The Toddlers Group is a friendly and popular meeting place for toddlers and their parents/r carers. It meets every Tuesday morning during school terms. As well as toys, puzzles and books, there is an activity table for craft work and a time for singing. New members are always welcome and further information can be obtained from Alison Marsay, leader, or Pat Khan, treasurer – firstname.lastname@example.org .
The church flowers are donated each week by members of the congregation. Almost half are given in memory of a loved one, or to commemorate a special anniversary. The flowers are arranged by those giving them or by one of the Flower Group. After the morning service a rota of people distribute the flowers to those who are sick, are celebrating a special event, or are elderly and unable to attend church. A card of good wishes, assuring the recipient of the prayers of the congregation, accompany the flowers. Contact person is Margaret Taylour (email@example.com)
MARLBOROUGH THEATRE CLUB
The Marlborough Theatre Club aims to enjoy and support all aspects of live theatre. It regularly organises theatre visits to see musicals, comedies, drama, etc. For further information contact Edna & Brian Sharp – firstname.lastname@example.org .
There is a strong tradition of music at Marlborough Road. Most of the congregational singing is supported by our fine organ, played by our regular organist is Tanya Brittain. We sometimes have piano accompaniment, a church band and guest organists. Contact: email@example.com
On the first Thursday of each month at 12:30 – 13:30 between September and June the church hosts a talk followed by questions with the audience welcome to bring their lunchtime sandwiches. Some talks are about theological questions, some about the great issues of the day and some are about the challenges different charities face. The Dean of St. Albans has asked whether the Christmas Story is true. The Bishop of St. Albans has talked about his anti-gambling work and Lord Griffiths of Burry Port has asked whether the House of Lords should be abolished. The writer Stephen Poxon considered if God is a football fan. Other subjects covered or coming up include human trafficking and child exploitation, climate change, taxation, credit unions, Black History Month, and attitudes to disability.
A reading group meets once a month to discuss a variety of books they have chosen to read. Our reading lists are published in the Marlborough Round and the Marlborough Notes. Our meetings are open to anyone. Contact: Brian Sharp – firstname.lastname@example.org .
CHATTERBOX COFFEE MORNINGS
Chatterbox convenes every Thursday except the Thursday of Christmas week in the welcome area from 10.30 am to 12 noon. You are welcome to bring your knitting, or any other needlework or portable craft – regular needleworkers offer encouragement for beginners along with the coffee and biscuits. If you need a pattern or project we recommend www.knitforpeace.org.uk You can come without knitting and just chat!