Many of will have started this week in shock at the terrible scenes following earthquakes in Turkey and Syria. Our hearts are filled with sadness and a sense of helplessness at the plight of hundreds of thousands of people throughout the region.

Archbishop Michael penned prayers that we might use for those who bear the suffering and show the courage to help all who suffer. I encourage you to use these prayers this week:

Almighty God we cry out to you on behalf of all who suffer and have been killed and injured as a result of earthquake and natural disaster in these days.

Support young and old as they struggle to survive.

Uphold all who take courage in their hands to rescue and to comfort everyone who bears this unbearable suffering.

And give us willing hearts and hands to respond with generosity as an international chain of humanity to the devastation of our fellow human beings.

Lord in your mercy, Hear our prayer. Amen


Rev Rob

Gathering Grounds

After a break on Monday, we are back to action this week with our regular Soup lunch on Tuesday from 12 noon, just following service of Holy Communion.

The Prayer Course

The prayer course is back this Sunday at 7:30pm. The topic is Petition. Hope you can make it.

Prayer Meeting 

The online prayer meeting starts again this Wednesday at 8:00.  It’s a short service of prayer using the structure of the Late Evening Office. Would love to have you join us –  Meeting ID: 854 4797 7275, Passcode: 232524

Play Café Gets OWT!

‘Love is in the Air’ this Wednesday from 10am at Play Café Gets OWT!  We have lots of LOVE-ly ‘Slug in Love’ inspired fun – a trail, sensory, messy play activities, story and song time. We are fully booked this week however it is not too late to join our Waitlist on Eventbrite – it only takes a couple of minutes and each week we have last minute cancellations to offer out. To join the waitlist, use the link below or contact Lynn for more information 087 695 7061

Bumps & Babes 2023

If you are a new parent, or parent to be, you are invited to come join us and enjoy a cuppa in company on the couches in the Gathering Grounds from 10am. The informal friendly meet-up is a space where you can relax, chat and meet others in the community.  So, if you’re expecting or have a baby from new born to pre-walking, come alone or bring a friend.  A warm welcome awaits you.  No need to book. For more information contact Julie or Lynn 0876957061

Bumps & Babes Special – Mother & Baby Postnatal Pilates Wednesday 15th February @ 10am

For anyone who has recently had a baby, we invite you to come along with your baby (up to 1 year) and join us for a taster class in Mum & Baby Postnatal Pilates. We will be joined by Andi, an experienced Pilates instructor for over a decade and herself a mum. The exercises have been carefully put together and no Pilates experience is needed. This is a great opportunity to meet other new mums while dedicating some time to yourself. There are limited places available to pre-book. Use the following Eventbrite link to find all the information and book a space for you and your baby. Lynn 087-6957061