The Toddlers Group is a friendly and popular meeting place for toddlers and their parents or 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 singing is supported by our fine organ, but there is usually one hymn in each service which is accompanied on the piano or keyboard, sometimes with other instruments. The organ is used as a teaching and practice instrument by the St Albans branch of the New School of Organ Studies, and of the St Giles International Organ School. An organ recital, presented by the NSOS in conjunction with the church, is given each Tuesday(see below). Contact: Keith Mitchell -: email@example.com
Organ recitals take place in the Church every Tuesday from 12.30pm to 1.15pm except for Christmas and New Year. Light refreshments are available in the Vestibule before and after the recital. Donations are suggested for the support of the New School of Organ Studies who organise the recitals and for church funds. Contact Basil Lewis – firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.
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 – email@example.com .
CHATTERBOX COFFEE MORNINGS
Would you like to knit in company? You are welcome to bring your knitting, or any other needlework or portable craft to our Coffee Morning. Every Thursday from 10.30 am to 12 noon at Marborough Road Methodist Church. We offer encouragement for beginners, as well as coffee and biscuits. If you need a pattern or project we recommend www.knitforpeace.org.uk – PS: You can come without knitting and just chat!