Here you will find details about the midweek meetings, groups and other activities that run out of either St Ia or St Johns. Some of these are just restarting as we slowly move out of Lockdown, whilst others are currently on hold pending further easing.
Activities currently on hold are detailed but If interested in when they restart, please check with the person in charge or contact the vicar:
Monday Morning (10:00 - 11:30)
Tiddlers @The Vicarage Garden (St John's)
Tiddlers is a Baby and Toddler group that meets every Monday morning in term time. We play, we craft, we eat snacks and we sing. Coming out of Lockdown this is now hosted outside in the vicarage garden beside St John's church. No need to book, if you have an under-5 just turn up!
Monday Evening (19:30 - 20:15)
Christian Meditation @St Ia
The Christian meditation group provides worshipers with 45 minutes of support and practice in the art of silent meditative prayer according to the World Community for Christian Meditation. We meet in the Lady Chapel (side door entrance off St. Andrews Street). Our small group welcomes visitors all the year around so please come and join us. Visitors and newcomers welcome!
Tuesday and Friday
Midweek Bible Studies
There are two midweek study groups that are meeting at the moment via Zoom. There is a Tuesday evening home group and a men's bible study that meets on a Friday morning. Please get in touch if you would like to join a group.
Community Allotments Project
Earlier this year we were very fortunate to receive a grant from the William Chard Charity Trust for our Community Allotments Project. With this grant, and a generous donation from The Green Waste Company, we have taken our first step towards our vision of providing church and community allotments at St John’s.
We are delighted that our first and second earlies potato seeds are flourishing!
If you would like to learn more about this project and would like to support it in some way, we would love to hear from you!
Wednesday (19:00 - 20:30)
The St Ia choir is a friendly, dedicated group of voluntary singers who come together from a range of backgrounds by a love of singing sacred music in a liturgical context. Our main rehearsal is on Wednesday’s at St Johns in the Fields church, Hellesvean. TR26 2HG from 7.30pm.We currently sing at the Sunday Eucharist once a month at St Ia (second Sunday) and at Evensong on the fourth Wednesday of each month. We would love to recruit more singers in all parts to create an even larger choir.
If you are interested in joining the choir and would like further information, then please contact us.
Art & Spirituality Mornings
Starting again soon!
A chance to explore spiritual themes through the medium of art with our Resident Artist Caroline Marwood.
Friday (9:30 - 11:00)
Bumps & Babies @St John's Church Hall
Starting again after half term!
Bumps and babies is a group that meets every Friday in term time, and is especially for expectant Mums and Tiddlers under 1. Lots of time to chat, drink coffee and eat cake, while babies are free to play, sing and make as much mess as they like!
Monday 10.00am @ St John's, Prayers with Debbie.
Tuesday 9.30am @ St Ia, BCP Morning Prayer with Nick and Claire.
Thursday 9.30am Morning Prayer @ St John’s with Nick and Claire.
Friday 10.30am @ St Ia, said Holy Communion service with Keiren.
Monday Evening (19:00 - 21:00)
Needles & Pins @St John's Church Hall
NOT CURRENTLY RUNNING
Needles and pins is a friendly group of enthusiastic sewers who meet each week to chat, drink tea and work on our own individual designs or group sewing projects. In the past these have included knitted hats for the homeless, hats for the special care baby unit at Treliske, and quilts for the Linus project.