These events occur regularly throughout the calendar year.
Zumba [for Men as well as Women]
In the Parish Centre. Qualified Instructor - Steph Moss. Energetic dance moves with exercise combined to upbeat music. Suitable for all ages. Work at your own pace. New routines available at regular times. Come along for the fun. Zumba is for Men as well as Women!
Will take place in the Parish Centre. Visual and 'Hands On' Service taken by Lay people and served with breakfast. Team Leader - Cath Knowles. Come along and join us in a relaxed and casual form of worship. Prayers, readings and visual presentation followed by tea, coffee, juice and toast, and closing with prayers. Craft table for children. Music by Andrew Lord on keyboard and Ken Rees on guitar. All welcome.
Senior Section Guides / ALL UNIT MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID-19
This older section of the guides runs in conjunction with the younger guide unit. Ages 14 yrs upwards. Takes place in the Meeting Room upstairs although they sometimes help out downstairs with the younger guides, as leader. They do more advanced work and keep a folio of their written work. Starts at 7.30 pm and ends at approx 9 pm. Meets term time only. Leader Carol HIlton.
Sunday School [Andy's Kids]
Takes place in the parish centre every 3rd, 4th & alternate 5th sunday from 9.50 am. Continuing throughout the summer holidays. Children start in parish centre and come over to church after the session to join the church family for holy communion on the 2nd and 5th weeks. On the 3rd Sunday they will be collected by parents from the Parish Centre. Parents may stay with children or attend the church service. It is 50p per child to cover costs. On the 2nd Sunday of the month we have a Family Holy Communion Service all are welcome to this service. On the first Sunday we have Cafe Church in the Parish centre and all are welcome to join us at this service, which takes the form of a short visual service very child friendly the adults love it too! During the service we take time out for tea/coffee/juice and toast and a chat before resuming with our closing prayers. We have a craft table for the children. Music by Andrew Lord on keyboard and Ken Rees on guitar.
10 am on the 1st Sunday of the month is Café Church in the Parish Centre led by our Local Missional Leader Cath and team; The 2nd Sunday is a Family Holy Communion Service in Church. On the 3rd Sunday we have Service of the Word led by our Local Missional Leader Sandra and team; on the 4th Sunday is our more traditional Eucharist service at 10 am in church. And 5th Sundays we join together as Wigan Central Hub for a Hub Service of Holy Communion at one of the churches in our Hub - please contact us to find out which church we are at on a 5th Sunday the time is different we meet at 10:30am
THE WELL - St Mark's, Newtown [Sunday 7 pm]
Join us at St Mark’s for our next gathering for refreshment at the Well. We welcome Pete Baker from PAIS.
Pais is a discipleship-led organization operating on six continents. We equip the local church to advance the Kingdom of God with new concepts, tools, and templates. We offer teams as a human catalyst to create partnerships between schools, community initiatives, businesses, and churches.
Each year Church Wigan hosts a PAIS team who go into our schools and work with our young people, Pete Baker heads up PAIS UK and is a fantastic speaker.
Our PAIS team
Our current PAIS team have been with us since September and are already close to the end of the year, but they have exciting things coming up in the last few weeks. Here are the highlights from the last half term:
Because You're Loved tour 2019
The team and some of our young people had an incredible time in Burnley during the Because You're Loved Tour! We were able to reach out to the public through praying as well as sharing the love of God on the streets. We also saw 115 people give their lives to Christ throughout this weekend!
Our PAIS team are now part of two Alpha courses in Wigan! One with the kids from our churches and another with young people from our school clubs. Seeing them grow in knowledge and faith each week is just incredible to witness, especially the students who have had no experience with Christianity before.
Our PAIS team have reached 3000 students so far.
Students from their lunch and after school clubs are coming to church events.
We had 40 young people come to our last Youth Service.
Please pray for the health of the team.
Schools Ministry in the last half term.
Guidance and peace for decision making for our team's next steps.
Girl Guides / ALL UNIT MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID19
Open to all young ladies between 10 - 14 yrs. Lots of enjoyable things to do - crafts, working for badges, outings, camping, baking, BBQ, pizza nights, chippy nights, games, fun nights, discos, treasure hunts, sponsored events. takes place in the Parish Centre during term time. July & August closed for summer. Captain = Joan James. Assistants = Carole Hilton
There is now a Senior Section in the guides for young ladies aged over 14 yrs. This is a separate group and will work apart from the main group, doing written coursework and research.
'A Cuppa and a Chat' Breakfast Coffee Morning
St Andrew's Parish Centre
120 Woodhouse Lane, Springfield, Wigan. WN6 7LZ
Our usual variety of toasted goodies - from 30p - £1.60. plain toast, fruit toast, tea cakes, crumpets, cheese & ham toastie [or any combination]. Drinks - Hot chocolate, tea 50p, Coffee 80p, squash - 10p & 20p. Occasionally we have cakes and other items for sale. Assorted handmade cards 3 for £1.00. Raffle £1.00 and tombola £1.00 per 5 tickets or 25p each. Occasionally we have cakes and other items for sale. Free Entry
A social event bringing people together for an afternoon of entertainment. £2.00 per person includes entertainment and refreshments. Our sessions last approx. 2 hrs but can occasionally be shorter or longer depending on content. You may, of course, leave at a time suitable for yourself; we have no set rules. Meet people, bring a friend, come alone, there will be plenty of friends there. don't worry if you cannot attend one week, it doesn't matter, we will still be there the following month. We will entertain whoever and how ever many arrive and if no one arrives we will still go ahead with our planned activity.
Scouts at Delph Street Scout Hut / ALL UNIT MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID-19
Delph Street Scout Hut Headquarters
Delph Street, off Park Road, Wigan
Enjoy an evening of fun, adventure, learning, challenges, etc Achieve tasks and receive badges. Switch off your games console and TV and come and experience some hands -on interesting work. This is open to 10+ to 14 yrs old. It is held on a Tuesday from 7.30 pm - 9 pm. Subs are £2.50 per child. We are also looking for leaders from 18yrs upwards to help at both Cubs and Scouts. Contact Dave Eastham on 07762 222900
Brownie Guides / ALL UNIT MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE -COVID-19
Bingo/ ALL SESSIONS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID-19
Open to all - come along and enjoy a chat and an afternoon with friends. Tea/coffee & biscuits provided in the interval. Books of 6 games available @ £1.00 per game. Door raffle and main raffle. Everyone Welcome. Doors open at 1 pm, Eyes down at 1.30 pm. Finishes approx 3 pm.
Rainbows / ALL UNIT MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID-19
Rainbows now takes place in the Parish Centre onMondays from 5.30 pm - 6.30 pm. Regularly during Term Time. Rainbow Leaders are looking for responsible people over the age of 18 yrs to help with managing the group. This can be on a weekly or monthly basis that suits your circumstances. At the moment they cannot accept any more children due to the lack of helpers and will be most grateful for more assistance as there is a waiting list of children wanting to join. If you can help, please contact Elaine or Nora via the following address: [email protected]
Youth Group - Explosion! / ALL MEETINGS CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID-19
St Andrew's Parish Centre
120 Woodhouse Lane
Will take place every third Saturday of the month, 3 pm - 5 pm in the Parish Centre, unless otherwise notified. Managed by Tracy Sinck, Barbara Thomas and Ieva Prescott. Will be open to 8 - 13 yrs old. All children Welcome in this age group. Registering is required by Parents/Adult before starting but can be done on arrival. January 18th - Fresh Start ; February 15th - Loving Friends
Holy Communion Service / ALL MID-WEEK SERVICES CANCELLED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE - COVID-19
Evening service in the church chapel. Open to everyone. Starts at 7 pm. For those who are unable to attend on a Sunday and for those who would like an additional service. Its a shorter service of about half to 3/4 of an hour in length and the people who come are very friendly. Its an easy place to come after a bereavement or if you are on your own or if would just like to find out more about church. You would be made very welcome. We meet in the side chapel so if you come into church and it looks empty dont worry! Just come down the left hand side aisle and join us.