What's on in the week

Enjoy spending time with us...

One of the signs that we are a friendly and welcoming church family is that we have a lot of mid-week activities.  We invite you to join us at one or more of the following.  For details of our children and families, and youth activities, please see Children and Youth.

4U Community Café

The 4U Community Café is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays from 9.30am to 1.00pm.  You can find us in St. David's Church Hall on Eastern Avenue South, NN2 7QB.  If you haven't been inside our building before, the hall door is the one in the car park.  The Café provides a central hub for local residents and offers good quality food and drink as well as a safe environment for families and people of all ages to meet.  The Café is a not-for-profit project run by local volunteers and is part of a nationwide project called 'The Real Junk Food Project'.  We reclaim food from the local supermarkets that would otherwise go to waste.  The Café operates a 'pay as you feel' policy which means that you can come and eat good healthy food for a donation of your choice.  We serve a cooked breakfast and a varied menu of hot dinners.

The 4U Community Café also aims to promote friendly and social activities such as Knit & Natter (11am - 4th Tuesdays), Carpet Bowls Club (Saturdays) and a monthly two course Community Lunch (12 Noon - 2nd Wednesdays).

If you are interested in volunteering in our Café or want to find out more about us, please contact Judy Whitmore on 07753 175147.

Carpet Bowls

Carpet bowls is played in St. David's Church Hall alongside the 4U Community Café on Wednesday afternoons from 2 pm.  Why not come along and have a go?  All ages and abilities are welcome.

We are currently looking for members to join an afternoon bowls group.  If you are interested or would like to know more, please contact Revd Rachel Hetherington, our team vicar, on 01604 717005.

​Community Lunch

Our monthly ​Luncheon Club ​comes together on the second Wednesday of the month to share in a time of friendship and good food.  We meet in the ​4U Community Café ​at St. David's Church Hall from 12 noon and start with a hymn and a prayer - then out comes the food freshly prepared by Mandy and served by a small team of volunteers.  For a £5 donation, you can enjoy a really good two-course lunch with a choice of tea or coffee to follow.  It is fun and friendly and feels very much part of the church community.  You don't have to go to church to enjoy coming to the community lunch, as around half of those who come are not usually involved in Sunday worship.  It is a great place to bring newcomers to the church as everyone is truly welcome.

If you wish, you can join us a little earlier, at 11.15am, for a simple said service of Holy Communion in the church.

For more details, please call Mandy Bentley on 01604 845211.

Please note:  ​We meet every month except August.  For the date of our next lunch, please see the Church Calendar on the main What's on page.

Knit & Natter

If you like to knit, crochet or sew, or you like to sit and chat, you will enjoy our Knit & Natter group which usually meets on the fourth Tuesday of the month at 11am in the 4U Community Café​ in St. David's Church Hall.  We pause for a freshly cooked two-course lunch, costing £5, at about 12 noon.

Bring your own knitting or join with others to knit blanket squares or baby items for a local charity.

For more details, please call Judy Whitmore on 07753 175147.

Please note:  ​We usually meet January to November.  For the date of our next gathering, please see our Church Calendar.

​Taste and see that the Lord is good.
Psalm 34:8 (NRSV)

St. Mark's Luncheon Club

On the first Thursday of each month we meet at the Whitehills pub for a good catch up over a leisurely lunch.  If you would like to join us, please call Liz and Bill May on 01604 844565 to let them know so that we can include you in our table booking.  If you need a lift, we can arrange this for you.

 

Mothers' Union

The Mothers' Union ​is an international Christian charity which aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action by prayer, campaigns, projects, promotion of a stable family life and is made up of members across the world.

Mothers' Union was founded in 1876 by Mary Sumner, the wife of the vicar at Old Arlesford in Hampshire.  Sixteen years later, on 26th April 1892, the first meeting of the Kingsthorpe branch of the Mothers' Union was held in the infant school in Kingsthorpe Village.  Its members have been involved in many projects over the years encompassing the Church and the Deanery.  Although the times have changed we are still involved with the life of the church and wider community.  The branch continues to thrive and includes members from all three churches in the parish - St David, St John the Baptist and St Mark.

We are a very active branch and aim to be an active presence and support all the three churches activities.  Our aim as a branch is to provide friendship, fellowship and fun, supporting each other in times of adversity as well as joy and following the aims and objectives of Mothers' Union.

Our aim as a branch is to find friendship, fellowship and fun, supporting each other in times of adversity as well as supporting the aims and objectives of the Mothers' Union.

 

 

 

 

 

We meet on the first Tuesday of the month, starting at 2pm, and on the second Thursday of the month, starting at 7.30pm, usually in the Chapter House at St. John the Baptist church.  We do move around the three churches for different activities on occasions so please do check our programme and the monthly What's On to confirm where we are meeting.  Occasionally we have to move the Thursday evening meeting when the first Tuesday and second Thursday fall in the same week.

Prayer meetings are held once a month usually on the third Tuesday in the afternoon at 3pm at a member's house.  This can vary depending on the time of the year and we do not meet in January but continue our personal prayers at home.

For more details, please call Ruth Gould on 01604 846508.

For a copy of our 2018 Programme, please follow this LINK.

For more information on the Mothers' Union, please follow this LINK.

Please note:  ​We meet every month except August.  For the date and location of our next meeting, please see the Church Calendar on the main What's on page.

 

What does the Lord require of you?
​To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
Micah 6:8 (NIV)

Village Coffee Stop

Open every Wednesday (term time only) in the Chapter House of St John the Baptist.  8.15 am until 12 noon.

All welcome for coffee, tea, pastries ....take away or stay.  No charge but donations welcome.