Activities and groups

During the week we support the following activities:

Prayer Times every Monday from 9.30am – 10.00am we meet to hold our world, the Church and people we know before God. This is usually done in silence and in stillness, a bit like a Quaker meeting. On Wednesday mornings at 9.00am, on the second and fourth Wednesdays we meet with friends from our SNPC churches and say morning prayers with bible readings (the first, third and fifth Wednesdays are at St Benedict’s West Hunsbury)

Breakfast Club on alternate Sundays 9.30am – 10.30am is an outreach to encourage friendship and connections with those who live more locally

Lunch Club for the elderly every Monday provides a two course hot lunch as well as space just for the elderly to get together and chat

Youth Zone for younger teenagers meets every Friday evening in the Youth and Community Hall at 7.00pm for youth activities largely based round sports

Kaleidoscope our children’s church, for younger children meets during the morning service. Often just at the back of the worship space and sometimes in the Abbey Centre itself

Babies and Tots group meets most Wednesdays in the Youth and Community Hall offering space for parents and carers to come with their little ones and meet others in a warm and welcoming environment

Well-Being recognising the importance of mental health in the wider community we open the chapel on a Friday afternoon from 2.00pm – 4.00pm. The first Friday is ‘Singing for Well-being’, the second is ‘Relaxation & Meditation’, the third a Well-being cafe space, and the fourth is an informal conversation time focusing on reminiscence and nostalgia for those with memory loss.

Bible Study Most Sunday evenings from 6.00pm – 7.30pm we hold a bible study. This is usually held at someone’s home address. The aim of this study session is to provide space for discussion and reflection on the stories and messages from the bible and to explore how these can have meaning for us in our lives today.

SNPC events – we are part of a partnership of churches in South Northampton along with St Benedict’s C of E Church (based in Hunsbury) and Towcester Road Methodist Church (based in Far Cotton). Below is an outline of the shared SNPC events for 2020.

Title Event ( name and nature of event )  Days and times  Venue

Toddler – very young family 

 

Tots and Toddlers – time for under 5s with parent for play and brief prayer time  Wednesday  1.30-3.00 term time.  St Benedict’s Church/Hall
Babies & Tots time for under 5s with parents/carers 1st, 3rd & 4th 5th  Wednesday in term time 9.30 – 11.30   Abbey Centre Youth Hall 
Youth work Youth Zone – For boys 11-18, largely games Friday in term time 7.00 – 9.00pm Abbey Centre Youth Hall

Uniformed organisations 

Rainbows, Brownies, Guides  Tuesday 4.30, 6.00, 7.30  St Benedict’s Church/Hall
Boys Brigade  (ages 5-18) Activities, fun and faith  Wednesday in term time (5-8 yrs  6.00) 

(8-11 yrs  6.15)   

(11-18 yrs  7.00) 

Towcester Road Methodist Church Hall 
Guides  Tuesday 6.30  Towcester Road Methodist Church Hall

Bible Study

Study Time led by pastor– exploring different biblical topics and passages Sunday 6.00 – 7.30pm

(Separate details for dates ACBC)

Abbey Centre Chapel (summer) 

Winter – home 

Bible study  Monday (2nd 4th rd) 2.15   Towcester Road Methodist Church Hall
Bible study  Thursday 9.30  St Benedict’s 

Prayer meeting 

Silent Prayer – contemplative and reflective prayer Monday 9.30 – 10.00

 

Abbey Centre Chapel
Charismatic and Ecumenical Prayer Group Monday at 7.30-9.00 pm except bank holidays  Sts Francis and Therese Church/Hall

Shared eating/coffee  events!  

Network Lunch – community groups and individuals network; simple lunch, brief talk 4th Friday 12.00 – 1.30pm Abbey Centre Main Hall 
Café; (tea, coffee, sandwiches cake)  1st Wednesday in the month 11-2  St Bs St Benedict’s Church/Hall
Home Alone Lunch (for people otherwise eating lunch alone) 3rd Sunday each month, 11.30 from St Bs Leaving from St Benedict’s Church
Coffee Morning  2nd Saturday in each month 10am  Towcester Road Methodist Church Hall

 

Events for older people  Lunch Club – for over 65s (need to register) Monday 10.30 – 2.00pm Abbey Centre Main Hall
Craft and coffee  – bring an activity and talk  Thursday 2pm  St Benedict’s Church

Midweek Services 

Mass  Tuesday 9.30am 

Thursday 9.30am 

Sts Francis and Therese Church
Morning Prayer  Tuesday 8.30am

Thursday  9.00am 

St Benedict’s Church
Morning Prayer  Wednesday 9.00am 1st and 3rd 5th at St Benedict’s Church

2nd and 4th at Abbey Centre Chapel

Holy Communion  Wednesday 10am  St Benedict’s Church 

Other 

Bell ringing practice  Monday  7.30pm   St Benedict’s Church Tower 
Thursday Club  (Ladies Group) Speakers, activities, and outings  Thursday 7.30pm  Towcester Road Methodist Church Hall
Knit and Natter Knitting and a cup of tea!  Thursday 1.15pm  Towcester Road Methodist Church Hall
Indoor Carpet Bowls (age 10+)  Friday   6.45pm or 8.15pm  (Sept-May only) Towcester Road Methodist Church Hall
Friday Afternoons for Well-being – space where it’s OK to not be OK, encouraging activities to promote good mental health 1st Friday 2– 3    Singing for Well-being

2nd Friday 2– 3    Creative crafting 

3rd Friday 1.30 – 3.30   Wellbeing Cafe

4th Friday 2.– 3. Conversations and reminiscence 

5th Friday 1.30 – 3.30 Relaxation and Meditation 

Abbey Centre Chapel