Social

Space to be Social

Getting to know and love our neighbours is at the heart of Christianity. Sadly, the pressures of modern life mean that, frequently, it is hard to meet new people and feel part of a community. Many of the activities that used to bring us into contact with others are now managed by technology – think online shopping, mobile banking… even that trip to the library is now more likely to be a visit to the Kindle store. Loneliness is becoming a modern epidemic but, here in Redlands Parish Church, we’re determined to do something about it!

We’re keen to make real-life get togethers a vibrant part of our local community, using our parish resources to become a hub for people from all backgrounds to get to know one another. From traditional coffee mornings and toddler groups, to parish lunches and produce markets – not forgetting the annual “More in Common” picnic as part of our support of the Jo Cox Foundation.

All are welcome for friendship and fellowship.

 

Fun and Friendship

Our weekly toddler group is a chance for children aged from 0-3 to play and make new friends while parents and carers enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a chat with one another and our welcoming volunteers. It’s a relaxed session with toys and games, crafts and activities, and of course a rousing sing-song with actions to finish off the morning.

For times and more information click here

NCT toddler group

The parish hall also hosts our local NCT toddler group on Friday mornings. Find out more about this group here.

Our monthly local produce and craft market is a feast for the senses!

Pop into the parish hall between 10.00am and 1.00pm on the third Saturday of each month to find delicious, local and seasonal produce on offer from some of the regions finest producers. If you’re looking for a special gift, then talk to the various artists who have crafts from glassware and jewellery to greetings cards and decorations to tempt you.

All our stall holders are friendly, knowledgeable and have a genuine passion for their products. They love to talk about their wares over a cup of coffee, so if you’d like to support local, independent businesses, discover gifts that will delight their recipient, or just enjoy a warm welcome and a hot drink then come along and join us.

Click here to find out about the regular stallholders and their wares

Enjoy a cuppa and meet new people

Our regular coffee mornings take place on the first Saturday of each month (apart from December and January). Come and enjoy coffee, cake and conversation in the parish hall on Erleigh Road.

Our Turner Room library will be open with books available for purchase and loan.

 

More In Common Summer Picnic

Each summer, we head out into Palmer Park armed with gazebos, chairs and – most importantly – food, to join with people from all over the town who share our feeling that we have more in common than that which divides us.

It’s a great way of getting to know more people from different backgrounds and viewpoints and sharing food together.

 

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