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. We are very friendly and love to welcome newcomers. Regular groups are listed below but look out for occasional gatherings and one-offs.

Some groups are continuing to meet through Zoom or in a more limited way than normal, but many are currently closed because of Covid restrictions. 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.

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.

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

Kids4Christ
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

YPF
Young People’s Fellowship (YPF) is aimed at children in school years 7 to 11. We have been meeting on Zoom but we are now back in the Lighthouse, meeting 7pm-8.30pm in term time. We play games, eat snacks, learn from the Bible and pray for each other. Regular social events are organised.

CHAOS
CHAOS (“Church And Other Stuff”) 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 every 4th Saturday in the 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.

Café Hope and Annexe Café
Café 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! Annexe Café meets when Café Hope is not open so that there is always a Café on Tuesdays.

Crafty Christians
Make friends and do something creative!

Monday Club
Meets on the 1st and 3rd Mondays in the 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.

Music

Last but not least, there is Bell Ringing group; and there is a Church Choir, and an instrumental / singing Music Group, which take part in our church services.

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