Spring 2017

As we head into Spring and the days get longer and warmer, the list of events at Christ Church Community Centre also gets longer and the welcome even warmer!

If its Tuesday, it must be Christ Church. There is now a full programme of events every Tuesday throughout the month:

1st Tuesday  –  Coffee Club – Interesting activities and speakers, whilst enjoying refreshments and good company.

2nd Tuesday – Film Morning – an opportunity to enjoy a classic or more recent film on the Christ church Big Screen

3rd Tuesday – Sing Café – Enjoy refreshments while listening and singing songs from 1950s through to the 1980’s

4th Tuesday – Art café – whether you are an artist or not, there will be something for you to enjoy

5th Tuesday – Games café – Fun and Games along with refreshments for all to enjoy.

If you can’t make a Tuesday, don’t worry because there is still the excellent Connect Coffee on a Wednesday along with all the other regular events that happen here at the Community Centre. Full details can be found at the website

www.christchurchcommunitycentre.org.uk

Please also keep an eye out for all the eggstra events that we are holding over the Easter period and why not put on your Easter Bonnet and come down and join in the celebrations. Everyone is welcome.

John Potter

Community Centre Manager

Spring 2016

With Christmas now a distance memory, the days drawing out and with Easter on the horizon, it is starting to feel like Spring at the Community Centre. So why not get out of the house and come along and enjoy the many delights of the Community Centre has to offer?

There are the excellent Connect Coffee mornings, every Wednesday. They are attended by a really wide mix of people, who enjoy a chat, reading the papers or just partaking of the tea and toast that is available.  Maybe you prefer an interesting, informative talk.  If that is the case, why not come along to the Good News Coffee Mornings on the first Tuesday of the month. Alternatively, if it is a good Hollywood blockbuster that you are after, please try our monthly film club on the second Tuesday of the month. Or, if you just fancy a knit and natter, why not try the Knit and Natter group on the first and third Wednesday afternoons of each month.  Full details of these and other events can be found in the “Dates for your diary” section of this magazine.

It was on 29th March 2011 that Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE declared Christ Church Community Centre open.  Over the last five very hectic years, we have served thousands of cups of tea and coffee, held hundreds of events for the local community, supported many different charities with their fund raising efforts and helped many children celebrate their birthdays with their friends.  These are just a few of the many exciting activities that have taken place in the Community Centre over that time.  So, I would like to thank everyone who helped raise the money to build the Community Centre or has helped support the Centre since it opened its doors.  Without your commitment, none of this would have been possible.  So let’s see what a difference we can make over the next five years!

Autumn 2015

During a recent holiday, I drove through many different types of towns, villages and suburbs and there was one building that they all had in common, a community centre. This showed me the importance of the local communities having somewhere to come together and interact with each other, no matter which part of the world you are in.

It is exactly the same here at Christ Church Community Centre. We try to be at the heart of the locally community, by offering a wide range of activities for the local community to enjoy. These activities include, Good News Coffee mornings, a Film club, Mums and Tots group, Bumps and Babies group, Knit and Natter group and Sunday club, to name but a few. The Community Centre is also used by many local clubs, societies and businesses to offer many different events for the community that include Rainbows, Brownies, Guides and dance classes for children, while for adults there are yoga and Pilates classes, Towns Women’s Guild and Women’s Institute meetings and photography courses.

Please see the “whats on” page for full etails.

NEW Connect Coffee Shop @ Christ Church

In September, we will be starting an exciting new weekly drop in coffee morning on a Wednesday, which will open to everybody. There will be a play area for toddlers, a safe space for babies and expectant mums and tables for adults to meet together or just sit, stop and unwind with a paper. Please come along and join the fun!

 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at the Community Centre or by telephone (07473028991), or by email (centremanager@christchurchhighbebington.org.uk) or just pop in for a chat.

John Potter

Centre Manager

It was on 29th March 2011 that Dame Lorna Muirhead DBE declared Christ Church Community Centre open.  Over the last four very hectic years, we have served thousands of cups of tea and coffee, held hundreds of events for the local community, supported many different charities with their fund raising efforts and helped many children celebrate their birthdays with their friends.  These are just a few of the many exciting activities that take place in the Community Centre.  For up to date information and full details on all the events that are happening at Christ Church Community Centre, you can log onto the website www.christchurchcommunitycentre.org .uk or call into the Community Centre and pick up a what’s on guide.

I sometimes compare the Community Centre to the Albert Hall! It is large versatile space that is in constant use for a wide array of events.  One minute is being used for all age worship by the congregation, and then the Kings Hall is being cleared for a children’s party, before being transformed into a cinema to show a film, along with freshly made popcorn.

However, even with all these different community events happening at the Centre, there is always room to squeeze a few more events on. So, if you have any ideas on what other services you think we could provide for the community, please contact me and will be delighted to see how I can help.

John Potter

Christ Church Community Centre Manager

Happy 2015

As we start 2015, it gives me the chance to review the last 12 months but more importantly look forward to what is in store at the Community Centre in the coming months.

During 2014, the Tuesday film club has gone from strength to strength, showing the classical Hollywood musicals on the second Tuesday of each month.  This event will continue in 2015 and if there is a big enough demand, I hope to show 2 films per month.  If you have a favourite film from the golden era of Hollywood that you would like to see on the big screen at Christ Church Community Centre, please let me know and I will do my best to bring your dreams to the silver screen!

The Good News coffee mornings have proved to be very popular, with an excellent range of speakers arranged by June Fogg.  There is a full programme of events planned for 2015, so come along and enjoy and a cup of coffee and an entertaining speaker, on the first Tuesday of each month.

The Knit and Natter group put on an excellent display to commemorate the 1st World War in November along with an afternoon tea.  So, if you fancy doing some knitting and nattering, or just some nattering over a cup of tea, Jill Wright would be delighted to see on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday afternoon of the month at the Community Centre.

There are plenty of other events happening at the Community Centre, so either drop in and see me for the full details or look on the Community Centre website www.christchurchcommunitycentre.org.uk.

As always I am on the lookout for different events to hold at the Community Centre, so please contact me if you have any ideas you may have.

Wishing you a happy 2015

John Potter Community Centre Manager

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October Highlights

As always there are plenty of exciting events happening at Christ Church Community Centre during October. These include:

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Saturday 4th October – Bingo evening 6.00pm

Megan our Rose Queen starts her year of fund raising with a Bingo evening. Come along and enjoy a great evening’s entertainment and good company.

 

 

News Zealand

Tuesday 7th October-Good News coffee morning 10.30

Alan Jackson is giving an illustrated talk on his visit to New Zealand. Come and see the beautiful landscapes of the North and South islands.  Come and see Alan’s fantastic photographs, from the sub-tropical area of 90 Mile Beach on the north tip of North Island, right through to the stunning Milford Sound on the South island. Not to forget the fascinating landscape of Rotorua and the Maori culture.

 

 

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Tuesday 14th October – Tuesday Film Club 10.30

Come along to the monthly film show and enjoy the big screen experience at Christ Church Community Centre, showing a classic film from the golden era of Hollywood. You can even have freshly made popcorn!

 

 

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Wednesday 15th October – Commemoration afternoon tea. 1.30pm

You are invited by the Christ Church Knit and Natter group to hear guest speakers Chris Thompson (Local historian), Lucy London (author and Poet) and Dave Horne (local author) talk about the 1st World War.  There are World War One related displays and free refreshments available.

Events in September

There is an exciting line up of events happening at Christ Church Community Centre in September, so please come down and join in the fun!

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Tuesday 2nd September – Good News Coffee Morning. A talk by Gavin Hunter on the “lost halls  of Wirral” followed by a snack lunch

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Friday 5th September – Coffee morning – Come along and join Healthwatch Wirral and North west Ambulance Service, who will be providing information about the North West Ambulance  service and give you the chance to share your patient transport experiences.  Doors open at 10.00am

 

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Tuesday 9th September – Tuesday Film Club – “Saving Mr Banks” starring Emma  Thompson. Film starts at 10.30

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Friday 26th September – The worlds biggest Coffee Morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support. Coffee and cake served from 10.00am

 

Busy July!

July is a busy time for the Community Centre starting with the Good News Coffee morning on Tuesday 1st July at 10.30. This month’s talk is from Ruth Stirrup of Wirral 3Ls, who will be talking about the courses and social events which the Wirral 3Ls run (http://www.wirral3ls.co.uk/). This is then followed by an excellent snack lunch at noon (only £2).
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Then on Tuesday 8th July at 10.30 the Tuesday Film club is showing the classic Hollywood blockbuster Breakfast at Tiffany’s, starring Audrey Hepburn as Holly Golightly “the most hilarious heroine who ever rumpled then pages of a best–selling novel”! Come and enjoy the big screen experience and refreshments for only £3.50, while there is also freshly made popcorn for sale.
On Saturday 12th July at 2.00 is the highlight of the Community Centres year – The Christ Church Summer fair. An occasion not to be missed with the crowning of the new Rose Queen (Megan Coulter), entertainment from Vibe Dance Academy, raffles, tombola, cake stall, games, plant sale and refreshments to name but a few attractions. Please make sure you come along and enjoy all the fun of the fair!

3 years and counting!

It is now over 3 years since Christ Church Community Centre opened its doors to the residents of Higher Bebington.  Over those three years the Community Centre has gone from strength to strength with Christ Church offering a wide range of activities and support services to the local community. These include:

  • Parents and Tots groups
  • Carers support group
  • Knit and Natter group
  • Bereavement Support group
  • Mental Health support group
  • Coffee mornings
  • Lunch club
  • Monthly film club

While there is an excellent mix of other users to suit all ages, these include

  • Rainbows, Brownies and Guide packs
  • Children’s Dance classes
  • Baby Sensory classes
  • Goshinjutsu lessons
  • Pilates, Keep fit and Yoga classes
  • Townswomen Guild and Women’s Institute meetings
  • Choir
  • Weight Watchers meetings
  • Photography lessons

Screen Shot 2014-05-21 at 12.36.00For full details on all the events happening at Christ Church Community Centre, please see the what’s on page. Or alternatively please call me on 07473028991 and I will be delighted to see how I can help you.

Along with the regular programme of events there are also some excellent one off events.  Over the weekend of 14/15th June, Wirral Grammar School for Boys are presenting “Postcards from the Front” an exhibition of art work and music commemorating the centenary of the start of World War One.  While on the 12th July Christ Church will holding its Summer Fair, including the crowing of the Rose Queen.