Groups & Goings on:

Please see which groups have reopened below...

Across the Rossendale Circuit, we have lots of groups, activities and stuff going on! Some are church-run and some come from outside the church and use our buildings. From study groups to toddler groups to drop-ins and art groups, there's so much you can get involved in and anyone is more than welcome!

 

Some groups have someone to contact in their description but if not and you need some more information you can contact us and we can direct you to the right person.

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Rainbow tots Toddler Group 

At Longholme

Tuesdays

1:00 to 2:30 pm 

Open

A toddler group with activities, toys and games and an opportunity to meet other parents and guardians in your area.

Fellowship Group

At Stacksteads

Thursdays

12:30 to 3pm

Open

*Please bring a packed lunch, drinks provided*

A fellowship meeting starting with a Jacob's join meal followed by a praise time at 7:30 and rounded off with a Bible or DVD study. The group are really keen to welcome new people to their Thursday fellowship and promise it to be an enjoyable time with good company!

Longholme Coffee

morning

At Longholme

Saturdays

10:00 am to 12:00 noon

Open

This is a community coffee morning held at Longholme, anyone is welcome to join for a warm drink of tea or coffee and there's often cake too!

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Community drop-in

At Central

Wednesdays

10:00 am to 12:00

Open

A drop-in for the local community in Bacup, whether you need help, some advice, or whether you just want to have a chat over a cup of tea, you'll be more than welcome. 

At 10:30 there is opportunity to pause for prayer or join a discussion group, this alternates each week.

Rakefoot Rascals

Playgroup

At Rakefoot

Mondays (during term time)

9:00 am to 11:30 am

Open

A playgroup for children ages 0-5 and their carers, toys, crafts and games, baking once a month and story and song time each week!

Can't make this one? There are toddler groups at most of our churches, have a look and see if you can make another one!

Rakefoot Messy Church

At Rakefoot

Second Sunday of the Month

12 noon with Lunch

Open

For children and families, crafts,activities and games based around a bible topic or story. Lots of fun with a lunch!

Facebook Page

Longholme Community

Drop-in

At Longholme

Mondays

10:00 am to 12 noon

Open

A commmunity drop in with tea, coffee, cake and a good atmosphere. Whether you need to warm up, some company, or help and advice, all are welcome! 

Longholme Youth Club

At Longholme

Fridays

7:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Open

Youth club for young people aged 11 to 16, make friends, activities, games. 

Stacksteads Toddler

Group

At Stacksteads

Fridays

9:30 to 11:30 am

Open

A toddler group for children age 0-5 and their carers with toys, activities and games, all welcome! Stacksteads is currently working on an outdoor play area they are very excited about and hope will be finished and safe in time for the nicer weather!

Can't make this one? There are toddler groups at most of our churches, have a look and see if you can make another one!

Shawforth Toddler Group

At Shawforth

Mondays & Wednesdays

9:30 to 11:30 am

Open

A toddler group with snacks, music, craft activities and plenty of brews! 

Can't make this one? There are toddler groups at most of our churches, have a look and see if you can make another one!

Shawforth Community 

drop-in

At Shawforth

Fridays

10:30 am

Open

A drop-in for the local community, tea, coffee, toast and a chat. Good company and atmosphere, all welcome!

Reminiscence café

At Central

Thursdays 

10:30 am

Open

For people with dementia and their carers to share experiences and find support, with a lunch. 

Coffee and Lunches

At Shawforth

These events from now on will only be on particular seasonal dates. 

11:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Coffee and lunch morning, great food, nice atmosphere and good company. All Welcome!

Coffee Morning with

junior band

At Central

Last Saturday in the month

10:00 am to 12 noon

Open

Coffee morning with music played by the 2nd Rossendale Scout Band Junior section (10:15 to 10:30), warm atmosphere and a chance to chat, stall with homemade treats and a prize everytime £1 jar stall. All welcome!

The coffee morning doesn't run in July or December.

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LAdies FEllowship

At Central

Alternate Tuesdays

Now at 2:00pm

Open

Meeting of the ladies fellowship with speakers from charities, other churches, community groups or travel experiences followed by tea and coffee with good company!

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LAdies FEllowship

At Longholme

Wednesdays fortnightly

2:00 pm

Open

Meeting of ladies fellowship, speakers, tea and coffee and good company.

Whitworth Community

ChoiR

At Shawforth

Tuesdays

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Open

A friendly community choir for all singing abilities, a chance to make friends and enjoy singing together. Anyone above the age of 18 welcome!

Newville Chorus Singing Group

At Newchurch

Thursdays

Thursdays 1:30pm to 2:30pm 

(Term time)

Open

Fun choir singing pop, rock gospel and show tunes, no audition or experience needed, all welcome!

£4 including a brew.

For more info head to our contact page or just turn up! 

Rainbows, Brownies & Guides

At Newchurch

Mondays

Rainbows: 6:00 pm

Brownies: 6:30 pm

Guides: 7:15 pm

Open

The meeting of the Rawtenstall district of Girl Guiding for girls aged 5 to 18. Learn new skills, have fun and make friends! For more information go through our 'contact us' page and we'll pass on your email to the guide leader!

The Girlguiding Website

IRwell Vale Photography Club

At Irwell Vale

Once a fortnight on Friday

7:30 pm to about 10:00 pm

Open

Irwell Vale Photography Club welcomes photographers of all skill levels to their friendly community. Find out more on their website

Art Groups

At Newchurch

Tutored: Wednesdays 9:30 am

Hoping to return mid-september

Free & Easy: Fridays 9:30 am 

Open

The art group is always happy to welcome new artists of any skill level. If you just want to make art in good company then why not try the 'Free & Easy' art group on Fridays, if you want some direction and advice on art then try the 'Tutored' art group on Wednesdays!

Tutored Art Group with Rob Edmundson

At Stacksteads

Wednesdays

10:30am

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Weekly teaching session with professional artist Rob Edmundson. Bring your own equipment or it can be provided.  No previous skills necessary…all levels including enthusiastic beginners welcome. The first session is free and then £10 per week.  Check out Rob’s website here. 

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IRwell Vale Railway Photographers Presentation Evenings

At Irwell Vale

Various dates at 7:30pm

£4 a show

Open

If you're interested in railways or railway photography these evenings are a great opportunity to see a collection of photographs, watch a speaker and meet other enthusiasts with refreshments available. Please view the document below for all upcoming evenings. 

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A.A. Meetings

At Longholme

Sundays

7:30 pm

Open

Alcoholics Anonymous meetings for support and discussion, you can just turn up or  go through our contact page and we'll give you the details of the right person.

Cornerstone Youth Group

At Stacksteads

Fridays 

7:00 to 9:00 pm

Open

A youth group for 11-18 year old's.

With games, snacks for sale, activities, crafts and much more. Free Entry. 

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Valley Kids Monday Night CLub

At Stacksteads

Mondays

4:00 to 6:00 pm

Open

A kids club for children aged 4-11 years, each term the group works towards a badge on a certain topic, for example the last term was a recycling badge. There are spaces currently available in this group, please contact: jillwebster@virginmedia.com to secure a place. Cost is £2 per week and includes tea and your badge at the end of term. 

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Holiday Clubs for Kids

At Stacksteads

Specific Dates during School Holidays

 

During the school holidays there is often a Holiday club at Stacksteads that can be booked for usually a week of activities, food, games and bible story etc. This is particularly good for parents and guardians who have to work during the holidays.

 

If you have access to Facebook this group for Children, youth and family activities will have updates on holiday clubs. 

Otherwise please contact us for more information.

Moo Music 

At Stacksteads

Wednesday Mornings

During term time

Open

Fun musical sessions for all babies and toddlers

0-4 years.

 

For more info & booking visit facebook.com/moomusicbacupandtod

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Valley Academy

At Rakefoot

Various Dates, please see their website.

Open

Valley Academy is a theatre school based in Rossendale offering training in all aspects of theatre and opportunity to take part in various shows. Find out more on their website...

Valley Academy Website

Facebook Page

Valley Aloud Community Choir

At Rakefoot

Open

An Adult contemporary choir, a part of Valley Academy. Please find out more on their Facebook Page or their page on the Valley Academy Website. 

Facebook page

Valley Academy Website

 

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The WI

*This group has moved to Goodshaw Baptist Church*

Monthly on a Wednesday

7:30 pm

Open

The WI, or Women's Institute, is a well known national organisation that aims to offer women the chance to learn new skills and get involved with current issues that matter to them. 

The WI Website

Flying Club

At Longholme

Tuesdays

6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Open

Flying club at Longholme, go through our contact page and we'll give you the details of the right person. New members always welcome!

Lancashire Family & Heraldry Society 

Rossendale Branch

At Longholme

1st Wednesday of each month

7:30 pm

Open

Local historical society meeting, find out more on their website and contact us for the details of the right person. 

RossendaLe Model Target

Club

At Longholme

Tuesdays and Thursdays

7:00 pm

Open

Have a go at 10 metre air pistol target shooting, visitor fee includes coaching and use of a club pistol (18+). For more info visit here.  

Rossendale Model Truck

Club

At Longholme

Thursdays 

7:00 pm

Open

Club for model truck enthusiasts, newcomers always welcome! Go through our contact page and we'll put you in touch with the right person.

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Longholme Messy Church

At Longholme

Each first Thursday in a month

3:30 to 5:30 pm

Currently Closed

Messy church session for children aged 0-11 and families, each session is based on a Bible story or Christian festival and includes crafts, activities and games! The event ends with a shared meal. 

The next sessions are: Thursday 5th March, Thursday 2nd April, Thursday 7th May 

Men On Tour

At Central

Wednesdays

10:30 am to 12 noon

Currently Closed

A group of men, some Christians, some not, who meet for a brew and a chat each week. Various day trips were organised by the group last year and will continue into 2020, they are not just for the group members but open to everyone!  

Central & Christchurch Messy Church

At Central

Certain dates, Saturday

10:15 am to 12:15 pm

Currently Closed

Messy church session for children aged 0-11 and families, each session is based on a Bible story or Christian festival and includes crafts, activities and games! Worship held in the chapel and followed by lunch. 

The next sessions are: Saturday 15th February, Saturday 4th April, Saturday 13th June

Irwell Vale café

At Irwell Vale 

Sundays

12:30  to 4:00 pm

Currently closed

Irwell Vale run a café on a Sunday afternoon, a great place for a break if you're out on a walk or if you're on the steam train why not stop off at the town? Warm-up with a hot drink and a meal in a friendly atmosphere.

Cake and Natter

At Rakefoot

3rd Friday of the Month 

Currently Closed

A meeting to eat cake and have a chat, check with David Rigby whether it's on. 

Luncheon Club

At Stacksteads

Every 4th Monday in the month

12 noon onwards

Currently Closed

A monthly luncheon club, a time to meet friends, enjoy a lovely meal prepared by a wonderful group of volunteers and enjoy a homely atmosphere. It's also free! All Welcome. 

Model flying club

At Shawforth

Last Thursday in each month

8:00 pm

Currently Closed

A club for the sport and hobby of model flying, meet other people interested in the hobby and learn from each other! 

Central Toddler Group

At Central

Mondays During Term Time

9:10 am to 10:45 am

Currently Closed

Toddler group for toddlers and their carers, anyone welcome! Toys, games, drawing, story time, refreshments etc. and opportunity to meet other parents.

Can't make this one? There are toddler groups at most of our churches, have a look and see if you can make another one!

Family Centre Drop-in

At Central

Mondays

12 noon

Currently Closed

Family centre drop in, have a chat, a cup of tea, find advice or support.

Central youth Group

At Central

Thursdays

6:30 pm

Currently Closed

'Eden Extra' for teenagers with opportunities to make friends, share in activities and games and go on outings!

Line Dancing

At Central

First Monday in the month

7:00 pm

Currently Closed

Line dancers, come and join in or come and watch!