St Francis Church

St Francis Groups

Saturday Morning Prayers
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.

Community Cafe
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'll have a craft activity for children like painting pictures or decorating biscuits. 
cc outside

Rylands Youth Group
Rylands Youth Group (for high school years 7-11) meets every Sunday evening 7:15-8:30pm during term time for Bible study, discussion and of course, food!  Email the office if interested.
Rylands Youth Group - Flour

Stay and Play
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.
stay and play sit and ride

Ladies Club
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, if you are interested click here to contact the church office. 

HOPE
Helping Older People Engage with life in all it's fullness and Jesus the Lord of Life. 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. For more information click here to contact the church office.

Homegroups
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. If you would like to join a Homegroup or find out more click here to contact the office.