Groups & Regular Events
We've got a lot going on ordinarily across the parish from gardening to breakfasts, film nights, walking, singing and a whole host of things to get involved and join with. Here are just a few things (you can also see what's on in the parish calendar)
The parish choir
We have a wonderful musical tradition and amazing Parish Choir. A great group of people from all ages who lead us musically on a Sunday morning. We have sung evensongs and other services and events that the choir are involved in. If you'd like to join the choir or get involved in the choir, get in touch with Michael, our Rector.
The choir meets for practice every Friday at St John's Church from 7.15pm to 8.15pm.
If you need more details about anything that goes on in the parish, get in touch with the Parish Office for more details - email@example.com
Toddler Group meets in the Lounge at St Alban’s church on Monday mornings at 10.00am during term time. This welcoming group is a place for parents, grandparents and carers to bring babies, toddlers and preschool children. With lots of toys, singing and fun and games we enjoy coming together.
Tea & Chat @ St John's on the 1st Tuesday of the month at 2.30pm for everyone. Company, a cuppa and cake! All welcome.
A Said Holy Communion service at 7pm that lasts about 35 minutes held in the chapel.
Little Treasures meets at 9am - 11am in term time at St Francis Church. A welcoming group for parents, grandparents, carers and their pre-school children. Lots of toys, space and company!
Parish Coffee Morning at St Luke’s Church on Thursday after the short communion service (the service is at 10am in the chapel to the front right of the church). Come and join us for coffee, tea and cake, it’s a great social gathering and newcomers are more than welcome! The service is usually finished at 10.30/40am.
Choir at St John's. Choir practice takes place in the Church and Church Room at St John's at 7.15pm for an hour. Our choir are an integral part of parish life and are always on the look out for new members. Please get in touch if you’re interested in finding out more!
Throughout the Month
Sanctuary Kids is our name for everything for children, parents and carers. We have a varied programme across the week and month. See the separate menu for full details. You can always get in touch with Dave, our Children and Families Minister for full details: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Community Breakfast takes place once a month at St Luke's Church on the second Saturday of each month. On offer is cereal, a cooked breakfast, toast, jams and other goodies! It's breakfast for everyone - young and older from 8.30am - 10am. In particular we welcome families and youngsters!
Film Night takes place once a month in the Lounge at St Alban’s. We vary the dates so everyone has a chance of coming along and enjoying a film on a big screen with surround sound. Feel free to bring treats to eat and drink – even something stronger to drink if you wish! Keep an eye on our social media and website for upcoming dates and film titles.
Games Club takes place twice a month in the Church Room at St John's. A small group that play strategic board games. All are welcome. Get in touch for the dates.
Our parish is always looking at ways to engage with the larger community and over the course of the year, we lay on events which reach out to the broader community.
St John’s Christmas Market is a staple in the local calendar, centring around St John’s Church and Moordown St John’s school. This family focused Christmas market has stalls, food and traditional market games for those looking to get into the Christmas spirit. This market is open to everyone!
Indoor Christmas Market at St Luke’s looks to invite local independent traders of artisan gifts, food and drink. A huge success since 2019 with professional stall holders selling produce ranging from coffee and gin to handmade jewellery which is set to the backdrop of choirs and musicians entertaining visitors throughout the day.
Christmas Tree Festival at St Luke’s takes place in the main body of the church each December. Real trees are sponsored and decorated by individuals and local organisations. Wonderful, seasonal lighting and effects are provided by Martin Jennings with a life-size crib scene. An amazing festival open to all, with no entry charge, the Christmas Tree Festival is open until just before Christmas. Visit www.festivalofchristmas.org for more details nearer the time.