We wanted to take the opportunity to officially welcome everyone back to the church as we start to get back to business. Ever since we opened up again in September and as restrictions were eased, it has been great to see everyone happy to be worshipping back in church and sharing in fellowship together. Not only that, it has been fantastic to welcome back the people and groups that use the halls and premises for their meetings and activities during the week.
Almost all of the outside groups who use the church halls and who have not been meeting since the first lockdown have decided to start up again and begin to use our premises again. As well as outside groups starting up again, some of our own church groups will be re-starting and we hope and pray that this will be a resurgence and a return to the pre-pandemic normality of our church life.
The Kempston East Wesley Guild meets twice monthly on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday at 2.30pm between September and the end of May in the New School Hall at Kempston East (entrance in Foster Road).
All are most welcome to join the group. The Wesley Guild was initially established by the Methodist Church over 100 years ago. Its membership has embraced a wide age group drawn from various denominations.
Learn more about the Guild and their programme here
On Fridays, the 1st Kempston Boys Brigade Company meets from 6pm in the New School Hall and Old School Halls for their weekly activities. The Boys Brigade is one of the biggest Christian Youth Organisations in the UK & Republic of Ireland. We are committed to seeing lives enriched by supporting children and young people to reach their full potential by providing opportunities to meet together and engage in a range of fun and developmental activities and experiences.
Learn more about the company and what they do here
Every Friday during term time, we have a parents and toddler group in the New School Hall from 9:30-11:30am. This is an ideal group to bring your child to let off a bit of steam and interact with other children in a safe and friendly environment.
Learn more about the group here
Not only that, but the Tibbs Dementia Group and Lunch Club are both hoping to meet again soon so there is a lot going on and we are pleased to welcome everyone back.
There are now opportunities to be involved and volunteer with these groups so if you are interested, you can find our contact details here.