We have a variety of groups which meet during the week and are listed below. Everyone is welcome to join in.
Small groups are an ideal opportunity to get to know people better in a safe and loving environment and to encourage one another as we travel on our Christian journey together. We currently have two regular Home Groups, meeting monthly throughout the year, studying the Pilgrim Course. The Totton Team Lent Groups are held in the weeks before Easter each year, which challenge us in our Christian faith as we look outwards into the community.
An Alpha Course is held each September for 10 weeks, which includes an away day by the seaside, provides a chance to chat over a meal and think about the Christian faith. No experience necessary! Do come if you haven’t been on one and bring a friend.
Alpha Course 2018 St Wins @ AFC Totton 27 Sept at 7.00 pm for 10 weeks
With an Away Day on Sat 9 Nov – 9.00 am-6.00 pm
Each session will start with a meal, followed by a talk and small group discussion.
Once a month on Monday. Open to all aged 11 to 16. We are exploring together what the Christian faith is about and how this affects us in our daily lives – with pizza and ice cream, of course LUNCH CLUB
For those who would value some company to go out for a meal with. We frequent local pubs, garden centres, coffee shops and meet on the 3rd Wednesday of each month at 12.30pm. See ‘dates for your diary’ for locations.
(Sunday School children and Toddlers aged to 10) meets in the Church Room during the main part of the service (except at an ‘Alternative Service’). Our children and their leaders leave during the first hymn, rejoining for Holy Communion.
Meets on the last Sunday of each month at 2.00pm. See the What's On link for details. 2015 was an eventful year exploring new tracks, new ideas and new experiences. Always up for wild and zany walking experiences, our group welcomes new members of all abilities, and maybe, maybe we'll get some lung busting walks in 2016! Keep walking!!
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".
PRAYER FOR THE COMMUNITY
The Calmore "Prayer for the Community Group" was formed several years ago, at the time of the nationwide evangelical outreach HOPE08, whose aim was to demonstrate God's love practically and prayerfully. Our membership is around 10. We meet on the third Monday of the month, and represent four different churches in the district. Through Bible meditation, discussion and prayer we're made aware of current issues in our neighbourhoods; can pray together for individuals in need; are strengthened in our own faith as we enjoy fellowship together; and can praise God for His blessings of answered prayer. If you would like to join us, please ask Mary Boakfor further details.
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.
2015 started with 6 children, who attended regularly and enjoyed a variety of singing and continued to learn to play the hand bells. We enjoyed singing on a Thursday evening 6.00pm,, learning new songs and working towards the first level of the RSCM award which is the white level. We have 11 members now and a warm welcome awaits children who would like to come and join us.
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!!!
During 2015, Saint Anne’s supporters have continued to donate food gifts to be taken to the Totton Basics Bank based in Testwood Baptist Church. As a church we have regularly donated goods and respond positively at Easter and Christmas. This last Christmas the choir production of Stargazers, the Collection from Christmas Day’s service and the collection taken at the Churches Together in Totton and the Forest Edge AGM service resulted in nearly three hundred Pounds being passed on to the Bank along with bags of groceries collected at the concerts, the support continued in January, normally a quiet time for donations but a month in which the demand continues.