With two churches and a Village Hall, the Heathcote-Mt Pleasant Parish can and does offer ideal facilities to host a variety of groups in our neighbourhood. Some of these groups are directly affiliated with the Church, and others are for the benefit of our communities and social groups in our corner of Christchurch. Below are some of the groups and their contacts for you and your family to get involved.
The Association of Anglican Women
3rd Tuesday of the month
5:00pm meeting at the Church of the Ascension.
The Association of Anglican Women is an organisation whose aim is to promote Christian family life. The group has an ecumenical flavour, and is open to any women in the district who are interested. Contact Pat on (03) 328-8182.
Please call for information.
Lunch is served for mainly older people living alone or who enjoy meeting up with friends. If you would like to join, contact Judy on 3841379.
Wednesdays during Terms 2 & 3, 1-4pm at the Church of the Ascension.
This group of enthusiasts meets weekly to play Mahjong for social enjoyment. Anyone is welcome to join. Contact Judy Laidlaw at (03) 384 0027.
Meet in the Village Hall.
The group has taken a long-term lease of the Village Hall, though it will be available by arrangement for other functions. Details of Otautahi Aikido and the childrens' and other classes are on their web pages (www.aikido.gen.nz)
Contact: Liam O'Donoghue, 021 727 690.
The Heathcote Valley Wool Craft Group
Thursdays, 9:15-11:45am at the Village Hall.
This group of enthusiasts meets weekly to spin, knit and create with wool. Anyone is welcome to join. Contact Felicity Backhouse at firstname.lastname@example.org or (03) 384-1755.
Twinkle Tots meets on Friday mornings from 10.30 am to 11.10 am at the Village Hall during school term times.
Twinkle Tots is a song and dance activity for pre-school children up to four years of age accompanied by a parent or care-giver. It is followed by a relaxed morning tea/coffee/water and a nibble. It is operated by the parish.
Contacts: Suzanne Stewart, phone 027 285 1843
These facilities are available for hire, either for a single event, or to host regular group meetings. To arrange for your own event or group, refer to the Facilities pages. All group meetings and events must be approved by the Vestry of the Anglican Parish of Heathcote-Mt Pleasant. The Parish may, at its own discretion, disallow use of the facilities by groups that it determines to be contrary to our mission of supporting God’s positive work in our community.