Groups, Clubs and Societies
Catholic Men's Society (CMS):
Meets monthly, every 2nd Thursday, usually at 7.30 pm but often beginning with Mass at either 6.30 pm or 7.00 pm. Venue alternates between St Wulstan's conference room (even months) and Holy Family meeting room (odd months). Check parish newsletter for confirmation of venue and start times. Meetings are for prayer and discussion. The group also offers help to perform simple tasks around the parish when required, e.g. maintenance, stewarding.
For more information contact Paul Walton 01562 751439
An interdenominational group that meets at different churches around Stourport; see below for this year's programme. Most meetings have an invited speaker on topical issues of concern. Occasionally trips are organised and there is usually a social event every year. After many years of monthly meetings the programme is now reduced to meeting approximately once every two months.
For more information contact Mike Burford or Derek Smith via email: stourportjandp @ gmail.com
The Birmingham Justice and Peace group can be found here: http://www.birminghamjandp.org.uk/ where you can find their newsletters with news of events throughout the archdiocese of Birmingham.
St. Vincent de Paul Society (SVP):
The local branches of this national organisation meet weekly for prayer on Mondays. The Stourport conference meet for Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament at St. Wulstan's at 7.00 pm while the Bewdley conference meet at 7.30 pm at Holy Family for Vespers. Members make visits to to sick and housebound on a regular basis, also taking communion to them on occasions as Special Ministers of the Eucharist. They put in many voluntary hours per year. They are always looking for more help. If you wish to be part of a group that really makes a difference to people's lives then please join one of our SVP conferences. You can contact the group by going along to a meeting on Monday or telephone the Prestbytery.
A fundraising and support organisation for Fr Sunny Mavelil, a priest from the Diocese of Tura, Garo Hills, Meghalaya, North East India. The Trust organises social and other fundraising events and there are occasional collections. Since being established in 2006 the parish has provided over £50,000 of aid, buying transportation vehicles and building training and administration facilities. Close contact is maintained by regular visits in both directions. There is a page on this website dedicated to The Sunny Trust. For more information about the Trust you can visit their own web site www.thesunnytrust.org.uk.
An ad hoc group who usually meet for coffee, tea, biscuits and chat after Mass/Eucharistic Service at St. Wulstan's every Monday morning. Everyone is welcome to come along, catch up with friends and make some new ones. Occasional outings to local places of interest (National Trust properties etc) are organised.
Meets on the first Wednesday of every month from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm in the St Wulstan's Conference room. Bring your own craft projects along or have a go at knitting for charity (hand puppets, blankets for babies in incubators, etc). Patterns provided. Also, small sewing/darning repairs undertaken for those who can't do it themselves. Everyone is welcome to this group. Tea/coffee and buscuits are provided.
A group for those who get lonely on Sundays whether this is through isolation, bereavement or for any other reason. The group meets at Holy Family Church in the small meeting room, 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm, on the First Sunday of each month for a cuppa, a piece of cake and a chat. More info...
The Wyre Forest Group of this National Society was founded in January 2009 and has since raised over £55,000 through events, church collections, sales of olive wood products, cards and soap, private donations and so on. All money raised goes towards helping Christian Families in the Holy Land to ease their burden whether in Health, welfare or education and to improve their day to day living conditions.
An occasional and (mostly) fair weather group of walkers who enjoy days out in the countryside and the odd visit to local hostelries for refreshment. The group have discovered many a local beauty spot in recent years and enjoyed being out in the company of friends. Walks are organised (often on Bank Holidays) by Deacon John O'Brien and announced in the newsletter.
Wyre Forest Justice and Peace Group
Further information from Michael Burford or Derek Smith via email stourportjandp @ gmail.com