th April Good Friday led by Jane Carter
Sunday 21st April Easter Sunday Early service 8 - 8.30am. Morning service 10am. Easter Praise 5pm
Sunday 5th May - St Richards Festival - morning service in Vines Park.
Saturday 18th May Gardening Club plant sale.
Saturday 8th June - ENABLE - where adults with additional needs can meet together to make music. This is the follow up to the Music man workshop, These events introduce children and adults with learning difficulties to the world of music making. Further details will appear here shortly. To see further information on this national initiative fiollow the link to https://www.facebook.com/TheMusicManProject
If you have any unwanted spectacles please hand them to Barbara Kingston. The specs will be sent to Nicaragua to help those in urgent need of corrective eye care
Volunteers are needed to help with the Thursday Lunch Club and Parent and Toddlers group.
Pre-School operates 5 days each week during term time. For further information phone Karen Perry (Manager) on 01905 794179
Mondays 9.15am till 2.15pm
Tuesdays 9.15am till 2.15pm
Wednesdays 9.15am till 2.15pm
Thursdays 9.15am till 2.15pm
Fridays 9.15am till 2.15pm
Each Thursday we operate a Play and Stay event at the WANDS Childrens Centre on the Westlands Estate. Please phone using the above telephone number for further details.
Potting Shed Gardening Club
The club is open to all. Annual membership is £5 and the meeting fee is £2 to cover heat light refreshments etc. Visitors £3.
We meet in the upstairs conference room in the rear building of the Salvation Army on the second Monday of each month at 7.30pm.
Monday Feb 11th with Philip Aubury. The former director of Birmingham Botanical Gardens tells us 'The answer lies in the soil' which covers everything to do with looking after the soil and making good compost.
March 11th. Gardening Guru Reg Moule (BBC and Rowberrys Garden Centre) answers your gardening questions.
Monday 8th April - the big club event. Our special guest Organic Gardening Champion Bob Flowerdew (BBC Radio 4 Gardeners Question Time). This is a ticket only event - Members £5 non-members £9. Bob Flowerdew will present a talk on "The No Work Garden". Get your ticket from the Salvation Army Care and Share shop 12 St. Andrews Street or by phoning 01905 794179
Saturday 18th May - plant sale.
Report by Michelle Day
In the last few months we have had good talks from various professional gardeners and a brilliant evening at Sarah and Davids garden - formerly of Davids Nursery. We had the garden exclusively to ourselves with Sarah and David on hand to answer questions and we enjoyed a piece of cake and tea or coffee to end the evening. It was one of those beautiful summer evenings we've all enjoyed this year with no rain to spoil our visit.
As a group we have grown to 39 members, a far cry from 8 of us on the opening evening. Financially we are keeping afloat and have enough money in our account to announce a very exiting event for next year. Bob Flowerdew who has presented segments on BBC Gardeners World, a regular on Radio 4's Gardeners Question Time, writes for several gardening magazines and was a forerunner in organic gardening is attending in April next year to speak to us! We are all very exited about this and are planning to make it a BIG event. If you would to put the date in your diary it will be Monday 8th April 2019 at 7pm.
As last year, we are going to be displaying a tree in the Christmas Tree Festival at St. Andrews church over the festive period. The church will be open every day for people to go and look and you can vote for your favourite tree.
Care and Share Shop
The Care and Share shop is open from Monday to Saturday. We have a selection of good quality clothes, briq-a-brac and furniture for sale and are always grateful for your similar surplus items. The shop is located in St Andrews Street - for location see the map at the top of the page.
Donations of good quality clothing and bric-a-brac urgently required.
Please contact for further information
Bereavement Support Group
If you have recently suffered a bereavement or are finding it difficult to come to terms with your loss come and join the Bereavment Support Group, people who are in a similar situation to you. The group meets on the second Monday of each month at 10.00am in the Conference room on the first floor of the new building, and on the fourth Monday in the Parish Rooms attached to St. Andrews Church.
Meetings for March
11th at the Salvation Army
25th at the Parish Rooms, St Andrews Church
Bible Study and Prayer Group
The Bible Study and Prayer group will meet at 7.30pm on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month in the Conference Room in the new building. It will not run during school holidays or in December due to the carolling programme. It will start with a Bible Study, the content will be largely based on how we apply the Bible message to our everyday lives and time will be given for prayer at the end of the Bible Study.
Meetings for 2019
Tuesday 12th February Ezekial Gods triumph over evil
Tuesday 26th February Ezekial A vision of restoration
Wednesday 13th March Easter series Lent with Churches Together in Droitwich
Wednesday 20th March Easter series Lent with Churches Together in Droitwich
Wednesday 27th March Easter series Lent with Churches Together in Droitwich
Wednesday 3rd April Easter series Lent with Churches Together in Droitwich
Wednesday 10th April Easter series Lent with Churches Together in Droitwich
Wednesday 17th April Easter series Lent with Churches Together in Droitwich
Tuesday 14th May The Armour of God - A world at war
Tuesday 28th May The Armour of God - The Armour of God
Tuesday 11th June The Armour of God - Combating the enemy lies
Tuesday 25th June The Armour of God - The weapons we fight with
Tuesday 9th July The Armour of God - Fighting the good fight
The Ladiess Fellowship meets at irregular intervals, please keep looking here for details.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday 12th March at 7pm with the theme "Ladies Day ay Ascot"
We thought it would be fun if as many as possible turn up in an "Ascot" type hat or fascinator - there will be a prize for the best 3.
The evening will begin with a "High Tea" - sandwiches, scones with jam and clotted cream, a variety of small cakes and strawberries and cream.
There will be stalls for you to make purchases and a quiz.
We propose to have another Handbag Auction with bids starting at 50p, Please bring along you unwanted handbags for the auction.
If you have a hat or fascinator that you no longer wear and would like to donate it there will be a table for the hats to be shown and purchesed at £2 each. You might get yourself a new hat !!!
We have decided to rest the Clothes swap rail for this event.
The cost for the evening will be £5 and covers the cost of the supper and all hot and cold drinks.
The last meeting was, as usual, fully subscribed so if you would like to attend the thist one get your request in early.
Parent and Toddler Group
Report by Michelle Day
Every Tuesday morning during term time we have a LARGE parent and toddler group! (It is the group that is large, not the parents).Up to 40 parents, grandparents and carers together with 40+ babies and toddlers come along each week to play, cry and laugh and thats just the parents! Seriously though, Chris, Lesley and myself along with Ann, Josie and Margaret in the kitchen build close reationships with parents and children, some of whom are vunerable and need a shoulder to cry on or a listening ear.
We have a snack around 10 o'clock and now need to have 2 sittings as there is not enough room to sit, then we go outside to play, weather permitting. At 11.15 we tidy up and end the morning with a song time.
It is a great bridge between the Toddler group and Pre-school with several children attending the latter because of the relationships that have been built within the group. Many parents have returned to us after having more children and occasionally grandparents who use to bring their own children are now bringing their grandchildren. We do not advertise as we are recommended by parents to their friends but we do have some kind comments on the netmums.com web site which also brings new parents in.
As we are now so busy we could do with some help please. Chris and I get around as many parents as possible, especially those on their own, but sometimes we need to sit with someone for longer and others get missed out. If you could spare even an hour on a Tuesday morning we would be most grateful. The group runs from 9.30 untill 11.30 every Tuesday morning.
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