This page gives information on all our groups. For more information, or to find out how you can join a group,
Nurturing Our Faith (currently suspended)
Nurturing our Faith group meets regularly to learn and share our experiences of faith, including bible reading, prayer and open discussion.
The group is open to everyone, whether you are just beginning to think about what faith means to you or whether you are further along your faith journey.
For those of you who may be thinking about baptism, renewal of baptismal vows or confirmation, the group is an ideal way to explore your thoughts and develop your growing faith.
Walking Group (currently suspended)
The walking group, led by Trevor Nichol, meets in St Stephen's churchyard at 1 pm on the second Wednesday of each month between April and October. Walks are usually gentle, flat terrain and take around 3 hours.
Our singing group, led by Barbara Pollard, rehearses at 6 - 7 pm on Thursday evenings in St Stephen's church.
We sing a wide variety of music, including church choral music, popular songs, musicals - in fact, anything that we think we would enjoy. We perform at special services in church and also at events such as the Harvest Supper. New members are always welcome - you don't have to read music to sing with us and we provide practice CDs for you to rehearse at home. We rehearse most weeks but it's always wise to check first before you come along.
Singing Group Members
For information about specific arrangements for music, rehearsals and performances etc, please click here
As a small congregation in a small community, there are plenty of opportunities for you to get involved through volunteering. Whatever your interest or skills, there is something for everyone. Some of the activities our volunteers enjoy include:
Helping with making or serving refreshments
Tidying and gardening in the churchyard
Playing the organ
Welcoming visitors into church
Assisting during the service, eg taking the collection or giving out prayer slips.
Organising events and helping on the day
Writing articles for the parish magazine
Helping at the communion service at Carleton Court
PLEASE NOTE some of the above activities are currently suspended.
The handbell ringers, led by Moira Hames, play a variety of music from hymns to folk songs and perform at our special services and also at the Harvest Supper. New members are very welcome. You don't need to be able to read music to play, so come along and give it a try. The group usually rehearses on a Monday evenings at 5 pm but only when they are preparing for an event so please contact us to check before you turn up.
If you're interesting in growing fruit and vegetables, you might like to consider our allotment group.
We keep a waiting list of people wanting to take up a plot, so if you live in East Hardwick village and you want to start growing your own, then why not put your name on the list and when a plot becomes vacant, our Allotments rep, John Pollard, will be in touch and you're ready to go.