As you know, due to the Corona Virus we are very sorry we have had to cancel all these groups and meet-ups

We may not be able to meet up physically right now, but we can all keep connected. Let’s keep phoning one another, and/or using social media, and the great many Christian resources that are out there. Please keep praying for everyone as we adjust and prepare how we are going to do and be Church during these uncertain times. We are working on how we can implement practical Prayer, Care, Share in action in our community (particularly to those living alone) and we will be keeping you updated.

 

Regular Weekly, Fortnightly and Monthly Events

 

Mondays

Weekly

Monday Club (Senior Citizens’ Coffee and Cake) Mondays 10.30am till 12 noon

Monday Club gets together on Monday mornings at St. Ouen’s Youth and Community Centre from 10:30am till 12 noon, for coffee and cake. All are welcome, just pop in! The group is organised by Judy Smith. For enquiries please contact Judy Smith, via the Church Office.

Monday Night Football

Every Monday (term-time only) 8pm-9pm. Five-a-Side Football at Langford Sports Centre. We are a group of all ages (the minimum age is 13) and and hopefully play to a fairly competitive level! New players welcome! For more details about Monday Night Football, or if you would like to join please contact Jono De La Haye, via the Church Office.

 

Tuesdays

Weekly

Kangaroos: Babies and Toddlers Pre-School Playgroup

Kangaroos is taking a break this term, but will definitely be back in the near future. Keep an eye on our website for information on other kids and family events, and to get details of when we will start up again. Thank you! See you again soon!

Our Babies and Toddlers Pre-School Playgroup will return next term, on Tuesday mornings (term time) from 9:30-11:30am, at St. Ouen’s Parish Church. Free parking in the church car park, and space for prams/push chairs inside the church porch. No booking required. £2 per family, but first visit free! Read more: Babies and Toddlers Pre-School Playgroup at St. Ouens Parish Church.

 

Wednesdays

Fortnightly

The FORGE @ St. Ouen’s Church Youth

The FORGE is St. Ouen’s Church mid-week Youth Group and Bible Study (for school years 7-13.) The FORGE meets at St. Ouen’s Parish Church every Wednesday evening (term-time) from 6:30-8:30pm. The group is led by Vicki Colin. (After Summer half-term, and during the Summer holidays, The FORGE meets at St. Brelade’s Bay 6-8pm for Beach Nights.) Find out more about Youth Groups and Activities (Ages 11-18) at St. Ouens Church.

Monthly

Wednesday Fellowship Afternoon Tea and Entertainment

Wednesday Fellowship meets every third Wednesday of the month for Afternoon Tea at St. Ouen’s Youth and Community Centre (YCC.) Wednesday Fellowship is open to all senior citizens in St. Ouen’s Parish and their friends. For more information, contact Brian Vibert, via the Church Office.

Stitch Together!

Stitch Together! usually meets every first Wednesday of the month at Sarah Boxall’s house between 2:00pm and 4:30pm. The group is open to all church members from all three congregations, who enjoys sewing or knitting. Please bring your own ‘work in progress’ with the aim being to have a chat and a cup of tea while stitching together! For more information, contact Sarah Boxall, via the Church Office.

 

Fridays

Monthly

St. Ouen’s Country Market

Every last Friday of the month, St. Ouen’s Country Market is at St Ouen’s Parish Hall, from 9:30am – 2:30pm at St. Ouen’s Parish Hall. Help St. George’s Church in their fundraising for the building. Stalls, Teas, Cakes and Light Lunches.

 

Saturdays

Weekly

Worship Band Practice

Usually from 4pm the Worship Group have their worship practice at St. Ouen’s Parish Church for a couple of hours.

 

Sundays

Weekly

Sunday Services

8am Early Morning Communion at St. Ouen’s Parish Church
10am Contemporary Morning Worship at St. Ouen’s Parish Church
11am Traditional Morning Worship at St. George’s Church

 

The SWAMP: (Under 3’s Sunday Worship and Morning Praise) Babies and Infants (Ages 0-3)

The SWAMP (Under 3s Sunday Worship and Morning Praise) is a play area (within the church) which tries to meet the needs of young families with babies and infant children. It takes place during the 10am Contemporary Morning Worship service at St. Ouens Parish Church. It begins after a short time of sung worship, with the main body of the congregation. Families then move to the supervised ‘play area,’ within the church, by the church entrance porch.

Parents are welcome to stay with babies and toddlers, or (if they feel confident) leave their children in our lively ‘church creche,’ while they attend the service. We do encourage parents to leave their Under 3s, if they feel happy to. We understand parents with small babies need to stay. There is an open baby changing area in the corner of the play area. There are some outside toilets a short walk through the graveyard and on the way to the car park.

Find out more about Children’s Sunday Groups (Ages 0-11) at St. Ouens Church.

 

SOCKs (St. Ouen’s Church Kids) Children’s Sunday Groups (Ages 3-11)

Sunday Groups for pre-school and primary school children (aged 3-11) take place at St. Ouen’s Youth and Community Centre (YCC.) Children are dropped off between 9:40am and 9:55am. During this arrival time, children share together in a short time of free play using the sports equipment and toys, supervised by leaders and helpers.

Our session begins with a time of children’s worship. Then we sit together to listen to a bible story. From this point we split into 2-3 separate groups (usually by age-group) for our discussion, teaching and activity time, which usually takes up most of the session.

We often use a science activity to fascinate children, illustrate the point of teaching and embed the message of the bible passage into the session. Some examples of science activities are teabag rockets, slime activities chemical reactions, erupting emotions and Mentos geysers! We then play some games before finishing with a fun prayer activity. The group are then transported by leaders and helpers to The Parish Church, to join their families towards the end of the service, at around 11am.

Find out more about Children’s Sunday Groups (Ages 0-11) at St. Ouens Church.

 

GRID: Sunday Youth Group (Ages 11-18)

Grid is our Sunday morning Youth Group. This group is open to all young people in secondary school years 7-13. However, the 16-18 year olds have the option, to stay with the main congregation, for worship and teaching talks in Church, if they prefer.

Grid (our Sunday Youth Group) begins from 9:45am at St. Ouen’s Youth and Community Centre (YCC.) The youth group runs alongside the 10am Contemporary Worship Service.

For the first 15 minutes, we start all together with the younger children, and enjoy some time socialising, catching up and playing games in the building’s Main Hall. At 10am the youth split from the primary school children. We move into our group for bible study, with a variety of games, activities and discussion to help us understand what we read in the bible. We look at how the Bible impacts and is relevant to us today. We have a time praying together, before being transported back to the Parish Church to join the main congregation, at the end of the service.

Find out more about Youth Groups & Activities (Ages 11-18) at St. Ouens Church.

 

Monthly

All Age Family Sunday Service, with Breakfast from 9.30am

On the first Sunday of the month at the Parish Church, we meet together for All Age Family Worship, as a church family of all ages. We meet from 9:30am to catch up over croissants and pain-au-chocolats. The All Age Sunday service starts at 10am. This lively, vibrant and sometimes noisy family service lasts for approximately an hour. The service sometimes has interactive sections where we can all learn together, according to our preferred learning styles. This is also the Sunday service where family Baptisms or Christenings take place at St. Ouen’s Parish Church.