CLICK HERE to watch the film commissioned by Allenton Big Local telling the story of the ST MARTIN’S REFURBISHMENT.
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IN LINE WITH THE CURRENT GOVERNMENT RECOMMENDATIONS ST MARTIN’S IS CLOSED FOR THE FORESEEABLE FUTURE
We are reminded that though the building of the church is closed, the work of the church continues!
We remain the same group of God’s people, chosen and called for a purpose, even though we can’t currently meet in the way that many of us would like to.
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You will find a warm welcome when you come to worship with us and the opportunity to chat over a cup of tea/coffee at the end of the service.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
MONTHLY COMMUNITY MEALS
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm (1pm Saturday)
Chatterbox Lunch Club every Tuesday for the over 60’s
For the last decade the church congregation has been faithfully praying about how they could use their building to serve their community.
In 2012 Allenton was given ‘Big Local’ Funding and a community organisation ‘Allenton Big Local’ (ABL) was set up. One of the founding members of the ABL Partnership was also a member at St Martin’s and it soon became evident that there were several groups in Allenton who shared the same social objectives and vision.
Working together with the community groups and with a grant of £70,000 from ABL, ambitious plans were drawn up to extend and refurbish the existing church buildings and develop a community hub. However it soon became obvious that this funding would not be enough to fulfil the dream.
Thinking ‘out of the box’ the partnership viewed the challenge as one not simply about monetary funding. Guided by the church vision and shared group aspiration, the team has built on local network and agency contacts which has resulted in the wider Derby community coming on-board in support. The result is a DIY SOS style project, with much of the work being provided free of charge or at cost by local tradesmen.
What it will deliver
St Martin’s working with and alongside other community groups will provide:
- An affordable community café providing a meeting place for the deprived in the area.
- Toddler groups (much needed in this poor area)
- A community garden set within this busy urban area, boasting ‘plot to plate’ initiatives, sensory garden and outdoor play
- A community project (involving the café) supporting adults with learning difficulties
- Strengthening existing links with ‘Enthusiasm’ providing a place for youth clubs and dance groups
- New community rooms for local groups to meet and hold events
- New toilets and disabled facilities that local shoppers can use
- Provide a refurbished Church building fit for 21st Century Worship
Read the latest articles and media releases to follow this exciting project:
August 2017 – Derby Telegraph: £350k community centre being created in Allenton
August 2017 – Connect East Midlands Article: Major new community centre in Allenton
July 2017 – East Midlands Business Link Report: ‘Demolition Day’ Swings Into Action
CHATTERBOX CAFE OPEN
Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 2pm
Weightwatchers 5.30pm to 7pm
Soul Steppin 7.30pm to 8.30pm
BoxFit for girls under 16 5pm to 6pm
BoxFit for girls/ladies over 16 6pm to 7pm
Prayer Meeting 10.30am
Bible Study 11.15am to 12.30pm
Enthusiasm Dance Group 4.30pm to 6pm
Marty’s Tots 10am (term time)
Rainbows, Brownies & Girl Guides 5pm to 8pm
Mature Moves Keep Fit Class 10.15am to 11am
Enthusiasm Little Bounce 6pm to 8pm
At St Martin’s we also welcome another worshipping community.
HOUSE OF GLORY:
Minister: Rev Dorothy Guy.
Contact: 07903 622385
For details of other activities please ring Rev Guy at the number above