The ‘CIA youth group is an informal meeting open to teenagers aged 14+ (year 10 and above). We meet at The Cellar, St Mary’s Hawkshaw on a Monday at 7:30-9pm during term time.
The aim of the group is to provide a safe, relaxed, and fun environment in which we can chat comfortably and explore issues that are important to us, taking guidance from our Christian faith to help us along the way. You won’t find anything too heavy here – just a chilled out place to talk about whatever’s on your mind, and ask any questions you want.
There is no fixed running order to the youth group – we get together, have a brew, eat pizza and cake, play on the pool table, air hockey, table tennis table, table football, play games in the church or football outside in the school playground. What we talk about is up to the guest speaker who comes and speaks to youth group for 20 mins at the end. What’s important to us is that young people feel empowered by God’s love.
The youth group is run by Danny our qualified church youth worker and team of DBS checked Volunteers.
For more info please contact Danny on firstname.lastname@example.org
We’d love to see you there!
OPEN TO ALL WITH TODDLERS
See and Know is a parents, carers and toddlers group. We meet on a Monday and Tuesday morning during term time. There is a warm and friendly atmosphere. There is a structured approach including free play, Bible based story time, songs and crafts. Refreshments including juice, tea, coffee and cake are all available.
We meet from 9.30am – 11.30am on Mondays and Tuesdays. £1.50 for one adult and 50p for any additional adults attending.
The Church Amble is a shorter walk, or amble, on the fourth Thursday of each month starting at 10.30am and meeting on Woodhey Road. This is for people who like to get out into the countryside and fresh air, but enjoy a less energetic walk – two to three miles. There is usually a coffee break during the walk and finishing with a pub lunch.
These occasions are very friendly and sociable.
For those who enjoy singing
A choir of about fifteen members meets on most Thursdays at 7.30pm to prepare for the music in Sunday morning services and for some evening services, particularly in connection with the special seasons of Advent, Christmas, Passiontide and Easter. No particular qualifications are required other than a love of singing and a commitment to the worship of the Church.
A PLACE TO HANG OUT WITH YOUR FRIENDS
Juniors meet each Friday evening between 6.00pm and 7.15pm. This group is for children in school years 3 to 6 and weekly subs are 70p.
There is a tuck shop selling sweets and crisps and children are limited to a maximum of 30p.
The leaders and children play games, learn crafts, take part in quizzes and occasionally cook. Each week is run on a theme and a bible story is told or acted out.
There are occasional trips out and we like to take advantage of the good weather by having outside activities.
The aim is to learn about the Bible in a fun setting with friends.
Friday Fun for children (4 – 7 year olds)
Friday evening fun
The Minis Group is for children who are 4 to 7 yrs old (Reception to Year 2). This group meets between 6pm and 7.15pm in school term time. The Minis meet to enjoy games, craft activities, think about a Bible story and have fun.
Nexus is a once month Ecumenical youth event for ages 11+, usually on the last Friday of each month. The event moves around the local churches. The evening is action packed with fun, games, creative zones, food and refreshments, whilst engaging in lively worship, engaging gospel talks and group discussions.
Special times of prayer
IT’S GOOD TO TALK
Many Christians struggle with prayer; many Christians feel guilty about their own prayers. Yet prayer is an amazing privilege. In prayer we get to talk to the Creator of the Universe; we get to talk to God. Most important people in the world never talk to me or would not answer the phone if we called. The Prime Minister never talks to us, yet God does.
Prayer very simply is communication with God. In the words of an old B.T. advert, “it is good to talk.” We do not have to use clever language or old fashioned words; we just need to be real and be open to what God will say to us.
Within the church there are two special times of prayer.
We meet every week, on Sundays, at 8.45 or 9.30am for about 40 minutes, before Sunday worship.
We meet every second Monday at 7.30pm for about an hour.
These times are open to everyone, and any situation, personal or bigger, can be the focus for prayer.