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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, Chris and Lorna Stewart.
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Mothers' Union

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!
Mae Burke – 07810 440492

Select Vestry Meeting

Back Row. L-R Fred McNair, Barry Greenaway, John Hand, Billy McAneney, Andy Craig, Tony Anderson,Wesley Quin and Bert Smith Front Row. L-R Jenny Craythorne, Dorothy Anne Crawford, Helen Parkinson, Rev Duncan Pollock, Hester Kelly, Heather Pentland and Zandra Sloan
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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.
Jenny Craythorne – 07748580541
Chattering Needles at one of their Monday meetings. Here is some the craft work they have been doing. Help is always at hand for those who need some encouragement and advice. So come along,enjoy yourself, and make some new friends.
£2 includes tea


Tai Chi For Health

Improvers - 10:15am to 11:15am. Beginners - 11:30am to 12: 30pm. Wear comfortable clothes and good fitting shoes. There is no pressure, so come along, improve your health, both mentally and physically. Last class before the summer break is 16 April, followed by coffee at Cottage Kitchen. Classes will resume in September
Janet Wilson – 07703360385

Groomsport & 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. Yvonne McIlmail - 028 9146 9420



Our 10th Anniversary
Every Wednesday 2:00pm – 4:00pm. Come along for an afternoon of words, laughter and fun. No championship Scrabble here!
Elaine Lester – 07791 569432 or email:

Mojo Club

The Parish Mojo Club is a self help group, supporting each other, talking about weight loss, food ideas and healthy living.
Scales are available if you want to weigh yourself.
9:30 - 10:30am every Wednesday.
Contact Elaine 07791569432

Bible Study

On Wednesday, from 7:30pm until 8:30pm, a group of us gather in the Avril Morley room for Bible Study. It has proved to be a fascinating and revealing time. We all have much to learn and as Duncan tells us, the only stupid question is the one 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! Contact The Rector 028 9146 4475

The Colander Girls

We meet in the Parish Hall kitchen to share our cooking ideas. One of us will demonstrate a dish, usually with a lot of laughter involved, then, when it's cooked, we eat it! Come along 3rd Wednesday of the month at 7:30 pm. You will be warmly welcomed and never under pressure to demonstrate.
Maggie Townsley - 07748 208649



Open to all over 50 years old. New members are always welcome. Join us to hear guest speakers, go on shopping trips, cinema trips, have quizes and more. Transport can be provided for anyone having difficuly getting to the Hall. Every Thursday 2:00pm in the Church Hall.
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The Evergreens summer outing on 3 June, was to Mountstewart for coffee and a walk round the gardens, on to Harrisons for lunch and a browse round the shop. Finally a tour of Parliament Buildings, Stormont. An enjoyable day for everyone.

Groomsport Parish Art Class

Continues to meet on Thursday afternoons from 2pm – 5pm. All welcome. For further information please contact
Stuart Tanner - 07411 178230 Carole Barbosa - 07473 939499

Chess Club

The Chess Club meets every Thursday evening at 7:30pm, in the Canon Tyney Hall. Everyone is welcome to join us. Why don't you come along and see for yourself. We sometimes participate in Chess competitions, which everyone is welcome to attend. Further information is available from Mark Seidman 028 91467950 or email:

Masonic Lodge

First Thursday of each month at 7:30pm. (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 –


Walking For Softies

We meet on the fourth Saturday of each month at 10am at a pre-arranged venue. 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. Wear suitable clothing and footwear for the weather conditions.
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Any Day

Table Tennis

A Table Tennis Table and bats are freely available for use in the Hall. Enquiries should be made to the Wardens.
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