Groups & Activities

We offer a warm welcome to all who wish to worship in our Parish Churches which has found room for all who live in the parish, travel through it, visit, or come from near and far to worship here.  In addition to our worship, we have a number of groups and run many activities:

Young Christian Groups
Our Young Christians group for children age 2 and over is held at St Mary & St Giles church during the Parish Mass on Sundays (the children return to the mass during the Offertory). Other activities are organised throughout the year.
• Contact: Lesley Salter – Tel: 07789 898847

Squeals on Wheels (Parents & Toddlers Group)
A lively group that meets every Monday morning of the year (except Bank Holidays) between 9:30am and 11:00am in the Parish Hall at St Mary & St Giles Church.
• Contact: Lesley Salter – Tel: 07789 898847

Servers, Scripture Readers & Intercessors
If you are interested in participating in the Parish Mass then contact:
• Servers: Dick Martin at Church
• Scripture Readers: Deb Kidd   email: deb.kidd33@hotmail.com
• Intercessors: Deb Kidd  email: deb.kidd33@hotmail.com

St Mary and St Giles Church Choir
The Choir meets at St Mary & St Giles church on most Wednesdays from 7.00pm to 8:30pm. All are welcome.
• Contact: Jonathan Kingston –

The Prayer Group
The Prayer Group meet on alternate Mondays at 2:00pm.  The venue changes each week.
• Contact: Kath Hindley – Tel: 01908 562798

Bellringing
All Church members are welcome to join the ringers.  We ring in the Sunday Service, for special occasions, and meet to practice at 8:00pm on Monday evenings.
• Contact: Malcolm Hooton (Tower Captain) – Tel: 01908 565380

Handbell ringers
All aged 12 or over are welcome to try their hand at the ancient art of handbell ringing. The SMSG handbell ringers meet to practice at All Saints, Calverton between 6.30pm & 7.15pm on Thursdays.
Contact: Lesley Salter – Tel: 07789 898847

The Band
A group for all ages who have attained Grade III or above. St Mary & St Giles Band holds occasional concerts and plays during the Parish Mass on occasion. The Band meets to practice at All Saints, Calverton between 7:15 pm & 8:30pm on Thursdays.
• Contact: Lesley Salter – Tel: 07789 898847

Church Cleaners, Flower Arrangers & Gardeners
A caring group of people who look after the domestic & practical needs of the Parish Churches.
Contact:
• Cleaners Deb Kidd – email: deb.kidd33@hotmail.com
• Flowers Sue Starr – Tel: 01908 564453
• Gardens Hazel Willis – Tel:

Willis Pipe Organ Restoration and Music for all @ SMSG
The team organises a variety of events and activities to raise the funds needed to restore and maintain our 3 manual Willis Pipe organ. The Music for All @ SMSG website gives much more information about 7 years of fundraising, the 3 year Heritage Lottery Fund supported project (2014-2017) and Music for All @ SMSG.

Church Restoration Funds
The St Mary & St Giles Restoration fund covers maintenance and restoration of the fabric of the building of St Mary & St Giles Church. Many members of the Parish family help with organising and running fundraising events, which include summer coffee mornings, Summer Cream Teas, concerts and Quiz nights.

Previous projects include the restoration of the Blessed Sacrament chapel, the repositioning of the font, redecoration of the Sanctuary and raising funds towards the completion of the new Parish Hall. The current focus of the fund is the Disabled access and Narthex project.

All Saints, Calverton has a Restoration fund which covers maintenance and restoration of the fabric of the building and churchyard of All Saints Church.  The annual Calverton Fete raises money for this fund.