Groups and Activities

Food and friendship at St Mary's Weaverham
Many activities seem to involve food!

St. Mary’s normally has many groups and activities taking place. We are very friendly and love to welcome newcomers. Regular groups are listed below but look out for occasional gatherings and one-offs!

Please see “This Week” for current information or contact the Church office to be put in touch with group leaders and latest information for any group you are considering joining.

Note: some groups are continuing to meet through teleconferencing but many are currently closed because of Covid restrictions.

Groups for children, young people and families

Sticky Fingers
Toddlers group that runs every Monday 10-11.30am during term time a chance to come together, let the kids, crawl, play, draw, paint and build and have fun.

Meets during the 10.30am Sunday morning service for 0-3 year olds and their carers.

Our regular Sunday School, meets during the 10.30am Sunday morning service, ages range from 4-14yrs.

YPF and families enjoying river activities
YPF and families enjoying river activities

Young People’s Fellowship (YPF) is aimed at children in school years 7 to 11 and we continue to meet on Zoom, 7-8pm most Sundays. In normal times we meet 7pm-8.30pm in the Lighthouse Annexe in term time. We play games, eat snacks, drink hot chocolate, learn from the Bible and pray for each other. Regular social events are organised.

CHAOS is the Weaverham version of “Messy Church”, open to everyone (not just families) with arts and crafts, games, messy stuff, man shed and food. For the CHAOS Facebook page, click here

All Age Service
First Sunday of the month at 10.30. Informal worship and enjoyable activities for all age groups – bring the whole family!

Groups and activities for adults

Home Groups
A great way to learn more about the Bible and our faith, how to put it into action and be a support / be supported through being in a small group. We have a good number of Home Groups who meet around the village on different days, times and places.

Rambling Group
Meets outside church on a Saturday once a month.

Upcycling Shed
Meets on Thursdays 9.30-12.30 in the Lighthouse Annexe. Bring your project or join in with a range of projects on the go. Lots of equipment (the lathe is very popular!), hot drinks and biscuits.

Knitting & Nattering
Meets first Friday of each month at 7.30pm. Bring your knitting, crochet, sewing – or just yourself! We eat cake, drink tea of coffee and do a lot of nattering.

Mothers’ Union
The Mothers’ Union is a world-wide organisation seeking to uphold marriage and family life. It has branches that meet in churches up and down the country. Our friendly group meets most 2nd Thursdays at 7.30pm, with a variety of speakers, in the Lighthouse. We have links with South African church and also have special events running throughout the year. We always welcome new members.

Lunch at the Lighthouse
This happens every other Wednesday from 12.00. There is a carvery style, two course lunch for £6.00, and ‘take-aways’ of any left over meals. Why not come and join in – good food, good company and no washing up!

Men’s Society
Meets every first Monday of the Month for a speaker and fellowship. We have social events, summer bowling events and a good meal at Christmas.

Men’s Breakfasts/Meals
Every other month on a Saturday morning we have a men’s breakfast with an interesting speaker and a full English. Also every other month the men get out for a meal together, maybe curry or Chinese.

Cafe Hope
Meets on Tuesdays 10-12 in the Lighthouse in term time. Have a hot drink and a snack and help put the world to rights!

Monday Club
Meetings a couple of Mondays a month at 2pm in the Lighthouse Annexe, with quizzes and games, tea, coffee and cake.

Kings Coffee House
Kings is a time for people with special needs to get together and enjoy music, games, jigsaws, etc. with hot drinks and doughnuts. Usually meets on two Tuesdays a month, at 6.30pm in the Lighthouse.

The Lighthouse centre
Many activities take place in the Lighthouse opposite the church