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Forthcoming Events and Activities


You are very welcome to join us for any of these events
 
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Our Regular Church Activities

Our Sunday Service is at 10-30am each Sunday, including a créche & Junior Church. Tea, coffee, etc., is served after the service.
On the 1st Sunday in each month we have All-age Worship - a family service when everyone worships together for the whole time (there is a créche).
Holy Communion is normally celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of each month.
 
We hold Poverty Lunches (soup, bread & cheese, and fruit) 3 or 4 times a year starting at 12 noon after the Sunday Service. Normally we have a speaker and collect a donation for an agreed charity.
 
The Church Meeting, open to everyone, is also held 4 times a year, at 12 noon, after the Sunday Service.
 
Our Messy Church sessions are held once a month for children and their families, currently on the 3rd Thursday of most months, from 3-45pm to 5-15pm. You can visit our Messy Church page on facebook here, or email mc@wigmorechurch.org.uk for further information.
 
A Bible Study & Discussion Group meets weekly at the church or in members' homes during Lent and at some other times during the year. Contact Valerie Alderman, tel. 659190 or email secretaries@wigmorechurch.org.uk for further information.
 
You will find details of all these activities in the calendar above, in our
Wavelength magazine, and on the notice board in the church foyer.
 
The 5th Stopsley Guides meet at Wigmore Church on Thursdays from 7pm - contact Jean Weir, tel. 01908 375191 or email guides@wigmorechurch.org.uk  You can view their website here.
 
The 23rd Luton Boys' Brigade meet at Wigmore Church on Fridays from 6pm - contact Alasdair McFarlane, email  bb@wigmorechurch.org.uk
 
Leaders and members of both the Guides and Boys' Brigade normally share
in the Family and Parade Service on the 1st Sunday morning of each month.


You can view or download the latest version of our church Welcome leaflet
here (PDF file)

You can view or download a copy of current edition of our church magazine Wigmore Wavelength here (PDF file)

You can view or download the latest version of the Heartland Bulletin here (PDF file)



Wigmore's  Supported Charity 2015-16

This was chosen by the votes of the congregation in April and May 2015 to replace our previous local charity - Friends of Luton Youth Music (FLYM)  - we support a UK or local charity one year followed by an overseas charity the following year.

Seven charities were proposed: Ebola Orphans (run by St George Foundation, to help children orphaned by ebola in Sierra Leone), Freedom Matters (a charity that fights trafficking and helps free Nepalese children from slavery, abuse and exploitation), Neema House (an orphanage in Arusha, Tanzania set up by a retired couple from Texas, caring for children abandoned by their mothers because of health problems),  Peace Direct (an international charity dedicated to supporting local peace building), Shelterbox (a charity supplying boxes of life-saving aid to families world-wide made homeless by natural or man-made disasters), Sizanani (a project of Pinetown Methodist Church is South Africa, offering sewing training classes to help unskilled and unemployed people to gain skills for employment) and Water Aid (bringing clean, safe water to the poorest people and communities around the world).

After two rounds of voting Sizanani received the largest number of votes and will be our supported charity from July 2015.

Sizanani Academy of Sewing and Design (Sizanani - pronounced 'see-za-na-knee' - is the Zulu word for 'help one another') is a project of Pinetown Methodist Church in South Africa and offers sewing training programmes to enable unskilled and unemployed people to obtain skills for employment. It needs to raise sufficient funding to offer a greater range of bursaries to attend courses, and loans for the purchase of sewing machines when students graduate.

As part of its income generation it produces clerical shirts; you may have seen some of these worn by Rev Jenny, our Methodist minister!  
Sizanani Academy of
                          Sewing and Design

You can follow the activities of Sizanani on their website  and their Facebook page

You can also read a copy of their latest newsletter (May 2018) here


Wigmore's Previous Supported Charities
Here is some information about the charities we have supported in previous years (click on a link to open a PDF file giving further information).

2015-2016 Sizanani
2014-2015 Friends of Luton Youth Music (FLYM)
2012-2013
Copota
2011
East Anglian Air Ambulance
2010
Gorakhpur Nurseries
2008-2009
Luton & Dunstable Hospital NICU Appeal
2007-2008
WaterAid


This page last modified ... 1st December 2018