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Wylde Green United Reformed Church is home to many groups and organisations

For a printable version of our leaflet 'Reaching out...Welcoming in' outlining all our groups and activities, click here.

Youth & Children's Work  Oliver '68  Traidcraft Green Group Music

Organisations based with us

For children and young people:

Mums and Toddlers on Mondays, Wednesdays and Friday mornings from 09.30- 11.30.  It's for dads grannies, nannies and minders, too!  A great place to meet and mingle.

Uniformed organisations are well represented at Wylde Green.  We have Rainbows on Mondays and Wednesdays, Brownies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and Guides also on Wednesdays.  Beavers meet on Mondays, Cubs on Wednesdays and Scouts on Thursdays.  The Scout Group has its own page on the website.

For young people we have a variety of different activities.  Look at the Youth & Children's Work page for more details.

We meet as Right Angle and Left Angle each Sunday morning, part way through the main service.

 

Church Choirs

There is a strong musical tradition in Wylde Green United Reformed Church (WGURC) and there has been a church choir since 1900.

WGURC has both an adult (mixed voice) and a junior choir, who lead the congregation in the singing of hymns during the Sunday services. We also sing an introit and an anthem at each service. Although we are affiliated to the RSCM and strive to maintain a high choral standard, previous singing experience is not necessary to join.

The choirs also sing in recitals and concerts for special events and sing traditional carols by candlelight on the Sunday before Christmas. Some of the congregation join the choir for this event and it can be a good ‘taster’ for those considering joining the choir on a regular basis.

The choirs have sung evensong in a number of cathedrals over the past 30 years, including Coventry, Birmingham, Lichfield, Hereford, Ely, Worcester, Peterborough and Lincoln. We will be singing at Gloucester Cathedral in 2010. We have also broadcast live from our church on the BBC Sunday Morning Worship programme on Radio 4.

Rehearsal times and contact details:

Junior choir: Friday evenings in term time 6.30pm - 7.40pm.

Choir mistress- Kathryn Willis (0121 354 8218)

Senior choir: Friday evenings 8.00pm - 9.30pm

Choirmaster- Stephen Clarke (0121 354 7891)

 

For everyone:

Badminton  is played on Monday afternoons from 13.30 - 15.30.

Board Games group This venture, started by a young mother, meets roughly monthly in one of the church rooms.

Boldmere Recorded Music Society is monthly on a Tuesday evening 19.45 - 22.00 and is a chance to hear excellent recordings of a variety of classical music. 

Book Group An occasional book group

Britwell Circle has a wide variety of speakers and occasional outings.  All are welcome fortnightly on Wednesday evenings from 19:45 - 22.00 in Room 1.  £1.50 per meeting or £10 per year.  Details from Bob and Iris Phipps 0121 682 4621.

Friday Friendship Club hold a variety of activities on Fridays from 14.00 - 16.00.  cards, Scrabble, table tennis or simply a place to meet and make friends.  Occasional outings are organised.

Green Group meets to address how we can all act in a environmentally responsible way.

Handicraft Group meet on Thursday afternoons from 14.30 - 16.00 during term time.  Also known as 'Knit and Natter', members do more crafts than knitting.  Repairs, alterations, embroidery, tapestry, sewing and other crafts are exercised at various times.  Once a year the group join Traidcraft at the coffee and mince pie event selling a variety of goods made during the year, in aid of the Leprosy Mission and Church Funds.  Occasionally, in aid of a special church event, goods are made and donated, for example the Green Day.  Regular attendance is not expected as current 'natterers' are involved in much else at home and in the community as well as the church.

Pop-In Lunch is a fortnightly lunch club for excellent light lunches and snacks at very low prices.  From 12.00 - 14.00 on every other Thursday, its a friendly place to meet people and chat.

Pop-In Coffee Morning 10.00 - 11.30 - meeting alternative Thursdays to Pop-In, everyone is welcome to meet in Highbridge Hall - see the launch press release.

Worship Group for Women meets Tuesdays at 10.00 for worship and discussion

 

Other groups:

Oliver '68 is a charity which raises money and organises holidays in a house in Wales for small groups of deprived children.  It is a charity started by young people of this church in 1968 and still going strong!

Tennis Club have two courts behind the church and are available in the day by arrangement or at evenings/weekends for players of a reasonable standard.

Traidcraft is a 'shop' in the church open all year round between 10.00 - 12.00 on Fridays and Saturdays.  In November and December opening hours are extended to 10.00 - 14.00.

Organisations based with us:

Britwell Playgroup meets daily during term time

      Diane: 354 7853

Kick Boxing - Monday and Thursday

      Konrad: 07973 844 737

Weightwatchers - Monday evenings Val: 355 6683

Townswomen’s Guild - Monthly on Tuesdays

      Jean: 682 4540

Karate - Wednesdays

    Val: 355 6683

Ballet - Wednesdays and Fridays

    Jane: 354 2932

CENTRESTAGE School of Speech and Drama

       Thursday evenings Beky: 354 4883

Irish Dancing - Saturday mornings

        Annie: 743 0665

Yoga – Tuesday eveningss  

        Abhaya  07504 991 317

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