All Saints Banstead runs a wide range of interest groups that are open to all

 

MOTHERS' UNION
Mothers’ Union has a flourishing Branch which meets on the 2nd Wednesday of the month at 2.30 pm in the Church Institute and 3rd Thursday of the month at 8.00pm in the Gable Room of the Church Institute.

Contact Mrs Joanne Aram via Church Office 01737 379289.

Everyone is most welcome to attend any of our meetings.

Click here to read more about The Mothers’ Union

BEER & BANTER

‘Beer & Banter’ is an informal discussion group which meets at 8.00pm on the last Thursday of the month at our local pub, The Woolpack.  You don’t have to drink beer, or be an expert on anything – just come and enjoy an interesting and sociable time.

More information from Ian at ian.bansteadcurate@outlook.com.

EXPLORING THE FAITH
Not a structured course, just get-togethers in which, over several sessions, we read a book together and discuss whatever ideas it raises for us in a relaxed and friendly way. We meet fortnightly from 10.30am to 12.00 noon on Tuesday mornings. We’re ecumenical - people from other Churches are very welcome.

Contact Rosemary Whipp or Susan Major via Church Office 01737 379289.

MEDITATION GROUP
A Meditation group associated with the World Community for Christian Meditation (WCCM) meets every Tuesday morning, usually in the Lady Chapel. We follow the teaching of John Main (d. 1982), a Benedictine monk credited by Dr Rowan Williams with effectively putting the desert tradition of prayer to work in our own day.
BIBLE STUDY GROUP
The Bible Study Group enjoys meeting to read and discuss various books of the Bible, helped by basic commentaries.  Over winter we wrestled with the Letter to the Hebrews, and as summer arrives we’re reading Genesis – and finding lots of questions to engage us.  We’re friendly and new members are welcome – or you can just drop in for a taster session. We conclude with a brief service of said Compline.

Contact Susan Major via Church Office 01737 379289.

KNIT & NATTER GROUP
If you enjoy knitting, or just chatting, do come along to sessions of clicking needles! We’ve made simple garments for hospitals locally and in Lesotho, as well as other needs, and made new friends too.

Contact Flis Webb via Church Office 01737 379289.

PARISH WALKS
The Parish Walks group arranges a walk once a month, normally on a Saturday.

Generally, the routes selected are circular and start and end at a local pub where lunch is available for walkers and any other friends. The length of routes varies between approximately 4 miles and 7 miles and, largely because of the proximity of the North Downs, sometimes includes steep climbs.

The intention is to provide a mix of length and difficulty so that we continue to attract people with a wide range of expectations and abilities. Dates are advertised in our magazine, The Steeple (available in church), on a poster displayed on the High Street notice board and in the church porch. Details of each individual walk (distance, start and finish point [pub!] and degree of difficulty) are included in the pew sheets for the two weeks prior to the walk.

If you’re interested in joining a walk do get in touch with Bill Mills via the Parish Office (01737 379289), and he can answer all your questions.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PARISH WALKS GALLERY PAGE

PILGRIM COURSE

Pilgrim course imageAt All Saints’ Church we run the Pilgrim Course, which is a Church of England resource  for teaching and discipleship. Each course runs for six weeks (one session per week).

Would you like to explore the Christian faith with others in a small group?

No previous knowledge is assumed or required, just a desire to learn and share.

If this sounds interesting please contact the Vicar on 01737 351134 for details of the next course.