Together with members of All Saints' Parish Church we run a coffee and chat spot at the Village Hall every Wednesday morning from 10.00. This well attended event is an ideal place to get to know fellow villagers and also acts as a centre for hearing tests and the Durrington Link, transport help group.
Local Youth Groups
The youth provision in Durrington is supported by the town council and we pray regularly for their workers both employed and volunteers.
The session that they run at the Pavilion on Recreation Road, takes place on Thursdays 7pm to 9pm for young people aged 11 (Year 7) to 19.
The Youth leaders do street-based youth work on Tuesday evenings, talking to any young people they see around the village. On alternate Tuesdays, they open the Pavilion up between 8pm and 9pm, to welcome young people in for hot drinks and a chat.
We were greatly encouraged by the young people who took part in the Stonehenge project earlier this year. Four of the group took part in a project with English Heritage to increase awareness of the famous site, which included producing a video that they produced and starred in.
On Fridays at the Pavilion, Recreation Road there is a club from 6pm for children aged 7-11 run by the Town Council.
Members of DCC help at some of these sessions.
Open the Book
Some of our members are part of the Open the Book initiative. Originally started in 1999 by the Bible Society, it is an initiative to share the Gospel with primary school children. Our team goes into the two village primary schools, once a month.
The team have been going for two years and one of them recently overheard a junior school pupil at the recreation ground commenting that collective worship at school was dull, except for when Open the Book come in!
Tea and Toast
One of our members had a vision to start up a tea and toast morning for mothers and carers of pupils from the infants school. We run this on Thursday mornings at the Old School Hall in College Road. The mornings are very well attended by grateful parents and carers who get to have a rest while their young ones are entertained by our team including Andy on his guitar!
The Bridge Project
The Bridge Project are based at Avon Valley College and several members of the church are involved in various capacities, including our youth and community worker, Daniel, who works for the primary team.They have a primary and a secondary team who go into schools to do RE lessons, social skills, assemblies and mentoring.
For more information on the Bridge Project go to www.the-bridge.org.uk
Our Sunday services start at 10.30 in the Village Hall with refreshments. Services last about 1 hour and 20 minutes. On the first Sunday of the month we have a communion and sharing service when people are encouraged to share about their faith-although it's not obligatory!
On the second and fouth Sundays of the month there is Bible teaching.
On the third Sunday of the month we sometimes have an" Encounter "service where we invite a local speaker to come and be interviewed and to bring us a message from the Bible. During our 25th anniversary year we had visiting speakers from various organisations, including Mission Aviation Fellowship, The Bridge, Alabare and Morning Star
On fifth Sundays we do something different, which usually involves eating!
Midweek Fellowship Groups
We have Bible studies and times of fellowship on Tuesdays at 10.00 am and Bible Studies on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 7.30.
For details of venues, please contact Andy on 594420
Find out how by contacting us at:
Durrington Community Church
High Street, Durrington
Or use our online contact form.
This coming Sunday
Andy will be sharing the next part of his series on growing the church
We would like to encourage anyone to come along to that.
We also have a children's ministry run by Lynda and Daniel and we welcome families to our church.
Tea and toast, our breakfast club for parents and carers continues on Thursday mornings!
However we're allowing the chance for the dads to meet up as well.
On Saturday 15 February we will be holding our first Tea & Toast for Dads at the Old School Hall
from 9am, rather than 8.45.
(Well, it is the weekend!)
We meet as with the Thursday group at the Old School Hall in College Road. All are welcome!
The Cheerful Cuppa, a cafe at the Village Hall run by Christians in the village is on every Wednesday from 10am.
There is a variety of cakes and refreshments on offer and it is an excellent opportunity to meet friends, old and new
The Trussell Trust foodbank needs the following items:
Fruit juice (long life)
Tinned rice pudding
Tinned green vegetables
If you would like to donate an item or two, there is a collection point in Amesbury Tesco.