We have a variety of groups which meet during the week and are listed below. Everyone is welcome to join in.
A most enjoyable atmosphere exists for 2 hours from 10.30 to 12.30 on Thursday mornings while keeping the mind active. The proceeds of the small weekly charge goes entirely to church funds. During 2015 the stability of the group has benefitted from several new members replacing one or two who stepped down for health or change of address reasons. We miss those who have left us and welcome the new members, which gives us 11 regulars, which ensures the ability to fill 2 tables with spares taking turns as required. Our number is made up of some of our own church members, 3 from Coythorne church, 3 local residents and 1 from Wellow. One or two more newcomers would be an asset to fill a third table We hope and increasing general interest in Bridge playing may encourage people to have ago and come and learn.
EXERCISE GROUP & COFFEE
From 9 – 10 a.m. Kathy Read leads an Exercise Group, costing £4 a session. This is well supported but there is always room for a couple more.
The Wednesday Exercise Group is followed at 10 a.m. by Coffee Time. This is a friendly group, open to everyone. If you have an hour to spare or are feeling lonely, you would be very welcome. During the 2015 we also had a few social events. This year there have been two boat trips on the Alison MacGregor from Hythe and a mini bus trip to the sea. Eve kindly invited us to a coffee morning with a bring & buy in her garden in Woodlands Road. We’ve also been our for lunch several times during the year, and had a Christmas meal at Le Chanteclerc at Cadnam.During the year we have a monthly bring & buy for charity, which raised £250 for DEBRA and the Gift of Sight.
ST ANNE'S FELLOWSHIP
"St Anne’s Fellowship is a friendly social group that meets on the second Monday evening of each month at St Anne’s Church, Calmore, Totton. There are a variety of speakers, events, outings and social evenings during the year to suit a wide range of interests. Although they meet in the Church, you don’t have to be a church member to attend. Anyone who would like to join in any of the events, either as a member or a visitor, will be made welcome. It costs £2 a meeting for visitors, but members pay a once a year fee of £5, and monthly entrance fee of £1.50. If you would like any further information, please phone Val on 02380 862522".
The choir practice is on Thursday at 7.15p.m. The Choir leads the singing during worship and in supporting fund raising events. Anyone who can sing a tune, enjoys singing and likes a challenge is welcome to join us and should approach the Vicaror a member of the choir to express their interest. Reading music is not a requirement but does help.
Meets Mondays at 10.00am. In response to a general feeling that members would like to feel more confident when speaking French we currently spend the first half-hour just talking. We then move on to read our magazine which covers a very wide range of topics about France and French life, including tourism, history, politics,the arts and many of the subjects which French people are concerned about. It’s surprising how often these are the same things which concern people here in the UK!
Meets Tuesdays at 2.00pm. The group started in 2015 and there are six students now. Students are of mixed ability but we manage to help each other and they are making excellent progress in conversation, reading and writing. We use a text book for basic grammar and exercises. We are introducing the tenses - writing and speaking about the past and present. Each student writes a few sentences about 'Last Week' for homework, which must be in the past definite (preterite). The most important thing .... we always have a good laugh!!!