All Saints’ Church

Springfield, Chelmsford

A friendly, welcoming church for everyone
in the heart of the community

Church Life: Groups


Chat and Do

The 'Chat and Do' Club meets on the third Thursday of each month, between 2.00 pm and 4.00 pm in the Paynter Room in the Church Centre. Our members bring a variety of craftwork or activities such as embroidery, knitting, patchwork, sewing or cardmaking, although some people just come for the chat! This is a lovely friendly group with lots of fun and laughter – at present we are a group of ladies but men would be most welcome. For more information please contact Liz Belsham, 01245 256792, e.belshammss@btinternet.com.

Churchyard Volunteers

Our team of Churchyard Volunteers meets on the first Saturday of each month, from 9.30 am until 12.00 noon, to carry out all the jobs which need doing to keep All Saints' churchyard looking at its best. We would welcome new members if you can spare an hour or two to help us. If you are interested or would like more information please contact Barbara Garside, 01245 258343, barbara.garside@gmail.com.

Cuppa and Chat Club

The 'Cuppa and Chat' Club meets on the first and third Tuesday of each month, between 2.30 pm and 3.30 pm in the Paynter Room in the Church Centre. This group was formed to provide support and companionship for mainly older men and women in the parish, and transport can be provided. The Club enables our guests to form friendships and share their news over a cup of tea and homemade cake, with the opportunity for a private chat if required. For more information please contact Liz Belsham, 01245 256792, e.belshammss@btinternet.com.

Home Groups

We have several Home Groups, where people meet regularly in someone’s home in a friendly, caring and supportive group, to explore different aspects of the Christian faith and the Bible, and what this means for everyday living. If you are interested in joining one of the groups please contact the people below.

The Chichester Drive group meets fortnightly on a Thursday evening, contact Anne Walton, 01245 263372, anne_walton46@hotmail.com.

The Green Close group meets in the afternoon on the second and fourth Wednesdays of each month, contact Pat and Keith Otter, 01245 267093, keith@otters.me.uk.

The Lawn Lane group meets fortnightly on a Thursday evening, contact Liz Belsham, 01245 256792, e.belshammss@btinternet.com.

The Totnes Walk group meets on the second and last Wednesdays of each month, contact Chris Page, 01245 267523, chrispage1943@outlook.com.

Kinsmen

The Kinsmen meet on the fourth Tuesday of each month except July and August, at 8.00 pm in the Church Centre. The meetings are primarily for men, of all ages and backgrounds, although we do invite partners approximately twice a year. We have a speaker for about an hour talking about various subjects, mainly but not exclusively of interest to men, followed by a cup of tea or coffee. For more information, or if you would like a copy of our programme, please contact David Harper, 01245 268137, david.harper137@btinternet.com.

Lunch Club

Our Lunch Club meets on the first Saturday of each month in the Hall of the Church Centre where, for a small charge, our guests enjoy a home-cooked two course meal, with coffee. The club is mainly for people in the parish who live alone or have mobility problems and who enjoy, and benefit from, the company and friendship that the club offers. Transport can be provided and new guests are always welcome, so if you would like to join us or know someone who might, please contact Liz Belsham, 01245 256792, e.belshammss@btinternet.com.

Mothers’ Union

A well-established branch of the world-wide Mothers’ Union meets on the first Thursday of each month at 2.30 pm in the Church Centre. The Mothers’ Union is open to all Christian women and men, and it aims to promote Christian family life and family care. Meetings begin with a short service followed by a speaker, and conclude with a cup of tea and a chat. If you are interested in learning more or would like to join, please contact Jane Britter, 01245 257362, jbritter@btinternet.com.

Ramblers and Amblers

The Ramblers usually meet on the last Saturday of each month, and the Amblers on the second Friday of each month, for a morning walking in the countryside, followed by a nice pub lunch. The time and location of each walk are advertised in All Saints' Weekly Sheet the Sunday before, with a request to advise the walk leader if you wish to take part. We walk in all weathers and are a friendly bunch of people, and we are keen to attract new members both as walkers and walk leaders – for more information please contact Karin Seeman, 01245 466167.

Women’s Fellowship

This very friendly group is open to all women of any faith or none, and there is always a warm welcome for newcomers. We meet at 2.30 pm on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month (apart from August) in the Church Centre. After a brief service we normally have an outside speaker to talk about their interest in such things as antiques, hobbies and craft, or home safety as well as a variety of other subjects, followed by refreshments. For more details please contact Doreen Cox, 01245 355227, doreencox59@hotmail.co.uk.