Men's Playgroup

We have recently formed a Men's Group at St Stephen’s, the purpose of which is to help with jobs that need to be done in and around church, fellowship also being one of our aims.

We generally meet once a month for a few hours to have a look at how we can help with  maintenance and work that requires attention. There isn't a regimented plan, just an easygoing pace, nothing drastic!

Bacon butties and tea and coffee is provided.  We enjoy friendship and fellowship, working together for the good of the church.  If you're interested in joining us, let Keith know (01282 414390). We will be very welcoming to anyone who would like to come and 'play' with us!!


Thanks to all the lads AND lasses who  turned up  in June for our monthly get together. As usual we got on with the jobs in hand. It’s surprising how much rubbish we accumulate throughout the months. We now have a good system of moving waste items from A to B -  to tip!

It was great to see out friend John Hughes tackling the A to B stuff with great exuberance. John isn’t  feeling too  well at the moment.  We’ll be glad to see you back with us soon John with your usual quipping, rest assured you’re in our prayers.

If the weather is kind to us we will be tackling the painting of the  church railings over the coming months. If you have a wire brush and a steady hand ‘Come and Join Us!’ The church toilets require a fresh coat of paint as well - any takers?

At the time of writing we are preparing to help our school with their production of Aladdin. I’m sure it will be another success as was the Lion King a few years ago.  All those Flats and cloths to hang - phew!

As we prepare for our 140th anniversary it makes  you think that we are still working for the church as our predecessors did all those years ago. A labour of love.

Well  that’s all for now folks,  all that needs to be said now is “Have a great summer break”

Let’s hope the sun shines upon us over the next few months. Have a great holiday if your going away and if not, you’re all welcome to come and join us on our next meeting in July where we will be carrying on with ALL our A to  B work. The time and dates are the same for July.

See you all in the kitchen!

God bless

Keith & The Lads