Sunday

Sunday School

10.30am at the Church or 10.45am at the Church hall. Every Sunday except the first Sunday of the month when children attend a Family Service in Church. Join us for Bible Studies, Arts, Crafts and Games.

Maggie Townsley and Helen Carter- 07748 208649

Monday

Choir Practice

Choir practice in the Church every Monday evening at 7pm. We are looking for new members, so please join us and have some fun and fellowship. Everyone Welcome.

Stuart Tanner – 028 9146 7052

Select Vestry Meeting

1st Monday of the month.

Heather Pentland 07834 771075

Chattering Needles

2nd and 4th Mondays at 7.30pm. We are a small bunch of crafters who knit, sew, crochet and make cards etc. We also live up to our name of chattering. Everyone brings their own projects and works on them but we have spare wool and needles for those who are interested in learning. If you would like to learn a new craft come and join us, or if you just want to chat, you are very welcome. £2 includes tea

Jenny Craythorne – 07748580541

Mothers’ Union (Maxwell Hall)

3rd Monday 8.00pm. Why not treat yourself to a monthly night out and join a thriving branch of over 50 members. All ages. married or not. In fact you don’t even have to be a woman! Interesting and fun speakers. A cup of tea and a bit of craic!

Elaine Lester – 07791 569432

Tuesday

Groomsport and District Gardening Club

2nd Tuesday 8.00pm September to April. There are some 70 members, with more than 40 people attending each monthly meeting. Speakers are invited to give talks and demonstrations on a ranage of topics of interest to gardeners. Garden visits are arranged in summer months. A Plant Sale and Coffee morning is held in May each year int he Parish Halls.

Yvonne Mcilmail  028 9146 9420

Wednesday

Scrabble

Every Wednesday 2.00pm – 4.00pm. So you think you have a wide vocabulary? Come along for an afternoon of fun and test yourself

Elaine Lester – 07791 569432 / elliewag57@yahoo.com

You Can With Ann

Weigh in and talk. Every Wednesday 9.30am, 5.30pm, 7.00pm.

Keep Fit Exercise class. Every Wednesday 10.30am, 6.30pm, 8.00pm

Ann Parker – 07854 787121

Bible Study

On Wednesday evening at 7.30pm a small group of us gather in the Avril Morley room for an hours’ Bible Study. It has proved to be a fascinating and revealing time. We all have much to learn and as Duncan frequently tells us, the only stupid question is the one that you do not ask! There are many questions and sometimes energetic responses. We don’t always agree but we all take away new insights. It is not remotely stuffy or intimidating. Do give it a try – you may be surprised!

Carol Walters – 028 9127 3363

Cookery Club

3rd Wednesday 8.00pm. Inspired by the “Great British Bake Off?”. Join our new club, Groomsport’s answer to Mary and Paul!

Maggie Townsley – 07748 208649

Thursday

Evergreens

Every Thursday 2.00pm. A meeting point for the more mature in years, the Evergreens have been meeting on Thursday afternoons for over forty years. It is not just about drinking tea and enjoying the “craic”, but about friendship and fellowship as well. There is a varied programme of events and visits, from guest speakers to shopping trips and socials. anyone over the age of 55 or thereabouts will be made most welcome.

Pearl Brown – 07551 992841

Chess Club

Every Thursday 7.30pm – late

James O’Fee – 028 9147 0232

Table Tennis Club

The club meets on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm except for the first Thursday of each month when it will instead meet in the afternoon at 2.30pm

John Hand – 07540 373785

Youth Fellowship

Thursday evenings 7.30pm (Except the 1st Thursday of the month). Come and be part of a vibrant and friendly youth fellowship right in the heart of Groomsport Village. This is a place where young people can relax during the school week, chill out from the pressures of the day, as well as being able to talk to others their own age, whilst having fun through different activities, games and outings

Craig Lutton – 07816 853373

Masonic Lodge

First Thursday of each month at 7.30pm.m (Except June, July and August). As an All Ireland Organisation, Groomsport Masonic Lodge, founded in December 1911 by the then Rector of Groomsport Parish Church Rev. S S Holmes, celebrated its Centenary Anniversary in 2011 with visitors from all over Ireland. Our emblem represents the Lifeboat “Chapman”, stationed in Groomsport between 1901 and 1920. Our motto is “ADHAERO VIRTUTI”. Groomsport resident Clifford Boyd is our current Worshipful Master.

Secretary Graham Eve – evega@talktalk.net

Saturday

Walking for Softies

Fourth Saturday of each month. Exercise for the body, the mind and the spirit in the fresh air with friendly conversation and a bit of fun. We finish with a cup of coffee and a scone. Bring water, energy snacks or a walking stick. Wear suitable shoes and always be prepared for rain.

Ken Boyd – 028 91465103