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.
Due to the closure of the Ham Centre, the youth services have now transferred to the village hall in Bulford. The sessions that they run at the village hall are on Mondays 7pm to 9pm for young people with disabilities and Thursdays for young people aged 11-19.
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 with help from our friends at the Free Church in Durrington. 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
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.
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!
We have Bible studies and times of fellowship on Tuesdays at 10.00 am and Bible Studies on Wednesdays at 7.30. During November, we ran a combined Alpha Express course with our friends from All Saints Church.
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.
"Meeting Our Community" is on Saturday 21st April from 10am til 12pm.
This will be an opportunity to walk around the village and searching for ways to serve our community including prayer
DCC and the Parish Church would like to start up a group for families, perhaps meeting up on a Sunday afternoon
If you are interested in coming along please contact us either by email or our Facebook page!