Meeting people where they are at is the starting point for building Communities of Hope. Here you will find the various groups that meet in the different churches in the Team Ministry.


Changing Room Counselling Service - At St Augustine's Church, Rugeley

A Professional Counselling Service for people going through bereavement, suffering with anxiety and/or depression.

Call 075 9125 7737 

to arrange an appointment.

Up to 6 sessions provided free of charge. Appointments must be booked in advance.

Sessions take place at St Augustine’s Church, Station Road, Rugeley on Tuesdays 9.30am - 12.30pm and Fridays 11.00am - 2.00pm. This Service is supervised by a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor

Counsellors are qualified and registered with the Professional Standards Authority


Schools Work - across the whole Team Ministry

Our work with many of the 10 Primary Schools in the Team ministry Area is extensive and largely facilitated through the work of Sue Whitehouse our Community Minister - Schools Worker. Teams of volunteers take 'Open the Book' into the schools on a frequent basis. Sue and members of the clergy regularly lead acts of worship in the schools and lead church services for children and parents and carers.

Several members of the different congregations stand as Governors in the Church-linked schools.

If you would like to help by volunteering in a variety of ways do get in touch with the Parish Office on 01889 574157


Adam's Return - Meets at St Augustine's Church, Rugeley

A group for men seeking to make sense of life. Click here to see latest programme

Starts with a cooked breakfast at 8.30am. Saturday morning s once a month at 8.30am. Check out the Diary page for date of next gathering.

When we think about it, whenever the big stuff happens in life, like when we fall in love, when we become fathers, when we get married, when a loved one dies, or when we suffer unexpected set backs, something stirs deep within us and we struggle for the words; questions arise, hope, expectations, meaning and purpose stir within us, but we rarely find the time to figure things out. Well the good news is that this is all very normal, the things that are stirring are related to our spirituality.

Adam’s Return is a group set up to help us men to explore this stuff. This is not a group for talking about “religion”; it’s a group seeking to make sense of life. 

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Lunch Bunch - Meets at St Michael’s Church Hall, Main Road Brereton on 3rd Wednesday every month

Lunch Bunch meets on the 3rd Wednesday of the month, 12:00-1:30pm in St. Michael's Church Hall, Main Road, Brereton for anyone who would appreciate some company and a hot meal. You can come on your own or as a couple or with your family. Those who are able to, are welcome to give a donation towards the food please, but there is not a fixed price, so if you are unable to donate that is okay. If you would like to come along, please let Rev George (01889 801077) know. Lunch Bunch looks forward to welcoming you with a traditional home-made hot dinner and pudding!

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Monday Club - Meets at the Church of the Holy Spirit, Etching Hill

We meet on Mondays at 11.00 am until 12.30 at Etchinghill Church Hall, Mount Road. £2 per week includes refreshments. Come along and join us. 

The Monday Club provides a variety of stimulating activities, including chair-based exercises and friendship.

It is open to everyone, male or female, living in Etching Hill or further afield, whether you are a church goer or a non-church goer.

We do exercises suitable for all ability levels on alternate weeks. On the weeks between we have a wide range of fun activities that are decided by group members.

For further information ring Chris on 07792814607.

Food can be brought for the Foodbank any Monday as the church is a collection point.  


The Mothers' Union - Meets at St Augustine’s Church Hall, Station Road, Rugeley

Mothers' Union (MU) is an international Christian membership charity that aims to demonstrate the Christian faith in action through the transformation of communities worldwide.

We are working with people of all faiths and none in 83 countries to promote stable marriage, family life and the protection of children through praying, enabling and campaigning. We support families and communities both in the UK and around the world. 

There is an active MU branch within the Team Ministry with programme of meetings throughout the year. Click here for programme.