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From Pampering to Poetry: the Friendship Group

posted 13 Nov 2016, 10:37 by John Goldring

Where can you find painting, “pampering”, prose and poetry reading? Where can you join in with speaking, singing, quizzing, eating, bowling, jewellery-making, clay-modelling, variety shows and all sorts of arts, crafts and entertainments? The answer, of course, is the Community Friendship Group at Holy Trinity.

The Friendship Group meets on the first Monday morning of every month. It has been one of the most successful and celebrated groups in the church for many years. One regular writes: 'It has made me, from scratch, into a practising water-colour artist, black-country stand-up comedian and, quite recently, Christmas card maker!'

The group has a well-deserved reputation for the warmth of its welcome and for its light-hearted socialisation. Newspapers and games are on hand for anyone who might not fancy a particular activity (there are usually two on offer) or want to drop out early.

There are often card and book stalls and there are always light refreshments. Birthdays are celebrated in song and cards given. Major Christian Festivals are celebrated with services.

The entrance fee of £1.50 funds everything, even a small Christmas gift for everyone and a further 25p provides you with as much tea or coffee as you can drink for the morning.

New members, whether from Holy Trinity or the wider community, are always welcome to give the group a try. Just come along to the next meeting on Monday 5 December at 10.45am in the church hall.