Details of the wide range of activities on offer at Carrville Methodist Church, Durham

Regular Activities

We have a wide range of activities and events which you are very welcome to attend. To discover what is currently taking place do come and join us or drop us an email to find out more. Our weekly notice sheet gives information on a regular basis, supplemented by a monthly magazine, The Visitor, which is full of articles and encouragement.

Bible Reading and Study Group meets to read and think carefully about the Bible and God's message for us.

Brownies meet on Tuesdays (5.30-7.00pm) and enables girls aged 7 - 10 years to work for interest badges developing a wide range of useful skills.

Carrville Kids meets each Sunday morning and there is a crèche for under 3s.

Circuit Faith and Friendship (formerly 20s-40s) group includes people who worship at Carrville. This group meets on a weekly basis on Monday evenings to share in prayer, friendship, bible study, worship and discussion.

Family movie night takes place at 5.30pm on the last Saturday of each month.

Guides meet on Wednesday (7.15-9.00pm) when girls aged 10 - 15 years follow their own organised programme leading to further self development as individuals and members of a team.

Karate meets on Thursdays during term time - 6.00-7.00pm for all grades and 7.00-8.00pm for senior grades.

Ladies Circle meets on Tuesday afternoons (1.45-3.00pm) when speakers share on a wide range of topics from aspects of church life and worship to travel and hobbies, and the inevitable cup of tea or coffee! This is a friendly group of ladies of all ages sharing fellowship and is open to everyone.

Ladies Craft Group meets on Thursday mornings (10.00-12.00 noon). Visiting speakers with particular skills add to the variety of project work in this gathering.

Pram Club meets Thursday mornings (9.30-11.00am). It is an informal (sometimes hectic!) social gathering of parents and guardians with their young children. All are welcome to this.

Prayer Breakfast takes place on the first Saturday in the month (9.00-10.00pm). Share in breakfast and explore different ways of praying.

Rainbows meet on Friday (6.00-7.00pm). This is open to girls aged 5 - 7 years and provides a structured programme of fun activities.

Saturday Coffee Morning (10.00-11.30am) - This takes place on the 1st Saturday of each month in aid of a charity chosen by members of the church. Gifts for the cake stall and bring-and-buy are greatly appreciated.

Other groups meeting on the church premises include an Embroidery Group, Belmont Ladies Choir and several U3A groups including music, poetry and art appreciation. University of the Third Age (U3A) is a self-help organisation, self-managed lifelong learning co-operative for older people no longer in full time work, providing opportunities for their members to share learning experiences in a wide range of interest groups and to pursue learning not for qualifications, but for fun.