Next Brew and a Chat and More at St. Columba’s on Monday 15 April

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St. Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at https://stcolumbaschurchcommunityhall.com

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 15 April, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

This month, Emma Worsley from VAC (Voluntary Action Calderdale) will be visiting.

Emma will be filming two gentlemen in their eighties who rekindled their school day friendship at the Brew and Chat sessions. Emma has a one hour slot on Phoenix Radio every Friday morning discussing what is happening in our local area. Hope you can join in to showcase just how successful the monthly Brew and Chat actually is!

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants. 

Emergency First Aid Course Paid for by Ward Forum Grant

On Monday 25 February, 10 local people completed an Emergency First Aid at Work course at the St. Columba’s Community Hall in Pellon, the course was paid for using a Warley ward forum grant.

Involved were members of the friends of St Columba’s church group, the Angel Cafe, Mt. Tabor Community Association, Walk away the pounds group, the friends of West View Park group and the Halifax Irish luncheon club.

The course was provided by Jill Webb training and comments from those on the course included;

‘Excellently communicated course’
‘Tutor gave individual attention as required was re-assuring and patient’
‘Very approachable trainer’
‘Excellent in meeting my training needs’
‘Overall an excellent, hands on, dialogue driven session’

Have a Brew and a Chat and More at St. Columba’s

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St. Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at https://stcolumbaschurchcommunityhall.com

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 14 January, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

Have a brew and a cake then try a Kurling taster session .. join in with a craft group, check the library of books .. plenty to do .. and lots of great company. £2 entrance fee – unlimited tea/coffee.

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

The Angels Corner Cafe will be open Sunday 20 January 2019, 12:00pm-2:30pm. Just pop in to relax, enjoy, listen to music, have fun with activities or chat in a welcoming and friendly environment.

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants. 

Staying Well Newsletter!

Golly – it hardly feels like 5 minutes since we had the last Staying Well newsletter but a lot has happened since then! We also need to keep you up to date with what is happening over the Christmas period and give you a chance to look at the full newsletter here.

There will be the Brew and a Chat Christmas party at St. Columba’s Church Hall, Pellon on Monday 10 December, 10:30am-12:30pm.

Tesco, Sowerby Bridge are sponsoring a Christmas party at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, Sowerby Bridge HX6 2EQ on Tuesday 11 December, 2:00pm. 

Following that we have the Memory Lane Christmas Party at the Maurice Jagger Centre on Monday 17 December, 12:00pm-4:00pm.

Not everyone has the best time at Christmas and Todmorden Central Methodist Church will be holding a short, reflective service / contemplation on Saturday 22 December, 2:30pm for those who struggle over the festive period.

New Defibrillator at St. Columba’s Church Hall

On Wednesday 14 November,  St. Columba’s Church and Community Hall Group launched the use of their recently installed Defibrillator in conjunction with a visit from Neil Marsay from the Ambulance Service. Neil held a Defibrillator Awareness Session.

Trish Coyle, Chairman of the Community Hall Group, started the fundraising to purchase the Defibrillator by doing a sponsored slim. Warley Trust and The Danny Jones Defibrillator Fund both gave a grant and Clif by Works (Mohammad) kindly gave a donation. James Haley (A and H Electrical) did the electrical work at a reduced price. James played rugby with the late Danny Jones – Lizzie’s late husband. Lizzie’s family attend St. Columba’s Church.

The defibrillator has been positioned outside St Columba’s Church and is registered with the Ambulance Service and available for use for anyone in the area.

Roy Stout has been appointed the Guardian of the Defibrillator and is the contact for the Ambulance Service.

More details about St Columba’s can be found on stcolumbaschurchcommunityhall.com

Walk Away the Pounds at St. Columba’s Church Hall

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

Staying Well at St. Columba’s and New Website

Look over your shoulder (comp 9)Find out more about what’s happening at the newly refurbished St Columba’s Church Hall by visiting the new website at https://stcolumbaschurchcommunityhall.com

Join in and have a Brew & A Chat on Monday 12 November, 10:30am-12:30pm organised in conjunction with Calderdale Staying Well.

Have a brew and a cake then try a Kurling taster session .. join in with a craft group, check the library of books .. plenty to do .. and lots of great company. £2 entrance fee – unlimited tea/coffee.

Following that there is an AED (Automated External Defibrillator) Awareness Session on Wednesday 14 November, 6:30pm. This session in the hall will last about 1.5 hours and will introduce people to how to use the new AED recently installed in the Church Hall.

Every Thursday, 10:30am there is a ‘Walk Away the Pounds’ session in the Community Hall. A DVD is shown detailing the walking moves and with the music. This is open to all ages, men and women and is just £3 per session. Comfortable clothes and non-slip shoes will be needed.

The Angels Corner Cafe will be open Sunday 18 November, 12:00pm-3:00pm. (The cafe will also be open at the same times on Sunday 9 December).

St Columba’s Church Hall have received funding from the Warley Staying Well Steering Group and Community Foundation for Calderdale, as well as from Calderdale Council’s Ward Forum Grants.