This started to promote the fact that St Andrew’s church is your church not just the people who attend the church but the whole village. A team of church members and people from the community was established.
A regular coffee morning in Churchill Square Community Centre was set up. Everyone in the area including Gentoo was pleased to see the building used again. The coffee morning not only supports the people in the immediate area but we are happy to welcome residents from the Pavilion Care Home, who look forward to the company, playing bingo and enjoying the home made cakes. The group visit the Care Home every month and also try to support events held there. The bond between St Andrews and the home is very strong.
Social events including monthly trips to various places, sharing meals together, (fish and chips a great favourite), visits to the theatre and
pantomime (O yes we do), are very popular.
Earlier in the year we organised a pie and pea lunch followed by apple crumble / chocolate crumble. This raised enough money to enable the group to donate to
St Andrews Church, Dubmire School and the Royal British Legion.
We are continuing to work together and are enjoying every minute. The enthusiasm shown is amazing. If you know of anyone who would enjoy a change of scenery
or are new to the area please let us know. Future events are in the pipe line. WATCH THIS SPACE!