new for 2019
Opening doors to our community with even MORE weekday social activities for young and old at St Mark’s church … scroll down for music and dementia-friendly activities
For our littlest people and their families
A large, welcoming space with plenty of toys and just £1 per family – with tea/coffee/squash and biscuits provided – Little Lions toddler group at St Mark’s church is proving VERY popular with local families, grandparents and carers since we started up in January!the Little Lions team
- So much for toddlers and preschoolers to do – including Linda’s lovely ‘craft corner’ – and a circle song-time at the end of the session; there’s also a comfy enclosed soft area for babies. The outdoor play area will open later in the Spring and feature a wendy house, mud kitchen and outdoor toys … come prepared!!
- YOU get a chance to actually sit down for a bit and chat over a cuppa!
- There’s plenty of off-road parking behind the church, plus more than enough space for prams and pushchairs in the lobby. Baby-changing and disabled facilities are available in our brand-new upgraded toilets.
Are you aged between 18 and 98? Do you love singing? Why not come along and join our church choir, singing a range of traditional and modern hymns and worship songs?
Choir practice: 7-8pm on Thursday evenings at St Mark’s Church
Music on the FIRST WEDNESDAY OF THE MONTH at St Mark’s church:
Please note: these activities are suitable for – but certainly not limited to – people living with dementia (with support for their carers).Rev. Veronica Brown
- 1pm-2pm for “CUPPA TIME”: tea/coffee, cake & music, with Rev. Veronica Brown, allowing the space to create your ‘Playlist for Life’ – personal music for dementia – with songs that could help spark precious memories.
- 2pm-4pm for “SING-ABOUT” (run by Independent Arts), a social singing activity. Based on recognised musical therapy, SingAbout can help to improve your memory, breathing, movement and confidence.
- 7pm-9pm for “DEMENTIA CONVERSATIONS”, a valued and valuable monthly support group for carers & family of those living with dementia (run by Dementia Pathfinders)