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.
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
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. This Service is supervised by a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor
Counsellors are qualified and registered with the Professional Standards Authority
Big Breakfast - Meets at St Michael's Church, Brereton
Want to hear somebody's story? What better way than to listen over a cooked breakfast? Starts at 9.15am every 4th Saturday of the month (occasional exceptions). Check out the Diary page for updates. (There is no Big Breakfast in November or December.)
Please add your name to the list in church or contact Steve Hammersley.
The Recovery Network
Every 1st and 3rd Wednesday, 7.00pm at St Augustine's Church Hall, Rugeley (next door to the church building)
This informal befriending and support group is for people living with poor mental health due to anxiety. Welcome, Friendship, Calm, Space to Be.
Call 079 1941 6900 for more details.
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.
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.
The Mothers' Union
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.