The Church has a very active social life with activities throughout the week that many members of the community participate in and enjoy. We are the largest voluntary organisation in the village and acknowledge that we are called to provide activities and events for the enrichment of community life.
There is a twice monthly Bible study group.
On Tuesday afternoon there is a Craft group held in the Parish Centre, where people come together to knit and natter. The fruits of their labour is then sold at craft fairs and events in the local area to help raise funds for Church projects.
Wednesday evening there is Friendship Club, this is a group for retired people to meet together. Community transport busses help people to and from the Parish Centre for this much valued night out with friends.
Thursday morning there is our successful Coffee Pop-In. This is a vibrant place for people to meet and chat. There is also a second-hand bring and buy stall with an arrangement of books and clothing as well as other items.
Several times a year we have a ‘Faith Lunch’ where twenty to thirty people can sit down and share a meal on a Sunday lunch time after the main service. The idea of the meal is that we all bring some food along with us and we have the faith that there is enough to go around.
We have a strong and active Social Panel who try to organise at least one social event a month ranging from Skittles nights to Karaoke, quiz nights, murder mystery evenings, beetle drives, horse racing evenings, treasure hunts, darts nights and a big new year party. One of the main events of the year is the Harvest Festival where, following the main Sunday morning service we all share a fine meal together. The Harvest Produce is auctioned off and the proceeds sent to a chosen charity.
All these activities attract members of the community who are not necessarily regular members of our Church congregation. Not only are these events a good source of income for the Church, they are also a strong outreach tool into the community.
We have a team of Pastoral Ministers who play a vital role in our pastoral visiting. These people have been called out by our congregation to carry out this work under the guidance of the Vicar and the Pastoral and Mission Panel.