Lots of Community Groups normally use the church premises on a regular basis and are very much part of the scene at Immanuel. Sadly, because of the covid pandemic, many of these are ‘on hold’ until life returns to normal:
Brownies These meet on Mondays from 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm. The age range is from 7 to 10 years. To join , names need to be added to the waiting list and the cost is currently £25 per term (3 terms per year). For more details please contact via firstname.lastname@example.org
Guides sadly no longer meet at Immanuel, as they have merged with another group.
Walcot West Luncheon Club If you are over 55 this could be the club for you. It normally meets on Tuesdays with a prompt start at 12.30 pm when every week a tasty hot lunch and dessert is served. Following the pandemic, it is currently taking a little break. It is a lively and very happy club and members come from various parts of the town (not just Old Walcot). There is a weekly charge of £3.00. If you’d like further details, use the ‘Contact Us’ tab above.
The Estelle School of Dance : the dance school under its principal Patricia Bennett uses the premises several times during every term-time week with classes in ballet, tap, and modern dance.
Another regular group of users is the weekly weekly Parents of Twins group that meets in the Hall and garden room each Friday between 10.00 and 12.00 offering support to families bringing up children of multiple births.
Several choirs and musical groups use the buildings as a rehearsal venue:
The Avebury Vocal Ensemble (AVE) : rehearses from time to time on Monday evenings (www.aveburyvocal.org)
Ten in a Bar : possibly Swindon’s premier close harmony singing group meets every Wednesday evening throughout the year at Immanuel for their rehearsal http://www.teninabar.com
Music Bugs : meets on Friday mornings and offers a range of fun-packed music making for babies and toddlers 0 -4 years (www.musicbugs.co.uk)
The town’s Cooperative Ladies Choir rehearses at Immanuel on Friday afternoons
In addition groups from the University of the Third Age (U3A) make frequent use of the buildings for all manner of meetings….Military History, Upholstery, and several Ukulele groups!