We have a number of different community groups that meet throughout the week at different times and for different purposes. All of our community groups are here to provide opportunities for people to share in fellowship together whilst being introduced to the Good News of Jesus Christ.
: third Saturday of each month
: 3pm - 5pm
: Lounge (off the church hall)
Come and Meet Each Other in the hall. CAMEO is a great chance to get together and meet new people for an afternoon of fun and friendship. This community group meets on the third Saturday of each month. There is often a guest speaker.
When: every Tuesday
Time: 12.30pm to 2pm
Where: church hall
Every Tuesday we have a Lunch Club that gathers to share a meal together. The meal consists of 2 courses followed by tea or coffee afterwards. This is a fantastic community made up of primarily elderly people who enjoy a time of fellowship and food together. Once a month we have a service directly before lunch club during which there is opportunity to sing hymns, pray and listen to a short talk.
When: Saturdays every few months
The primary purpose of St Patrick’s Tigers is to take part in the 5K run/jog/walk matches against other local churches. These are held roughly every couple of months at one of the local parkruns. Please see this churchrunner.co.uk for details of the next match.
If you would like to give a 5K run a go, please do join us. This doesn’t have to be at a match. Members of St Patrick’s run most weeks; our most popular location is Roundshaw Downs. Most of the courses are a couple of laps (so you can stop half-way) and it’s OK to walk some of the way. Alternatively, parkrun is always looking for help with marshaling etc.
In order to take part it is essential that you register with parkrun – you can list St Patrick’s Tigers as your running club, if you wish. If you are running on one of the competition days, please let the church office know!
Please note that St Patrick’s Tigers is different from the other activities listed as it is not an activity run by the church. This means that St Patrick’s safeguarding policies do not apply and parents remain responsible for their children; please note parkrun’s requirements which include that under 11s must be accompanied by an adult.
* Due to Covid-19 TGI's is running differently. There is no creche at present with each adult being responsible for their own children. There are toys for them to play with and refreshments for the adults. During the summer holidays we meet in different local parks. Check the Facebook page or with Helen to confirm the location for that week.
When: every Thursday in termtime
Time: 9.45am to 11.00am
Thank God It's Thursday (TGI Thursday for short) is a group for mums meeting every week during term time - it's a chance for mums to have a bit of a break. TGI is a great opportunity to meet with others to have some time out from the busyness of every day life. There is a varied programme of activities each term including guest speakers, craft mornings, tasting and lots more. There is always time to relax and have a chat over a cup of tea or coffee.
There's a fully staffed creche - you can leave your children there, or join them in the creche for as much of the session as you want.
: first Sunday of the month
: 4pm - 5.30pm
: church building
Here at St. Pat's we have a passion for our Church, for our faith in Jesus, and for our community. These three things lie at the forefront of all we do. Nonetheless, when recently appraising those values, we realised that we had no current provision for ministry tailored to those living with learning disabilities or difficulties within the parish.
Together with a small team who have a variety of skills in the special needs sector, we have come up with an exciting new service called Worship Club. The format will particularly enable those with learning disabilities, but ultimately we believe will appeal to everyone. We aim to be a church that welcomes All people, where they can belong, be involved, and are befriended and inspired. Through a wonderful mix of song, music, drama, dance, puppetry, Bible stories and craft, our aim is to help everyone know more about Jesus.
After each service there will be refreshments for everybody, and we hope that during this time people can chat, make friends and relax in a comfortable and welcoming environment. There is no cost and no commitment.
Worship Club will then run on the FIRST Sunday of each month between 4.00 - 5.00pm, starting in November 2019. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like more information or have any questions.