Adults / Seniors

We have a range of midweek activities for adults/seniors in the church and community alike. We welcome anyone to come along and find friendship, support and spiritual nourishment.
Café on the Green

Cafe on the green is open every Monday (during term-time) from 10am – 12noon.

It is an oasis during the week where people will find a warm welcome, friendship and fellowship.

Want to get involved?

Would you like to bake a cake? Please see Nanette Hesketh or Barbara Jarvis

Craft Group

The Craft Group title is a little misleading, for while many of the group are extremely talented, it is not a prerequisite for joining us. We are as much a friendly and supportive group as a craft group, and at St Mary’s we can find a talent in everyone. You may not think sewing toys together, or filling them with stuffing, or making a cup of tea is enough to enable you to call yourself a member, but believe us, it is more than enough!

We make saleable items to raise funds for the church and other community needs: mini blankets and the tiniest of hats for the premature baby unit at Hinchingbrooke Hospital; blankets for a local Salvation Army hostel. We also support Macmillan Coffee Mornings and have hosted open mornings for people to learn how to crochet and knit.

If you like biscuits with your coffee or tea, or just need company and to feel useful again, the craft group is the place to be! We usually meet in term time, (unless too much chat leaves our stock short of items to sell…and so we meet in the holidays too!) on Tuesdays from 10am until 12noon in the church hall.

Contact: Church Office Office@eatonsocon.org

Wednesday 9am Service

This mid-week, music-free Common Worship Communion service provides time out in the middle of the week. Starting at 9am and lasting around 45 minutes, come, receive and share with us.

Our service finishes with refreshments in the Church Hall.

Wednesday Welcome

An hour of friendship, tea, cakes, quizzes, guest speakers, celebrating birthdays and special occasions. We meet Wednesdays during Term Time, 3pm-4pm in St Mary’s Church Hall, Eaton Socon.

Contact Mike Gilham for more information.

 

Flowers

‘All things bright and beautiful…the Lord God made them all’ is a well known hymn to most of us. How true it is that God created a wonderful natural world for us to live in and enjoy. We hope that the displays in church throughout the year serve as a reminder of God’s greatness and love.

From apples, peppers and ornamental cabbage in the Harvest displays, to the narcissus bulbs given out at the Service of Memories, to the beautiful crocheted wreath made by a church member for Remembrance Sunday, these are some of the ways people have given of their time to remind us all God’s amazing creation – thank-you so much!

If you would like to join us by helping with flowers
(no experience needed!) or decorating the church during 2019, please talk to Julia Findley. Your help would be most welcome.

Art Club

We meet on the first and third Fridays of each month from 1.30pm until 4.30pm in St Mary’s Church Hall. There is no charge to join the club and there are no weekly fees, but there is an opportunity to make a small voluntary contribution towards the cost of refreshments.

You only need to bring your own equipment, reference materials (varies from printed photos to images on mobile phones!) and lots of enthusiasm!

All abilities are welcome. The St Mary’s Art Club is made up of people who enjoy making art – you don’t have to be wonderful with watercolour or perfect at pastels to join us. You can see several pictures from our members on this page. In the future we may sell some paintings for church funds, through this website and also have occasional exhibitions.

There is no have formal tuition but we do offer friendly encouragement and plenty of tea and biscuits!

Interesting in joining? For further details, please contact:

Roger Peppiatt Tel: (01480) 472891
Email: rogerpeppiatt@btinternet.com

Women’s Ministry

Our aim is to get together, to encourage each other in all the celebrations and challenges life brings, through knowing and experiencing more of how amazing Jesus is. Meeting together 3-4 times a year over breakfasts; picnics and other events, there’s something for all Ladies to enjoy. There are no requirements to join other than being female, so come and feel the warmth of God’s love for us all.

Contact Barbara Jarvis for more info.

 

Life Groups

Life Groups are St Mary’s house groups. Consisting of up to twelve people in each group, these meet regularly in various homes during term time, either during the day or in the evenings. Because each group is small, Life Groups are the ideal place to spend time learning to live the Gospel whilst caring and sharing life together.

We currently have ten Life Groups and as the church community grows, are always ready for the challenge of creating new groups.

For more information about Life Groups and to join a group, please contact Walter & Karin Eyles using the Contact Us Form.