St Francis Groups
If you would like any more information about our groups please click here to contact the church office.
Saturday Morning Prayers - Currently suspended
Saturday Morning Prayers are weekly from 8.00am to 8.30am in the hall meeting room. They take place throughout the year with the exception of August. The prayer time provides an opportunity for all church members to gather in a quiet, intimate and reflective environment. Each session typically includes a reading from Scripture with opportunity for quiet reflection & for mutual sharing and encouragement from the Scriptures. There are periods for silence - for listening for God’s inspiration & direction. There is time for leading one another in prayer in matters relating to our Church family, the local parish, and for town wide, national & international topics, also for personal prayer. If you are interested in joining the group please go along on a Saturday morning.
On the first Saturday of the month from 10am to 11am (during the Community Café) a group of us do an hour’s litter-picking on the streets around our church and the grass area between Fermor Crescent and Crawley Green Road . Our aim is to demonstrate practical love and care for the environment around us because we love the Lord of Creation and we love our neighbours. All helpers are supplied with hi-viz tabards, gloves and pick-up sticks. Would you like to come along and join us? If so come to the church just before 10am on the first Saturday of the month.
Community Cafe - currently on Zoom every Saturday at 10am
Our Community Cafe runs on the 1st Saturday of each month from 10.00am to 11.30am. In the nicer weather the cafe is outside the main church doors and during the winter months it can be found at the back of the church. Everyone is very welcome to come along and it's a great opportunity to chat with others who live in the community and make new friends. Sometimes we have a craft activity for children like painting pictures or decorating biscuits.
Rylands Youth Group
Rylands Youth Group is for high school years 7-11. The group meet every Sunday evening from 7.15pm to 8.30pm during term time for Bible study, discussion and of course, food!
Stay and Play - Currently Suspended
Stay and Play runs weekly during term time on Monday afternoons from 1.00pm to 2.30pm in the church hall. All children 0 - 4 years & their parents/carers are very welcome, we would love to see you! There is no need to book a place, just come along & tell others you know who may be interested. We have toys & crafts as well as story & song time & weather permitting, the garden too! The cost is £1/person, babies up to 12 mths are free.
Love to Move
Love to move runs weekly on Tuesdays in the hall from 10am-12pm. It's a fun, friendly, seated movement programme to music which has proven physical, emotional and social benefits. It's great for all older people and especially dementia-friendly. We welcome anybody who wants to come along and have a go, there's no need to book and costs just £2 which includes a welcome cup of coffee!
Ladies club meet on alternate Wednesdays in the hall from 2.00pm-4.00pm. Activities include games, quizzes, teas, fish and chips and themed afternoons. They plan monthly outings to various places the seaside, garden centres and historical villages to name a few.
They would love to welcome more ladies to the group.
Faith, Food, Friendship & Fun! A group for retired people meeting alternate Wednesdays 2-4pm in the hall meeting room. What is the second half of life all about? Find out through bible study, sharing, mutual support and social events.
We have a number of 'small groups' which we call Homegroups, we encourage everyone to be part of one. The groups meet on various days and times during the week (usually fortnightly) at the home of either the group leader or a member of the group. Homegroups give the opportunity to learn together through bible study and discussion. Many groups organise social occasions especially around summer and Christmas time so they are a great way of getting to know people better.