We are delighted to have a wide range of groups which enrich our church community
There is always opportunity to get involved with our church groups. Simply reach out to the co-ordinator listed below for more information.
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The Flower Team is a friendly, sociable group which create and look after flower displays in the church. We work in groups of three, which change weekly so you soon get to know everyone. A ‘turn’ comes about every 6 -8 weeks. We arrange the flowers in church usually on Fridays, but this can be Saturdays, except for Lent and Advent when there are no flowers. All the group comes together for Christmas, Easter, Harvest and the summer fair (and a Christmas or summer party). Experience is not necessary as beginners are supported with the more experienced.
ST MARY'S SCRUBBERS
Contact: Jenny Kelly
The St Mary’s Scrubbers help keep the church clean and welcoming. We work in groups of four, with each group meeting up every five weeks for one to one and a half hours, choosing the day and time that suits them. We always welcome more offers of help, especially some younger members! There is no gender barrier and we have some great men also helping.
THE ECO GROUP
Contact: Diana Wells
The group raises awareness of environmental and sustainability issues relating to our stewardship of the world by monitoring the care of the churchyard, the Garden of Remembrance and the Oak Lane Cemetery as well as the church’s buildings. The group advises on the use of fair-trade refreshments at meetings and events, sustainable energy suppliers and rubbish disposal, and runs the monthly Traidcraft stall selling organic and fair-trade goods throughout the year and especially at Christmas and Easter. St Mary’s is a Fair Trade Church and is working towards meeting the Eco Church criteria.