Hall Usage Update
With the 2019 renovations to the Church Hall a revised list of Users is now shown below
Below is a list of Groups using the Church Hall. For further details see the links below.
- Kids Rock– breakfast & after school club in term times, holiday club in school holidays
- St. Paul’s Babes & Tots – Tuesday Term time 9:30am – 11:00am
- 4th Sale Central Brownies – Tuesday evenings in term time 6:15-7:30pm
- St. Paul’s Women’s Tuesday Group – 2nd Tuesday of the month 8:15pm
- 4th Sale Central Guides -Tuesday evenings in term time 7:30pm
- St Paul’s Choir – Thursday evenings 7:30pm to 8:30pm
- St Paul’s Men’s Society – Last Thursday of the month 8:00pm
- St Paul’s Community Choir – Friday 1:00pm to 2:30pm
- Saturday Coffee on hold– 10:30am – 12 noon most Saturdays
- St. Paul’s Flower Group – Usually arranges flowers in Church on Saturday am
- Social Outreach Group – planning for events such as Heritage Open Day
- St. Paul’s Trustees
Details on their webpages.
St Paul’s Babes and Tots
St. Paul’s Babes & Tots is a self-financing group which meets in the Church Hall on Tuesday & Thursday mornings between 9.30 & 11.00 am. Tea/coffee/toast is provided for adults & juice/water/toast for children. Areas are provided for different activities to cover various developmental stages.
Meet on Tuesday evenings during term time from 6.15 – 7.30 pm. We have a mixture of girls from different schools in the area & it’s a great opportunity for them to make friends outside their usual social circle.
Our programme at Brownies is varied & our main aim is to have fun. We work on interest & special challenge badges & have themed evenings. We have recently been on trips to Hobbycraft & a Wythenshawe FM radio station where we were interviewed live on air. We were also lucky enough to be made very welcome at McDonalds for our Christmas party. The unit have also been on Church Parade & took part in the service.
Brownies is open to all girls between the ages of 7 & 11. If anyone is interested in joining our Brownies please visit the Girl Guiding Website & register your details. Brown Owl will then contact you. In the meantime if you would like more information please contact Brown Owl on 07986525898 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 8.15’pm in the Committee room. We have a varied programme of speakers & hold a Christmas coffee evening in December at the home of one of our members. In January we go out for lunch, & once a year, usually May/June, we have an outing. We hold our Annual General Meeting in February & have a break from June – September.
4th Sale Central Guides is open to girls aged 10 – 14 who wish to be part of the Girguiding organisation & are willing to consider making our promise. Guides meet on Tuesdays at 7.30 pm during term time.
We go away twice a year, camping in May where we do activities such as archery, rifle shooting abseiling & low rope courses & in Autumn we go on a night hike. Our residential experiences are always based on a theme chosen by the Guides, such as Harry Potter, Brit weekend, Girlguiding centenary, I’m a Guide get me out of here & many others.
We were invited to join the Brownies on a tour of Wythenshawe FM recently & ended up talking about why we joined Guides & what we like about it, live on air!
St. Paul’s Church choir includes singers of all ages & is open to anyone who enjoys singing. We help lead the worship each Sunday, singing hymns, psalms, anthems & a musical setting of the Eucharist. We meet each Thursday evening during term time between 7.30 pm & 8.30 pm to rehearse.
Outside St. Paul’s we lead the singing at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday. Sometimes we join with our neighbouring parish for Confirmation or Ascension Day services & occasionally contribute to weddings at other churches. Many of our choristers have done the RSCM awards to help develop their singing & music reading skills, although it is not necessary to read music to sing in the choir.
At Christmas we sing carols in Sale, sometimes in Tesco, Costa Coffee or Waitrose, as well as singing at a residential home. We also try to do a concert which features both sacred & secular music & each year during the summer months we put on a short recital of organ, chamber or choral music once a month before Evensong.
St. Paul’s Men’s Society meets at 8 pm on the last Thursday in the month from September, with the exception of December. Regular meetings include a farmhouse supper, AGM & supper & a bowls match & supper. Various talks have been arranged & recent outings have included visits to the Hale Synagogue, Gorton Monastery & Stockport Underground Air raid Shelters. We provide the Christmas tree in Church & man the coffee morning on the 1st Saturday of each month.
A fun choir for people of all ages and abilities that particularly welcomes people with health concerns, to meet in a friendly and supportive environment to enjoy singing for fun. Refreshments are provided, there is a small weekly sub of 2 pounds. Join us every Friday in the Church Hall, hall open from 1pm singing starts 1.30pm – 2:30pm.
Most Saturdays we are open between 10.30 – 12 noon for coffee or tea & biscuits. This service is provided by volunteers from our leisure groups. It provides a safe venue for people to come & chat, particularly those who live alone.
An off-shoot of this is that the money raised goes to Francis House, a charity providing respite care for sick children & their carers. Last year we raised over £700.
St. Paul’s Flower Group consists of people who are interested in arranging flowers in Church. The congregation is invited to commemorate anniversaries, birthdays etc by giving a donation towards the flowers. There is a book at the Back of Church where their names can be entered against the date chosen.
At Easter & Harvest we make a special effort with extra flowers to add to the significance of the religious event.
Social Outreach Group meets several times a year to plan & arrange events that will promote fellowship & funds. The meetings are open to anyone who is interested & the group frequently take on board ideas & suggestions of parishioners. The group’s main functions are to co-ordinate events & seek volunteers to help & advertise them.
Events include ; Heritage Day with afternoon teas, Christian Aid soup & roll lunch, a murder mystery evening & the Jubilee party which was a huge success, with all profit going to charity.
More volunteers are most welcome to join the group.
St. Paul’s Trustees are responsible for appointing a parish priest when necessary & maintain a trust which can make grants “ for the furtherance of religion “ at St. Paul’s. Application for a grant is generally made with the agreement & approval of the Vicar It is the practice of the Trustees to pay in full or part for specific projects which can be identified, and not to make donations to general funds.