Social & Community

We have some great space at Gracious Street and we do our best to use it to good advantage. Alongside hiring it out for external events (speak with Bill or Dot Rodham (01423 865846) if you are interested in this), we host a number of events throughout the year.

As part of our commitment to the community we have a Changing Places Toilet. Changing Places toilets are different to standard disabled toilets with extra features and more space to meet the needs of people with profound and multiple learning disabilities, as well as other serious impairments.

Additionally, our church community organises such a wide range of activities that it is impossible to list them all here. Hopefully however, the following will give you a flavour of what goes on at Gracious Street:

The Bridge Coffee Bar is open daily (see advertising for full details) and is a great place to meet up with friends. There are various interest groups meeting here monthly which include Book Clubs, Chatty Crafts and the Piano Bar and at different times of the year exhibitions are held.  For further information about the Bridge please click here.

There are a wide variety of weekly groups that meet in the Bridge or other parts of the Centre on Gracious Street, each with different programmes and purposes.

We also host CAMEO (Come And Meet Each Other) which meets on the first and third Monday of each month between September and June at 7pm with a variety of guest speakers. Please contact Janet Smith on 01423 860131 for more details.

The ever popular Lunch Link is primarily for elderly people living alone and gives the opportunity to enjoy a meal together – please contact Pauline Murray if you are interested on 01423 863188.

We have our Tuesday Fellowship group which meets at 2pm and provides a social setting and guest speaker for the attendees - please contact Josie Burdon 01423 862568 for more information.

The Men’s Breakfast takes place on the first Saturday of the month. A range of external speakers are engaged and it is a great way to start the weekend - please contact Alan Middleton on 01423 863780 for more details).

Specific events are organised where church and wider community meet together – for example we are actively engaged in the FEVA Festival, have held Toilet Twinning days (!) and host charity stalls on Market days in support of Fairtrade and other groups.

These are all excellent ways to meet new people and spend time with friends.