Activities

Nature Cafe - Open Morning on Friday, 17 March from 11.00am-1.00pm

Walmsley Unitarian Chapel, along with Incredible Edible Bromley Cross (IEBX) is setting up a weekly cafe on a Friday morning. This is the IEBX regular weekly meeting when we get together and work in the garden, planting vegetables, herbs etc.

We wanted to find a way of opening up the gardens to others so we decided to set up the Nature Cafe, which would offer healthy, diabetic friendly food and be a space for local people to get together.

We want this to be a space where everyone is welcome, a chance for all generations to meet; where people with various health conditions or none, can come and enjoy the wonderful views and atmosphere in our gardens.

We are having an Open Morning on Friday, 17 March from 11.00am-1.00pm to let people test our offer and also to see if we can find people to help us to run it. If we have a team of about 10, then no one need be there every week.

We are specifically looking for people interested in:
Helping in the cafe
Leading short guided walks
Doing some gardening
Talking and making people welcome

Please come along if you can. If you cannot manage 17 March but would like to find out more, we are there every Friday from 10.30am-12.30am; or tel. Sharon on (01204) 418125 or Lynne on (01204) 307556.

We are planning on opening the Cafe on a regular weekly basis from Friday, 21 April. We want people to have a good time while they are here and to go away feeling better than when they arrived!

Our Sunday School
We are a group of about 14 children and we meet on the second and fourth Sundays of every month from 11.00 a.m. - 12 noon. Our ages range from 12 months to 11 years old.

We go into Chapel for the first 15 minutes and join in the service with the other members of the congregation. We take the collection before we come across to the School Room for our own session. Our mums or dads can come with us as well if they want to.

Every week we have a 'news & views' session when we can share with everyone what we have been doing. Then one of the Sunday School leaders tells us about our topic or reads a story. Then we usually make something or get involved in an activity'. At the end of our session, we light our chalice candles, sing our song and say a prayer. Then we can play.

We always have fun and enjoy playing with our friends. We try to learn about the world so that we can work out for ourselves what we believe in.

These are some of the things that we have done in the past:

  • Learned about Fairtrade
  • Studied wildlife
  • Played with drums
  • Held a teddy's bear picnic
  • Written our own prayers
  • Filled shoeboxes at Christmas to send to refugee camps
  • Drew some pictures of our Chapel's history.

Gong Bath Sound Therapy Meditation
The monthly gong bath sessions will be continuing throughout the winter and into 2017. The dates have changed though and they will now be on the fourth Tuesdays, except in December when it will remain on the second Tuesday. The sessions are run by Ondray Botkovelli from Langho, they last from 7.30-8.30pm and they give you the opportunity to bathe in the healing, resonant harmonics of six Japanese gongs. They cost £10 or what you can afford.