Community Groups

ST LUKE'S METHODIST


CHURCH CENTRE


City Way, Rochester, Kent ME1 2BQ


Telephone:  01634 406768


E-Mail:  stlukes2014@gmail.com


Website:  www.stlukesrochester.co.uk



Community Groups

 

The church provides a centre for a number of community groups within our local community

 

St Luke's Pre-School (Rochester)

 

Children learn through playing, discovering, experimenting and making friends in a safe, warm, loving yet challenging environment, both indoors and out. At St Luke's we provide a fun-filled curriculum, enhancing children’s development through academic skills to music and drama, building their confidence and self-esteem. St Luke's staff are pro-active in attending courses for new and exciting ideas, all trained first-aiders and with C.R.B.’s.

 

We have pride in our relationships with parents, professionals and schools. We have successfully integrated many S.E.N. children with diverse needs including Autism, Speech and Language using Signalong. Our sensory garden and lunch-club has extended our provision further.

 

Dates and Timings

Open every day (term time only)

Mon & Tues 9.15am - 1.00pm & 1.00pm - 3.00pm

Wed - Fri 9.15 - 11.45 am

 

We hold many special events including a "Teddy Bears Picnic" every July which is open to all children outside of the group.

 

Who the group is open too

2-5 year olds

 

Contact Name and Details

Maria Hill

Supervisor

01634 405315

 

Click here for a prospectus

 

Rainbows and Brownies

Every Monday from 5.30pm to 7.15pm

 

Rainbows

for girls aged 5-7 years

Rainbows belong to the first and youngest section of the Guiding family. They usually meet once a week and take part in many activities as part of their programme called the Rainbow Jigsaw: Look, Learn, Laugh and Love. Everything a Rainbow does helps them to build self-confidence and team spirit, like singing, dancing and playing games. Crafts are also encouraged, some examples would be; decorating biscuits, making lavender bags, painting and making bookmarks.

 

Brownies

For girls aged 7-10 years

Brownies belong to a Pack and work in small groups called Sixes. This gives each girl a group of ready-made friends to take care of her. It also makes her feel that she belongs to something special. The Brownie programme is called the Brownie Adventure. The name reflects the excitement and fun it offers each Brownie and her Leaders.They take part in indoor and outdoor activities that challenge them to do their best. Their meetings are action-packed and full of challenges, games and activities, usually ones that the Brownies have suggested themselves. Brownies have fun!

 

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts

Every Wednesday from 5pm to 8-30pm

 

Beavers

For boys and girls aged 6-8 years

Beaver Scouts are boys and girls usually aged between six and eight years old They belong to the first and youngest section of the Scouting family. Easily recognised by their distinctive turquoise sweatshirts, the emphasis is on meeting together to make friends and to take part in a variety of organised activities from team games to crafts.

You can find more about their activities by visiting their website.

 

Cubs

For boys and girls aged 8-10.5 years

Cub Scouts belong to the second section of the scouting family and are easily recognised by their dark green uniform. Like Beavers there are a wide range of indoor and outdoor activities, for which you can earn badges. Throughout the year there will also be opportunities to go camping which will mean sleeping in a tent and doing loads of outdoor activities.

 

Scouts

For boys and girls aged 10.5-14 years

The Scout section builds on the skills developed in Beavers and Cubs, they are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities as part of their active programme. This helps them to find out about the world in which they live and allows them to discover their own abilities, creative talents and the importance of keeping fit. Scouts are encouraged to take part in both traditional and modern Scouting skills, from camping and survival through to abseiling and climbing. The troop meets weekly during school terms from 7.30pm to 9pm on Monday evenings in the church hall.

 

La Leche League

LLL (La Leche League) extends a warm welcome to all interested women, especially pregnant and breastfeeding mothers, to its meetings on breastfeeding and all aspects of family life. Our meetings, which take the form of informal discussions, are led by our volunteer breastfeeding counsellors who have breastfed their own babies and wish to pass on help and information to others wishing to breastfeed. There is always an opportunity to talk about current breastfeeding concerns of those present. Babies and children are always welcome. Mums may attend just once, occasionally or every time, as best suits them.

 

We meet at St Luke's on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of each month.

 

See event announcements on our closed Facebook group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/112066952176720/

 

LLL is an international, nonprofit, nonsectarian organisation founded in 1956. It exists to help and support mothers to breastfeed their babies. LLLGB is a registered charity affiliated to La Leche League International - the world's largest source of breastfeeding information. LLL Leaders are ordinary mums who have enjoyed nursing their children and who have received training as breastfeeding counsellors. For more information:

 

http://www.lllkent.org.uk/rochester-meetings.html

 

River Voice Choir

Every Saturday at 10am

You are welcome to join us at any time, just contact the Chair of the choir to let us know you are coming along:

Nikki Pease - 07815 207153

rivervoicechoir@gmail.com

https://www.rivervoicecommunitychoir.org/

 

Other groups that meet at St Luke’s

 

Medway Towns Bridge Club

Monday/Tuesday/Friday at 7.30pm

 

Kingfisher Singers

Every Tuesday at 8pm

 

Amethyst School of Dance

Every Friday between 4.30pm and 9pm.