Activities

We have a variety of other smaller groups that meet either fortnightly or monthly for a particular purpose. Although currently mainly made up of people from the church, they are completely open for anyone to join in. They are informal and relaxed, and a testament to the fact that we are all very different – we stress the importance of not trying to do them all! Please get in touch (see Contact Us) for more details, but here is a quick taster:BOOK GROUPA monthly gathering of those who enjoy more in-depth reading and rigorous discussion! Often theological in nature, this is where ‘big questions’ are asked and difficult matters of faith wrestled with. Above all it is a safe space where friends are free to say anything in the knowledge that it will be met with acceptance and respect.MEDITATIVE PRAYER GROUPA small fortnightly group who enjoy the opportunity to delve in to a quieter form of prayer. Words are great, but can get in the way; so although a few carefully chosen reflections are spoken, much of the evening involves seeking God in the silence. There is also an opportunity to share with one another, and of course tea and biscuits!

Regular Activities

There are a selection of pictures from many of these activities on the Pictures tab – so you can see how much fun we have there!

 

A group of between 10 – 20 people of a variety of ages meet in the Small Hall at 7.30pm on Tuesdays. This group is a mixture of members of the congregation, other groups who use the chapel, and local  residents and visitors. Our aim is to provide a mid-week social activity where people can meet and get to know one another as well as share in a particular activity.
The evenings are usually a mixture of:

  • Discussions – an informal presentation of a current issue followed by open discussion.
  • Film Nights – an opportunity to watch a film together. A mixture of contemporary, classic, foreign, and family movies. Sometimes with a brief time of feedback at the end.
  • Games/Craft/Quiz nights

Usually once in the three month period we share a meal or have a celebration party. These are often linked to a seasonal festival; Christmas, Burns Night, Halloween, Harvest, Winter Carnivale – to mention a few! These are particularly popular with children and families.Come along and join us. If transport is a problem we have people who can help.

  We have a variety of other smaller groups that meet either fortnightly or monthly for a particular purpose. Although currently mainly made up of people from the church, they are completely open for anyone to join in. They are informal and relaxed, and a testament to the fact that we are all very different – we stress the importance of not trying to do them all! Please get in touch (see Contact Us) for more details, but here is a quick taster:

BOOK GROUP

A monthly gathering of those who enjoy more in-depth reading and rigorous discussion! Often theological in nature, this is where ‘big questions’ are asked and difficult matters of faith wrestled with. Above all it is a safe space where friends are free to say anything in the knowledge that it will be met with acceptance and respect.

MEDITATIVE PRAYER GROUP

A small fortnightly group who enjoy the opportunity to delve in to a quieter form of prayer. Words are great, but can get in the way; so although a few carefully chosen reflections are spoken, much of the evening involves seeking God in the silence. There is also an opportunity to share with one another, and of course tea and biscuits!

ORGANISED WALKS

Walks are on the first Saturday of the month, usually meeting at 9.30am in the church car park. Please tell Lorna if you are coming (225 3835) then we can arrange enough cars, and possibly tailor the length and intensity of the walk accordingly. Most are suitable for children 8yrs and above.

Remember to make sure you have suitable walking shoes, clothing to cope with wind and rain, and a packed lunch!

O&A is a community-based adult education organisation based in South Manchester (mainly in Fallowfield, Rusholme and Withington) which provides a varied programme of leisure classes for adults.

O&A is based at Union Chapel and the church has always been an invaluable supporter of the project with several members of the church making a significant contribution to the development and running of O&A over the years.

Click here to link to the O&A website and download the latest brochure from there.

 

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