We are delighted that a number of groups are associated with our church. Brief details of each are as follows:
JUNIOR CHURCH Meets at 9.45am every Sunday except the third Sunday of the month in the church hall. For children of 3+ year’s junior church is a worshipping and learning experience. Based on the Roots program for children’s Christian education includes games, singing, stories, craft activities and prayers. Junior church joins the adult church in time for the Eucharist when the children are blessed and take part in the service. Please contact the Parish Office on 951 8234
HORFIELD YOUNG PEOPLE'S CLUB (Geoff's Club) Meet in the Parish hall – Friday 6.30–8.00 term time only. Aimed at children 6–12 years Horfield Young People’s Club, or Friday Club as it is popularly known, was founded in 1975, when there was an acute shortage of social and recreational facilities for children in the area. Since then around 1000 youngsters have been welcomed to the club. The club has a good range of events and activities, indoor and out, including football, rounders, table tennis, art, craft, board games; whilst some of our social activities try to address the needs of others. Club meets in the parish church hall term-time and newcomers are always welcome – why not bring a friend. Please contact Geoff Stock on 0117 9246550
HORFIELD MEDITATION GROUP meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday @ 7.00pm and 6.30pm respectively for half and hour of silent meditation in the lady chapel in Horfield Church . This means of prayer of the heart brings us closer to God. Silent meditation is a way of leaving behind our worries of the past and our fear of the future by living in the present moment. It brings refreshment and perspective in a busy world increasing our love of God, others and ourselves. No experience is necessary and guidance will be given on the night, just come or contact Fr. Patrick Hine on 0117 9623861.
HORFIELD PARISH CHURCH CHOIR Rehearsal in church – Thursday 8-9pm.
Please contact The Director of Music, Glyn Jenkins 330 0792
Rehearsal in church 7.15-8pm. All children of primary school age are welcome.
Please contact The Director of Music, Glyn Jenkins 330 0792
READING GROUP The group has been in existence since 1998 years and meets every 4 –6 weeks. A wide range of fiction and non fiction is read and discussed. New members are very welcome. Please contact the Yvette Kydd on 0117 944 2195.
TOWER BELLS Sunday Ringing 9.30 – 10am Practice night Monday 7.30pm, beginners 6.30pm. Horfield bells are unique in Bristol – we are the only 5 –bell tower in the area. We enjoy teaching complete beginners of any age, and at present we ring rounds, call changes and simple 5-bell methods. Our bells are light and easy to ring, so this is s perfect place to start. We have a range of social events including an annual Christmas feast, ringing outing(s), branch practices in other Bristol towers, and Jeanne’s amazing annual bell bash. Ringers are famously friendly, so once you can ring you can drop in at any tower throughout Britain and your talents will be snapped up. You can also earn fees for ringing at weddings, which could be a useful supplement to hard-earned pocket money! Ffi click the Tower Bells link, or please contact Jeanne Fairman (Tower secretary) on 0117 924 5499.
DECIBELLS meet every Wednesday 8–10pm in church to play handbells. Please contact Gill Wilding on 0117 924 0864.
WELLY TODDLER GROUP Meet on Monday Mornings 10–11.30am. Ffi please contact Louise on 07788 536768.
HORFIELD WELLY PRE-SCHOOL Meets on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday mornings. Please ring 07837 133925.
105th Rainbows. Please contact Cathryn Leigh on 0117 9083381.
101st Rainbows. Suspended at present as there is no leader
105th Brownies. Please contact Sheila Leaworthy on 0117 9696635.
101st Brownies. Suspended at present as there is no leader
101st meet regularly and have a waiting list of new member. Please contact Sarah Marriott on 0117 9501362.
HORFIELD THEATRE COMPANY 1st, 3rd and 4th Wednesdays, 8 to 10pm and Sunday afternoon/evenings when a production is in progress. The company produces a variety of theatrical and other entertainments including musicals, straight theatre and murder mystery evenings over the course of the year and also introduce workshops to enhance the skills and interests of our members. We welcome new members in all areas of theatre both on and off stage. You can find our contact details at www.horfieldtheatre.co.uk or myself, Phil Hall(Chairman) on (0117) 969 5716. firstname.lastname@example.org
HORFIELD FAMILIES GROUP We are a group of women (and sometimes men) who meet every second Wednesday of the month at 7.45pm in the parish hall. Our meetings include speakers who inform and encourage us to join in different activities. We also enjoy a variety of outside visits. We raise money for a different charity each year. All this gives us s sense of support and companionship. New members are very welcome. Please contact Kate Loveridge on 950 0903. www.horfieldfamiliesgroup.co.uk
JUSTICE AND PEACE GROUP The group meets approximately every 2 months. Its aim is to raise issues of Justice, peace and the care of the environment within the congregation. Recently it has been involved in setting up the traidcraft stall and promoting the Trade Justice campaign. New members and new enthusiasms are always needed. Ffi please contact Phillada Ware on 0117 9241304.
MOTHERS UNION Meet monthly in the church hall with a wide range of invited speakers. New members male or female welcomed or just drop in. Ffi please contact Margaret Moyle 0117 9518234.
The CAFE GROUPS are short, informal gatherings for worship with music, prayers and discussion. They are welcoming and open to all, and end with coffee and cake for those who would like to stay.
The Friday Cafe is for adults caring for babies and young children and is on the first Friday of each month at 10am. in church. Do come along and meet us, and see if this is for you.
The Saturday Cafe is for adults and has more time spent on stillness and reflection and sharing in a peaceful setting. It is on the second Saturday of each month at 10am. in church. You will be very welcome.
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BIBLE STUDY GROUP meet as an informal group for periods as announced in the weekly news sheet either Tuesdays or Wednesdays from 8-9pm.
Please contact Bob Bell on 924 8753 or speak to a churchwarden
There are a number of other groups which either have connections to the Church or which use the Church Hall. If you would like a printed copy of the 2010 Directory of Parish Groups, they are available either at the back of the Church or by contacting the Parish Office.