Priory Methodist Church Bedford - All Rights Reserved 2015 Registered Charity Number 1127751
We are pleased to welcome several clubs, groups and activities who use our premises on a regular basis.  They provide the Church with much needed income and in return we offer them a clean, warm and excellent venue for their activity.  Listed below is brief information about most groups and, where possible, contact details.  Alternatively, please contact Sue in the Church Office The major hirer of several rooms is the Pilgrim Partnership who offer School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and a Graduate Teacher Training Programme for over 45 trainees.  Visit  www.pilgrim-partnership.org.uk
Rainbow Pre-School Playgroup holds sessions from 9-1 (Mon, Weds, Thurs and Fri) and from 9-3 on Tuesdays in term time.  The Playgroup provides Ofsted Outstanding Early Years Education for 2-4 year olds and accepts funded 2 year olds from the term after their second birthday.   For further information email rainbow-preschool@hotmail.com or visit http://rainbow- preschool.wix.com/rainbow Line Dancing Classes - Monday Night (AB) Absolute Beginners + Beginners/Improvers 7.30pm - 8.30pm Class suitable for first timers and does cover other levels but depends on experience and numbers. Bring suitable shoes for dancing and a soft drink with you.  Just turn up, no need to book we are always looking for new people. Dancing to a wide range of music - Pop, Country, Latin and so much more! Visit http://dancingstars.comli.com for more information or Tel: 07969 847553 Thank You. Opus 18 Community Choir - Come and have a lot of fun singing and make some new friends.  The choir meets on  Monday evenings in term time from 7.45-9.45pm.  For further details view the website:  www.opus18communitychoir.org.uk Breathe Easy - A support group for people, their friends, family and carers, affected by lung conditions, meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 2-4pm.  Call 03000 030 555 or click here for further details. Bedford Group of the Wildlife Trust- are a group of people who are concerned with supporting the work of the Wildlife Trust by promoting an interest in and greater understanding of the environment. They hold illustrated talks on the second Wednesday of the month from September to April in the Church hall starting at 7-30 pm and finishing by 9-15. There is no charge although they welcome donations and any profit goes towards the work of the Trust. All are welcome but children must be accompanied by an adult. Further details can be found under 'Events' on the Trust website www.wildlifebcn.org or by phoning Betty Cooke (Chairperson) on 01462 851954. Hearts in Beds - A self help group started by people with heart problems to help others with the same problems meets on the 1st Tuesday of the month. Tel: 01234 327791/ 01234 325014 or email tednmary.jolliffe@tiscali.co.uk.  Website: http://heartsinbeds.pbworks.com Baby College - Classes are held on Thursdays for babies from birth to 3 months. The classes include a carefully designed mixture of physical, multi-sensory and cognitive games, exercises and activities including music, dancing, signing much more - all designed to cover all aspects of your child’s development.  See www.babycollege.co.uk for more info.  Please contact 07970600705 or tiffiny@babycollege.co.uk or complete the following enquiry form: https://babycollegebedford.wufoo.com/forms/mad8u6s19br6zz FLAG (Bedford) - Friendship, Link & Action Group is a social group for adults with learning, physical and/or sensory disailities who meet on Thursday afternoons.  Tel: 07815 196357 or email flag25@hotmail.co.uk   or view the website:  www.flagbedford.org Torch Trust Fellowship Group - meets on the 2nd Saturday of each month at 2.45pm. This is a national charity that provides fellowship, Christian resources and activities for blind and partially sighted people worldwide.   Contact the Church Office for details of the meeting schedule or email Marian Knights Further details of the work of the trust can be located on their website www.torchtrust.org/ Bedford Gallery Quire is a community group constituted in 2004 to research and perform music of the West Gallery period, the early eighteenth to late nineteenth centuries, in Bedfordshire and the neighbouring counties.  They have no religious affiliation and members are of all faiths and none.  They rehearse on the 1st, 3rd and 5th Thursdays of every month, except August, from 7.30pm until 10.00pm.  For further information visit their website - www.bedfordgalleryquire.org.uk Diabetic Education Group - two diabetic education groups meet at different days/times.  Please contact Trudi.Williamson@bedfordhospital.nhs.uk for further details Carers in Bedfordshire is a local charity supporting unpaid family carers of all ages from 4-90 years.  They hold a cafe session on the fourth Saturday of the month between 1 - 5pm to help carers cope with the emotional and physical stresses arising from their caring. For further information please contact Nikki Brandon on 0300 111 1919 or visit their website www.carersinbeds.org.uk Blood Doning - sessions are held several times a year. For dates check www.blood.co.uk/sessionsearcher/Search.aspx  
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Registered Charity Number 1127751