St Mary’s Church, Portbury
St Mary's Church offers opportunities for regular worship and private prayer as well as a whole programme of regular community events. These include art and crafts, music and local heritage, cafes, concerts and workshops (including wellbeing, mental health)
The Church is open on Wednesday mornings and Friday afternoons weekly to drop in for some warm company and a cuppa. On Fridays from 3.45-4.15pm there is HeartBeats music group, where all ages and abilities are welcome to come along and enjoy making music - a new group, HeartBeat Singers, is for people to enjoy singing for fun. We also have some creative community cafes monthly on Saturdays :-
Happy HeARTs cafe for children to create happy art 10am-12 noon usually either first or second Saturday in the month.
Creative HeArts cafe for all ages 10.30am-4pm, usually the thirrd Saturday of each month.
There is also a number of other ad hoc events - live music, art and crafts events and workshops. Full details of these can be found on our facebook page
Parking, wheelchair accessible toilets and ramp access into church. Refreshments available
We rely mainly on donations and fees for workshops plus entrance fees for concerts
New volunteers are always very welcome. We are particularly in real need of people with any technology skills. There are also a wide range of opportunities for volunteering from baking cakes, to serving refreshments, flower arranging and helping out at events. Also as part of the team organising and running the programme of events. We also need volunteers for maintenance - grounds and building. - previous experience is not essential. The main attributes are working as a part of a team good communication and interpersonal skills. We are particularly looking to build the musical side to our events so we are in need of experienced musicians. We offer the enjoyment of supporting the mental health and wellbeing of the community who use and visit the church and the opportunity to develop a programme of activities to support our objectives to become a community hub.
Contact name: Daphne Vise